smartphones

Samsung will reportedly revive the Galaxy Note 7 with a Korea-only ‘Fandom Edition’

 Samsung is reportedly gearing to revive the Galaxy Note 7, its disastrous 2016 smartphone that was recalled after battery problems caused units to catch fire, with the limited release of a new model. The company hinted a few months ago that it planned to make such a move, but now we have more details. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Note 7 FE (that stands for ‘Fandom… Read More

Nokia Smartphone Brands Returning to the U.S.

Won't be competing head-on with Apple and Samsung

Colorado Might Ban Smartphone Sales to Children

It would be the first state in the nation to do so, if the proposal passes.

Brazilian Electronics Seller Sues Intel Over Overheating Phones

Thousands of phones with Intel chips overheated

Why Andy Rubin Is Going Exclusive With His Essential Phone

The upstart phone maker picks the scrappy wireless network.

Andy Rubin’s not-so-Essential phone only coming to Sprint in US

 Oh dear. “From “essential” to inconsequential in one partnership”, as one of my colleagues put it when told the news that Andy Rubin’s much hyped Essential smartphone is only going to be ranged by fourth largest US network, Sprint. Read More

Andy Rubin’s not-so-Essential phone only coming to Sprint in US

 Oh dear. “From “essential” to inconsequential in one partnership”, as one of my colleagues put it when told the news that Andy Rubin’s much hyped Essential smartphone is only going to be ranged by fourth largest US network, Sprint. Read More

iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

 Apple put a heavy focus on improving iOS at its WWDC this week with introductions such as file management, more visible iMessage features, QR code scanning and more, but there are a number of notable features in iOS 11 that weren’t explicitly announced. One of those, which will be well-received by many, is a tweak to security settings that allows users to restrict the use of their… Read More

LG launches a mobile payment service in Korea

 LG announced plans for its own mobile payment service way back in November 2015, and today it finally went official with the launch. The LG Pay service is initially limited to the G6, LG’s flagship smartphone, via a software update, but it is only available in Korea. There is launch support for cards from Shinhan Bank, KB, BC and Lotte, and LG plans to cover all of Korea’s card… Read More

Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone looks stunning and will cost $699

 There’s been much speculation around the new project from Andy Rubin, the man responsible for developing Android, and now we have the answer. Well, part of the answer, at least. Essential, Rubin’s new company, unveiled its first smartphone alongside an Amazon Echo-like device and a new operating system called “Ambient”. The three products were unveiled to the Verge, but… Read More

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