Tag Archive: Launches


Galaxy S10 5G now available at Verizon as Sprint launches LG V50

What you need to know Verizon’s first 5G phone (after the 5G Moto Mod) is now available starting at $ 1300 Verizon 5G available in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis From $ 54/mo at Verizon — Galaxy S10 5G Sprint’s first 5G phone, the LG V50, coming May 31 Sprint 5G available in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City From $ 24/mo at Sprint — LG V50 ThinQ

Verizon may have been the first to launch 5G, but  [Read More…]

ASUS launches ZenFone 6 with top-tier hardware and flip-up camera

In an age of lookalike phones and steep competition, hardware makers need to be creative. And, while last year was all about squeezing in extra display around a cutout display, the trend in mid-2019 is to work around that concept.

ASUS today joined the ranks of phone makers offering up an interesting design choice for its latest device, the ZenFone 6. Moreover, the new handset also packs incredibly compelling hardware with a competitive price.

The flagship-worthy phone follows on the  [Read More…]

Google cancels ‘Works with Nest’ program as it launches Google Nest rebrand

The company’s aiming for a renewed focus on privacy.

In early February 2018, it was announced that Nest was officially merging with Google’s hardware division after operating independently following the Alphabet restructuring in 2015. Now, at this year’s Google I/O, we’re starting to see the real effects of that decision.

Most notably, the “Works with Nest” program that highlighted smart home gadgets which work seamlessly with Nest devices is being killed off. Works with Nest allowed devices  [Read More…]

Google launches new Playmoji pack for Detective Pikachu

Google’s bringing more movie characters to the AR world.

You might have logged hundreds of hours on Pokémon Go, but Pikachu and his friends have never been as interactive as they are with new Pokémon Detective Pikachu Playmoji pack.

Launching today in Playground, the new Playmoji pack allows you to use your camera and add Detective Pikachu, Charizard, Jigglypuff, and Mr. Mime to your photos. All you have to do is open your camera and drop one  [Read More…]

Nokia 4.2 officially launches in the U.S. for just $189 on May 14

The phone brings face unlock and a Google Assistant button.

At this past MWC in February, Nokia unveiled a heap of new smartphones for its 2019 lineup — one of which was the Nokia 4.2. The Nokia 4.2 looked quite promising at the time as a really competitive budget handset, and a few months later, Nokia’s confirmed that it’s launching in the United States on May 14 for $ 189.

From a design point of view, the  [Read More…]

Google Fit launches on iOS with support for Wear OS and Apple Watch

It’s available to download starting today.

Last year, Google completely overhauled Google Fit with a much-needed update. It’s been a great experience so far on Android, and as of April 24, it’s now heading to iOS.

Similar to Google Fit on Android, the iOS app tracks your activity in two main categories — Heart Points and Move Minutes. Heart Points are earned for intensive workouts and Move Minutes add up throughout the day as you keep moving.

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Meizu 16s launches as high-end hardware with mid-range price tag

Meizu, the Chinese hardware manufacturer who sits just outside of the top ten global smartphone makers, has just announced its newest device, the 16s. Arriving on the 16th anniversary of the brand, the phone delivers upper-tier hardware with a wallet-friendly price.

The new flagship phone has all the markings of a flagship experience, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a 6.2-inch HD+ AMOLED display, and 6GB/8GB memory options. With 128GB and 256GB (China only) storage capacities, it’s right in line  [Read More…]

HP launches the stylish new Chromebook 15 starting at $449

An attractive blend of style and power.

HP has a new Chromebook on the block, and this one is as stylish as it is powerful. The new HP Chromebook 15 includes a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen display with micro edge bezels on the sides. This beautiful touch display is perfect for working, using Android apps, or watching videos.

Speaking of working, the full-sized keyboard features a numeric keypad and is backlit from edge to edge, providing you number  [Read More…]

Galaxy A70 launches in India, Galaxy A80 slated to arrive in May

Samsung is set to continue the momentum with the Galaxy A70.

Samsung is keen on taking back the crown in India, and to that effect the South Korean manufacturer is releasing new phones at a frenetic pace. The Galaxy A70 is the latest in a long line of Galaxy A phones that have debuted this year, with the mid-ranger featuring three rear cameras, a massive 4500mAh battery, and an in-screen fingerprint reader.

On the hardware side of things,  [Read More…]