Tag Archive: NextGen


Next-gen Moto Mods wll bring sticky notes, advanced audio to the Moto Z

With the Moto Z2 just around the corner, Motorola is working on bringing out into the world some seriously awesome, new Moto Mods. The company has invited thirteen teams including the grand winners of the Indiegogo “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” and other regional heckathons to spend time in Chicago. During this time, the teams pitched […]

Next-gen Amazon Alexa-enabled devices will be able to make phone calls, act as intercoms

Amazon’s Echo connected speaker proved to be surprisingly popular with consumers across the globe. To such an extent that Echo alternatives soon started popping up, the Google Home being among the most notable. While companies like Samsung are only now entertaining the idea of a connected speaker complete with a virtual assistant, Amazon is apparently […]

Samsung’s Exynos processors to power Audi’s next-gen infotainment systems

You want high-end processors in everything, even your car.

Samsung doesn’t use its own Exynos processors in all of its phones and tablets, but it has struck a deal with Audi to start using its chips in its cars to power its next-generation infotainment systems. The announcement states that Samsung will be providing its “flagship” processors, which bodes well for the performance of in-dash applications.

While Audi has various other deals with chip makers to run  [Read More…]

Next-gen fingerprint sensors will live under the glass

Optical fingerprint sensors could be the future.

Next-generation fingerprint sensors won’t be tied to specific buttons, nor will they require cutouts that take up precious space on the phone. Companies like Synaptics now have fingerprint sensor solutions that can be embedded under a phone or tablet’s display glass, “capable of high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass and enables clean, button-free industrial designs,” the company said in a press release.

That is good, because while  [Read More…]

Amazon’s next-gen Echo speaker will have a 7-inch display, coming early 2017

Amazon’s Echo connected speakers has been dominating the smart home ecosystem for a few years despite Google offering its own alternative. Now if you have considered purchasing an Echo this holiday season, you might want to wait a little bit. According to a new report coming out of Bloomberg indicates that Amazon is working towards

Qualcomm announces next-gen top-tier Snapdragon 835 based on 10nm FinFET

After releasing the somehow problematic Snapdragon 810 in 2015, Qualcomm had a relatively quiet year so far. Its current-gen top of the line, Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 haven’t inherited the overheating problems of the Snapdragon 810 and lots of OEMs have trusted Qualcomm to bring power to their flagships. Well today the chip making

Huawei announces next-gen Kirin 960 processor

New chip boasts Mali-G71 MP8 GPU and ARM Cortex-A73 cores, upgraded networking tech.

Today at a press conference in Shanghia, China, Huawei officially unveiled the chip that’s expected to feature in its next flagship phone when it’s announced in early November. The Kirin 960 processor uses four of ARM’s new, high-performance Cortex-A73 cores and four low-powered A53 cores, produced using a 16nm manufacturing process. It’s also the first processor to use ARM’s Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for  [Read More…]

LG V20: Imagining a next-gen, ‘phablet-class’ LG phone

After the flop of the G5, LG could do just about anything with the anticipated follow-up to the V10. Let’s look into our crystal ball and imagine how a larger, beefier LG smartphone might materialize.

The LG V10 was one of the more underrated phones of 2015 — in many ways, the logical conclusion of the plastic Android smartphone. The hardware was a weird mishmash of metal and plastic. Performance was fast. The screen was pretty  [Read More…]

Button, begone — LG unveils next-gen fingerprint sensor under glass

You nearly can’t (or at least, probably shouldn’t) buy a high-end phone today that doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. And LG has just unveiled the next generation of the security feature, getting rid of the button and moving things under the phone’s glass.

The development comes out of LG’s Innotek branch, and incorporates the same secure fingerprint authentication without the need for a separate sensor — just place your finger on a designated portion of the  [Read More…]

Motorola is going to unveil the next-gen Moto 360 on September 8

The second-generation Moto 360 has been leaked extensively over the last few weeks, with Motorola’s upcoming smartwatch expected to offer more customization options when compared to its predecessor. It looks like Motorola will unveil the smartwatch on September 8, according to an image shared by Lenovo on Weibo.