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.
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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 …

Motorola Moto X 2017 to be called Moto X4

Although it didn’t announce any new Moto X phones since 2015, Motorola Mobility is not done with this series of handsets. The company is getting ready to release a Moto X (2017), but not under this name. According to a logo revealed by Evan Blass, the new device will be called Moto X4.

We still don’t know when this new Moto X should be announced, but it probably won’t be long now before it happens. What we do know is that the Moto X4 will (likely) not be a flagship device.

A recently leaked video revealed that the Moto X4 should be powered by Qualcomm’s …

Supposed iPhone SE (2017) leak shows off Ion-X glass rear shell

A newly leaked photo, depicting what could be the back of a next-gen iPhone SE, started making rounds online, offering some interesting, albeit unverified, tidbits of information regarding a supposed new “special edition” iPhone.

Originating from Chinese microblogging website and smartphone leak heaven Weibo, the photo shows four glass back panels, each with two vertically aligned cutouts (one for a camera lens, the other – for an LED flash module) placed on top of some paperwork.

If the leak is legitimate, it could mean that Apple has decided to ditch the …

Best smartphones you can buy right now: May 2017

With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in spring 2017?

There is no one-size-fits-all deviceThe spring months are a great time to get a new phone, especially if it’s an Android phone: after all, we have just seen the biggest Android phone makers unveil their best new handsets. The new Samsung Galaxy S8 series and LG G6 are already available, and they are among our top choices.

In fact, there …

Here are the top 5 selling smartphones in Q1 2017 (hint: Apple takes the crown)

Research firm Strategy Analytics today released a report concerning the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017 (January – March). 

According to the firm, about 353.3 million smartphones were shipped in Q1 – a 6.1% increase over the first quarter of 2016. The top 5 best selling models include two devices made by Apple, two made by Samsung, and a somewhat surprising arrival – an Oppo smartphone.

As you can see in the table below, the best selling smartphone of Q1 2107 was Apple’s iPhone 7, with about 21.5 million units being shipped during the period, …

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) single and dual-SIM variants spotted again before release

The Galaxy J3 (2017) is one of those budget-friendly Android smartphones that made headlines quite a lot in the last couple of months. Although Samsung has yet to make it official, we know just about everything there is to know about the device.

Samsung’s smartphone was spotted at various benchmark sites, hence the huge amount of technical details about the Galaxy J3 (2017). More recently, the device paid a visit to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which suggests an official release is imminent.

More importantly, two variants of the Galaxy J3 …

Google announces Street View program with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming in 2017

Google has just announced a new Street View-ready certification program, which will be integrated with 20 new 360-degree cameras coming to market throughout 2017. All the cameras that will be released in the coming months will meet one of four new “Street View ready” standards, Google confirmed.

The new certification program will allow Android and iOS users to publish Street View directly from a mobile application via 360 cameras, without having to use a desktop workflow.

But the new program has three other tiers with functionality in other fields like VR, …

Best board games for Android and iPhone! (2017)

Board games have been enjoying a significant rise in popularity. Game designers are coming up with fresh new stories to tell in an interactive format that allows for thorough engagement and having tons of fun!

Another great thing about them is that they work so well on touchscreens. This means you can take them with you just about anywhere and play to your heart’s content, by yourself with the AI, or online with strangers. Great stuff all-around! Here are 10 of the best board games you can play on Android and iOS right now.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) appears again on GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) was spotted on GFXBench in February wearing model number SM-J727A. Now, the phone has made a return trip to GFXBench with a new model number (SM-J730) and some slightly better specs. According to the latest GFXBench listing, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) will feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Exynos 7870 SoC is under the hood carrying an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU, and the Mali-T830 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Both the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 12MP each, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The …