Google's Family Library is finally rolling out to users in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. Family Library enables family members (upto 6) to share purchased content in the form of eligible apps, games, movies, TV shows, or books across devices without needing to purchase them again. In-app purchases and some apps and games purchased before 2nd July 2016 are not eligible for sharing.
With LG's latest investment, the CEO of LG Display believes this 6th generation will be a "paradigm shift" to the OLED market. The new production line will be in the company's P9 plant in Paju, South Korea. It is said to begin mass production in the second half of 2018, and will produce 15,000 input sheets per month.
It's obvious that LG hasn't had the best year so far and the Q2 financial report from LG Display shows it hasn't been good for this subdivision either. While their overall revenue only dropped 13% compared to the same quarter last year, the company saw a 91% decrease in operating profit.
Sony has been at IFA for a while now so it shouldn't be any surprise that they've just confirmed they'll be there this year as well. Their press event will take place on September 1st at 13:00 CEST, but it's known what they will be announcing. Some have speculated that they'll finally announced the heavily leaked F833X device but even that is unclear at this time.
Thanks to a $2 billion acquisition, VIZIO is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of LeEco. This means that VIZIO will continue operating as they are, and you should still see their products on store shelves under the same brand name. This move is just the latest step in LeEco's plans of expanding their products and services into the United States.
Within the next 60 days, you'll see the following new application categories in the Play Store: Art & Design, Auto & Vehicles, Beauty, Dating, Events, Food & Drink, House & Home, and Parenting. On top of this, Google is also renaming the Transportation category to Maps & Navigation, and they're renaming the Media & Video category to Video Players & Editors.
There were reports earlier that Motorola would not commit to monthly security updates for its devices, including newly launched flagships. Motorola then mentioned that devices will receive security updates. However, with this latest statement, Motorola has clarified that security updates will come to devices, but not in a monthly fashion citing difficulty in doing update procedures on a monthly basis. Head on over to the source article to read the full statement.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is the company's thinnest BlackBerry to date. We've heard lots of rumors about this device (with TCL manufacturing it) and now we can see it is essentially a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. As with all BlackBerry devices though, it's the software and security is where the DTEK50 will shine.
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