Google IO 2017 Coverage

The Honor 8 Pro is official with 5.7-inch QHD display, Kirin 960 processor and 6GB RAM

In case you weren’t watching the virtual launch, Huawei’s e-brand, Honor, has just taken the wraps off its latest handset, the Honor 8 Pro that previously launched as the Honor V9 in China back in February. The Honor 8 Pro is both bigger and more powerful than the beautiful Honor 8 that launched in August 2016. Luckily, it would appear that despite sporting a bigger display with QHD resolution, the latest Kirin 960 processor, a whopping 6GB of RAM, and a bigger battery, the Honor 8 Pro is still a great looking handset. Join us after the break for more details and images.

T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE hits the road with Allstate Roadside Assistance

Hoping they can help customers keep mayhem at bay, T-Mobile announced today an update to their SyncUP DRIVE device and related services. Launched last fall, this is the first significant addition to SyncUP DRIVE as T-Mobile is partnering with Allstate Motor Club to add their Roadside Assistance service for customers who need a little help while on the road. T-Mobile is making this new service available at no additional cost for SyncUP DRIVE customers.

[Deal] Add a second number on your phone from Hushed for $25!

Many people want a second number, but they don’t want a second phone. It’s probably better to avoid using your personal number for work, while dating, and on select public services where you don’t know who you’re communicating with. Your number is a piece of highly sensitive information. So you shouldn’t just hand it out easily. You need to communicate with a number that doesn’t get traced back to you. It’s backup, and we’re here to help.

Now, at Hushed, you can get lifetime access to a second number on your phone at a price exclusive to Talk Android and its readers.

Polar, Fossil, Nixon, and Michael Kors smartwatches get Android Wear 2.0

Following a small delay, Android Wear 2.0 is rolling out to a new batch of smartwatches. The newest version of Android Wear was previously only available on the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, which were the launch devices. Now it’s live on smartwatches from multiple brands that aren’t necessarily the most popular in the wearable space.

What is a System on a Chip (SoC)?

In combing across Android blogs, you’ve probably heard the term SoC mentioned a couple of times. It stands for System on a Chip, which is basically the brains of your smartphone. An SoC can be in a lot of things — phones, tablets, wearables and more.w

Follow along below and we’ll show you how SoCs work, what they are and how they come together to operate your smartphone.

Galaxy S8+ battery life put to the test

As our smartphones get more and more powerful each year, we are able to do more things on them and with that comes the need for them to always be ready when needed. This is where battery life comes in and remains one of the biggest buying factors for consumers. Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ is one of the most, if not the most, powerful smartphone currently on the market and its battery life was just put to the test. Let’s see how it performed.

Sling TV review

There’s no shortage of internet TV companies fighting for time on your screens, including some compelling options from big names like DirecTV and PlayStation. Obviously there are also streaming-only options like Netflix and Hulu, but the popularity of services like Sling prove there’s a market for traditional TV without traditional cable boxes or satellite. Even Google is getting in on the train with YouTube TV.

Sling TV, which is owned by Dish Network, was one of the first options in the internet television space. They offered a skinny bundle of channels for just $20, which kickstarted a wave of competition and various takes on this format. So how does Sling stack up against its rivals today? Let’s find out.

[TA Deals] The HERO True Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 Sport Earbuds are only $95!

A good quality pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds are hard to come by. Sure, the market is flooded with them, but many are cheap and made of low quality materials. That’s why the HERO True Wireless Sport Earbuds are so great — not only are you getting a high quality product here, but excellent sound quality and a long-lasting battery make sure you can enjoy any outside activity, such as jogging, for a good period of time.

Hide your apps in the drawer or not with the Samsung Galaxy S8

As folks start to dig into the operations and details of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, in particular the user interface, some new tweaks and features are starting to surface. The latest one appears to be driven by a desire to ease iOS users into the world of Android, although it is conceivable there are Android users out there who just may prefer it this way. This feature is a toggle switch to either use an app drawer or just put all app icons on the homescreen similar to iOS.