For a limited time get a free Google Home with your LG G6

The upcoming LG G6 is the South Korean company’s return to simplicity after last year’s not-so-successful attempt at modularity with the G5. With a focus on just making a great phone, paired with a larger 18:9 display that covers almost the entire face of the device, the G6 looks to be one of the phones to beat for 2017. Now for a limited time, early adopters of the LG G6 will also score a Google Home smart speaker free with their order.

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“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.

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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.

Samsung to bring monthly updates to unlocked Galaxy phones

Fragmentation is word too often associated with the Android ecosystem and arguably one of the biggest issues plaguing Google and its hardware partners. Delays not only in operating system updates, but also with crucial security patches can quickly make what felt like a shiny new flagship device feel outdated and left behind. Now there is some good news at least for owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy phones as the South Korean company will now commit to monthly updates on those devices.

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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.

Google’s ‘MyAndroid’ site will help you personalize your home screen

Just because Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system doesn’t mean that everyone’s home screen has to look the same. Thanks to the vast differences in the custom interfaces that OEM’s pre-install on devices and Android’s huge potential for customization, we can all set up our handsets and tablets in unique ways. If you are finding inspiration hard to come by, though, you can visit Google’s new “MyAndroid” site, complete a “Taste Test” about your preferences, and then choose from offer a variety of styles that Google thinks will suit your personality and device.

LeEco’s phones and televisions hit new retailers in the U.S.

Next time you’re out shopping, you could find yourself staring at a new LeEco-made phone or television to bring home. LeEco just announced new national retail partnerships that put its products in much-need locations. It’s a sign that the company is seeking to make its brand more visible, forgoing the original plan to only go direct-to-consumer with an in-house online store.

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.