Huawei consumer business CEO Richard Yu was recently spotted using the Mate X in an airport. Three months after indefinitely delay the device, Samsung finally announced a revised September release date for the Galaxy Fold on Wednesday. Releasing a phone in September means getting a tough competition with iPhone but it also means getting in front of directly Huawei's Mate X. Huawei's take on the foldable smartphone also broke cover this week after being spotted in the hands of Huawei consumer business CEO Richard Yu at the Shenzhen International Airport, according to a Weibo post spotted by Gizchina.
Although we didn't get any details about when Huawei's competing foldable will launch. The last official statement suggested that the company will release it in September, the same month as Samsung. Huawei's device was due for release back in June but the company had to delay the release to be extra cautious. Huawei's delay was less publically visible. At the time company said that it was taking a cautious approach to release the Mate X. The company spent this time to conduct extensive testing to make sure it was ready for consumers.
As per Huawei it has made significant progress on the device since February but the company didn't reveal any details on what has changed. The hardware is basically the same as it was shown earlier this year. We may not have to long wait until the Mate X release. Samsung had to face PR embarrassment but Huawei's phone was never released for public use. Samsung may have to face the competition but Huawei's license is due to expire on August 19th and this has to clear that what will happen to its OS after that.
We are so dependent on our smartphones these days that just a single day without one can feel quite disconcerting and extremely inconvenient, but what about a whole year? While there is little doubt about the fact that it would be very, very hard as long as you are still living within civilization, Vitaminwater (Coca Cola subsidiary) will give you a total of $100,000 for your inconveniences, provided you can complete the challenge without cheating! How will they know if the contestant cheated? Well, the contestant will have to take a polygraph test at the end of it to prove that they are indeed telling the truth about their technological abstinence!
In order to enter the contest, you will have to post on Instagram or Twitter about what you would do if you couldn't scroll or swipe for a whole year. The answer will have to be the most creative and entertaining to win of course. Also, don't forget to include the hashtags, #nophoneforayear and #contest. Just in case you are serious about entering this contest by Vitaminwater, here are a few other points that you would need to know in advance.
· There is a $10,000 prize if you can last for even six months
· The use of the internet via laptops, desktops and smart speakers will still be allowed
· A feature phone will be given to the contestant to allow basic communication via calls and SMS
A few years ago the main trend was smartphones featuring lots of features, online mobile games and multiple cameras. As to be expected, the more cameras a phone had, the more effusive were the bragging rights. These days, most smartphones on the market have multiple cameras, with some being so festooned with cameras -especially on the back.
Now, it seems the age of multiple cameras has passed, or at least slowed down, with the next big thing being 5G smartphones. More and more of such smartphones are being launched, primarily by such phone makers like Samsung and Huawei. Not to be outdone, Chinese phone maker Realme has revealed that it plans to unleash its own 5G smartphones on the ever-dynamic Indian market soon.
Realme Gets Real
Just last month, Realme confirmed that it aims to launch 5G-enabled smartphones in India, but only when the network for it has been completed. The exact completion date for the Indian 5G network appears iffy, with the result that Realme has so far been unable to decisively state if it will roll out 5G smartphones in India within this year, or if Indian consumers will have to wait till next year for what folks in a few other countries have begun taking for granted..
The CEO of the company, Madhav Sheth recently disclosed on Twitter that his company plans to start offering 5G-enabled smartphones as of this year. While this is commendable, questions still remain.
For one, left unsaid is if Realme plans to roll out a new 5G smartphone specifically for the Indian market, or if it will offer Indian users the 5G variant of its very fabulous Realme X. According to reports, the 5G variant of this smartphone has the uber-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip sitting pretty under the hood and is jam-packed with lots of class-leading features.
Quite Recently, Realme brought its new Realme X to the Chinese market, which is one of the biggest on the globe. This is its very first phone with a pop-up selfie cam that takes the most amazing pics while eliminating the dreaded notch.
Realme has as well revealed plans to launch the phone in India as soon as possible, with all three variants of the phone scheduled to be available. This launch will take place around the middle of this year, with prices ranging from Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 according to variant.
X Games With The Realme X
The Realme X is equipped with a 16 MP selfie snapper that has a Sony IMX471 sensor and an aperture of f/2.0. On the back is a double rear camera setup, with the main one being a 48MP shooter that has an f 1.7 aperture, plus LED flash. Complementing it is a 5MP secondary camera that works overtime making sure that its big brother takes the most amazing and fantastic pictures.
iMobie Inc. is a renowned developer for Android and iOS, who are best known for creating and launching the popular AnyTrans Manager. AnyTrans is capable of managing and transferring data from any Android or iOS device to Windows PCs and other iOS and Android devices as well. Data that a user can transfer with the help of the software include messages, photos, contacts, videos and even applications.
The iMobie 2018 New Year Giveaway Offer
If you thought that the ease of transferring data across different platforms from any source device was impressive, you are about to be very pleasantly surprised because iMobie is giving away copies of AnyTrans Android Manager worth $39.99 for free to all users around the world in-between Jan 3, 2018 to Jan 17, 2018.
As if giving out a premium software for free wasn't enough, iMobie has also announced that everyone will 100% get AnyTrans for Android for FREE and have a chance of winning either a Galaxy S8 or a Huawei Mate 10 or any of the 5 Amazon Gift Cards. To download and start using it for free, as well as the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S8/ HUAWEI Mate 10 / 5 Amazon Gift Cards, click here right now.
What Makes it Such an Unbelievable Deal
The introduction should already give you a rough idea of what to expect but in order to understand why getting AnyTrans Android & iOS Manager for free is such an unbelievable deal, you will need to consider all its features as mentioned below.
Cross-Platform Data Transfer
Not only can you use AnyTrans to send contacts, photos, videos, messages and apps from iOS to iOS and Android to Android but also from iOS to Android or Android to iOS. Add this to the fact that exchanging data in-between Windows powered PCs and iDevices or Android devices is just as easy and the software will become your single, all-purpose transfer agent for just about everything.
Download Music and Videos
One would not really expect this feature to be part of a transfer app, but iMobie has decided to endow their flagship software with everything. With the help of AnyTrans, the user can download videos and music directly from nearly 1,000 websites! Best of all, you can do so from your computer, Android tablet, iPad, iPhone or Android phone. This includes, TV shows, uploaded videos, movies and lossless music.
A simple drag and drop interface makes the transfer process easy, fast and seamless, while allowing you to do more. For example, you can edit contacts from your phone before transferring them or add albums for separating your photo sets.
If the chance to win a brand new Galaxy S8 or Huawei Mate 10 got you excited, then know that you are not the only one! Our advice would be to hurry up before the last date on January 17, 2018 is over!
2015 is almost here, Samsung is preparing for its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S6. However, this year Samsung will be releasing two new flagships Smartphones. Latest reports indicates that the Korean Manufacture is preparing to release a smaller version of the Galaxy Note Edge, It will be called "Samsung Galaxy S Edge". The Galaxy S Edge is reported to have the same design as the Galaxy S6 but with a curved-display.
Instead of releasing a Prime variant which is like releasing the same device twice but with higher Specs, Samsung decided to change its strategy to provide a newer/better option with a new technology, Flexible Displays. The Galaxy S Edge will pack the same Specs and Design as the original Galaxy S6 but with curved display on the side. Rumored Specs for the Galaxy S6 include QHD display, Exynos 7420/Snapdragon 810 chipset, and 16MP or 20MP camera.
Both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge is expected to be announced on Early 2015 and to be released on the markets by Late Q1,2015 with Lollipop Pre-installed.
When Samsung annouced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at the MWC 2015, Everyone expected "MAD" sales records for both devices. Analysts are expecting that Samsung will break all records with these two new flagships. Forecasts predicted this year's sales record at 38 million, but then a Citibank analysts pushed them up to 46 million.
The two flagships will go on sale in April and in that first quarter of availability they are expected to reach 22.2 million sales. Samsung has previously revealed that carriers had pre-ordered 20 million units. We hope Samsung break the record again this year.
Ted 2 is set for release on June,26th this year. Mark Wahlberg is returning alongside Seth MacFarlane as the voice of the foul-mouthed, spliff-smoking, hard-drinking title character, though their original co-star Mila Kunis doesn't appear second time out.
However, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and David Hasselhoff all have roles in the sequel, which MacFarlane directed from a script he co-wrote with his original Ted collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. The film is believed to follow Ted's seemingly unlikely attempt to have a baby.
Released in 2012, the original Ted became a surprise smash at the box office, grossing over $500 million (£310 million) worldwide.
Samsung Mobile announced that it began the mass production of its latest 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM memory chips. Using the 20nm manufacturing process, these LPDDR4 chips will be reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory on the market, while also consuming 40% less power (1.1 volts).
The 4GB RAM chips will be ready to debut in Smartphones and Tablets by Late 2015. The chances of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 rocking 4GB of RAM is quite high.
The I/O data rate is up to 3,200 megabits per second, a whopping two times faster than the DDR3 DRAM used in PCs. As a result, the the new LPDDR4 RAM can support UHD video recording and playback and continuous shooting of high-resolution images with over 20 megapixels.
Few hours ago, Google officially announced Android M Developer Preview. Now, Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, has just announced via its Twitter account that Android M update will become officially Available to the HTC One M9 and HTC One M9+ and More devices.
Good news! The HTC One M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon.— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) May 28, 2015
More HTC devices to get M updates will be announced soon. We expect that all latest HTC High-end and Mid-range devices released last year get the Android M update. Currently only the developer preview is available, Google will release the final version of the Android M later this year, HTC will take 90 days starting from this release date to develop an update for its devices with Sense 7 UI.
Google says that Android M is its most powerful release ever, bringing hundreds of improvements, including improved battery life, simplified app permissions control, Android Pay, an enhanced UI, and more.
If you love to play games on your mobile phone, you need a phone with a powerful chipset capable of running the best Android games. There are other must-have features like RAM size, storage space, processing speed, etc. that you can\'t ignore while purchasing a gaming smartphone.
iPhone 11 Pro Max
The phone is big and house a large battery that can keep your phone alive for long. But the best feature of the iPhone is its A13 Bionic processor. It can load Clash Royal and PUBG even faster than the iPhone X. It is one of the most expensive but mainstream phones right now.
OnePlus 7 Pro
The phone is cheaper than the iPhone and Samsung but delivers the powerful Qualcomm\'s Snapdragon 855 chipset and the 12GB RAM. You can have an extra-ordinary visual treat on its 6.67-inch notch-less display while playing games on it. The device has a 4000mAh battery too, which can last a whole day even with a heavy use.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The device from Samsung is powered by Qualcomm\'s latest and powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset which can load games with speed. The device has a super AMOLED display for high-resolution video and gaming experience.
This is not an inexpensive phone but if you play games for long hours, this can be your solid choice. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset and house a slick vapor chamber to cool down the device as you play the game. At the end of the day, the phone has great speakers, 8GB RAM, 120Hz refresh rate, and 4000mAh battery which makes it a great choice for gaming.
Huawei P30 Pro
Due to the Trump administration ban, Huawei may not be on the list of many people but it has some impressive handsets to compete. The P30 Pro has an impressive camera system, the Kirin 980 chip, and 8GB RAM that can keep everything smooth which you switch back and forth while playing games. The device has a large battery 4,200mAh battery that ensures your long-hour gaming sessions without any breaks.
HTC was rumored to release it's first Android Wear Smartwatch, or its first Smart Wearable device. According to the latest reports apparently, the company has decided not to try to compete with LG, Samsung, Motorola and others, and has scrapped its Smartwatch project.
A report published on Friday, suggests that the rising costs of producing the watch was one of the reasons behind HTC's decision to cancel it. In addition, it is believed that the watch being devised by the company lacked any innovation or special design that would allow it to challenge the competition.
The smartwatch market is becoming more and more crowded, with Asus recently joining the group. Right now, there is a heavy air of anticipation as Apple's long awaited iWatch is expected to be unveiled on September 9th. As usual with Apple, the expectations are extremely high. While it is probable that Apple's timepiece will see the light of day this coming Tuesday, the product will probably not be made available to consumers until next year.
Since launching the flagship One M9 smartphone earlier this year, HTC has been rather quiet. But according to company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang, there's more to come from the Taiwan-based firm later on in 2015, with a slew of new smartphones heading to the consumer market.
There's no doubt that the HTC One M9 is a great smartphone. The M9 ticks most of the boxes one would expect of a flagship device at this point. But with Samsung, the market-leader in terms of top-tier Droids, having really thrown down the gauntlet with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the One M9 has drawn some flak for being perhaps too similar to last year's One M8.
Given past release cycles, it's seemingly unlikely that HTC will drop another handset this year to equal or best the One M9 or the almost-identical One M9+. But according to DigiTimes, the company's CEO spoke of a "new series" of smartphones in the pipeline during a meeting of shareholders, although whether this will entail as few scattered handsets or an entirely new product line remains to be seen.
Last week, the HTC 850C was leaked, with the accompanying report indicating that it will be of the Desire variety and aimed towards the Chinese market. Given the inclusion of dual SIM slots, it would seem less than likely that the 850C will reach the Western market, and the same could be said of the Desire-esque HTC WF5W, which also emerged a short while ago. With a super-svelte design, though, the WF5W looks promising in terms of a new direction that HTC could take regarding the design of its smartphones, and as such, it'll be interesting to learn of what the company has up its sleeve.
Recently a reputed English IT journal brought news into everyone's notice about HTC's upcoming move. The Taiwanese Electronics brand HTC has revealed its plan to release a next-generation model of its blockchain-centric smartphone somewhere by the end of 2019. According to HTC's chief decentralized officer Phil Chen, the development is still in the process and aims to boost smartphones sales. If realized, this will also help to expand the company's blockchain echo system.
In sprint 2018, HTC first unveiled its plans for its first native blockchain phone. HTC Exodus will support multiple block chains, including Bitcoin, Ethereum networks, PCMag reported May 15. HTC Vive creator Phil Chen seem pretty positive about the possible outcomes after this phone is being launched. Chen said the Company's mission is to support the entire blockchain ecosystem in order to "help underlying protocols expand their base of dedicated nodes". Chen also mentioned that the upcoming premium phone will support "multiple blockchain protocols" such as BTC, Ethereum, Lightning Network (LN), and Definity Network.
The Android smartphone will feature a universal digital currency wallet as well as a secure hardware enclave. Chen also insisted that HTC Exodus would be highly secure and follow high standards of security and data protection. He said: "I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data - browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, email, messaging - without the need of central authorities. As there isn't much information about Exodus right now, we can't estimate the price tag it might carry but Chen said that company may consider cryptocurrency as a means of payment for the upcoming blockchain powered smartphone.
The second-generation of HTC Exodus will extend its supported blockchain apps to browsing, messaging and probably to the social media. These new communication apps will be based on peer-to-peer connections instead of being routed via clouds. Chen referred to the major success of centralized consumer apps like Uber and Airbnb as an emerging sector of blockchain and decentralized technologies.
Anyone who thought that Samsung is losing ground to its competitors needs to check their facts again because they have apparently done very well in Q1 2016, as made evident by a 10.4% growth in profit. The impressive figure of $43.3 billion or ₩49 trillion in terms of first quarter sales is a significant increase over 2015's quarter one sales which was $40.7 billion or ₩47.1 trillion.
The profit made from these sales so far in 2016 is even more impressive as the $5.7 billion (₩6.6 trillion) figure shows an increase of 10.45% from last year. Although it is not mentioned anywhere specifically, one can pretty much guess that the incredibly well received Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge played a very big role here. It was to be expected once you consider that Samsung has shipped over 10 million Galaxy S7s in the month of March alone!
If these numbers are any indication of what's to come then this is going to be a very big year for the South Korean Electronics giant. We do think that the Galaxy S7 is a fantastic smartphone and the sales figure is probably well deserved.
The latest rumor about the Galaxy Note 6 suggests that, well... there won't actually BE a Galaxy Note 6! Sam Mobile was informed by one of its trusted sources in South Korea itself that Samsung will skip a number and name their sixth Note smartphone as the Galaxy Note 7. If the source is correct then the Korean OEM thinks that most customers will consider the upcoming Note to be older than the S7-series of smartphones, if it carries the suffix "6" with it. The lower model number, according to a source in Samsung itself, "...can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone,"
This would not be the first time that Samsung will be doing this though, because it had also ditched the "Z2" model number in favor of "Z3," when it had launched the follow-up to the Tizen-OS based smartphone, Z1. In other news, the next Note could also be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge because of the possibility that it might feature a curved display with dual edges.
Our advice would be to take this news with a pinch of salt (as you must do with most rumors) before more is revealed about the authenticity of the "Galaxy Note 7 Edge." We will get to know more soon enough, as we head towards the release date, set somewhere in August.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
The S6 was launched in 2015 and it was considered by many to be the smartphone of that year. Even after that, it was far from being perfect as the S6 suffered from a number of noticeable flaws. One of those flaws was forceful memory management which made multitasking on the S6 not as good as it should be with a device that's sporting 3GB of RAM and top of the line hardware. At first it was thought to be an embedded flaw of Android 5.0 Lollipop itself, but it was soon proved to be a "feature" found in TouchWiz. This feature was originally designed to provide users with the smoothest experience possible, but it killed background operations faster than it should and even when not needed.
The Galaxy S7 however, is handling multitasking much better than its predecessor. As seen in a YouTube video by Erica, it can juggle between at least eight applications that are running simultaneously in the background. Things got a little tense when Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft was launched. By tense, we mean that after opening the game, Chrome browser had to reload the last visited page even though it was already open and running in the background. This is actually a good thing in our opinion as this will only ensure that the user's gaming experience is always smooth. It looks like the RAM management system is finally working better compared to last year, although there might still be room for improvement over time through patches and updates.
Samsung has been teasing its development of a 4K AMOLED display for a long time now, but now a new piece of information suggests the first phone to brag with it is the Galaxy Note 5.
According to a new Samsung display roadmap, a Samsung 4K AMOLED screen is 6" in diagonal and packs a pixel density of 743ppi is coming on 2015.
This information is not confirmed yet, it's very early to say, but is highly likely for Samsung to use this display on its upcoming Phablet. The Galaxy Note family of smartphones grow ever so larger in terms of display, so a 6" would be a logical evolutionary step for the Galaxy Note 5.
Moreover, recent rumors suggest that Galaxy Note 5 will be powered by an Exynos 7420 Octa-core chipset, which would have four Cortex-A57 cores + four Cortex-A53.
Samsung Innovation Labs are working on some exciting new projects beyond the curved-edge displays. A Samsung official revealed that the company has started using its flexible / bendable display technology to start creating create a foldable Smartphone, that can be folded like a wallet allows combining between the two form factors of any phone (large screen and compact body).
The new flexible screen tech has four phases: curved, bent, foldable and rollable. The first two are already a reality, the third one is coming soon while the last one holds promise of displays that are stored like roller blinds.
Another report from a Korean new website, says that Samsung will unveil a Flexible and Foldable Tablet by the End of this year (2015). Although this report contradicts Samsung's revelation in an analyst conference in 2013 about foldable devices to be available by 2016-17, industry watchers now foresee the said devices to hit the market by 2015.
Earlier this year, We reported that Samsung is rumored to be working on a foldable Tablet and Smartphone, codenamed "Project V". It looks like that these rumors turns out to be true, as a newly published patent (No. 30-0757696) from the company has surfaced online, revealing a tablet display that could fold up to two times, effectively forming a single device.
In the Patent, it isn't clear enough how the device's display would work in its unfolded form but it looks like all three parts will be connected together as a screen to display wide-screen video.
It's worth mentioning that this is a design registration patent, meaning it shows the actual look of a hypothetical device, which may or may not turn into reality. Samsung filed it back in November 2013, and the Korean Intellectual Property Office published it yesterday.
We should see these foldable products in the markets by the end of this year. The price is expected to be high considering the technology used on manufacturing such devices.
A tool that all Samsung users has it installed on their computers, Samsung KIES, the Samsung's smartphone manager suite for PC and Mac, will get a major overhaul. According to confirmed reports, Samsung is planning on releasing a new version of its manager software - KIES 4 - with a completely new design to look similar to the company's TouchWiz Lollipop look with flat Material Design elements.
Samsung Kies 4 is expected to be available for download sometimes by the end of this year Q4,2015. So the Galaxy Note 5 will have a new computer buddy to play with very soon.
In terms of functionality, there's no information if Samsung will be adding new features to the software or just change it looks. Many users love Kies for its data backup skills and it's likely that the company plays it safe and just apply a refreshing coat of paint to the suite.
If you were hoping for a flat screen version of the Galaxy S8 in 2017, this news is probably going to disappoint you. Even though rumors had been saying this for months, a recent leak by none other than Evan Blass has confirmed the fact that Samsung has no plans of releasing a separate Edge version for the Galaxy S8. Instead, the bigger variant will be known as the Galaxy S8+. You can check out the logo above, as leaked by @evleaks on Twitter.
In case you have not been following the rumors, this means that both the phones will be sporting dual curved, borderless, QHD displays. The flat panels were ditched by Samsung as the Galaxy S7 Edge outsold the regular S7, in spite of the former being more expensive. Rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 will feature a huge 5.8-inch display, while the S8+ may sport a mammoth 6.2-inch one. Additionally, the S8 Plus could come with 128GB of internal storage, while the S8 may have to remain content with a modest 64GB of internal storage. Irrespective of the internal storage, both the models will almost certainly have expandable memory card slots.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Although I always prefer my devices to be unlocked, there are those that benefit from the low EMI plans and bundled offers that carriers have in place for expensive smartphones, especially in the US. However, many do not like the way Verizon or AT&T logos are stamped on their phones as it takes away from the phone's initial design language. This would particularly be a travesty for the S8 and S8+, given how aesthetically and minimally they are designed by default. That won't be a problem with the two flagships from Samsung this year though. Samsung has made sure that no ugly carrier logos will be messing with their bezel-less smartphone's aesthetics. Just like the iPhone, physical branding won't be a part of any Galaxy S8 and S8+, irrespective of where you or whom you buy your phones from.
We were actually expecting something like this from the smartphone giant, given how much Samsung has sacrificed to achieve a clean, immersive look for the two phones this year. Apart from axing the iconic Physical Home button, they have not put their own logo in front of the device, which is a first for any and all Samsung smartphones and tablets. However, the Samsung logo does make its way to the back of both devices, unlike the carrier logos which are gone for good.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
We all know that Google is bringing the Play Store on some Chrome OS powered devices very soon, but it hasn't happened yet unfortunately. However, the company did earlier reveal which three devices were eligible initially to get the upgrades necessary for supporting the Play Store and now they have confirmed the whole list. According to the list, at least one Samsung Chromebook is sure to get the stable channel update and that's the Chromebook Plus.
The other five Chromebooks which are also assured to get support for the Play Store are the Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T), the Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA, the Google Chromebook Pixel (2015). the AOpen Chromebase Mini and the AOpen Chromebox Mini. Although Google has stated that being on the beta channel doesn't guarantee stable Play Store support for these devices in the future, it is worth mentioning that the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) and the Asus Chromebook Flip C302 are on the beta channel. If you want to see if your device has at least made it to Google's "planned" list, check below.
• Acer Chromebook 11 (C740)
• Acer Chromebook 11 (C730 / CB3-111 / C730E / CB3-131)
• Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)
• Acer Chromebook 14 for Work (CB5-471)
• Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 / C910)
• Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
• Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532)
• Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T)
• Acer Chromebox CXI2
• Acer Chromebase 24
• AOpen Chromebox CommercialAOpen Chromebase Commercial
• Asus Chromebit CS10
• Asus Chromebook C200
• Asus Chromebook C201PA
• Asus Chromebook C202SA
• Asus Chromebook C300
• Asus Chromebook C300SA / C301SA
• Asus Chromebook Flip C213
• Asus Chromebox CN62
• Bobicus Chromebook 11
• CTL J2 / J4 Chromebook
• CTL N6 Education Chromebook
• CTL J5 Convertible Chromebook
• CTL NL61 Chromebook
• Dell Chromebook 11 (3120)
• Dell Chromebook 11 (3180)
• Dell Chromebook 11 Convertible (3189)
• Dell Chromebook 13 (7310)
• Dell Chromebook 13 (3380)
• eduGear Chromebook R Series
• eduGear Chromebook K Series
• eduGear Chromebook M Series
• eduGear CMT Chromebook
• Edxis Chromebook
• Edxis Education Chromebook
• Haier Chromebook 11
• Haier Chromebook 11e
• Haier Chromebook 11 G2
• Haier Chromebook 11 C
• Hexa Chromebook Pi
• HiSense Chromebook 11
• Lava Xolo Chromebook
• HP Chromebook 11 G3
• HP Chromebook 11 G4 / G4 EE
• HP Chromebook 11 G5
• HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE
• HP Chromebook 14 G4
• HP Chromebook 13 G1
• HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE
• Lenovo 100S Chromebook
• Lenovo N20 / N20P Chromebook
• Lenovo N21 Chromebook
• Lenovo N22 Chromebook
• Lenovo N23 Chromebook
• Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook
• Lenovo N42 Chromebook
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook
• Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Gen 3)
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 3)
• Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook (Gen 4)
• Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 4)
• Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
• Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox
• Medion Chromebook Akoya S2013
• Medion Chromebook S2015
• M&A Chromebook
• NComputing Chromebook CX100
• Nexian Chromebook 11.6"
• PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
• PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B
• Poin2 Chromebook 11
• Samsung Chromebook Pro
• Samsung Chromebook 2 11" - XE500C12
• Samsung Chromebook 3
• Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
• Senkatel C1101 Chromebook
• Toshiba Chromebook 2
• Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
• True IDC Chromebook 11
• Viglen Chromebook 11
• Viglen Chromebook 360
Samsung was supposed to be the first OEM in the world to bring the foldable smartphone to our doors, but now that ZTE has already beaten Samsung to the first punch by years, the only hope the old and cancelled Project Valley enthusiasts have is that the Korean company will at least be releasing one in 2019. If the latest report by The Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, that might really turn out to be true.
According to the report, the upcoming device will sport a 7-inch Super AMOLED display, that will fold in half from the middle like a wallet. There will apparently be a secondary display on the outside of the device as well, to make it usable even without folding out the phone. As you would expect for a device with essentially three different displays to be, the Galaxy X, aka Winner will be a costly smartphone at roughly $1,500!
Expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (Feb 25 - 28), keep in mind that while this is a much more specific leak than what we are used to in regard to the illusive foldable Samsung smartphone, the release date is still just a speculation.
Every year around this time, Google lets us know what the most searched terms were for the year and releases a nice recap video highlighting it all. 2014 was a year that was dominated by ALS, Ebola, Robin Williams, and yes, Flappy Bird. Here's the top 10 topics in order....
1- Robin Williams
2- World Cup
6- Flappy Bird
7- Conchita Wurst
You can also watch the Year in Search video to get a more in-depth look at the stories one chapter at a time. Watch it below!
Its new year 2020 and time to make some resolutions. The main idea about making resolutions is to bring a positive change and this can be brought by observing the mistakes of the last year, working on them and make improvements. Yes, it is always difficult to break the shackles but it is not impossible!
A tester cannot promise 100% perfection but bringing improvements is 500% possible. There is a famous quote " A goal without a plan is just a wish". So let's see what we can plan for 2020.
Follow new trends in mobile and web technology
Being updated about the latest trends of your respective fields is as important as having salt in your diet. We live in a digital world hence not being informed is impossible! Social Media channels like linked in and twitter are the best professional sites to follow. You can set Google Alerts to get automated messages about any topic of your choice. If you will search for newsletters for any topic relating to your line of work your mailbox will be flooded with hundred's of emails for newsletters. So you can always subscribe to newsletters like the latest trends of mobile app testing. You can also join communities like Google Groups, Reddit, Stack Overflow, etc. and consume information that is relevant to you.
Learn more about Automation Testing
As per studies, 72% of smartphone users uninstall the app due to various reasons like technical issues, high loading speed, etc. Hence this indicates that mobile apps should function seamlessly to provide the best user experience. Mobile app testers mainly focus on the most used functions of the application and make sure that it runs smoothly. To make sure that the main applications of your app functions well you need to deal with all tedious test suits like regression testing. Hence automation is a must to carry out regression testing. In the case of mobile apps, you need to make sure that your app is compatible with different browser versions, os versions, and screen sizes. Hence cross-browser testing is imperative for a healthy app and automation is a must to carry out cross-browser testing. All these examples show the importance of automation in the testing of a mobile application.
Try to implement CI/CD
In Continuous Integration and continuous delivery, you can frequently change the code of a module and push it to the right branch. Hence it makes the testing process more efficient and systematic from the initial stage and makes you more confident about your end product. There are many tools used for CI/CD like Jenkins, Jira, Travis CI, Gitlab, Bamboo etc. are some of the most popular tools used for CI/CD. Learning these tools will further enhance your skills. Hence you can add Learning and implementing CI/CD in your new year resolution list.
Learn AI and ML
With the advancement in technology mobile app testing is also evolving and there are so many AI and ML-based mobile app testing tools available in the market. So one of the greatest benefits of AI in the mobile app testing is that it enhances DevOps. DevOps speeds up the process of Automation testing by providing continuous feedback so that the bugs can be rectified at the earliest. The feedback data is retrieved with the help of monitoring tools. The monitoring tools use machine learning to analyze the issue and make suggestions. Similarly, teams can make use of multiple monitoring tools and then use machine learning to analyze and derive a single output data for better results.
We can enhance the practice of Mobile App testing every year if we develop innovative tools and hence every mobile tester needs to make a lot of effort to improve the testing methods. When speaking about mobile app testing tools and one of the best mobile app testing platform is pCloudy which is powered by next-gen technologies like Artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. It supports 5000 device browser combinations and can test multiple devices together. This platform supports the testing of both Android and IOS devices. These features are nothing but innovative efforts of the mobile app testing team in pcloudy which vows to continue and improve in the coming year.
Last year Oppo introduced a super-fast charging technology called superVOOC. Oppo Reno Ace, launched in October 2019, was the first phone to come with 65W superVOOC 2.00 fast charging support. This new fast charging technology can fully charge the Reno Ace smartphone in just 25 minutes and goes from zero to 100 percent. The 65W fast charging launched earlier was much higher than what the competition was offering. While Vivo and Xiamoi also claim to develop 120W fast charging technology, they haven't started to use it in the mass production just yet.
Rumors suggest that the company is working on the development of the next-generation of SuperVOOC that will have a power output rating of 80W. That would be an instant increase of 18.75% over SuperVOOC 2.0's 65W. On the Chinese social media website Weibo, a Chinese blogger named Really Assen revealed that OPPO is going to launch SuperVOOC 3.0. He said, that it's been a long time for half an hour (the time it takes to charge with the SuperVOOC 2.0), it's still not fast enough, you have to cut it in half.
SuperVOOC 2.0 charges at 10V and 6.5. With SuperVOOC 3.0 OPPO will go with a higher voltage similar to what we already saw on the 120W Xiaomi charger. So SuperVOOC 3.0 chargers should have a voltage output of 20V and current output of 4A to achieve a maximum power output of 80W. We are expecting the technology to be launched at the end of next year. We don't know the date yet, but its predecessor technology was launched in October, so we can take the info with a pinch of salt until more solid evidence surfaces.
OnePlus One co-founder, Carl Pei, revealed that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer sold more than 1 Million units of its flagship phone "OnePlus One" last year (2014). The company will focus on refining its operations and improving its customer service in 2015. "This period that we have now is a very good time for us to become a lot more professional," - said Carl Pei.
He noted that the next generation OnePlus flagship phone, allegedly dubbed OnePlus Two, is expected to arrive in about six months, and revealed that the company is also working on a separate handset model. "I think its going to be a phone catering to a different type of audience. Perhaps for those who appreciate design over specs," Pei said.
OnePlus One is available in two storage capacities: 16 GB Silk White ($299) and 64 GB Sandstone Black ($349).
Amazon has a mouth-watering offer on cloud storage - as a part of the Black Friday deals, they are offering unlimited storage. For just $5, one can get one year of unlimited cloud storage, that includes photos, videos, and documents. This price can drop to $1 if the storage will be used only for media.
This comes at a time when Microsoft OneDrive storage was downgraded from unlimited to 1 TB. Meanwhile, the free tier gives only 5GB of storage before users are asked to upgrade. In case of Google Drive to store more than 15 GB, users are asked to make payment.
The reason given by Microsoft for removing its unlimited storage was that some users were uploading their entire movie collections, among other things, and there-by resulting in 14,000 times more than the amount of space used by an average user.
Now let's get back back to Amazon's attractive $5 deal, whose regular price for unlimited storage tier is $54.99. A sweet $50 savings, thanks to this Black Friday deal. In the $1 deal, users are also allowed to upload 15 GB documents apart from the media files.
This hot deal will surely get expired soon. So get your hands on it before deal goes out of stock.
Last year's LG G Flex didn't exactly take the world by storm. Although featuring a unique curved display, the high price and the massive size were reason enough for most people to stay away from it.
But LG will be announcing a second generation model later this year. According to an unnamed LG executive in India, the second generation G Flex aka G Flex 2 will be smaller than the first one and will feature a "better than Full HD" display. The first model had a 6.0-inch, 720p display.
The phone will launch in Korea first later this year, followed by other markets like US and India.
As 2014 draws to a close, it's time for us to look back on another year's worth of gratuitous movie pirating. And surprisingly enough, this year's most torrented movies weren't actually all that terrible. You've got taste, ya thieves.
Here's the Top 20 pirated Movies in 2014:
1. The Wolf of Wall Street (30.035 million)
2. Frozen (29.919 million)
3. RoboCop (29.879 million)
4. Gravity (29.357 million)
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) (27.627 million
6. Thor: The Dark World (25.749 million)
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (25.628 million)
8. The Legend of Hercules (25.137 million)
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past 24.380 million
10. 12 Years a Slave (23.653 million)
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (23.543 million)
12. American Hustle (23.143 million)
13. 300: Rise of an Empire (23.096 million)
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction (21.65 million)
15. Godzilla (20.956 million)
16. Noah (20.334 million)
17. Divergent (20.312 million)
18. Edge of Tomorrow (20.299 million)
19. Captain Phillips (19.817 million)
20. Lone Survivor (19.130 million)
We the YouMobile Team would like to tell our readers and fans "Happy New Year!". May you all have a wonderful 2015 full with Hope, Joy and lots of Android OTA updates... In this New Year (2015), we will see many New flagship devices from all manufactures along with a New Android Release from Google (Android Muffin). Stay tuned with us and we promise to keep you always updated.
Happy New Year 2015!
Every year the most common New Year's resolution is to lose weight and get fit. If you are like 75% of Americans who have this resolution on their list for 2018, you will need the right gadgets that will support your fitness endeavours. With so many different sport gadgets available on the market, it can be hard navigating through them to decide which is worth the money and which is right for you. Continue reading to learn more about our list of must-have gadgets to enter the New Year with. To learn more about how to sift through other weight loss products on the market to learn which are farcical and which will offer real results click here.
The Fitbit Surge is one of the newest Fitbit models. Aside for the usual fitness tracking, the Fitbit Surge has caller ID, continuous heart monitoring, music control, GPS tracking, wireless syncing and text notifications. The battery life is expected to last up to seven days. It has a sleek design that is slightly less geeky than other smartwatch designs we have seen. A few downsides are that the manufacturer does not recommend wearing the watch under water or while swimming. So for avid swimmers, this is not the right option for you if you are looking to track your fitness. Another common complaint we saw is that the watch is slightly bulky and can feel awkward on your wrist. The Fitbit Surge is available to purchase for $158 online.
Could you ever imagine lasting through a workout only hearing the sound of heavy breathing and the sweat dripping down your face? If you take working out seriously, you should also take your headphones seriously. The Jaybird X3 are in-ear, wireless, bluetooth headphones that are designed to be worn behind your head. The cord has a clip that can be clipped on to the back of your shirt to ensure that the headphones do not snap out of your ears during a workout. These headphones are at the top of the line when in comes to work out gear. You can purchase a pair online for $79.89.
Eating well goes hand in hand with staying fit. HAPIfork is an electronic fork that will help monitor and track your eating habits. It is designed to alert you when you should slow down or stop eating through indicator lights and gentle vibrations. It looks light a regular fork, only slightly larger. The initial set up will require setting up the fork on your computer and it will then begin syncing all of your data. HAPIfork will measure how much time it takes you to eat between bites and you can customize how much time you want it to give you between bites. All of your data can be synced onto your smartphone to help you track your eating habits. It is available for $99.
It takes a lot to stick to a New Year's resolution. Make your fitness resolution a bit easier this year by starting off the year with the right fitness equipment that will make staying fit easier.
iPhone SE has already established itself as a deal-breaker even before its official launch with its $399 price tag. It's not the most expensive smartphone, but it has the potential to compete with a few priciest phones in the market. On a call with thestreet.com last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that this year's iPhone SE, an updated version of the iPhone SE released in 2016, has had an outstanding reception so far - from two constituencies in particular.
"I have seen a strong customer response to iPhone SE, which is our most affordable iPhone. But it appears that those customers are primarily coming from wanting a smaller form factor with the latest technology or coming over from Android," Cook said. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote recently that early iPhone SE sales were "better than expected," while also cautioning that overall iPhone sales are likely to drop 20% to 25% in the current quarter. Loup Ventures' Gene Munster also raised his sales outlook for the iPhone SE in late April, forecasting that the new model will account for about 20% of all iPhone sales over the next 12 months, equivalent to 30 million units.
iPhone SE has a retina HD display, with a 4.7-inch LCD multi-touch display and IPS technology. It has a 1330x750 pixel resolution at 326 PPI. The phone is available in white, black colors with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacity options. The device is powered by an A13 bionic chip that is the third-generation neural engine. The camera is a 12MP wide lens and can be zoomed by 5x digitally.
Apple iPhone XR was labeled as Apple's most affordable phone when it was launched back in the year 2018. It was also the best-selling smartphone of the year as well. A recent survey by Ting, which asked 3,000 people about their last smartphone upgrade, found that 22% switched to iPhone from Android, whereas only 6% made the reverse switch. Price -- not necessarily features -- is the primary motivating factor for many consumers.
As we dive headlong into the 2020s, it's a mobile world we are living in. Our smartphones have become the go-to device for all our online activities. As far as ordering a pizza, chatting on social media or even doing our banking is concerned, that's no news to anyone. The aspect that raises an eyebrow, however, is that gaming has caught the mobile bug just as much as everything else.
As recently as a year or two ago, mobile games were seen as "gaming lite." Sure, there was a good choice of games available, many of which were free to play. But the very phrase "mobile version" brought connotations of a poor relation to the gaming experience delivered by PC or console.
With the latest generation of smartphones, however, all that has changed. Mobile is now the platform of choice for gaming, just like it is for everything else. In fact, the mobile gaming market is roughly the size of the PC and console markets put together. That growth will only accelerate as the following new technologies take full effect over the coming months.
5G eliminating latency
The clue to the major advantage of a mobile platform is in the name. It's all about the flexibility to do what you want when and where you want without being tied to a desk or even needing to be within range of a WiFi connection. Yet right now, a patchy signal can be an issue for gamers. If you're playing a mobile eSport game, the last thing you want is to suddenly disconnect. Even worse, imagine playing a real money mobile slot game and losing your data connection at a critical moment.
5G will improve bandwidth, but also reduce latency. That means any time lag between you and other players will be negligible. So if you are playing a sports game with a friend thousands of miles away, it will be as if you are sitting in the same room using controllers on a console.
Virtual reality - for real
The VR age has experienced more than a few false dawns, but 5G will also be instrumental in making VR gaming a practical reality. It seems increasingly likely that standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Rift are a red herring and the future of VR is, like everything else, entwined with our mobile handsets.
In an interview with Metro last year, VR guru Sol Rogers predicted that by 2039, use of VR will be as commonplace as use of mobile is today. If you look at the rate of progress over the past 20 years, the only question raised is whether that timeline might be a good deal shorter.
Our heads in the Cloud
Cloud-based tech has revolutionized the way we watch movies via platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It doesn't take a major leap of the imagination to see that gaming is almost certain to follow a similar path - especially as we enter the 5G age.
Google Stadia might have had some teething problems, but you can say that about any emerging technology. It and Microsoft xCloud will keep each other honest, and Apple Arcade is providing similar gaming opportunities for iPhone users.
Design and technological innovation coupled with ease of use make handheld devices, mainly smartphones and tablets, attractive for consumers. This, in turn, inspires manufacturers to explore newer avenues that help pack devices with innovative design and features. However, oftentimes closing the gap between imagination and execution has not been easy.
According to confirmed reports from Korean website Daum, Samsung will unveil a Flexible and Foldable Tablet by the End of this year . Although this report contradicts Samsung's revelation in an analyst conference in 2013 about foldable devices to be available by 2016-17, industry watchers now foresee the said devices to hit the market by 2015.
This Foldable tablet is expected to be a Limited Edition with a higher price than Samsung's upcoming 2015 line-up. There is no word on the expected price or release date for it yet. Meanwhile watch the Samsung concept Video Below showing you how this Tablet will look like...
Last week, Samsung teased a new device called the Galaxy View tablet at the end of its IFA 2015 event, the Korean giant announced the new Gear S2 smartwatch with the first round facewatch.
The Samsung Galaxy View tablet will pack a 18.4-inch display and a 1080p resolution display, the short teaser showed only the front view of the device and the logo "Galaxy View" but no other details. However, we should expect this tablet to be officially announced before the end of this year.
According to the teaser and latest reports, Samsung Galaxy View will pack a 18.4-inch tablet with a 1080p touchscreen, a 64-bit Exynos 7580 chipset with 1.6 GHz octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 2.1 MP front-facing unit, and a 5700mAh battery. It will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Out-of-the-box.
The LG G3 is going to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update by the end of this year, according to an LG representative for the Netherlands and Belgium cited by TechTastic. He didn't give a more specific time frame, as we suspect the company is going to make an official announcement regarding its update plans.
The LG G3 is probably going to be joined by the LG G Pro 2 since both are the company's flagships as of now. However, we suspect more devices will be blessed with Android 5.0 Lollipop goodness such as the LG G3 S, G3 Stylus, G2 and the mid-range L90 and L70.
We don't know yet how LG plans to alter its most recent Optimus UI to better suit the new spirit of Android. The company likes to add a lot of additional features, so it'll be interesting to see how it manages to incorporate them in a hopefully clean and useful fashion.
Motorola's latest flagship device Moto X (2014) is now 6 Months old, the company is still providing the latest Android updates to the both the 2013 and 2014 variants. The Moto X (2015) is expected this year Rick Osterloh, Motorola's President, today confirmed that the company's trying to stay on a roughly annual cycle for all of our products, including Moto X. The latest Moto X models were introduced in August/September, respectively. so we can expect the 2015 on the 3rd Quarter of this year.
Last month, Motorola and Qualcomm confirmed that a new Moto flagship smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor would be introduced this year. Most likely, this will be the next-gen Moto X. If a recent rumor is to be believed, the new Moto X could be "smarter than any other smartphone", though for now we don't know what that might mean.
If you own a Samsung smartphone you probably can't wait for the Lollipop update to hit your device. Today we got some Hot News from our sources regarding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Premium Galaxy A series, and the old-but-gold Galaxy Note 2.
Galaxy A series In-Development
Samsung is currently working on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its premium mid-range Galaxy A series. The update is expected to Roll-out to the Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 during this Quarter (Q2,2015). It will pack the Lollipop and Material Design goodies that currently existed in the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 updates.
Galaxy Note 2 Lollipop Update
Earlier last month, Samsung's old flagship Galaxy Note 2 has been officially confirmed to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The update hasn't hit hit the Development status yet and will be coming later this year, So be patient and wait a little longer.
Samsung's Android 5.1 On-Hold
Samsung's latest Android build is 5.0.2 and it may start developing on the latest Android 5.1 or 5.1.1 build after Google fixes the memory leak issue which will affect all the Galaxy smartphones performance. Google promised to fix this issue ASAP.