Samsung and LG also confirm they do not slow down phones with older batteries

Two of the biggest Android phone makers – Samsung and LG – have just confirmed that they do not slow down phones with older batteries, a tactic that Apple has admitted it uses on some iPhones with aging batteries to prevent them from unexpected shutdowns.
In emails to PhoneArena the companies denied ever reducing the speed of the processor in its phones and LG explicitly committed it “never will” do slow down its phones.
Here are the official comments by the two companies:
LG Electronics, Inc.: …

Leaked screenshots confirm Huawei Mate 10 Pro will land at AT&T

Huawei’s new flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are kind of late to the party considering Samsung and Apple have already introduced their premium devices for quite some time now. Even so, the more choices customers have at their disposal the better.

Now, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro aren’t yet available in the United States, or at least not officially. Still, previous reports suggest at least one of Huawei’s flagships will land at AT&T at some point.

Today, we have more evidence that supports those claims and they come in the form of screenshots. The …

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) alleged specs confirm it's an entry-level smartphone

Although most of us are more interested in what Samsung plans to offer customers in terms of high-end products, the vast majority of people are buying entry-level and mid-range devices.

So, let’s take a look at one of the cheap smartphones that Samsung is likely to introduce next year: the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). Also known as Samsung SM-J250F, the device was recently spotted at Geekbench, a benchmark database the collects results from smartphones that may or may not have been released yet.

According to the listing at Geekbench, Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) …

Google's Android distribution numbers for November confirm a minimal increase for Oreo

Each month Google publishes a chart that offers us an overall image over the various versions of Android and how are they distributed among users. The chart for the month of November, published earlier today, paints a not so encouraging picture for Android.

Even though it made its debut on the market back in August, the latest version of Android hasn’t been adopted by too many smartphone companies. Currently, only 0.3% of the devices that visited the Google Play Store in early November were running Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

The situation won’t improve by much since HMD and …

Nokia 2 leaked specs confirm it will be cheapest HMD smartphone

The unannounced Nokia 2 is supposed to be the cheapest Android smartphone to be launched by HMD. Although we’re expecting the entry-level handset to be unveiled in early 2018, there’s a chance that the Finnish company will launch the Nokia 2 by the end of the year.

We’ve been given a sneak peek at HMD’s low-end smartphone a while ago courtesy to Evan Blass, but now we have a little bit more information about what’s under Nokia 2’s hood. An AnTuTu benchmark listing reveals some of the phone’s specifications such as processor, memory, display, and software.

The Nokia 2 will pack a Qualcomm …

U.S. carriers confirm the Essential Phone will work on their networks, but none will offer it directly

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is the gadget of the moment sort to speak. The phone that’s been designed as an alternative to powerful flagships made by Apple, LG, Huawei, Samsung and other important players in the smartphone market, is going to be hard to come by.

Although the company behind the Essential Phone is trying to reassure customers that it will seek to do everything it can to make the device as widely available as possible, it’s clear that it’s not ready to mass produce a ceramic-made handset.

In any case, lucky customers who manage to purchase …

Screenshots of Samsung Galaxy Note 7R confirm lower capacity juicer and Android 7.0 on board

Yesterday, we told you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R had been certified by the FCC. While this often means that a handset is coming to the U.S., that isn’t always the case. The original reports had the refurbished version of last year’s recalled phablet launching in Vietnam and South Korea. With the company’s focus on the already released Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there really isn’t much room for a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 to be marketed in the U.S.

What we can show you today are several screenshots of the Galaxy Note 7R, including …

Latest Honor 9 leaked images confirm lack of 3.5mm headphone jack

As technology advances, more and more handset makers replace various components inside their products with new, better ones. However, there’s a new trend among major players in the smartphone market, as many companies have decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with the USB Type-C port.

Apple and HTC have already done it, but other brands are looking to follow in their footsteps. Honor, the Chinese company that launches premium smartphones, is expected to launch a new flagship that supposedly lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The first leaked pictures of the Honor …