Survey shows Samsung Galaxy S8+ producing the highest daily revenue per active user last month

The Apple iPhone has traditionally been the top revenue producing phone in North America. In other words, more games have been purchased by iPhone users than by those sporting an Android handset. And while that continues to be true for the most part, fresh data shows that the iPhone is being challenged by the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Google Pixel XL for the title of the top revenue producing phone in North America.

A survey conducted by analytical firm deltaDNA revealed that in North America last month, the phone that produced the most revenue per user on an average day was the Samsung …


Google dialer on the Pixel, Nexus now shows you your location when you dial 911

Google has just pushed an update for its Phone app — the stock dialer, which is used on its Pixel, Nexus, Android One, and Google Play Edition devices. Though, it should be noted that the update will be installed only on handsets that have Android 6 Marshmallow or above.

The new update has a very nifty feature for when you are in a jam — if you happen to be calling 911 (or 112 or, presumably, whatever the emergency number for your current country is), your phone will give you a very useful card, showing you your current location by address, coordinates, and also a Google Maps pin.

After …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active render shows up on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is likely to remain an AT&T affair in the United States, so if you’re into rugged smartphones, it’s the only carrier in the country where you’ll be able to purchase one.

Unfortunately, neither Samsung nor AT&T announced anything about the rugged version of this year flagship, the Galaxy S8. Although the smartphone appeared a few times online, we’re still waiting for the carrier to make it official.

The good news is we might be very close to Galaxy S8 Active’s reveal, as the smartphone has just appeared on Amazon. A render …

This new concept render shows us the Galaxy Note 8 in its full glory, S Pen and all

There have been quite a lot of Galaxy Note 8 leaks and rumors already, including renders and concepts of its potential design. Although we are not quite sure where the fingerprint scanner is going to be positioned, with the options being to the side of the camera or below it, it’s fairly certain that the phone will be inheriting the general looks of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with merely a few minor revisions. 

There’s a new concept render in town and it’s falling in line with pretty much all the rumors pertaining to the Note 8 thus far – featuring a dual camera at the back and …

HTC video shows how to setup Edge Sense on the HTC U11

The HTC U11, the manufacturer’s current flagship phone, has a new feature that makes it easy to open an app or snap a photograph by simply squeezing the sides of the handset. If you’re a daily Phone Arena reader, you know that this is called Edge Sense. Today, HTC released a video that shows how easy it is to set up Edge Sense. First, you need to select the “squeeze force level,” which is the amount of squeezing that is required to set off the feature. HTC recommends that you squeeze as hard as you can when setting this level. After all, setting this too low will result in many accidental …

Alleged Galaxy Note 8 promo poster shows us its dual-cameras, rear fingerprint scanner

There’s a new Galaxy Note 8 leak on the block, and this one’s pretty saucy.

A purported promotional poster of Samsung’s upcoming handset has been unearthed, giving us a sneak peek at the possible final design of the Note 8. There are dual cameras at the back, which falls in line with what has been expected for this year’s phablet, as well as a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner at the rear, which coincides with the latest news on the matter. 
Apparently, Samsung has been unable to come with a workaround for a brightness …

Video watching on smartphones reaches record highs in Q1, long-form content preferred, report shows

What a weird species we are. We have developed masterpieces of TV screens, progressively growing larger, sharper and with more detail, but still bend our heads over 4-5 inches of display to watch clips, show series and even films. The extent to which we keep our necks in the curved position to watch a video on a mobile device has been revealed in a recent report on smartphone video plays in Q1.

Online software and services provider Ooyala has just published stats that show that 57% of all video content watched worldwide in the first three months of 2017 was viewed on smartphones. …

Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.

The US market was dominated by iOS sales that accounted for up to 36.5% of smartphone sales in the country – a 5.8% increase from last year. In this spirit, iPhone 7 and its larger brother, 7 Plus, remained at the top of the sales …

Sony flagship running Android O shows up in User Agent profile, could be the rumored Xperia XZ1

The following piece of news may not exactly be a revelation, but here goes: Sony is working on a new flagship smartphone. The news comes from a couple of User Agent profiles uncovered on Sony Mobile’s site, which also revealed the phone will probably be released with Android O out of the box.
The device’s model number G8341 (or G8342 for the dual-SIM variant) tells us a couple of things: the letter G signifies it’s part of the company’s current flagship line, while the first two digits, 83, could signify it’s another member of the Xperia XZ line. For reference, the …

The OnePlus 5 shows audio recording superiority over OnePlus 3 in a new video

With the OnePlus 5 just around the corner, it is hardly a surprise that new details about it pop up every day. Yesterday we took our first look at the new phone, and today, we learn that we can expect improvements in the audio recording capabilities of the OnePlus 5. 

Heeding the feedback of OnePlus 3 and 3T users who wished for better audio capturing in noisy environments, the OnePlus guys are outfitting the OnePlus 5 with microphones of a higher grade. In fact, here’s a clear example of the difference between audio recordings from the OnePlus 3 and the …