Tag Archive: Promises


HMD’s new Nokia 8.1 promises 2-days of battery life

HMD Global this week unveiled a new smartphone in the form of the Nokia 8.1. The new device will go on sale in Europe, as well as the UK for the affordable price of €399 / £379.99 (or $ 452). Interested parties will be able to place an order for it come January 14.

The Nokia 8.1 is an upper mid-ranger coming with great specs. Among its major highlights is the spacious 6.18-inch FHD+ display that comes with HDR10 support.  [Read More…]

MediaTek Helio P70 chipset promises fluid gaming, fast LTE, and AI smarts

The P70 will start arriving in smartphones by this November.

Although it may not be as popular as Qualcomm here in the States, MediaTek is still one of the biggest names when it comes to mobile processors. The company just announced its latest chipset for smartphones, and it’s the MediaTek Helio P70.

The Helio P70 is the successor to the P60 from earlier this year and offers upgrades to both the CPU and GPU.

On the technical  [Read More…]

Google promises a fix to solve Pixel charging issue on Android 9

Update: Google has been made aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. In a statement sent to The Verge, the search giant said the following:

“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD  [Read More…]

TicWatch Pro smartwatch with two displays promises monster battery life

Update: The dual-display TicWatch Pro went on sale in the US. Customers can pick up from Amazon in exchange for $ 249.

The watch is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance and runs Google’s Wear OS out of the box. Most importantly, the TicWatch Pro claims to be able to offer a battery life of up to one month in what it calls Essential mode. This uses only the top display and some key sensors while turning Wear OS  [Read More…]

Motorola promises to change the way we use our phones on August 2

Maybe this is where we’ll get the Moto Z3?

Even though the Moto Z3 Play was just announced earlier this month, Motorola already has something else in store for us to check out.

The company just released a teaser video on YouTube highlighting a press event that’ll take place on August 2 at 2:00 PM at its headquarters in Chicago. For the video’s description, it reads:

Mark your calendar. On August 2, we’re making a big announcement at  [Read More…]

Wi-Fi Alliance announces EasyMesh, Qualcomm promises support for WPA3

EasyMesh will allow mesh routers from different brands to communicate with each other.

W-Fi is a crucial part of what allows our digital world to keep spinning, and today, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a brand-new standard to ensure it’s as easy-to-use as can be — EasyMesh.

Mesh Wi-Fi systems like Google Wifi and Eero are becoming increasingly more popular, and with EasyMesh, hardware from different brands will be able to work with one another.

Let’s say you’ve  [Read More…]

B&O Beoplay P6 promises 360-degree sound and 16 hours of battery life

All in one package that costs $ 399.

If you’re in the market for a new Bluetooth speaker and money isn’t an object, Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay lineup should be at the top of your radar. The company just announced its new Beoplay P6 speaker, and it’s being marketed as a “portable Bluetooth speaker” that looks darn nice.

As with all B&O products, the P6 is a sight for sore eyes. There’s a pearl blasted aluminum grill  [Read More…]

LG’s new ‘Global Software Upgrade Center’ promises Oreo for the G6 by end of April, improved stability

Committing to faster software updates is always a good move.

Ahead of the May 2 launch of the LG G7, the company has announced the opening of a new “Software Upgrade Center” at its headquarters in South Korea dedicated to improving the process of creating and releasing software updates for its smartphones. As the name would imply, the goal is pretty simple: “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates.”

The rest of  [Read More…]

Cloudflare’s new consumer DNS service promises a faster, more secure internet

Cloudflare has launched a new consumer DNS service aimed at speeding up your internet while making it more secure.

You’d be forgiven if DNS news wasn’t on your radar for April Fool’s day, but that’s just what Cloudflare served up this weekend. In what is very much not a joke, the company announced a new consumer DNS service called 1.1.1.1, with a focus on speed and privacy.

The problem that Cloudflare is trying to solve is what  [Read More…]

HMD promises Android P update to all current Nokia Android phones

HMD Global is committing to two platform updates for its Android phones.

HMD Global has done a fantastic job when it comes to rolling out monthly security updates to its Android phones, and the company said earlier this year that it’ll deliver the Oreo update to its entire portfolio of devices: the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the Nokia 8. HMD is now going one step further and stating that it will deliver the Android P update  [Read More…]