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Samsung Electronics may have some comfort after its debacle with faulty batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone.
There's also evidence that all of the app icons will be round in an effort to bring a more consistent look to the Android interface.
Both phones feature an Art Deco design with a lot of emphasis on camera quality and audio features.
Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple's newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered that Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones can only be carried by crew and passengers on planes if the phones are switched off and are not connected to charging equipment.
The CPSC notes there have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns.
Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro has been kicked back to the fall after an initial promise of a summer debut.
Canada has recalled over 21,900 Galaxy Note7 smartphones after receiving a report of the overheating of the battery of one phone.
The Galaxy Note7 danger is very real, and Samsung is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue an official recall for an exploding battery defect.
Samsung Electronics’ woes mounted Friday with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urging consumers to power down and stop charging or using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after reports of the overheating and bursting of the battery in the device in some cases.
The Federal Aviation Administration has advised passengers not to turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board aircraft, following reports of exploding batteries in the device made by Samsung Electronics.
If you haven't opted to take advantage of Samsung's recall offer, you should reconsider.
A third of the iPhones now in use are three or more years old, an app analytics vendor said a day before Apple unveils the new iPhone 7.
Samsung filed for a patent in Korea that describes a phone that could run a second operating system via virtualization, giving Windows as an example. If this patent moves forward, it could give Windows apps a new life on the smartphone.
Apple will add support for Sony's Felica RFID communications technology to the new iPhone 7 that is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to a report in The Nikkei newspaper.