Tag Archive: Sorry

Want under-display cameras? Sorry to burst your bubble, says Xiaomi

The camera’s quality and the pixel density of the screen are at loggerheads with one another.

What you need to know Despite a lot of excitement surrounding the tech, under-display cameras have not yet made it to market. As Xiaomi VP Lu Weibing explained this week, the technology is just not ready for prime time yet. One of the issues has to do with the extremely high pixel density on most modern phones.

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Sorry, the headphone jack isn’t coming back

And it’s going to be okay. Really.

Throughout the process of writing the Galaxy Note 10+ review, from our initial first impressions updates to publishing my final definitive version, it was extremely interesting to see just how little outcry there was regarding the loss of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Be it in the article comments, in our forums, or on Twitter, people had plenty to say about everything … except the physical audio interface.

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Bixby isn’t dead or going away anytime soon — sorry

Samsung can’t let Bixby die because it’s about far more than just the on-phone assistant.

Every time someone mentions Bixby within the context of the smartphone enthusiast crowd, it’s typically met with a range of responses from a laugh to downright disgust. Our guide for how to disable Bixby on your phone, which nominally targets more casual Galaxy owners, is incredibly popular. If you look at these signals, it leads to a general feeling that Samsung is  [Read More…]

Sorry, Galaxy S8 users: Bixby voice assistant remains delayed

The Wall Street Journal reports we won’t see it until “at least late June.”

There are so many features the Samsung Galaxy S8 has going for it; it’s almost bezel-less, it has the best display on the market, and it’s a wondrous performer. But one thing it does not have going for it is its own virtual assistant. It’s been two months since the launch of Samsung’s big phone release and there’s still no Bixby in sight.

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Sorry, Verizon users: Bixby is even more crippled on the Galaxy S8

Adding insult to injury, half of Bixby Vision’s functionality doesn’t yet work if you’re on Big Red’s network.

We’re all a little bummed about Bixby. Samsung’s version of its virtual assistant isn’t everything we’d hoped it would be, especially from a company as big and as established as one of the world’s major smartphone manufacturers. And to make matters worse, Verizon users won’t be able to use half of the one part of Bixby that works — Bixby Vision.

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Sorry, the OnePlus Australia website is fake

We know you want to see OnePlus sales in Australia, but this isn’t going to help.

OnePlus has yet to bring its phones to Australia, and it still doesn’t have any public plans to do so despite the appearance of a new oneplus.com.au website. Going to that URL sure looks legit, closely mimicking the main OnePlus website design and saying “We’re Bringing OnePlus to Australia” — but as Ausdroid found, the website actually has no affiliation with OnePlus at  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Saying sorry

Some Sunday thoughts from cottage country.

It’s hard to say sorry. Big companies especially need to get better at it. Hell, I’m Canadian and say it all the time and still need to get better at it.

What struck me about this whole Note 7 mess is that Samsung just hasn’t made people feel good enough about its response. It did all the right things — got the phones back en masse, issued new ones quickly,  [Read More…]

The sad, short, sorry saga of the Galaxy Note 5 S Pen

The echo chamber that is the tech journalism crowd (card-carrying member right here) has taken what started with a chuckle and turned into a full-fledged -gate the story of the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen — and the fact that it’s very much possible to get it stuck in the body of the phone. There’s a lot of joking and plenty of gnashing of teeth — some warranted, some the usual Twitter fodder.

So let’s get down to it.

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The TV Show 11: Doctor Sorry. So sorry…

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you’re watching from the Chromecast in your living room or streaming to your Android phone or tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene talk Doctor Who season 4, marrying the Doctor’s daughter, thinking through your anti-life plans, the end of the beginning of River Song, bionic companions, Time Lord bonds, and non-ginger regenerations.

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Sorry, Peoria, you’re only still testing LTE


Good news and bad news here, for you folks in Peoria, Ill. You indeed are seeing fleeting Verizon 4G LTE signals in your fair city, according to the Journal Star. The bad news? You’re still just in the testing phase. Hey, there are worse problems to have, we reckon.

Source: pjstar.com; Thanks, Joel!