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An 18-year-old woman, Brianna Olivas of Tucson, Arizona posted a video on Wednesday, 22nd February that has gone viral and freaked the collective internet. 


The video shows an iPhone 7 Plus beside a white sink with smoke emanating from it as it melted away.

The video, which was apparently recorded by her boyfriend, has been viewed over 1.26 million times, 18,000 retweets and hundreds of replies.

When she couldn't turn on her device she figured there was some trouble and she proceeded to then take the iPhone 7 Plus, which she bought in January, to an Apple Store where employees ran tests and told her everything was fine. 



things were fine for a while and then boom! The next morning the phone caught fire.

In Brianna's words “The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put in on the dresser,” 

According to The Mashable she said. “He went to the restroom and from the corner of his eye he saw my phone steaming and heard a squealing noise. By the time he got over to the phone it had already caught fire, he quickly grabbed the phone and threw it in the restroom, as soon as he threw it in the restroom, it blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone,” she added.

Olivas has returned the device to Apple and she says that the representatives have told her that they are conducting tests and expect to know more within a week.

You can check out the video below.









As anticipation heightens for the launch of the iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy 8, new reports indicate that the hardware update could be the largest so far.

What this means is that there will be large-scale updates for both the Apple and Samsung flagships that would leave their predecessors in the dust in terms of software as well as hardware features.



An example of this is the expected edge-to-edge displays, which will eliminate the conventional home buttons present in the earlier generations of the two smartphones.


Also it is expected that the displays of Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 will cover the front of the smartphone and have a front camera, front-facing speaker and fingerprint sensor underneath the display.

READ: WIRELESS CHARGING COMING TO THE iPHONE?


Furthermore, according to reports, the tech giant Samsung may be making the edge-to-edge OLEDs for both the phones. In addition, it is said that the two devices will come with voice assistants. It is expected that the iPhone 8 smartphone will come with an enhanced version of Siri.


Samsung will, of course, have a response to this with their Bixby voice assistant that will replace its S-Voice function according to SamMobile. In addition, Samsung and Apple will go for 10mm processors instead of 14mm processors for the forthcoming smartphones.


It is said that the new processors will offer battery and performance improvements to the smartphones. Speculations are doing the rounds that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have an identical footprint to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.


We expect the Samsung Galaxy in April if online reports are anything to go by, but we'll have to wait a little longer for the iPhone which won't reportedly hit shelves till much later in the year.







It must suck to be Blackberry or Windows right now as the latest smartphone figures coming out from Gartner makes for extremely grim reading for them.

According to the figures, iOS and Android are the 2 undisputed kings of the market and account for an insanely high 99.6 percent of all smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

This isn't really new as iOS and Android have been ruling the market for a while now, but the numbers do make for fascinating reading.

Of the 432 million smartphones sold in the last quarter, 352 million ran Android (81.7 percent) and 77 million ran iOS (17.9 percent), but what happened to the other players? Well, in the same quarter, Windows Phone managed to round up 0.3 percent of the market, while BlackBerry was reduced to a rounding error. The once-great firm sold just over 200,000 units, amounting to 0.0 percent market share.

You can see the figures yourself below.


Worldwide smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. (Thousands of units.) Image: Gartner




It's pretty remarkable when you consider that a little while ago (3 years) analysts were predicting that Microsoft’s mobile OS would overtake iOS for market share in 2017, while BlackBerry would still be hanging around as a sizable (if small) player.

In this latest report, there's no mention of Microsoft growing or catching up tp the Android or iOS, but it is speculated that the smartphone market continues to shift. 






It's one we've been waiting for and according to some new reports it just might be coming to pass.

The iPhone might be getting wireless charging.

In the simplest of terms this just means that your phone can be charged without the need to plug the device into a socket.

Apple has joined forces with an industry group called the Wireless Power Consortium in the biggest indication to date that it is working on the technology. 

it is speculated that Apple is going to add inductive wireless charging to the iPhone 8, or iPhone X. 

READ: iPHONE 8 BATTERY WILL BE INSANELY IMPRESSIVE

Earlier reports had initially suggested that Apple would bypass the technology, used in Samsung's Galaxy, Google's Nexus and Microsoft's Lumia, and wait until it had developed long-range wireless charging.

Although Apple wasn't previously a member of the Consortium, which develops industry standards, it does already use Qi wireless charging for its Watch.

Separate rumours about the iPhone 8, due for release this year in celebration of the device's 10th anniversary, suggest it could have a curved edged OLED screen, a bit like Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge. The rumours have gained weight recently with Apple reportedly purchasing 60 million OLED display panels from Samsung Display.



It seems Apple is also going to ditch the home button on the iPhone X to make way for an edge-to-edge display. 





One of Donald Trump's main points when running for the office of the President of the United States was to create more jobs for Americans and one of the ways he planned to do this was to have more companies establish their manufacturing outfits in the United States.

Apple has been one of Trump's targets as he tried to get them to reduce manufacturing in China and open a factory in the USA.

Well, according to quotes attributed to Apple's CFO Luca Maestri this won't be happening anytime soon.

READ: iPHONE 8's BATTERY WILL BE INSANELY IMPRESSIVE

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference yesterday, he answered a question about overseas manufacturing and according to the Verge was quoted as saying; “One of the points that we are making in Washington is the fact that we have been a very large contributor to the US economy during the last decade,” Maestri said. “We made billions of investments in the United States. In the last 10 years, we created about 2 million jobs in this country — in the developer community in our retail stores in our call centers and through the supplier chain.”

Maestri went on to talk more about Apple’s US-located call centers, and how it is “very, very difficult to speculate” on Apple’s manufacturing plans given that Trump has outlined no specific policies yet. He did, however, point out that a border tax on imported goods “would end up burdening the end consumer.”

So it seems that Apple will not be playing ball with Trump especially considering that they'll have to move around a lot to make it to America which could prove cumbersome.





One of the main talking points for the iPhone 7 and now 8 has been the wireless charging feature it comes/is to come with.

It seems there will be a 5-inch “tweener” iPhone 8 coming in-between 2017’s 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones and from reports it seems it will have a different set of rules for charging and accessories. 

According to Makotakara, a “tweener” iPhone-- first rumored in December-- is in the works for this year. 

The plan according to the report was to find an in-between phone instead of replacing either the existing 4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes currently offered in the shape of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It was reported to plan to borrow the dual-camera system of the larger iPhone 7 Plus, but flip the twin lenses 90-degrees.

READ: UPCOMING iPHONE 8 COULD COST OVER N500k

The story is back and reports suggest that the 
5-inch iPhone is still on the roadmap. It will have a glass back panel, rather than the metal of the current iPhone design, and support wireless charging.

What could frustrate most people with plans to buy it will be the absence of the wireless charger in the box. Instead, it’s claimed, a regular USB Type-A charging cable will be bundled; if people want a wireless charger, then they’ll have to buy it separately. Apple is believed to be supporting the most recent version of the Qi standard for that, with up to 15W power transfers.

That would make sense, given Qi’s growing popularity in the market. Already supported by several generations of Samsung Android phone, the technology is also present in a number of cars, which offer wireless charging pads in the dashboard. Paired with wireless CarPlay, the site suggests, that would make it far more likely that people would use the infotainment system as they drive.



It's still not known for sure if we will indeed get this phone as Apple are yet to comment on it, but if we do, it'll join the growing list of things from Apple to be excited about this year.


Photo Credit: Onleaks & GearIndia





With the anticipation of the Samsung Galaxy S8 reaching fever pitch, new leaks have raised the heart rate quite a bit.

A new leak released jointly by OnLeaks and GearIndia reveals what the Galaxy S8 should look like when launched later this year. 


While it should be put in mind that the renders mean it might not be the actual device, but as it stands it is based on previous leaks of everything we know of the device at the moment.

From the renders, it seems like we’re getting two devices, measuring at 5.7 inches and 6.2 inches for the display. Both, of course, will have Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution and be of the Super AMOLED variety. While the smaller model will go by the obvious name, Samsung is allegedly switching the larger model’s name to the Galaxy S8 Plus. 



The renders also reveal a USB Type-C port and an auxiliary port on the bottom, no physical home button on the front, and a dedicated button for Samsung’s new virtual assistant. And, yes, the renders are still putting the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.

Samsung should announce the Galaxy S8 this soon with April 21 being a rumored global release date. 





Samsung truly want to take 2017 by storm, with the noise coming about the Galaxy S8 which is to launch in late March before becoming available for purchase in April.

What's interesting is that a report from the Guardian claims that users will be able to turn the S8 into an Android-running desktop computer by hooking it up to a dock, monitor and keyboard, with a new feature called desktop extension (DeX).

Expected to work in a similar manner to Microsoft’s Continuum, Samsung will likely use DeX to push the S8 as a bona fide business device.
READ: WHAT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 SCREEN COULD LOOK LIKE


Reports that have been swirling for a while also state that the Galaxy S8 will come in two different size options from 5-6-inches, and feature a larger screen than its predecessors.


The display will reportedly cover a huge chunk of the smartphone’s front face, what this means is that there's likely to be no room for a home button or even Samsung’s logo. The solution? they moved the fingerprint scanner to the phone’s rear side.

The two phone variants are said to feature dual-edge curved displays, like the Galaxy S7 Edge also contrary to earlier reports, it seems Samsung is keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack around.

The iris-scanning biometric technology used by the Note 7 will be included too, allowing users to unlock the S8 and authenticate purchases with their eyes.

This new ability to act as a desktop while not exactly new, would certainly be another reason why the Galaxy S8 might just be the go-to phone for 2017.





After a disastrous outing and two very expensive recalls, the Galaxy Note 7 can't be seen as anything more than a failure.

But does that mean Samsung are giving up on the series?

NO

While the battery issues of the Note 7 were bad for business, the Korean company has plans to release a much safer, less fiery Samsung Galaxy Note 8.


According to Samsung mobile head DJ Koh “I will bring back a better, safer, and very innovative Note 8.”

So there you have it, Samsung are not out of it and just as well. The numbers show that despite taking a huge hit with the Note 7, many people are still loyal to Samsung as the amount of people who initially refused to give up their Note 7 shows.


The Galaxy Note series has produced some of the coolest and handiest smartphones in recent years, and so it’s not surprising to learn that Samsung is prepping a Note 8. 

We have little or no information as to when the Note 8 is coming, but with its announcement you can be sure that there'll be a whole lot of talk about it in the coming months.






Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi have suffered a bit of a blow after it was announced that one of their bigwigs and their primary English spokesperson, Hugo Barra.

The Brazilian-born computer scientist joined Xiaomi 3.5 years ago from Google in what was at the time a major coup and now his departure has raised more than a few eyebrows.

This year, for the first time, Xiaomi declined to provide annual sales figures and admitted it grew too quick, raising doubts about whether it can continue the impressive growth that gave it a $45 billion valuation two years ago.

Barra in announcing his departure on Facebook stated that homesickness was a major factor in his decision. He also said he plans to head back to California.


READ: THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE XIAOMI MIX NANO

He said, What I’ve realized is that the last few years of living in such a singular environment have taken a huge toll on my life and started affecting my health. My friends, what I consider to be my home, and my life are back in Silicon Valley, which is also much closer to my family. Seeing how much I’ve left behind these past few years, it is clear to me that the time has come to return.
He added that the company’s global footprint, which was his primary responsibility, is “in a very good place.”

Barra changed a lot for Xiaomi, when he first arrived, Xiaomi was limited to Greater China. What he achieved was to help them expand across Asia and beyond to reach more than 20 countries making them one of the biggest players in the Asian market.

All the success hasn't come without a few slip ups as Xiaomi lost its crown as China’s top smartphone maker losing to Huawei.



Xiaomi co-founder Bin Lin, also a former Google executive, said senior vice president Xiang Wang would lead Xiaomi’s international business going forward. Wang, a former head of Qualcomm China, joined Xiaomi in 2015 and previously led its supply chain and intellectual property teams.

Lin lauded the departing Barra saying, "When Hugo joined us 3.5 years ago, we started an amazing adventure to turn Xiaomi into a global player. We have come a long way since, and I couldn’t thank him enough for contributing so much to Xiaomi’s journey. As much as we would love to have Hugo stay with us in Beijing for a much longer time, we understand his personal challenges and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Barra has said he has plans to get some rest before embarking on an exciting adventure back to Silicon valley.




When Google introduced the Pixel phones there was a lot of curiousity as to what the company would do with it and fast forward months later and we know-- and we love it!

The phones have been an overwhelming success selling off the shelves wherever they are. This is not to say it's a perfect phone as there have been complaints of sound distortion and so on, but it's still without a doubt the top Android phone of the moment.

According to a new report, Pixel “demand is exceeding supply” at Verizon.


Big Red is still the only US carrier selling Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone, and the investment has been paying off for the company. Verizon committed a $25 million marketing budget for the phone after its launch and continues to promote the phone, although spending has cooled.



According to Fierce Wireless, Wave7 Research shows that the Pixel is the most demanded Android phone even beyond the holidays

The report stated, “Along with Apple, Samsung, and Droid, the Pixel/XL continues to be heavily advertised—on an equal footing with top OEMs—at a price point of $10 (Pixel) or $15 (XL) per month with trade-in of a high-end smartphone,” the firm noted. “It is clear that demand is exceeding supply.”

Fierce conducted a survey of 50 carrier stores in the past week and their findings were that the Pixel accounted for 9.5% of smartphone sales at Verizon last month. 


What makes it even more amazing is that Verizon subscribers aren't the only buyers, the Pixel and Pixel XL can be used with other US carriers, and T-Mobile specifically targeted the handsets with a promotion not too long ago.

The report continued, “AT AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint stores, 39% of reps (13 of 33) are aware of an average of ~2 Pixel activations each at these 13 stores,
 
“Most Pixel XL SKUs are shipping in March and most Pixel SKUs are out of stock as well.”

So perhaps you're looking to get an Android phone, perhaps you could go for the Pixel-- if you can actually find it.




Nokia is back...not with a bang, but they're back. After being acquired by Finnish technology company HMD Global (HMD) Sunday, they unveiled the Nokia 6, a mid-range Android smartphone for the Chinese market. 

The Nokia 6, which runs the newest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android Nougat, sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display. With metal on the sides and a rounded rectangular fingerprint scanner housed on the front, the Nokia 6 seems reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (without the blowing up bit)

As for what's under the hood, the new Nokia smartphone is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor putting it in range with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy A series models.



Other features of the Nokia 6 include a 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. The Nokia 6, which also houses dual amplifiers capable of delivering louder sound, features a 16-megapixel phase detection auto focus camera on the back and an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

"China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world," the company said in a press note, justifying why its long-anticipated smartphone is limited to the Chinese market. "Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market."










The Nokia 6 was believed to debut  at the Mobile World Congress in February but that has changed and an earlier launch could help the company capitalize on the Chinese New Year which could be a big plus.

While many would have wanted a high end flagship phone from Nokia, the guys at HMD are playing the long game, releasing a mid-range phone that would be easier on the pocket of the average man in a region like China before making the jump.


 We wish Nokia all the best in their latest foray into the Smartphone market.



The battle between Samsung and Apple is heating up with rumours flying about the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S8-- the flagship phones expected next year by both companies.
The two devices, according to rumours, will share many common features, including a brand-new all-screen design that might incorporate a fingerprint sensor. Images of the phones are not available at this time, but some designers out there already came up with convincing renders trying to imagine what these phones might look like. The following concept shows what the Galaxy S8 may look like, but to be honest, it could well be the iPhone 8.

The images were initially posted by Weibo user @KingwayLee and as you will see, the renders look pretty good and give the impression that the Galaxy S8 will be able to stand toe to toe with the iPhone 8.
galaxy-s8-render-kingwaylee-1
Earlier rumors have claimed that Samsung will do away with the home button and place the fingerprint sensor under the screen instead. 
With the rumours of the iPhone 8 speculating that it could feature an all-screen front-side with limited bezels. The iconic home button is said to be gone with its functionality supposed to be transferred to the OLED screen. 
galaxy-s8-render-kingwaylee-2
Y Galaxy S8 concept that @KingwayLee imagined.
Now even with all the similarities, it's obvious that the phones won't be the same but they do look quite similar. These are all just speculations of course with a lot able to change in the coming months, but it sure means we can look forward to some nifty phone designs come next year.



The results are in! and they indicate that the Sony Xperia XZ is the biggest hit of the second half of 2016.
This is according to App metrics company Apteligent who put out a “2016 Mobile Year in Review” on what it has tracked with its performance-tracking APIs. Those APIs are integrated into apps big, small, mobile and PC.
From the data culled, it shows that of all the Android phones launched in the second half of this year, the Sony Xperia XZ has come out on top as the most used in the global market right now.

And Sony have Samsung to thank for their current dominance. With the fall of the Galaxy Note 7 (Yeah, that one that kept blowing up in people's faces remember?) Sony took the lead in the market with nearly 0.15 percent in share.
Before disaster struck, the Note 7 enjoyed a healthy 0.35 percent of the market. After things went Boom, the XZ passed by the Note in mid-November. The Note 7 currently stands at below 0.05 percent and handily beats the LG V20HTC 10 evo (or HTC Bolt) and even the OnePlus 3T — though all three phones only got started with sales within the last couple of months.
The Moto Z strikes just above Note 7 territory while the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL follow on respectively at around 0.06 percent.
So in case you don't have a Sony Xperia XZ, maybe this will convince you to spring for one.




The Google Pixel was launched earlier this year to a lot of excitement, i mean, it's a Google phone.
But it seems' there's a bit of a problem with the phone-- the audio. It seems that setting your audio to the max selection might be a bit of a hassle.
According to a post on Reddit, it claims that the Pixel smartphones can’t rise to the highest three levels of volume without the sound distorting. Sound distortion isn’t new and if you’ve maxed out speaker volume levels before, you know what we’re talking about. However for this problem to manifest itself at the three highest levels does seem a bit odd, and this is apparently a problem that quite a number of Pixel owners are complaining about.
Beyond that, there's also a video lamenting about this problem. The video was uploaded by uploaded by Mark Buckman. In describing the video he said, “This video demonstrates the static/popping/crackling noise that is an issue across both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is an issue that I have personally seen on 5 devices and I am not the only one,” .
It seems Google is trying to resolve the issue and there are users who have even gone in for an exchange. We can only hope the problem is resolved soon.


Apple will launch the much talked about and vaunted iPhone 8 next year and it is said to feature a curved display. While they aren't the first to do this, it is set to be a huge driving force for mobile devices with flexible displays.

Apple’s iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone ever to feature a curved screen. However, analysts from IHS quoted by Digitimes say that Apple’s flexible AMOLED display adoption would “dramatically drive up expected demand for flexible AMOLED panels.”
Samsung will be a huge beneficiary of this as they are supplying AMOLED screens to Apple and with Apple will be many other companies that will make the switch to curved OLED screens. 
Vivo and Xiaomi have already launched handsets with flexible screens in 2016, and many other manufacturers have plans to develop curved or foldable smartphones in the near future. Apple is seen as a big catalyst in this department following the release of the iPhone 8.
“During 2016, many smartphone manufacturers have pressured display panel makers to supply them with more flexible AMOLEDs for their new smartphone designs, however, due to limited production capacity only a few players had their orders met in quantity,” IHS analyst Jerry Kang said. “With new form factors entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.”
“Consumer device manufacturers will eventually move from conventionally designed flat and rectangular form factors to the latest curved, foldable or rollable screens, but only once their product roadmap for newer, innovative devices becomes more mature,” Kang noted.
What the curved iPhone 8 may very well do is make curved smartphones a thing again because as we all know, whatever Apple does, others kind of follow suit. So we may very well be on the cusp of a new era of curved smartphones with Apple leading the way with the iPhone 8



The battle of the phones rages on with Apple and Samsung constantly trying to one up each other.
At the moment though it seems Apple is leading the way in terms of processors with Qualcomm and Samsung unable to outperform Apple’s A-series mobile chips. The iPhone 7 is the undisputed king when it comes to mobile performance, both in benchmark tests and real-life use. Even the 2015 iPhone 6s is still able to beat 2016 flagships in real-life CPU performance.
In 2017, a new generation of phones and processors will flood the market and the battle will kick off anew and from the looks of things, Apple still has the edge.
An An Tu Tu benchmark test for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor found by Phone Arena shows a score of more than 180,000 points. That’s impressive, considering that the Snapdragon 835 isn’t even out yet. The processor is expected to power most of next year’s Android-based flagship handsets, including the version of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 that will be sold in the US.
And while this is great and all, more noteworthy is the fact that this score only tops Apple’s iPhone 7 by less than 10,000 points. Now this isn't the finished product and those might be better, but, Apple’s A11 chip that will go into the iPhone 8 next year will undoubtedly top that score by a big margin.
Samsung’s next Exynos chip and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 CPU will both be made using 10nm process technology. That means we’re looking at significant performance and energy efficiency improvements. The Snapdragon 835 alone should be 27% faster than predecessors and 40% more efficient. However, Apple’s A11 is also going to be a 10nm processor. So we’d expect it to do better than rivals in both benchmark tests and in actual usage scenarios.

Galaxy or Apple, what is sure is that next year will be amazing on the smartphones front and we can only wait with bated breath as the new devices that will take over our lives are launched.



Gionee M2017 had been certified in China by TENAA - the Chinese certification agency as was reported on various online sources and also was spotted on AnTuTu website
Beyond that though, it seems that a number of images (3) of the smartphone along with details about few specs were also leaked. Not just that but it has again been discovered that once more images of the smartphone have been leaked on Weibo, the popular Chinese Social Media platform, confirming the earlier leaks.
With that being said, we should check out just what the phone is supposed to be; The Gionee M2017 is said to feature a 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and is powered by a 1.98GHz Octa-Core Snapdrgaon 653 processor, along with Adreno 510 GPU. 
What's amazing about it is the battery. The M2017 is going to be powered by a huge 7000mAh battery. It will also be powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor. 
Gionee will chuck a 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage into the phone and it will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. 
For the selfie enthusiasts, the camera will have a dual rear camera setup with dual lead flash, one of the camera has 13-megapixel resolution and the second one comes with the 12-megapixel resolution. On its front it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth, a MicroUSB port , WiFi and GPS.The handset measures 155.2×77.6×10.65 mm and weighs 230 grams. The smartphone listed in black colour on TENAA.
Moreover, as per reports smartphone is said to house a fingerprint scanner as well, which will be embedded in its home button.
So there you have it, that's what is expected to come with the Gionee M2017 expected next year. You can see the leaked images below.







Nokia used to be the go-to phone for everyone..till they were not. They were still hugely popular for a while but now it seems everyone has moved on.
But they are making a comeback!
Yes you heard us right, Nokia is coming back in early 2017 and will do so on the Android platform.
The company announced plans to return to tablets and phones back in May, and have now provided more details today as it formalizes a licensing agreement with HMD Global (HMD). Also based in Finland, HMD global is the new home of Nokia phones under a brand licensing deal that will last for at least 10 years.
Nokia has launched a new phones section on its site today, marking the return of Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets after Microsoft acquired its phone business and killed off the Nokia brand in favor of Lumia. The first Nokia smartphones powered by Android will be available in the first half of 2017, alongside Nokia-branded feature phones.
This is not Nokia's fist adventure into Android land as they diddled with Android just before being acquired by Microsoft with an iPad mini clone running Android. 
So while the return of Nokia is welcome, we do wonder if they will be truly able to compete with the giants like Apple and their iOS or even with other smartphones that use Android like Google, Samsung or Lenovo.
Guess we'll see.




After the wild success of the OnePlus 3 which was launched earlier this year, OnePlus have pushed even further and have released another phone; The OnePlus 3T.
The OnePlus 3T is pretty much identical with the OnePlus 3 in terms of shape and design and only really shines due to its more powerful SoC, a larger battery and a larger front-facing camera along with one additional storage variant of the device.
Consumers in the USA have been able to purchase the OnePlus 3T from the 22nd of November while people in Europe will be able to order one of these phones starting on November 28th. 
It does seem like OnePlus have started shipping out OnePlus 3T orders. The source provided an e-mail from OnePlus which confirms that the OnePlus 3T has been shipped, we’re talking about a device that was ordered straight from the US. It seems like the phone is being shipped from Shenzen, China, directly. Once the phone becomes available in Europe, OnePlus will, of course, ship it from their European warehouse in order to avoid any customs fees, at least for a number of European countries. For those of you who don’t know, the OnePlus 3T costs $439 in the US, and it will be priced at €439 in Europe.
Spec wise, the OnePlus 3T features a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of non-expandable internal storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 821 64-bit quad-core processor, along with the Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. On the back of the device, you’ll get a 16-megapixel snapper, while a 16-megapixel camera is also placed on the front side of this smartphone, but we’re looking at two different sensors here. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the OnePlus 3T, and on top of it, you’ll get OnePlus’ very own UI, OxygenOS. The OnePlus 3T is made out of metal, and it comes with OnePlus’ super fast Dash Charge fast charging technology, while it packs in a 3,400mAh battery.

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