Samsung Galaxy Note 8 live blog: we're at the Unpacked event in New York

Today's the day! 

Samsung's latest Unpacked event kicks off at 8am PDT, 11am EDT, 4pm BST and the South Korean firm will unveil its latest phablet - the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

We'll be reporting live from the New York event to bring you all the latest on Samsung's new big-screen smartphone, so stay tuned for all the build up and action as it happens.

In the meantime, check out our rumor roundup and thought pieces to give you an idea of what you can expect from today's event.

JioPhone bookings to start tomorrow: everything you need to know

The much awaited JioPhone will be up for pre-booking from tomorrow and users will be able to book the device both online and offline. It is a feature phone from Reliance Jio that comes with 4G VoLTE support and offers unlimited voice calling, SMS and data at just Rs. 153 per month.

Nokia 6 sold out in less than a minute in India: Things you need to know

The Nokia 6 was launched in India way back in June 2017 along with the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. While the latter two have already been available for purchase through various offline retailers, the Nokia 6 just went on sale for the first time today.

List of devices getting Android Oreo update in India

Google yesterday announced the next version of Android and as expected, it was named as Oreo. Now, one thing that many people and enthusiasts will be thinking is whether their device will be updated to Android Oreo or not. It’s always a little difficult to track what companies say regarding updates.

Today in this post we try to track down some of major OEMs and their update plans.

The best free Android games in 2017: try these out now

What's better than a free game? Well, pretty much nothing. Except when it's just terrible and you've wasted your sweet time to download it.

Sure, it's not going to cost you anything, but that doesn't mean it's OK to just mess around with terrible games that are free because the developer can't make you pay anything for it in good conscience.

So what are you supposed to do about it? Well, we're here to help you with all that - but before you get into the best gallery around for recommendations, here's some advice to consider.

Entry-level LG K8 2017 reportedly available for Rs 9999

The LG K8 that was announced last year is now available from offline stores in India. LG had announced the K8 along with other K Series smartphones in December last year. Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai based retailer has revealed on Twitter that the device is now available for Rs. 9,999.

The device has been listed on the company’s website with a MRP of Rs. 11,000 but the device is retailing for Rs. 9,999 and is currently limited to offline stores only. To recall, this is the successor of the K8 that was launched in 2016.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date, news and rumors

Update: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch is today and the official release date will be revealed right here on this page during the keynote. We'll also see the new phone design and confirm the rumors and leaked Note 8 videos below while at the Unpacked event. Plus a last minute leak suggests the price for the Note 8 will be very, very high.

Bixby's big chance: why Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the perfect relaunch

 Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana… every huge brand is diving into the robotic world of digital assistants. Facebook and Amazon are standing shoulder to shoulder with Google and Apple in making artificial intelligence a key part of future plans...Samsung has been notable in its absence.

But while it made the startline with it’s own digital assistant Bixby in March (alongside the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus), it wasn’t to high fanfare.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price rumoured to be £869 in the UK

We're mere hours away from the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 but one of the latest leaks suggests the phone will be very, very expensive.

Tech news site The Inquirer spotted that Carphone Warehouse had already published its product page for the Note 8, including the SIM free price of £869 for the UK.

Sony Xperia XZ1: release date, news and rumors

Update: Prices have leaked for both the Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, suggesting they'll be as high-end as expected. Look out for them on August 31.