(Update: You sort of can now) You can't really customize Google Pixel 2/2 XL's squeezable edge

Update: And just like that, a workaround has been discovered! Truly, the ways of the Android tweakers are mysterious. You can now remap the Pixels’ Active Edge with this neat little app dubbed Button Mapper. After you install it and grant the required accessibility service, all you need to do is follow the instructions and you will be pretty much set. 
One of the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2’s key features that got lifted straight from HTC U11 is the Active Edge frame which allows you to firmly squeeze the device in order to launch the Google …


Save 22% or $187 off the MSRP by purchasing the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ from eBay

There are a few reasons to purchase the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955FD) from eBay seller ‘never-msrp,’ who happens to have a good 99.5% positive feedback rating. First, this is not a model intended for the states which explains why the Exynos 8895 chipset is under the hood instead of the Snapdragon 835 SoC. It is compatible with the major GSM carriers in the U.S., which means that it will work on the AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE networks.

While not a huge reason to buy the Galaxy S8+ from eBay, this model will support Dual-SIM cards. Perhaps the top reason to buy the Galaxy S8+ from …

Deal: The powerful ZTE Axon 7 64GB is on sale for just $310 (22% off) at Newegg


The ZTE Axon 7 is a powerful smartphone
even by today’s standards. The last year’s flagship is available in
the US for quite a while, but it was a rather hard to come by
product.

Unfortunately, by the time ZTE was able
to provide enough units for the high-demand, many customers have
decided to go for other flagships in the same price range.

Speaking of price, the Snapdragon
820-powered ZTE Axon 7 is now on sale at Newegg, so those who are
still looking for a decent high-end smartphone that doesn’t go over
the $350 price mark, then you might want to check out this offer.

It …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S8+ (refurbished) on sale for $550, save $160 (22%)!

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer Expires
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB,
compatible with Verizon & US GSM carriers

Daily StealsRefurbished

$549.99 ($709.77)
22% off

N/A

GRAB IT HERE

Have you been waiting for the right moment to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S8+? If the answer is “yes”, you might want to check out Daily Steals’ latest deal for the handset. 
You …

Deal: The Sony Xperia XZs and its super slow-mo camera get a 22% discount, save $150

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSony Xperia XZs 64GB, US unlocked, Warm SilverAmazonNew$545.72 ($699.99)
22% offN/A
GRAB IT HERE
If you’re a Sony fan looking to buy a nice Xperia smartphone, you might want to check out Amazon’s latest offer for the Sony Xperia XZs. The smaller 2017 Sony high-ender was initially priced at $699 in the US, but the e-commerce site currently has the Warm Silver version listed for $545.72 – a discount of more than $150 (22%).
The XZs is a rather interesting member of the Japanese company’s …

Deal: The unlocked Alcatel Idol 5S with Android 7.1 Nougat is on sale for 22% off

The newest Android smartphone launched by Alcatel, the Idol 5S is now on sale on Amazon. The handset made its debut in the United States only last month, so it’s quite disconcerting to see this mid- to high-end smartphone being discounted earlier than usual.

The Idol 5S is the only smartphone launched by Alcatel that ships with Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box. The 5.2-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution features Asahi Dragontrail Glass coating.

On the inside, Alcatel’s mid-range handset packs a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, …

Samsung teaser confirms Bixby's global launch is set for August 22

Samsung is rumored to enable Bixby globally on August 22, but we now have confirmation the international launch of the personal assistant will indeed happen tomorrow. The South Korean company has just released a short teaser that clearly shows the global rollout of Bixby will start on August 22.

According to a previous report, the update that brings Bixby, Bixby Global Action, Bixby Dictation, Bixby Wakeup and Bixby PLM has already been released in many countries like U.K., South Africa, India, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Afghanistan, Iran, …

BlackBerry KEYone now available at Sprint for $528 or $22 per month

Sprint has just become the first carrier in the United States to officially sell the BlackBerry KEYone. Although previous rumors indicated Verizon might be the first to offer the CDMA version of the smartphone in the US, Sprint was faster.

Starting today, customers can purchase the BlackBerry KEYone via Sprint’s online store. The handset can be had for $528 outright, but if you can’t afford that amount in one go, then you can get if for free on a $22 monthly plan for 18 months.

According to President and General Manager of TCL, North America, …

Deal: Rugged Casio WSD-F10 smartwatch is 22% off on Amazon

Casio launched its latest rugged smartwatch, the WSD-F20 about two months ago. Also known as Pro Trek, it’s the first Casio smartwatch to ship with Android Wear 2.0 on board.

The smartwatch costs around $500 and can be had from just about any major retailer in the United States. However, if you can’t afford the newest Casio smartwatch, you might want to settle for the previous Casio WSD-F10 smartwatch, which is now on sale on Amazon.

Customers can purchase the WSD-F10 for just $309.85, a 22% discount. The offer is available for a limited time, and it only …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is coming to Europe on June 22?

The Samsung J-series – comprised of reasonably priced, entry-level Android smartphones – is due for an update. Leaks indicate that three new Samsung J handsets are to land in the very near future, and one of them, the 2015-edition Galaxy J5, might have just made an appearance on a German online shop.
Тhe Galaxy J5 (2017) is expected to be available on June 22 at Cyberport – the aforementioned German retailer. Without an official confirmation from Samsung, we can’t be 100% sure that this is the model’s release date across entire Europe, but it is safe …