We were beginning to wonder if Google was ever going to list the device as sold out, or simply continue pushing back the shipping date. At one point listed as shipping in 8-9 weeks, the 16GB Nexus 4 is now officially listed as “sold out ” on the Google Play Store. We’re not sure how long before LG replenishes some of Google’s supply but hopefully it wont be long. We seen it drop to out of stock status on the first day of December, but that was the 8GB model (which is still listed as sold out). As it stands, it looks like the chances of snagging one of these before Christmas are slim.
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Instagram is breaking off direct messages into their own stand-alone app called Direct. The app is currently in testing in select countries but could be rolling out globally soon.
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Google has sent out a new email to developers announcing its temporarily halting its accessibility services ban while it sorts through apps that use the feature in innovative ways.
more_vertHTC U11+ Smart Display app
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OnePlus held an AMA yesterday in their forums and fielded a question about the availability of Project Treble on their current phones, explaining why it won’t be supported.
Some people running Android Oreo are experiencing an issue with syncing their contacts to their Google account. Mostly Pixel & Pixel 2 users seem to be affected, but others report the issue too.
Two new photos showcase the front and back of Sony’s next generation of Xperia devices, revealing a much smaller bezel compared to previous flagships.
HTC has revealed its financial report for the month of November, showing that the company has suffered a 25% loss, only further expounding on the 20% loss suffered over the year.