Jan 27th - Facebook has done a good job of keeping its apps separate from each other, giving each of them their own personality, but it seems that the company now plans on unifying their underlying infrastructure.
Jan 27th - We’re seeing how increased optical zoom is becoming a focus of smartphone makers these days, but why focus only on zoom lens? Why not start exploring the potential benefits of including ultra wide-angle lenses as well?
Jan 27th - Following the rumors, it appears that Xiaomi’s CEO has confirmed and has even shown off a concept foldable phone that the company is working on. From what we can tell, it’s pretty wild and might just convince us that foldable phones are the next big thing.
Jan 26th - Google I/O usually plays home to a bunch of new announcements from Google, such as the launch of new products and services, updates to existing products like Android and Chrome OS, so you can bet we are pretty excited for this year’s Google I/O event which will be kicking off this May.
Jan 26th - In-display fingerprint sensors might have been off to a slow start in 2018. The Huawei P30 series has now been rumored to be taking advantage of the technology in addition to a periscope-style zoom lens.
Jan 25th - A strange bug has suddenly started listing a bunch of games on the web version of the Google Play Store as being “incompatible”. For now if you need or want to download these games, going through your phone’s Play Store app is the only solution for now, but hopefully a fix will arrive soon.
Jan 25th - LG is largely expected to officially launch a new flagship this year at MWC 2019, and that model will come in the form of the LG G8 ThinQ. New renders of the handset have been leaked and we have to say that from what we can tell, it is a little disappointing.
Jan 24th - Vivo’s smartphone efforts have actually been rather impressive, although given that other brands like Samsung and Huawei are more popular, many tend to overlook what Vivo has to offer. That could change as the company’s Apex 5G concept smartphone has been unveiled and it is already the talk of the town.
Jan 24th - There have been rumors swirling the internet that suggests that OPPO could be looking to dip their toes into the foldable smartphone waters. There is a good chance those rumors could be true based on OPPO’s teaser for MWC 2019.
Jan 24th - If you thought that smartphone manufacturers removing the 3.5mm headphone jack was bad, we can’t imagine how some users will feel with the Meizu Zero which has removed pretty much everything.
Jan 23rd - By now we’ve all pretty much assumed that interacting with our phones via touch is the main way of doing so, but it seems that LG could be challenging our beliefs by potentially introducing a touchless way of using our smartphones.
Jan 23rd - Android and iOS have effectively turned the smartphone world into a duopoly, but maybe it’s time for a viable third option which would give consumers more choice and light a fire under Google and Apple.
Jan 23rd - Dark mode is a feature starting to make its way into more apps these days, and if the current iteration of Twitter’s dark mode isn’t to your liking, it seems that Twitter’s CEO is aware of it and is already working on a “fix”.
Jan 22nd - Misinformation is a problem that seems to be particularly prevalent in recent days, and WhatsApp wants to do something about it by limiting the message forwarding feature.
Jan 22nd - Mobile payment services have been around for a while now and they have found their way to various retailers. However there have been some notable holdouts, such as Target, although that has since changed for the better.