Google Renames Messenger to Android Messages

I promise that we aren’t purposely trying to confuse you all of the time about Google’s messaging strategy, but we have an update today. If you head into Google Play and check the apps you have available with updates, you’ll probably notice one called “Android Messages.” No, no, no, it’s not a brand new Google messaging app, it’s just the good ol’ Google Messenger with a fresh new name.  (more…)

Samsung’s 10nm Exynos 9 8895 is Now Official and Ready for the International Galaxy S8

When the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are announced next month, there will more than likely be a couple of different variants. We’ll get the models for the US, otherwise known as those powered by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor. The others, mostly international models not built for our shores, will be powered by a Samsung Exynos processor. Today, we know that processor to officially be the 10nm Exynos 9 8895(more…)

Eero Drops 3-Pack to $399 Permanently to Better Compete on Price ($100 Off)

Eero, the mesh whole home WiFi router system that I dubbed my favorite tech purchase of 2016, will see a permanent price drop today. Why? Because Eero has a whole bunch of competition these days, after initially ushering in the era of whole home WiFi systems. And competition means price points that Eero has been well above for some time.

Starting today, Eero 3-packs will drop to $399 (from $499) and 2-packs will drop to $299 (from $349). Single Eero units will still cost $199.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Packaging Specs List Arrives, Claims 6.2-Inch QHD Display

According to an image that looks exactly like the specs list graphic you would see on packaging for a Samsung flagship phone, we now have a really good handle on what to expect from the Galaxy S8+. The image was posted by @evleaks and it calls the phone the “Galaxy S8+” while talking through some of the most important specs, like the size of the display, amount of RAM, camera, etc.  (more…)