Logo for LG V30+ hints at second variant

All eyes are on Samsung today, but it will not be long before other manufacturers reclaim the spotlight with their own product announcements. One of those will be LG which is launching the LG V30 next week as part of the IFA 2017 event in Europe. Evan Blass has revealed the announcement of the LG V30 may be a bit bigger than expected as a new logo he shared via Twitter suggests LG will have two variants of the LG V30.

Samsung is offering former Galaxy Note 7 owners a big discount to pre-order the Galaxy Note 8

Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle is well documented, the worldwide recall of the handset left many fans of the series bitterly disappointed, and without a like-for-like upgrade path. It seems that Samsung hasn’t forgotten about previous owners of the Galaxy Note 7 though, with the Korean electronics manufacturer offering to discount the Galaxy Note 8 that launched earlier today by up to $425.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specifications

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event held in New York. We’ve endured weeks of leaks and rumors but now we have the official specifications for this latest edition of the Galaxy Note series. There’s an improved S Pen, a larger Infinity display, fast wireless charging, as well as a dedicated Bixby button. The big change over the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the presence of dual rear cameras, both of which boast 12MP sensors and for the first time, Optical-Image-Stabilization. Hit the break for the spec sheet. 

BlackBerry confirms the KEYone will get an Oreo update at an unspecified date

Everybody suspected it, and Google finally confirmed on Monday night that Android 8.0 would indeed be named after the Oreo biscuit. The search giant then posted a list of its partners that would have Oreo flavored hardware before the end of 2017. One name that was originally missing from the list was BlackBerry, although the company has since confirmed that its KEYone handset will receive some Oreo goodness. 

Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked live stream right here!

The waiting is almost over, the time for leaks has come and gone. Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Note 8 just a couple of hours from now at an Unpacked event in New York, starting at 11:00 AM ET/ 3:00 PM GMT. Just because you can’t be there in person doesn’t mean that you have to miss out because Samsung will live stream the launch event. 

UK retailer accidentally confirms pricing and specs for Galaxy Note 8 ahead of launch

After weeks of leaks and rumors, today is the day that Samsung finally takes the wraps off of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event in New York. If you thought that the upcoming announcement would result in an end to the leaks, you are sadly mistaken. The UK retailer, Carphone Warehouse, has managed to accidentally confirm some of the Galaxy Note 8’s specifications, as well as pricing details. 

Bixby Voice is now available in more than 200 countries, if you speak English

The Galaxy S8 launched earlier this year featuring Samsung’s new assistant, Bixby, replacing the S Voice app that has been present on previous Galaxy S handsets. While Samsung made a pretty big deal out of Bixby at the launch event, the truth is that the virtual assistant launched incomplete and the voice component of the app only became available on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the US last month. Now, Bixby Voice is rolling out to pretty much everywhere in the world, so long as you speak English and own a Galaxy S8. 

Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon

The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks to the device. 

Google may partner with Xiaomi on new Android One device

One of the interesting global markets that exists in the world is India although it is somewhat mirrored by other Asian countries like Indonesia. What makes India unique is high demand for technology in the form of smartphones, but an economy that makes the low-end of the market the sweet spot for sales. To try to capitalize on that, Google launched their Android One initiative a few years ago to somewhat replicate the success of their combination of hardware and software in the Nexus line of devices. That never really materialized as a successful project. Meanwhile, Xiaomi did manage to produce and successfully market devices to the Indian market. New reports indicate these two companies may be joining together to work on a new Android One device.

Moto X4 leaked images show up via hands-on reviewer

Motorola is preparing to release the Moto X4, a smartphone that appears to be positioned right on that line between flagship devices and the middle tier of the smartphone market. As we wait for it to hit the market, one person got to spend some hands-on time with the device and could not resist capturing a couple pictures as well as sharing some details about what Motorola has planned. Sources have also noted that the device pictured appears to be a blue colored variant of the device, our first look at that color.