LG reportedly planning to ditch the V series’ second screen with the V30 [Updated]

LG’s V series — including last year’s V10 and the recently-launched V20 — is known for many things, but perhaps the most notable is its secondary display. This “ticker” lets you do things like quickly switch between apps and toggle quick settings, and also serves as another way to personalize your device. If you like that feature, though, you’re in for some bad news. According to a tweet today from renowned leaker Evan Blass, LG is moving on from the “ticker” with the forthcoming LG V30…

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LG’s X screen and X cam mid-rangers begin global rollout ‘this week’

LG revealed details of two Android Marshmallow-powered phones called the X screen and X cam just about a month ago, and now the Korean company has announced that they’re beginning to roll out first in South Korea and then following in other markets including “Europe, Latin America and Asia.” It’s not exactly surprising, but LG seems to be taking a pass on these phones for North America…

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Take a look at Samsung’s awesome rollable screen prototype [Video]

For better or for worse, few companies manage to be as crazy as Samsung. Just a few days ago we showed you their gigantic Galaxy S7 edge-like billboard hulking amid the highways that link Moscow to one of its airports. But as it turns out, there may be some even crazier screen-related tech the Korean company wants to show off.

It may be not an 80m-tall, LED powered panel, but this rollable display (via SlashGear) certainly is a little technological marvel…

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Google is reportedly working on a support app w/ screen sharing for Nexus devices

According to a report this morning out of Android Police, Google is working on an app for live support on Nexus devices. Tentatively named “Google Support,” the app — think Amazon’s Mayday button — will allow users to quickly get help with their phones. This app also reportedly features the ability to share your screen with the real agent on the other end, making getting help just that much easier…

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Essential Phone drop test reveals a shockingly strong ceramic back, but you should definitely buy a screen protector [Video]

Dropping your phone is no fun, especially if it’s vulnerable to breaking, and today’s bezel-less devices are a bit more prone to this than others. However, Essential has been pretty confident in its titanium frame and use of Gorilla Glass 5, to the point that it offers no options for protecting the PH-1. Today one of the first Essential drop tests has been performed, and the results weren’t all that pretty.

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Some Google Pixel 2 XL owners reporting screen flashing issue w/ Always-On Display and lockscreen [Video]

Google just can’t catch a break with the Pixel 2 XL’s screen, or, more accurately, with its terrible quality control on this phone. Along with burn-in, “tearing,” and weak oleophobic coatings, another issue is popping up — screen “flashing.”

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Top 3 Galaxy S8 getting started tips — screen resolution, button order, and security [Video]

The Galaxy S8 launches tomorrow, and if you preordered one you might already have it by now. It’s Samsung’s latest flagship, and as such it packs a myriad of new and improved features. But Samsung has a tendency to overload its users with excessive features and settings. Here are a few tips to make setting up your Galaxy S8 a bit easier…

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Should Android apps have the navigation bar on the top or bottom of the screen? [Poll]

There is a new trend in which developers have started to move the placement of the navigation bar within their apps. Before, if an Android app had a navigation bar, it most likely would have been placed on the top of the screen. Recently, though, we have started to see more apps move it to the bottom of the screen, much like how apps are designed for iOS. Do you think apps look and work better with the navigation bar placed on the top or bottom of the screen?

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Huawei Honor V8 goes official, complete with dual camera system, Type-C and company’s first QHD screen

Huawei has taken the wraps off its latest Honor smartphone in China and, if the spec list is anything to go by, this could be one of the best-equipped affordable smartphones around. With a 5.7-inch screen, high-end processor, fingerprint sensor, dual cameras and a premium metal build, the Honor V8 looks astonishing for its starting price of 2299 yuan (2).

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