Three Pixel phones could be launched in 2017, all packing Snapdragon 835 CPUs

It’s common knowledge that Google launches new Android smartphones each year, but the number of devices varies from time to time. In the last couple of years, Google launched a duo of smartphones, but that might change in 2017.

Although the most recent report on the upcoming Pixel phones claimed Google wouldn’t release more than two devices this year, it looks like three new handsets are expected to arrive in 2017.

The Android Open Source Project reveals new information about Google’s new Pixel phones. The details have been uncovered in the code and confirm …


Leaked info suggests Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) packs Exynos chipset and runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the lesser-featured Galaxy J series smartphone the South Korean company plans to launch this year. We’ve already seen the Galaxy J7 (2017) going on sale in the United States under various names, while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just been granted FCC’s approval and is likely to make its debut very soon.

The entry-level Galaxy J3 (2017) doesn’t pack any fancy features that would make it stand out from other handsets in the same price range. However, it looks like Samsung has decided to include Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The smartphone that goes by model number …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) launch is imminent, as the phone gets FCC's approval

We already know quite a lot about the Galaxy J5 (2017), even though Samsung hasn’t introduced the smartphone yet. The handset that goes by the model number SM-J530 was spotted in the last couple of weeks on various benchmark websites.

The most recent news that mentions the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the listing of the phone at Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which puts it just one step away from its official unveil.

It appears that the US regulatory commission has just granted approval to the Samsung smartphone with model number SM-J530FM. Aside from the fact that the phone …

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) Review

Introduction
Technology has a funny way of operating in cycles, and while newer devices are always arriving to replace the old, wait long enough and you might just see trends circling back to where they began. Take mobile video recording, for instance. Back in the late 2000s, pocket camcorders like those sold under the Flip brand were convenient ways to easily record relatively high-quality video.

It wasn’t long, though, before smartphones matured to the level where they offered the camera quality, storage space, and battery life such that it no longer made sense to carry around a separate …

Deal: Buy the LG G6 and get a free LG K8 (2017) in some European markets

As we noted earlier today, LG has begun to roll its new G6 smartphone out to consumers across Europe and in some markets, the company is throwing in its mid-range K8 for good measure. In Spain, Germany and Romania, some buyers of the LG G6 will also receive the LG K8 (2017), which could potentially be passed on as a gift or used as a backup handset. 

In terms of specs, the K8 (2017) is Bush League compared to its flagship cousin. There’s a 5.0-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1.5 gigs of RAM …

Verizon reports a drop in postpaid phone subscribers for the first quarter of 2017

Verizon released its first quarter earnings report today. The nation’s largest carrier had revenue from January through March of $20.9 billion, which was 5.1% lower than what Big Red grossed a year earlier. Verizon blamed the decline on a drop in revenue received from overages, the cost of promoting the business, and a decline in the number of postpaid customers. Of the 307,000 postpaid customers that left the carrier during the three month period, 289,000 were phone-related customers which is the holy grail of the industry. Still, postpaid phone churn came in under .90% for the eighth consecutive …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

Apple reportedly wants to sell up to 230 million new iPhones – with as many as 95 million in 2017 alone!

DigiTimes, a mostly on-point source of supply chain insights, reports that Apple is forecast to sell up to 230 million new iPhone models in total. Previous reports claim Apple is placing orders for up to 95 million OLED display panels from Samsung, but it isn’t clear if these are meant to go exclusively in the Anniversary Edition iPhone, or are also to be distributed among the rumored “iPhone 7s”-type devices being prepared as a more conventional alternative.

Either way, Cupertino is ordering close to 100 million of its new iPhones in 2017 alone, which means …

Best multiplayer games for Android and iPhone (2017)

Want to get some multiplayer action going? Here’s a variety of excellent multiplayer games for Android and Apple devices that let you play over Wi-Fi or local networks. Many, if not all of them are completely free, too, and most importantly, they are super fun!

We couldn’t imagine that playing as a giant spider together with four friends can be as fun as firing rockets at said humans in deathmatch… but there you have it! Grab your phone and enjoy this selection of multiplayer games. They are all in the slideshow below, which has all the images, videos, and links you need.

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Best cooking games for Android and iPhone! (2017)

Learning how to cook is an essential skill. Better start your kids young! These 10 Android and iPhone cooking games are perfect for entertaining your children – or even yourself – with fun and engaging mini games that involve cooking up the finest burgers, pizzas, and desserts. They are certainly much more relaxing than slaving over your kitchen tools, although certainly less satiating!

But still, nothing beats lining up a gummy bear pizza, making the juiciest taco, and preparing loads of fun dishes – for which you win the top score! So have fun, and lots of it, but if you are downloading …