Google releases an official $15 Home Mini wall mount

The smart speaker market is rapidly growing. Are you a new owner of a Google Home Mini? Are you looking for a place to put your new, donut-shaped smart home speaker? Well, until now—unless you went for a third-party solution—the Home Mini was destined to occupy a flat, horizontal surface in your home.

However, Google has somewhat surprisingly partnered with mobile accessory maker Incipio to bring an official wall mount for the Mini to the Google Store. The mount itself is a simple plastic build with a slot for the tiny device to snap into place. It comes …


HTC U11 EYEs specs and more press renders leak ahead of official announcement

HTC confirmed recently it will hold a press conference on January 15 where the company is supposed to unveil another mid-range Android smartphone, the long-rumored HTC U11 EYEs.

With probably less than a day left until the announcement, what appear to be official renders and information about the U11 EYEs leaked online. At first glance, these details match the previous reports about the upcoming device.

This means that the HTC U11 EYEs will indeed be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. On the back, the phone packs a …

Sony releases official hands-on video to present the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, Xperia L2

A couple of days ago, Sony went official with its brand-new phones — the upper-midrange Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, and the budget Xperia L2. They are pretty-cool looking handsets, aimed at the traditionalists that like their phone to have that stark, rectangular look that Sony’s been touting for a while now.

The company has just released its own hands-on video for the three handsets. We get nice closeup shots and the specs of the phones reiterated. But it’s a nice, condensed way to get acquainted with the new handsets in case you missed them on entry.

We had our time to check …

Some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 units receive Android 8.0 Oreo official update

It appears that Samsung is seeding an official version of Android 8.0 Oreo to some Galaxy Note 8 units. At the time of writing, the company hasn’t announced anything regarding the rollout, but multiple Reddit users have confirmed that the update has landed on their phones.
By the looks of it, this could be a soak test, meaning that Samsung might be releasing the update on a very small number of devices to see how it holds up before a broader rollout. 
Still, this is a rather surprising turn of events, as the company has an Oreo beta testing …

OnePlus 5T in "Sandstone White" is now official, sales open on January 9th

After leaking out earlier today, the OnePlus 5T in a brand new color, “sandstone white” has just gone official on the company’s website.
The new OnePlus 5T finish pays tribute to the original OnePlus “sandstone” designs and has the same textured finish on its back that makes it different from all other phones out there. It is also looks very similar to the limited Star Wars edition 5T released exclusively to India earlier.

Interestingly, OnePlus seems to be drawing inspiration from the Pixel 2 XL “panda” look, as this newest 5T model has a similar white back …

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) gets listed on the official website ahead of announcement

The Galaxy J2 (2018) is clearly one of Samsung’s budget-friendly smartphones that will make its debut on the market in the coming weeks. We’ve already reported on the handset last month when we told you Samsung plans to sell the Galaxy J2 (2018) for around €115.

Today, we’re here to tell you that Samsung has just listed the Galaxy J2 (2018) on the official website. Although the South Korean handset maker did not confirm the phone’s price tag or specs sheet, but at least that’s an indication the Galaxy J2 (2018) will be introduced very soon.

One thing …

Here are the first official pictures of the US-bound LG Tribute Dynasty

The LG Tribute Dynasty is the sequel to other budget-friendly smartphones launched by US carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile such as the LG Tribute 5 and LG Tribute HD.

The user guide of the smartphone was spotted online a few days ago, which is how we learned the LG Tribute Dynasty (LG-SP200) will make its debut at Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile.

Little information is known about the Tribute Dynasty, but at least we know what the phone looks like thanks to the reputable leakster Evan Blass. Apparently, the Android smartphone will come with a rear-mounted …

Garmin Vivofit 4 goes official: year-long battery life and affordable price

Garmin has just launched a brand new affordable wearable fitness tracker with a color display and a claimed 1-year battery life: enter the Garmin Vivofit 4.
The newest Vivofit 4 comes as a successor to the Vivofit 3, and is $20 cheaper at a recommended retail price of $80. You can get replacement bands for around $20, and the fitness tracker will be available exclusively on Amazon today.
The Vivofit 4 has an interesting, textured band that stands out and an always-on color display that allows you to see your activity, …

Verizon rolling out Android Oreo official update for the Moto Z2 Force

Do you happen to be a Moto Z2 Force owner that’s on Verizon? If so, you’ll be happy to know that the official build of Android 8.0 Oreo will soon land on your phone. 

Even though Big Red is yet to update its “Device Software Update” page with the latest changes, a screenshot from the XDA Developers forums seems to prove that the rollout is indeed happening. The latest version should bump the build on your phone to ODX27.109-34.
The changelog highlights the addition of notification dots (or badges), smart text …

Honor 9 Lite mid-range phone goes official with 18:9 display and Android Oreo

Honor 9 Lite was at the Chinese regulatory commission about a week ago, so today’s announcement might not be a total surprise for some of you who’ve read our previous report. However, we now have more information on the phone’s price and availability, in case you’re considering buying one.

As the title says, the Honor 9 Lite is one of the not so many mid-range Android smartphones that features an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The 5.65-inch screen with full HD+ resolution is probably one of the phone’s selling points.

Furthermore, Honor’s new handset comes with dual-camera setup, so you’ll …