Tag Archives: Android

Samsung Galaxy S8 shows itself in new photo leak as spec details revealed, too

Days after an image of the LG G6 leaked, a new photo of another upcoming Android flagship has surfaced. A new photo claims to show off both the front and back of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Specifically, this is the larger of the two models, says VentureBeat. This GS8 is said to include a 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and curved edges, as well as a 3500mAh battery. … [read full article]

BLU Vivo XL2 launches with 5.5-inch display and $149.99 price tag

BLU today introduced its latest affordable Android smartphone, the Vivo XL2. The unlocked BLU Vivo XL2 features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display and 8-megapixel camera on its face, and a 13-megapixel camera with flash on its backside. Inside the Vivo XL2 lives a quad-core MediaTek 6736T processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, and a 3150mAh battery with quick charging support. When it comes to cellular connectivity, the Vivo XL2 … [read full article]

LG G6 appears in leaked image ahead of MWC debut

T-Mobile has been home to many LG flagships in the past, and that’ll likely continue with the G6, which is expected to debut at the end of February. Before it does, though, an image of the device has given us a look at its front. A newly-leaked render allegedly shows the front of the LG G6. According to The Verge, we’re looking at a device with a glass and metal body and a screen-to-bezel ratio greater … [read full article]

MetroPCS kicks off free phone offer and bonus data for $50 plan

After launching the new all-in T-Mobile One plan and KickBack, T-Mo today revealed some offers for MetroPCS customers. First up, MetroPCS is now offering free phones to new and existing customers. New customers to Metro or existing customers that want to upgrade their phone or add a new line to their plan can get one of these phones for free: Samsung Galaxy On5 Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LG Aristo LG K7 LG 450 ZTE … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 investigation finds two battery issues caused overheating

After months of investigations, Samsung today officially revealed the cause of last year’s Galaxy Note 7 fires. Samsung explains that there were two batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7, and that each one had its own defect. The first battery had a design flaw in its upper right corner that could cause electrodes to bend. This could cause the separation between the positive and negative tabs to break down, which could then cause the … [read full article]

Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires during Sunday press conference

If you’ve been wondering what caused multiple Galaxy Note 7 phones to overheat and catch fire, it looks like you’ll soon get your answer. Samsung today confirmed that it’ll hold a press conference to announce the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fires. The event will take place in Seoul, South Korea, at 10:00 am KST this Monday, January 23. That means that it’ll happen at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST on … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 receiving software updates

Looks like the LG V20 isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s getting a software update this week. T-Mobile has revealed that its BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 are both receiving updates. The Priv’s update is version AAI459 and includes the January Android security updates. It weighs in at 126.3MB. The LG G5 is getting a security update of its own. This update is version H83020c and is 116MB in size. As with most software … [read full article]

T-Mobile LG V20 receiving update with security patches

Heads up, LG V20 owners, because a new software update is coming your way. T-Mobile has announced a new update for its LG V20 that bumps the phone to software version H91810j. According to T-Mo, the update includes Android security patches from Google, a fix for an Android Pay bug, and an audio quality patch. TmoNews reader Stephen received this update on his V20 this morning. The update weighs in at 583.3MB and brings the … [read full article]

HTC U Ultra is a new Android phablet with a glass body and a second screen

UPDATE: HTC has confirmed to me that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on the HTC U Ultra will work on T-Mobile.   HTC’s newest hero Android phone is here. The HTC U Ultra debuted today with a high-end spec list and some other notable features. The body of the U Ultra is a bit different from last year’s metal HTC 10, boasting a glass shell that HTC describes as “liquid surface.” Another major feature of the … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini receiving update with December security patches and more

If you’ve treated yourself to an unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini in the months since its release, you’ve got a new software update coming your way. ZTE has announced a new update for the Axon 7 Mini in the US that includes some notable improvements. What you’ll get depends on which software build your Axon 7 Mini was on previously. For example, folks that are coming from the B12 build will be getting support for … [read full article]