Android O is now officially Android Oreo

As predicted quite some time ago, Google has officially named Android Oreo as their next version of Android OS. This news comes a week after leaker Evan Blass confirmed that Google would release the new OS on August 21st, which was spot on. Previously known as Android O, Android Oreo will bring some useful new features that will enhance the user experience. These features include: notification dots, picture-in-picture, instant apps, smart text select, and enhanced auto-fill. Being pure Android handsets, expect the Google Pixel and Pixel XL to be the first to receive the Android Oreo update. This new software update should start rolling out over the next few days. For a more in-depth look at

Android O to be released on August 21st?

The next version of Android is nearly upon us. This new version of the Android OS, currently known as Android O or Android 8.0, could be released later this month. According to the very reliable Evan Blass of VentureBeat, Google will "most likely" release Android O on August 21st. In addition, this date will most likely bring us an official name for the next version of Android. The most commonly rumored names have been Android Oreo and Android Oatmeal Cookie. Expect the Pixel handsets to get the first crack at the new OS since they're pure Android smartphones. Android O will bring a slew of system enhancements and nifty features. These features include: Picture-in-Picture, notification dots,

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date leaked for September 15th

As we continue to inch closer to the August 23rd announcement, more Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks continue to trickle in. The latest reveals a roadmap that shows the sales schedule for the upcoming phablet. The translated timetable is as follows: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be announced in New York on August 23rd. Demo events where customers can try out the phone before they buy it will be held at Samsung Digital Plazas and mobile carriers. Pre-order period will be September 1st through September 10th. Special activation event of the first Galaxy Note 8 by three South Korean mobile providers will be held on September 11th Sequential activations of Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders takes place from Septemb

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 real-life photos leaked

The plethora of Galaxy Note 8 leaks continues as we inch closer to the August 23rd unveiling. The newest leak brings us four real-life images of the upcoming, highly anticipated phablet. The images show off the front, back, and side of the device. It also shows the S-pen, although it looks the same as the Galaxy Note 7's. These new images pretty much confirm many of the past leaks. Looking at the images, the handset looks quite tall and pretty slim. It also looks like the same Always-On display, found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, will make it's way to the phablet. It is rumored that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 3,300 mA

Hands-on: Google Tango on the ASUS Zenfone AR

With the ASUS Zenfone AR finally being released in the US, I was able to get my hands on the device and check out it's main selling point: the built-in Google Tango. For those of you who do not know what Google Tango is, it is a powerful augmented reality (AR) computing platform. It allows you to place virtual objects in the real world using a Tango enabled device. I know what you're thinking. Yes, you can do this on your current smartphone using Snapchat. The difference with Google Tango is that it is more fluid, it can detect the edge of an object, and you can walk around a virtual object and it will remain in the place you put it. Personally, I tested a Google Tango app called 'Dinosaurs

New LG V30 render shows full body display

An apparent press render was leaked out by Twitter user @UniverseIce that shows off the upcoming LG V30 and it's new, edgy FullVision display. The photo also shows the new phone side-by-side with the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+. According to The Korea Herald, LG will be omitting their V-series trademark second screen from the LG V30. This was done in order for LG to use their FullVision display technology. In addition, the handset will feature a 6-inch OLED display that has curved edges to enhance the viewing experience and to allow a better grip. Moreover, the display will have the backing of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the screen from shattering (however, not shatterproof) and

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 final specs leak

With the August 23rd announcement date quickly approaching, leaks are coming out in full force. The latest comes from tipster Evan Blass (@EvLeaks on Twitter) of Venture Beat, as he brings us a "final" spec list for the upcoming phablet. Evan Blass cites a person who was briefed on the Galaxy Note 8's final spec sheet. According to his source, the phablet will have the following: IP68 dust and water-resistant 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display 2960 x 1440 resolution 18.5:9 aspect ratio 162.5mm x 74.6mm dimensions, with 8.5mm thickness Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor 6GB of RAM 64GB of internal storage, expanded via microSD 12-megapixel dual-camera setup on rear with a f/1.7 aperture (secondary

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