We’ve seen the thing in retail store inventories, cellebrite systems, we’ve just gotten a look at the first snap-on cover, hell, Verizon’s even shown it on their own site and Android Central had a device of their own to look at. So where is this HTC Merge, Verizon? Why must you play this cruel game with our hearts? We hope you really were waiting to release it so you could make it a world phone with radios for your LTE network because nothing else explains why we’ve been hearing about the Merge for nearly four months now (since it first broke cover as the mysterious “ADR6325VW” on the Incredible’s USB cable.) But if you take too long, the “Incredible HD” is just going to steal all of its thunder. Yea, we know about that too. (You leak like a sieve.) Get on it!
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more_vertGalaxy S8 leaks show multiple angles
In case you haven’t gotten enough of the Galaxy S8, here’s another set of photos to get you excited for next week’s unveiling.
A new series of images show off various interface aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The images also show a brief size comparison to the LG V20.
Roland Quandt of WinFuture was able to get his hands on an array of new press images of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, while also sharing details we have yet to see leaked.
A series of new actions have been added to Google Assistant, making it easy to do things such as control your Roomba or keep track of expiration dates for your food.
more_vertQualcomm blocked Samsung
The Exynos chips have been made exclusively for Samsung phones, but apparently, Samsung tried to sell them to other manufacturers. A new report claims Qualcomm prevented that from happening.
Fossil-owned fashion brand Michael Kors has announced 2 new Access smartwatches for launch this year. They’ll be donning Android Wear 2.0 and have some significant improvements.
Google has introduced a new “Free App of the Week” section on the Play Store, which takes a paid app or game and offers it for free for a whole week.
A number of high quality images have leaked showing official Galaxy S8 accessories. Check out the post for a look at Samsung’s DeX Station and a handful of different cases Samsung will be offering, but they wont come cheap.