Tag Archive: Aug.


Xiaomi sub-brand Poco is all set to unveil its first phone on Aug. 22

The Pocophone F1 will make its global debut in New Delhi on August 22.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced that it was creating a sub-brand called Poco that targets the mid-range segment. Not much is known about the brand other than the fact that Xiaomi’s Lead Product Manager Jai Mani would be overseeing the project, but that’s set to change next week. Poco’s Indian arm sent out a tweet saying that its first phone will be unveiled  [Read More…]

It’s official: Xiaomi Mi A2 is launching in India on Aug. 8

Xiaomi’s 2018 Android One device will make its way to India in two weeks’ time.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite at an event in Madrid yesterday, and we now have more details on global availability. Xiaomi has sent out invites to the media for an event on August 8, where it will launch the Mi A2 in India.

Mi A2 is the latest Android One from Xiaomi, and there’s considerable upgrades on  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Video finally will have Dolby Atmos content on Aug. 31

Whether you’re actually ready for it is another matter.

You soon will be able to watch Amazon Prime Video in 4K resolution and listen to it with Dolby Atmos. That may sound strange, given that the Amazon Fire TV 4K released in 2017 was Atmos-ready from the start. So, too, is the newer Fire TV Cube. But here’s the thing — Amazon didn’t actually have any content that supported Atmos.

That apparently will change starting with the new  [Read More…]

Motorola’s Gamepad Mod is a Verizon exclusive, ships Aug. 25 for $79.99

Motorola’s new Gamepad Moto Mod is coming to Verizon — and only Verizon — this month.

Ever since we heard about Motorola’s upcoming Gamepad Mod for the Moto Z series, it’s been top-of-mind for gadgets to try. Well, that will soon be possible when the add-on goes on sale exclusively at Verizon on August 25 for $ 79.99.

Yes, along with a red-hued JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker Mod, the Moto Gamepad will be sold only at Verizon stores and  [Read More…]

AT&T set to release the ultra rugged Kyocera DURAFORCE PRO on Aug. 31st

AT&T has a new phone for consumers who need something that can withstand more abuse than your typical user. Think outdoorsy types, construction workers, firefighters and police; the Kyocera DURAFORCE PRO can be preordered on August 31st and is an ultra rugged smartphone that can take a beating. The DURAFORCE PRO comes with an IP68

Xiaomi will unveil its Daydream-ready VR headset on Aug. 4

Xiaomi is all set to unveil its first VR headset with Daydream support tomorrow, August 4, in China. The headset uses a phone’s display to drive the experience, similar to that of the Gear VR.

A leaked image of the headset doesn’t reveal much, but with the launch imminent, we’ll know more tomorrow. As for a Daydream-ready phone that can drive the headset, Xiaomi will likely announce new hardware later this year.

Hearthstone players can party hard on Aug. 11 with One Night in Karazhan expansion

Blizzard has announced the next single-player expansion for its collectible RPG card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. One Night in Karazhan, where players get invited to a big party, will be released on August 11.

Here’s how Blizzard describes the plot of the expansion:

Karazhan, long a potent nexus of arcane energies, is about to become the focal point of a very different kind of cosmic force. The wizard Medivh has used every bit of  [Read More…]

‘Soft Gold’ OnePlus 3 coming to the U.S. on July 26, other markets on Aug. 1

After a bit of teasing, OnePlus has now announced the launch dates for a new Soft Gold color for the OnePlus 3. Available in the U.S. starting on July 26, and other markets on August 1, the Soft Gold finish comes in addition to the OnePlus 3’s current Graphite color offering.

Here are the exact dates and times you can expect the Soft Gold OnePlus 3 to go on sale in each region, according to OnePlus:

US – July  [Read More…]

Cricket will sell the Alcatel Idol 4 on Aug. 5 for $200 with free VR goggles

AT&T’s no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will begin selling the Alcatel Idol 4 on August 5 for $ 199.99. It will be bundled with free VR goggles.

Here’s a quick look at the features of the Alcatel Idol 4:

Brilliant 5.2″ Full HD display gives users clear viewing from any angle – even in direct sunlight Octa-core processing power and 4G LTE speed Powerful dual cameras, with flash and wide-angle imaging Dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers, enhanced by  [Read More…]

Android Pay may be launching on Aug. 26th

If you’ve been itching to put Google Wallet to rest and move on to newer days with Android Pay, the debut may be only a couple days away.  Supporting restaurants and retailers need to prep for the new system, and we may have just got a tip from one of their largest, McDonalds.

Allegedly, employees at a McDonalds location received a notice saying payments with Android Pay will begun on August 26th.

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