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UAG Plasma series case for LG G6: Lightweight drop protection

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is my personal favorite case brand and it just launched the new Plasma series for the LG G6. With its all glass front and back, it's good to have a light case in hand.

Honor announces US beta program and European Honor 8 Pro

In an effort to engage with customers in the US, Honor is launching a beta program to collect feedback on software updates. The Honor 8 Pro is also launching today with flagship specifications priced at EUR 549.

DisplayMate analysis: Samsung Galaxy S8 earns first ever A+ grade as best performing smartphone display

Samsung has been setting the bar for smartphone displays for years and the new Galaxy S8 once again shows that Samsung is focused on making your screen experience the best ever.

The 10 best smartphones of 2017 so far

Samsung just revealed the new Galaxy S8 while all the rest of the major announcements have been completed over the past two months.

One month with Sprint LTE Plus: Good coverage, fast speeds, and great prices

Sprint was one of the first to launch a high speed data network in the US with the HTC EVO 4G in early 2010. It turns out everyone else was working on LTE networks and while WiMAX had some benefits, the masses wanted LTE and now Sprint is playing a bit of catch up.

Samsung removes the physical home button: The Galaxy S8 is better as a result

The first Galaxy S launched in 2010 and for six years we have seen the physical home button as a defining feature of the Samsung flagship. The home button is now gone, but don't lament its loss.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Moto G5 Plus, and Huawei P10 (MobileTechRoundup show #394)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 was officially announced this week while we also spent time with a couple other new phones. Kevin and I continue our mobile banter after the latest Merseyside derby.

Android flagships: Which is best for the enterprise?

How do Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus compare to rival Android flagships from LG, Huawei, Motorola, HTC and Google? It depends on your priorities. We compare specs and features: See how they stack up.

Eight reasons the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are good for business

Samsung is the most popular Android smartphone maker and has done a good job addressing both consumer and enterprise needs. The new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer a lot for everyone.

T-Mobile launches free scam services just in time to block fake IRS calls

T-Mobile is rolling out Scam ID and Scam Block features to customers starting today as part of a strategy to protect customers. Three out of four people in the US have received scam calls at some point, resulting in an incredible amount of stolen money.

No Echo required: Amazon Alexa now available for the Huawei Mate 9

Thanks to Google, the Huawei Mate 9 now has Google Assistant. In addition, Mate 9 owners now have the option to also use Amazon Alexa for intelligent voice control.

Android Nougat and EMUI 5.0 roll out to the Honor 8: in pictures

The Honor 8 was one of the best affordable phones of 2016 and today the update to Android Nougat is starting to roll out.

Is AI the next Android differentiator? LG teases 'less artificial more intelligence' for G6

Google Assistant is available on the Pixel, Alexa is coming to the Huawei Mate 9, Sense Companion is coming on the HTC U Ultra, Samsung may be launching Bixby on the Galaxy S8, and LG may be bringing something else on the G6.

Moto Mods Hackathon: Moving the modular smartphone concept forward

With active participation in hackathons and a full Mod Development Kit, Motorola Mobility is enabling hardware developers to help its Moto Mods be successful. The Moto Z is an excellent modular smartphone that looks to be getting even better.

Google Pixel not so great: There are plenty of better business phones

Google Pixel is not the best Android smartphone you can buy. There are plenty of better business handsets.

Cheetah Mobile launches Made for Samsung News Republic app with exclusive features

Millions of us spend more time on our phones than any other computing device and use our phones to stay up on the latest news. The latest News Republic update adds exclusive features for Samsung phones and watches.

CES 2017: Hands-on with the dual camera $250 Honor 6X

Huawei starts off the new year with the 5X successor, the Honor 6X, that brings a dual camera experience with a long battery life and sleek all-aluminum form factor to the US market.

Two weeks with T-Mobile Digits: The end of missed calls and texts

As a mobile enthusiast, I tend to carry multiple phones while also having access to wearables and tablets. With Digits, I am now able to effortlessly have every connected device synced up.

Brazilian mobile market to shrink in 2016

Sales are predicted to decrease by 10 percent, says study

Hello Moto: Timely Android 7 Nougat update propels Z Force Droid over the Google Pixel XL

One compelling reason to buy a Moto X was the confidence in knowing that Android upgrades would be timely while the user experience was nearly stock. Lenovo killed that strategy, but it looks like things are improving with the Moto ...

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