The AirPower is now officially Apple's longest-running vaporware

The AirPower wireless charging pad may look svelte in its own dedicated section on Apple’s website and may top up everything with the fruit logo in sight, but it’s now officially the longest-running release in the company’s history. In fact, remember the AirPower? Apple announced it as a cord-cutter’s dream together with the new iPhone 8, Plus and X way back in September, and it’s now been a full pregnancy term without nary a whiff of this thing becoming a retail product.

Granted, Apple delayed an unprecedented amount of products last year, chief among which was the iPhone X …


The glass-coated Nokia X6 is officially introduced

Nokia X6 is HMD Global’s first smartphone to feature the notch display design. Although the device was showcased last month at a Nokia event in China, it took more than two weeks for the Nokia X6 to go official.

The bad news is Nokia X6 is a China-exclusive for the moment, but there’s hope for those waiting for this specific device to go on sale in other countries since HMD almost always brought its China-exclusive devices to other markets after a while.

If you’ve been following our reports, you probably know everything about the Nokia X6’s specs, but here is something that we didn’t …

LG V30S ThinQ is now officially available in the US

After a couple of weeks in which it’s been available only for pre-order (with no proper release date mentioned), the LG V30S ThinQ is now finally in stock in the US. The new smartphone – announced back in February – is priced at $729.99 and can be purchased via B&H (see the source link below). 
This is the official unlocked US variant of the V30S ThinQ and is offered in two not too different color variants: Matte Moroccan Blue, and Glossy Moroccan Blue. LG itself is listing the handset on its website and provides links to B&H, as this is the only …

Nintendo's first mobile app, Miitomo is officially dead

Nintendo announced back in January that its first mobile app, Miitomo will be discontinued effective May 9. Since today is the day, Nintendo issued an official statement to thank the millions of fans for using Miitomo since the app’s launch.

We want to thank you for enjoying Miitomo so much. Miitomo’s service has come to an end as of Wednesday 9th May 2018, 16:00 (JST). We’ve come a long way since the app was launched, and once again we want to thank everyone who’s been involved. We hope to go on to even bigger and better things in the future with Nintendo, and we hope you’re there to share …

Nokia 6.1 officially launches in the US as part of Google's Android One family

If you’re planning to buy a new mid-range smartphone that doesn’t cost more than $300 unlocked, as of this week, you can get an official US variant of the Nokia 6.1. Announced back in February (and known as Nokia 6 2018 in some markets), the Nokia 6.1 succeeds the Nokia 6 of 2017, bringing improvements on almost all fronts.
Made out of aluminum, the Noia 6.1 employs a unibody design, sports a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, and runs Android 8 Oreo. The phone is part of Google’s Android One program, which means it’ll receive timely software …

HTC U12+ to be officially introduced on May 23

HTC may have just confirmed the date its new flagship smartphone will be unveiled. According to an image shared by HTC Germany, the U12+ will be announced on May 23.

The Taiwanese company chose an interesting way of announcing the event, as the image teased shows all the components that go into a smartphone. We can’t say for sure if they belong to the U12+, but it’s highly unlikely the announcement will involve a different device.

The tweet that’s gone live earlier today reads: “A masterpiece, the whole, holds much more than the sum of its parts… more we …

Essential Phone is now officially available in five more countries

The Essential Phone was for a long time a US affair, but that’s about to change since the company behind the flagship smartphone announced it has decided to open official stores in four more countries.

In fact, Essential started to sell its smartphone in Canada earlier this month via Amazon, while one carrier offered a limited variety of color options as well. However, starting today, Essential confirmed that customers in five other countries will be able to order the Essential Phone from dedicated stores.

According to Essential, official stores are now opened in five more countries: …

LG G6 is officially getting Android Oreo starting Monday, G5 and V20 to follow

LG just announced that its G6 smartphone – an ex-flagship launched in August 2017 – is finally getting an official Android 8 Oreo update. More exactly, the update will be rolled out starting Monday, April 30, first to G6 units in South Korea, LG’s home country. This will be the inaugural update released through LG’s new Software Upgrade Center (opened a couple of weeks back).
At this time, there is no word on exactly when LG G6 units in the US and other markets will receive Android Oreo. However, we’re fairly certain it won’t be long now, and we hope US carriers are …

OnePlus 6 may be officially revealed on May 18

OnePlus continues to tease its upcoming flagship killer, the OnePlus 6, but the Chinese company has yet to announce when it will be officially introduced and how much it will cost. Although previous rumors suggest the OnePlus 6 may be unveiled in early May, fans of the brand may have to wait until the middle of the next month.

The Indian press reports OnePlus 6 will be announced in the country on May 18 and the smartphone may cost around Rs 40,000, which is about $600 outright. Unfortunately, we can’t say how accurate is this new piece of information, so take it with a grain of salt until …

Officially confirmed: OnePlus 6 specs won't disappoint

Shortly after unleashing the very first OnePlus 6 teaser, OnePlus today shared more details on its upcoming flagship smartphone. While mentioning that it’s always in “pursuit of burdenless speed” and smooth user experiences, OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 6 is, unsurprisingly, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 – the high-end processor that’s also found inside Samsung’s Galaxy S9 series. 
OnePlus also says that its next-generation phone will come with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space. There’s no mention of variants with less RAM and less storage space, …