HTC U Ultra specifications

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In 2017, HTC wasted no time in rolling out a flagship-level phone. The U Ultra, which is definitely all about you, makes its way to markets around the world in a different appearance than we’re familiar with from this company. HTC’s U Ultra is made mostly of glass rather than metal, and it has two displays. And the internal specifications are made to go head-to-head with the best of the best.

Hit the break for the spec sheet.

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.

Join us after the break for the details.

Google dials up February release date for Android Wear 2.0

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After some hiccups during the latter half of 2016, Google appears to be on the verge of releasing Android Wear 2.0 and resuming the push to get Android powered devices onto the wrists of consumers. The last update to Android Wear 2.0 came in December when Developer Preview 4 was released. At that time, Google indicated a Developer Preview 5 was the next step. However, it now looks like Google may skip that and go straight for the official release. At least, that is the message being shared with app developers.

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.

Huawei P10 may appear at MWC 2017?

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CES 2017 recently wrapped up with some nice smartphones being announced, but no major flagship phone announcements. Tomorrow we are expecting something from HTC although it is unclear whether they will announce a flagship level device. Much later than normal, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy S8, likely delayed while the company takes their time to make sure everything is just right after the Galaxy Note 7 failure to launch. In between, that leaves MWC 2017 for companies hoping to make a splash. TalkAndroid will be in Spain to bring you coverage and one of the companies that will have a major announcement is Huawei.

Best icon packs

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Icon packs are a dime a dozen, and more are being added to the Play Store everyday. Unfortunately, many icon packs aren’t known very well, as they’re overshadowed by many of the big dogs. Not only that, but it’s already difficult to get discovered with just how saturated the Play Store is with icon packs. The sheer amount available is insane.

In this edition of Talk Android’s favorite icon packs, we’re going to show you some of our favorites as well as some little known, but quality options out there. Join us after the break!

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.

Join us after the break for more.