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Huawei/Best Buy Partnership Seemingly Ending, Restocking Stops

Huawei/Best Buy Partnership Seemingly Ending, Restocking Stops

Reports about the partnership between Huawei and Best Buy ending from earlier this year are seemingly coming true, with one of the largest consumer electronics retailers on the planet apparently
Sony Prematurely Lists Premium Android TVs Ahead Of 2018 Launch

Sony Prematurely Lists Premium Android TVs Ahead Of 2018 Launch

The American arm of Sony prematurely listed a number of new high-end Android TV models ahead of their expected announcements in the second half of the year. As first spotted by a number of AVS Forum

Young Han Solo Comes To Android Via Star Wars: Force Arena

A much younger but equally witty Han Solo is now arriving to Android smartphones and tablets via Star Wars: Force Arena, Netmarble’s popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) originally released
Android-Powered Moto Z3 Play Mid-Ranger Leaks With 5G Mod

Android-Powered Moto Z3 Play Mid-Ranger Leaks With 5G Mod

Two images depicting what’s said to be Motorola’s Moto Z3 Play mid-ranger and a 5G Moto Mod meant to be launching alongside the smartphone leaked online over the weekend, having been obtained by XDA

Tencent CEO Sees ZTE-US Issues As “Wake-Up” Call: Report

Tencent Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pony Ma sees ZTE’s recent episode in the United States as a “wake-up” call for China chip industry which remains highly reliant on American

Nokia Teasing Battery-Focused Phone Launch Set For Next Week

HMD Global teased the launch of a battery-focused Nokia smartphone set to take place on Tuesday, May 29. The Finnish company took to Twitter earlier this week to state “it’s time to get #ChargedUp,”

Twitter To Improve Election Transparency With Digital Badges

Twitter will attempt improving election transparency during the upcoming midterms in the United States with digital badges attached to most profiles belonging to a candidate for the House, Senate, or

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 May Launch In Late July: Rumor

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 may launch ahead of schedule this year, according to a new rumor that’s been making the rounds over the last 24 hours, having seemingly originated on Twitter. The device

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite Leaks In Real-Life Image

A real-life image depicting the boot screen of a Samsung-made Android smartphone called the Galaxy A9 Star Lite appeared online on Saturday, having first emerged on Chinese social media network Weibo.

Xiaomi Mi 8 To Offer Best Flagship Value In 1H2018: Insider

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will be the most “cost-effective” Android flagship launched in the first half of the year, a known industry insider from China said Saturday. Xiaomi’s next high-end offering is rumored

Germany Seeks Self-Driving Vehicle Tech Agreement With China

Germany is seeking a self-driving vehicle technology agreement with China, Chancellor Angela Merkel said during her visit to the Far Eastern country earlier this week. The 63-year-old is pushing for
Google One App Now Available For Download From Play Store

Google One App Now Available For Download From Play Store

Even though Google has yet to upgrade paid Google Drive accounts to Google One, the Google One app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. The listing for the app shows that the

Italy Holding 5G Spectrum Auction In September, Raising $2.9B

Italy will be holding a 5G spectrum auction in September as part of an initiative meant to prepare the Mediterranean country for the next wireless revolution, communications regulator AGCOM said

Deal: Amazon Fire TV (Certified Refurbished) for $49 – May 2018

Amazon currently has its Fire TV set-top box on sale for just $49.99. Now this is for the certified refurbished model, which is typically priced at $59.99, which makes this a pretty small deal, but

China To Approve $44B Qualcomm-NXP Deal Next Week: Report

China’s antitrust watchdog is set to approve Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of Dutch NXP Semiconductors valued at $44 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources with knowledge of the

Orlando Police Clarify Facial Recognition Software Use

Following recent reports about the City of Orlando’s use of Amazon’s Rekognition, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) has now held a news conference clarifying that use. That’s according to recent

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 To Feature 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage: Rumor

The most premium variant of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 may feature 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space, known industry insider from China said earlier today, asserting users may see that memory

Spotify To Restore XXXTenaction, Likely To Change New Policy

Streaming company Spotify will be restoring music from popular rapper XXXTenaction to playlists after a massive backlash in reaction to its latest policy, and seems likely to change that policy in the

Facebook Privacy Review Localized For Android Users In India

The Facebook Privacy Review tool is being localized for users in India, starting with the company’s Android app, the social media giant said earlier this week. The move is related to Facebook’s

Trump Confirms ZTE Deal, Criticizes Obama Over No Prior Checks

President Trump on Friday confirmed an agreement has been reached between Washington and China’s tech giant ZTE that will allow the company to get back into business, exchanging its seven-year ban on