Huawei may have suffered a setback at CES 2018, but they’re not going to let that put a damper on their MWC 2018 plans. They’ve announced a handful of new tablets in the MediaPad M5 family, and we’ll show you what they’re all about.
For all intents and purposes, the LG V30S ThinQ really is just the V30 again. It features most of the same specs as last year’s model, albeit with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB and some extra internal storage. It also comes in fancy new colors, and I do have to admit I like the Moroccan Blue.
Alcatel has kicked off MWC 2018 with a handful of new devices sporting a slim 18:9 aspect ratio. Why 18:9 instead of 2:1? Bigger numbers are better, of course.
There are three devices here: the 5 Series, 3 Series, 1 Series. They all have many of the same features, like the 18:9 FullView display, facial recognition, and a commitment to Android software updates, but there are a few key differences depending on which model you opt for.
Anybody who’s been in the Android scene since its inception has no doubt had some experience with one of HTC’s products. They lead the early charge into the mainstream smartphone market, and they’ve dabbled in just about everything from under Google’s umbrella.
Despite that great history, it’s no secret that HTC isn’t doing so well these days. To make that worse, they’re restructuring part of their smartphone business that’s set to hit the US especially hard.
With that being said, it looks like Google has pushed a YouTube update on Android TV that further tweaks the latest, non-Material Design aesthetic and brings some features that the last major update got rid of.
For years now leadership, management and self-improvement gurus have talked about people needing to establish a better work-life balance. Prepare for a new term to start being tossed about courtesy of Motorola who recently coined “phone-life balance.” The nature of that balance is in a bad place according to a recently completed study commissioned by Motorola who found far too many people are letting their mobile phones become the center of their lives instead of supporting their life activities.
It’s unfortunately a common occurrence these days. A new version of Android rolls out to a particular device, only to be abruptly suspended when a major bug is discovered. It’s definitely better to stop a defective update before too many unhappy users are affected, but impatient users also want these updates as fast as possible. If you’re not rocking an official Pixel phone, odds are those updates are slow to appear. In Samsung’s case, they finally began pushing out the long awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update a couple of weeks ago following a successful beta test, only to slam on the brakes a week later due to spontaneous rebooting. The good news is that the OTA update has now resumed for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it looks like it’s smooth sailing.
Unless you’ve been avoiding social media for the past week, you’ve probably heard just how much everyone hates the new Snapchat update. It’s been universally decried for being confusing, less organized, and more difficult to use than the older, perfectly functional layout.
The update is so bad it sparked a Change.org petition that garnered over one million signatures to reconsider the new design.
Snapchat’s response? They don’t care.
As manufacturers of electronic gadgetry continue to explore ways to shrink their wares, every conceivable component is scrutinized to try to figure out ways to minimize the size required. In the world of smartphones we have seen manufacturers do things like combine layers in the display screen or get rid of audio jacks in the name of slimming down devices. Chip design company ARM has announced they have developed some new specs to help companies save space that would otherwise be devoted to a SIM card. The design that ARM came up with would let an iSIM be built right into a processor chip alongside all the other specialized processing units.