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  3. The Xperia XZ Premium has been enjoying a tasty Oreo treat since last month, and now two more Sony smartphones are finally ready to join in the fun. The Japanese company has started sending out the update to Android 8.0 to the Xperia XZ and the Xperia XZs. In both cases, the new software arrives with the build number 41.3.A.0.401. You're looking at a 1.2GB download necessary for the installation, so make sure you have enough mobile data if you grab it that way - or just use Wi-Fi. The update bakes in the November security patches too. The same release should be headed to the Xperia... View the full article
  4. EE UK is reportedly working on a new own-brand phone that will start selling just in time for the holidays. The yet unnamed phone is rumored to feature Gorilla Glass on both sides, a 5-inch screen likely of 720p resolution and a MediaTek 6755 chipset with octa-core CPU. 13MP back and 8MP front cameras and stock Android complete the highlights list. EE's phone will be free even on relatively cheap contracts and just over £100 on pay-as-you-go and will be available in the first week of December. EE's next self-branded phone This is EE's first own-brand phone for the last two... View the full article
  5. The Nokia 8 Oreo beta-testing program wrapped up two weeks ago and today the OS update started arriving to users in Finland and Poland. According to XDA Developers fan forum users, devices with model numbers TA-1004 and TA-1012 are among the lucky that get Android Oreo. HMD executive Juho Sarvikas confirmed the update. The software upgrade brings new features like Picture-in-picture, detailed Notification dots for every app and Autofill passwords. It also comes with the November Security patch and faster boot times. Users share that YouTube runs seamlessly in the dual app mode,... View the full article
  6. As promised the iPhone X is now available for purchase in 14 more countries. Yesterday it started selling in Israel and as of today another 13 markets join the list - Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Lately, Apple ramped up production and the delivery estimates have improved from 5-6 weeks to 1-2 weeks in most of its original markets. View the full article
  7. The first phone with a fingerprint reader was the Pantech GI100 from 2004. It had a reader at the center of its D-Pad, one of those early readers that required you to swipe your finger across them. This was a flip phone so the distinction between front and back is a bit iffy, but we're calling this one front-mounted (based on when the phone is flipped open). A few fingerprint readers appeared here and there over the years, but they were extremely rare - most years saw less than 4 phones. It wasn't until 2013 that biometric security became a thing in the public's consciousness. It was... View the full article
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