Google IO 2017 Coverage

Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals the handset could default to Full HD resolution

The dawn of a new day naturally means that it’s time for a new round of Galaxy S8 leaks, am I right? Yesterday brought us leaked high-resolution renders of the Galaxy S8, and Samsung itself got into the act by airing a brief teaser for its new flagship on Korean TV. Today it seems that the leaks are beginning to delve into the nitty-gritty of the Galaxy S8, with details emerging of its display resolution settings. 

Check out the Galaxy S8 in these leaked high-resolution renders

If you woke up this morning worried that the steady stream of leaks for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus had dried up, fret not because there are still a ton of leaks turning up. The color options and European pricing of the Galaxy S8 leaked yesterday, and today we have some high-resolution renders of the handset to gawk at after the break.

“Taimen” codename suggests Google may release a larger, third phone

We have started hearing some quiet rumblings about what may be in store for Google’s sequels to the Pixel phones. Nothing is really known except that Google plans to keep the Pixel 2 (or whatever it will be called) in the premium tier and all signs indicate they will continue with two models of different screen sizes. However, an interesting bit of information is just coming out that indicates a third and even larger phone could come from the Mountain View company this year as well.

Join us after the break for the details.

Codenames hooked while fishing for Pixel 2 devices?

Google has already revealed they plan to release new premium smartphones later this year as the successor devices to the Pixel and Pixel XL. Not much else is known about how Google may equip these devices, but Internet sleuths are hard at work trying to find clues and leaked information. The latest comes to us via the Android Open Source Project Gerrit and is combined with some knowledge from an inside source pointing to the codenames for the Pixel 2 devices.

New images reveal Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher and icons

As we inch closer to the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 we expect more bits of information about what Samsung has planned to continue to trickle out in the form of leaks and rumors. The latest is a set of images that claim to show the overall look of the Galaxy S8 launcher and app icons. Samsung’s user interface, including the launcher, has been panned and praised throughout the years as it moved from TouchWiz to Nature UX. The latest version, rolling out with Android 7.0 Nougat, is called Samsung Experience and the Galaxy S8 appears to continue on that path.

Did Motorola accidentally ‘leak’ the 2017 Moto Z at MWC?

MWC 2017 was full of new smartphone reveals including the launch of the new Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Motorola also took the opportunity during MWC 2017 to talk about and show off some forthcoming Moto Mods for their top of the line Z series of smartphones. Where LG flopped with modules, Motorola is still trying make it happen, but they clearly realize they need many more options on the market to keep consumers interested. In the course of hyping Moto Mods the company may have revealed their new 2017 flagship device.