Tag Archive: Europe


Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe lays off “dozens” of staff

Dozens of employees were reportedly laid off during the PlayStation 5 information released recently.

What you need to know Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has reportedly laid off dozens of employees. These layoffs took place at the same time as the PlayStation 5 information that was recently released. Employees affected believe this is part of a reorganization that centralizes the different branches.

According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Sony has laid off “dozens” of employees at  [Read More…]

Redmi Note 8 Pro debuts in Europe for €249

The Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available in Spain for a special launch price of €229 on September 26.

What you need to know Xiaomi’s mid-range Redmi Note 8 Pro has been launched in Europe at a starting price of €249. Redmi Note 8 Pro will go on sale in Spain starting September 26 in two variants. The smartphone made its debut in China last month and is one of the first phones to feature a  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 5 is now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Europe

Even though pre-orders are now open, the Xperia 5 will begin shipping in the U.S. only in early November.

What you need to know Sony’s latest “compact” flagship phone, the Xperia 5 can now be pre-ordered in the U.S. and Europe. The phone starts at $ 800 in the U.S. It sports a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect CinemaWide OLED display and runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Sony unveiled the Xperia 5 at its IFA 2019 press conference  [Read More…]

Snapchat is currently down across the US, UK, and Europe

No, it’s not just you.

What you need to know Snapchat went down on September 9 around 4 p.m. ET. Down Detector shows the outage affecting many parts of the U.S. and Europe. There’s no word on what caused the outage or when it will be back up.

If you’ve noticed Snapchat isn’t quite working right today, you’re not alone.

On September 9, 2019, Snapchat went down for many users across the globe. A check of Down  [Read More…]

Google Photos is finally getting face grouping across Europe

Face grouping will automatically sort photos of friends and family into an album for you.

What you need to know Google Photos is rolling out face grouping to users in Europe. Face grouping will create albums automatically for you by scanning and identifying the faces in them. If you don’t like Google scanning faces in your photos, the feature can be disabled in the settings.

Google Photos is one of Google’s most successful apps, and for good  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 Pro finally debuts in Europe as the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is just a rebadged version of the Redmi K20 Pro that was announced in May this year.

What you need to know Xiaomi has formally launched the K20 Pro in Europe as the Mi 9T Pro. Aside from a different moniker, the Mi 9T Pro is identical to the Redmi K20 Pro sold in other markets. The smartphone starts at €399 ($ 442) in Europe.

Xiaomi’s latest flagship killer, the Redmi K20  [Read More…]

Samsung’s market share in Europe jumped to over 40% in Q2 2019

Samsung shipped more phones in Europe in Q2 2019 than Huawei and Apple combined.

What you need to know Samsung and Xiaomi were the two big gainers in the European smartphone market in Q2 2019. Samsung’s market share increased to 40.6% in Europe in the second quarter of 2019. Xiaomi shipped 4.3 million smartphones in European markets in Q2 2019, a growth of 48% over the same period last year.

Samsung’s revamped Galaxy A series of phones  [Read More…]

Google will let Android users in Europe choose their default search engine

Users can pick their preferred search provider from a choice screen when setting up an Android device for the first time.

What you need to know Google will allow Android users in Europe to select their default search provider using a new choice screen starting in early 2020. A new choice screen listing various search providers will be shown to users when they set up a new Android phone or tablet in Europe. Google will hold auctions  [Read More…]

KnowRoaming’s new eSIM gets you connected in the U.S. or Europe for $10

I am an unabashed fan of the eSIM. The prospect of decoupling a phone from the physical SIM card that provides the means for connectivity to a particular carrier — and usually only one carrier — is very attractive. But for one reason or another, mainly having to do with the powerful carriers that provide the service, and the lucrative roaming agreements they make with providers in other countries, eSIM adoption has been molasses slow.

That’s slowly changing  [Read More…]

Android Pie is finally coming to the LG G7 in the U.S. and Europe

Verizon users appear to be the first to receive the update here in the U.S.

What you need to know The Android 9 Pie update is rolling out to LG G7 users in Europe and the U.S. The update includes gesture navigation, adaptive battery, and Cine Shot among other improvements. Verizon users appear to be the first to receive the update in the U.S.

At long last, LG G7 users outside of South Korea are  [Read More…]