Mobile

Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium

The success of wireless charging adoption from Apple’s competitors is something that Apple can no longer ignore. IHS Technology consumer survey data shows over 90% of consumers want wireless charging on their next device. We’ve been hearing about this for a while now and it almost seems like a sure deal. We can now say that with even more certainty, ... Read More »

[Flames] Red Meizu Pro 6 Plus shows up in live images

bruary 2017 Meizu Android Meizu is no stranger to unorthodox paint jobs and last summer we saw the Pro 6 in what was dubbed the Flames Red color scheme. Well, the Pro 6 Plus has now shown up on Weibo in a new color outside of the usual Pink-Rose-Gold spectrum. Meizu Pro 6 Plus in red It’s an even brighter ... Read More »

Google App v6.13 to bring Google Assistant to non-Pixels, or at least maybe

Google’s personal assistant, quite creatively called Google Assistant, is so far only officially available on the Pixel and Pixel XL, as smartphones go. However, a new alpha release of the Google app (v6.13) for users signed up to the beta channel suggests that might be changing in the near future. The folks over at Android Police report that the app ... Read More »

Only the 5-inch iPhone 8 to have a glass back, wireless charging

Another day, another contradicting iPhone rumor – when will it end? Well, next September is a pretty safe assumption. Anyway, in today’s batch of supposed specs for the future iPhone we have a 5-inch model that will be fitted with wireless (or rather, inductive) charging capability. Based on ‘reliable sources’ from Taiwan, Japanese blog Macotacara reports that only this 5-inch ... Read More »

New OneDrive for iOS update brings support for animated GIF files

Microsoft has pushed out a new update to the iOS client of its OneDrive app. The update, which bumps the app to version 8.8.9, brings along several changes, including support for animated GIF files. Aside from animated GIF support, the updated app now also lets you instantly switch accounts by tapping and holding on the Me tab. Those with work ... Read More »

Honor 8 Nougat update will start rolling out in US on February 11

While it was earlier announced to be coming on February 10, Huawei has now confirmed that the Nougat update for the Honor 8 smartphone will actually start rolling out a day later, i.e, on February 11. The announcement came in the form of a tweet from the US subsidiary of the Chinese company: GIPHY [email protected] Follow Honor USA @Honor_USA EMUI ... Read More »

Sony Xperia X Performance and HTC One M9 on Rogers getting Nougat update

Canadian carrier Rogers has started rolling out the Nougat update to Sony Xperia X Performance and HTC One M9 units on its network. The update brings along Android version 7.0 to both devices – for the X Performance, the update also includes support for VoLTE. The carrier’s OS upgrade schedule also reveals that Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge ... Read More »

Android 7.0 update restarts for Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet

Sony has re-issued the Android 7.0 update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet after it suspended it almost a month ago due to issues reported by early adopters. The update carries the build number 32.3.A.0.376 while the last update was 32.3.A.0.372. The firmware will be gradually rolling out to each Xperia device over the air but ... Read More »

Nokia offers to acquire Comptel for $370M

Nokia is no longer making phones as the rights to the brand belong to HMD Global, it’s still making telecom network equipment and is aiming to buy Comptel, a fellow Finnish software company in order to stay relevant in the 4G mobile broadband equipment production. Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei are the three biggest players on the global market for telecom ... Read More »

Latest Concept build for Sony Xperia X brings February security patch

Sony has started rolling out a new update to the Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company’s Concept for Android program. The update arrives as version 38.3.A.0.107 and brings along Android security fixes for the month of February. The update brings along changes related to the modem software as well as some stability improvements. It is currently ... Read More »