Mobile

Apple Pay’s adoption rate hits 35% mark in US; service coming to GAP next year

Apple has revealed that the adoption rate for its mobile payments service – Apple Pay – in the US has crossed the 35% mark, which translates into 4 million locations. The revelation was made by Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey. Bailey noted that the service’s adoption in the country jumped from 4% to 35% in just two years. Commenting on ... Read More »

ZTE announces Nougat preview program for Axon 7 users in US

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has announced a Nougat preview program for users of its Axon 7 smartphone in the United States. Those with units carrying model number A2017U will be able to participate in the program. To join the program, you first need to create an account (if you don’t have one already) at ZTE US Community. Once that is ... Read More »

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw lands on the Google Store

After the Huawei Watch dropped out of the Google Store listing, it has since been replaced by the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw. We first talked about this watch back when it released, along with its sibling, the Access Dylan, which is a sporty version. The Bradshaw, in comparison, is a very large, traditional watch with a lot of bling for ... Read More »

Google is finally testing separate Apps and Games sections in the Play Store

One of the more baffling design choices that Google’s made a long time ago in its Play Store for Android has to do with the fact that apps and games are grouped together in one section, under the Apps & games heading. This obviously doesn’t make a lot of sense, since besides the fact that both categories consist of software ... Read More »

Huawei P9 and Mate 8 start receiving Nougat update

If you recall, earlier this month, Huawei officially announced its Nougat update plans, revealing that the Mate 8 and P9 will be the first devices getting the update, something which the company said will happen in Q1, 2017. However, a recent rumor suggested that the update will be pushed out – at-least to the units in China – on December ... Read More »

Xiaomi will likely unveil a new electric vehicle on December 12

Xiaomi is no stranger to experimenting with all sorts of products, spanning from light bulbs to air purifiers. In the western world, we mostly get glimpses from the smartphone business, but there are equally interesting and compelling offers on various accessories, TVs and other multimedia equipment that typically never leave the company’s home market. Some of you might remember the ... Read More »

Another Samsung patent gives a clearer picture of the upcoming foldable phone

It appears the Samsung foldable phone plot is thickening yet again. Another interesting patent has surfaced online, showing a brand new design concept for a foldable handset, with bendable displays and what appears to be a detachable camera module. Samsung foldable phone This comes as yet another piece in a puzzle that has coming together for over three years now. ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge Nougat beta update brings December security patch, other changes

Samsung has started pushing out a new Nougat beta update to eligible Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units, making it the third build that the South Korean company has rolled out as part of the beta program. Weighing in at around 530MB, the update brings along Android security patch for the month of December. Several other changes are included as ... Read More »

Honor sends press invites for December 16 event, it’s about Magic

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor yesterday released a teaser about a Magic smartphone, purported as a Mi Mix competitor. We were promised more information on December 7 and indeed Honor gave us a few more info bits. Honor is now officially inviting the press for a special event on December 16. The star of the show will be the Magic smartphone, a ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab2 arrives in India, to go on sale starting December 9

As scheduled, the Lenovo Phab2 has arrived in India. The device carries an INR 11,999 (around $175) price tag and will be available for purchase in the country starting this Friday (December 9) through Flipkart. Both Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold color options will be available. Follow Lenovo India [email protected]_in Prepare for a #PHABFriday! The stunning PHAB 2 has arrived. ... Read More »