Google Camera v4.4 rolling out for Pixel, Nexus, Android One devices: Lots of improvements

August 10, 2017

Google has just released the latest version of Google Camera, namely version 4.4, to the Play Store meaning that all users of compliant Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices should be receiving the update shortly. The latest update to the app for all users boasts the novelties that were introduced alongside Dev Preview 3 of the Android O beta. 

After the new update, you will be able to switch between video and still image modes more easily than before – instead of swiping up or down on viewfinder, update 4.4 adds a button beside the shutter button that …

How to catch Zapdos, Lugia, and other Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go

August 10, 2017
How do you catch Moltres, Lugia, Tyranitar, Snorlax, Lapras, and the other Legendary and regular Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go? It’s all about stacking your bonuses!

In Pokémon Go, beating the Legendary or standard Raid Battle is only the first part of the challenge. Then second part is catching the Legendary or standard Raid Boss. Currently, that includes Zapdos, Lugia, Tyranitar, Snorlax, Lapras, and more.

To do it, you have Premier Balls and all the Berries in your arsenal, including the new Golden Razz Berry. Then it’s up to you to add the curves, medals, and throw bonuses you need to get the catch. Here’s how!

August 7, 2017: Pokémon Go working to fix ‘last Premier Ball fails to capture the Raid Boss’ bug, temporarily awarding an extra Premier Ball to compensate

There’s currently a bug in Pokémon Go where, when using the last Premier Ball awarded for beating a Raid Battle, the Raid Boss escapes immediately. Aside from the very low, random chance of sc…

Tinkerers, rejoice: Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S8+ has been successfully rooted

August 10, 2017

All facts point out that the Snapdragon 835+ (SM-G955) powered US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has just been rooted. 
Being such a high-profile and popular handset, one would probably expect avid developers and Android tinkerers to have cracked the system gates of the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S8+ long ago, but sadly, this was not the case until recently, when XDA user BotsOne announced in the main XDA root thread for the device that root access has been successfully gained, and subsequently, SuperSU has been installed on the device. …

Unknown reasons have reportedly delayed the official Android O rollout

August 10, 2017

According to a new piece of information that is floating around, Android O will get delayed due to unknown reasons, which most likely involve a ton of ironing out bugs and issues. Coming straight from Android Police’s David Ruddock, this unconfirmed new rumor basically implies that we wouldn’t see Android O get officially seeded to Pixel devices in mid-August, possibly this or next week, which was the public’s general expectation.

So, when is Android O bound to become official? 
A tough question. With zero insider information …

Bixby Voice might finally be getting a worldwide release soon

August 10, 2017
Bixby, Samsung’s not-so-new-anymore virtual assistant, has had a recent past that can only be described as “rocky.” Back when it was launched, it came without voice recognition capabilities. Those were later added in via an update, but only in South Korea — U.S. users had to wait for more than a month after that, and the end result of that wait had its fair share of problems.

And what’s worse, the U.S. and Korea are still the only two countries where the assistant is officially available, meaning users in countries like the U.K. have no access to the service despite, …

HTC U Life 11 to land later this year with 5.2-inch 1080p screen, SD-630 chipset?

August 10, 2017
Last month, we told you that HTC was prepping a mid-range handset code-named the HTC Ocean Life. This morning, more speculation about the device has leaked, including the alleged  name of the phone. Reportedly dubbed the HTC U11 Life, the mid-range model will be equipped with a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That compares to the 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution display that rocks the HTC U11. While initial reports called for the Snapdragon 660 SoC to power the model, it now seems likely that the Snapdragon 630 will be found under the hood. This chipset comes with an octa-core …

Motorola Moto Z2 Force goes on sale in US

August 10, 2017

Announced late last month, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force has been available to pre-order in the US. However, that was until now, as sales for the device have begun – all major carriers (the Big Four) are now selling the handset.

Motorola is also offering the carrier variants officially. Price starts at $720, and goes up to $810. So it all depends on the carrier of your choice.

The unlocked variant isn’t on sale yet, and there’s no confirmation on exactly when it will be launched. Aside from the phone, the Moto 360 Camera Mod is also now available to purchase – it costs…

Unannounced version of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 receives Wi-Fi certification

August 10, 2017
In February 2016, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet was released by the manufacturer, wearing model number SM-T375. The slab is equipped with an 8-inch display (hence the name of the device), with a resolution of 800 x 1280. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 410 chipset, carrying a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1.5GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable native storage. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 5MP and 2MP respectively, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

So why are we bringing up this outdated tablet? Because it seems that variations of the …

Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch leaks in new images

August 10, 2017

We already know that Fitbit is working on a new smartwatch, and have also seen some leaked images in the past. Now, a new set of images have leaked, giving as a clear view of the device from multiple angles.

The watch – which is reportedly internally dubbed Project Higgs – will remind you of the company’s Blaze fitness tracker, as it has similar button configuration and protruding back.

The major change, however, is in the heart rate sensor. While its previous offering featured green optical sensors for tracking heart rate, Fitbit’s new smartwatch seemingly comes with two red…

Latest leak shows Motorola Moto X4 from all angles

August 10, 2017

A week after the usually reliable tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) shared the final design for the Motorola Moto X4, a new leak has emerged, showing the device from almost all angles. These leaked images are from Anatel, Brazil’s homologation agency.

So, on the front, we can see thin side-bezels, and a fingerprint sensor at the bottom. The back, on the other hand, is glass and has curved edges. The dual camera setup is broadly similar to what we saw in the previous leak by @evleaks.

The image that shows the handset’s bottom reveals USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone…