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France-based Wiko brings first phone to US market through Boost Mobile

French phone manufacturer Wiko on Tuesday announced it has begun selling its products in the US. Up first for the OEM is the Wiko Ride, an entry-level handset for prepaid buyers.

The Wiko Ride is a wallet-friendly phone that finds its home at Boost Mobile, a prepaid carrier under the Sprint umbrella. It’s an $ 80 device that gives consumers just enough to get going in the world of smartphones.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Wiki Ride features a  [Read More…]

HTC might be looking to exit the Chinese smartphone market

The company has pulled its phones from Tmall and JD.

What you need to know HTC has stopped selling its phones at Tmall and JD in China. “Due to the consideration of HTC China’s long-term business strategy.” The company will keep selling phones on its own online site.

Once one of the undisputed Android kings, HTC’s smartphone division has been in a rut for quite a while now. Most recently, the company made a decision that strongly  [Read More…]

Arlo is about to enter the video doorbell market, first option coming soon

A video doorbell has been missing from Arlo’s home security lineup… until now.

A video doorbell from Arlo is on the horizon. The product has been confirmed by Arlo and partner I-View Now in joint press releases at their respective websites, first spotted by Zatz Not Funny. While Arlo’s home security cameras have proven popular with consumers, a video doorbell has been notable absent from the company’s product lineup. The company even released a smart doorbell without  [Read More…]

Nokia is taking over the mid-range market and I’m good with that

I’m happy to drool over a delicious new flagship like the Samsung Galaxy S10 — I have so many cases lined up to test with mine when it arrives this week — but when I was watching the livestreams and the hype from Mobile World Congress last month, what caught my eye wasn’t the folding screens or the in-screen fingerprint sensors. What caught my eye was Nokia, continuing to save the budget market and offer some of the  [Read More…]

Chrome OS tablets are slowly coming to market; which one’s right for you?

Chrome OS is light, speedy, and it runs well on both low-end and high-end hardware, so you’d think that every manufacturer would have a Chrome OS tablet on the market right now, right? WRONG. Chrome OS is still something that is greatly-improved with a keyboard, and while touch-optimization has made leaps and bounds in recent years, we’ve only seen Chromebook tablets become a thing in the last year, so there’s not much to choose between right now, but thankfully, there  [Read More…]

Wear OS accounts for less than 12% of the U.S. smartwatch market

Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit make up 88% of all smartwatch sales.

While the smartphone market may be sitting at a standstill right now, the smartwatch market is currently growing. According to an analysis from research firm NPD, dollar sales of smartwatches in the U.S. increased by a massive 51% in November 2018 compared to November 2017 — resulting in total sales of $ 5 billion. As for unit sales, those saw an even larger 61% increase.

What’s  [Read More…]

New job listings reveal Google’s getting into the wearables market

Are we getting one step closer to the long-awaited Pixel Watch?

Over the years, we’ve seen Google’s Pixel brand attached to smartphones, smart speakers, Chromebooks, and even a pair of wireless earbuds. Now, according to two new job listings, it looks like the company is eager to start crafting Pixel wearables.

On the Google Careers site, Google recently published applications for “Vice President, Hardware Engineering, Wearables” and “Wearables Design Manager, Consumer Hardware.”

The job description for the  [Read More…]

Samsung’s latest Exynos 7904 chipset is tailored for the Indian market

Samsung says the Exynos 7904 will deliver ‘high-end multimedia capabilities’ in the mid-range segment.

Samsung has lost a lot of ground to Xiaomi in India over the last two years, but the South Korean manufacturer is finally going on the offensive. The company is all set to launch the Galaxy M series in the country on January 28, with the phones set to be positioned against Xiaomi’s Redmi lineup.

Ahead of the launch, Samsung has launched the  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new Infinity Flex Display will come to market in phones in 2019

Get ready for modern phones to be flexible.

Samsung took the stage at its developer conference to announce all sorts of new products and features, but the headline-grabbing one is its new flexible display technology called “Infinity Flex Display.” That’s an evolution of the current “infinity display” branding we see used on Samsung’s last couple generations of flagship phones, and this marks an entirely new generation of technology. It’s launching alongside a yet-to-be-named Samsung-branded flexible phone, currently  [Read More…]

Back Market: saving the environment one phone at a time

Your smartphone is the most important gadget in your life, but do you really need to buy a new one every year? Tech companies certainly hope you will, but you should try and think beyond your craving for shiny new gadgets.

Consider the fact that electronic waste is a total nightmare on the environment, next time you’re on the market for a new handset. It’s also unnecessary waste because many old devices have parts that still work.

You see manufacturing,  [Read More…]