Sony to hold MWC 2018 press conference on February 26, new Xperia phones incoming?

Although Sony has already unveiled a trio of Xperia phones early this year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), we expect the Japanese company to unveil a couple of more handsets next month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018.

As a matter fact, we’ve just been invited to Sony’s MWC press conference scheduled to take place on February 26. The invitation doesn’t mention anything about phones, just that we’ll get to see their latest technological achievements.

However, since MWC is all about smartphones, we strongly believe that we’ll see at least two new Xperia devices, including a …


Sony Xperia XZ Pro expected to be unveiled in February with 4K OLED display

Sony Mobile has already introduced three new smartphones earlier this month at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), but the Japanese company saved the best devices for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will debut late next month.

One of the most expected Sony smartphones is probably the Xperia XZ Pro, the best of the best, top-of-the-line, one to rule them all, and possibly the company’s most expensive handset. The Xperia XZ Pro will be unveiled slightly ahead of MWC, but it will be showcased at the trade fair in February/March.

According to a leaked document, …

Samsung Galaxy S6 might get Android Oreo by February, but don't get your hopes up

Samsung is hard at work trying to release the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for some of its flagship smartphones. The South Korean company is currently testing Oreo for Galaxy S8 and S8+ and is likely to start pushing it out very soon.

However, another ex-flagship might get the update around the same time. Samsung Galaxy S6’s last major Android OS update could be Oreo, according to the company’s technical support. Sadly, these statements that some Samsung reps issue while offering technical support are hard to confirm 100% since decisions related to important …

Chinese company will operate local Apple iCloud accounts, starting February

In a bid to comply with the China’s cloud computing regulations, Apple has granted permission to local company Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD) to operate Apple iCloud services on the territory of mainland China. The contract between the two companies comes into force next month, iCloud accounts outside of China won’t be affected by the change.

Apple has confirmed that both companies will have access to the data stored on the cloud servers. GCBD is owned by the Guizhou provincial government in southern China, where Apple last year invested $1bn …

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 coming to the US in February, priced higher than iPhone X

This February, Huawei is bringing its top smartphone stateside. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will officially go on sale on the 18th next month, carrying a $799 price tag. But it won’t be alone in Huawei’s push to gain the US smartphone enthusiast’s attention. At CES 2018, Huawei announced that it will launch the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in the States as well. 
But the luxury handset won’t be cheap. In fact, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will cost $1,225, which makes it more expensive even than the iPhone X. What do you get in exchange? For starters, there’s …

LG G6 scheduled to receive Android 8.0 Oreo by February, but there's a catch

LG G6 is one of the many flagships that has yet to be updated to the most recent version of Android. Although the South Korean company promised to deliver Android Oreo to the LG G6 as fast as possible, it looks like the update won’t make it live until next year.

As some of you probably know by now, LG has already kicked off an Android Oreo beta program for the G6, but it’s only available in China. Now we have more information that indicates the Asian version of the LG G6 might be the first to receive the update.

According to LG Customer Service, an Android Ore update for the LG G6 …

Huawei Mate 10 rumored to hit AT&T shelves in February

If you live in the U.S. and have fallen for the Huawei Mate 10, the latest rumor suggests that you might be able to pick up the phone from AT&T as soon as February. Back in November, there was speculation that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro would be heading to the nation’s second largest carrier. Recently, Huawei president Richard Yu said that the company would be expanding its smartphone operations in the U.S. during 2018. While not mentioning any carrier by name, the executive said that Huawei would be selling its flagship model through U.S. carriers next year, and that would be the Mate 10.

Huawei …

Samsung Galaxy S9 might be announced in February

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Ready or not, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is coming.

The Korean electronics giant’s next flagship Android phone might be announced in February, according to a report from Bloomberg.

There were murmurs that Samsung would switch things up this year and reveal the Galaxy S9 at CES in January, instead of at its own “Unpacked” event a few months later. But it appears that may not happen. Samsung could still unveil another phone — perhaps the long-rumored foldable “Galaxy X” — at CES, though.

The Bloomberg report claims Samsung is expected to unveil two versions of the Galaxy S9 — a regular S9 and larger S9+, which sounds about right considering the company did the same for the last two years running with the S7 and S8.  Read more…

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You might have to wait until February or March to get your iPhone X

If you’re thinking that by November you’ll be sporting the Apple iPhone X, you best think again. From time to time we have been telling you about possible production delays involving the tenth anniversary iPhone. One problem involves companies that are supplying Apple with parts for the 3D sensing technology required to make Face ID work. The latter is the feature that uses the phone owner’s face to unlock the handset and to verify his/her identity to make a mobile payment.

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