Sony decides to change its flagship's design at the last minute

Sony is expected to unveil a new flagship later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, but that’s not the most important news about the Japanese company. It appears that the handset maker had a change of heart concerning the design of its upcoming top-tier smartphone and decided to make some changes.

In a letter to FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Sony Mobile requested that one of its grants be dismissed. According to the Japanese company, the reason for dismissal is “design change.” So, since the device that was granted FCC approval hasn’t been sold or marketed anywhere, …


Samsung decides to enable FM Radio chips in its smartphones sold in the US

Samsung has just announced a partnership with NextRadio that will see that all its future smartphones will have their FM Radio chips enabled in the United States. LG made a similar move last year for the same reason, so Samsung felt like it needed to even the scales.

According to an official statement, Samsung is the newest smartphone maker that supports NextRadio by unlocking the FM Radio chip in all the upcoming mobile phones in the United States and Canada.

Unfortunately, that probably means the decision doesn’t apply retroactively, so many of the smartphones …

Motorola decides to roll out Android Wear 2.0 for Moto 360 Sport

Motorola has just announced that one of its smartwatches, the Moto 360 Sport will finally receive the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update. After updating the second-generation Moto 360 back in May, Motorola backtrack on its plans to leave the Moto 360 Sport without the update.

Unfortunately, the Moto 360 Sport did not sell well at all, which forced Motorola to pull the smartwatch from Google Play Store. That’s the main reason Android Wear 2.0 was delayed until now, and probably why Motorola was considering not offering the update at all.

Today, the US-based …

HMD decides to remove the notification LED from the global version of Nokia 6

Here is something that might be of interest to Nokia fans anxious to get their hands on the latest smartphones introduced by HMD Global earlier this year. Nokia 6, the first handset HMD made available on the market (China only), will have different global variants that are supposed to hit the shelves in early August.

Even in China, two Nokia 6 models are available for purchase, but they’re not different when it comes to hardware. The only difference between the TA-1000 and TA-1003 versions is the fact that the latter comes with Google services, whereas the former …

Lenovo decides to use Motorola name globally instead of having it fade away

Last year, two years after Lenovo purchased Motorola, the Chinese manufacturer made things confusing for Motorola fans with the way it decided to brand certain handsets as “Moto by Lenovo.” Some Motorola fans felt that Lenovo failed to recognize Motorola’s place in the history of mobile communications. To these people, seeing “Moto by Lenovo” on a box seemed strange. But Lenovo has changed its mind; instead of hiding Motorola’s glorious history as the inventor of the cellphone, Lenovo has decided to capitalize on it instead. That means we will see more prominent use of the iconic Motorola bat wings …