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Google starts rolling out Android Wear 2.8, here's what's new

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Your favorite Android company, Google has just announced that a new Android Wear update is now being pushed out to all compatible devices. Android Wear 2.8 brings only a few improvements over the previous iteration, but they're definitely worth the update.
Before going into details, it's worth noting that this is an update on the Android Wear app on the smartphone, so it's not the same as the OTA update on smartwatches. Also, keep in mind that the roll-out is going to take a few days to reach all phones.
Now, Android Wear 2.8 is supposed to improve notification glanceability ...
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Mystery ZTE phone gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.1 installed; is it the Axon 8?

Mystery ZTE phone gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.1 installed; is it the Axon 8?

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

ZTE is not a brand that dominates the conversation around the dinner table in the states, although its profile might have received a little boost with the release of the ZTE Axon M. The dual-screened folding phone may not offer the form factor that the Samsung Galaxy X will, but these are still early days for this category. We digress. What we want to discuss now is a new mystery model from ZTE that was just certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Carrying the model number Z2321U, the Wi-Fi Alliance lists the device as an LTE/CDMA Multi-Mode Digital Mobile Phone. More interesting ...
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What kind of color customizations do you hope to one day see in the Pixel line?

What kind of color customizations do you hope to one day see in the Pixel line?

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

Yesterday, shortly after Google's hardware design lead shared images of early Pixel 2 and Pixelbook iterations , a tipster wrote in to tell us that the company had also tested different colored fingerprint sensors and even multi-colored edges. Unfortunately, none of this came to market, and all we got was the orange power button on the panda Pixel 2 XL .
Do you think Google should take what it learned and find ways for customers to customize how the next Pixel smartphone will look?
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Google Pixel 2 receiving new out-of-cycle Android 8.1 OTA update

Google Pixel 2 receiving new out-of-cycle Android 8.1 OTA update

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

There are some reports this afternoon of Pixel 2 devices running the latest January security patch receiving another OTA. Notably, this update has yet to be listed on Google's Factory Images page and it's not clear what's been addressed.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Starts At $960 CAD Unlocked In Canada

Samsung Galaxy S9 Starts At $960 CAD Unlocked In Canada

The unlocked variant of the Galaxy S9 will start at $960 CAD in Canada, whereas the Galaxy S9 Plus will be priced at $1,100 CAD. Consumers looking to acquire the new devices on... Read more ...

Virgin announces its Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus plans for Australia

Virgin announces its Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus plans for Australia

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have officially been revealed, we can finally start talking about how much it'll cost to get one of these bad boys on a plan from... Read more ...

Hands On With The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus - MWC 2018

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ announcement livestream here

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ announcement livestream here

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: first look

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The new Samsung Galaxy S9+ has just entered the phone arena and it comes with big ambitions: it is designed to look and feel exquisite, it's equipped with a better camera than... Read more ...

Major US Carriers Announce Pre-Order Deals For Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+

Major US Carriers Announce Pre-Order Deals For Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+

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OnePlus 5, 5T Will Get HD Netflix Playback, But There Is A Catch

OnePlus 5, 5T Will Get HD Netflix Playback, But There Is A Catch

If one of the things you feel is missing from the OnePlus 5 and 5T handsets is HD Netflix playback, you'll be pleased to learn that OnePlus has recently announced that both... Read more ...

Telstra plans to ramp up 4G speeds in the lead-up to its full 5G rollout

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Telstra used the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to release plans for its 2019 5G rollout. According to the road map, Telstra has invested $1.5 billion into what the... Read more ...

The new 7 Plus is Nokia's best midranger yet

The new 7 Plus is Nokia's best midranger yet

Just as speculated, Nokia took to the stage at the MWC 2018 expo today, and just announced what can be considered its best midrange phone yet, the 7 Plus, with pure Anroid One... Read more ...

Galaxy S9 and S9+ specs: What Samsung changed

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At Mobile World Congress 2018 today, Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ , successors to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, respectively. After months of leaks... Read more ...