Dual camera with 3x zoom? Top new Galaxy Note 8 features to expect

With the Galaxy S8 and S8+ already behind us, we can safely turn our prophetic gaze into the future, namely the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung just announced its Unpacked event for August 23, where we can safely assume that the phablet will be unveiled for the world to see. 
There have been plenty of leaks and tips about the phone already, plus we have the immortal words of Samsung’s DJ Koh: “I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8,” uttered way back in January to lean back on. 
Could it be a …


Smartphones and accessories were among the top Amazon Prime Day sellers

For 30 hours starting last Monday at 9pm EDT, Amazon’s Prime Day was in effect with plenty of sales offering great deals on tech items. For example, Amazon sold the original smart speaker, the Amazon Echo, for 50% off during the sale. The top selling product over the 30-hour period was the smaller, hockey puck-esque Amazon Echo Dot. After a $15 discount, the smart speaker was reduced to $34.99 for a 30% haircut. Overall, Echo sales tripled year-over-year compared to last year’s Prime Day event.

Some of the best selling items during the sale were smartphones and accessories for them. The …

Android's July distribution stats are in: Nougat is gaining ground, but Marshmallow is still on top

Geeks, nerds, and fans alike, the latest Android distribution stats are in!

Merely months before Android O becomes official, the preceding Android Nougat has finally leapfrogged the 10%-mark – Android 7.0 and 7.1 have been installed on a total of 11.5% of all active Android devices worldwide during the first week of July 2017. That’s a neat 2% improvement over May’s 9.5% Nougat distribution, and we can only expect this number to grow higher with time.
Android Marshmallow, which got released in 2015, continues its reign with …

Top 10 iPhone 8 features review: predictions by Ming-Chi Kuo

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and we expect Apple to bring a revolutionary redesign to the series with a full-screen device with all-out features: we don’t know the official name yet, but let’s refer to it as the Apple iPhone 8.
Some three months before the traditional Apple Special Event in September, where the company unveils its new iPhones, one of the most accurate Apple analysts has spoken with a list of 10 predictions for Apple’s plans for the second half of the year and the iPhone 8 in particular.
The …

Top new mobile devices in June 2017: here's all you should know about

June 2017 is about to go down in history, but before we wave it one final goodbye, let’s take a look at all the cool new phones, tablets and other neat little stuff that became available in the beginning of the summer season.

These are the coolest new things in July 2017We start by looking at all the new phones that went on sale this month: the OnePlus 5 managed to steal a lot of the hype, but it was far from the only new phone worth checking out.

And let’s not forget we had WWDC 2017 this month and Apple dropped the new 10.5″ …

Top new mobile devices in June 2017: here are all that you should know about

June 2017 is about to go down in history, but before we wave it one final goodbye, let’s take a look at all the cool new phones, tablets and other neat little stuff that became available in the beginning of the summer season.

These are the coolest new things in July 2017We start by looking at all the new phones that went on sale this month: the OnePlus 5 managed to steal a lot of the hype, but it was far from the only new phone worth checking out.

And let’s not forget we had WWDC 2017 this month and Apple dropped the new 10.5″ …

UFS 2.1 explained: the storage technology in today's top Android phones

Inside each and every modern smartphone reside two quite important memory chips. One of them, known as RAM, holds memory that can be read and written rapidly, but can’t be stored if power to the chip gets cut off. RAM is where active apps and operating system components are loaded so that they can be manipulated quickly. Needless to say, your phone’s RAM is a vital component, but it rests outside the scope of this article.

Your phone also has a chip for storing data in the long term – apps, photos, music, as well as the operating system itself. This chip isn’t as fast …

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 …

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ named top smartphones on the market by Consumer Reports

Ths Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the current top smartphones money can buy, well ahead of all the competition, claims testing publication Consumer Reports.

Samsung’s latest flagships have secured the two top spots on CR’s list thanks to their beautiful design, great battery life, vibrant displays, and “stunning” cameras.

The outlet’s findings, after rigorous testing, also indicate that the S8 and S8+ are among the toughest high-end smartphones, successfully passing a dunk tank test, which was last year failed by the rugged S7 Active. As far as all-glass, …

June's Android distribution figures are released; Android 6.0 is now on top

If it’s the first week of the new month, it must be time to take a look at the latest Android distribution numbers. And as you might suspect, the percentage of Android phones using the latest Android 7.0-7.1.1 builds (Nougat) has increased. This time, the addition amounts to 2.4 percentage points, thus taking Nougat’s share to 9.5%. The biggest slice of the pie belongs to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), which now can be found on 31.2% of Android devices. That is followed by the 30.8% of Android flavored phones and tablets that are powered by Android 5.0-5.1 (Lollipop). Last month it was Lollipop that …