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BlackBerry’s KeyOne Features Mid-Range Specs with Android 7.1 Nougat for $550

BlackBerry today hosted an event at MWC 2017 where they addressed the new KeyOne handset, formally known as ‘Mercury’. The handset features the last physical QWERTY keyboard ever to be found on a BlackBerry smartphone, while mid-range specs flow throughout the entire device. Starting with the design, BlackBerry went with a pretty minimal but cluttery look, if you will, as the combination of sensors and the … Continue reading BlackBerry’s KeyOne Features Mid-Range Specs with Android 7.1 Nougat for $550

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Archos Announces New Budget Android Nougat Smartphones w/ Fingerprint Sensors, USB-C, Dual Cameras

Many of you may have not heard of Archos, but for good reason. They’re not exactly major players in the smartphone market. However, it looks like they hope to become leading competitors in the budget area as their newest handsets, dubbed the 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite respectively, offer low price tags and specifications you’d typically find on your $400+ smartphone. Starting with the former, … Continue reading Archos Announces New Budget Android Nougat Smartphones w/ Fingerprint Sensors, USB-C, Dual Cameras

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Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Finally Making It’s Way to the Nexus 6P

Users of the Nexus 6P enrolled in the Android Beta Program are finally beginning to receive the first build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat for testing. This comes nearly a month after the beta went live for all other Nexus and Pixel users. Interestingly, this beta doesn’t include fingerprint gesture support for the 6P like it does with the Nexus 5X. It’s unclear why this is so, but … Continue reading Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Finally Making It’s Way to the Nexus 6P

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LG’s Latest Handset Should Get You Through the Weekend

LG today announced the new X power2 smartphone, a handset that the company touts can last you the entire weekend on a single charge thanks to its not-so-astonishing specs and huge battery. First, the specs. The X power2 features a 5.5-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 13Mp rear and 5MP front cameras, either 1.5GB or 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD card expansion … Continue reading LG’s Latest Handset Should Get You Through the Weekend

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Apple’s New iPad Pros May Be Delayed Until May-June

A new report from Digitimes indicates that Apple’s upcoming refresh of their iPad Pro lineup alongside the new near-bezel-less 10.5-inch model may be delayed until May or June. This would come after a March unveiling and create a 2-3 month wait for interested customers. So why the big delay? Well, the answer doesn’t seem to be present, but a previous report indicated that the new 9.7-inch iPad … Continue reading Apple’s New iPad Pros May Be Delayed Until May-June

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LG’s 2017 Gram Laptops Start at $999 with a Non-Touch Display

Back at CES, we saw LG’s 2017 Gram lineup of super-thin-and-light laptops for the first time. It was unclear how much they’d  run for, but we now have exact pricing details thanks to a press release. For the standard 13.3-inch models, pricing starts at $999 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and a 60Wh 17.5-hour battery. A step … Continue reading LG’s 2017 Gram Laptops Start at $999 with a Non-Touch Display

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Android Messages is an RCS Messaging App Google Will Now Begin Pushing

We recently reported that Google renamed their default messaging app formally known as Messenger to Android Messages. It was unclear at the time why this was so, but speaking to The Verge, Amir Sarhangi, Head of RCS at Google, said the change was for the sake of indicating that the app is becoming as essential and necessary as the rest of Android. It also indicates RCS … Continue reading Android Messages is an RCS Messaging App Google Will Now Begin Pushing

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Google Messenger is Now ‘Android Messages’ For Some Reason

Google’s Messenger looks to be a replacement for using other apps for SMS communication, and today it received a name change to ‘Android Messages.’ It’s unclear why the app received a new title as Messenger was pretty self-explanatory, but it may be since Facebook already has an app called Messenger and confusion amongst consumers may have been experienced. Anyway, here’s Google’s explanation behind the change. … Continue reading Google Messenger is Now ‘Android Messages’ For Some Reason

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Google is Officially Bringing Allo to the Desktop – Here’s What It’s Gonna Look Like

If there’s one feature a vast majority of Google Allo users want, it’s probably an official desktop interface. We’ve assumed this feature would eventually arrive at some point, but it was unclear when this time would come. Luckily, it looks like we don’t have much longer to wait as Nick Fox, vice president of communications products at Google, has tweeted out an image of what … Continue reading Google is Officially Bringing Allo to the Desktop – Here’s What It’s Gonna Look Like