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Xiaomi commits to release Android kernel source codes within three month of device launches

If you clicked on the article, you likely already have a good understanding of what this news refers to and its potential implications. On the off change that you don't, the basic concept is this: The Android OS core is a Linux kernel, which is distributed under the General Public License v2 (GPLv2). That allows manufacturers to modify the code, so it can work on their particular hardware platforms (smartphones, tablets, TV boxes, etc.) basically free of charge. The only legal requirement is that the modified code itself must be provided in its entirety, to any third party upon...



Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get certified by FCC

Another day, another bit of info about the upcoming Samsung flagship. We already know how the Galaxy S8/S8+ will look, how much it will cost and when is the official launch. Today we also got the info that the device is certified by FCC. The certification entry also revealed some model numbers of the devices for the US market. The images above reveal the Samsung Galaxy S8 is manufactured in Vietnam and has models SM-G950U, SM-G950U1 and SM-G950W. So we are going to see at least three variations of the Galaxy S8 on American soil. The other image we showed you above is...



Just in: Oppo F5 hands-on

Oppo F5 was announced on October 26 and has been leading our Top 10 most popular phones chart since. And now that we got the phone for a review we'll be able to find out what all the fuss is about. The Selfie Expert The chipset is decidedly mid-range and the design is hardly very exciting - although the taller screen helps improve the traditional Oppo look. Oppo targets this at selfie enthusiasts so we are willing to live with those compromises. And at €320 the MediaTek P23 isn't that bad a deal. Keen to share some of the iPhone X spotlight, Oppo repeatedly points out that...



Samsung Galaxy S9 active to boast 4,000 mAh battery, according to purported spec sheet

Samsung is apparently working on an 'active' version of its flagship Galaxy S9, keeping with tradition. If the release time frame is similar to that of previous 'active' devices, expect to see it become official at some point this summer. According to the leaked image you can see below, which is an alleged spec sheet for the upcoming Galaxy S9 active, the phone will have the exact same battery capacity as the Galaxy S8 active from 2017: 4,000 mAh. We assume it refers to the S9 active because its predecessor had the model number SM-G892, and the S7 active before that was SM-G891. The...



Huawei patents MateX moniker

Huawei announced its Mate 10 series back in October 2017 and ended some rumors about eventual renaming of its flagship Mate X. The moniker appeared again during the weekend in an application on the EU Intellectual Property Office website. The trademark "MateX" was filed by UK representative of Huawei and was classified as mobile phones and smartphones. Trademarking the Mate X moniker is a surprising decision if Huawei plans to launch its next phone with that name since the Roman number for 10 is X. It could also be the name of some exclusive or extra version of the phablet. Most...