Leaked images offer first look at upcoming all-metal Moto G5S

Android Authority has gotten hold of these images (click or tap to zoom) of the upcoming Moto G5S, allegedly obtained from a trusted source with knowledge of Lenovo’s plans. The smartphone is shown in grey, gold, and blue color options. From a design perspective, the only differentiation between the Moto G5S and the Moto G5 or G5 Plus is the full metal body, whereas the aforementioned models have aluminum back plates and plastic sides.

It isn’t clear if there are any hardware changes to go along with the updated, more premium look. The original Moto G5 sports a …


BlackBerry to offer three protective cases for the BlackBerry KEYone

If you are counting the days until BlackBerry starts shipping the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone to U.S. and Canadian buyers, you might want to start looking at some accessories for the device. BlackBerry has announced three different cases that are made and sold by BlackBerry itself. For those seeking protection from drops and falls, the BlackBerry KEYone Dual Layer Shell has a soft layer that wraps around the phone, while a harder shell adds more protection. That second shell is wrapped around the first one. Yes, the KEYone is built like a tank. But with the double protection of this case, you should …

Deal: Get an unlocked Moto Z with Moto Care Protection for $499 (limited time offer)

Need a high-end, unlocked smartphone that doesn’t cost more than $500? Motorola thinks you may want to consider buying its super-thin Moto Z, as it’s currently offering the handset for $499.99 via its official website. Unlike previous Moto Z deals, this new one includes free Moto Care Accident Protection for 2 years (normally $74.99).

The reduced price is not immediately visible when you want to purchase the Moto Z. To get the handset for just $499.99, you’ll have to select “Moto Care Accident Protection – 2 Years” and use the promo code MOTOZ200 at check out. …

Spotify might soon offer more relevant recommendations, thanks to recent AI startup acquisition

Music you see on Spotify is about to get a lot more relevant and customized to your liking, as we learn that the green dot company has acquired AI startup Niland.

Niland was founded in 2013 in Paris and offers API-based solutions for refined and highly customized music recommendations. Its technology is focused on two aspects of music analysis – estimation of similarity and classification of tracks. Niland’s algorithms ‘teach’ machines to transform music content into specific packages of data, which is considerably different to what current services do. Instead of sourcing and analyzing …

T-Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on BOGO deal starting May 12

The Galaxy S8/S8+ sales in the United States haven’t kicked off too long ago, and one of the major carriers in the country is already willing to offer customers a great deal on Samsung’s flagships.

T-Mobile hasn’t yet announced it, but a leaked document confirms that a BOGO (buy one get one for free) deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is imminent. The deal is supposed to go live tomorrow, May 12, but it’s unclear how long it will last.

Keep in mind though that you will have to buy both smartphones, as T-Mobile will then send you a rebate for one of …

Straight Path receives a $2.3 billion offer from mystery bidder, company owns spectrum related to 5G

On the evening of April 7th, Straight Path was valued at $455 million dollars. On Monday morning, April 10th, AT&T announced that it would buy Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion. The attraction? The company is one of the largest owners of 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum. These airwaves will be used by carriers building out their next-generation 5G network.

The day of AT&T’s announcement, the stock soared from $36.48 to $89.75, still below AT&T’s $95.63 per share offer. Two weeks later, a mystery bidder (rumored to be Verizon) topped AT&T with a bid …

T-Mobile to offer its own high-end phone with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price?

T-Mobile has become the most innovative and influential of the U.S. carriers under the leadership of president and CEO John Legere, who has made it a point to fix what is wrong with the industry in the U.S. T-Mobile was first to end carrier subsidies on new handsets and the two-year contracts that went along with them hand-in-hand. It was T-Mobile that started offering zero-rated streaming features such as Music Freedom and Binge On to customers. And T-Mobile has been behind the latest push to offer unlimited high-speed data plans to subscribers. In fact, T-Mobile One has taxes and fees built right …

Grab these premium Android icon packs for free! (limited time offer)

If you are even remotely interested in customizing your Android phone, then you know that the two easiest ways to freshen things up are to change your wallpaper and to apply some custom icon packs. And if you do like customizing your phone, then we’ve got good news for you! In fact, we’ve got double the amount of good news we usually have, because we’ve we’ve prepared two surprises for today! The first one is a selection of premium, otherwise-paid icon packs that are now available for free on Google Play, and the other one is a big collection of awesome wallpapers …

EU wants to offer Finland €2.6M for laid-off Nokia workers

Despite what some people may think, it’s not that bad to be an EU citizen, especially if you’re working for Nokia and you get laid off. The Finnish company has gone through a complete restructuring process to fine tune its business, so many employees were laid off.

Now, the European Commission wants to offer Finland €2.6 million to support no less than 821 former Nokia Network Systems employees. The amount of money is meant to assist these workers who lost their jobs to help them find new ones.

Most of the money will be used for career coaching, education …

Get these premium Android icon packs free of charge today! (limited time offer)

To those among our readers who like refreshing their home screens occasionally, we’ve got good news for you! A number of premium and otherwise-paid Android icon packs have gone free on Google Play and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find something to suit your tastes among them.

The collection primarily includes offerings of the flatter variety, defined by bold colors and minimalist designs, but we’ve also added a couple that may please those of you still hung up on skeuomorphism (side note: if you fall into the latter category, please let us know in the comment …