Android Police

Rumors

...

LG rumored to offer second-screen attachment with upcoming phone

Remember LG's ill-fated Friends modules — you know, that one camera grip thing and the other DAC add-on that never came to the US for the poorly-made G5? The company apparently didn't learn its lesson, as CNET is now reporting that it could be unveiling a phone with a second-screen add-on at MWC next month.

Read More
...

Source: Google will launch the Pixel 3 and 3 XL "Lite" on Verizon in spring 2019

Speaking to a source familiar with the company's plans, we've learned that Google intends to launch two new Pixel smartphones on Verizon in early spring 2019 - the Pixel 3 and 3 XL "Lite." An exact announcement date and pricing are not yet known. A Pixel 3 Lite prototype was leaked on a Russian tech blog last month, fueling rampant speculation about where the phone would be sold and how it would be positioned in Google's larger smartphone lineup. Later, renders of the 3 Lite and a larger XL variant were released by OnLeaks.

These "Lite" Pixels will be the first phones in the mid-range Google has released since the Nexus 5X, which launched at $379 in the US in 2015.

Read More
...

Google Assistant might come to Samsung smart TVs in 2019

Smart TVs with functional voice assistants are rare, at least outside of models equipped with Android TV. Bixby arrived on Samsung's TVs earlier this year, and according to a report from Variety, Google Assistant might be joining the party.

Read More
...

Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly have 'punch hole' cutout, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, and triple rear cameras

With 2018's high-profile phone launches now behind us, it's time to look ahead to what next year will bring. One of the first and most anticipated releases in the calendar for 2019 is the Samsung Galaxy S10, which we will probably see unveiled at the end of February during MWC in Barcelona. Evan Blass has just shared some details about the device.

Read More
...

Nokia 9 PureView with five rear cameras could be real after all

A couple of months ago, we saw some supposed leaked images of a Nokia phone with five cameras on the back. It wasn't enough to go on at the time and looked like it could be a crazy fake, but new information leads us to believe such a device is indeed coming.

Read More
...

Google Pixel 3 AI camera features will include Top Shot, Photobooth, and Super Res Zoom

We're just hours away from the launch of the Pixel Ultra 3 and 3 XL and with so many leaks we're wondering if there will be any surprises at all. Since none of the leaked devices up to now have had final software, we were hoping there would be some new things for Google to introduce today, particularly when it comes to imaging. A new report dashes those hopes rather, revealing the Pixel 3's camera features.

Read More
...

Moto G7 CAD-based renders show off waterdrop notch and rear fingerprint sensor

Thanks to renders based on factory CAD designs, we're getting our first look at the next incarnation of Lenovo/Moto's popular mid-range smartphone. The Moto G7 isn't due to be launched until 2019, but we now know to expect a new display with a waterdrop notch and curved corners with the fingerprint reader embedded in the 'M' logo on the back (why it took Moto so long to start doing this, I have no idea).

Read More
...

HMD sends invites for October 4th event as Nokia 7.1 Plus render leaks

The first two weeks of October is lining up to be an exceedingly busy time for phone unveilings — we've got Google's big hardware event that will include the Pixel 3, the second-gen Razer Phone 2, the LG V40 ThinQ, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro (what a name, right), and now it seems as though HMD Global is planning to launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus on October 4th.

Read More
...

Upcoming Google Pixelbook devices allegedly shown off in 3 new leaks

At this point, we're pretty sure that Google is going to release not one, but two new Chrome OS devices at its NYC hardware event on October 9. There have been persistent rumors about an updated Pixelbook with smaller bezels, but there's convincing evidence to suggest we will also see a tablet with a detachable keyboard (please call it Pixelet). We might now have our first look at the new models, codenamed 'Nocturne' and 'Atlas.'

Read More
...

Instagram reportedly working on a standalone shopping application

One of the easiest ways to find new products nowadays is to follow brands on social media and see what they're up to. Of those social networks, Instagram is probably the most appealing — it's all about the pictures and videos, and there's nothing better than visuals to spot what's new and cool. Instagram has been monetizing this aspect through shopping tags in posts and in stories, but the company is reportedly making a standalone shopping app.

Read More