Latest update to Google Phone app might be the root of Bluetooth issues

If you’re using a device that relies on Google’s stock Phone application that’s updated via the Play Store, you might have noticed some issues that started earlier this month that mess with your ability to make calls over Bluetooth. If you’ve run into that problem, well, the good news is that you’re not alone. Tons of other people have hit the snag, too, and everyone’s pretty sure it’s Google’s fault.

Get a look at the on-screen buttons from the Samsung Galaxy S8

The world is still waiting for Samsung’s 2017 flagship and will continue to do so for a couple more weeks, but leaks are beginning to come in at a quicker pace. Now we’re getting all different types of information regarding the Galaxy S8 coming this spring. Things like its launch date, appearance, and logo have all showed up already. There’s probably going to be very little we don’t know about the phone upon showtime.

Today’s discovery involves an area that many people were curious about. Rather than having a physical home button and capacitive buttons on each side, the Galaxy S8 is likely to end up being the first Samsung device with on-screen buttons. Previous leaks have showed the physical home button is gone, and a leak going around right now confirms that.

Hit the break for details.

Hands-on photos show off Moto G5 with new design and fingerprint gestures

It’s proving more and more difficult with each passing year for manufacturers to keep their new smartphones a secret. Just days after a huge leak showing off promotional materials for Lenovo’s upcoming Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, hands-on photos have appeared online showing the smaller device in all its glory – and with one interesting new feature.

Join us after the break for the details.

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AT&T LG G5 update to Nougat now available

 

Add another device to the list of Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones as AT&T has released the update for the LG G5. Owners of the device will have to be content with just getting Android 7.0 and not Android 7.1, but they will get the bulk of the improvements that Google makes available via Nougat. The release comes on the heels of AT&T starting to update the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 7.0 Nougat.

[Video] Unboxing the LG Watch Style

Google recently launched, after a bit of a delay, Android Wear 2.0. In conjunction with the launch of the next generation of their smartwatch optimized operating system, Google also announced the launch of two new smartwatches that will be the first to come equipped with Android Wear 2.0. Retaining branding from their manufacturer, consumers will be able to buy either the LG Watch Sport or the LG Watch Style. In a new video, Justin Herrick gives us a look at unboxing the LG Watch Style.

Check out the video after the break.

Google to launch RCS in Europe and Asia with help from Telenor

Google announced late last week that they are upgrading the text messaging service available to Android users in Europe and Asia through the addition of RCS service to users on the Telenor network. RCS stands for Rich Communications Services and is widely considered an upgrade to the traditional SMS platform that has powered text messaging for years. Through the partnership with Telenor, over 214 million users in European and Asian countries on the Telenor network will get access to features available via RCS.

How to turn off ‘OK, Google’ always listening feature in Google Now

Google Now has a neat ability to listen for the “OK, Google” command to automatically launch the app and get you into Search as fast as possible. But, you may not want Google Now to listen to that prompt or hotword for some reason or another. Good news–it’s super easy to turn off!

Join us after the break to find out how.

The Spectacles from Snap just went on sale online

Phones are what we’ve all been using for Snapchat, but there could be a groundbreaking way of uploading photographs and videos to the service that takes over in 2017. The Spectacles, a special pair of glasses with two cameras enabling more immersive content to be captured, have just gone on sale online for everyone to buy. It comes as Snap, the parent company of Snapchat and the Spectacles, readies itself to go public.