Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board

The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as “Active Edge.”

Based on some leaked …


Deal: Get a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge for just $192 (on Verizon or Sprint)

Best Buy today has a pretty awesome deal for anyone looking to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on Verizon or Sprint. The retailer lets you pay just $7.99 per month for an S7 edge, if you’re activating it with a monthly installment plan on any of the two carriers.

Over 24 months, you’ll be paying a total of $192 for the Galaxy S7 edge – that’s certainly a great price for an ex-flagship smartphone that still offers high-end features, and otherwise would cost around $500.

This deal is valid only today, August 11, at ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, so …

40+ Awesome high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S7 edge, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others

It’s that time of the week again, folks! “Which time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, new and unlocked, is $80 off at Best Buy

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSamsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB, Unlocked, Titanium SilverBest BuyNew$419.99 ($500.00)
16% offN/A

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Have you been waiting for the right moment to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? If the answer is “yes”, you might want to check out Best Buy’s latest deal for the device.
You can currently nab the 32GB version of Samsung’s 2016 flagship in silver for $420 or 16% ($80) off compared to the asking price other big US retailers such as Amazon and Walmart. …

T-Mobile pushes new update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, here is what's changed

A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners that purchased their device from T-Mobile. Coming in at about 47MB, the patch contains the Android security update for the month of July, alongside some minor improvements and optimizations which are not specified in the change-log.

The software upgrade should bump the Galaxy S7 to build number G930TUVU4BQG5, while Galaxy S7 edge owners should be at G935TUVU4BQG5 after installing.

The update is available OTA, but it might need some time to reach all …

HTC video shows how to setup Edge Sense on the HTC U11

The HTC U11, the manufacturer’s current flagship phone, has a new feature that makes it easy to open an app or snap a photograph by simply squeezing the sides of the handset. If you’re a daily Phone Arena reader, you know that this is called Edge Sense. Today, HTC released a video that shows how easy it is to set up Edge Sense. First, you need to select the “squeeze force level,” which is the amount of squeezing that is required to set off the feature. HTC recommends that you squeeze as hard as you can when setting this level. After all, setting this too low will result in many accidental …

Verizon pushes new update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, here is what's changed

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are eligible for a new maintenance update at Verizon, which mostly addresses some issues that users probably noticed in the past. Moreover, the update adds the latest Android security patches on both Samsung smartphones.

The first thing worth mentioning is that all preloaded Google apps (Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, YouTube, and Android Pay) will now be accessible and available for use in Easy Mode.

Furthermore, the update brings performance improvements to Wi-Fi Calling …

Video from HTC previews some new Edge Sense features

A video released today by HTC reveals some upcoming new capabilities for the Edge Sense feature on the HTC U11. By squeezing both sides of the flagship handset, you can have the phone respond in certain ways. Certain apps can be opened, and photos taken. Based on the new features seen on the video, activating Edge Sense will allow you to zoom in on Google Maps. A similar function will be available for Google Photos. Squeeze in to zoom in on a picture, and squeeze again to return it to the original size.

The new Edge Sense features even extend to the HTC Calendar. While the latter …

June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and  S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.

As usual, the changelog doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed for security reasons. In addition to the June security patch, the update also includes stability and performance optimizations and bug fixes. 
When you get …

Deal: Get a free Samsung Gear Fit2 when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in the UK

One of the best-selling Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge has been the subject of many deals and promotional offers right after the Galaxy S8’s market launch.

If you’re not really into Samsung’s new flagship or can’t afford to buy one, you could settle with the company’s last year’s top-tier smartphone, the Galaxy S7. You could even take advantage of a new offer provided by Samsung UK until the end of the month.

For each Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge that you purchase in the UK, you’ll be getting a free Gear Fit2. The promotion is valid from June 1 to …