The U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 makes an appearance on Samsung’s store page.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be announced next week in New York, and the leaks just keep coming as we run up to the event. This time, Samsung has prematurely listed the U.S. unlocked version (model UZKAXAA, consistent with the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8s) of the device on its online store. The product link itself doesn’t go anywhere, but we still learn a few things about it.

Before getting too excited: the listing doesn’t yet show a price. But it does corroborate the brochure that leaked earlier which stated the device would ship with 64GB of internal storage in the base model. Most importantly, it suggests the U.S. unlocked model might ship at the same time as the carrier versions.

For context, the U.S. Galaxy S8 shipped about a month after the carrier versions, while the U.S. unlocked GS7 shipped three months after launch. Getting a U.S. unlocked version of the Note 8 on the same day as the carrier version would be great for both users and Samsung.

Would you be interested in an unlocked Galaxy Note 8? Let us know down below!

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Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen.

Action Launcher has been a fan favorite launcher for years now, partly due to developer Chris Lacy consistently adding new features. Action Launcher 27 is out now, and here are some highlights of the new features:

  • The App Shortcuts and Notification Dots can now be colored to match either the wallpaper or the icon itself.
  • Action Launcher’s custom search bar widget can now be placed anywhere on the home screen, not just at the very top.
  • Users can now adjust the transparency of folders and the All Apps drawer via Action Launcher’s Quicktheme settings.
  • A new weather widget for Android 6.0 and later.

The full changelog is:

  • NEW: Weather widget (Alpha). Requires Android 6.0 or later.
  • NEW: Adjust the color of the App Shortcuts panels via Quicktheme.
  • NEW: App Shortcuts, Shutters and Covers can be tinted with the highlight color of the controlling icon via Quicktheme. Allows for Twitter’s App Shortcuts panel to by light blue, WhatsApp’s to be green, etc.
  • NEW: Ability to adjust the transparency of the All Apps page, search box, folders, Shutters and more via Quicktheme.
  • NEW: Quickbar (aka the custom Google Search bar) can be placed as a standalone widget anywhere on your layout.
  • NEW: Revamped Quickbar icon picker, and the number of icons available for Quickbar customization has increased from ~200 to ~950.
  • NEW: Option to disable widget padding (Settings -> Desktop -> Advanced -> Widget padding).

Are you looking forward to these changes to Action Launcher? Let us know down below!

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Your web browser is also a VR platform.

Most conversations about VR surround specific headsets, like Oculus Rift or Google Daydream. WebVR, as the name suggests, is bringing immersive experiences to anything with a browser. It’s a lot of fun to explore, and something anyone can try out without a lot of set up or additional hardware.

Lets get to know WebVR together!

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Sprint and T-Mobile are both offering discounts on LG phones.

The LG G6 is nearing five months old, and carriers are already starting to offer discounts on it. Sprint and T-Mobile both announced discounts on LG’s 2017 flagship.

The Uncarrier is offering a free (after rebate) LG G6 or V20 when the user activates a G6 or V20 on another line. The rebate comes in the form of a prepaid debit card.

Sprint is offering the G6 for $20 per month for 18 months, totaling $360, down from the regular price of $480.

Are you interest in either of these deals, or is the LG V30 worth the wait?

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