High-end Nokia 8 allegedly leaks out, dual Zeiss camera included

Over the week-end, we told you that an Android-based Nokia 8 could be released in the near future. Now, we have what seem to be the first legit renders showing the Nokia 8 in all its glory.

Revealed by Venture Beat, the renders allegedly present the front and back of the Nokia 8. Obviously, this is a handset that doesn’t stray too much from the design of HMD’s current line-up of smartphones (Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3).

The yet-to-be-announced Nokia 8 has pretty thin bezels on the right and left side of its screen, but the top and bottom bezels are certainly on the thick side. …


Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance receive a new update, see what's included

A new update has started rolling out OTA (over the air) for Sony’s two 2016 flagships – the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ. The firmware upgrade contains the recently-released Android security update for the month of July and should bump the build number of both handsets to 41.2.A.7.35.

At the time of writing, the size of the patch isn’t known, but if its contents are similar to the one introduced on the Xperia X, it should weigh in at about 90-100MB. Currently, the patch is available to only a few regions, so you might have to …

New update rolling out to Sony Xperia X, see what's included

Sony has released a new update for one of its 2016 mid-range devices – the Xperia X. The new patch weighs in at 92.8MB and is currently being rolled out to Xperia X variants with a single SIM slot, although it shouldn’t take long before it becomes available for the dual-SIM models. 
It seems that the software upgrade only contains the Android security patch for the month of July and should bump the build number to 34.3.A.0.206. Still, it’s great to see Sony implementing the latest security measures in a timely manner, given …

OnePlus 5 gets a new update, see what's included in OxygenOS 4.5.5

A new update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 5. This is the third software upgrade for the new handset, which was officially released barely over a week ago. 
Weighing in at 59MB, the new firmware brings optimizations and improvements to the Wi-Fi connectivity, voice calling, battery consumption while video recording, as well as tweaks to the vibration motor. There are also a bunch of bug fixes on board, the most notable of which addresses an issue with the Wi-Fi signal being constantly displayed as weak. 
The …

Apple releases iOS 11 developer Beta 2: See what's included in the new update

iOS 11 developer Beta 2 went live a few hours ago and, naturally, devoted Apple fans are rolling up their sleeves and digging right in. The update introduces a plethora of optimizations and bug fixes (as well as the inevitable emergence of new bugs), but also a few visible tweaks and additions to existing features. 

Here is a round-up of everything new that you’ll likely notice on the latest developer preview of iOS 11. Keep in mind that more stuff is likely to pop up in the following days.
Do Not Disturb …

More OnePlus 5 photos leak out, cases and retail box included

Since OnePlus couldn’t – and didn’t – want to keep too many secrets about the OnePlus 5, its upcoming flagship phone, we know quite a lot about the device. The handset will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a dual rear camera à la iPhone 7 Plus, and an overall design that also makes us think about Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone.

Shortly after we’ve seen what appear to be renders showing the front and back of the OnePlus 5, we can now check out another set of photos that seemingly present the upcoming phone in (and out of) its retail box. It’s not clear what the exact origin of the …

Report: Amazon taking another shot at smartphones with "Ice"; Google apps included?

After its Fire Phone ended up a flop in 2014, Amazon might be feeling confident enough to take on the smartphone industry one more time according to a new report published today. The incredible success of the Amazon Echo smart speaker, combined with the omnipresent AI assistant Alexa, has bolstered the company’s presence in the tech industry. The latest rumor revolves around a new line of smartphones allegedly code named “Ice.”

Part of the problem with the Fire was the use of a forked version of Android that did not include Google Mobile Services. That meant that the phone did not provide …

Actions on Google is coming to Android and iOS, support for transactions included

Actions on Google is only available on Home devices for the time being, but that’s about to change, the search giant confirmed during its I/O conference.

Google announced it would expand the availability of its voice-activated apps to the new platforms of Android and iOS. Previously, the Mountain View company promised to bring Actions on Google functionality on Pixel smartphones and within the Allo chat app.

Moreover, the search giant confirmed Actions on Google would support transactions, which will allow Android and iOS users to purchase things by voice. …

Honor 6X finally gets its Android Nougat update, EMUI 5.0 included

Honor USA just informed us that, starting today, May 2, it’s rolling out an official Android Nougat update to its 6X smartphone. 

If you own a honor 6X, you probably know that the update was initially supposed to be released in March. But, hey, we’ve seen longer delays.

The new update brings Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to the honor 6X. This means that the handset is getting software enhancements all across the board, from a refined design, to increased security and superior overall performance. Honor aims to upgrade all 6X units (likely around the world) by mid …

Deal: Amazon discounts the Sony Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra, US warranty included

Amazon US is running an exciting promotion these days that includes decent (not significant) discounts on some mid-range smartphones launched by Sony last year, the Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra.

Both come unlocked and feature GSM/LTE support, so you’ll be able to use them on carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, MetroPCS, Cricket Wireless, and a few others.

The cheaper of the two, Sony Xperia XA is available for just $179.99, which means you’ll be saving 28% off the phone’s $249.99 suggested retail price. The phone is available in four colors: …