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Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker

According to a new report, Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker. The report says the company is collaborating with Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta on the project, which is still in its early stages. The speaker will be powered by Microsoft's own Cortana digital assistant. The report says the device features Snapdragon 212 SoC, which suggests it should be among the more affordable options in the market. As far as project status is concerned, the design of reference boards has been completed. However, there's lack of clarity whether a Microsoft will deliver an actual product to the...



Xiaomi phones will be officially sold by Three in the UK and other European countries

Xiaomi's been quite busy these days. After having filed for an IPO in Hong Kong (the world's biggest offering since 2014, apparently), the company is now getting ready to have its smartphones sold by Three across its pretty big footprint. To this effect, Xiaomi has formed a global strategic alliance with CK Hutchinson Holdings, the owner of the carriers named Three. Thus, Xiaomi devices will officially be available from Three in Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and the UK. Additionally, you'll find them in Watson's Fortress, Superdrug, and Kruidvat stores in Hong Kong,...



New rumored specs for OnePlus 3T include: a Snapdragon 835 and QHD screen

Just over a month ago, a number of specs appeared from the OnePlus 5 rumor mill, suggesting that the newest device from OnePlus would have dual-edge screens, 256GB of storage, and a 23MP main camera. A new report from PCPop doesn't mention the former two key specs, but it does make mention of the 23MP camera. According to this same report, we should be seeing two new key features: a Snapdragon 835 CPU and a 5.5-inch "2K" display (which is a fancy way of saying QHD). There is also talk of a greatly-reduced front bezel despite the note about the inclusion of capacitive navigation...



New Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 edge update fixes boot and Gear 360 connectivity issues

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Verizon's network have started receiving a new update. Arriving as software version G930VVRU4BQF2 and G935VVRU4BQF2, the the firmware brings fixes to several issues, including those related to device boot and Gear 360 connectivity. Other issues that have been fixed are related to the Link Sharing app, MMS playback, visual voicemail playback, Google Maps, and VPN. Aside from this, all preloaded Google apps are now accessible in Easy Mode. And finally, there are also some performance improvements to Wi-Fi Calling. Source 1 2 | Via



Upcoming Samsung Galaxy A Star gets certified with Bluetooth 5.0 on board

The Bluetooth SIG has certified the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A Star. This comes with Bluetooth 5.0 on board, and it has the model number SM-G885. Previously, rumors said the handset would be called Galaxy A8 Star when it launches, but as per the Bluetooth SIG's documents it will be known simply as the A Star. This certification doesn't reveal anything else about the device. According to past leaks and outings it should boast a 6.28-inch FHD+ Infinity Display, dual rear cameras (with 16 MP + 24 MP resolution), the Exynos 7885 or Snapdragon 660 SoC at the helm, 4 or 6GB of RAM, 64GB of...