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Google will reportedly launch both Pixel 3 “Lite” devices on Verizon this spring

We’ve been hearing rumors and speculation about two new Pixel devices said to be “Lite” versions of their already-available Pixel 3 counterparts. Renders of the phone have already leaked, giving us an idea of what these premium mid-rangers might look like – in the Pixel 3’s likeness. The latest piece of news from Android Police claims that the Pixel 3 ... Read More »

WhatsApp Android Beta Gets ‘Mute’ Button in Notifications, Reportedly Sets Stage for Stickers

WhatsApp Mute button in notifications was spotted in testing earlier HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has added a ‘Mute’ button It helps mute WhatsApp notifications directly from the notification panel WhatsApp is also separately setting up the ground for stickers WhatsApp last week reportedly started testing ‘Mark as Read’ and ‘Mute’ buttons to make it easier for users to take actions on new WhatsApp messages directly ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) Android 8.0 Oreo Update Reportedly in the Works

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are all set to get Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update in the coming weeks. The two smartphones were launched originally in December last year and arrived with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with Samsung Experience 8.5 on top, out-of-the-box. Firmware version for the Android Oreo update A530FXXU2BRDx. In a report by Dutch media outlet GalaxyClub, the Oreo ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Reportedly Receiving MIUI 9.5 OTA Update

Redmi Note 4 units have reportedly started receiving the latest MIUI 9.5 stable build, as per user reports. The MIUI 9.5.4.0.NCFMIFA update has an approximate file size of 425MB and brings several new features and bug fixes to the Redmi Note 5’s predecessor. The update comes in the wake of Xiaomi’s announcement that 30 of the company’s smartphones – including the dated Mi ... Read More »

Counter-Strike Co-Creator Reportedly Arrested Over Alleged Child Sexual Exploitation

HIGHLIGHTS Jess Cliffe co-created popular multiplayer shooter, Counter-Strike It started as a modification for the classic PC game, Half-Life His employment has been suspended until more details are known The co-creator of seminal first-person shooter Counter-Strike was reportedly arrested by the Seattle police on Thursday. Jess Cliffe, a video game designer for gaming giant Valve and co-creator of multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike, has been ... Read More »

Windows-powered HP Elite x3 will reportedly be discontinued in November

HP was one of the few companies to bother with Windows 10 Mobile in 2016 – its Elite x3 was among the last Windows-powered phones to come out. A report out of Germany claims that the company will stop selling the handset on November 1 and will end support for it 12 months after that. The implication here is more important than ... Read More »

Samsung reportedly bought up almost all available Snapdragon 845 chips

A rumor by the fairly reliable @ice suggests we may have a repeat of the first half of the year when Samsung hoarded all available supply of Qualcomm’s top chipset, leaving other makers to search for alternatives (like the 821) or delaying their H1 flagships. Allegedly, Samsung has done it again and bought up “most” of the initial batch of ... Read More »

Microsoft Reportedly Working on Mobile Reboot With New Software and Hardware

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft reportedly internally testing a new phone It’s being said that there is a separate branch of Windows Mobile CEO Nadella had recently said that they haven’t given up on phones Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile effort could be very well declared dead and outdated with no update on the software and no roadmap for future. However, a new report ... Read More »

Apple reportedly plans to perform 5G internet tests in Cupertino

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple is planning to test next-generation wireless internet technology near its California headquarters, according to a experimental application signed today by the iPhone maker and disclosed by the FCC. The application, obtained by Business Insider, details Apple’s plans to test 5G internet speeds achievable only with what’s known as millimeter wave technology, or ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mass Production Reportedly Begins, Galaxy S8+ Spotted on Benchmark Site

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S8 mass production has begun Samsung aims to ship over 10 million units in two months The smartphone is set to launch on March 29 Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are scheduled to launch on March 29 this month, and rumours have picked up pace. The latest leak confirms that the devices have already reached mass ... Read More »