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February 26, 2017, 3:35 PM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
LG G6 hands-on: sleek design, easy one-handed use, but no Snapdragon 835, loses removable battery for water resistance, and many apps are buggy on 18:9 screen  —  Cutting corners in the best way possible  —  With the G6, announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG is changing its own definition of “flagship” phone.
Matt Humrick / AnandTech:
LG G6: metal body, thin bezels, 5.7" 2880x1440 display, 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, dual 13MP rear cameras, 5MP front cam, IP68, 3300mAh battery  —  Today in Barcelona, LG officially unveiled the G6, the next installment of the venerable G-series that's now classified as a lower-end flagship below LG's V-series.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Assistant begins rolling out to non-Google devices running Android Nougat and Marshmallow, starting in the US  —  Google continues its march to expand its place in the mobile ecosystem, anchored by the fact that its Android OS is by far the most ubiquitous smartphone platform in the world.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Book hybrids: Windows 10, Intel i5 Kaby Lake CPU, 10" and 12" screen sizes, LTE, detachable keyboard, standalone S Pen  —  Samsung may not be ready to unveil the Galaxy S8 smartphone just yet, but it still has fancy new hardware for us here at MWC.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Huawei unveils €649 P10 with 5.1" display and 3200mAh battery, €699 P10 Plus with 5.5" display and 3750mAh battery; both have dual 20MP/12MP cameras  —  The Huawei P9 was one of my favorite phones of 2016, combining rock-solid build quality with a minimalist design and a very attractive price.
Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority:
Sophie Charara / Wareable:
Samsung announces new Gear VR headset with 101-degree field-of-view, comes with controller that supports touch and motion  —  MWC 2017: Take that Daydream  —  Anything Daydream can do, Samsung can do clickier.  Its mobile Gear VR headset now has a touchpad controller.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
HMD launches €189 5.2" Nokia 5 and €139 5" Nokia 3, announces global availability of €229 Nokia 6; all models available in Q2 2017  —  Nokia's phones are making a comeback.  HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
EFF: Half of web traffic is now encrypted  —  Half of the web's traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week.  The rights organization noted the milestone was attributable to a number of efforts, including recent moves from major tech companies to implement HTTPS on their own properties.

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