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LG’s gesture-controlled Premiere phone expected in February

Goodbye touch. It was fun while it lasted.

LG is expected to launch a phone that relies heavily on gesture-based controls, or so we might assume. A new, 13-second video surfacing on YouTube with the tagline of “goodbye touch” tells us something interesting is on the horizon for next month.

The video shows a hand waving left and right, bringing messages into and out of frame. Ultimately ending with “LG Premiere” and a save-the-date note for February 24, it’s fairly  [Read More…]

Apple lowers revenue guidance for Q1 due to fewer iPhone upgrades than expected

iPhone XS Max

Apple today issued a note to investors, and it contains some interesting info regarding iPhone sales.

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared a letter to his company’s investors to warn that Apple is revising its guidance for the fiscal Q1 2019 quarter. The Cupertino firm now expects revenue of $ 84 billion, down from the estimate of $ 89 billion to $ 93 billion that it previously expected to see.

As for  [Read More…]

Samsung expected to open Bixby to developers for Alexa-like skills

We’ll also learn more about the foldable Galaxy X next week.

Next week, Samsung’s hosting a developer conference in San Franciso where Bixby will be a big focus. The company previously said that the developer conference is where we’d learn more about the Galaxy Home that was first announced in August, and now according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Samsung will also use the conference to make a big change to Bixby — make it open  [Read More…]

Sonos files to go public, expected to make $1 billion in revenue in 2018

The company plans on raising as much as $ 100 million for its IPO.

On Friday morning, July 6, Sonos officially filed to become a publically traded company.

Sonos will be traded on Nasdaq as SONO and plans on raising as much as $ 100 million leading up to its IPO (initial public offering). However, as noted by MarketWatch, “that amount was estimated as a placeholder amount.”

As for Sonos’s performance, things are looking good for the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi expected to go public with $10 billion IPO

If true, this will be 2018’s largest IPO to-date.

Depending on where you live, Xiaomi is either huge in your country or hardly known at all. The 8-year-old company is currently the fifth largest smartphone brand in the world, and according to people familiar with the matter, is expected to go public with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 10 billion USD.

Assuming this turns out to be true, this would make Xiaomi’s IPO the largest the  [Read More…]

LG G7 expected to launch within the next few months

LG has had a busy week at CES 2018 and the company doesn’t plan on slowing down after the event. According to sources, the upcoming LG G7 will feature a Snapdragon 845 and is expected to be revealed at Mobile World Congress in late February or early March. Following the reveal, the expectation is LG […]

Google expected to buy HTC phone division, trading halted ahead of news

HTC will be making a major announcement in the coming days.

Taiwanese media reported earlier this month that HTC was in the “final stage of negotiation with Google” for selling off its smartphone business, and it looks like things are coming to a head. Bloomberg says that HTC will halt trading its shares tomorrow “pending a major announcement,” which will be Google’s purchase of HTC’s phone business.

From the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE):

TWSE announced trading  [Read More…]

EU’s antitrust regulators expected to set a record fine for Google this week

European Union’s ruling may change the way Google displays its advertisements across the web.

Google has been in a long legal battle in the European Union over its Adsense for Search platform. The “statements of objections” were initially filed last year over Google’s practice of having an unfair advantage in the ad wars by preventing third-party websites and platforms from showing competitor’s ads. Now, the EU’s antitrust regulators are ready to settle on a penalty for the search company.

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China and India expected to be the biggest smartphone markets by 2019

What will smartphones even look like then, you think?

The United States may be one of the top-selling smartphone markets in the world, but it’s on track to soon be eclipsed by India, according to Statista.

After breaking down smartphone sales over three years (2013-2016) by geographical region, the report concluded that both China and India are headed for the top two spots on the regional sales charts. Today, China is the current leader at 31%, while  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin expected to show off Essential’s first phone on May 30

A fresh player in the Android smartphone game.

Essential, the phone brand founded by Andy Rubin, is building up the hype to making an announcement next week. Essential has launched a new Twitter account and is teasing some sort of announcement for May 30

Almost ready to share with you what we’ve been up to. Please follow our new twitter handle @essential and stay updated…

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) May 25, 2017

Hi, welcome  [Read More…]