Huawei’s new Kirin 970 processor will power the upcoming Mate 10 this October

Many were skeptical about Huawei jumping into the realm of mobile chipsets, but its releases to date have proved quite capable. Last year’s Kirin 960 in the Mate 9 and other devices held up well against the competition and still offers about the same raw power as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 found in other flagships. Over the weekend, the company unveiled its latest and greatest mobile processor, the Kirin 970.

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Google app officially rolling out new ‘Upcoming’ tab for personalized cards

In light of Google Assistant, Google Now has undergone several changes in the past few months. The latest has been in testing since October, but is now officially rolling out. A new ‘Upcoming’ tab shows more personalized cards, while more general items will remain under ‘Feed.’

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Did you decide to get the LG G6 over the Galaxy S8 (or some other upcoming device)? [Poll]

We published our full review of the LG G6 today and said that while it has fantastic hardware, the software experience knocks the phone down a peg (or two). With the phone going on sale this week, we want to know if you, decided to go ahead and purchase the LG G6 or wait for another device…

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Supposed ’Nexus Launcher’ for Google’s upcoming Nexus phones just leaked, download the APK here

Last night we caught our first glimpse at Google’s upcoming launcher experience for this year’s upcoming Nexus smartphones, however we didn’t get an APK at the time. Thankfully an enthusiastic Nexus fan over on Google+ (post since deleted) has given us a copy of the launcher for your sideloading pleasure.

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Purported specs for the upcoming LG G5 appear via sketchy Reddit leak

There are many leakers who use Twitter to dispense information, but there is now a leaker on Reddit who claims to know the LG G5’s specifications. While this is definitely sketchy, the rumor is given a small amount of validity as it features a purported picture of the G5’s dual-camera setup…

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Rumor claims iMessage for Android to be announced at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference

According to a report from MacDailyNews, Apple will announce that iMessage is coming to Android at Monday’s upcoming WWDC 2016 keynote.

Such an announcement, which MacDailyNews claims to have obtained from “a source familiar with the company’s thinking,” would go a long way towards making it simpler for users to shift between the two competing platforms. But what would be Apple’s motivation for making such a change? more…

Hands-on with an early preview of Daydream, Android’s upcoming VR platform [Video]

VR is slowly taking over the tech space as more and more companies make their attempts to steal your content-consuming eyeballs. As you may know, Google was among the first to debut a mobile VR experience with Google Cardboard, but it was pretty barebones to say the least.

At Google I/O 2016 we got a sneak peek at what Google has in store for virtual reality in the coming months with Google Daydream. And right around the corner from the full Android N release, Google has debuted a set of developer tools to allow anyone with a Nexus 6P to test out Daydream right now…

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Glimpses of more Material Design spotted in upcoming version of Chrome

Material Design has undoubtedly been Google’s most significant effort in showing its renewed commitment towards design.
Despite being born on (and around) the web, however, it took almost a year and a half for Google to finally start updating its beloved Chrome browser to the new language.

As first spotted by The Next Web, a few screenshots posted within a recently-filed Google Code request show that the yet to be released version 50 of Chrome OS is being tweaked to reflect the changes, taking a few steps further from what we saw with v48more…

Upcoming ‘Visual ID’ feature in Android Pay could use face recognition for loyalty programs

Earlier this year, Google shut down its Hand Free pilot program that allowed users to pay at retailers with just Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and visual authentication. At the time, Google noted that it was focusing on Android Pay and it now appears that elements of Hands Free are beginning to appear…

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