Android 8.1 Oreo arriving on Pixel phones "in the coming weeks"

Google confirmed earlier today that it’s already working to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Pixel phones “in the coming weeks.” Since the information comes rather indirectly via a blog post explaining the technology behind Pixel 2’s camera.

Apparently, the Pixel 2 smartphones feature Google’s first custom-designed co-processor, which is called Pixel Visual Core. The processor handles imaging and ML apps, and it’s supposed to offer lower-latency and more power-efficient HDR+ processing.

Pixel Visual Core is not yet enabled on the Pixel 2 smartphones, but Google …


BlackBerry KEYone arriving at AT&T on September 1

Sprint will remain the only carrier to offer the BlackBerry KEYone for the rest of this month. However, come September, the smartphone will be available for purchase at AT&T. Moreover, the carrier announced the KEYone will come in a unique Space Black color, which will only be available at AT&T.

We have yet to learn the outright price of the BlackBerry KEYone, but we do know customers will be able to get it on AT&T Next for $16.67 for 30 months. The smartphone is supposed to hit shelves on September 1, so you’ll have to wait just one more week.

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Samsung CEO says Galaxy Note 8 will be announced in late August, first wave arriving in September

We know for less than a week that Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of IFA 2017 trade fair, which is set to kick off on September 1. Previous rumors coming from different sources claim the flagship smartphone will be announced on August 23, but the phone won’t be available on the market until September at the earliest.

Over the weekend, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh told Taiwanese media that his company plans to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 in late August, which comes in line with previous reports.

He went on to say that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released …

New BlackBerry KEYone models with an improved screen adhesive are arriving at retailers and carriers

Last month, we told you that the display on several BlackBerry KEYone units were popping off the phone on impact. At first, it was believed that the screens did not have any adhesive on them to keep them in place. However, BlackBerry Mobile did say that it used adhesive, but obviously one that was not strong enough to do its job. The company said that it would find a better adhesive for use on newly produced units. And that was the last we heard about the matter until now.

Yesterday, on its @BBMobile Twitter page, BlackBerry Mobile left a link to a posting made by a member of the BlackBerry …

Huawei P10 Lite arriving in Europe in March, priced to sell at €349

Two Huawei P10 smartphones aren’t too many, but three might get you confused. After introducing the P10 and P10 Plus over the weekend, Huawei is likely to announce yet another P10 version.

The P10 Lite is not really news since the smartphone leaked about a month ago, but it’s the first time that it’s listed by a retailer with full specs and a price tag in tow.

At least one Dutch retailer has the Huawei P10 Lite on pre-order for €349. The phone is available in Black, Gold, and White, and it’s supposed to hit the shelves sometime in March.

According …