Possible screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in new image

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is easily one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2017 and the rumors and leaks keep flooding in. The latest comes courtesy of the Twitter user @dfordesign and shows what could very well be tempered glass screen protectors for the Galaxy S8, giving us our best glimpse yet of the possible design.

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Nokia 6 sells out in one minute during its first flash sale

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After varied success with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, Nokia is hoping to start 2017 strong with a new line of Android smartphones including the upcoming Nokia 6. During an initial flash sale on the Chinese e-commerce site JD.com, the Nokia 6 was completely sold out roughly one minute after orders opened. Could this indicate a return of the once leader of mobile phones to its former glory?

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HTC U Ultra officially launches with dual displays and new AI assistant

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Have you been on the hunt for a new smartphone that’s “All about U” and “Puts U on Top?” HTC has got you covered as they just officially announced their new 2017 flagship, the HTC U Ultra. As previous leaks suggested, it comes with powerful specs, a small secondary display on top and the new AI assistant, HTC Sense Companion, all in a smooth and sleek “liquid surface” that’s available now for pre-order.

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ZTE planning to release a new Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

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Google made a big splash last year when it announced Android Wear 2.0 with a variety of new features and improvements. However, not much happened after that as manufacturers ended up not releasing any new smartwatches and Google itself pushed back the release of the updated OS until sometime in 2017. In a world of Samsung and Apple dominating the smartwatch business, ZTE has now reignited some of the fire with an announcement that they will be releasing their own Android Wear smartwatch this year.

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Google acquires Limes Audio for improved Hangouts, Chromebox audio quality

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While the overall usage of the messaging app Google Hangouts may fluctuate, it is still very popular with businesses to exchange messages and set up video and audio conference calls with coworkers or clients. In order to continue to support and improve on that, Google just announced the acquisition of Limes Audio to bring an improved audio quality to G Suite users.

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Google Assistant is coming soon to Android TV

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Android TV may not be the most popular method to view all of your movies and TV shows, but the Google streaming platform can be an easy and powerful addition to your home entertainment setup. During CES 2017 this week, the Mountain View company has announced that the Google Assistant AI will soon be coming to all supported set-top boxes and TVs running the Android TV OS.

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LG to release an Alexa-powered smart refrigerator

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With the rising interests in building a “smart home” and the popularity for related products, there soon will be very few aspects of the home that aren’t controlled by some kind of “smart,” or even AI-powered, device. At CES 2017, LG has announced an upcoming smart refrigerator with Amazon Alexa built right in for all your food an entertainment needs while in the kitchen.

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Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element team up with Amazon with brand new 4K Fire TVs

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With the likes of Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, as well as Smart Televisions with streaming channels built right in, there is no shortage of options for those who want a one-stop shop for all their media needs. Amazon has been a strong player in the field with the Fire TV OS and streaming box, and now they have teamed up with Seiki, Westinghouse and Element to offer a brand new lineup of Amazon Fire 4K TVs.

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Huawei P9 and P9 Plus soar past 10 million shipments

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When Huawei released the powerful Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones earlier this year, the Chinese company hoped to make a big splash with a premium design and powerful photography experience in cooperation with Leica. With 2016 coming to a close, it looks like their hopes have paid off as Huawei just announced shipments of over 10 million units.

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LeEco Le Pro 3 review: A powerful, inexpensive (and confusing) phone

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LeEco is a Chinese company that is not terribly well known here in the United States. With electric vehicles, a film studio, virtual reality, and phones, LeEco has its hands dipped in a number of areas and is showing no sign of slowing down. In the world of mobile devices, the LeEco Le Pro 3 is the latest Android powerhouse that aims to take the U.S. by storm with its high end specs and suite of live streaming entertainment services — all for a price of only $399.

Does all of this translate to a phone you should run out and buy? Let’s find out.

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