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Android 8 is officially called Oreo

At the height of the day's solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system — in honour of another dark disc: the Oreo.

Turing's phone can charter flights

Apple has an assistant; TRI has a concierge.

It's not easy standing out in the smartphone game. Apple and Samsung Electronics pretty much have the market locked up with high-performance phones that look pretty and work well. The response from Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) is a $2000 phone linked to a high-end "concierge" service overseen by a digital assistant named Sir Alan.

Apple leaks own iPhone 8 details

iPhone leak

Apple just pushed out a version of the HomePod firmware, and not only does the code tell us more about how the smart speaker will work, it also offers a few clues about the next iPhone.

2018 Commonwealth Games spectators to get the 5G treatment

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Peter Beattie with CISCO Australia vice-president Ken Boal.

Spectators at next year's Commonwealth Games will be able to access 5G mobile technology for the first time, which would allow them to watch events from every Games venue through an app, share videos of their favourite events and track their friends from their mobile phones.

Is Android creator's new phone essential?

The Essential smartphone, with and without its sold-separately 360 degree camera.

What do you really need out of a smartphone? Developer Andy Rubin — the creator of Android — has tried to answer that question with a new phone aimed at delivering the basics of a high-end smartphone in a simple package.

Chrome phone has a super slow-mo camera

The Xperia XZ Premium has a lot going on.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ Premium, a monster of a phone that seems designed purely to fit as many high-end specs as possible into a single handset.