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Realme leaps to 108MP cameras with Realme 8 Pro; launches Realme 8 series, Smart Scale, and Smart Bulb

Realme products are known for their high value for money while the brand itself is popular for releasing a new product nearly every month. After launching the semi-premium Realme X7 series in February, the company is now launching the Realme 8 and the Realme 8 Pro globally for more price-conscious users. The Realme 8 Pro...

Realme will expand its product portfolio in India with more AIoT and lifestyle products

Since its debut back in 2018, Realme has primarily launched smartphones in the Indian market. But in an interview late last year, Realme India's CEO Madhav Sheth revealed that the company planned on launching more AIoT and lifestyle products in the country. Since then, Realme has launched several new products in the market, including TWS...

Google’s Android Things IoT platform will now focus on helping OEMs build Smart Speakers and Displays

Google announced Android Things as an internet-of-things platform back in 2017. The platform was intended to support a plethora of lightweight devices, but it has mainly been used to showcase Google Assistant-powered smart displays and speakers. Going forward, those are the only products Android Things will be certified for. In a post on the Android Developers...

Dublin Tech Summit 2018 Round-Up: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and More

Thousands from across the world descended upon Dublin's Convention Centre on April 18th and 19th for the Dublin Tech Summit. Attendees hope to learn something new about technology and the world around us. There was something for everybody, with topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to the Internet of Things to even the science behind music...

Qualcomm Announces The Vision Intelligence Platform, A Pair of Chipsets Designed For IoT Devices

Chipmaker Qualcomm is undoubtedly best known for its Snapdragon series, but there's more to the company's portfolio than smartphone-optimized system-on-chips (SoCs). Take its Internet of Things lineup, for example: in January, it announced the Home Hub Platform, designed with smart home speakers, screens, and all-in-one devices in mind. And on Wednesday, it took the wraps...

Mesh Networking is the Future of Smart Homes, According to Qualcomm

If you've shopped for a router anytime in the past five years, you've probably heard of mesh networking. It's a hot new category popularized by platforms such as Eero and Google Wi-Fi, and Qualcomm thinks it's the key to stable, fast, and reliable connectivity. The idea of a "smart home" used to be the stuff of dreams, but...

Project Treble Brings Extended Linux Kernel Security Support to Combat Fragmentation

One of the major issues for Android over the years has been device fragmentation. The Android version and Linux kernel version a device are on can have a massive impact on the device’s security and usability, and Google is making a concerted effort to improve Android’s update lifecycle with Project Treble. At Linaro Connect San Francisco...

Android Things Developer Preview 5 Released

With Android O on the horizon,  Android Things Developer Preview 5 has been released. With this comes a version jump to an Android O base, OpenGL ES 2.0 support and WebView support for the Raspberry Pi. There are also new Device Management APIs and permission now needs to be granted to an app to manage...

Samsung is Mass Producing the Exynos i T200, its First Exynos-branded IoT Chip

Samsung has a number of IoT products already and the company, along with many other technology companies, feels that this segment is ripe for growth. We know that Samsung likes to manufacture as many hardware components that are used in their phones as possible, and this new announcement is big for them. They have just...

Android Things Developer Preview 4 Released, New Hardware and Full Google Assistant SDK Added

Yesterday marked the release of Android Things Developer Preview 4, inching ever closer to the official release of Google’s low-power OS made for IoT devices. Details were posted in a blog entry on the Android-developers website. What’s New Earlier this month Google announced a partnership with AIY by releasing a co-produced build-your-own Google Home kit. Built on...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

T-Mobile Announces Two Cellular Plans for IoT Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) market is still fairly premature, though companies are hopping on the bandwagon expecting the market to explode in upcoming years. Companies seeking to capitalize on the next big thing are attempting to turn nearly everything, from door locks to toothbrushes, into smart devices. For the most part, these products connect...