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Korean government also blames batteries for Note7 failure

Samsung may have ended its thorough investigation into the Galaxy Note7 explosions, but the government’s case was yet to confirm the manufacturer’s findings. And today it just did that. Samsung announced the batteries were the only thing to blame for all Galaxy Note7 incidents. The company has detailed its completely overhauled testing procedure for all the batteries to come. The ... Read More »

HTC 10 Nougat available in Europe once more

HTC faced its fair share of issues with the Nougat update rollout for the HTC 10. The new ROM was launched in November but in January it was suddenly halted by HTC in Europe. 10 days later it resumed, but this time the fix lived for two days before the Taiwanese company paused the rollout for a second time.   ... Read More »

Samsung official case model names for the Galaxy S8 phones revealed. New colors for the phones?

As usual, for the past couple of months, we’ve been hearing all sorts of rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8, including that there would be three different variants — the “regular” Galaxy S8, a Galaxy S8 edge, and a brand-new condept — a Galaxy S8 Plus. The latter, reports said, would have a gigantic 6-inch display with minimal bezels around ... Read More »

Google Chrome for iOS gets updated with built-in QR code scanner

The iOS version of Google’s popular web browser received a neat update recently, that adds a QR code scanner shortcut straight to its force touch menu. It is a very convenient feature, we think, as it eliminates the need for a separate QR scanner app, if nothing else. QR codes are very popular in Japan and other Asian countries, but ... Read More »

Samsung and Apple spent $61.7 billion on semiconductor chips in 2016

Samsung and Apple make the most money selling computers of different shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise the two gobbled up a significant share of the global semiconductor chip market – for the sixth consecutive year, no less. According to stats published by Gartner, the two spent a combined $61.7 billion (up $400 million from 2015) and bought 18.2% ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 currently going for under $350 in US

If you are in the US, and wouldn’t mind getting a device that reaching the end of its support life, here’s a nice deal. The Galaxy Note 4 has been discounted to $350. The device on offer is a T-Mobile unit but comes unlocked with 32GB internal memory. Color options include black and white. The listing says $399, but the ... Read More »

ZUK Z2 owners also get ZUI 2.5 update based on Nougat

Last week we told you that ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro will be getting the newest Android OS and after the Z2 Pro got it, now Lenovo has already started rolling it out to its other sub-rand smartphone. The user interface used in ZUK will be ZUI 2.5 and the first lucky owners will be the Chinese ones. The ... Read More »

Sony Xperia E5 getting new security update

The Sony Xperia E5 has started receiving a new update. Arriving as build number 37.0.A.2.156, and currently hitting units in Europe, it’s a security update that includes Android fixes for the month of October. It isn’t yet known what other changes (if any) the update brings along. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro and C9 Pro both pass through the FCC

Samsung’s release of the new “Pro” line of the Galaxy C family has been rather chaotic. The Galaxy C9 Pro has been available in India for a couple of days now after an official unveiling, most markets are already waiting on the C5 Pro and C7 Pro, as well.   The US seems to be the next market the lineup ... Read More »

Google resolves Android 7.1.1 in-car Bluetooth problem, update coming soon

The in-car Bluetooth connectivity problem that users of Nougat version 7.1.1 have been facing for months now has been fixed by Google. The Mountain View, California-based company has marked the issue as FutureRelease, meaning the fix should be arriving soon. For the uninitiated, many running Android 7.1.1 OS on their devices have been reporting that their devices are not able ... Read More »