According to a report recently published by Venture Beat, it appears that the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices is planning to launch its newest phablet offering -- the Galaxy Note 8 -- in September later this year, and with a pricing that breaches the $900 mark. Based on past Galaxy Note releases, the devices under this phablet lineup have always been a bit pricey, at least compared to other Galaxy devices.
First off is Samsung and its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet. According to a report recently published by Reuters, the South Korean phone make is said to be looking forward to formally introducing its latest phablet offering some time in late August of this year.
Google’s wireless service, Project Fi, which only works with the tech giant’s own branded mobile devices powered by its Android mobile operating system (more on this later), is introducing a new feature called Group Repay. This latest feature is basically an automated system that allows a customer of Project Fi to split his group plan among up to half a dozen members of that same plan.
LG has done well with the release of its current flagship device, the LG G6, back in April earlier this year, after a rather less than stellar sales showing from the previous offering, the LG G5, whose modular design did not quite translate to solid sales.
When Samsung’s newest flagship devices -- the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus -- debuted back in March early this year, the handsets generated some buzz because of its Infinity display screen (among many other things).
According to a recent report published by Ars Technica just this week, the number of installations of the Pixel Launcher mobile app (which can only be utilized with Google’s Pixel smartphones) has reached more than a million.
Android Pay, the mobile payment system developed and released by Google, can now be used by Android users to facilitate peer to peer (P2P) money transfers from one country to another. This is made possible through WorldRemit, which revealed recently that it will now allow customers to send money internationally via Google’s contactless mode of payment.
About a month ago, HTC had formally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone device, the HTC U11. The phone had generated some buzz not only with its impressive specifications, but also with is squeezable capabilities, which allows users to operate the handset by squeezing the device’s sides (more on this later).
The last few months have certainly seen Motorola diligently update its existing lineups of smartphone devices. During the first quarter of this year, the phone maker introduced the new Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus handsets.
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