Tag Archive: Announces

ZTE announces the ZMAX PRO headed to MetroPCS

ZTE has announced the new ZMAX PRO, a smartphone that’s coming to MetroPCS on August 1. And though it’s only $ 99 after an instant rebate, it’s not all that budget oriented.

ZTE claims that the ZMAX PRO is the first carrier-supported device in the US to feature a fingerprint reader under $ 100, which is impressive. Other specs include a 6-inch 1080p display, 13MP/5MP rear and front cameras, 32GB of storage with a microSD slot, and a 3,400mAh battery.

For a  [Read More…]

SanDisk announces new super-fast 256GB Extreme UHS-I microSD card

Western Digital-owned SanDisk has announced new 256GB microSD cards, including the super-fast Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card. The new family of high-capacity microSD cards offer something for everyone, whether you wish to add storage to your smartphone or require new medium to store your RAW camera roll.

The 256GB of storage (should your device support said amounts being plugged in) will allow for saving of not only high-quality photos, but also 4K video, high-fidelity music, and more.  [Read More…]

YouTube announces mobile live broadcasting coming ‘soon’ for everyone

Though the likes of Periscope and Facebook Live are the talk of the town right now in mobile live video broadcasting, YouTube is now ready to get into the game. Taking to the YouTube Creator blog, Google has announced that live broadcasts will be coming to the YouTube app “soon” and that it’ll be “more reliable than anything else out there.”

Though YouTube makes the point that its service offered live streaming for events since 2011,  [Read More…]

Google announces update policy for Nexus Devices

Today, as Google rolls out the Stagefright patches, it also announced the new policy for security updates and Android updates.  From here on out, all Nexus devices will receive security patches and updates for the longer of three years from initial availability or 18 months from last sale of the device from the Google Store. Major

LG announces the X power, X max, X style and X mach

Another day, another phone: this time, they’re from LG. Following on the launch of the G5, LG outed their new mid-rangers to compliment their existing options. With all four having the ‘X’ name, they each offer a different set of specs for their respective prices. Each also offers something that is designed to appeal to

AT&T announces Wi-Fi Calling for Android devices

AT&T on Wednesday announced it has started offering Wi-Fi Calling capability to Android phones. Starting immediately with the LG G4, the feature will roll out to other Android handsets in short order. Wi-Fi Calling, which has been available for the iPhone for some time, lets customers make and receive calls and text messages over Wi-Fi

Qualcomm announces its automotive platform to make vehicles smarter

Qualcomm has announced the Connected Car Reference Platform, which is set to help push adoption of more advanced technology in next-generation vehicles. The company’s latest platform will incorporate technologies including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems will be deployed to advance in-car connectivity with Gigabit Ethernet and future-proofing for future advances like 5G.

Nakul Duggal, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, commented on the announcement:

“With the  [Read More…]

Samsung announces Gear Fit 2 wristband and Gear Icon X fitness earbuds

Samsung’s expands its Gear line with new wearable, earable

Samsung has taken the wraps off two new devices in its Gear line of wearables — the long rumored Gear Fit 2, a successor to 2014’s Gear Fit, and the Gear Icon X, a pair of truly wireless earbuds with a health-tracking focus.

The Gear Fit 2 builds on Samsung’s earlier fitness wearable with a wider screen, slimmer bezels and software closer to  [Read More…]

SanDisk announces faster, higher-capacity USB-C Dual Drive flash drive

SanDisk is one of the big names you expect to see at a show like Computex 2016, and this year it has a brand new version of its Dual Drive flash drive to show off. As we’ve seen in previous versions of the product, the Dual Drive is a dual-sided flash drive that gives you a full-sized USB-A plug for use with a computer on one side, and a USB-C plug on the opposite side from  [Read More…]

Sony announces the affordable yet fun Xperia E5

Sony is looking to appeal to those on a tight budget with the new Xperia E5, an affordable yet capable and fun smartphone. As well as 4G LTE capabilities, the E5 also comes packing a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, 13MP main shooter (with a front-facing 5MP selfie booth) and a 5-inch 720p display.

Above specifications are joined by 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2700mAh battery, and even dual-SIM support for those rocking multiple numbers.  [Read More…]