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Google purchased a company that turns displays into speakers

Is this a sign of things to come on the Pixel 3?

Right ahead of the Pixel 2‘s unveiling last fall, it was announced that Google purchased a heap of smartphone engineers from HTC to spearhead smartphone projects for the coming years. According to a report from Bloomberg, Google made another purchase about a month before this for UK-based company Redux.

If you haven’t heard of Redux, you’re not alone. The company hasn’t actually released any consumer-facing  [Read More…]

Amazon acquires Blink, a smart home surveillance company

Amazon is acquiring Blink, a brand that knows what it’s doing when it comes to connected home surveillance equipment, likely in an effort to grow in that market.

Blink, a smart home surveillance company, has officially confirmed it has been bought up by Amazon. Blink says that its surveillance cameras will continue to work for the foreseeable future, so owners shouldn’t expect their devices to just give out on them. Blink offers cameras for both indoor and outdoor use, which range in price from $  [Read More…]

Samsung’s CTO and former Bixby head has left the company

A successor has not yet been announced.

At the end of October, Samsung announced a heap of changes for its executive department. All three of its co-CEOs were replaced, DJ Koh took over the company’s mobile division, and Rhee In-jong was assigned as the new CTO. However, Samsung confirmed on Wednesday, December 20 that Rhee has officially resigned.

Rhee is said to have expressed a want to leave the company back in July, and in an email  [Read More…]

Huawei leaps past Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world (for now)

Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

The latest data from market research firm Counterpoint Research shows Huawei overtaking Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Strong sales in June and July allowed the Chinese manufacturer to inch past Apple, but with a major iPhone launch on the cards next week, Huawei’s position in the rankings could turn out to be short-lived. Nevertheless, it is a big deal for Huawei.

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Essential Phone is facing shipping delays, but the company is promising a swift resolution

Users who bought the Essential phone are now faced with shipping delays.

The Essential Phone was announced near the end of May, with the promise the device would ship sometime in June. June and July came and went, and last week, Essential announced the phone was finally available for purchase from its own site and retail partners. However, the saga is not yet over.

Numerous Android Central forum users are reporting that they have not received shipping  [Read More…]

Motorola is the latest company to set up retail stores in India

Motorola is targeting the offline sector with Moto Hubs.

India is Motorola’s largest global market, and the company is now looking to expand its presence in the country by setting up retail stores. The Moto Hubs will offer potential customers the ability to experience Motorola’s entire portfolio of devices in an environment that’s “open, fun and very uniquely Motorola.”

Motorola is kicking things off with six Moto Hubs located at Delhi-NCR and Mumbai:

Great India Place,  [Read More…]

YouTube and Google Play Music merger confirmed by company official

Present at the New Music Seminar in New York, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen confirmed the ad-free YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge into a new subscription service. Cohen explained the two services need to be integrated with each other in order to educate customers and attract new subscribers. Currently, Google’s […]

Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet’s board of directors, continuing his rise in the company

Sundar Pichai continues his rise in Google.

Google parent company Alphabet has announced that Sundar Pichai has joined its board of directors as the 13th member, and will continue his role as CEO of Google. Pichai has been at Google since 2004, and is just shy of his second anniversary as CEO. Joining Alphabet’s board of directors is just yet another step in his ascension at the company, and naturally indicates how important the core Google business is to  [Read More…]

OnePlus CEO claims the company doesn’t know how to overclock

OnePlus CEO talks about the OnePlus 5’s benchmark scores, retail pricing, and lack of water resistance.

OnePlus came under fire last week after it was revealed that the OnePlus 5 was manipulating benchmarks to gain a favorable score on synthetic benchmarking apps like GeekBench. The company’s co-founder Carl Pei responded to the issue, stating that when running a benchmark, the phone “performs the same as when running resource intensive apps.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Indian  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 2 isn’t getting Android Nougat, company confirms

Marshmallow is the end of the road.

Confirming what we all expected, Android 7.0 Nougat won’t be coming to the OnePlus 2 after all. It was just about this time last year that the OnePlus 2 was getting Marshmallow, but a similar platform jump won’t be made in 2017 according to a OnePlus representative who confirmed the news to Android Central.

Despite not moving up to Nougat as the OnePlus 3 and 3T did, the OnePlus 2  [Read More…]