Tag Archive: Coming

Moto G4 Plus coming to Canada to replace the Moto X Play

Lenovo’s most powerful Moto G variant, the Moto G4 Plus, is coming to Canada in early summer — likely the first or second week of June — to replace the well-received Moto X Play.

The Moto G4 Plus, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery, shares much in common with the Moto X Play unveiled last summer, but in a brand that continues  [Read More…]

Password-free logins are coming to an Android phone near you this year

Google showed off password-free logins last year as part of Project Abacus, and it now looks like the feature will see wider availability this year. Project Abacus monitors a combination of signals in real-time to verify your authenticity, including typing and voice patterns, current location, facial recognition, and more. This “Trust Score” is used to determine if you are who you say who are.

At an I/O 2016 session, head of Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and  [Read More…]

Fitbit acquires Coin’s payment platform; no more Coin smart cards coming

Fitbit has announced it has acquired both the payment platform and key personnel from the “smart card” company Coin. The specific financial terms of the deal, which was completed on May 12, were not disclosed.

Fitbit stated:

While there are no plans to integrate Coin’s wearable payments technology into the 2016 Fitbit product roadmap, the acquisition accelerates Fitbit’s ability to develop an active NFC payment solution that could be embedded into future Fitbit devices, broadening its  [Read More…]

Google’s new digital assistant companion is coming soon

Google is getting into the stand alone digital assistant game. With the success of Amazon’s Echo, and subsequently the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, leading to an estimated three million sales and endless amounts of data collected, this seems like a logical step for Google. Google is already in the home hardware business with their

Facebook may be gaining support for 360-degree photos in the coming weeks

According to a new report, support for 360-degree photos may make its way to Facebook within the next few weeks. Facebook has needed to add support for this feature for some time already, so it would be a welcomed addition. This will make uploading 360 or panoramic images from a phone or 360-degree camera much easier.

According to SlashGear:

Facebook 360 Photos will arrive in the next few weeks, supporting uploading a 360 or panoramic image from  [Read More…]

The HTC 10 is coming to T-Mobile in a week

Starting May 18, the HTC 10 will be released on the Un-Carrier’s network for $ 0 down and a $ 28.34 payment for 24 months. Plus, if you pick it up in any T-Mobile store between May 18 and May 24, you can get a free HTC Rapid Charger AND an HTC Ice View case, while supplies

Play Store carrier billing coming to India as Idea teams up with Google

India’s third-largest carrier Idea Cellular is all set to roll out Play Store carrier billing in the country. According to Gadgets 360, the carrier’s partnership with Google will be announced later this week.

In a statement shared to Gadgets 360, Google said:

We are in the process of adding direct carrier billing to Google Play in India on Idea Cellular so that people can more easily pay for their favourite content. We will have more news  [Read More…]

Google Play Store may be coming to Chrome OS

As Google I/O draws near, it looks like big things are in the works for Chrome OS.

Google has been working on getting Android apps on Chrome for a while. We saw the release of the ARC Welder tool in April 2015, helping developers port Android apps to Chrome OS. More recently, a new find by a user at Reddit might mean the entire Google Play Store is headed for your Chromebook.

After mentioning he briefly  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s ZUK Z1 is coming to India

It may not be the insane ZUK Z2 Pro that made its debut in China yesterday, but Lenovo is getting ready to launch the ZUK Z1 in the Indian market.

ZUK is Lenovo’s mobile-only sub-brand, and with the vendor going down a similar route with a few handsets in India, it will not be a problem to integrate the brand with the rest of the Chinese vendor’s offerings. As for the hardware on offer, the ZUK  [Read More…]

Marshmallow update ‘coming soon’ to the Honor 5X

Honor has announced that it will start rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Honor 5X in the U.S. very soon. The phone currently runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

From the tweet (via GSM Arena):

It’s sweet. It’s fluffy. And it’s coming soon to Honor 5x. #YouReady? pic.twitter.com/uUI06QlMAm

— Honor USA (@Honor_USA) April 22, 2016

The Honor 5X made its debut in the U.S. in January, where it is retailing for $ 200. The phone is  [Read More…]