HTC Desire 12 partial specs confirmed by leaked retail box

HTC is definitely not in a good spot and I’m not sure how long we’ll continue to report on the company’s smartphones since there might not be any in the not so distant future. What we do know for sure is the Taiwanese handset maker will launch one more flagship smartphone this year, the HTC U12.

However, we’re not going to talk about the top-tier smartphone, but about a rather entry-level device that HTC could introduce very soon. The unannounced HTC Desire 12 looks pretty tempting for those looking for a budget-friendly handset.

The folks over at AndroidAuthority got their hands …


Motorola's Moto E5 appears in 3D renders, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor confirmed

Most of Motorola’s 2018 lineup has already been leaked earlier this month, so there are little surprises still waiting for fans of the US brand. However, the Moto E5 was a bit under the radar when it comes to pictures and details about specs.

Probably the cheapest Motorola smartphone to be launched this year, the Moto E5 is expected to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, something that companies usually save for their mid- and high-tier products.

Several 3D renders and a video made after the Moto E5’s CAD files confirm the positioning of the fingerprint sensor on the back …

Chelsea Manning confirmed it: She's running for Senate in 2018

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#WeGotThis

In a five-word Twitter statement on Sunday, Chelsea Manning formally announced her intention to run for a Senate seat in Maryland. Manning’s candidacy was the subject of much speculation on Saturday when a Federal Election Commission filing in her name surfaced.

The tweet included her brief confirmation, a handful of emojis, the #WeGotThis hashtag that appears frequently in Manning’s timeline, and a YouTube link to her first campaign ad.

yup, we’re running for senate 😎🌈💕 #WeGotThis https://t.co/ynFv6w32np

— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 14, 2018 Read more…

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Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will soon get OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature

OnePlus 5T is the only smartphone launched by the Chinese company that offers the Face Unlock feature. However, that will soon change, as OnePlus confirmed another of its smartphones will get this particular feature.

According to OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei, “by popular demand, Face Unlock is coming to the OnePlus 5.” It’s yet unclear when the new feature will be enabled, but it shouldn’t take too long for OnePlus to make the necessary changes.

In the same piece of news, OnePlus 5 has just received the highly-anticipated OxygenOS 5.0 update based …

OnePlus 5 confirmed to be discontinued once it's sold out

OnePlus 5T is certainly one of the hottest devices in the smartphone industry these days. A flagship that offers powerful specs at almost half the price of an iPhone X is something that everyone looking for a top-of-the-line smartphone should consider.

However, the OnePlus 5T is not a major upgrade over the OnePlus 5. With the exception of the display and camera, these phones are almost the same. That’s what makes OnePlus’ decision to phase out the OnePlus 5 perfectly justifiable.

OnePlus India’s General Manager Vikas Aggarwal confirmed that the OnePlus 5 …

OnePlus 5T name seemingly confirmed by OnePlus

OnePlus certainly likes to tease us whenever it’s getting
ready to launch a brand new smartphone. The company is now close to announcing a successor
to the OnePlus 5 (released in June), and we assumed that this would be called
either OnePlus 5T, or OnePlus 6. Apparently, it’s going to be the former.

 

In a teaser image posted on Twitter a few hours ago – see below – OnePlus
is showing us five OnePlus-branded cups of tea (or, yeah, T). Most probably,
this is a sly confirmation of the fact that the company’s upcoming phone is indeed called
OnePlus 5T.  

 

Earlier today, OnePlus …

Justin Timberlake confirmed for Super Bowl 2018 halftime show

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Justin Timberlake will be the headlining performer for this year’s Super Bowl LII halftime show.

Confirmed by the NFL on Twitter, the pop singer will take the stage on Feb. 4, 2018 for the halftime bonanza in Minneapolis.

Timberlake also announced the billing in a pretty cringy video with old friend Jimmy Fallon on Twitter.

I DO have the time. Half the time…#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/4Z4Dz29l3X

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017 Read more…

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Essential Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo “in the next month or two”


The Essential Phone has only been
recently launched on the market, so it makes perfect sense that the
handset ships with Android Nougat on board. However, Andy Rubin’s
company plans to offer customers who purchased the Essential Phone
the option to upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.

During a Reddit AMA scheduled earlier
today, Andy Rubin and other Essential officials answered some of the
questions posted by users. Concerning the Android Oreo update,
Rebecca Zavin, Essential’s VP of Software confirmed that it will be
released “in the next month or two.”

We are excited about supporting …

Confirmed: All HMD-made Nokia smartphones to get Android 8 Oreo


All Android-powered Nokia smartphones will get updated to Android 8. HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, made things more or less official on Twitter, by assuring users that even the low-end Nokia 3 will be joining the Oreo club: 

All of our smartphones will upgrade to Oreo, Nokia 3 included. No comments yet on timing so that I don’t get into trouble.— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 2, 2017
This piece of news might not be too surprising to some, as Google mentioned that current Nokia manufacturer HMD Global and other companies are “scheduled to …

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' is basically over and BioWare just confirmed it, folks

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Five months.

That’s how long it’s been since Mass Effect: Andromeda launched, and that’s how long it took BioWare Montreal to admit that nothing more can be done with the ailing game’s story mode. Technically, it wasn’t even a full five months, as Andromeda launched on March 21.

BioWare confirmed the decision in an update on the Mass Effect website. The Andromeda corner of the game’s universe won’t be tossed, but continuing stories will be relegated to special multiplayer missions and other forms of media.

“Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda,” the note reads. “There are no planned future patches for single-player or in-game story content.” Read more…

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