gsmarena.com | Google’s AR Stickers now available for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

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Google’s AR Stickers now available for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google has released its AR Stickers on the Google Play Store for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Users of these devices will have to go to the My Apps section and find them under Updates. Once installed, these will appear in the main Camera app after you swipe from the left edge.

AR Stickers is a new feature on the Pixel phones that was demoed back in October during the Pixel 2 launch event. This isn’t anything new to anyone used to Snapchat; you get a bunch of animated 3D ‘stickers’ that work together with the camera and be dropped around in your environment. You can move them around…

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gsmarena.com | LG V30 is now $300 cheaper at Verizon

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LG V30 is now $300 cheaper at Verizon

Verizon is feeling generous this week, and hence it’s offering to save you a cool $300 when you purchase an LG V30. Previously going for $840 full price at the carrier, you can now have one for a mere $540. That’s a great deal, but there are a couple of caveats as always.

First off, note that this promo is only going to be valid until December 13 – that’s this coming Wednesday, so you don’t have a lot of time to make up your mind whether to take advantage of it or not.

Second, keep in mind that you are have to grab the phone using Verizon’s 24-month installment plan. That’s because the…

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gsmarena.com | Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

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Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million.

In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said,

“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”

Speaking to the same publication, a Shazam spokesperson said,

“We are excited…

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gsmarena.com | Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

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Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million.

In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said,

“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”

Speaking to the same publication, a Shazam spokesperson said,

“We are excited…

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gsmarena.com | Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA, getting closer to release

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Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA, getting closer to release

Nokia’s first new smartphone to launch in early 2018 may in fact be a new Nokia 6. That makes sense since the original was the first device put out by HMD Global, as it became official this January.

The upcoming Nokia 6 (2018) has been certified by TENAA in China, a mandatory step for any handset that wants to be sold over there. Unfortunately, at this stage in the process TENAA hasn’t yet made images and specs available for the new model.

Going by past leaks, however, we should expect to see a 5.5-inch 18:9 touchscreen, the Snapdragon 630 SoC at the helm, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of…

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gsmarena.com | You can finally order the Google Home Max in the US

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You can finally order the Google Home Max in the US

The Google Home Max smart speaker is finally available for purchase but in very limited quantity and only in the US.

The Google Assistant-powered speaker is listed in Verizon’s store (in Chalk) as well as at BestBuy (Charcoal and Chalk) at its standard price of $399. Google’s own store has a waitlist set up.

The Google Home Max is the largest smart speaker by Google – sitting above the Home Mini and the Home. Its extra size provides extra punch thanks to dual 4.5-inch woofers. Sound is accentuated by custom tweeters.

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gsmarena.com | Huawei Enjoy 7S specs and live images leak

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Huawei Enjoy 7S specs and live images leak

Last month we spotted a mysterious Huawei FIG-AL00 shine in four images, but got little to go with them. Well now we have name, live images and complete specs sheet to add to it.

Huawei Enjoy 7S from all sides

This is going to be the Huawei Enjoy 7S and will arrive with Kirin 659 chipset and octa-core CPU clocked at 2.36 GHz, according to TENAA. The screen of the phone is 5.65″ FullView display with Full HD+ resolution. The listing also reveals the RAM – 4 GB, combined with 64 GB storage and an option to plug a microSD up to 256 gigs in size.

Huawei Enjoy 7S live…

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