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You can now register for the Android O Beta

If you’re interested in signing up for the beta for Android O, you’re in luck. Today, while Sundar Pichai took the stage at Google I/O 2017, the page for the Android O beta registration went live. Head on over here and sign up now. As of right now, the only supported devices are the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. You can sign up now, but you can also opt out at any time, just like you could with the Android Nougat beta last year. Be aware, though, that if you opt out, you may be required to…

Amazon launches new Kindle tablets, keeps prices low

Amazon today introduced four new Kindle tablet models, including two Kids Editions. Here they are as follows: Kindle Fire 7 Amazon’s all-new Fire 7 tablet is the cheapest of the bunch, coming in with a price-tag of $49.99. The slate is said to be thinner and lighter than its predecessor and arrives with an improved 7-inch IPS display. It also bundles a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 8GB or 16GB of storage (with microSD support for up to 256GB of storage). The affordable Fire 7 includes a battery that can sustain up to 8 hours…

Nokia 9 with dual camera briefly spotted in alleged official video

At MWC 2017, Nokia introduced three affordable new Android smartphones, but the company is expected to launch more models until the end of the year. Like the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 9 – whose names already surfaced online a few times. Now Nokia’s purported upcoming models might have just been showed off in a video posted on Vimeo (which was quickly removed) by art director George Chevalier Lewis, who is one of Nokia’s known collaborators. What interests me about this video is that it shows 4 smartphones, but Nokia only sells…

How to Unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, or S8 to any network

Over the past decade, the cellphone, and, in more recent years, the smartphone has become something that every person cannot leave home without. Android smartphones are some of the best smartphones around. The many functions of an Android smartphone makes life more convenient and keeps people safe. Unfortunately, smartphones are locked to the original service provider the phone was purchased with. This is a very inconvenient reality for many reasons, but the main reason is this: It gives the user no option in what service…

Motorola’s new Moto C and Moto C Plus pack all the essentials at a bargain price

Motorola took us by surprise today and unveiled the Moto C and Moto C Plus – the company’s most affordable handsets to date. While the low-end duo has been expected to arrive for a while, we had no actual indications they will be landing today. Anyway, Motorola won’t be launching the Moto C in the US, as they are budget devices destined to go on sale on emerging markets from Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The producing company says the two devices are “packed with the essentials” so customers should expect them to…

The Galaxy Note 8 will likely feature the same aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been announced, Samsung can focus its efforts on a device with huge implications. The Galaxy Note 8 has already been confirmed to be launching later this year, despite speculation that the Note line would be a casualty stemming from the Note 7 debacle. We are likely to hear more about the Note 8 in the months and weeks leading up the device’s official unveiling, and we now have an idea of what Samsung is looking to do. The rumor claims that Samsung is looking to pack a…

The HTC U 11 gets the full leak treatment a day early

This week is going to be a rather hectic one for Android fans, as HTC is set to unveil its latest flagship tomorrow, and Google I/O 2017 kicks off on Wednesday. However, it seems that someone let the cat out of the bag a bit early regarding the HTC U 11. Courtesy of DroidHolicThe folks at DroidHolic were able to get some hands-on video footage of the U 11, showing off a similar design to that of the HTC U Ultra and U Play. The U 11 is set to take on the likes of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, while introducing some…

Strategy Analytics: OPPO’s R9s was the world’s best-selling Android in Q1

In a recent report, research firm Strategy Analytics revealed the iPhone 7 took the crown as the world’s best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017 with 21.5 million units shipped globally. It was closely followed by its larger brother – the iPhone 7 Plus, which sold in 17.4 million quantities. So far, so good – no surprises here, right? Since Samsung was recovering from the Galaxy Note7 debacle during the period, so it’s natural it didn’t make the top two. But maybe it managed to grab the third position? It…

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom finally arrives in the US with $329 price-tag

In early January, ASUS introduced the ZenFone 3 Zoom during the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas. But so far customers were unable to purchase the device. Well this changes this week, as ASUS has finally announced the phone is going on sale in the US with a $329 price-tag. The ZenFone 3 Zoom 3 is a middle-range phone with a focus on photography, similar to the ZTE Blade V8 Pro. It features a 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The ZenFone 3 Zoom is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset…

T-Mobile’s lineup of affordable premium phones is called REVVL

A few weeks ago it was revealed T-Mobile is working on self-branded smartphone with flagship-level specs but affordable price tag. While not much was known about the handset at the time, today we come back with more information on the topic. According to an industry source familiar with the matter, the Magenta carrier is gearing up to unveil not one but three smartphones under the REVVL series – the REVVL T1, REVVL T2 and REVVL T3 PRO. So far, only a render of a REVVL T1 has surfaced online, accompanied by a few specs.…