Andy Rubin wants to begin shipping Essential Phone ‘in 30 days or so’

Android

If you’re hungry for more Essential Phone details following the device’s official debut, Andy Rubin is happy to oblige.

Rubin took part in an interview with Walt Mossberg on May 30th, and in it he shared a few more details about the Essential Phone and his release plans. Essential has been pretty quiet about the Essential Phone’s release thus far, but Rubin revealed that we could begin to see the device hitting doorsteps in June. “You can reserve it now and I wouldn’t take reservations if it wasn’t going to ship in 30 days or so,” he explained.

Looking ahead, Rubin plans to get the Essential Phone in retail stores, too. Essential plans to get its phone in both …
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News: Report: ‘iPhone 8’ pre-orders to begin in Sept. to ship ‘several weeks later’

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A new research report from long-time Apple analyst Brian White (via MacRumors) suggests that Apple will likely announce the 5.8-inch “iPhone 8” at a September event, alongside the two lower-end 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch “S” models, but that the premium model will only be available for pre-orders around that time, with delivery not expected until “several weeks later.” White notes that while the higher-end iPhone would… …
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Coolpad Note 5 Lite sales to begin from noon today

Coolpad Note 5 Lite sales to begin from noon today

At the given price, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite directly competes against the like of Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime which is certainly better than the Note 5 Lite in all the aspects minus the design. There are lots of sensors including accelerometer, proximity sensor …
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Verizon HTC 10′s Nougat update will begin rolling out on March 30

Android

A few months after the unlocked version of the HTC 10 began receiving its Android Nougat update, it’s the Verizon model’s turn to update.

The Verizon HTC 10 will begin receiving its Nougat update this Thursday, March 30. That’s according to HTC’s Mo Versi, who said today that the update has received technical approval and is ready for public consumption.

Twitch Will Begin Selling Games You’re Watching Later This Year

Computer Hardware

Twitch, home to millions of people who go to the site to watch games being player, is adding an e-commerce element to its game streaming platform. The Amazon-owned company announced today that it will sell video games directly on its site, which is already used by nearly 10 million daily active users. From a report: The new game sales program will allow stream viewers to click a “Buy Now” button at the bottom of the stream page to purchase the game they are viewing. Sales go through Twitch paren…
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News: Apple near deal to begin manufacturing in India


After a meeting with Apple representatives today, a government official in India said an agreement to get the company to open manufacturing facilities in the country is “almost a done deal,” The Wall Street Journal reports. Despite earlier concerns that offering concessions to Apple would prove too costly and bring little benefit to the country, an offici…
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