Amazon shifts gears, set to release a new phone with Google Play

Amazon’s line of Fire tablets (and ill-fated phone) exclusively use Amazon’s own app store, completely forgoing Google Play and all of the other Google services that go with it. Sure, you can use a browser and side load some apps, but for the most part you don’t have an easy way to access things like Gmail, YouTube, and Google’s marketplaces for music, movies, and TV shows.

Leaked retail packaging confirms two-camera setup for the OnePlus 5

The mobile industry is full of trends, but not every company immediately follows them. There are still multiple big players that don’t care to include a two-camera setup on their flagships. OnePlus, however, is going to join the craze this summer. Previous reports pointed to it, but now we have nearly clear confirmation that the OnePlus 5 will will ship with two cameras on the back.

LG working with Qualcomm on Snapdragon 845 for LG G7

With almost all flagships phones coming out in 2017 being equipped with the Snapdragon 835 processor, at least in the U.S. and other non-Asian markets, it is no surprise that Qualcomm is already working on the successor which appears to be the Snapdragon 845 for 2018 flagships. One company that wants to make sure they do not miss out, like they did this year, is LG according to a new report.

More Motorola images leak, this time of the Moto G5S

With Google I/O 2017 wrapped up, it is time for Internet sleuths to get back to work finding images of forthcoming devices and they have not disappointed. New images surfaced today that allege to show the Motorola Moto G5S courtesy of a “trusted source familiar with Lenovo’s plans.” Based on the images and some other information provided, the Moto G5S will continue to target the same mid-range part of the market, although likely at the higher end of that spectrum.

Galaxy Note 8 starts to leak showing an embedded fingerprint scanner

It’s never too early for more leaks, and the Galaxy Note 8 is ready to start showing off features ahead of an announcement later this year. This time around there’s pretty good evidence that Samsung has finally figured out how to cram the fingerprint scanner underneath the screen, as the leaked demo doesn’t show a fingerprint scanner anywhere on the front or back of the device. It’s pretty unlikely that Samsung would remove that feature, so the only explanation is that it’s been hidden in plain sight.

Moto X branding returns with Moto X4 according to fresh leaks

Over the weekend new leaks sprung regarding an upcoming Motorola smartphone that some had been referring to as the Moto X 2017, but now appears to be branded the Moto X4. The Moto X series of devices were the flagship level devices for Motorola at one time, but Motorola shifted that distinction to the Moto Z line last year. Since then fans have been waiting for Motorola to resurrect the Moto X line in some fashion.