HTC Nexus Phones Stop Off at the FCC With Universal US Carrier Support (Updated)

Oh boy, the HTC Nexus phones just stopped off at the FCC this morning. As we all know, that’s huge news in terms of how this story begins to unfold in front of us. After seeing supposed pictures of one of the phones hours ago, we now know model numbers, get confirmation that HTC is indeed making two Nexus phones, and other details, like universal LTE support across US carriers, including Verizon.

Let’s dive into the filings that went live this morning and share what we are finding. Also, as we find more, we’ll be updating this post.  (more…)

Here Come the HTC Nexus Leaks!

Ready to catch your first supposed real look at one of the new HTC Nexus phones, the smaller “Sailfish” model? Here you go!

According to the folks at Android Police, who previously posted a mock-up that looked quite similar to what we are seeing below, this is the real deal. Aside from the insane amounts of cropping needed to protect sources, we are getting front, back, and side shots to reveal all that is the smaller 5-inch Nexus made by HTC.  (more…)

Don’t Miss These Android Stories: August 12, 2016

We’re most certainly deep in the summer, if you couldn’t tell, because the news cycle is slowing as we get ready for the big fall-holiday push. While the Galaxy Note 7 is on the way (one week away!), we still are waiting to hear Google’s plans, as well as Apple’s and whoever else needs to try and make an end-of-year splash.

So yeah, things are slow and that meant we didn’t have any major news this week outside of LG announcing a quad DAC, Logitech giving us a sweet new smart home product, and Facebook attempting to attack ad blockers (good luck!).

Be sure to catch up on anything you missed!  (more…)

Galaxy Note 7 Will Get Android Nougat In 2-3 Months

When will the Galaxy Note 7 receive Android 7.0 Nougat? In 2-3 months, according to Samsung’s Koh Dong-jin.

The subtle announcement came during a short interview with Korea Times, as the company took a minute to continue to hype the launch of the new flagship phone. The note about release of Nougat is surprising, to say the least, since Samsung almost never talks about when or if they’ll release major updates and typically keeps us waiting in limbo.  (more…)

Logitech Pop are Smart Home Switches to Help Automate Your Smart Home

Logitech introduced a new smart home product today that might just solve one of the problems I seem to constantly complain about. Yeah, I know, this is all about me. But listen, if you get into overstuffing your home with “smart” stuff like I have, you’ll soon know why this might be a great idea.

The new product is called Logitech Pop and its a mix of smart switch and buttons that allow you to automate your smart home and all of its random gadgets with the touch of a button. At least, that’s the basics here.  (more…)

LG V20 Will Bring That Quad DAC Heat, a First for a Smartphone

When LG announced the V10 last year, I poked a bit of fun at the phone for having lots of new “things and stuff” to try and grab headlines. That wasn’t so much a jab at LG for tossing everything they could think of at the wall and hoping it stuck…actually, that’s exactly what I was doing. As it turns out, some of that “things and stuff” actually did stick and amounted to a really good phone that I, along with plenty of others, surprisingly enjoyed.

One of the items that really stood out to audiophiles in the building was the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC included in the phone. While I will never claim to be a serious audio person, just do a quick Google search for “LG V10 audio” and you know that this phone is a serious player in the audio department. With the upcoming LG V20, LG is focusing on audio once again and is telling us that it will be the “first smartphone in the industry” to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC from ESS Technology.  (more…)