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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Google imposes strict requirements for Android’s notifications

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Over the years, the relaxed handling of Android has changed. It’s been tightened to the benefit of users who want a similar experience across different devices. Everyone gets similar experiences while benefiting from features Google believes are essential and necessary on every phone and tablet in the world.

Recently, Google quietly imposed strict requirements for its hardware manufacturers when it comes to notifications. Viewing, updating, removing, and replying to notifications will need to be done the way Android’s maker wants.

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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