We’re at Google I/O 2017!


It is time to dive right back into the mix of it, the heart of Silicon Valley. Google’s developer conference begins tomorrow, and again, the Shoreline Amphitheatre is the chosen venue. Last year, the weather was unseasonably warm for the South San Francisco Bay. This year, after a winter of heavy, heavy rains across Northern California, the weather is looking to be much more agreeable, sunny days with light winds and high temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s F (low 20s C). We know, you wish you were here.

Google’s decision to move the conference to a larger, outdoor venue was not universally …


Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs. Galaxy J7 (2016) specs comparison leaks

Although Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has already been released in the US under different names, the standard model has yet to be officially introduced. Rumor has it, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy J7 (2017) sometime in June, along with another mid-range Android smartphone, the Galaxy J5 (2017).

Since we’ve already reported about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) not long ago, let’s take a look at what its bigger brother has to offer concerning specs.

Keep in mind that the following information is based on a comparison chart that shows the alleged specs …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) full specs and press renders leaked out

Samsung is expected to launch three new Galaxy J series smartphones this year, each belonging to the mid-range category: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).

We’ve reported about each of them several times, especially that variations of these models have already made it to the United States at various carriers.

One of the three upcoming smartphones that’s expected to land in Europe, the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just emerged in press renders, along with information about its specs.

The Galaxy J5 (2017) has a premium look thanks to the metal body and …

Report: V30 to be LG's first OLED phone, launch set for September 2017

LG is planning to use OLED panels for its premium phones as early as this year, according to The Investor. Citing unnamed sources, the media outlet reports that the upcoming high-end V30 will likely be the first LG handset to use the technology. 
The article also reveals that the handset will be announced and possibly released in September 2017, which is pretty much the exact period when its predecessor, the V20, broke cover in 2016. As LG has a track record of putting the largest possible displays on its V line, we suspect that …

Huawei Y3 2017 silently introduced with totally unimpressive specs

The sequel to the last year’s budget-friendly Huawei Y3 II has just been quietly listed on the Chinese company’s official website. The name of the smartphone is Huawei Y 2017 and has yet to receive a price tag and availability date.

However, we do know just about everything else about the entry-level Android smartphone. First off, the Y3 2017 will be available for purchase in multiple color options, including Blue, Gray, Gold, Pink and White.

The smartphone will also come in two variations, but the main difference between them will be the chipset inside. …

Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)

Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
The new Android and iPhone games that we pick have to be fun, well-ported to mobile, and not overwhelmed by in-app ads. Put simply, they need to be high quality games, but we don’t discriminate by genre: you will find everything here, from shooters, RPGs, platformers, racing games, to strategy and more.

With no further ado, here …

Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro is prime for a June announcement at WWDC 2017

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a fresh prediction in regards to the upcoming (allegedly) 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Apple Nostradamus thinks the tablet in question will be formally announced at the company’s WWDC event in June. It sounds like a logical probability, although Apple doesn’t have much of a track record with device announcements at its developers conference.

Then again, this 10.5-inch iPad could be a little extra special with a design that reportedly features super-thin screen bezels. So Apple might be interested in showing it around at its big event. With sluggish …

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) priced at $179.99 via AT&T

AT&T is now offering the budget-priced Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) for $179.99 from AT&T. You can also use the carrier’s Next EIP and pay $6 a month over 30 months. And if you purchase a Samsung handset using Next, you’re entitled to buy the Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatch for $49.99 on contract. This is the version of the Gear S3 that enables you to make phone calls, even if your handset was left miles away at home.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) comes with a 5-inch display carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The Snapdragon 425 chipset is under the hood, featuring a quad-core 1.4GHz …

Best new icon packs for Android (May 2017)

If you’re anything like us, you’re a customization aficionado that spends a tiny amount of your day scrutinizing your home screen and brainstorming what could get improved. Android icon packs are a major part in customization, which is why we aim to always present to you the newest icon packs that get released to the Play Store on a regular basis.

Here follow some of the very best new icon packs you can download and paint your home screen with.
Black Light
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Video of Moto X (2017) presentation reveals dual camera, IP68 certification rating and more

We’ve seen various leaks of the Motorola Moto X (2017), and today’s leak might be the best one yet. The unannounced handset was the subject of an official presentation, and while a video played on a front screen promoting the specs and features of the phone, someone was in the back recording the presentation on the sly. The Moto X was the flagship series for Motorola until last year’s Moto Z handsets took over.

According to the presentation, the Moto X (2017) is equipped with a 5.5-inch display. The newly announced Snapdragon 660 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU …