"Panda" Pixel 2 XL starts shipping; some pre-orders are still delayed

The Black and White version of the Google Pixel 2 XL, known as the “Panda” Pixel 2 XL for obvious reasons, started shipping late last week. The Just Black version of the phone was delivered first, and that was the only color of the Pixel 2 XL to arrive at buyers’ homes until now. While those who pre-ordered a Panda Pixel 2 XL and shelled out for overnight shipping might have already received the handset, those who pre-ordered early with standard shipping should probably have a tracking number, and could receive their device as soon as tomorrow.

That’s good news for Panda lovers, and we are …


T-Mobile, Sprint cancel post-earnings report conference calls; is merger imminent or delayed?

The four major U.S. carriers usually hold a conference call on the phone with analysts and financial reporters immediately following the release of their latest quarterly earnings report. This morning, when T-Mobile announced its Q3 numbers, it cancelled the conference call. Wells Fargo said that the nation’s third largest carrier wanted to “let the 3Q results speak for themselves.” But that might not be the real reason for the cancellation.

A little bit after T-Mobile cancelled its conference call, the wireless operator’s rumored merger partner Sprint revealed that it will report its third …

If your Pixel 2 is delayed, Google may send you a free Live Case


Some of the folks who’ve ordered a Pixel 2 smartphone
from Google Store are now receiving official word about shipping delays of up
to a month. Fortunately, Google is sending out emails informing customers that,
if their phone is delayed, they’ll get a free Live Case (at least in the US). It looks
like these long delays mostly involve the white variant of the Pixel 2.

 

Normally sold starting at $40, a Live Case is a cool
way to protect and personalize your Pixel, as you can use pretty much any photo
you want to customize its back (or you can select one of the artsy images
prepared by …

T-Mobile and Sprint's merger announcement to be delayed

About a fortnight ago, Bloomberg reported that T-Mobile and Sprint are ironing out the final details of their potential merger, up to the point where they were discussing the exchange ratio that will determine Sprint’s valuation, one of the last steps before the merger could be officially announced. They even got down to non-cash items, such as the location of the HQ that will shelter the leadership of the new entity resulting from the merger, and reports are swirling that a merger announcement in October is imminent.

Industry-watching shops, however, are increasingly skeptical …

Android One Moto X4 shipments delayed for at least one week

Google and Motorola introduced the Android One Moto X4 in the United States last month and said the smartphone should start shipping this week.

Unfortunately, those who placed Moto X4 pre-orders from Project Fi have received emails that inform them their smartphones will be shipped later than expected. Google now claims that due to a “production delay,” Moto X4 pre-orders will ship between October 18 and October 25.

Also, if you’ve signed up for the trade-in program, you will still have a full 30 days to send your old smartphone as soon as you receive the …

Report says Apple iPhone X yield rate drops under 10%; release could be delayed until December

If you’ve been constantly thinking about November 3rd, daydreaming about receiving your Apple iPhone X and mentally opening the box containing the tenth anniversary model, you might need to adjust your fantasy a little. A tweet disseminated today from financial news wire service Brightwire contains the latest rumor concerning a delay in the release of the Apple iPhone X.

While Brightwire’s tweet didn’t specify what is holding up production of the premium handset, it did say that yields have fallen under the 10% mark. That is quite an abysmal figure. When you consider that this means more …

Unknown reasons have reportedly delayed the official Android O rollout

According to a new piece of information that is floating around, Android O will get delayed due to unknown reasons, which most likely involve a ton of ironing out bugs and issues. Coming straight from Android Police’s David Ruddock, this unconfirmed new rumor basically implies that we wouldn’t see Android O get officially seeded to Pixel devices in mid-August, possibly this or next week, which was the public’s general expectation.
So, when is Android O bound to become official? 
A tough question. With zero insider information …

Alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 gets delayed once again

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro saga is not yet over, at least not in the UK where the Windows 10 smartphone should have been already available for purchase.

Although Microsoft and Alcatel promised to bring the device in the UK in the last week of July, the Idol 4 Pro’s market release was postponed by two weeks.

Well, it looks like the day of August 7 is about to end and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro isn’t yet available for purchase in the UK. In fact, Microsoft delayed the release of the smartphone once again, so those who still want the Windows 10 handset will have to wait …

Pokemon GO events across Europe delayed following Chicago Fest fiasco

Following Pokemon GO Chicago Fest debacle, Niantic announced that four out of the seven live events planned for this summer across Europe had been pushed into fall. The US-based company confirmed earlier this month that seven European cities would host Pokemon GO safari zone events starting August.

Unfortunately, if you’ve already purchased tickets for any of the first four, then you’ll have to wait for Niantic to announce when they will take place since they have been postponed until a date late in the fall.

Initially, these events were scheduled for August …

The iPhone 8 could be delayed by more than three weeks, Bank of America analysts say

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few months, you may have noticed that 2017 isn’t the best year if you’re a phone maker trying to switch things up. Take Samsung, for example: it’s been wildly publicized that the company intended to put an in-glass fingerprint scanner inside its upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but issues with speed and security ultimately killed those plans.

But Sammy’s not the only kid on the block looking to get rid of the separate fingerprint scanner: Apple has been rumored for a while to be implementing an in-screen Touch ID for …