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Xiaomi Mi 2 and Mi 2S are still used by almost 5 million people

Some people really love to cling to old smartphones - they use each handset for as much as possible, not adhering to the concept that says most replace their devices every couple of years or so. And then there are those who own either the Mi 2 or the Mi 2S from Xiaomi. Possibly breaking all records regarding longevity in the mobile space, these oldies are still used by almost 5 million people. That's definitely a surprising number, but it's as official as it can be, since it comes straight from Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. On Weibo earlier today, he was wondering what the possible cause for this...



Samsung Galaxy S8 will be officially announced on February 27

Samsung will officially announce the release date of its Galaxy S8 smartphone on February 27. Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile communications at Samsung, said that the "official [launch] schedule" for the phone will be announced at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). Samsung, as you might already know, has scheduled a press event for the upcoming MWC on February 26, but the the Galaxy S8 won't be unveiled there, although there have been reports that the company will show a one-minute video teaser of the device. (more…)

Some loyal Nexus owners are being offered 20% off a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you're interested in picking up a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL with a discount, you may have seen yesterday's one-day only deal for a refurbished unit of the smaller model. If you missed that or want the XL variant, Google has something new and exciting in store for you. That is, if you are deemed by the company to be a "loyal Nexus owner". Many people in the US have received emails from the search giant which look like the screenshot below. You get a 20% discount on any storage version of the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Here's the catch, however. You can only take advantage of this deal if...



MIUI 8.2 makes its way to Xiaomi Mi Mix and Mi Note 2

Xiaomi's latest flagships - the Mi Mix and the Mi Note 2 - are now getting a stable ROM version of MIUI 8.2. The new software update was announced a couple of days ago, and it's already available on quite a few devices. MIUI 8.2 improves on various areas of the popular MIUI launcher. While there is nothing major, all the improvements do matter and will make for an even better MIUI experience. Here is the complete MIUI 8.2 changelog, though you should know we've left out all those fixed bugs - these are just the new features. Swipe to delete Lockscreen notifications UI...



Samsung Galaxy Note8 US pre-orders to start on August 24. Sales on September 15

Following rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be available in the US a day after its unveiling, the usually reliable tipster @evleaks has confirmed August 24 as the date when pre-orders for the device will go live. Sales, on the other hand, he says will kick off as early as September 15. Note8 pre-orders from Samsung (starting 8/24) come with a 256GB microSD card plus choice of convertible wireless charger or 360 cam.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 18, 2017 Moving on, the tweet also confirmed that the South Korean tech giant is including a couple of freebies with the phone: a...