Leaked screen protectors allegedly show Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL design

We might have gotten an idea of what the upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones will look like. Over the weekend, a leaked photo revealed two screen protectors that are allegedly made for the unreleased Google handsets. If the leaked image is for real (and I do desperately hope it's a fake), then it looks like the Pixel 3 XL will have the hated notch. I did say on my Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL wishlist, that the larger model would probably have the notch and the smaller version would have a similar design to the Pixel 2 XL. I'm sure Google and other manufacturers have heard of the backlash the notch receives from consumers, so it's curious to why they're still pushing the notch on everyone. Acc

HTC U12+ is official and has 4 cameras

Despite a decent portion of their mobile work force now working for Google, HTC is still producing their own branded smartphones. A few days ago, the company unveiled their sparkling new flagship smartphone - the HTC U12+. This device is truly unique and is easily HTC's best smartphone yet. DIMENSIONS, DISPLAY, PROCESSOR The HTC U12+ has a simply gorgeous design. Thankfully, they completely avoided the dreaded notch and gave the handset a thin top and bottom bezel with an ultra slim border. It has dimensions of 156.6mm x 73.9mm x 8.7mm and weighs 188g. A 6-inch Super LCD 6 Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 resolution) display graces the front with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 537 ppi (pixels-per-inch). The

Yanny or Laurel? We did our own test involving Android smartphones!

The Yanny or Laurel phenomenon has taken the world by storm. For those unaware, there was an audio clip asking people if they hear "Yanny" or "Laurel." It spread like wildfire so we decided to do our own test using Android smartphones (and a tablet). Why not? Disclaimer: we did not do any research as to why some people hear "Yanny" and others hear "Laurel." This is just a test for fun. In the test, several different smartphones and a tablet are playing the sound bite. Obviously, each smartphone has different speakers and different max volumes. With that said, the test was done hoping to get mixed results. The devices that were tested are as follows: Lenovo Tab 4, Google Pixel 2 XL, Moto Z2 F

First Impressions: OnePlus 6 - The speed you need and the notch you don't want

On Monday night (May 21st), I got a chance to play around with the new OnePlus 6 at their pop up event in New York City. There's only so much you can do with limited access to a device, nevertheless, I did come away with some impressions on the Chinese company's sparkling new flagship device. DESIGN Upon first glance, the OnePlus 6 doesn't look like a phone that would have a very fair price point. The device looks and feels extremely premium. Based on looks alone, it is hard to believe the handset starts at only $529. It is easily the best valued top-tier smartphone on the market. It is not a flawless design, however. The notch really stands out to me and not in a good way, but I'm sure some

Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL wish list

We are starting to enter the period of time where we start seeing leaks and hearing rumors of Google's next flagship smartphone. With that being said, I have a wish list of items that I would like to see the next Pixels have. Disclaimer: There is no order of importance with this list. HEADPHONE JACK Personally, I do not use wired headphones, but there are rare times where I would like/need to. There are still tons of people out there that do use wired headphones and would prefer not to use an adapter to do so. The beloved headphone jack would be a welcomed addition and make the upcoming Pixel smartphones more versatile. This would also give Google a competitive advantage over their primary r

120 Second Review: Moto Mods (Part 2)

You saw my 120 Second Review on the Moto Z2 Force so I decided to do a review on what truly makes Moto Z's special -- the Moto Mods! I reviewed most of the Moto Mods, but with so many of them, I had to split it into two videos. With that said, I hope you checked out Part 1 where I reviewed the Insta-Share Projector, Hasselblad True Zoom, and JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mods! In part 2, you will see the Moto 360 Camera, Incipio Vehicle Dock, Moto Gamepad, and the TUMI Wireless Charging Power Pack Moto Mods! The Moto 360 Camera allows you to capture the world in 360 degrees (pictures), in 4K 360 video and 3D sound. The Incipio Vehicle Dock mod is tailor-made to fit a Moto Z device to give you a han

120 Second Review: Moto Mods (Part 1)

You saw my 120 Second Review on the Moto Z2 Force so I decided to do a review on what truly makes Moto Z's special -- the Moto Mods! I reviewed most of the Moto Mods, but with so many of them, I had to split it into two videos. Part 1 of The Android Report's 120 Second Review on the Moto Mods consists of the Insta-Share Projector, Hasselblad True Zoom, and the JBL Soundboost 2. The projector mod basically turns your Moto Z device into a projector that can project up to 70 inches on a wall. I actually used the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod, which gives you 10x optical zoom, to capture photos of my honeymoon in Italy. Lastly, the JBL Soundboost 2 adds premium stereo sound to your Moto Z smart

OnePlus 6 is now official

Over the past few months, we've seen many leaks and rumors regarding the next flagship for OnePlus. Today, a lot of those rumors and leaks were officially confirmed as the company has finally announced the OnePlus 6 at their event in London. Let's dive in and see what the new flagship killer has in store. DISPLAY, DIMENSIONS AND PROCESSOR As expected, the OnePlus 6 will sport the highly controversial notch on top of the device, but the positive is that it's smaller than what is seen on the iPhone X. The flagship killer will have a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with a 2280 x 1080 resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio (aspect ratio is the relationship between the height and width of a rectangul

Official OnePlus 6 render leaked out by Amazon

The OnePlus 6 is officially the worst kept secret. Between all the leaks and rumors, the CEO using it publicly, and now Amazon leaking the official render with pricing, we practically know everything there is to know about the flagship killer. According to the leak, the OnePlus 6 will be available to purchase starting on May 22nd and will start at around $620 for 64GB (€519 in Europe) and around $680 for 128GB (€569 in Europe). The leaked render confirms everything that was rumored. It will have a notch design, a vertically aligned dual-camera configuration, a rear fingerprint sensor, and glass front and back panels. The handset is expected to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and wi

Render of Moto Z3 Play in Deep Indigo is leaked

Popular leakster Evan Blass is at it again. This time with a leaked render of the Moto Z3 Play in its entirety. The leaked render shows the device in a Deep Indigo color variation and what to expect as far as the design goes. According to the render, the Moto Z3 Play has ditched the physical home button on the front and went with a 18:9 aspect ratio. Thankfully, the fingerprint scanner didn't disappear as Motorola has placed it on the right side of the handset making unlocking feel more natural. Your fingers are often wrapped around the sides, so it does make sense. Sony did this on past handsets and it's shocking that more companies didn't go this route. Unfortunately, it appears the headph

New features coming to Google Assistant

During their I/O 2018 event, Google announced plenty of things to be excited about. Some big changes are coming in the next version of Android and also Google Assistant is getting some worthy updates. Since we already told you what to expect from Android P, let's see what those new Google Assistant features are all about. MORE VOICES The search giant wants the assistant to sound more realistic and less robotic. They also want users to have more than the two options of voices available. With that said, users will soon be able to choose from 6 new distinctive voices that sound more natural. "Holly," the original Google Assistant voice, will still remain an option as will her male counterpart.

Google to release a Pixel smartwatch this fall?

The fall season just got a lot more interesting. This morning, Evan Blass of VentureBeat cited a reliable source gave him information that Google will be releasing a Pixel-branded smartwatch this fall. The search giant is expected to announce the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and a second generation Pixel Buds to go alongside the new smartwatch during their hardware event which will probably be held in October. It is probably safe to assume that the watch will have the latest version of Wear OS and possibly have Google Pay built-in. Expect more rumors and leaks to trickle in over the next few months as we get closer to Google's event. As always, until there is an official announcement, take all rumor

Android P features detailed, biggest update in years

Today, Google kicked off it's yearly I/O keynote and announced a ton of news. Perhaps the biggest news of the day, was the announcement of all features you can expect in Android P (still no official name for the new Android OS). Let's break it down. ADAPTIVE BATTERY Battery life is always a big concern for just about any user and Google decided to help users get the most of it. Google teamed up with DeepMind, a company who specializes in artificial intelligence research, to create Adaptive Battery. This feature uses AI to prioritize battery power only for the apps and services used the most. To go with this, Google also created Adaptive Brightness, which uses machine learning to learn how th

OnePlus 6 in black and white, spotted in public

We are 9 days away from the official announcement of the OnePlus 6, but the device seems to be the worst kept secret. From company teases, to leak and rumors, OnePlus might not have any surprises to unveil on May 16th. They also don't seem to care about the device being in public a little more than a week before the official revealing. Today, OnePlus CEO Peter Lau, met with Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan in a public meeting where both individuals were spotted with the unannounced OnePlus 6 in their hands. Peter Lau had a white variant, while the actor is seen with the black model. The actor posted this interaction on his personal Twitter account. The images that were posted on Twitter seem to

LG G7 ThinQ is now official

Today, on a hot day in New York City, LG announced their brand new flagship smartphone -- the LG G7 ThinQ. Just like the last two models in the G-series, the G7 ThinQ sports a vastly different design and updated specifications. Let's find out what makes the G7 ThinQ LG's latest and greatest handset. DISPLAY, DIMENSIONS AND PROCESSOR The LG G7 ThinQ comes equipped with a large 6.1-inch QHD+ FullVision Super Bright Display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 and 564 ppi (pixels-per-inch). LG decided to opt for a LCD IPS display instead of an OLED. It has a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and sports the controversial notch on top. Fortunately, you can hide the notch with what LG calls a "second screen," which

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