Latest rumor has the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ wearing these four colors

March 16, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, are both expected to meet the light of day on March 29th. Ironically, this is going to take place in the Big Apple. The new models could be released on April 28th. The latest rumored color options include Coral Blue, Orchid Gray (Grayish Purple), Midnight Black and Arctic Silver. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2960. Just yesterday, we showed you some pictures that allegedly displayed a glossy black version of the Galaxy S8. That could be the Midnight Black color of the …

Remember the Sony Xperia L? An Xperia L1 might be coming soon

March 16, 2017

Sony already revealed four new smartphones in 2017 (Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra), but the company will obviously not stop here. A new Sony Android handset that could be announced later this year is the Xperia L1 (model number G3312).

Recently approved by telecommunications regulators in Russia, the Xperia L1 will likely be a spiritual successor to the Sony Xperia L (pictured above). In case you don’t remember, the Xperia L is a handset released way back in 2013 with features like a 4.3-inch display, an LED notification strip, …

Unlocked Moto Z is down to $449.99 until tomorrow

March 16, 2017

Over the course of its life, the Moto Z has seen its fair share of deals. That said, most of those have been focused on convincing you to buy one alongside a Verizon contract. The unlocked Moto Z was at one point being offered for only $499.99, but that was last November.

Now though, one retailer has actually beaten that, pricing the phone at the lowest level we’ve ever seen. If you buy an unlocked Moto Z from B&H, you’ll only pay $449.99. The thing is – you need to hurry. The deal is only valid until tomorrow, March 18, at 11:59 PM EDT.

That amount means you save a whopping $250…

There’s a class-action lawsuit in the making against LG for G4 and V10 bootloops

March 16, 2017

If you spend a decent amount of time on the internet reading phone-related things, you’re probably already aware of the fact that LG’s G4 and V10 have a tendency to be caught in bootloops after a few months of use. A bootloop is literally just that – the phone tries to boot but can’t, so after the boot sequence is finished, it starts once again. And so on and so on until your battery is depleted.

Now a few upset owners of the aforementioned devices have filed a proposition for a class-action lawsuit against LG in a California federal court. They’re basically stating that the issue bricks…

Blu Life One X2 Mini is more expensive and more powerful than its larger brother

March 16, 2017
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone that’s around $200 or less, the options you have to choose from today are more plentiful and worthwhile than they’ve ever been before. Blu is a company that consistently releases new hardware within this price bracket, and the latest handset from the Miami-based business that aims to offer a fair amount of phone for not a lot of dough is the Blu Life One X2 Mini.

The Life One X2 Mini is a smaller and more compact version of the Life One X2 that Blu released last September, and this is noticeable right off the bat with the Mini’s 5-inch …

Galaxy S8 launches in April, leaked poster confirms

March 16, 2017

While the unveiling date of March 29 for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is official, so far Samsung hasn’t announced precisely when you’ll be able to purchase one of its new flagships. However, all of the rumors we’ve heard so far on the matter pegged either April 21 or April 28 as the release date for the duo.

To confirm the April time frame for the S8 and S8+ becoming available in stores, today a leaked poster surfaced. You can see it in the image to the left. It leaves absolutely no doubt as to which month the launch will occur in.

Samsung is once again using the phones’ minimal top and…

BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets

March 16, 2017
Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. A BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:

Slow/poor performanceMenu items missing or slow to respondDevice temperature warmer than usualApplications not openingUnable to connect to wireless networksAs …

Galaxy Note5 gets Android Nougat update in Turkey, should spread to other markets soon

March 16, 2017

Today Samsung has started rolling out the update to Android Nougat for Galaxy Note5 units sold in Turkey. This follows similar rollouts for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which have commenced earlier this month. The presence of Nougat on Note5 units in the wild in Turkey means that you should expect the update to hit other markets very soon. Samsung’s rollouts usually go country by country, but once they start in a region they go out pretty quickly.

As you can see from the screenshot to the left, the Nougat update comes over-the-air as a 1.3GB download. The firmware version for the new…

Indie gamers rejoice! Permanent “Indie Games” section added to Apple’s App Store

March 16, 2017

After releasing its 12-day “Celebrating Indie Games” event, Apple is now taking another huge step to promote independent game developers and their titles. The App Store now features a dedicated Indie Games section, which is currently highlighted on the main page of the digital distribution platform through a new thumbnail dubbed “Celebrating Indie Games”.
This is a big boost to small-time game makers, as proper placement on such online stores is crucial for the success and popularity of their content. Itay Keren, developer of the unusual …

Apple invests $500M in two R&D centers in China

March 16, 2017

Apple reported today in a press release that it will invest $500 million in R&D centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. They are expected to open later this year alongside the already announced offices in Beijing and Shenzhen.

Apple aims to develop technical experts out of the Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Shanghai Jiaotong University graduates. The company stated that it has partnered with schools to include internship programs.

Attracting local bright minds and gaining access to local academics that cannot afford to study and travel to the United States is the main…