Android P set for August reveal

Android P set for August reveal
The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system is set for a public launch later this month, according to a new leak. Android P, which was first introduced at Google I/O conference in May, will be unveiled on August 20th, according to serial leaker Evan Blass. He tweeted an image of a calendar for the month, showing a letter P marked on that date.…

Could Google be readying a replacement for Android?

Could Google be readying a replacement for Android?
If you want a new smartphone today, there are really only two choices when it comes to the operating system; Apple's iOS, which means choosing an iPhone product, or Google's Android, which is on just about everything else. There have been a few attempts to rival this duopoly over the years. Microsoft, for example, pushed huge resources into its Windows Phone platform, including spending hundreds…

Google sets out rules for Android notches

Google sets out rules for Android notches
Love them or loathe them, the 'notch' is fast becoming a standard feature of many high-end smartphones. Created as a compromise for phones that want to push their displays to the very edge of the device, while still leaving space for front-facing cameras and other sensors, the feature has spread from the iPhone X to many other high-end gadgets. Now, however, Google has laid out…

Three warns of growing mobile scams

Three warns of growing mobile scams
In the past few years, mobile devices have become a new front for fraudsters looking to find new victims to exploit. With more people relying solely on these handsets as their primary means of staying in touch, they present a lucrative target for criminals.Therefore, mobile operator Three has highlighted some of the most common and emerging scams that target smartphones, and offered some advice about…

Google’s next phones could include Pixel Stand dock

Google’s next phones could include Pixel Stand dock
The next generation of Android smartphones to come direct from Google could include a smart docking option that will allow users to charge their phone wirelessly and ask questions of the Google Assistant even when the device is locked. This is according to 9to5Google, which noted that code included in the latest version of the Google app revealed references to a ‘Pixel Stand’. This is…

Samsung shows off ‘unbreakable’ phone display

Samsung shows off ‘unbreakable’ phone display
Mobile phone maker Samsung has demonstrated a new flexible OLED display that it claims is practically unbreakable, which could be great news for anyone who's ever dropped their handset and seen the display shatter into a cobweb of cracks. The OLED panel, designed by Samsung Display, features an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely adhered to it. This differs from current-generation flexible display products,…

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ‘could be most expensive phone’

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ‘could be most expensive phone’
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be officially unveiled next month, but new reports are suggesting that when it does so, it could be the most expensive mainstream phone ever. According to new reports, prices for the phablet device won't just break the $1,000 mark, they're expected to smash it. The rumours, which come from WinFuture's Roland Quandt, claim that the base model…

Next iPhones to exclusively use Intel chips

Next iPhones to exclusively use Intel chips
The next generation of Apple iPhone smartphones will not feature Qualcomm chipset technology, with the manufacturer set to switch exclusively to Intel modems for its newest handsets. This is according to Qualcomm, with the firm's chief financial officer George Davis confirming in an earnings call with investors that Apple will drop its products. He said: "We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor's modems…