Samsung announced Bixby right before its launch of the Galaxy S8, but the digital assistant didn’t become available to users until recently. From the reviews, I have mostly seen online and from what I have heard from friends, I must say that Bixby is the most misunderstood digital assistant out there.
Two days ago, Google announced acquiring part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion dollars. After this announcement, HTC confirmed that they are planning to and still working on launching a new flagship soon. According to Frandroid, HTC might be launching (in November) a phone that has similar features to those of the U11, whichContinue reading “HTC may soon be launching the U11 Plus”
Just as expected and explained earlier in a previous post, Huawei did exceed Apple in global sales recently (according to counterpoint). This might not remain the case, as Apple’s new iPhones will probably return Huawei to its third position. Becoming the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer, even for a brief moment, indicates that the company’s goalContinue reading “Huawei surpassed Apple in sales – becoming the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer!”
Good news to all programmers out there! Samsung just launched a bug bounty program, for those who are able to find “worthy” bugs. The program is aimed at finding bugs in both hardware and software.
Two weeks ago, Google introduced “video” to Google Maps (Android only for now). The feature is available to users that are part of Google’s Local Guides Program, a program that allows users to review restaurants, shops, and different areas they visit. Using this feature, users will be able to shoot 10-second videos right through theContinue reading “Video reviews now available on Google Maps”
With Apple’s recent unveiling of its new phones, we can only be sure of one thing, that these are really exciting times. I spent the better part of yesterday trolling people I know that are iPhone fans and woke up today to more than 10 messages telling me “They are good phones, what are youContinue reading “iPhone 8 and iPhone X – Thoughts and impressions”
At IFA 2017, Huawei announced the launch of the Kirin 970, its new SoC (System on a Chip) with AI capabilities, which the company is promoting as a mobile AI computing platform. The Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. It features a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which when comparedContinue reading “Mobile AI processor by Huawei”
As a gamer, having a desktop monitor that has a great resolution and offers high FPS, is important for a great viewing and gaming experience. Last month, Samsung announced launching the world’s largest QLED gaming monitor, the CHG90, at Gamescom 2017.
Here’s some good news for all those who don’t find 128GB or 256GB sufficient for their storage needs. SanDisk just announced the first MicroSD card with a storage capacity of 400GB, holding the name Ultra micro SDXC UHS-I. This is especially great news for tablet owners, such as the surface pro, that are in needContinue reading “SanDisk just made a 400GB MicroSD”
Among the smartphones launched at the beginning of 2017, the LG G6 was one of my favorites, and now, the company is back again with yet another great device. The LG V30 has just been announced two days ago and this device is an absolute beauty, inside and out. The least to say is thatContinue reading “LG V30 – specs and features”