Tag Archive: Displays

OPPO teams up with Pixelworks to build brighter, smoother displays

OPPO wants its displays to lead the next generation in smartphone entertainment.

What you need to know OPPO is teaming up with Pixelworks to power the displays of its next few smartphones. The first phone from this effort will land in the first half of 2020. The move comes as sister company OnePlus announces new display technology for its upcoming flagship as well.

Forget cameras and processing power, screens are the latest arena where the spec wars  [Read More…]

Google explains how it created ultrasonic features for Nest smart displays

It’ll also soon work in even more ways.

What you need to know Google rolled out ultrasonic sensing features last month to Nest displays, something that was inspired by a Googler’s older father walking closer to the display to read information. The feature uses inaudible sound waves to detect when a person is near or far away from the display and changes the size of the text on the screen. It currently works with timers, commute times,  [Read More…]

Samsung is selling a boatload of AMOLED displays these days

Not that it’s that much of a surprise, but Samsung Display took the top spot for AMOLED displays for mobile devices in 2019.

What you need to know Samsung went from supplying 21.3% of AMOLED displays in Q2 to 29% in Q3. In Q3 alone, Samsung Display shipped 146 million mobile AMOLED panels. The previous leader was BOE Technology, whose share dropped below 20% for Q3.

While it is a reasonably well-known fact that Samsung has some  [Read More…]

Google smart displays have a UI problem. The fix? Widgets

When Google smart displays first launched the UI design could have been described as pretty bland but useful. However, over the past couple of years, Google has updated the software bringing about more useful features and an improved design. At the same time it ruined the UI and functionality.

The most obvious example of this was the refreshed UI which rolled out back in May 2019. The update took the drab white on white design and revamped, using blurred photos  [Read More…]

Smart displays can do a lot — these are our top six favorite ones

Whether you’re just starting out with your smart home or have been building it up for a while, a smart display (or two) can be the perfect addition. A smart display is essentially a Google Assistant or Alexa speaker with a screen attached to it, allowing you to perform your usual array of voice commands while also watching YouTube videos, following recipes, and more. The smart display we recommend the most is the Nest Hub Max, but if  [Read More…]

Samsung putting $11 billion into quantum-dot displays to compete with China

Samsung is facing a loss in profits from increased competition and a slowdown in sales.

What you need to know Samsung is investing $ 11 billion along with $ 336 million from the South Korean government into quantum-dot displays to stave off Chinese competition. A new quantom-dot production line will be built in Asan and is set to start operating in 2021. It will create 81,000 jobs and initially will be able to produce panels 65 inches  [Read More…]

What’s the holdup with Netflix and Google Smart Displays?

Google has a new range of devices that are very important to its future hardware plans. The smart display is a new venue for the company to literally present Google Assistant to users with a great out-of-the-box experience. However, these devices are also amazing Google Cast units as well, but one major partner is missing: Netflix.

What’s Missing?

While you can watch most streaming apps like Hulu, YouTube, and Plex via Cast on any Nest Hub (previously Google Home Hub),  [Read More…]

Google working on a fix for Lenovo Smart Displays stuck in update loop

Google is making it a top priority.

What you need to know Lenovo Smart Displays are experiencing an issue with an update sending them into a continuous boot loop. Some users have had luck with resetting the device using the Home app. Google is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

Lenovo was the first to the market with a Google Assistant smart display. It offered two different convenient sizes and an attractive modern  [Read More…]

These small displays for the Raspberry Pi are awesome!

The Raspberry Pi is great when tucked away being part of the internet of things, but it’s best when you’re enjoying the web, watching a video or doing anything else a more expensive and bigger computer can do. Best of all there are plenty of great products that let you take it all with you. Check out these ultra-portable screens for your Raspberry Pi.


Super Low Power GeekPi 7-inch Capacitive Touch Screen

Staff pick

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Lenovo’s latest tablets double as Google Assistant-powered smart displays

Google Assistant Ambient Mode and Android Tablet Mode make the Lenovo Smart Tabs a tantalizing proposition.

What you need to know Lenovo has unveiled two sizes of Smart Tabs at IFA 2019, Google Assistant displays that pull double duty as fully-functioning Android tablets. The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab features a 10.1-inch screen, four-mode kickstand, and JBL Dolby Atmos speakers for $ 250. The Lenovo Smart Tab M8 comes with a smart charging station that props up the  [Read More…]