Tag Archive: Connectivity

OPPO’s new Find X2 Lite comes with 5G connectivity, 48MP quad rear cameras

The phone has very little in common with the flagship Find X2 and Find X2 Pro models.

What you need to know OPPO has unveiled a new mid-range 5G phone, called the Find X2 Lite. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset and features a 48MP quad-camera setup on the back. It is actually a rebranded variant of the Reno 3 Youth that was launched in China earlier this year.

OPPO has quietly launched (via  [Read More…]

Google joins others to help develop a smart home connectivity standard

What you need to know Google and others are joining forces to improve smart home standards. Amazon, Apple, and others are in. There’s even a new website with all of the information, too.

The move should bring down some of the walls that hamper smart home setups.

Google has announced that it has joined forces with Apple, Amazon, and the Zigbee Alliance to work on the adoption of a new connectivity standard designed to make it easier  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro goes live with 5G connectivity and 30W wireless charging

The Mi 9 Pro 5G takes just 69 minutes to charge wirelessly.

What you need to know The Mi 9 Pro 5G has full coverage for China’s 5G carriers. A welcome addition is 30W wireless charging, which charges the phone from zero to 100% in just 69 minutes. You also get 40W wired charging, and the base 8GB/128GB model is just $ 520.

Xiaomi introduced 30W wireless charging earlier this month, and the tech is now making  [Read More…]

Galaxy A90 5G is Samsung’s first mid-range phone with 5G connectivity

Even though Samsung hasn’t confirmed it yet, the Galaxy A90 5G will likely arrive in the U.S. before the end of the year.

What you need to know Samsung has announced the Galaxy A90 5G, its first 5G-enabled A series smartphone. The phone runs on Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with the X50 5G modem. It is set to go on sale in Korea from September 4 and will “expand to additional markets thereafter.”

Samsung today  [Read More…]

Connectivity issues have stopped sales of the Amazon Echo Wall Clock

The clock will return “in the coming weeks.”

Amazon announced a ton of products at its fall hardware event late last year, one of which was its Echo Wall Clock. The gadget finally started shipping just about a month ago, but Amazon’s now stopped sales of it due to connectivity issues.

In a statement that was sent to The Verge, an Amazon spokesperson said:

We’re aware that a small number of customers have had issues with connectivity.  [Read More…]

Android Auto is fantastic with the addition of Google Assistant and wireless connectivity

Android Auto didn’t get an overhaul, but these new features are fantastic.

In case you hadn’t heard, CES 2018 is Google’s platform for showing how Google Assistant can be deployed everywhere. One of the places where it makes perfect sense to have a hands-free intelligent assistant is in the car, so naturally Google added it to Android Auto. At the same time, it announced the public availability of wireless Android Auto, which was first shown off conceptually at Google  [Read More…]

How to deal with Connectivity Issues for Star Trek: Bridge Crew on PSVR

Network issues are a common part of online gaming. But you can take control of the situation.

One of the coolest parts of Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the ability to group up with 1-3 of your closest friends and manning the Bridge of the USS Aegis.But your fun can quickly grind to a halt if one of you is having lag or connectivity issues. Fortunately, we have some tips if you find yourself in this unenviable  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s 205 Mobile Platform brings 4G connectivity to feature phones

Qualcomm will roll out sub-$ 50 feature phones with Category 4 LTE.

Qualcomm announced last week that it would move away from the Snapdragon branding for its lower-end platforms, and we’re now getting a first look at what that entails.

At an event in New Delhi, Qualcomm has introduced its latest product, an entry-level SoC aimed at the feature phone segment in emerging markets. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed primarily to bring 4G connectivity to  [Read More…]

Huawei Watch 2 with cellular connectivity coming in 2017

Another Huawei Watch coming your way in 2017.

With the new Android Wear 2.0 release just around the bend, we’ve been seeing a flurry of news surrounding wearable devices. The latest comes from Huawei, via a report from VentureBeat, with the Chinese manufacturer reportedly working on a followup to their Huawei Watch from 2015.

According to a source familiar to the company, the new model will allegedly be “sportier” than its predecessor, but still feature an identically  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 6 will allegedly offer USB Type-C connectivity

In what may be the most straightforward rumor regarding the Galaxy Note 6, the folks over at SamMobile are stating that the phone will offer USB Type-C connectivity.

There’s no confirmation that it will be USB 3.1 Gen 1, but logic dictates that Samsung will want to utilize the latest implementation of the USB standard. Other rumors regarding the Galaxy Note 6 suggest dust and water resistance, much like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, as  [Read More…]