LG G6 debuting late February, without Snapdragon 835
Samsung and Qualcomm now have something in common. Both have had literally hot flagship, the Snapdragon 810 for Qualcomm and the Galaxy Note 7 for Samsung. Unsurprisingly, the two have forged a partnership that, also unsurprisingly, will be to the exclusion of other players in the field. Case in point is the LG G6, which will be supposedly be unveiled … Continue reading...
AT&T International Day Pass gives unlimited text and calls for a single day
As of this upcoming Friday, AT&T will offer its subscribers an ‘International Day Pass’ that offers unlimited text and talking in more than 100 countries. The pass will last for the duration of 24 hours, with the idea being that you can pay for an entire day abroad rather than stressing over the exact number of minutes and texts you … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event plus celebration incoming
The next Pokemon GO event may be upon us – considerations for both Chinese New Year and South Korea’s first release of the game. One report suggests that January 24th (tomorrow) will reveal the first (re)release of Pokemon GO in South Korea. This would be the ideal time and place for an announcement of the next Pokemon GO event, one … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 battery fire investigation: What you need to know
The folks at Samsung seem to have made an effort to come as clean as possible in public about the Galaxy Note 7 and its battery-related mishap. Not long after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the year 2016, it became apparent that there was a problem. Once it was clear that the problem was not relegated … Continue reading...
Galaxy S6 Nougat update might come sooner than you think
Samsung has already made it known which of its dozens of devices will be getting the sweet Android 7.0 Nougat update, and luckily that exclusive club includes the two year old Galaxy S6. What has been in question, however, was “when”. While we still don’t have a specific date, the time could be really, really close. A Galaxy S6 bearing … Continue reading...
Galaxy S6 Nougat update might come sooner than you think
Samsung has already made it known which of its dozens of devices will be getting the sweet Android 7.0 Nougat update, and luckily that exclusive club includes the two year old Galaxy S6. What has been in question, however, was “when”. While we still don’t have a specific date, the time could be really, really close. A Galaxy S6 bearing … Continue reading...
Could Apple’s next iPhones be made in the USA?
Terry Gou, founder and CEO of Apple iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, told reporters Sunday that he is considering investing $7 billion to build a flat-panel fabrication plant in the U.S.A. -- a clear step toward making the iPhone in America. The post Could Apple’s next iPhones be made in the USA? appeared first on Digital Trends....
Foxconn eyes US display plant with Apple
Newly inaugurated US President Trump’s dreams of a “buy American, hire American” period perhaps took one step closer to reality, and it might have to thank Foxconn for that. The electronics manufacturing company, most popular for assembling Apple’s iPhones in China, revealed that it is mulling over establishing a display facility in the US with an investment amounting to $7 … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 will be skipping MWC 2017
Samsung might be confident that it has pinned down the cause of the its exploding Galaxy Note 7, blamed on battery manufacturing defects, and its steps to make sure they don’t happen again. It might not be that confident, however, in the timing of those newer, more stringent safety measures. The company’s mobile head Koh Dong-jin revealed shortly after its … Continue reading...
ZTE Hawkeye specs reconsidered amidst dismal Kickstarter
ZTE’s Project CSX, short for Crowd Sourced X, has always been a big leap of faith. It first asked the crowds what phone they wanted to be made and is now asking them for help in funding it. All up to the Kickstarter, it has been fairly smooth sailing. But when ZTE finally unveiled everything, including the specs, things seem … Continue reading...
Hugo Barra leaving Xiaomi, returning home
Hugo Barra was once described as the public face of Android, having served as the VP of Google’s Android division. In mid-2013, however, he surprisingly left the mothership to join Xiaomi as its new VP for international business, becoming the international face of a rising Chinese star. Today, Barra is changing course again, this time heading in the opposite direction. … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 renders bring hope of headphone jack, Bixby button
Now that the mystery of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 has (mostly) been solved, it is perhaps time to turn our attention back to the Galaxy S8, which is expected to be unveiled in just a few weeks. Much has already been said about Samsung’s next flagship, but one thing that has been debated over and over again is whether … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 big reveal: the battery is really to blame
And so Samsung has finally made it official. To no one’s surprise, the company is putting the blame squarely on the Galaxy Note 7’s batteries, which is pretty much what it did before the first (failed) recall. This time, however, it has gone into more details on the how and why. While still not naming Samsung SDI and ATL, Samsung … Continue reading...
Apple considering facial, 2-step recognition as Touch ID replacement
The latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst with one of the best track records when it comes to Apple‘s future hardware plans, was released yesterday, and it includes several expectations of what’s to come with the 2017 iPhone. The most notable change is an overhaul of the smartphone’s Touch ID fingerprint reader, replacing it with new biometric … Continue reading...
Pixel, Nexus devices getting Instant Tethering feature for Android Nougat
Android users who own recent Pixel or Nexus devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1 may notice a new feature rolling out in the near future, or in some cases, already available. Called Instant Tethering and introduced as part of Google Play Services 10.2, it aims to make connecting to the phone’s hotspot an easier, almost automatic process. For those who’ve ever … Continue reading...
Trump Tweets may soon be filtered as secret service steps in
As Trump gains the US Presidency today, he’s reportedly lost something in the transition: his Android phone. Anyone who follows President Trump on Twitter will know that his phone sees a lot of use, but as he ascends to the Presidency, the US Secret Service has forced him to give it up. Instead, he’ll use an encrypted phone as he … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects
Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect. According … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects
Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect. According … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8’s Bixby to be able to identify real-world things
It’s really no secret that Samsung wants in on the whole AI-powered personal assistant bandwagon. After all, it did purchase Viv Labs, founded by Siri’s original creators. Rumored to be called Bixby, at least in one gender-based incarnation, Samsung’s personal assistant is expected to debut on the Galaxy S8, which, in turn, is expected to be unveiled in just a … Continue reading...
Here’s when Huawei will push out Nougat to models in China
When your smartphone, be it a fresh new release or a one-year old model, will get the latest and greatest Android release has always been a guessing game for the Android faithful. Some, like LG, seem to take pride in how fast at least one of its phones gets the update. Others, like Samsung, have developed a notoriety for taking … Continue reading...