Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 8:04 am
The Moto G5 Plus will make its debut in India on March 15.
Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress yesterday, introducing a metal chassis and much-needed spec upgrades. With India being the largest market for the Moto G series, it's not surprising that Motorola is teasing the imminent launch of the Moto G5 Plus in the country. According to a recent tweet, the Moto G5...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 7:27 am
Get a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio for free when you pick up a Google Home.
Google is rolling out a new promotion for the Google Home that includes a free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio with every purchase, a $35 value. To avail the deal, you'll have to add either the Chromecast or ChromeCast Audio to your cart along with the Google Home, after which the discount will be applied...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 6:06 am
Here's when you'll be able to buy HTC Vive's latest accessories.
HTC announced two new accessories for the Vive last month at CES, and today at Mobile World Congress the company is revealing pricing and availability information. The Vive Tracker — which lets you turn real-world objects into VR peripherals — will be up for sale for developers starting March 27 for $99, with a consumer version...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 6:57 am
"We're the makers. The directors and creators of this generation."
At last year's Oscars, Samsung showcased the Gear VR with William H. Macy, while YouTube personality Casey Neistat took the 360-degree camera out onto the red carpet. For this year's Academy Awards, Samsung is once again partnering with Neistat in a commercial titled, "The Rest of Us," where he talks about the increasing role...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Feb 2017 1:00 am
MediaTek's Helio X30 has 10 cores and a GPU that's 2.4 times faster than last year's X20.
At Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has officially kicked off availability of its high-end SoC for 2017, the Helio X30. The chipset is built on a 10nm node, and will be making its debut in phones next quarter.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 26 Feb 2017 7:36 am
Get ready to interact with the Google Assistant on your phone.
The Google Assistant is available on the Google Home, Android Wear 2.0, Google's messaging app Allo, the NVIDIA Shield TV, and Android TVs, and Google is now vastly expanding its reach by bringing the AI-based virtual assistant to all phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 9:36 am
WhatsApp has conquered the Indian messaging market.
WhatsApp usage is ubiquitous in India, and the latest numbers back it up. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has crossed 200 million users from the subcontinent, a drastic uptick from the 160 million it boasted just three months ago.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 7:22 am
Samsung's Secure Folder is now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Samsung has officially released the Secure Folder app for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on the Galaxy Apps store. Secure Folder relies on Samsung's Knox security platform to set up a secure encrypted zone on your phone. Anything you store in the Secure Folder — apps, files, documents, or images — will be hidden behind an added...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 3:16 am
Google wants its messaging app to be the default texting platform in the age of RCS.
Google Messenger has picked up an update that renames the app to Android Messages. The core functionality is still the same, and barring the name change, the update doesn't bring any new features to the messaging app. However, the app will now be installed on default on handsets from over 20 phone makers as...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 2:15 am
LG continues to focus on just one feature and ignore everything else in its X series.
LG has introduced the successor to the X Power, and like last year's handset, the X Power2 has a huge battery and not much else going for it. The phone sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM (1.5GB in select markets), 16GB storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter, and...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 2:38 am
Upcoming EUI update will bring new features to LeEco's phones in the U.S.
LeEco has announced that an upcoming update to its EUI user interface will bring an app drawer to the Le Pro3 and the Le S3. The update will add the app drawer icon to the middle of the dock, moving the Live entertainment app — which lets you access LeEco's content offerings — to the right.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Feb 2017 1:59 am
Get ready to see a lot of ads in Facebook videos.
In a bid to increase revenues for publishers posting video on its platform, Facebook is introducing ads in the middle of on-demand content, while expanding availability of "mid-roll" ads for live videos. Facebook will start testing the new format with a select set of U.S. publishers who will earn 55% of the ad revenue, with the social network...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 10:57 pm
Google Assistant is coming to the desktop through Allo.
One of the main drawbacks of Allo has been the lack of a desktop version, but it looks like that's about to change. A tweet from Google's VP of Communications Products Nick Fox shows a screenshot of Allo running on the desktop.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 9:02 am
Qualcomm rolls out a VR dev kit, teams up with Leap Motion to bring natural interaction to mobile VR.
The Snapdragon 835 will be powering this year's flagship phones, but Qualcomm is increasingly looking to virtual reality as a growth driver. To that effect, Qualcomm included several features in the Snapdragon 835 that make it an ideal platform for mobile VR, including 15ms motion-to-photon...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 6:16 am
Samsung's high-end SoC for 2017 gets detailed.
Samsung announced last year that it was partnering with Qualcomm to build the Snapdragon 835 on its new 10nm FinFET manufacturing process. The company is now introducing its own chipset based on the new node, the Exynos 8895. The SoC falls under the Exynos 9 Series, and the node shift along with an improved 3D transistor structure means that the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 5:35 am
We now have launch dates for this year's biggest flagships.
A report out of Korea's ET News suggests Samsung and LG have finalized the launch dates for their upcoming flagships. The publication states that the Galaxy S8 — which is rumored to be unveiled in New York on March 29 — will be launching globally on April 21, while the LG G6 is slated to become available on March 10 following an unveil...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 4:48 am
Sony's latest SD cards are designed for photographers shooting in 4K.
Sony's upcoming SF-G series of SD cards will be the fastest in the world, according to the company. The SD cards will be debuting sometime in the month of March, and will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage configurations. The cards feature read speeds of 300MB/s and write speeds of 299MB/s, which Sony says will come...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 3:17 am
Huawei P10 gets shows off once again ahead of its official debut.
Huawei confirmed last month that it would launch the P10 at Mobile World Congress. We saw the device break cover earlier this month, which showed off the blue, gold, and green color options it will be available in, and today we're getting a look at the press renders of the Huawei P10 ahead of its official unveil.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Feb 2017 2:50 am
Nougat update is now available for the HTC 10 in India.
HTC rolled out the Nougat update to the HTC 10 back in November, with unlocked units in the U.S. receiving the update first. The company has since rolled out the update to customers in the UK at the end of last month, and is now making Android 7.0 Nougat available to Indian users.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Feb 2017 9:24 am
LG G6's slim bezels get highlighted in latest leak.
The latest LG G6 leak shows off the device next to last year's G5. LG has previously stated that the G6 will feature a big screen in a small body, and it's easy to see that from the image posted on Weibo. In spite of featuring a 5.7-inch QHD+ display, the G6 is only marginally larger than the 5.3-inch G5.