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Project Treble made it easier for developers to port Android Oreo AOSP

Members over at XDA Developers have made progress with the newest Samsung handsets. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were the first Samsung handsets to come with Android Oreo out of the box. This means that they are also the first to be compatible with Project Treble. Simply put, Project Treble's purpose is to separate the core of Android OS from the OEM's modifications to address the wild issue of firmware fragmentation that has plagues Android devices since the platform's initial existence but is best exemplified by Samsung taking very times to update its flagship phones with major...

BlackBerry Key2 pre-orders kick off in the UK

The newly-unveiled BlackBerry Key2 is now available to pre-order in the UK. Retailers Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges both have the device listed on their respective websites, asking £579 for it (which is the handset's official pricing). Available color options include silver and black. While Carphone Warehouse says deliveries will begin June 26 onwards, the listing on Selfridges' website says pre-order period ends June 27. For more info, head to the Source links below. Source 1 2

40W power bank that could charge the MateBook

At MWC 2019, Huawei announced the new MateBook 14 and a new variant of the MateBook X Pro. Both arrive with a USB-C 65W power adapter and can be used to charge additional products too. It appears to be the manufacturer has a power bank in development that will be capable to charge the notebook whenever you are on the road or away from a wall outlet. Announced Presently, Huawei’s VP of mobile business, Li Xialong Bruce Lee, shared a photo of a Huawei MateBook connected to a smartphone that’s covered up. Between the cable and the device what we believe is a power bank is a Power-Z USB Voltage Existing Tester. The display on the tester displays the smartphone is drawing 19.9V and 1.86A of present. The total power drawn is 37.19W. 40W power bank that can charge the MateBook 2 One can deduce that the power bank supports USB Power Delivery and can support a maximum power output of 40W. Though not as fast as the 65W power adapter, this really should keep the MateBook from running out of battery although in use. The power bank must Furthermore be in a position to charge your phones or additional devices that support charging via USB Power Delivery. There is no info still on whenever Huawei will uncover the power bank. Mr. Bruce Lee says he has been testing the device for 3 months what should indicate a release is about the corner. We won’t be surprised if Huawei makes public it at tomorrow’s Paris occasion. (Via)

Nokia 7 in Matte White to be available in China next week

Like white phones? Soon you'll be able to buy a Matte White Nokia 7, in China anyway. The phone is yet to make its way to its native Europe, though the Gloss Black has been available in China for a while now. Anyway,, Suning and Lynx will all start accepting reservations tomorrow (requires CNY 100 deposit). The actual sale begins on December 12 - 12/12 - at a price of CNY 2,000 ($300/€255). Nokia 7 in Matte White By the looks of it, only the 4GB/64GB variant is available in white. If you want 6GB/64GB you'll have to go with the black one. Still no word on a western...

LG Class arrives in Europe as LG Zero with $320 price tag

Back in September this year, LG launched its first metal-clad smartphone Class in its home country of South Korea. The device has now landed in Europe, although with a different name: LG Zero. The handset is, however, currently only available in Italy, where it is being offered in gold and silver color options, and carries a price tag of €299 (around $320). This compares to the KRW 399,300 (around $345) price tag the mid-ranger carries in South Korea. (more…)