New images suggest fourth physical button present on Samsung Galaxy S8

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New images of a case believed to be for the Samsung Galaxy S8 have surfaced and they appear to show a fourth physical button will be present on the device. The question then is what that button may be used for with some sources suggesting Samsung will use it as a trigger for their own assistant technology called Bixby. Presumably that would be used at times when voice control is not possible or desired. The images show this fourth button on the right hand edge of the device opposite the left hand edge that appears to hold the typical configuration of power button and volume rocker buttons.

ZTE agrees to pre-install APUS Booster+ on new smartphones

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ZTE may not be a brand name you hear referred to often amongst U.S. consumers, but they definitely found their spot in the U.S. market by target low- and mid-tier buyers and becoming a big supplier for pre-paid cellular service providers. These moves have ZTE positioned as the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. With their devices in the hands of so many users, the company decided to take action to try to keep those buyers happy with their decision by taking steps to ensure smartphones continue to run in a snappy manner. To accomplish that goal, ZTE has partnered with APUS to install APUS Booster+ on new devices starting with the recently announced ZTE Blade V8 Pro.

AT&T boosts LTE capacity by 400% in Washington D.C. ahead of Inauguration Day

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In case you’ve forgotten, tomorrow (Jan 20th), is the day that the 45th President of the United States is sworn into office, with the President-elect, Donald Trump, becoming the President for the next 4 years at least. Because so many people are expected to visit Washington D.C. on the big day to witness the occasion, it’s expected that carrier networks in the area will be under strain. With this in mind, AT&T has announced that it has spent 2-years planning planned for the day, with LTE capacity set to be increased by 400% in the area.

Possible screen protectors for Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in new image

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is easily one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2017 and the rumors and leaks keep flooding in. The latest comes courtesy of the Twitter user @dfordesign and shows what could very well be tempered glass screen protectors for the Galaxy S8, giving us our best glimpse yet of the possible design.

Join us after the break for the details.

Nokia 6 sells out in one minute during its first flash sale

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After varied success with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, Nokia is hoping to start 2017 strong with a new line of Android smartphones including the upcoming Nokia 6. During an initial flash sale on the Chinese e-commerce site JD.com, the Nokia 6 was completely sold out roughly one minute after orders opened. Could this indicate a return of the once leader of mobile phones to its former glory?

Join us after the break for more.

Samsung reveals which phones and tablets will be updated to Nougat in the first half of 2017

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Unless you own a Pixel or one of the last Nexus devices, a question that runs through your head when Google announces a new version of Android is if your device will receive a firmware update, never mind when. Owners of selected Samsung smartphones and tablets can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to the Korean manufacturer having revealed which of its devices will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat during the first half of 2017.

Your unlocked Moto Z, Moto Z Play will get Android 7.0 Nougat over the next two months

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The wait for unlocked devices from the Moto Z family to get Android 7.0 Nougat is almost over, but it won’t be happening in January.

Lenovo is telling owners of the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play when to expect the software update but not when it’ll actually be released. It’s a glimpse of transparency, though, since details surrounding the Moto brand have been light ever since Lenovo bought Motorola in 2014.

Hit the break to see when Nougat is rolling out.