New leak suggests the Huawei P10 Plus will feature a curved 5.5-inch QHD display

After the earlier leak that showed off the Huawei P10 in blue, gold, and green, this latest leak brings some relief to the eyes by revealing the alleged P10 Plus in black. With just 10 days to go until Huawei officially takes the wraps off the successor to last year’s P9, these latest images don’t leave much to the imagination. The leak alleges that there are two variants, a flat P10, and then the P10 Plus with a curved display with similar specifications. Join us after the break for more details.

The U.S. carriers’ networks ranked by region

There’s a big wave of change moving through the wireless industry right now. Carriers are adjusting and creating a better value to stay competitive and draw new customers. The networks, though, are ultimately what it comes down to. If coverage isn’t good or LTE speeds are sluggish, no one is going to stick around or even choose that carrier. It explains why carriers heavily emphasize their networks in advertisements.

OpenSignal, an outside firm that monitors the carriers’ networks throughout the nation, recently completed its study of LTE availability and LTE speed.

LG points out some of the new features of the G6’s UX interface

With MWC 2017 fast approaching, the steady drip of leaks is threatening to become a full-on deluge. Let’s take the LG G6, for instance, in recent weeks we’ve covered stories about its alleged reliability, various renders showing off its all-metal body, that it could be the first non-Google handset with Assistant onboard, and that the G6 will make do with the Snapdragon 821 as opposed to the Snapdragon 835 that the Galaxy S8 to feature. Today, we have an official video from LG teasing version UX 6.0 of the G6’s user interface. 

A major Moto G5 leak just occurred, tells us everything to know about what’s coming

Lenovo was doing a pretty good job keeping the upcoming Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus hidden until today. Just about everything there is to know about the unannounced devices leaked from a retailer who, when things are official, will be selling them. The leak does give us an idea of the direction the Moto brand is going in now that basically everything from its Google-owned days are out of the pipeline.

Hit the break for details.

HTC’s next virtual reality headset will be more than an extension of your phone

One of the companies who hasn’t immersed itself in mobile-based virtual reality is HTC. Putting its phones into a virtual reality headset isn’t something you’ve been able to do despite the Vive hardware being around for a couple of years. Competitors, including Samsung and Google, have effectively gone all-in on the technology for mobile devices in the meantime.

HTC, with its bottom line hungry for a catalyst, is now preparing to get involved with virtual reality for mobile devices. It just won’t be in the way you expect.

Those HD day passes from T-Mobile are going away on the tweaked One plan

Two major changes were made to T-Mobile One earlier this week. Following Verizon’s unlimited plan returning after a five-year hiatus, T-Mobile decided to tweak its only offering to match the competition. Both were offering unlimited data, but originally T-Mobile was lowering video streaming quality while Verizon wasn’t doing anything. So now customers on the magenta-colored network get untouched video streaming as well as 10GB of high-speed tethering every month.

There was one question about T-Mobile’s video streaming moving forward, but the carrier has answered it and made the right decision. Those annoying HD day passes are no more.

Samsung to announce Galaxy S8 launch date at MWC 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2017 with rumors coming out almost daily and a very close watch on what the South Korean company will introduce following a difficult 2016. Many were disappointed to learn that Samsung would break tradition and not reveal the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017, but a new report is coming out that states Samsung will in fact announce the smartphone’s launch date at that time.

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Facebook brings auto-playing sound to videos in its News Feed and a new app for the living room

 

Facebook has just announced a slew of changes to the way it presents videos in your News Feed, as well as a wider choice of platforms that you can use to watch videos on. One of the tweaks includes the auto-playing of sound when the video plays in your News Feed, which is sure to cause some consternation among some of us. Facebook has also made a new app for viewing videos on televisions and streaming devices. Join us after the break for more details.