HTC will release a 2018 flagship phone, even after Google deal

It’s official: Google is buying a big part of HTC’s phone team talent for $1.1 billion to further help it with its Pixel phones and who knows what else.
Does this mean it’s over for HTC as a phone maker?
Not really. In fact, HTC is getting ready at least one more new flagship for 2018.

“This agreement also supports HTC’s continued branded smartphone strategy, enabling a more streamlined product portfolio, greater operational efficiency and financial flexibility. HTC will continue to have best-in-class …


iOS 11 release date and time around the globe: Here's when you're getting it (Update: It's today!)

Just short of a week ago during Apple’s largest keynote for 2017, it was officially announced that after months of beta tests and releases, iOS 11 will arrive to all eligible devices (iPhone 5s and newer, iPad mini 2 and newer, iPod 6th-gen.) on September 19, which is tomorrow.
 
When are you getting it though? Well, as is tradition, we expect Apple to release the update around 10AM Pacific Time, which is the regular time window for new iOS updates. There’s no reason for Apple to deviate from this well-established pattern right now, so expect iOS 11 …

iOS 11 release date and time around the globe: Here's when you're getting it

Just short of a week ago during Apple’s largest keynote for 2017, it was officially announced that after months of beta tests and releases, iOS 11 will arrive to all eligible devices (iPhone 5s and newer, iPad mini 2 and newer, iPod 6th-gen.) on September 19, which is tomorrow.
 
When are you getting it though? Well, as is tradition, we expect Apple to release the update around 10AM Pacific Time, which is the regular time window for new iOS updates. There’s no reason for Apple to deviate from this well-established pattern right now, so expect iOS 11 …

These are the iPhones and iPads that will be updated to iOS 11 on release date

Apple unveiled the September 19th release date for iOS 11 yesterday, and, as you can imagine, while the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will ship with it out of the box, the rest of the iPhone and iPad gang will have to get it over the ether. As usual, there are some winners and losers, meaning that really old iPhones and Apple tablets won’t get any of the iOS 11 goods, as you can see in Apple’s helpful list above. 
Anything iPhone 5 and below, or the OG iPad mini, won’t be updated to any of the new features, but if you are rocking these dinosaurs, it’s …

MediaTek's Helio P40 chipset on track for Q1 2018 release, Meizu to be among early adopters

MediaTek announced two new chipsets last month, the Helio P23 and P30, which will be commercially available in Q4 2017. Starting next year, the Taiwanese company is expected to up its offerings with the first chipset built on the 12nm manufacturing process.

A new report coming out from China claims Meizu will be among the first companies to adopt MediaTek’s new Helio P40 chipset, which will be introduced in early 2018. 

The Helio P40 chip will be based on TSMC’s 12nm process and will feature an eight-core architecture. …

Phone release calendar: fall 2017

ModelAnnouncement dateRelease dateSamsung Galaxy Note 8August 23rdSeptember 15thSamsung Gear S4 (Gear Sport)August 30thunknownLG V30August 31stunknownSony Xperia XZ1August 31stunknownApple iPhone 7s, 7s+
iPhone 8*September 6th*September 15thApple Watch Series 3*September 6thunknownMoto X4unknownunknownGoogle Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XLOctober 5thOctober 5thHuawei Mate 10October 16thunknown
*Date based on expectations, leaks and rumors.
As the last days of summer slowly, but surely fly away, we are approaching a busy season for phones: the fall of 2017. 
Fall …

Samsung Gear S4 (Gear Sport) rumor review: specs, features, price, release date and all we know so far

Samsung will officially announce a brand new wearable device on August 30th at the IFA tech conference in Berlin, Germany, and chances are that it will be a new smartwatch. 
Is it time for the Samsung Gear S4 and what would it look like?
First, the name: it might not be the Gear S4. Samsung unveiled the Gear S3 exactly one year ago at IFA 2016, but one year after that launch, it seems more likely that its next generation smartwatch will be named “Samsung Gear Sport”.
Details …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: price and release date on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price and release date are now officially confirmed.
The official release date for the Galaxy Note 8 is set for September 15th, 2017. However, pre-orders open earlier, on Thursday, August 24th.

Pre-order Aug 24th, get it on Sept 15th, price set at $930

The full retail price is set at the quite steep $930 for the unlocked version of the phone on T-Mobile (it might vary slightly on other carriers), which is higher than the $850 price of last year’s Galaxy Note 7. If you buy the …

Apple Watch Series 3 rumor review: design, features, price, release date, all we know so far

Smartwatches – they never became a smashing hit, but there’s one company in particular that has been selling them by the millions. That would be Apple, which ships more smartwatches than any other company in the business. For this reason the rumors of a new and improved Apple Watch model come as no surprise. But how exactly will it be superior to Apple’s current offerings? Well, let’s go over what we know so far.

What will we call it, anyway?

So far there have been no rumors stating a specific name for Apple’s next smartwatch, but we’re …

LG V30 rumor review: design, specs, price, release date, and all we know so far

LG has something big and powerful to show us later this month. That would be a new phone, naturally – the LG V30, as it will be called. Its purpose: to be the most technologically advanced smartphone LG’s mobile division is capable of creating, to be a multimedia powerhouse capable of capturing and reproducing music, images and video with top-notch quality, and to be a worthy successor to the LG V20 from last year, of course. Here’s how LG plans on achieving all of this.
Design and display
The LG V20 from last year was a rugged, manly-looking …