Verizon cuts price of Yahoo acquisition by $350 million, deal to close next quarter

Verizon and Yahoo have announced that because the latter had been hacked twice, the price of Verizon’s acquisition of the once proud internet company will be reduced by $350 million. That means Verizon will pay $4.48 billion for the company, down from the originally announced $4.83 billion. Yahoo had been hacked in 2013 and 2014 with the first one affecting over 1 billion Yahoo subscribers. It is considered to be the largest hack ever reported by a corporation. Yahoo will be responsible for any liabilities related to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory fines arising from the hacking, and both companies …

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get Android 7.0 Nougat on Sprint

While the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are unquestionably great in almost every aspect, it’s not always plain sailing for those rocking Sammy’s still-flagship duo. No matter how many bells and whistles they can boast, they’re not exempt from those oh-so-slow firmware updates and hence, many owners have still not yet seen any of the six-month-old Android 7.0 Nougat. Still, Sprint users can today breathe a sigh of relief, for the long-awaited Nougat roll-out has finally begun.

AT&T has been busily pushing Nougat out to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users in recent times, as has …

Huawei Nova lite announced with Kirin 655 chipset, 3GB RAM; it’s a P8 lite (2017) in disguise

As expected, Huawei unveiled yet another mid-range Android smartphone, the Nova lite. Initially known as Huawei P8 lite (2017), we reported about two weeks ago that it might be launched under a different name in some countries.

Today, the smartphone was officially introduced in Japan as Huawei Nova lite. Even though the Chinese handset maker did not offer details about the phone’s retail price, our previous report mentions the smartphone will be available in Europe for €239 outright.

We’d also like to add the Nova lite will be available in Japan on February …

Latest images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 are right here

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to be unveiled in Barcelona at MWC. This is going to be one honey of a slate if the rumored specs are true. After all, we are talking about a tablet carrying a 9.6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048. Driving the slate is the Snapdragon 820 chipset. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB/128GB of native storage. A 12MP camera is on back with a 5MP front-facing snapper talking care of selfies and video chat. A Type-C USB port can be found on the tablet, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

Just the other day, the tablet’s user manual was discovered …

AT&T starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for LG G5

Following the release of Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, AT&T is now seeding the same update for another 2016 flagship smartphone, the LG G5. Although AT&T hasn’t made it official yet, many customers report Android 7.0 Nougat has arrived on their LG G5 smartphones.

According to the screenshots published on Reddit, LG G5 owners at AT&T should look for a firmware update with build number NRD90U. It appears that the update is about 1.5GB in size, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Aside from …

Results: Snap Spectacles — are you getting a pair?

Snapchat, pressured by Instagram and Facebook stealing its one unique Stories feature, which got users to return daily, needs something else to entice its crowds. Probably for that reason, company Snap came up with its first hardware product — and a cool way to create buzz around it. The product is Spectacles — a pair of sunglasses, which sport a camera, capable of recording 10-second clips and sending them to your phone with just a tap of a button on the frame. The buzz-generating factor was the way the glasses were sold — the Spectacles were only available via special Snapchat vending machines, …

More pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ leak, indicate a possible 6″ screen

Today seems to be a busy day, as far as Samsung flagship leaks go. Just a few hours after we showed you a few real-life pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S8, more have sprung up on Chinese blogging platform Weibo. They certainly seem to fall in line with previous photos, showing off the device’s almost bezel-less curved display, sensors, and lack of home button, along with yet another confirmation of the fingerprint sensor’s placement. One photo also appears to indicate a 6-inch variant of the device.

In the first set of images, a woman is seen playing …

Pokemon Go update lures many players back into the game

Last week’s second generation update for Pokemon Go has propelled the AR hit game once again to the No. 1 spot on Apple’s App Store, albeit not doing much for its position on Google Play, where it still holds third place (behind Game of War and Mobile Strike).

The second-gen update added 80 new critters to Pokemon Go’s roster, bringing the total number of pocket monsters to catch to 151. Prior to the big update, Pokemon had slipped in popularity a bit, although not remaining in the global Top 10 on both Google and Apple’s storefronts.

According to mobile …

Do you prefer typing on a horizontal keyboard?

There are two types of people when it comes to using a virtual keyboard — those who sometimes prefer to flip the phone in horizontal view and tap away on the stretched-out keys, and those who look at them in bewilderment and ask “How in the name of all kernels is that comfortable for you?”. Granted, back in the day when displays had a 3.5- to 4-inch diagonal, typing out lengthy messages in the cramped portrait orientation wasn’t the best option. Now and then, we all had to flip the phone 90 degrees, like it or not.

But nowadays, when a 5-inch screen is the norm, it feels like most people …

Android 7.0 Nougat update roadmap for Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ and others posted by Samsung Turkey

Samsung is bent on updating all of its important handsets from the past two years to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat version, it seems. The account of the head of Samsung Turkey already informed us that the company will start pushing the Nougat update to the S6 and S6 edge this month, and now guy has posted the complete roadmap. As you can see, it includes every major handset model that Samsung has issued in 2015 and 2016, including the original A-series, and even the lowly OG J5 from way back. 

The older and lower-end phones will be receiving Android 7.0 much slower, of course, …