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Huawei Honor 6X’s January 24 launch in India confirmed

January 10, 2017

Last week, Huawei started sending out media invites for a January 24 product launch event in India. The invite image all but directly revealed that the Honor 6X will be the star of the event.

If that wasn’t enough, Amazon India has now gone ahead and officially confirmed that the device will indeed be launched in India on January 24.

No word still on exactly how much the device will cost in India, although the US and Europe tags – $249.99 and £224/€249 – should give you a good idea about its price range.


Final roll out of Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update to begin next week

January 10, 2017

Last month, when Samsung ended its Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices, the company said it’ll try its best to push out the final update in January. Earlier this month, the tech giant began seeding Nougat to a small batch of Galaxy S7 units, or in other words, started soak testing the update.

If you are waiting for the final roll out to begin, you’ll be glad to know that’ll happen in less than a week from now, as according to a leaked screenshot, the roll-out process will finally start January 17 onwards.

The screenshot mentions the roll out date for the Galaxy S7…

Samsung Gear S3 lands in India, to go on sale next week

January 10, 2017

Inline with expectations, Samsung has announced its Gear S3 smartwatch for India. The device (both classic and frontier variants) carries a price tag of INR 28,500 (around $418), and will go on sale in the country next week – January 18 to be precise.

“With the Gear S3, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles,” said Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India.

“With the new Gear S3, we expand our Gear collection and introduce not only a great smartwatch, but a great watch. With smart…

HTC Desire 650 arrives in the UK in February

January 9, 2017

In two short days HTC is holding an event during which it’s expected to announce a new series of smartphones branded U: the U Ultra and U Play. Today however the Taiwanese company has decided to reveal that its most recent mid-range offering, the Desire 650, would be coming to Europe soon.

The Desire 650 was unveiled back in November of last year as a totally unimpressive successor to the Desire 630, itself just a few months old at that point. So far, however, its availability was confined to HTC’s native Taiwan.

That will all change in February, when the Desire 650 is scheduled to…

Apple releases statement over Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life tests

January 9, 2017

Last month, Consumer Reports released their report for the new 2016 MacBook Pro testing, which featured rather disappointing battery life results. But perhaps more perplexing was the incredible inconsistency in the results, with battery life varying from 3.75 hours to 19.5 hours.

Since then, Apple has been working with Consumer Reports to figure out what could be the source of this discrepancy and inconsistency with its own results. According to Apple’s statement, the reason is two-fold, with the first being the way the notebooks were tested and the other being a bug in…

Glacier White PlayStation 4 Slim will be out on January 24

January 9, 2017

Want to buy a PlayStation? Love white? Well, in that case, do hold on just a little bit longer. Today Sony has taken the wraps off a white iteration of its PlayStation 4 Slim gaming console. It’s everything you love (or hate) about the thinner, smaller version of the PS4, but in a new hue, which is called “Glacier White”.

This will become available in Japan on January 24, priced at JPY 29,980 with 500GB of storage and JPY 34,980 with 1TB. It will then arrive in Europe a day later, on January 25, where the 500GB model will retail for €299. It’s unclear how much the 1TB version will cost in…

Save $200 on the 13-inch MacBook Air or iPad mini 4 LTE

January 9, 2017

There was a time when Apple products were rarely, if ever, discounted. That time seems to have passed, however, for recently we’ve seen quite a few such deals. Following the reduced price iPad Pro 9.7 we told you about yesterday, here are two more Apple devices that you can buy for less than usual.

First up, the current 13-inch MacBook Air. Normally starting at $999, you can snag one for just $799.99 from Best Buy. Or, if you want to save $50 more, there’s the option of going for an open-box unit too. The laptop comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash…

Froyo finally dies in Google’s latest Android platform distribution chart

January 9, 2017

It’s that time of the month again, folks. Google has just updated its monthly Android platform distribution chart, and there’s some good news in the updated data. Android 2.2 Froyo, a version launched in May 2010, is finally installed on less than 0.1% of devices in the wild at the moment. That’s the threshold under which a version isn’t shown in the chart. So it’s time to say RIP Froyo.

The oldest iteration of Android that still has over 0.1% market share thus became Gingerbread, with 1%, followed by Ice Cream Sandwich with 1.1%. Thankfully their numbers are consistently declining from…

LG V20 Time-saver review

January 9, 2017

The LG V20 is the epitomy of LG’s technology and the embodiment of a no-comprise phone. It has two screens, two cameras, four high-quality digital to analog converters, a military-compliant shock-resistant all-metal body with the trademark LG removable battery and it even came out with the latest Android Nougat right from the get go.

Official-looking renders leak showing the Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro

January 9, 2017

With every new leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro and C7 Pro we keep saying that the phones’ official unveiling is imminent, yet Samsung still hasn’t announced them. The leaks keep on coming, though. Today we get to glance at a couple of official-looking renders – the first one (on the left) shows the three members of the C Pro line in a family shot. It’s a promo image for the series, and it’s also got the already available C9 Pro in it alongside the new devices.

Then (on the right) we’re treated to a render of just the C7 Pro, which in this image looks incredibly similar to the C9…

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