Tag Archive: Unveils

Google unveils Android Wear beta program, but it only supports one model

Oreo is coming to Android Wear — eventually.

Google has announced a very limited beta program for Android Wear, allowing its flagship smartwatch, the LG Watch Sport, to test out some upcoming features based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Today, we are launching the beta of the next Android Wear update. As we mentioned at Google I/O, this will mainly be a technical upgrade to API 26 with enhancements to background limits and notification channels.

The update is  [Read More…]

Google unveils Tez, a secure mobile payment system for India

There’s a new mobile payment service in India, and it’s directly from Google.

Google has unveiled a new mobile payments system for its growing Indian customer base called Tez that attempts to work with the country’s growing UPI standard to reach millions of customers overnight.

Long rumored to be developing a custom mobile payment solution for the unique demands of the Indian market, which is largely made up of inexpensive Android phones without NFC (precluding the use  [Read More…]

Huawei unveils Kirin 970 chipset for mobile AI

Artificial intelligence is a term that’s bandied around the tech world. Manufacturers want it, consumers crave it, and engineers are engaged in a fierce competition to crack the AI code. Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has spent time developing its own vision for AI. The company has spent years integrating machine learning into its Kirin chipsets. The research is paying off as Huawei has announced its first mobile AI chipset, the Kirin 970.

Revealed at IFA 2017 in  [Read More…]

Huawei unveils AI-equipped Kirin 970 processor at IFA 2017

Mate 10 CPU features 10nm process, Neural Processing Unit, first Mali G72 GPU, 1.2Gbps 4.5G modem.

At the company’s IFA keynote in Berlin, Germany, Huawei CEO Richard Yu officially unveiled the new Kirin 970 processor, which will feature in its upcoming Mate 10 flagship phone.

Huawei is focusing on AI in the new processor, an octa-core chip built on a 10nm manufacturing process, with 5.5 billion transistors. Kirin 970 will enable AI on the Mate 10 and  [Read More…]

Ultra Mobile unveils new data plans starting at $19/month

Following FreedomPop’s announcement of its new and super affordable annual plan, Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MNVO) Ultra Mobile also had some news to share this week. The company, which relies on T-Mobile’s network to provide service to its customers – revealed a new lineup of data plans for budget customers. Ultra Mobile’s base plan is […]

ASUS unveils flagship ZenFone 4 series at global launch event

ZenFone 4 Pro leads the pack with dual cameras and Snapdragon 835.

ASUS has taken the wraps off its latest line of flagship smartphones in the ZenFone 4 line. And as in previous years, the Taiwanese company is fielding a wide range of handsets targeting different kinds of consumers.

The new range is based around the standard ZenFone 4, the mainstream flagship, which is equipped with dual cameras and a Snapdragon 660 processor —  [Read More…]

Samsung unveils new Galaxy S8+ version in Rose Pink

Remember how a while ago we told you to expect some new color variants for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Well, Samsung has just pulled off the wraps a flashy “Rose Pink” version of the Galaxy S8+. But there’s a catch. The phone, most likely aimed at the female population, will be sold in […]

Nest unveils the 4K HDR CAM IQ with facial recognition

Nest has unveiled their latest smart home camera, the IQ. Similar in looks to the Nest outdoor camera, the IQ packs an 8-megapixel (4K) sensor that supports 12x digital zoom and HDR color. The camera doesn’t stream in 4K but rather uses that 4K video to supersample to 1080p for super clear video and a […]

Andy Rubin unveils the Essential Home, a privacy-focused Google Home alternative

Alongside the Essential smartphone, Andy Rubin’s new company has unveiled a second product called the Essential Home. The device looks like a hybrid between the Nest thermostat and the Amazon Echo Dot and features a round auto-display that can be activated in three different ways: by virtue of a voice command, a tap or by […]

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Max 2 with a massive 5300mAh battery

The Mi Max 2 delivers two-day battery life, will be able to charge other phones.

At a media event in Beijing, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Max 2. The phone retains the 6.44-inch Full HD display, and the highlight this time around is the 5300mAh battery, 450mAh more than what was included in its predecessor. Xiaomi is claiming a battery life of two days, touting over 18 hours of video playback, 21 hours of GPS navigation, and 57 hours of  [Read More…]