By now, we’ve come to expect an “Active” version of the latest Samsung SX device. Also by now, we’ve mostly come to terms with the fact that it still isn’t commercially available in other markets outside the US. That aside, the Galaxy S8 Active is a ruggedized version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. It also does not water down specs or skimp on features over the standard model. — Full Story (EN):More…

T-Mobile has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy Note8 units on its network. Weighing in at 383MB and arriving as version N950USQU2BQJA, the update brings along a handful of changes, including fix for an IMS roaming bug. In addition, the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of November. Finally, there are some bug fixes as well as software stability-related improvements. For more info, head to the…

Photos used to be tangible objects – a physical representation of a memory to be treasured and kept safe in an album. These days a photo has so little value that two years ago there were 8,796 photos sent on Snapchat per second. Yes, those photos were automatically deleted in 10 seconds, so much for the memories. Motorola and Polaroid are offering you a way back to the way things used to…

The Nokia 2 became official at the end of October as HMD Global’s entry-level Android smartphone model – its cheapest yet. The device has already landed in Russia and South Africa, and it looks like the US is among the next batch of countries to receive it. Today the Nokia 2 has gone up for pre-order at online retailers such as Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy. Regardless of where you buy from,…

Apple has pushed back the release of its HomePod speaker to early 2018. The company released a statement earlier today confirming the same. According to the statement sent to Techcrunch, Apple needs a little more time. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and…

The UK sales for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro have started today and the phone is now available from Three, Clove and Vodafone. A limited number of stores have units available for pickup today, while all three will start shipping online orders on Monday – November 20. The 6GB/128GB Mate 10 Pro can be purchased for as little as £10 upfront with the most expensive plans or for £770 contract and SIM-free….

Just as Xiaomi has expanded availability of its smartphones to its Western EU market in Spain, as well as launching Redmi devices on Amazon’s site in Spain – the company has also opened a Xiaomi flagship store. One that would be open 24 hours a day. The new Mi Store is in the dense metropolitan area of Moscow where customers can walk in at any time, day or night. The store will…

T-Mobile is getting a head start on Black Friday. As other carriers are waiting until Thanksgiving weekend for their offers to go live, T-Mobile will open the floodgates tomorrow, November 17. Starting Friday, T-Mobile new and existing T-Mobile customers can buy a phone from LG, Samsung, or Apple and buy a second one from the same maker for free via rebate. The offer will be available in store, over the phone, and…

To say that Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have had their fair share of (sometimes weird) hardware issues would be quite the understatement. Still, they’ve unfortunately been in the news a lot for this reason. In what is probably just a coincidence, the Google Assistant on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL can now help you troubleshoot your device. It obviously can’t fix hardware issues, but it does try…

Essential has promised to hold bi-weekly Reddit AMA sessions where fans and customers alike can share their feedback on anything surrounding the Essential PH-1. It’s a great way for the company to engage with customers and make them feel that their concerns are important. Coincidentally, today is also the day that Essential has launched the Android Oreo beta for the PH-1. This week’s AMA was hosted by Rebecca (VP of Software), Marcus…