Category Archives for Phones

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro may land in India soon

March 17, 2017

After China and Hong Kong, the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro may well be on its way to India as well. The device with model number SM-C701F has recently received WiFi certification, and the model number has also been spotted on the company’s India website.

There’s currently no information on exactly when the phone will be launched in India as well as what price tag it will carry in the country. In Hong Kong, where it went on sale last month, the handset costs around $435.

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Google is pulling the plug on YouTube annotations on May 2

March 17, 2017

In case anybody had any doubts in the past, we feel it is now pretty safe to historically name YouTube as the next big multimedia content revolution. Sure, “online video” might be a more technically correct and inclusive, but let’s be real, with over a billion hours of content consumed per day, YouTube in the undisputed king.

That being the case, Google’s multimedia arm can’t afford to take its sights off the future even for a moment. So, it only comes natural that things like annotations – an old remnant, dating back to 2008, well before the HTML5 revolution, eventually get axed. Well,…

Alleged Nokia 6 gets FCC certified

March 17, 2017

A ‘Nokia’ branded smartphone has received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. While the listing doesn’t reveal exactly which handset it is, reports say it could well be the Nokia 6.

The assumption is based on the fact that the device the agency has cleared carries a model number of TA-1038, while the Nokia 6 carries a model number of TA-1000 for China. If the phone in question is indeed the Nokia 6, then it would be reasonable to assume that its US launch isn’t far off.


Huawei Watch starts getting Android Wear 2.0 update

March 17, 2017

Earlier this month, Huawei Deutschland revealed that the original Huawei Watch will start getting the Android Wear 2.0 update by March end. Well, the good news is that the roll out has begun already.

The update brings along several changes, including native Google Play app and on-screen keyboard. Other changes include redesigned UI, optimized performance, Google Assistant, customizable watchfaces, as well as the ability to make payments using Android Pay.

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LG G6 goes on sale in Malaysia

March 17, 2017

The LG G6 is now available for purchase in Malaysia, making it the second market after the company’s home country of South Korea where the device has been launched.

In Malaysia, retailer DirectD has the phone listed on its website for RM 3,899, which translates into around $880. Color options include Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Mystic White.

Next, the G6 will likely land in Israel, which is set to happen on March 22. Australia will get the phone on March 28, followed by the US and Canada, where the launch is set for April 7.

Read our review of the phone here.

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BLU Life One X2 Mini with 5-inch display and 4GB RAM launched

March 17, 2017

BLU has launched a new smartphone, dubbed Life One X2 Mini. As the name suggests, it’s a mini version of the Life One X2 that the company launched back in September last year. The Life One X2 Mini sports a 5-inch display, compared to the 5.2-inch screen the larger variant comes with.

While chipset remains the same (Snapdragon 430), BLU says the SoC offers Mini “a 30% increase in performance compared to previous generation.” The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. A 13MP camera is on the back, while an 8MP shooter is on the front.

The Life One X2 Mini measures 142 x 69.6 x…

Super Mario Run’s Android launch slated for March 23

March 17, 2017

Back in January this year, Nintendo revealed that Super Mario Run for Android will be launching this March. In line with that, the company has now confirmed that the launch is slated for March 23 (Thursday next week).

Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver.2.0.0 update! Pre-register now:— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 18, 2017

The listing for the game is there on Google Play, but you cannot download it yet – there’s only an option to pre-register (helpful to those who want to get…

Latest Concept build for Sony Xperia X brings AptX support, March security patch

March 17, 2017

As part of its Concept for Android program, Sony has started pushing out a new update to participating Xperia X units. The update arrives as build number 38.3.1.A.0.74 and brings along a couple of major changes, including AptX support.

With the update, users will be able to enjoy hi-res Bluetooth sound using the AptX codec. “If you are a fan of hi-res Bluetooth sound but are not fortunate enough to own a pair of awesome Sony headphones with LDAC support, this release might be something for you,” the company said in a blog post.

In addition the update (which is currently hitting the…

You can now get AppleCare+ for your iPhone up to 1 year after buying it

March 17, 2017

As 9to5Mac reports, Apple is now allowing you to purchase its extended warranty/damage protection for your iPhone as long as you’ve purchased it less than a year ago. The previous window of opportunity that Apple offered was within 60 days of the date of purchase.

Even though it doesn’t reflect on Apple’s information site just yet, go ahead and give it a try. Head on over to the AppleCare support page and enter the serial number of your iOS device. If you’ve purchased it within the year, you should be able to see an “Eligible for AppleCare+” notification whose link will lead you to another…

HTC U Ultra gets a teardown video

March 16, 2017

A teardown video has been posted on YouTube where the HTC U Ultra posed for the video camera while its handler slowly dismantled it. The most difficult part of the disassembly process was the softening of the rear glass panel. Once that came off, screws held the phone together, underneath all the plastic covers that held the antennas.

With the smartphone race these days, manufacturers are pushing the limits with screen sizes and razor-thin builds. This (as it appears on the video) is quite a step back for HTC. We really like the build on both the HTC 10 and the HTC 10 evo; the latter…