After the excitement of the Galaxy Note 8 launch yesterday it’s time to turn our attention towards another handset that has been the source of so many leaks – the second-generation Pixel. It’s an open secret that Google will launch two new Pixel smartphones later this year, with HTC reportedly making the regular-sized variant and LG the larger one. Today’s leak has revealed which processor will provide the grunt for the 2 handsets as well when Google will announce them.
The Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t the only device to be announced today, although it does seem like it was the only one that was supposed to be shown off. During all the commotion, Samsung’s Spanish website listed the Gear Fit 2 Pro before pulling it back down. Was it supposed to be announced with the Note 8 but something came up right beforehand? Who knows.
When Google announces a new flavor of Android, the statue that represents the latest version often receives almost as much attention as the OS update itself, and Android 8.0 Oreo is no different. With that in mind, Google has posted a behind-the-scenes video showing just how the Oreo statue was designed and made.
All eyes are on Samsung today, but it will not be long before other manufacturers reclaim the spotlight with their own product announcements. One of those will be LG which is launching the LG V30 next week as part of the IFA 2017 event in Europe. Evan Blass has revealed the announcement of the LG V30 may be a bit bigger than expected as a new logo he shared via Twitter suggests LG will have two variants of the LG V30.
Samsung just held their big Unpacked 2017 event a short while ago to reveal the new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. In an interview with CNBC, Samsung’s DJ Koh revealed the company has more mobile market devices ready to be launched including a new Gear S smartwatch device to be announced at IFA 2017 next week. Just like Samsung has tried to time their Galaxy Note 8 launch ahead of Apple’s next iPhone reveal, a new Gear S smartwatch revealed at IFA 2017 might give Samsung a small jump on a potential Apple Watch announcement later in September.
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Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle is well documented, the worldwide recall of the handset left many fans of the series bitterly disappointed, and without a like-for-like upgrade path. It seems that Samsung hasn’t forgotten about previous owners of the Galaxy Note 7 though, with the Korean electronics manufacturer offering to discount the Galaxy Note 8 that launched earlier today by up to $425.
The Galaxy Note 8 has been officially launched and pre-orders are live. I repeat, pre-orders are live. As usual, there are some accessories up for grabs when you pre-order the Galaxy Note 8, both in the US as well as for users in the UK so long as you purchase the handset between August 24th and September 24th.
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event held in New York. We’ve endured weeks of leaks and rumors but now we have the official specifications for this latest edition of the Galaxy Note series. There’s an improved S Pen, a larger Infinity display, fast wireless charging, as well as a dedicated Bixby button. The big change over the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the presence of dual rear cameras, both of which boast 12MP sensors and for the first time, Optical-Image-Stabilization. Hit the break for the spec sheet.
Everybody suspected it, and Google finally confirmed on Monday night that Android 8.0 would indeed be named after the Oreo biscuit. The search giant then posted a list of its partners that would have Oreo flavored hardware before the end of 2017. One name that was originally missing from the list was BlackBerry, although the company has since confirmed that its KEYone handset will receive some Oreo goodness.