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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...



OnePlus 6 will have a 19:9 screen with a notch, prototype scores 276,510 in AnTuTu

The notched screen a la iPhone X is the latest trend (don't call it a fad) in the Android world, one which has been picking up steam disturbingly fast. And according to a new leak, the upcoming OnePlus 6 will go with the flow and come with a notch of its own. This development was first revealed in a leaked live image from last month, which also tells us that it will be incredibly hard to tell the OnePlus 6 and the Oppo R15 apart. The shared design isn't surprising, given past antics and the fact that both Oppo and OnePlus are owned by BBK Electronics. Anyway, the OnePlus 6 is to have a...



LG G4c is officially available in Europe for €249

LG is in process of making its G4 flagship phone available in several regions including Europe. Along with that, the mini version of the G4 dubbed G4c is quietly made official in Europe for €249 ($275). This priced was spotted at one of the online retailers in Italy. We reported earlier that the LG G4c was expected to arrive Europe for €285, so the deal is even better than expected. (more…)

Gc unveils the Connect smartwatch, don’t confuse it with Guess Connect

American fashion brand Guess unveiled a pair of smartwatches and now its Swiss arm is doing the same. Gc crafts luxury Swiss watches and that sets its Connect watch apart from Guess' Connect watch. That said, the two share a lot of similarities. The design is based on Gc's Structura series of analog watches. The Connect's housing is made from 318L stainless steel in Rose Gold or Bronze, available in brushed and polished finishes. They are powered by Android Wear 2.0 running on a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. The Gc watches will be available for both men and women with a variety of watch...



LG U+ Pad 8 unveiled by the Korean carrier, LTE and GPS support mean it’s ready to go

LG U+, the LG-owned South Korean carrier, introduced a new mid-range tablet - the LG U+ Pad 8. Yes, it's an 8" tab with a 1,920 x 1,200px screen (that's 19:10). It's on sale in 2,000 stores country-wide for KRW 242,000 (that's around $210/€200). The LG U+ Pad 8 is meant to be used on the go, its 4,000mAh battery should give you 6 hours of usage. The tablet has LTE connectivity (a relatively slow 150Mbps down) along with dual-band Wi-Fi. And there's a built-in GPS receiver if you need to find your way around. The FM radio is an odd but not unwelcome addition. While the screen sounds...