Sony’s Xperia XA Ultra is now official with a monster 6-inch display and a 16MP selfie shooter

Sony‘s moves in the mobile space continue to be somewhat confusing, as the company’s dedicated division continues to underperform, but that is not stopping the Japanese firm cranking out new and increasingly weird smartphones.

Today is the turn of the XA Ultra — which we had previously seen rumored as C6 Ultra — which packs fairly unique specs, namely its 16MP front facing camera and a monster 6-inch panel…

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Details of Android Pay’s Canada launch leak before official launch tomorrow

The launch of Android Pay in Canada has been in the works for quite some time, and a report last week said that the service is finally launching there on May 31st. Now, the day before the service is set to go live, one publication seems to have accidentally published the details of the launch…

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Google Maps will soon show parking availability at public locations [Update: Official]

Google Maps is one of the most useful services on our smartphones and as it matures, it only seems to get better. Google adds and tests various features on Maps on a pretty regular basis and while some are desired more than others, they are all appreciated. Right now, Google is testing out a new feature within Maps which can show users what kind of parking they should expect at their destination.

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Reddit’s official Android app now launched w/ three months of free Reddit Gold

We got our first hands-on with a beta version of Reddit’s official Android app back in January, and the app has now been formally launched in the Google Play store. Confusingly, it’s currently labelled as version 0.3.1 despite the company listing it as the launch week.

The app is the best way to enjoy Reddit on mobile.

  • Browse all of Reddit, wherever you are
  • Search and discover communities by topic or interest
  • Submit your own comments, images, links, and stories for others to view and discuss
  • Customize Reddit with themes (including night theme)
  • View in either compact view or card view
  • Stay up to date with your orangereds with Inbox: messages, comment replies, post replies, and mentions … 

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Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod goes official, brings optical zoom and Xenon flash to the Moto Z

As we said in our review, Moto Mods make enhancing your phone easy. Want better speakers? Slap on a JBL speaker mod. Want better battery life? Add a battery pack! Motorola’s current line up of Moto Mods include all of the fairly obvious use cases, but today the company has launched a new Moto Mod at IFA: a camera from Hasselblad.

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Google launches official DoubleClick for Publishers Android app

Google has finally launched an Android app for its DoubleClick for Publishers customers. This way, those who use the service to serve or sell ads will be able to keep on top of their performance without being tied to a desktop. If you are a DoubleClick for Publishers user, you’ll be able to monitor network performance by measuring several key metrics, including impressions, clicks, click ratios and CPM as well as individual advertisement performance.

All in all, it’s a pretty simple app, but potentially very useful to DFP customers. The description itself says nothing but the following:

Provides a high-level overview of a DFP network’s performance. The data is displayed in a series of cards, which contain information associated with what’s happening in your DFP network.

As you’d expect, it’s a free download from the Play Store. It’s compatible with any Android device running 4.0.3 or later.

Official Galaxy Note 7 teaser hints at waterproofing, fingerprint sensor, more [Video]

Information about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7 just keeps rolling in as the Korean company’s August 2nd event approaches, and the latest — following a set of leaks earlier today — is an official teaser video straight from the Korean company. The video teases new fingerprint technology, waterproofing, perhaps an improved selfie camera, and more…

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‘Project Watch’ & ‘Gcam’ projects detailed on new Alphabet X site, Project Aura now official

We told you a couple of weeks ago about how Google[x] recently got a new coat of paint (now under the Alphabet umbrella and simply known as “X”), and now that coat of paint has hit the web. The site has a brand new design, a new logo, and within you’ll find a rundown the group’s newly refocused mission. Additionally, the new Graduated Projects page seems to mention some projects we’re familiar with and some that we haven’t heard of previously… more…

Huawei Mate 9 Pro goes official in China with QHD curved display, 6GB RAM, starts at ~$685

Earlier this month Huawei made its latest smartphone, the Huawei Mate 9, official. Prior to that announcement we saw multiple leaks pointing to two different models, the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro. During the announcement we did get two models, but they weren’t quite what we expected. Now Huawei has made the Mate 9 Pro official, at least in China.

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