Move over, Samsung; the LG G6 leaks in broad daylight

We’ve had no shortage of Galaxy S8 leaks this year, whether you’re interested in what the device looks like, what kind of hardware it will have, or even what accessories will launch with it. All the Samsung hype has pushed some other phones to the wayside, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still incredibly excited to see what LG has cooked up to compete with Samsung’s return to form after the explosive Galaxy Note 7 launch.

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If you’re wanting to learn about Arduino and everything it can do, we’ve got the perfect bundle for you over on Talk Android Deals. Not only will you get the RDX Arduino Starter Kit, but also plenty of guides and step-by-step courses to get you on the right track. There’s quite a bit to Arduino, but you’ll learn the environment and how it all works in no time.

Samsung Mini Pay launches in February and will work on any Android running Lollipop

Many Samsung users in the United States, Korea, and 9 other countries will probably be familiar with its mobile payments service called Samsung Pay, but that has been the sole provision of a select few flagship Samsung handsets such as the Galaxy S6 and S7. Now it seems, the electronics manufacturer is set to launch Samsung Pay Mini in South Korea, a new pared-down service that will offer online payment services for Android phones, regardless of which brand it is.

Android 7.0 Nougat is currently in testing for several T-Mobile Samsung phones

Samsung has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but we’re still waiting for that update on the carrier-branded versions of the device. Like pretty much all major updates on a carrier phone, there’s a delay between when the manufacturer releases it and when the phone actually gets updated, but it’s a good opportunity to see which carriers are quick to get the new software pushed out.

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants pen an open letter to Donald Trump over recent travel ban

You would probably have to be living under a rock not to have heard about President Trump recently issuing an executive order that halted entry of Syrian refugees into the United States last week. The order has also temporarily banned visitors from the following Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen for a period of 90 days. As a result, companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and others are in the process of drafting an open letter to Trump, both expressing the companies concern at his policies, as well as offering to help. Join us after the break for further details.

Sprint’s Super Bowl commercial ad aims to convince you to switch networks rather than fake your own death

Besides tuning in to watch the Patriots shoot the Falcons out of the sky, there are other reasons to tune into Super Bowl LI such as the half-time entertainment, as well as the advertisements that companies have spent big money on airing during the event. Yesterday we learned that the Google Home will star in its own ad during Super Bowl LI, and now Sprint is joining in with an ad proclaiming that there is ‘No need for extreme measures just Switch to Sprint’.