Tag Archive: Public


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…]

Motorola’s new Beta Experiences program will let you test new Moto features before they’re public

Motorola is taking app development more seriously.

When you think of Motorola’s phones, you think more about the hardware than the software — not because the latter is bad, but because it’s pretty sparse, yielding to Google’s idea of what Android should be. But there are a few differentiating features, like Moto Voice and Display, that are tucked neatly into the Moto app pre-installed on every phone.

In Sao Paolo, Brazil this week, during the launch of  [Read More…]

Vivo Apex confirmed for public release, production to begin mid-2018

The phone of tomorrow will be here a lot sooner than we thought.

During MWC 2018, one of the gadgets that caught our attention the most was Vivo’s Apex concept phone. If you don’t recall the device by name, you probably remember it for its 91% screen-to-body ratio and front-facing camera that pops out of the top frame. Vivo was originally marketing the Apex as just a concept device, but now it’s been confirmed that the phone will actually  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T gets first public Oreo update with OxygenOS 5.0.2

OTA updates incoming!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – privacy and user security issues aside, one OnePlus’s biggest strengths lies with speedy software updates. The company launched an open beta of Android Oreo for the OnePlus 5T at the tail-end of December, and just a month later, a public Oreo build is already rolling out.

The exact software version is OxygenOS 5.0.2, and it’s the first public OxygenOS update that’s based on Android  [Read More…]

Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 ends, public build coming soon

The final Oreo build is just around the corner.

Ever since early November, Samsung’s been running a beta of Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 to test out new features and squash early bugs ahead of a public release. A leaked non-beta build from earlier this month suggested that Oreo would soon be available for the general public, and now it’s been confirmed that the Oreo beta will end on January 26.

Samsung’s started sending out notices  [Read More…]

Android 8.1 now shows how fast public Wi-Fi networks are before you connect

The latest feature in Android 8.1 Oreo introduces speed labels for public Wi-Fi networks.

Google has enabled a new feature in Android 8.1 Oreo that lets you see how fast a public Wi-Fi network is before you connect to it. Previously, all you could see was the signal strength indicator, so you had to manually connect to a network to gauge its speed. With the speed labels now in place, you can now get that information without having to  [Read More…]

Huawei’s Mate 10 shows its face in public for the first time

This is the Huawei Mate 10, and it looks familiar.

We’re nearing the end of the year — not in terms of months, but in terms of phone releases. Most companies want to get their devices into the hands of consumers by the holiday season, which only gives them until about mid- to late-October to do so. After the Pixels launch on October 4, the final flagship to look forward to (at least that we know of) is Huawei’s  [Read More…]

Android O Developer Preview 4 is out, public version imminent

Android O Developer Preview 4 is now available, so get it!

It’s Monday, which means Google is releasing another version of the Android O Developer Preview.

The fourth issue is the last, cleaning up any remaining bugs and allowing Google to now move forward to the final release, which, according to the post on the Android Developer Blog, is imminent.

As we put the finishing touches on the Android O platform, today we’re rolling out Developer Preview  [Read More…]

How to use public transit directions in Google Maps

Google Maps is an amazing resource for finding public transit information.

In addition to driving directions, Google Maps offers a wealth of options if you rely on public transit for your daily commute. The service gives you a list of the various forms of public transportation for your journey, and it also offers the ability to set a departure time and see the options available at that particular time.

Google Maps catalogs public transit information — including  [Read More…]

How-To: Using Google Maps for Public Transit

  Transit options and schedules Google Maps is great for seeing navigation options, traffic, and travel estimates. But what if you don’t have a vehicle or wish to take public transit? Well, Google Maps now goes a step beyond just being a map for drivers. Besides transit maps, Google Maps now provides, in many instances, […]