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Huawei Mate 20 Pro to have tiny notch and chin

On Monday leaked images of the front panel of a Huawei Mate 20 smartphone revealed a notch and sophisticated 3D face-scanning technology. Just three days later and we have more details from Twitter. Steve H., more commonly known as @OnLeaks, suggested the Mate 20 Pro will have 6.25" screen with a 6.8 mm notch and just 3.8 mm chin. According to my sources: #HuaweiMate20 Pro ≃ 6.25-inch (6.8mm notch + 3.8mm chin)— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) August 15, 2018 While the leakster is not sure if these numbers are for the Mate 20 Pro or the vanilla Mate 20, the numbers he shared are surely...

Twitter flips the switch for the new 280 character limit

Today, Twitter has lifted the 140-character limit for its general users to 280. The micro-blogging platform first tested the new limit on a select group of Twitter users, particularly those with large amounts of followers and celebrities. The test period took place over about six weeks, during which Twitter has collected some interesting data. Only 5% of tweets sent were longer than 140 characters while only 2% were over 190. Mind you, this data was collected before the limit was changed for the vast majority of Twitter users. We'd be interested to learn if we'll see long tweets all the...

Nokia will launch new smartphones in 2016, CEO now says

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri (pictured below) seems to have finally given up on saying that his company will not return to the smartphone market. Following one denial last year and another in April of this year, Suri now says the company is in fact planning on putting its name on new smartphones starting in 2016. There is a catch, however. Nokia will use the same strategy for its re-entry in the smartphone space as it did for creating the N1 tablet. Namely, while the Finns will design the devices and the company's name will be used, Nokia won't actually be producing the handsets. (more…)

Google wiil charge OEMs for pre-loading its GApps

And it's happening - Google is forced to charge its OEMs for distributing its GApps in the EU after being fined with €4.3 billion. Sundar Pichai did confirm that the company has to start charging Android manufacturers for pre-installing apps like Play Store, YouTube, Drive, Maps, etc., but Google's search and Chrome will remain free of charge as the company says the last two generate enough revenue on their own. For the distribution of its apps, Google will start collecting royalties from 28 European countries including Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein based on pixel...

HTC confirms One M9+’s European launch

HTC has officially confirmed that the One M9+ smartphone - which was unveiled in China back in April this year - is coming to Europe. There is, however, no word yet on when the device will go on sale. Also not yet known is in which countries it will be available, although going by a previous report, it should be available in the Netherlands at least, where online retailers have already listed it on their websites. That report also said that the handset will be priced at €760 in SIM-free unlocked form. Specs-wise, the One M9+ is powered by the MediaTek MT6795T chipset, and sports a 5.2-inch QHD touchscreen. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal memory, and packs a 2,840 mAh battery. (more…)