[ gsmarena.com ] Android O is “touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse” on August 21, Google reveals

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Android O is “touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse” on August 21, Google reveals

As rumored last week, August 21 will be an important day for Google and its mobile operating system. That’s because the company promises we’ll “meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers” on that day, which is also the day of the total solar eclipse.

Google will hold a special event for Android O in New York City on that date, starting at 2:40 PM ET. This will thankfully be livestreamed, the company revealed. A countdown to the big event is already live on the Android website.

We assume Google will finally reveal the release’s name on that occasion, and…

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[ gsmarena.com ] Just in: Nokia 8 hands-on

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Just in: Nokia 8 hands-on

The Nokia 8 is here and it’s a big deal. This is the first Nokia flagship in quite a while and the first Nokia flagship running on Android. As such there’s a lot riding on the Nokia 8 to succeed and it will take more than just good specs and nostalgia to do it.

Looking at this phone as a Nokia product, we see a lot of familiar traits. The attention to detail in the design and the build is undeniable. There’s also a simplicity to the Nokia 8 that’s unmistakably Scandinavian.

The cameras are good too, coming as a product of a collaboration between Nokia and Zeiss.

A good screen is…

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[ gsmarena.com ] Coolpad to announce flagship Cool Play 6 on August 20

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Coolpad to announce flagship Cool Play 6 on August 20

Coolpad has announced that it will be launching its next flagship smartphone, the Cool Play 6, on August 20 at an event in Dubai. The company has sent out invitations to the media regarding the same.

The Cool Play 6 will be the next flagship smartphone in the company’s lineup. Not much is known at this point except that it will have 6GB of RAM and a 4000mAh battery. Coolpad is advertising the gaming performance with this device so we are expecting it to possibly have the Snapdragon 835, considering the flagship nature of the device.

Also, from the images shared with us,…

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[ gsmarena.com ] Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 launched

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Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 launched

Coolpad has launched the Cool M7 in China. The device is priced at CNY 2699 ($404) and available on JD.com.

Coolpad Cool M7

The Cool M7 has a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D glass and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. On the back is a 13 megapixel f1.8 camera and on the front is a 13 megapixel f2.2 camera.

The design, which looks strikingly similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, complete with a circular home button on the front and a camera layout on the back that looks like dual cameras at first glance, is made out of unibody…

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[ gsmarena.com ] Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 launched

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Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 launched

Coolpad has launched the Cool M7 in China. The device is priced at CNY 2699 ($404) and available on JD.com.

Coolpad Cool M7

The Cool M7 has a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D glass and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. On the back is a 13 megapixel f1.8 camera and on the front is a 13 megapixel f2.2 camera.

The design, which looks strikingly similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, complete with a circular home button on the front and a camera layout on the back that looks like dual cameras at first glance, is made out of unibody…

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[ gsmarena.com ] Apple Watch total sales expected to reach 15M this year

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Apple Watch total sales expected to reach 15M this year

Apple is expected to release an LTE version of its Apple Watch by the end of the year and it will undoubtedly boost the wearable’s sales.

As it currently sits Apple has reportedly sold around 10 million Apple Watches since it debuted the smartwatch back in 2015. Supply chain sources expect that Apple will sell close to 5 million units in the fourth quarter of this year, bringing the smartwatch’s total to 15 million.

A third generation Apple Watch with LTE should be faster and bring updated apps along with smartphone-independent communication functionality. This leads analysts to…

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[ gsmarena.com ] BlackBerry has fixed Keyone’s ‘display pop out’ issue

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BlackBerry has fixed Keyone’s ‘display pop out’ issue

As you might remember, the BlackBerry Keyone failed JerryRigEverything’s bend test miserably, with its display popping out immediately. This prompted the company to quickly issue a statement saying they are working to fix the problem.

BlackBerry confirmed in July that the issue has been resolved, and new units will no longer be as fragile. Yesterday Zack Nelson (aka JerryRigEverything) published a new video showing him performing the same bend test.

This time around, the device passed the test with flying colors. Zack even tried blow-drying the glue (so that it heats up, hoping it would…

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