We’re Getting Another Google Pixel This Year in the “Premium” Category

Just in case you had any doubts about the future of Google’s newly introduced line of premium Pixel devices, Google senior VP of hardware, Rick Osterloh, has put them to bed. During a quick chat with the crew at AndroidPit, Osterloh confirmed that they’ll be back with a “successor” to the original Pixel and that it will stay in the “premium” realm of smartphones.  (more…)

Huawei P10 and P10+ Official at MWC, If Only They’d Come to the US

I know we’re slow on this, but what can you expect when we’re about to talk about phones that will likely never arrive here in the US. Or if they do, they’ll be super late, priced too high, and a tough sell.

Either way, Huawei did announce the P10 and P10+ at MWC this weekend. They look great. You have 5.1-inch FHD and 5.5-inch 2K  displays, Kirin 960 processors, 4-6GB of RAM, 32-256GB of storage, dual camera setups with Leica branding that feature monochrome and color shooters, Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1, big batteries (3200mAh and 3750mAh), and a whole bunch of fun colors to choose from. If I were in Europe, I’d most definitely consider one of the two as my next phone.  (more…)

Samsung Introduces New Gear VR at MWC With a Controller

Alongside the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung also unwrapped a new Gear VR at MWC that should excite VR fans. The new Gear VR is officially called Gear VR with Controller, because well, it comes with a controller. Think Google Daydream, but for Samsung phones.

The new Gear VR with Controller features 42mm lenses with 101-degree field of view (FOV) and “advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness.” Like the previous gen model, it also lets you swap between microUSB and USB Type-C depending on your phone’s port. As a new feature, since it has a controller, Samsung added in a special strap to hold the controller when not in use.   (more…)

Samsung Makes Galaxy Tab S3 Official at MWC With Refined S Pen

Samsung may not have announced the Galaxy S8 at MWC today, but they did show off their new Android-powered tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3. We knew this bad boy was coming, so let’s run through the official details.

To start, Samsung isn’t saying how much this tablet will cost or when you can buy it. Weird, I know, but that’s the situation we are in. Should they make that info available, you’ll get a high-end tablet in a world that isn’t filled with many tablets anymore.  (more…)

Motorola Announces Moto G5 Plus for US, Starts at $229

Motorola has gone ahead and announced their new G series phones, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. I’d love to sit here and act like we’re surprised, but as you know, these phone leaked in full a couple of weeks ago. Today, is really just a formality before we’re able to buy them.

We’re going to focus on the Moto G5 Plus here because it’s the only model coming to the US. It’ll start at $229 and be available in the “Spring” with connectivity on the four major US networks.   (more…)