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  • Pixel 3s, V40s and Mate 20s: October’s a busy month for smartphone lovers

    Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight. Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here's what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei. LG V40 ThinQ 3 October The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company's V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen,...

  • Google’s Pixel phones will launch on 9 October

    Notch ado about nothing? Ready or not, but Google has sent invites to an event in New York on 9 October. This was previously reported by Bloomberg. This will likely be its Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch day -- something that everyone on planet Earth has experienced in multiple incidents already. October 9th. Google Event. Surprise us! 😉 pic.twitter.com/7j56q8M1vs — Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 6, 2018 If you've just returned from Mars, here's what you can expect. The Pixel 3 goes notcho libre up front, instead adopting a Samsung Galaxy S9 aesthetic up front. Its Pixel 3 XL sibling however has a pretty substantial...

  • A Lyft driver found a Google Pixel 3 XL on his backseat

    If you thought Apple was bad at quelling leaks, have you heard of a company called Google? The search giant turned technology and smartphone maker's latest device has been leaked extensively, and even unboxed, all before its October launch date. But this weekend, the latest outrageous event took place in the back of a Lyft. The driver reportedly spotted that his occupant had left a phone on the back seat. When he inspected it, it was -- you guessed it -- a Google Pixel 3 XL. Android Police, the publication the driver contacted, has more on the incident: These images were sent to...

  • The leaks continue: Google’s Pixel 3 XL gets an unofficial unboxing

    If you thought Apple's pre-iPhone leaks were bad, take another look at Google and its Pixel 3 XL, because there's almost nothing left to the imagination. After pretty much every detail of the device has been leaked well before launch date, a new unboxing by YouTube channel In DIGI arrives with the final blow. The unboxing mirrors the snaps we've seen circulating on the internet for recent weeks. The massive notch, the blinding white rear panel, and the lack of a headphone jack are all clear to see. (Especially that notch). Additionally, a number of accessories are also showcased, including a USB-C...

  • This is when your smartphone will get Android Pie [Updating…]

    It's that time of the year when users frantically mash their update buttons hoping for Google's latest iteration of Android. Android Pie is now officially in the wild and stable, but lacks a slew of features shown off at I/O 2018. While the OS is now available for some devices from today, when can you expect to see a Pie update his your smartphone? We break down expectations brand-by-brand in alphabetical order below. Note: Those manufacturers who took part in the beta programme, may push updates to their devices sooner than others. "Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as...

  • Google releases Android 9 Pie to the world

    This week Google released the ninth major overhaul of its Android mobile OS. You'll know it as Android 9 Pie. As the latest update to Android, the operating system is packed with ease-of-access features and adaptive learning abilities. Google’s official release, posted on its website The Keyword, explained that it has built Android 9 Pie to be a "smarter, simpler experience that adapts to you". “Android 9 adapts to your life and the ways you like to use your phone”, it explained. "We’ve built Android 9 to learn from you -- and work better for you -- the more you use it. From...

  • Android P will launch on 20 August, rumours suggest

    Android P will be introduced to the world on 20 August, that's according to smartphone tipster and Venturebeat reporter Evan Blass. Although developer previews of the mobile OS is available, Google has yet to launch its official stable build to manufacturers. pic.twitter.com/ovby4pC3ph — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 2, 2018 Tweeting a simple calendar with a "P" marked on the date, Blass seemingly hints at the official launch date for the ninth version of Android. The prediction isn't farfetched either. Oreo launched on 21 August 2017. Nougat launched on 22 August 2016. Android P dev preview out: all major features detailed! Android Oreo is running on just...

  • Android P: 3 major features you should know about [I/O 2018]

    It still doesn't have an official name, but Android P is this week available to download and test on a number of devices. In fact, if you happen to have a Sony Xperia XZ2, or Nokia 7 Plus, you may be able to receive an official Android P beta build from your vendor. If not, you're just going to have to see what's brand new in this piece. AI everywhere Google's word of 2018 is AI apparently. From its news product to Android, AI is going to be everywhere in the company's future. And I'm already tired of its countless references to...

  • 4 interesting ARCore apps you should download

    Google's ARCore is finally available to all -- if you have a compatible device, of course. But for those with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel or OnePlus 5 (among other devices), it means you can check out the firm's improved take on augmented reality. But where do you start though? We've got four interesting ARCore apps to play with. BBC Civilisations AR Ancient history seems like a good match for augmented reality, bringing dusty relics and important artifacts to life in a way few platforms can match. So we're glad to see the BBC release the Civilisations app, being a rather polished, content-rich...

  • School’s out: Chrome OS debuts on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

    Chrome OS was a buggy pipe dream just a few months ago, but this week Acer launched the world's first tablet running Google's shiny new OS. Dubbed the Chromebook Tab 10, the 9.7-inch device is squarely aimed at the education sector, namely teachers and students from kindergarten all the way up to grade 12. But even if you're not six-years-old and reading this (if you are, well done), you should be intrigued by Acer's offering. For one, the company confirms the tablet will run apps from the Google Play Store, feature battery life "of up to nine hours" and come "standard with...