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The insider revealed the features of the Dex Pad dock for Samsung Galaxy S9

Manufacturers of smartphones have repeatedly attempted to find a simple and convenient way to transform a mobile device into a kind of desktop system. In this direction, HP demonstrated special activity on the example of the smartphone Elite x3, which was offered a set of accessories for the implementation of the Continuum function. The idea with the connection of peripherals to the smartphone, which presupposed the possibility of displaying information on the big screen, liked and Samsung. To use the Galaxy S8 and S8 + as a home computer, the Dex docking station was proposed, which was equipped with an Ethernet interface, an HDMI output and several USB ports.

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It seems that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will retain a mini-jack, like the Bixby call button

Galaxy S9 is perhaps the most expected Android-smartphone in 2018. The first images began to appear on the network. Judging by these leaks, the device will continue to be equipped with a traditional 3.5-mm headphone jack. Samsung, LG and several other companies like OnePlus are determined to save the mini-jack, despite the fact that Apple, Huawei and Google in their flagship decisions abandoned it.

What novelties HMD will bring to MWC 2018 and what to expect from the smartphone Nokia 8 Sirocco

Grandiose presentation within the framework of MWC 2018, promised to us by HMD Global, promises releases of several mobile Nokia novelties. According to insiders, the fans of the brand should expect to get acquainted with the Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) models in the international version and the version of Nokia 3310 for 4G-networks. Also in Barcelona should first debut smartphones Nokia 4 and Nokia 1, but the highlight of the planned HMD event has all chances to become the announcement of Nokia 8 Sirocco.


Vivo designs a mysterious frameless smartphone, devoid of self-camera

At the disposal of network sources was a photo of a mysterious smartphone, which is allegedly designed by Vivo.

The picture shows a device with a frameless design. It is noted that the display occupies more than 95% of the area of ​​the front panel of the device. Apparently, a screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 is applied, but exact characteristics are not disclosed.

Observers point out that the smartphone does not have a self-camera. It is possible that the novelty will receive a folding rear camera in the style of Huawei Honor 7i: this module can be used both as the main one and as the front one.

It is also reported that the novelty in the case of entering the commercial market can get a fingerprint scanner in the display area. Such a fingerprint sensor, recall, is involved in the Vivo X20 Plus UD model.

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Google completes its $1.1B deal to buy a chunk of HTC’s smartphone division

Google has announced the completion of its $1.1 billion deal to buy a large slice of HTC’s hardware business.

The acquisition was announced back in September 2017 but now it has passed the requisite approvals and is finalized. Beyond the transfer of over 2,000 engineers from HTC — that’s around one-fifth of HTC’s engineering team — Google will also receive a non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property. HTC is retaining its Vive VR division and it will continue to make its own smartphones, the company confirmed last year.

Most obviously, the deal boosts Google’s hardware game significantly by handing a portion of HTC’s own smartphone development team, many of whom worked on Google’s Pixel hardware (which was outsourced to HTC) and other HTC devices which, while much lauded, didn’t sell in huge volumes.

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Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide

Cargo, a startup that wants to let every rideshare driver open their own convenience store in their car, has just raised $5.5 million in a round it’s calling seed preferred financing.

Over the summer we covered the company’s $1.75 million seed round, at which point they were just getting started. Now they have 2,500 cars on the road in NYC, Chicago, Boston and Minneapolis, with 20,000 driver signups from all 50 states.