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Future ARM Chips May Have SIM Cards Build Into Them

Anyone paying attention to the consumer electronics market knows that the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be huge. In many ways, it already is, as we've been seeing a lot of growth within the smart home industry for a couple of years now. Some newer IoT devices becoming so essential that they need...

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact Leak Reveals 18:9 Displays, Rear Fingerprint Sensors

There have been rumblings of new Sony phones for a while now, and a few of them are rumored to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) in Barcelona later this month. Now, more information has been revealed about the company's forthcoming lineup, including a full list of specs and even a prototype image of the...

Honor 9 Lite Unboxing and First Impressions

The Honor 9 Lite is the latest phone to come from Honor, and is available in India starting at ₹10,999 ($170 USD). In this video we will unbox the new phone and give our first impressions.Honor 9 Lite SpecsChipset HiSilicon Kirin 659Display 18:9 1080 x 2160 pixels 5.6″RAM 3/4GBStorage 32/64GBCamera Quad Lens: 13 MP + 2 MP, 1080pBattery 3000 mAhThe 3GB model of the...

Qualcomm Announces New AI Platform, Snapdragon 845 VR Headset Reference Design, and More

Mobile World Conference, the world's largest gathering of smartphone OEMs, chipmakers, and telecom companies, is just weeks away. Ahead of the festivities, Qualcomm took the wraps off a slew of technologies it'll be highlighting at the show, including a multi-device Bluetooth audio feature for Snapdragon chipsets, a new artificial intelligence platform, a refreshed mobile VR...

The Xiaomi Mi 7 may launch with an OLED Panel and an Always on Display Feature

As we approach the beginning of Mobile World Congress, we are hearing a lot of information about devices that may be unveiled at the event. We discovered that Samsung would be using augmented reality to show off the Galaxy S9 design to MWC attendees, for instance. Another phone that was pegged for launch at MWC...

[Update: Official Statement] Swype Keyboard for Android with Dragon Dictation has been Discontinued

For the longest time, one of the advantages of Android over iOS was the ability to use third-party keyboard apps available on the Play Store. These keyboards each provide their own unique features to make text entry a better experience. One of the pioneers in swipe-gestures in mobile keyboard apps, Swype, has been a mainstay...

‘Reply’ by Google prepares to support Telegram, Allo, Instagram, and more

Last week, a new experimental app called 'Reply' was made public. The app, made by Googlers at Area 120, started rolling out earlier today. It aims to bring smart reply functionality to many popular messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, Whatsapp, Android Messages, Slack, and Hangouts. However, hidden inside the app are hints that...

[Hands on] ‘Reply’ brings Smart Replies to Twitter, Hangouts, Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, and more

Last week, we heard about an interesting new application that is in development. Called 'Reply,' the app was made by Googlers from Area 120, an experimental division within Google. The app aims to bring smart reply functionality to chat/messaging apps that currently do not have it, such as Twitter, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Slack, Whatsapp,...

Exclusive: Samsung will show off the Galaxy S9’s design in Augmented Reality, here’s what it looks like

Next week at Mobile World Congress 2018, Samsung will be unveiling the new Galaxy S9 and S9+. The pair of smartphones will come with a new camera, new features, updated designs, and much more. Just the other day, prolific leaker Roland Quandt outed what is basically a final set of press renders for the two devices. There probably...

Official TWRP now available on the Honor View 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Honor is looking to improve their standing with the developer community, and so with the launch of the Honor View 10 also came with the Honor Open Source Program which aims to provide much-needed kernel sources in a timely fashion and APIs that allow developers to take advantage of AI capabilities in the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. Honor invited...

Android P will also Prevent Idle Background Apps from Recording you via Microphone

The next major version of Android, Android P, might be weeks away, but each passing day brings new breadcrumbs. One of the focuses of Android P appears to be protecting user privacy. Yesterday, we wrote about how Android P will impose limitations on "idle" background apps that request access to the camera. Following up on that,...

Samsung Internet Updated to v6.4, Enables Web Bluetooth by Default, Security Updates, and More

The default web browser on Samsung devices is called Samsung Internet. It is based on Google’s open source Chromium web browser, but Samsung has worked to add additional features such as an API to block ads. The last time we talked about a Samsung Internet browser update was last August with version 6.2, but this week...