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Google VP of Hardware Product Development, David Foster Exits the Company in Just Six Months After His Joining


Google Vice President of Hardware Product Development, David Foster has resigned to his position from the company, which was confirmed by an employee of Google to Bloomberg, a couple of days ago. However, the Mountain view based company did not give any reply when asked about the situation.

As of now, there's no info on why Foster left the company. Google acquired him just seven months ago from e-commerce giant Amazon to strengthen its position in the hardware department and immediately after he roped in, Google announced the Pixel phones.

While in this stint with Amazon, Foster and his team developed various hardware products from including the Amazon Echo. It is also reported that Google is working on three Pixel phones for 2017, and the Foster is also leading the team, but his sudden exit turns down some shackles.

Foster, however, did not make any public statement on his next journey. We're expecting him to join Andy Rubin's Essential, but not sure about the same though. 

Images of the LG G6 Mini With 5.4-inch Display Leaked Online; Launch Imminent


It's been just two months since LG launched its flagship phone, the LG G6 and speculations now say that LG will be launching a new phone with moniker LG G6 Mini. 

As the name itself suggests, the G6 Mini will be a stripped down variant of the phone and is almost confirmed to come 5.4-inch QHD+ display, same as the LG G6. It will feature the same design language as LG G6 with the marquee 'Infinity display,' feature.

Apart from the screen size, there are no details about the phone, but LG will surely cut down the hardware on the phone. Of course, it won't come with Snapdragon 835 SoC as the device will be a smaller version of the LG G6. 

To recall, the LG G6 has a 5.7-inch QHD+ display, Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, dual 13MP rear cameras, 3300mAH battery, and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. 

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You can now pre-order the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 3310 (2017) in the UK

You can now pre-order the Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 3310 (2017) in the UK
The wait is over! You can now pre-order the most anticipated HMD's Nokia-branded phones in the UK. All three Android smartphones, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 can now be pre-ordered at Clove. 

You can pre-order the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 in the UK for £149.99 and £189.99, the devices are expected to hit the shelves on June 30. The Nokia 6 costs £229.99 and has no exact release date. Along with these three Android Smartphones, the Nokia 3310 is up for grabs for £49.99 and might hit the shelves next month.

With Nokia 5, you get 5.2" HD display, Seamless aluminium unibody, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage with Support for up to 128 GB, Stock Android 7.0 Nougat. It comes with a 3000 mAh battery.


Camera wise, the Nokia 5 features 13MP rear camera with PDAF, 1.12um, f/2, dual tone flash, to the front there's a 8MP with AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees. It comes in Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black and Copper color options.

The Nokia 3 is the somewhat same phone as the Nokia 5 in terms of design, Specs wise, the Nokia 3 features a 5" HD display, 8MP rear and front camera, 2650mAh battery, MTK 6737 quad-core processor, 2 RAM, 16GB internal storage with SD support.
The Nokia 6 features a 5.5" 1080p screen with Gorilla Glass, classic Nokia design and an impressive audio quality. The phone comes with an aluminum unibody and runs on a Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. Its camera should follow the Nokia trend and impress everyone. It's 16MP with an 8MP front shooter.


Pre-order now from Clove UK | Via: NPU

McAfee announces World's first 'hack-proof' Smartphone

McAfee announces World's first 'hack-proof' Smartphone
How many of you remember John McAfee? The Person who created first ever commercial antivirus software, McAfee? Maybe most of you. However, to achieve some success again, the company has launched a new Privacy-centered Smartphone, the John McAfee Privacy Phone.

The Smartphone runs Android Operating System and is created through a partnership with cybersecurity firm MGT. The Company claims that their Smartphone is the “most hack-proof phone” ever created.
The device features physical switches that allow the user to physically disconnect the battery, antennas for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and geolocation, the camera, and the microphone, thus going completely offline. 

McAfee Privacy Phone costs $1,100 and will be available this year. We have seen hack-proof phones from Silent Circle, Sirin Labs, Blackberry and other companies, which apparently failed due to lack of public interest. 

Source: Newsweek

Google Pixel 2 Series Might Hit the Shelves Much Faster than we Anticipated


There's no denying the fact that Google is working on next generation Pixel phones. Already there are couple of leaks speculating the codenames of the phones- walleye, muskie, and taimen.

While there are details about the Walleye and Muskie, there are absolutely zero details about the Taimen. Some rumors also suggest it as phablet or tablet, but nothing is official yet.

Today's leak also came from the Android Open Source Code (AOSP) as a Google employee is allegedly using a next generation Pixel phone and he got his hands on the Walleye, which is expected to be the low-end Pixel phone.


Previous leak also revealed that the devices will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU.

So, if the employee already using the device, we might see the leaks about design in coming days. Also, the devices launch might happen earlier itself.

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