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 …

Lineage 2: Revolution MMO game launches in the US and Europe, Conan approves

Lineage 2: Revolution is now available on iOS and Android devices for users in the USA, Canada, and Europe. The popular MMO (massive multiplayer online) title that is based on the Lineage 2 PC game was released nearly a year ago in South Korea and is now making its way to users in the West. 
MMO games aren’t really that new to the mobile scene, but the scale of Lineage 2: Revolution truly makes it stand out. Open-world combat allows up to 200 players to fight in real-time on a single screen, while there are also 20vs20 and 50vs50 …

Xiaomi comes to Western Europe for the first time with the Mi A1 and Mi Mix 2; U.S. market soon?

For those in the U.S. who have been waiting for Xiaomi to start selling its smartphones in the states (as opposed to selling power banks and other accessories), the company is getting a little closer. Today, Xiaomi announced that two handsets are coming to Spain where they will go on sale later this month. The two models include the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and both models were unveiled at an event held in Madrid.

The Mi A1 will be priced in Spain at €229, which converts to $265 USD at current exchange rates. The Mi Mix 2, with its edge-to-edge screen, will be priced at €499. That …

Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) silently introduced in Europe: metal body, low price

The sequel to the Huawei Y6 Pro has just been silently introduced in Europe. The budget-friendly smartphone will soon be available for purchase in select markets for only €179. Potential customers can choose either of the three color options: black, gold and silver.

Unlike the original model that packs a MediaTek chipset inside, Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. However, it has the same amount of memory: 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.

The only downside, when compared to the previous model, is …

Retailer confirms Huawei Mate 10 Lite launches in Europe in early November for €349

Huawei Mate 10 is just around the corner, but the flagship won’t come alone. The Chinese company plans to launch many a few derivatives of its Mate 10 meant to cover all price tiers.

The Mate 10 Lite is the mid-range version of Huawei’s flagship. Even though it will retain some the Mate 10 specs like the 18:9 aspect ratio of the display and the amount of memory, it fails to check all the boxes required for a top-tier handset.

For example, Huawei Mate 10 Lite will be powered by a 3,340 mAh battery, whereas the Mate 10 comes with a much larger 4,000 mAh battery. …

"Exclusive" rose pink Galaxy S8 will soon make its way to Europe

Rose pink Samsung Galaxy S8 units will soon hit the shelves in Europe. Dutch retailer Belsimpel has the phone available for pre-order on its website. 

This particular color variation of the 2017 Samsung flagship was initially distributed solely in Taiwan, where nearly 30% of the handsets sold are tinted in some sort of rose hue. It was assumed that rose pink would remain exclusive to Taiwan and South Korea, but it looks like this won’t be the case. Last month, Samsung confirmed that it will launch the Galaxy S8 and …

Dual-SIM Huawei P9 lite mini quietly launched in Europe for €190

Huawei continues to take advantage of its previous flagship by launching new smartphones derivative of the P9, its dual-camera high-end device that made its debut on the market last year.

The P9 lite mini is a mid-range smartphone that’s smaller than the regular P9 lite, another variation of the Huawei P9 flagship. Even though the Chinese company did not officially introduce the P9 lite mini, it appears that at least one retailer in Hungary will sell the dual-SIM version of the smartphone for €190 beginning late August.

Unlike the Huawei P9 lite that sports …

Huawei Nova 2 coming soon to Europe for a whopping €400 price

The Nova series is a rather new lineup of mid-range smartphones coming from Huawei, but it already has quite a lot of devices. One of the additions to the Nova series that was introduced this year is the Huawei Nova 2.

The Huawei Nova 2 was launched in China back in June, but it looks like the mid-range Android smartphone will make its debut in Europe as well. Currently, the handset is listed at various retailers in the Netherlands, but its availability will certainly expand to other countries soon.

As a matter fact, the Nova 2 might be one of the phone showcased …