Google releases sample video, pictures for new Pixel phones


If you hesitated in placing a pre-order then you are probably well aware that Google is currently out of stock on several versions of the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones that they revealed last week, so demand does not seem to be an issue for the moment. However, that did not stop Google from releasing a bunch of sample photos and even a 4K video captured with one of the devices to help showcase how powerful the camera is on the Pixel and Pixel XL. If you are on the fence about placing an order and the camera is a question mark for you, then you are the target of this effort by Google. Read more

Samsung altering its production schedule for the Galaxy Note 7 after more battery fires


Samsung was reported to have brought worldwide production of the Galaxy Note 7 to a screeching halt after multiple reports of battery fires emerged. Now, in a statement given to Android Central, the company says it will be “adjusting” its production schedule to ensure quality and safety, something that was thought to have been done for the first round of replacement devices.

Read more

Huawei confirms Honor 6X will launch on October 18th in China


The popularity of Huawei‘s budget conscious e-brand, Honor, has grown in leaps and bounds in 2016, spurred on by the warm reception the Honor 8 received when it launched back in August, helping it sell more than 1.8 million units. It’s recently been rumored that the company would soon launch a successor to the 5X, a rumor that has today been officially confirmed with Huawei issuing invitations to a launch event in China on October 18th.  Read more

Leaked images provide proof-of-life for HTC’s Halfbeak Android Wear smartwatch

HTC has long been rumored to be developing a smartwatch with the codename Halfbeak based on Google’s Android Wear platform, in tandem with Under Armour. It’s been rumored for so long, in fact, that for a while it seemed that we had more chance of seeing unicorns roam freely in the streets than the Halfbeak being announced. Today’s leaked images of the Halfbeak smartwatch at least prove the existence of the device, although it’s still unknown if it will launch anytime soon. Read more