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LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 release dates are revealed in new leak

February 24, 2017 David Steele

South Korea’s two largest smartphone manufacturers, LG and Samsung, are busy preparing their 2017 flagship devices – the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 respectively. An unnamed carrier official has leaked when these two manufacturers are to launch their devices in South Korea: the LG G6 will be on sale from March 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 from April 21. This lines right up with prior reports. 

Google App Updates

Google renames its ‘Messenger’ platform to ‘Android Messages’, RCS incoming?

February 24, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Messenger is just one app on Google’s list of many communication platforms including Allo, Hangouts, Google Voice, and Duo. Messenger has been the one Google tends to make your default on Nexus and Pixel smartphones. However, it has also been available as a seperate app download for those running a specified version of Android or higher. Today, the platform is receiving an update that changes the name to ‘Android Messages’.

Rumors, leaks, teasers
Rumors, leaks, teasers

Galaxy S8+ specs leak: 8MP front camera, iris scanner and Harman AKG headphones

February 23, 2017 Deidre Richardson

Reporter Evan Blass, a.k.a. @evleaks, is known for his famous leaks of products weeks before their launch, and the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ leaks are no different. Though we’ve already seen photos of the two devices, the leakster is back with a new Galaxy S8+ specs sheet that gives away most of what interested buyers need to know (though there’s still a Beast Mode trademark filing we can’t figure out just yet).

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Android Apps/Games
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Newly-leaked photos of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 show on-screen buttons, a dual-edge design, and iris scanner

February 23, 2017 Deidre Richardson

With the Galaxy S8’s upcoming arrival, questions about the successors to Samsung’s “Galaxy” are being answered. New photos today, which first appeared on Twitter, show the Korean giant’s decision to end the era of physical home buttons and capacitive keys, opting instead for on-screen navigation buttons. Based on the leak, an on-screen back navigation button seems to be located at the bottom right of the front display, maintaining a key setup that Samsung users are accustomed to so as to not frustrate the [Read More]

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