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How to watch the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch event

Samsung is hosting a hotly anticipated press event the day before the official kick-off of Mobile World Congress (MWC), a major telecom trade show in Barcelona. The Korean tech giant is expected to unveil its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. (It missed out on last year’s event as …

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Watch live as Huawei kicks off the first big event of MWC 2018

And that’s it for us! Nokia’s press event is up next, and then Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will end the day.<p>But Huawei just confirmed that its next-gen AI …

Mobile Technology

How to watch Nokia’s MWC 2018 press conference on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

While still not as big as it used to be state-side, Nokia is trying hard to become a major player in the Android world. With today’s press event at MWC 2018, hopefully, we will see some new additions to the Android ecosystem…<p>How to watch Nokia’s MWC 2018 press conference live<p>Rumors are still scarce …

Android News

Huawei just announced new tablets, including a ‘Pro’ model that turns into an Android laptop

At MWC 2018 this year, Huawei decided to only unveil a laptop and a new tablet series. I say <i>only</i> because there’s no new Huawei flagship phone to talk …

Mobile Technology

STK X2 hands-on review

A no-nonsense smartphone for the decidedly non-tech savvy, that doesn’t shy away from good design and decent specs.<p>A no-nonsense smartphone for the …

The Nokia 8110 Reloaded is HMD's latest retro feature phone

Many companies descend on the annual Mobile World Congress event to plug their first smartphone launches of the year. It's an established routine, but HMD Global undeniably stole the show in 2017 with, of all things, a new feature phone. Flexing its newly-acquired license to the Nokia brand, HMD …

Mobile Technology

Nokia 8 Sirocco Hands-on Review

With a promising camera and a beautiful design, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is hard to ignore.<p>With a promising camera and a beautiful design, the Nokia 8 …

Flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco features 5.5-inch pOLED display, thin design, & Android One

In addition to its other low to mid-range Android One and Go devices, HMD Global’s Nokia is launching a flagship device at MWC 2018. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is defined by its pOLED display, thin design, and other flagship-level features.<p>Building off last year’s flagship Nokia 8 is the new Sirocco …

Mobile Technology

Nokia reveals 'unbendable' 8 Sirocco and Matrix 8110

<b>An Android smartphone billed as being almost impossible to bend by hand has been added to Nokia's line-up, alongside a simpler slider model that plays on nostalgia for the 1990s.</b><p>The flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco features a steel frame and lays claim to being one of the toughest models on the …

Huawei announces its first 5G chip for mobile devices

5G is still a couple of years away<p>Huawei announced its first 5G chip this morning at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will allow the company’s mobile devices to access the next generation of cellular networks, 5G.<p>The company claims that its Huawei Balong 5G01 chip is the first …

At Mobile World Congress, Samsung advances with DeX Pad and may just will it to success

Samsung's efforts with the DeX Pad and ability to stick with a concept and iterate may ultimately mean that one compute device can do all for most …

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All the key news from the big cell phone trade show

The entire cellular industry, from phone makers to chip providers to carriers, are in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress. Why it matters: …

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How to watch Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

In years past, Sony has used MWC to release some of its flagship smartphones. This year looks to be no different. Here’s how to watch Sony’s MWC 2018 event live.<p>How to watch Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference<p>Several days ago, an image of the upcoming Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leaked, giving us our …

Android News

Galaxy S9, retro Matrix phone and more: MWC 2018 so far

Mobile World Congress is always the biggest phone show of the year, but 2018 has been different. Rather than counter Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy S9 -- the phone that's all but certain to dominate sales charts for the first half of the year -- rivals like LG and Huawei are aiming for …

Mobile Technology

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the playing field with Internet giants.<p>“We need a new mindset,” argued Telefonica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete López, …

Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker is coming in the second half of 2018

The Alexa vs. Assistant vs. Cortana vs. Siri vs. Bixby fight is coming to your living room<p>Bixby fans, rejoice. DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile division, has confirmed at Mobile World Congress that the company’s long-rumored Bixby smart speaker will be out sometime in the second half the year, …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched with first dual-aperture camera

Samsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, with a familiar all-screen design but its re-invented camera system could be a game-changer.<p>Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, the new top-end Android device comes in two varieties, following in the …

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Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo earbuds coming in May for $280

Sony will release its Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds in May for $279.99. Preorders for the “open ear” headset, which has been shown in concept form over the last two years, start today at Amazon.<p>The Ear Duo is basically the polar opposite of Sony’s esteemed noise-cancelling headphones; these …

Samsung Reveals FCC-Approved 5G Commercial Products Planned for Late 2018 Launch

Samsung today at Mobile World Congress revealed a new set of end-to-end 5G commercial solutions, which will launch later this year alongside Verizon's first commercial 5G network in the United States.<p>The 5G fixed wireless access solutions include "commercial form-factor" 5G home routers for both …

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Nokia isn't coming to the US with any carrier partners

Read our full review of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the latest Nokia phone from HMD Global.<p>HMD Global, maker of Nokia phones, laid bare its ambitions for capturing every corner of the phone market when it unveiled five new devices at its Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona on …

Mobile Technology

Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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Sony finally goes bezel-less with the Xperia XZ2 series

At long last, Sony has ditched the bezels on its Xperia lineup with the launch of its latest handsets at MWC: the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.<p>While they’re practically identical on the inside, the XZ2 features a 5.7-inch display, while the XZ2 Compact sports a 5-inch screen (both top out at full HD …

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: ‘We need smart networks, not dumb pipes’

After cancelling his CES 2018 appearance in January, reportedly due to death threats, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today attended a panel at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. During the event, titled "The Future of the Industry: Transatlantic Digital Policy and Regulation," Pai discussed his plans for 5G …

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Here are the smartphones being unveiled at the world's biggest mobile show

Angel Garcia | Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>The 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC) officially kicked off in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, and a wave of new …

The MediaTek Helio P60 could help make midrange smartphones a whole lot smarter

MediaTek wants to make midrange phones a little more powerful. The company announced the new MediaTek Helio P60 chipset at MWC 2018, silicon that …

Mobile Technology

MWC 2018: ZTE pushing for 5G smartphone in 2018

ZTE has said its 5G smartphones, tablets, and customer premises equipment are already in development, with the Chinese tech company pushing for …

Google announces big changes for Assistant at MWC 2018

• At MWC 2018, Google dropped some information on new features for Google Assistant.<br>• Seven new languages are available now, including Hindi, Thai, Danish, and Norwegian.<br>• The company explained how new features would help developers work Assistant into apps without having to develop new code.<p>Mobile World …

Android News

Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone<p>Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves was famous for playing Neo in <i>The Matrix</i>, and not for looking sad on a bench. Nokia was also the “world’s leading mobile phone supplier” back then, and it used this popularity to feature its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in <i>The</i> …

Nokia 8110 4G first look: The Matrix phone has been reloaded

<b>Nokia 8110 first look – The Matrix phone has been reloaded</b><p>The Nokia 3310 took MWC 2017 by storm, even though it was a clear marketing ploy. The …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review | Trusted Reviews

<b>What is the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus?</b><p>The Galaxy S9 Plus is considered a incremental upgrade from the Galaxy S8 Plus, but that’s not to mean the few new …

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