Changelist revealed for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo update beta

A T-Mobile customer who owns the Samsung Galaxy S8 recently found that his phone was updated with the Android 8 Oreo beta. The phone owner disseminated a screenshot revealing the changelist for the beta. The update weighs in at 1.4GB and includes Samsung Experience 9.0. The beta program actually launches today (November 2nd) and each of the four major U.S. carriers will be allowed to have only 7,500 Galaxy S8 and 7,500 Galaxy S8+ users receive it.

According to the user who supplied this information, the Samsung Galaxy S8 runs more smoothly on Android 8.0. Based on the screenshot that was …


New Google Pixel 2 XL photo revealed by Walmart alongside fresh Home Mini images


Google hasn’t been able to keep its upcoming Pixel 2
smartphone series under wraps, so we’ve already seen both devices (the 5-inch
Pixel 2, and the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL), while also learning quite a lot about
their features. 

 

Unlike the Pixel and Pixel XL of 2016 (which shared the same
design, though in different sizes), the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have fronts that don’t look alike. More exactly, the Pixel 2 XL sports a display with round corners and minimal bezels,
while the Pixel 2 has a more traditional screen with pretty large bezels at the
top and bottom. In case you’re doubting …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro leaks out again, interesting color variants revealed


Huawei won’t properly announce its Mate 10 smartphone series
before October 16, but we already know plenty about it, including the fact that
it should be comprised of multiple devices – a regular Mate 10, a Mate 10 Pro,
a Mate 10 Lite, and even a Mate 10 Porsche Design.

 

Earlier this week, we saw some leaked images that allegedly
showed the Mate 10 Pro and some of its highlight features. Now, we can say – with
pretty high confidence – that those images were indeed depicting the new Mate
Pro. That’s because the ever-reliable Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) today revealed what
looks to be an …

More iPhone X interface details revealed, will it have Reachability?

Apple already showed us how accessing the recent apps, the homescreen, the Control Center, or Siri, would work on the iPhone X that doesn’t have the signature home button, but its new Xcode software beta reveals some more details about the changes in the X’s interface compared to, say, the more orthodox iPhone 8. First off, the iPad-style dock at the bottom of the display follows closely the rounded corners of the X for a uniform look, and houses four apps, the same that are present on other iPhones. 

The lock screen now prompts you to “swipe …

Huawei Mate 10 Lite leaks out, price and new details revealed

Next month, Huawei will announce a few new smartphones apparently
called Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite. While we’ve already heard a lot about
the three upcoming devices, details on exactly what differentiates them are a
bit confusing. Nevertheless, after seeing the Mate 10 in the wild, we can now
take a look at the Mate 10 Lite, thanks to a photo revealed by Venture Beat (seen on the left).

 

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite looks a lot like the regular Mate
10, with a notable difference: its fingerprint scanner should reside on the
back, not on the front. Another peculiarity is that this …

Google Pixel 2 prices to start at $649, three color variants revealed

Earlier today, we learned that the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL
should be a bit more expensive than last year’s Pixel XL, reportedly costing $849
(64 GB version) and $949 (128 GB version). 
According to Droid-life, things won’t
be that bad with the HTC-made Google Pixel 2, as this is supposed to be offered at the
same prices that the Pixel of 2016 was launched for: $649 (64 GB) and $749 (128
GB). We’re guessing that the near-bezel-less 6-inch screen of the
Pixel 2 XL has something (or a lot) to do with its higher price. As you may know, the Pixel 2 isn’t expected to sport such a screen, instead …

Android 8.1 revealed to be coming next as the newest Google Search app gets scrutinized

According to a teardown of the latest version of the Google app for Android, the Mountain View software giant is already working on the next version of Android that will likely arrive in the following 2-3 months for all eligible devices, likely alongside the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

That’d be Android 8.1 and it will likely introduce a neat amount of changes due to the simple fact that it will be joined by a siginificant bump in the Android SDK, which is set to hit number 27. In case you didn’t know, the SDK is essentially a collection of APIs that allows third-party …

Moto X4 certified by the FCC, specs revealed

While the Moto X4 did not get unveiled today as previously rumored, the device still managed to make the news. The FCC certified the handset in the U.S., and at the same time the full specs of the phone have been revealed. First, we can tell you that the phone’s FCC ID is IHDT56WK1. The model number in the U.S. is XT-1900-1, and you should check out the slideshow at the bottom of the story for some images taken from the FCC documentation.

The handset is equipped with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.2-inch AMOLED display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 630 chipset is …

Sony Xperia XZ1 design allegedly revealed: No surprises

Sony is readying the release of a new high-en Android smartphone allegedly called Xperia XZ1. The handset should succeed the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs, and it seems that, as of today, we can take a good look at its design, thanks to some renders revealed by CompareRaja and @OnLeaks.

Apparently, the Xperia XZ1 largely resembles the Xperia XZs, being a metal-made device with a minimalistic, elegant design (albeit some people may not be crazy about the large top and bottom bezels). The Flash and sensors next to the phone’s rear camera now stand horizontally – as seen …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro revealed, should be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 8

Last year’s Samsung Gear Fit 2 is about to get a successor called Gear Fit 2 Pro. Samsung already confirmed the name of the new wearable device, and now we can actually see images of it – thanks to Venture Beat, which also revealed some of its features.

Similar to its predecessor, the Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a curved AMOLED display (unknown size and resolution), and is based on Tizen OS, although it will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The new fitness band comes with “5 ATM” water resistance, which means it’s capable of withstanding water pressures equivalent to depths of …