Fitbit confirms its smartwatch will arrive later this year, but LTE support is no go

After acquiring Pebble and Vector, two prominent companies specialized in smartwatches, Fitbit announced earlier this year that it would launch its own smartwatch. Fast forward a few months and reports emerged that the Fitbit smartwatch might have been delayed until fall, even though Fitbit’s officials didn’t offer an exact release date in the first place.

Today, Fitbit CEO James Park told Financial Times in an interview that the company’s smartwatch hasn’t been delayed and that it will be launched later this year. According to him, the Fitbit smartwatch will focus …


Samsung CEO confirms Galaxy S8 sales are 15% higher than Galaxy S7's

Reports that Galaxy S8 sales are well behind of those for the Galaxy S7 since launch surfaced last week, even though Samsung hasn’t released any official numbers. In fact, this was one of the reasons analysts claimed Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 8 earlier than usual.

However, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh refuted these reports at a press conference held in Taipei recently. Besides confirming the late August reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, he said that sales of the Galaxy S8 smartphones are well above those of the Galaxy S7 devices.

According to DJ …

LG Q6 (LG G6 mini) video teaser confirms July 11 announcement

LG has just released a video that points to an upcoming announcement of a new smartphone. Although the South Korean handset maker doesn’t name the device that will be announced on July 11, we already know it’s the LG Q6 aka LG G6 mini.

Another hint that LG will be launching the LG Q6 in just a few days can be found in the description of the video teaser: “A full, exQuisite view is what you need. Q-rious? July 11th. Coming soon.”

So, if you’re Q-rious about the LG Q6, then, by all means, stay tuned for the July 11 reveal. The smartphone will feature the same …

HMD confirms more smartphones are coming this year, but there will never be a Nokia 4

Finnish company HMD Global is in the process of making its new Nokia smartphones available worldwide. The reception of the devices has been so warm that HMD has troubles in providing enough stock for many retailers and carriers across the globe.

However, come mid-July, all three Nokia smartphones that HMD promised to release on the market by the end of June should be available for purchase in just about every country where the company sells its devices.

Moving forward, HMD plans to launch even more smartphones, but there are no plans for any Android tablets. …

Samsung app update confirms Galaxy S8 Active, J7 Reloaded, and Galaxy Tab A2 S

News of Samsung’s 3 impending devices – the Galaxy S8
active, Galaxy
J7, and Tab Active 2 – has ramped up a bit lately. The S8
made its way through the FCC, the
J7 (and its siblings) were introduced to the European market, and until now
only reports
of the upcoming Tab Active 2 had surfaced. It looks like we can now be a
lot more certain about their inevitable releases.

 

The latest update for Samsung Video Library, an app the
company offers for on-board video aggregation, has revealed added support for
the “Cruiser US AT&T” (Cruiser is the Active’s nickname) as well as …

HMD confirms all Nokia smartphones will get the Android O update

Finnish company HMD Global confirmed earlier this week that all three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 will make their debut on the market by the end of June.

Moreover, the smartphones are supposed to be released globally by the end of this month, which looks like a major effort for a start-up company like HMD.

But that’s not the only good news HMD provided to Nokia fans this week. According to Techradar, an official of the Finnish company confirmed all Nokia-branded smartphones would receive the Android O update as soon as …

TCL's president confirms extremely high demand for BlackBerry KEYone on launch day

TCL’s BlackBerry KEYone was officially launched in North America earlier today, and judging by the statement offered by the company’s president, it looks like there’s demand has been high for the smartphone in both countries.

According to Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication North America, May 31 was an excellent day for the launch of BlackBerry KEYone, as the smartphone has been met with warm reception by customers in the region.

Moreover, TCL’s official confirmed that it now faces issues with stocks as many clients who pre-ordered the BlackBerry …

Samsung confirms existence of 2017 Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models in the most unexpected of places

The Samsung Galaxy J series are some of the most popular budget-friendly phones available on the market, so it’s hardly shocking that the company is refreshing its entire J line in 2017.

So far, this year’s Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models received FCC certifications, while numerous leaks also allegedly revealed details about their specs and design. All of these things indicate that the trio’s announcement is imminent, and now, Samsung has even officially confirmed their existence, albeit in a surprising place. 
Samsung’s …

Motorola confirms Android Wear 2.0 is coming to the Moto 360 2nd Gen “as early as today”

The original Moto 360 is one of the few popular smartwatches that won’t be getting the new Android Wear 2.0 update, Motorola announced last year.

The bad news is the sequel to the Moto 360 hasn’t yet received the update, even though many other less popular smartwatches have already been upgraded to Android Wear 2.0. However, the situation is about to change if we are to believe the latest statement coming directly from Motorola.

As some of you probably know by know by now, Motorola promised to push the Android Wear 2.0 update to the Moto 360 2nd Gen in “late …

Google confirms the Asus ZenFone AR with Tango comes this summer

Google offered new information about its plans concerning VR and AR during Google I/O conference. One of the smartphones that features support for Tango technology, the Asus ZenFone AR has been confirmed to arrive sometime this summer.

The Asus ZenFone AR was announced back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but the phone didn’t get release timeframe. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, either 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB expandable storage, the ZenFone AR uses technology from Tango.

Tango is one of the technologies that …