Sony may have just cancelled its rumored Xperia Z5 Tablet lineup

Sony’s most recent tablet dates all the way back to 2015, with the official unveiling of the Xperia Z4 Tablet. However, after three years of silence, new rumors began to circulate earlier this year that Sony was finally preparing two new successors, the Xperia Z5 Tablet and Z5c Tablet, set to be launched this summer. With the timeframe just around the corner, though, one new rumor claims Sony has decided to bail on its plans entirely.

For those who don’t know, the larger Xperia Z5 Tablet was expected to boast a10-inch display while the Z5c Tablet would have featured a smaller …


LG G7 ThinQ: 5 important rumored features to anticipate

LG certainly took its time when it comes to the development of the LG G7 ThinQ, which will be the South Korean company’s flagship smartphone for H1 2018. Previously, LG had the habit of announcing its flagship devices near the annual MWC trade show, but after a change at the helm of the company earlier this year, the flagship was belated.
Fortunately, we have an official announcement set in stone, on May 2. As we are quite eager to see just how many of the rumors and leaks out there will turn out to be real, we decided to round up a couple of anticipated G7 …

Pair of patent applications from Microsoft deals with its rumored foldable device

Back in December, Microsoft filed some patents related to a foldable tablet that seemed to have the ability to be manipulated into a phone-sized mobile product. Many considered this to be the long-awaited Surface Phone, and renders of the device showed a dual-screen foldable unit that could be converted to tablet mode, tent mode, laptop mode, and folded mode. Users will reportedly get to take notes using the side-by-side screens as though he/she was using a regular paper notebook. The whole concept is rumored to be called Project Andromeda, and a pair of fresh patent applications pertaining to …

Nokia X6 with dual-lens Zeiss camera rumored to be unveiled on April 27

It appears that the rumor about a new Nokia X smartphone in the works at HMD Global was pretty accurate, as the Finnish company is gearing up for a major announcement. Chinese media reports HMD plans to reveal a new Nokia-branded smartphone on April 27, and the device will be named Nokia X6.

Yes, it will have the same name as the Symbian-powered Nokia X6 that made its debut on the market almost ten years ago, and just like its namesake, it will pack mid-tier specs.

Apparently, there will be two Nokia X6 versions available on the market, based on the chipset inside. One will be equipped …

Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users

Apparently, listeners who prefer free music stream services are very important for Spotify, which is why the company has decided to improve the free version of its music service, Bloomberg reports.

Spotify is now “tweaking” the free service to make it easier to use for mobile users. Sources familiar with Spotify’s plans confirm the information and claim an official announcement is expected to go live in just a couple weeks.

Additional details about the changes Spotify plans for its free music streaming service aren’t available right now, but the company has been often criticized by …

Spotify's rumored smart speaker could launch this month

Two months ago, we told you that based on job postings made by Spotify, the world’s largest music streamer was apparently in the process of building a smart speaker. Last month, we passed along video that showed Spotify testing its own in-house voice search feature. This could mean that instead of using Alexa or Google Assistant, Spotify is creating its own for use with the smart speaker. The device would compete against Amazon’s leading Echo line, the Google Home smart speakers, Apple’s HomePod and others.

The company has now sent out invitations for an event to be held on the morning of …

Rumored new version of YouTube Kids will block content not curated by humans

According to a report published yesterday, a new version of the YouTube Kids app is rumored to be coming. Unlike the current version of the app, the new one will do away with the use of algorithms to select its inventory of videos. All clips selected for the new YouTube Kids must be curated by a human being. This will prevent those with malicious intent from playing to the algorithms by making it appear that a video is kid-friendly even if it contains disturbing images.

Last month, we told you that Google was removing a number of “conspiracy” themed videos from YouTube for Kids, including …

Rumored Apple acquisition of Snapchat parent Snap is not going to happen says market expert

The Wall Street rumor mill is always full of possible merger combinations. Most of the time, these rumors really are fake news broadcast by Wall Street pros looking to game the system for millions in trading profits obtained by goosing a stock for a quick pop. This month’s Vanity Fair, of all places, contains a rumor stating that Apple could be looking to purchase Snapchat parent Snap.

Purchasing Snap would give Apple access to messaging app Snapchat; despite the recent change to the Snapchat UI that caused many users to sign a petition demanding the old Snapchat back, Apple might see the …

Nokia 8110 4G rumored to arrive in the US in Q2

Recently unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Nokia 8110 4G (aka “the banana phone”) is reportedly headed to the United States. The Finnish company HMD announced the feature phone will be launched in Europe in May for €89, but hasn’t made any statements regarding its US availability so far.

However, the same sources that confirmed the Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 2018 will be launched in the US now say another Nokia-branded handset will be released in the country – the 8110 4G.

As far as the timeframe goes, it appears that HMD plans to make the banana phone available …

HTC Desire 12 Plus rumored to come alongside the regular model

Last month, we reported about one of the smartphones that HTC plans to introduce in the not so distant future – the Desire 12, a mid-range device that might not come alone. New information about HTC’s upcoming lineup suggests a Plus version will be unveiled alongside the Desire 12.

Unlike the regular model that packs a quad-core MediaTek processor, the HTC Desire 12 Plus will be equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 CPU. Also, the slightly beefed up Desire smartphone will boast a larger 5.99-inch display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Other …