LG’s future in the flagship smartphone business is a bit unclear at the moment. Generally, MWC is the launchpad for the company’s latest in the G-series, but this year was an exception. Instead, we got a refreshed LG V30, and more rumors about a new flagship in the Summer. However, as it turns out, the LG G7 was actually on display at MWC, at least a version of it.
MWC 2018 February 28, 2018
MWC 2018 February 27, 2018
Mobile World Congress generally brings us quite a lot of new smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and more all running Android. As most of the announcements have passed at this point, we thought we’d take a look at everything that’s new and what will be available in the coming year for Android One and Android Go.
Qualcomm has long offered a few different tiers for its various processors, with high-end devices packing the Snapdragon 800-series, and mid-range and low-end devices offering the 600-series or 400-series. Now, though, Qualcomm is announcing plans to bridge the gap a bit with a new 700-series.
MWC 2018 February 26, 2018
Nokia has definitely been an underdog for years, but last year the company made its debut in the Android market with impressive results. Now, as we enter 2018, the company is back with four new Android smartphones that have some excellent ties back to Google. As with any phone, there are probably a few details you missed in the initial announcements, so let’s take a closer look…
Sony’s flagship phones haven’t changed much over the years, but at MWC 2018 this week the company is introducing phones that change things up a lot. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact offer a lot, but there are a few things you might have missed in the original announcement. Let’s take a closer look.
Bezels on smartphones keep getting thinner and thinner, and eventually, we’ll get to the point where most smartphones have basically no bezels. This week at MWC, Vivo is showing off what that might look like with its concept phone, the Apex.
MWC 2018 February 25, 2018
Sony Xperia XZ2 & XZ2 Compact specs: Front-facing speakers, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, more
Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, bringing a new era of design to the company’s outdated hardware lineup. Everything else internally lines up with the 2018 specs we expect from other OEMs.
How to watch Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Specs: 2018’s internals and some camera improvements
Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the successors to 2017’s top-selling smartphones. This year, though, besides repositioning the horribly placed fingerprint sensor, the overall hardware design goes unchanged. Instead, Samsung focused on improving the onboard camera(s) and software-based productivity features.
It was just a year ago when Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, kicking off the “bezel-less” flagship revolution. Now, at MWC, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+. As we’ve seen from leaks, this year’s flagship keeps last year’s design with improvements to the camera, productivity software, and more.
Just ahead of MWC 2018, ZTE has today unveiled its latest Android smartphones. Included in that launch, we’ve got the new mid-range Blade V9 family, as well as the new Android Go-powered Tempo Go…
Alcatel 5 brings bezel-less on a budget as 3-series and new Android Oreo tablets debut
After showing them off first at CES 2018, Alcatel has just officially debuted its latest collection of Android smartphones at MWC…
Android tablets are a dying breed, but that doesn’t stop OEMs from putting one on the market from time to time. Huawei’s MediaPad series has consistently been available for the past few years, and today the company is launching the MediaPad M5 series with some significant upgrades.
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…
How to watch Huawei’s MWC 2018 event live on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV
MWC 2018 February 24, 2018
After pulling its resources largely out of the flagship space for 2018, LG still has a reveal ready for MWC 2018. Today, the LG V30S ThinQ has been announced.
MWC 2018 February 23, 2018
‘Land Rover Explore’ smartphone packs swappable backs, 4,000 mAh battery, and $800 price tag
It’s not unheard of for car makers to try their hands at designing Android smartphones. We’ve seen the likes of Porsche work with Huawei, as well as brands like Lamborghini introducing their own devices. Now, Land Rover has introduced its first smartphone.
In addition to multilingual support, more languages, and deeper device integrations throughout 2018, Google Assistant is adding several features in the coming weeks. First announced at last year’s October 4th event, Routines will be available in the coming weeks, as well as setting location-based reminders from Google Home.
As teased yesterday by Hiroshi Lockheimer’s MWC 2018 post, Google is heading into the mobile trade show with a number of Assistant announcements. With a focus on phone features, the smart Assistant will add more languages this year, as well as multilingual support. Meanwhile, Google has worked closely with OEMs to improve the Assistant experience on third-party devices.
MWC 2018 February 22, 2018
Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro may be facing an uphill battle in the US market, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fantastic, capable smartphone. One thing the company has been highlighting on the Mate 10 Pro is its AI capabilities, and it put them to the test in a new experiment involving a driverless car.