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HTC U12+ receives a software update in Europe

HTC U12+ units in Europe, Middle East, and Africa have started receiving the latest software update. The Taiwanese company is seeding the 160 MB package with S/N 1.30.401.2, and it brings mostly system optimizations and bug fixes. There is also a security patch dated September 2018. The package is arriving OTA and should be popping up on all phones any moment now. There's not much info what exactly is fixed, but given the short changelog it doesn't seem to add anything in terms of new features. The HTC U12+ is one of four smartphones by the Taiwanese company to receive Android...



vivo NEX S review

In our mind, the most impressive aspect of the NEX S is that it even exists in the first place. In one impressive swoop, vivo managed to take what was initially showcased as a tech concept and actually polish and push it to an end-user release. Frankly, a move that took most of the industry by surprise definitely raised the collective bar, in more ways than one. As such, the vivo NEX S is an important and monumental device. It will go down as a landmark in smartphone history. But, does that make it any good as an actual daily driver? One, usable and dependable enough to invest in and have by your side? Join us on the following pages as we try and look beyond the flashy exterior to find out.



Xiaomi Mi A2 review

The Xiaomi Mi 6X has finally gone global and we have a play date with the international Mi A2. Some big shoes it has to fill - the Mi A1 was such a well-rounded yet affordable smartphone that it would regularly feature in our review conclusions as the main alternative for a wide range of competitors. Can the Mi A2 top that?



Top 10 trending phones of week 14

Week 14 saw the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro being restored as the most popular device in our database. Last week it was denied the honor by the vivo v9, but that one lost some steam and is sitting in fourth now. Second place goes to the Huawei P20, which keeps climbing, while a spirited fightback by the Asus Zenfone Max Plus let it complete the podium. Last week the modest Zenfone was only seventh and seemingly on its way down, but it clearly still has some fight in it. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 goes below last week's champion in fifth, while the Galaxy J7 Prime gained four places to capture...



HTC sells a smartphone factory to boost VR business

Former smartphone giant HTC sold a Shanghai phone manufacturing facility so it boost its investments in the VR business. The buyer Xingbao Information Technology paid CNY630 million or approximately $91.17 million for the plant. Thedeal with XIT should not hurt distribution and sales of the latest HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. Source | Via