Tag Archive: Announces

Samsung announces ex-Galaxy Note7 owners will be able to get Galaxy S8 or Note8 at half price

After pulling an unprecedented move in the mobile industry and killing off the 2-month old Galaxy Note7, Samsung is now on a quest to keep its users from leaving and doing business with the competition. Samsung urged Galaxy Note7 users to return their device and promised to award $ 100 credit towards the purchase of another

Google announces the 2016 Material Design Award winners

Google recognizes best-in-class apps design and the people who develop them with the 2016 Material Design Awards.

Google introduced the Material Design Award in 2015 to showcase applications that embrace and embody Android’s design principles better than any others. At Google I/O 2016, the app Robinhood won the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design, and today they are announcing the category winners for 2016.

The awards are broken into categories that highlight how  [Read More…]

Huawei announces next-gen Kirin 960 processor

New chip boasts Mali-G71 MP8 GPU and ARM Cortex-A73 cores, upgraded networking tech.

Today at a press conference in Shanghia, China, Huawei officially unveiled the chip that’s expected to feature in its next flagship phone when it’s announced in early November. The Kirin 960 processor uses four of ARM’s new, high-performance Cortex-A73 cores and four low-powered A53 cores, produced using a 16nm manufacturing process. It’s also the first processor to use ARM’s Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for  [Read More…]

Qualcomm announces first gigabit LTE device and network, 5G modem

The first gigabit LTE network will go live in Australia.

Qualcomm has announced that it is partnering with Netgear, Ericsson, and Australian carrier Telstra in delivering the world’s first gigabit LTE device and network. Telstra has worked with Ericsson in developing the gigabit-ready network, which will go live before the end of the year.

Simultaneously, Netgear is rolling out a mobile hotspot called the Mobile Router MR1100 that can hit gigabit speeds by leveraging 3x carrier  [Read More…]

Cyanogen outlines new strategy, announces Modular OS

At the beginning of this week, the company behind CyanogenOS – a popular alternate operating system for Android smartphones – announced a host of major changes, including the appointment of a new CEO. Cyanogen’s strategy for the future involves moving away from developing its own Cyanogen operating system and focusing on the new Cyanogen Modular

Google announces Android 7.1 Developer Preview, coming late October

When will Android 7.1 be available for your Nexus? Sooner than you think.

Google has announced Android 7.1, Nougat’s first maintenance release, with a developer preview coming later this month.

According to Google, this “incremental update” builds on the strengths of Android 7.0, but adds some important new features, including Daydream support, A/B system updates, an app shortcut API for the new default launcher, and the long-awaited ability to use image keyboards.

Available as a  [Read More…]

Samsung finally officially announces its recall program. Has it done enough and how do you know your phone is safe?

Samsung recently released details of its Galaxy Note7 recall program. Weeks after the news began to break about exploding Note7 phones, Samsung has begun an exchange program with the cooperation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Samsung has received flack in the past for only instituting a voluntary recall without any Governmental backing and for

Google announces a new app called Trips

Today Google released a new app for travel goers called Google Trips. Available for Android and iOS, the company hopes it will be your new travel companion. Google Trips Hot on the heels of Destinations, which brings travel planning features to search, travelers now have an app. The app organizes your plane tickets and hotel

Swiftkey announces world’s first smartphone keyboard powered by a neural network

Swiftkey, one of Androids most downloaded third-party keyboards, announced a major update today. After six years, the team at Swiftkey has rebuilt its language prediction engine using “neural networks.” The integration of the neural network platform means that the operation of Swiftkey’s keyboard will begin to mimic the human brain. The neural network will allow for

Samsung announces availability of replacement Galaxy Note 7s, tool to check if your device is recalled

In the wake of the official Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung has a serious problem on its hands. The Galaxy Note 7 has significant battery issues that have lead to fires and explosions in some cases, and Samsung is recalling all devices sold so far.

Thankfully, replacement stock will be arriving at retailers soon. Samsung has announced that new Galaxy Note 7s will be available at most retail locations by September 21. Considering the amount of devices recalled and the amount of new devices needed to  [Read More…]