Google Maps for iOS gets updated to include waiting times at restaurants, and more

No one likes to pull up to a restaurant and find that there is a long wait before their party can get seated. So Google Maps for iOS is adding a new feature that will show the average waiting times at certain eateries hour by hour throughout the day. Users will also learn how long the average wait is, and when they can expect the peak waiting time to take place. The update, to version 4.4.7, will provide the average waiting times for over one million restaurants. The update also makes it easier to find reviews on a specific restaurant.

Another new feature added to Google Maps for iOS gives …

Huawei P20 Pro specs leak; three Leica cameras on back include a 40MP sensor

On March 27th, Huawei will officially introduce the P20, P20 Lite and the P20 Pro. The latter is Huawei’s new muscle phone with top-of-the-line specs including three rear-facing cameras that feature Leica optics. This reportedly is made up of a 40MP sensor, a 20MP (monochrome) sensor and an 8MP (telephoto) sensor. 5X magnification is available when using the zoom capabilities of the 40MP and 8MP sensors. Huawei calls this feature “Hybrid Zoom.” The aperture on the cameras range from f/1.6 to f/2.4. Adorning the front is a selfie snapper weighing in at 24MP.

The Huawei P20 Pro is equipped …

HTC U12's design language to include a unique matte white finish variant

HTC fans may have already had their fair share of leaks about the upcoming flagship of the Taiwanese company, but there are still many things to learn about the HTC U12.

Besides the full specs list that we reported about not long ago, there’s a matter of design. Apparently, HTC U12 will retain the company’s Liquid Surface design language, but with a twist.

A trusted source with knowledge about HTC’s plans claims the handset maker plans to introduce a new matte white finish for the U12, which will be quite unique for a smartphone that’s completely coated in glass.

Yes, the U12 …

Google's Valentine's Day deals include free Pixel 2 Live Cases, savings on Google Home

In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2018, Google this week unveiled a series of deals that folks in the US can take advantage of through Google Store. We’re not talking about breathtaking deals here, but it’s still nice to see that Google is being a bit generous.
If you’re buying a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL before February 14 (at 11:59 PM PT), you can get a free Live Case for your phone. Normally costing at least $40, a protective Live Case can be personalized with your own photos and images, or you can choose one of Google’s preset designs. 
Other …

Alleged Nokia 7 Plus leaked specs include Snapdragon 660 CPU, dual-lens Zeiss camera

Finnish company HMD Global is supposed to bring quite a few nice surprises at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. Aside from the new Nokia-branded flagship, an incredibly powerful mid-range smartphone could be unveiled as well – the improved version of the Nokia 7.

Since Nokia 7 is exclusive to China, the new model that’s expected to go global soon after unveil is a nice addition to HMD’s portfolio of Android smartphones. We’ve been reporting before about the Nokia 7 Plus, but this is the first time we have almost complete details about its specs.

Apparently, the Nokia …

Verizon's Go Unlimited plan to include Mexico and Canada starting on January 25th

As many of you know, Verizon offers two different unlimited plans, Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. The former is the lower priced of the two options, and offers DVD-quality video streaming (480p) as opposed to the HD streaming (720p) available on the premium version. Another difference between both plans is the 15GB of high speed hotspot/tethering offered with Beyond Unlimited every month, compared to the 600Kbps speed cap that Go Unlimited subscribers experience for hotspot/tethering use.

However, Big Red is allowing Go Unlimited subscribers to match Beyond Unlimited users with one particular …

Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company’s products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it’s only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, …

Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones

If you want to know what Microsoft is planning for Black
Friday 2017, you’ve come to the right place. While most of the company’s Black
Friday deals don’t have anything to do with phones, there are some upcoming
offers that will certainly be of interest to our readers. In particular, starting
November 23, Microsoft will allow customers to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ (unlocked) at $150 off.


Right now, Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99,
while the unlocked Galaxy S8+ is offered for $824.99. At $150 off, the two
flagship handsets will cost $574.99 and $674.99, …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …

No shocker, Samsung Galaxy S9 series to include Galaxy S9+

Are you sitting down, muscles taunt in expectation of big news? We won’t delay this any longer. With work apparently starting on the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S9, it seems that all indications point to a second variant of the model to be released next year alongside the new flagship phone. In other words, Samsung will be offering both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in 2018.

Yes, you must be so stunned that a feather would knock you to the ground. But we know you can find the inner strength to keep on going. According to a report published today, Samsung has two new firmware versions, …