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Research Finds Verizon Pixel 2 Sales Slightly Improved Towards the End of 2017

Research Finds Verizon Pixel 2 Sales Slightly Improved Towards the End of 2017

The Google Pixel 2 is an exclusive via Verizon (among major carriers) in the U.S. A new report by BayStreet Research finds that the sales of the smartphone improved somewhat towards the end of 2017. However, the report noted that the numbers weren’t close to what was seen with the predecessor during the same period in 2016.

Galaxy S9 Dual SIM Support Page Published by Samsung Germany

Galaxy S9 Dual SIM Support Page Published by Samsung Germany

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is all but official right now, with renders giving us an early glimpse of the design, and the company finally confirming the handset’s arrival on February 25, 2018, a day prior to the MWC event in Barcelona.

Vivo X20 Plus UD with an Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner Now Official

Vivo X20 Plus UD with an Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner Now Official

After teasing the arrival of the world’s first under-display fingerprint scanner phone, Vivo has officially unveiled the X20 Plus UD. The device has been spotted multiple times already, including at the CES earlier this month. However, the company made the official announcement of the phone at a Beijing event on Wednesday.

Huawei Lists Devices That Will Get the Android 8.0 Update; Honor 8 Likely to Miss Out

Huawei Lists Devices That Will Get the Android 8.0 Update; Honor 8 Likely to Miss Out

It’s been quite a while since Android 8.0 Oreo was officially announced. However, some manufacturers are only just getting ready with the updates for their respective smartphones. Huawei is one of them, with the company now detailing the devices that will officially receive the EMUI 8.0 update which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Google Assistant Can Now Voice Match Multiple Netflix Profiles

Google Assistant Can Now Voice Match Multiple Netflix Profiles

Google Assistant already supports Netflix. However, the functionality was quite limited, especially if there were multiple profiles on your Netflix account. A new update changes that with Assistant’s ability to voice match each individual based on their profile.

Google Launches Gboard Go for Low End Android 8.1 Smartphones

Google Launches Gboard Go for Low End Android 8.1 Smartphones

Google tried to rehash the Android One platform last year in the form of Android Go. Apps and services meant for the Android Go platform would take up less RAM and be lighter on the device overall. After unveiling a handful of Go apps, Google is now launching its widely popular Gboard app under the “Go” moniker.

Vivo to Launch the World’s First Phone with an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Later This Week

Vivo to Launch the World’s First Phone with an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Later This Week

Chinese manufacturer Vivo is one of the biggest smartphone brands in the region, along with Huawei, Oppo, Gionee, and the likes. Given the highly competitive nature of the mobile industry, there’s a race within the region to bring out the newest innovations on their respective devices. It seems like Vivo is now on the verge of becoming the first company to offer a phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

WhatsApp Releases Standalone App for Businesses

WhatsApp Releases Standalone App for Businesses

Back in September last year, WhatsApp announced the arrival of a standalone business app, testing out the service with a handful of merchants. Well, it’s here now, known as WhatsApp Business. This app helps businesses connect with customers in a more effective and efficient manner. This app is only available on Android for now and is expected to be launched on iOS soon.

Samsung Unveils Winter Olympics 2018 Edition of the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Unveils Winter Olympics 2018 Edition of the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has just unveiled a limited edition variant of the Galaxy Note 8 to commemorate the 2018 Winter Olympics. Known simply as the “PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition”, this variant will come with exclusive packaging highlighting the games. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in the PyeongChang County of South Korea, with a number of leading countries expected to participate in the event.

Face Unlock on the OnePlus 5T Could Be Infringing on Some Patents

Face Unlock on the OnePlus 5T Could Be Infringing on Some Patents

The OnePlus 5T is still relatively new in the market and is perhaps one of the best Android phones to buy right now. In terms of the features it brings to the table, Face Unlock appears to be a key highlight, given that it’s a first for the lineup. A new report claims that OnePlus’ implementation of this feature could be infringing on a handful of patents held by American company Sensible Vision.