Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 9:37 am
The Moto G5 puts the fingerprint sensor to good use.
One of the more interesting features in the Moto G5 and G5 Plus is a new Moto Action called One Button Nav. The feature made its debut on the 5.0-inch Lenovo Z2 Plus last year, and after seeing positive feedback from its user community, Motorola included it in the G5 and G5 Plus.
The feature eschews the on-screen navigation buttons, instead...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 8:04 am
Motorola's latest budget phone has a lot to offer.
The Moto G4 Plus represented a significant change for Motorola, with the company offering a phone with a large 5.5-inch display and a camera that was considerably better when seen against its predecessors. The same holds true for the G5 Plus, which offers a metal chassis, great internal hardware, and a camera that's one of the best in this...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 7:58 am
Get ready for a whole lot of new emoji.
The Unicode consortium has released a draft of the Emoji 5.0 update, which includes 69 new emoji that will be released in June 2017. The new additions include a T-Rex, fairies, mages, zombies, vampires, genies, mermaids, a breastfeeding woman, curling stone, and more.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 6:44 am
Misfit's first smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0, retail for $199.
Misfit showed off the fitness-focused Vapor smartwatch earlier this year, and today the manufacturer is announcing that the watch will debut with Android Wear 2.0 when it hits store shelves later this summer. The watch will retail for $199, and offers a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display, heart rate sensor, integrated GPS,...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 1:51 am
Pixels, a lot of Nexus devices, and a few names that are a welcome addition.
In its 2016 Android security year in review post, Google highlighted steps it has taken over the course of the year to thwart malware and malicious apps on the Play Store. The company said that only 0.05% of apps downloaded from the Play Store in 2016 had a Potentially Harmful Application, down from 0.15% in 2015....
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 12:02 am
The Moto G5 is getting a new color option.
Motorola launched the Moto G5 in grey and gold color options, and it looks like the company will launch a blue color variant. Renders of the blue version — which will be called Blue Sapphire — were leaked earlier today by Ronald Quandt of WinFuture, showcasing a device that looks far more attractive than the two colors currently available.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 12:15 am
The first Redmi 4A sale kicks off at 12 p.m. IST on Amazon India.
The Redmi 4A is Xiaomi's most affordable phone to date in India, offering decent specs for ₹5,999 ($90). The phone will be going up for sale for the first time later today, March 23 at 12 p.m. IST, on Amazon India.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 7:48 am
The Amazon Echo is down to £134.99 in the UK.
As part of its Mother's Day deals, Amazon UK is discounting the Echo by £15, bringing the price of the voice-connected speaker down to £134.99. The deal is valid on both the black and white color variants of the speaker.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 7:00 am
Easily navigate malls and department stores with indoor maps.
One of the more useful additions to Google Maps is the ability to navigate within malls, museums, libraries, or sports venues. The feature is accessible in 25 countries, and Google maintains a list of prominent locations for which indoor navigation is available.
If you're looking to find the shortest route to a particular store...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 3:50 am
Samsung Pay is now officially available in India.
After rolling out Samsung Pay early access a few weeks ago, Samsung has now officially launched its digital payments service in the country. Samsung has teamed up with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for payment processing, and Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards and Standard Chartered Bank customers will be able to use Samsung Pay...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 2:26 am
The DeX Station sets the stage for the Samsung Galaxy Desktop experience.
Samsung's Continuum-like DeX desktop dock has leaked, showing off its design as well as the features on offer. The accessory will be called the DeX Station, and will allow users to dock their Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus via a USB-C port at the bottom of the unit. The dock has two full-sized USB 2.0 ports for connecting...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 1:57 am
The QHD+ panel on the Galaxy S8 has a resolution of 2960 x 1440.
The display scaling options we've seen on the Galaxy S7 with the Nougat update will be carried over to the Galaxy S8, albeit with a few changes to accommodate the tall display.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Mar 2017 8:16 am
Travelers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from carrying devices larger than a smartphone onboard U.S.-bound flights.
The Department of Homeland Security is rolling out new restrictions for carry-on items for U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle East countries. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone are prohibited from being carried onboard flights from nine airlines...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Mar 2017 6:33 am
Samsung starts hyping up the Galaxy S8 ahead of its official unveil on March 29.
Samsung has released a 15-second trailer for the Galaxy S8 in South Korea, showcasing little of the phone itself, a refreshing change in pace from the litany of leaks, rumors, and renders we've seen of the device in recent weeks.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Mar 2017 2:00 am
The Redmi 4A solidifies Xiaomi's place in India's budget segment.
Xiaomi is sailing high in India — the company's Redmi Note 4 sold a million units in just 45 days, and the entry-level Redmi 3S is faring remarkably well in the country. Coupled with the immense success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is well on its way to continuing its dominance in the online segment.
The company is far from...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 11:00 am
The Moto G5 Plus offers a lot of value, but there are tradeoffs.
The Moto G5 Plus is all set to make its debut in the U.S. shortly, featuring several key upgrades over its predecessor. Motorola has announced that the variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage will retail for $229, $20 less than what the Moto G4 Plus debuted at last year. The model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 7:57 am
HTC's limited edition U Ultra picks up 128GB storage and a sapphire-coated display for an additional $150.
HTC Taiwan said last week that it would share an "unexpected surprise" on March 20, and like the company's recent launches, the reveal itself was rather underwhelming. Instead of a successor to the HTC 10, we're being treated to a limited edition variant of the HTC U Ultra with 128GB...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 4:42 am
The Redmi 4A shows that sub-$100 phones don't have to be boring.
At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi rolled out the latest product in the Redmi series, the Redmi 4A. The phone will be sold exclusively on Amazon India for ₹5,999 ($90), making it the most affordable phone launched by the Chinese manufacturer in the country.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 3:02 am
Qualcomm will roll out sub-$50 feature phones with Category 4 LTE.
Qualcomm announced last week that it would move away from the Snapdragon branding for its lower-end platforms, and we're now getting a first look at what that entails.
At an event in New Delhi, Qualcomm has introduced its latest product, an entry-level SoC aimed at the feature phone segment in emerging markets. The Qualcomm...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Mar 2017 2:37 am
Nougat update is now live for most Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants in Canada.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge made its way to Canadian carriers SaskTel, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Eastlink, Videotron and Freedom Mobile last week, and the 1.2GB OTA update is now rolling out to Rogers and Telus subscribers.