Google IO 2017 Coverage

This is the first live shot of Google’s Sailfish, one of its next phones


We’re probably just weeks away from Google launching its latest round of Nexus hardware, but everyone already knows a whole lot about what’s coming. The next HTC-made phones from the line, known internally as Marlin and Sailfish, will be nearly identical aside from a couple of things.

Over the weekend, a publication shared the world’s first live shot of Google’s Sailfish and revealed design details.

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ZenWatch 3 leaked image shows off round face with gold accents

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If you’re still holding out for the ZenWatch 3, you’ll want to keep an eye on the latest set of leaks about the upcoming ASUS smartwatch.

We’ve already seen reports that the ZenWatch 3 will come with a round face, but these new images solidify that rumor. The pictures show a smartwatch with a round face and round charger, which is just short of an official confirmation from ASUS.

Pair of HTC 10 Desire smartphones in pipeline for possible September launch

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The news about T-Mobile shelving the HTC 10 does not paint a pretty picture for the struggling smartphone manufacturer that was hoping this year’s flagship might help turn things around. The company will now set its sights on  the impact new Nexus models may have as they are the supplier for this year’s round. Today sources indicate HTC has some new mid-range devices being prepped for a September launch, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, that may help shore up the business as well.

NVIDIA’s next SHIELD tablet might be left on the cutting room floor


The NVIDIA SHIELD K1 was a solid gaming tablet that could stand steady with its cheap $199 price tag. Considering it was the second tablet in the lineup, and NVIDIA enjoys other products in their SHIELD lineup, it would only make sense to keep expanding the line. There was an FCC filing for a new NVIDIA tablet that suggested a new tablet was on the way, but that might not be the case.

LG V20 renders surface showing several views of new device


Hoping to reverse the disappointment of the LG G5 launch earlier this year, LG plans to release the LG V20 next month as a successor to the LG V10. According to a report a few days ago we think we know some of the specs for the LG V20 including a 5.7-inch screen and a Snapdragon 820 processor. We did not have any ideas on what the LG V20 might look like though, until now. Sources indicate they have obtained renders of the device that not only give us an idea of what the V20 may look like, they also cue us in to some of the features that may be present.

Google home button to be animated?


As fall draws closer we start to look for the official launch of both Android 7.0 Nougat and new Nexus smartphones from Google. One of the peculiarities that has surfaced in recent leaks and rumors is a new onscreen home button for the Nexus devices. Thus far that home button has appeared as a static image as shown above. Now, an animation has surfaced showing how the button will be animated assuming this feature makes it to launch.

New Nexus phones are getting tweaked Settings menu and a Night Light mode


Google’s latest iterations of Nexus devices are shaping up to offer some killer standout features, and the leaks continue to trickle in building on Google’s philosophy of making some things exclusive to the Nexus line instead of adding everything to AOSP. The latest rumor from Android Police suggests that we’ll see a night mode make its way back into Android at some point, even though the feature was present in some early Android 7.0 builds before being left on the cutting room floor.