BlackBerry KEYone gets update from Sprint, price cut in Europe

The Sprint version of the BlackBerry KEYone is receiving an update which will result in the phone receiving the March Android security update. The software version is AAW378, and if you’re unsure how to update the software on your KEYone, you can tap on the video at the top of this story. Just make sure that after you receive the notification that the update has arrived, you have the phone connected to a Wi-Fi signal and the battery fully charged before continuing the process of installing it.

There is other news involving the KEYone today. The online BlackBerry Mobile EU store has …


Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hit the store shelves in Europe

Both Sony’s high-end smartphones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact went on pre-order in Europe last month, and many retailers claimed they will arrive in stock in early April. Some even offered great deals on the Xperia XZ2 where buyers would also get a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR headset for free.

In any case, if you haven’t placed a pre-order due to various reasons, you might be pleased to know Sony has already starting to sell the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact across Europe. In the UK, the former is available for purchase for £700, while the latter can be had for £530 outright.

It …

Apple Pay support added for more banks in North America and Europe

Apple Pay continues to expand to more places across the globe. The mobile payment service is already available almost in every corner of the US, but Apple is trying to bring to more countries as soon as possible.

After recently introducing Apple Pay in Brazil, more banks and credit unions in the US, Canada, and France are now getting support for the service. If you live in any of the three countries mentioned, you find below the latest additions to the list banks that support Apple Pay.

Canada: Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, Valley First – Enderby, a division …

Europe puts the kibosh on personal info sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp

Say what you will about Europe’s socialist ways, but when it comes to standing up for the little guy and privacy protections, the US has a thing or two to learn on how to deal with the growing influence of the Silicon Valley tech giants. Besides slapping Google and Apple with monopoly and tax evasion fines, or taking them to court about the way they treat developers, Europe also has something called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the pipeline.

The legislation will be enforced in May, and part of it demands that tech companies show utmost respect for their …

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact preorders open in Europe

Sony introduced its new flagship lineup, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, last month, but the smartphones could not be pre-ordered until today. If you live in Europe, you can now pre-order either of the two handsets in four color variants: Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green and Coral Pink.

Prices and availability highly depend on your location, so if plan to buy the Xperia XZ2 in the UK, you’ll have to come with no less than £699. According to Amazon, the smartphone will hit the shelves on April 5, so you’ll still have to wait for about a month.

On the other hand, the Xperia XZ2 …

Honor 7X is now eligible for an Android Oreo beta update in Europe

The inexpensive Honor 7X seems to be the next smartphone released by the Chinese handset maker to receive a beta program. If you’re located in Europe, you’ll now be able to download Android Oreo beta for the Honor 7X.

The first countries to get the Android Oreo beta program are France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, but it’s yet unclear if Honor will be willing to make this build available in other regions like North America and Asia.

If you want to try out Android Oreo for Honor 7X, you must first join the beta program via the dedicated app. Open the application and make sure to log …

Samsung Germany's Galaxy S9 support page hints that Dual SIM feature is coming to Europe

Some models of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge came with Dual SIM capabilities. This was offered in the form of a hybrid SIM tray (pictured above) that allowed users to employ the second SIM card holder for a microSD card instead. In 2016, the Dual SIM variation using the hybrid SIM tray was available in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Last year, the hybrid SIM tray was again offered in select markets on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. 

What about this year? Thanks to Samsung Germany’s early posting of its support page for the Samsung Galaxy S9, we can tell …

HTC apologizes for delaying Android 8.0 Oreo update for U11 in Europe

The US version of HTC U11 has already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo for more than a month now. Unfortunately, customers who bought the smartphone from other regions will have to wait a while longer for the update.

HTC UK has just issued an apology aimed at customers U11 owners in Europe. Apparently, the company started to deploy the update globally but ran into some unforeseen issues that forced HTC to delay Oreo for the U11 in Europe.

We’re sorry for the delay in delivering your Oreo update for the HTC U11. We have started to roll out the update globally …

Huawei P Smart (aka Enjoy 7S) goes on sale in Europe in late January for €249

If you’re following our daily news stream, then you probably know Huawei’s recently launched Enjoy 7S will be released in countries other than China as P Smart. Huawei introduced two Enjoy 7S variants in China, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, and the second version with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.

However, the European version, also known as Huawei P Smart comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. It’s yet unclear whether or not the bumped up model will arrive in Europe as well.

Huawei P Smart will make its debut in Europe in late January …

Honor Holly 4 gets released in Europe as Honor 6A Pro

Huawei is one of those companies that likes to confuse customers with its portfolio. When it’s not launching the same device worldwide, but using different names, Huawei makes some of its smartphones available in select markets and introduces variations of that device in other regions, again, under different names.

The same goes for the Honor Holly 4 which made its debut in India months ago. Initially introduced in China as Honor 6A, the smartphone is now available for purchase in Italy as Honor 6A Pro.

If you live in Europe, then you might have heard about …