For many of us, one of the first things we do after purchasing a new smartphone is to buy a case for it to protect it from life’s bumps and knocks. There’s a real variety of cases to choose from ranging from slim, bulky, smart or some combination of the three. When it comes to cases, I’m a bit of a cheap skate, as shown by my using a £2.99 TPU case with my Huawei P9. While it’s done the job with no complaints, I’ve been thinking about moving to something a little more premium with added functionality. Naturally, when Mobile Fun got in touch asking me to review the official Smart View case for the P9 I pretty much snapped their hands off. Read more
While the Soft Gold variant of the OnePlus 3 became available for purchase in limited quantities in the US on July 26th, those that lived in other regions have had to be patient. If you’ve waited for the Soft Gold OnePlus 3, your ship has docked, so long as you live in one of the three new regions where the handset is available
We’re only a day away from Samsung’s Unpacked event, where the company will be announced the heavily rumored Galaxy Note 7. Maybe you want to be at one of the events in New York City, London or even in Rio de Janeiro, but can’t be there. No worries, as you can still get a front row seat from the comfort of your own home!
We’re beginning to see some affects of the UK’s Brexit vote, as HTC just revealed that the Vive virtual reality headset will be getting a £70 in the country.
Google has updated Search for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, allowing users from all over the world to get information on the event with a quick search.
So, everyone is waiting to see what Samsung brings to the table tomorrow when it unveils the Galaxy Note 7, right? Wrong. Samsung’s local rival, LG, has grabbed our attention today with the news that its successor to last year’s V10, the V20, will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box when it launches in September. Read more
While here in the west are looking forward to the Honor 8 later this month, Huawei’s budget brand has just taken the wraps off the Honor Note 8 in China with a 6.6-inch 2K display, Kirin 955 processor, and 4GB of RAM. Join us after the break for more details on this monstrous handset. Read more
Google announced that Android 7.0 would be Android Nougat, and it includes your usual new features and under the hood enhancements that we see with all new Android releases. However, they didn’t announce when Nougat would be officially available for our devices.
The good news is that if you’re tired of waiting for Google to announce something, Evan Blass has kindly tipped everyone off as to when Android 7.0 should be available to Nexus devices. Read more
On Talk Android Deals, the Samsung Level Box Mini Bluetooth Speaker is seeing a mighty 50% off discount as its our featured product of the day. This product from Samsung doesn’t have any wires, so you can use it wherever you are and enjoy rich, bold sound. The Level Box Mini connects to your phone and then streams sound from an attractive metal body.
This year appears to be the one that Chinese companies achieve mainstream status in western markets. While we were all greatly impressed with Huawei’s collaborative effort with Google in 2015 that produced the Nexus 6P, the launch of the P9 in London back in April was a huge event, with journalists and tech bloggers being flown from all over the globe to provide coverage. Even Superman‘s Henry Cavill was in attendance. It was a big deal for Huawei.
Was it worth all the fuss?
Hit the break for our review of the Huawei P9.