The Nokia 6 is the current* spearhead of the brand’s return to the smartphone world in 2017 and follows several years of being locked out, following the Microsoft buyout of its Devices division in 2013. It’s still Nokia in terms of logo and branding, it’s still designed in Finland, it’s still made like a tank, but the actual firm behind it is HMD Global and all the manufacturing is in China. So take the ‘Nokia’ branding with just a pinch of salt.
After quite a few leaks, Asus today unveiled its ZenFone 4 series of handsets. The new ZenFone 4 lineup consists of six phones: the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Max followed by the Pro variants of these three handsets.
Google has updated Gboard beta on Android to version 6.5. The update is significant as it introduces a new stickers tab with support for Bitmoji and others. The update also comes with some adjustments to the ‘Themes’ section of the app.
The HMD-owned Nokia has jumped on the flagship bandwagon with the Nokia 8. With this handset, Nokia wants to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30, iPhone 8, and other flagship phones due to be unveiled this year.
LG is all set to unveil its next flagship handset, the V30, in just over a week from now. Most of the details about the V30 has already leaked, and today, we get to feast our eyes on another set of press renders of the device.
Google today announced that Google Home users in the United States and Canada will soon be able to make free phone calls to their friends and families hands-free.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that Nokia’s and HMD Global’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, would be announced on August 16.
Over the weekend, Xiaomi released the global beta build of MIUI 9 for Redmi Note 4/4X (Snapdragon variant) and Mi 6. Xiaomi had unveiled MIUI 9 at an event in China late last month and released Chinese alpha and beta builds of the ROM soon after.
By now, the events that transpired last year with the Galaxy Note 7 have been etched in the history books, with the phablet facing overheating issues, and, in many cases, catching fire and putting owners at risk.
An analyst report from earlier this week suggested that Google could be paying Apple as much as $3 billion to remain the stock search engine on Safari for iPhone and iPad. Now, news report originating from Korea suggests that Google will reportedly be paying Samsung even higher licensing fees of $3.5 billion.