Tag Archive: Reportedly


Google to reportedly launch Pixel Watch, new Nest camera, and more in 2019

Looks like Google’s got a lot up its sleeves for us this year.

Ever since 2016 with the launch of the original Pixel and Google Home, Google’s been proving year after year that it’s serious about hardware. Thanks to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, we now have an early look at what to expect from Google in 2019.

The first product Nikkei mentions is Google’s “first non-premium smartphone” that’s expected to be priced lower than  [Read More…]

Fitbit Versa 2 reportedly leaked in new renders

The new Pink and Cyan Blue colors are gorgeous.

Last year’s Fitbit Versa was one of the better smartwatches to be released, and now thanks to TechnoBuffalo, we have what’s reportedly leaked renders of the yet-to-be-announced Fitbit Versa 2.

Looking at the renders, the Versa 2 looks very similar to last year’s first-gen Versa. There’s still water resistance up to 50M, a heart-rate sensor on the back, and from what we can tell, the body is identical  [Read More…]

Samsung reportedly acquires Israeli company to improve its dual-camera tech

Samsung is said to have shelled out $ 155 million to acquire Israeli camera tech company Corephotonics.

Samsung has recently unveiled phones with three and even four rear cameras, and it now looks like the company is making moves to improve its multi-camera technology. The South Korean giant is said to have paid nearly $ 155 million to acquire Israeli camera tech company Corephotonics, according to Globes.

Samsung Ventures was already a key investor in Corephotonics —  [Read More…]

Sonos is reportedly creating a pair of high-end headphones

But they probably won’t be ready until 2020.

Since it was founded in 2002, Sonos has been focused on creating high-end, easy-to-use audio products for the home. As we’ve seen over the years, this has included things like smart speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, and more. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Sonos is in the process of creating its first gadget that can be used anywhere.

More specifically, Sonos is creating a pair of headphones.

“People familiar  [Read More…]

Verizon is reportedly working on a game streaming service for Android

Verizon Gaming is currently in alpha testing on the NVIDIA Shield Android TV.

With things like Google Project Stream and Xbox Project xCloud in the works, it’s evident that cloud-based game streaming is going to be a big deal in 2019 and beyond. According to a report from The Verge, another company that’s looking to tap into this niche is Verizon.

Verizon’s game service, called “Verizon Gaming”, is reportedly in alpha testing right now on the NVIDIA  [Read More…]

Essential reportedly cut around 30% of its employees

It’s no secret that Essential’s been faced with rough waters for the past few months, but things appear to be worse than some might have expected. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Andy Rubin startup has now let go about 30% of its entire workforce.

Essential’s hardware and sales teams were the main focus of these cuts, and in an email, a spokeswoman for Essential said the following:

This has been a difficult decision to make. We  [Read More…]

Essential is reportedly making a phone based primarily on voice commands

Development of the Essential Home has also apparently been put on hold.

The future of Essential has been something of a mystery for the last few months, but thanks to a report from Bloomberg, we now have new details on the company’s latest project that should hopefully give it a new lease on life.

Although the Essential Phone 2 is dead, it’s reported that Andy Rubin and his team at Essential are developing a new type of  [Read More…]

Google is reportedly planning to launch a censored search app in China

This would mark the first time Google Search has been in China since 2010.

While going to Google to search for virtually anything is a common practice for many of us, the same isn’t true for people in China. The Chinese government’s strict censorship rules ban a regular version of Google Search from operating in the country, and while that won’t be changing anytime soon, a new report from The Intercept claims that Google’s working with the  [Read More…]

HTC is reportedly exiting the Indian market altogether

Unable to compete against the likes of Xiaomi and Vivo, HTC is leaving India.

The last few years have been dismal for HTC in India. The Taiwanese manufacturer was largely to blame for its missteps in the country — time and again, HTC launched products that were priced ridiculously high, were vastly inferior, or a combination of both. HTC also failed to adapt to the onslaught of Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, and OPPO, and as a  [Read More…]

Google reportedly planning to launch a game platform to rival PlayStation and Xbox

Google is said to be working on a game streaming service and an Android-based gaming console.

It looks like Google is planning to launch a game streaming service to take on the likes of PlayStation and Xbox. We’ve been hearing rumors of a subscription-based game streaming service — codenamed Yeti — from as far back as February, with the company said to be working on an Android-based gaming console to complement the streaming service.

Jason Schreier over  [Read More…]