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LG Wing pre-orders start at Verizon on October 1 for $999.99

LG officially took the wraps off its Wing smartphone about two weeks ago, and we already have one at the office and are working hard on our review. In the meantime, Verizon has gone ahead and announced its pricing and availability details for the device. The Wing will be up for pre-order at Big Red from October 1, for $999.99 full retail.…
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Gboard for Android TV gets a redesign

Google is rolling out an updated version of Gboard for Android TV. The update seems to be rolling out server-side, so installing the latest version of the app doesn’t seem to help at the moment. The main change in this update is a complete redesign of the keyboard. Previously, Gboard would span the entire width of the display when it popped up on the bottom.…
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Oppo teases 4K 120Hz TV, coming next month

Oppo is teasing a new TV that will be capable of displaying 4K video at 120 fps. It has partnered with 8KRAW to compile stunning footage of natural scenes with vivid colors that highlight the capabilities of the TV. The new model will be released next month, but so far the company is keeping mum on the details. Here’s the video we mentioned, only in 720p, but you’ll need a 4K 120 fps capable display to enjoy it in its full splendor, anyway.…
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Huawei power bank charging at 66W certified, ahead of Mate 40 launch

A famous Weibo leakster just shared an entry from the Compulsory Certification of China database showing a Huawei power bank capable of charging at up to 66W speeds. And while that’s nice enough on its own, the more exciting bit might be that there’s no current Huawei smartphone supporting that kind of charging speed, so it’s likely meant for the upcoming Mate 40-series.…
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Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G: what to expect

It’s that time of the year when brands are rushing to unveil their new products ahead of the holiday season. Google and its Pixel smartphones are next in line with the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G and we’ve made a summary of all the leaks and rumors in one place for your convenience in preparation for tomorrow’s event. Alongside the two phones, we’re also expecting the announcement of a revised Chromecast (which you can already buy) as well as a new Nest Home speaker for your home entertainment needs.…
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Realme to introduce its first phone with 125W charging in Europe

Earlier this month, Realme held an event at IFA Berlin where it laid out its plans for Europe in the coming years. We learned the brand aims to be a top-5 smartphone company by the end of 2021 and will now devote much more effort in growing its presence in the Old Continent. Back in August Realme announced its 125W UltraDart charger and now CEO of Realme India and Europe Madhav Sheth confirmed the new blazing fast charger will debut alongside an upcoming Realme phone in Europe.…
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Android 12 will make using third-party app stores easier

App stores are typically described as walled gardens, but some walls are higher than others. Google announced plans to make it easier to use third-party app stores on smartphones starting with Android 12, which is coming next year. These changes are still on the drawing board, so it’s not clear what they will entail. The goal is to make using other app stores a smoother experience without compromising the phone’s security.…
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OnePlus 8T will come with OxygenOS 11 pre-loaded

OnePlus has revealed that the upcoming OnePlus 8T will ship with OxygenOS 11 out of the box. OxygenOS 11 is the company’s latest operating system based on Android 11 and is currently still in beta phase. The OS can be downloaded on the existing OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro devices but only if you don’t mind the issues that come with unpolished new software.…
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Roku introduces Streambar and updated Roku Ultra

Roku has launched two new products, the updated Roku Ultra and the new Roku Streambar. The Roku Streambar is a 2-in-1 product that works as a soundbar while also providing a 4K streaming device for your television. On the audio front, the Streambar has four 1.9-inch full-range drivers placed around the front and side of the soundbar. The device also supports Dolby Audio for audio processing.…
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Foldable Windows tablet Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold now on pre-order

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold – the first foldable tablet in the world – is finally available for pre-order. “Finally” because this device was tentatively announced back in May 2019 and was supposed to be out in the first half of this year. Anyway, it’s ready to ship out in the next few weeks. The X1 has a 13.3” display, an OLED panel with 4:3 aspect ratio and 2,048 x 1,536 px resolution.…