Tag Archives: devices

The Asus Tinker Board is a powerful Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video

Asus just jumped into the mini PC game with a solid choice for 4K video-capable entertainment computer. The company is currently selling the Asus Tinker Board in the UK and Europe with prices starting around 46 pounds—about $57. That’s quite a bit more than the top-end Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which has an MSRP of $35 but usually sells for ... Read More »

Samsung details 8-point battery safety check for all new devices

Now that Samsung has finally come clean on the cause of the Galaxy Note7 fires that spawned a global recall and a months-long flight ban, the focus can finally turn from blame to prevention. To safeguard against future issues, Samsung has implemented an 8-point Battery Safety Check Test, which “involves putting our batteries through extreme testing, inside and out, followed ... Read More »

Nougat update could bring fingerprint gestures on current Galaxy devices

The Galaxy Beta program is currently in the full swing of things and part of that program is taking suggestions and feedback from participants of the program. According to a reply received from a tester, Samsung is pleased to announce that it it “trying to improve the features of the Fingerprint Scanner. A beta program tester suggested that the fingerprint ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series devices will get Nougat update, report confirms

Samsung will roll out the Android Nougat update to its Galaxy A (2016) series devices as well, according to a new report. This means that the 2016 iterations of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, and Galaxy A9 Pro will all get the update. There’s, however, no word on exactly when the roll-out would begin, ... Read More »

Android 7.1.1 Nougat will likely hit Nexus devices on December 6

Amid the ongoing Nougat update frenzy in the smartphone realm, it appears Nexus owners will, once again, be blessed with bragging rights for running the latest and greatest Android version. This is all thanks to Google and the decision to thankfully continue supporting the Nexus line with bleeding-edge AOSP builds, even after the company threw its glove into the smartphone ... Read More »

‘Night mode’ (eye strain reduction) could make a return on Nexus devices

Many were upset that ‘Night mode’ went missing on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X once the Android Nougat 7.1 beta OTA was installed. After much buzz about the omission of Night mode, Ian Lake from Google spoke about why the feature went missing: “it requires driver support that is no present on Nexus devices,” This was about a couple ... Read More »

Xperia G3112 and G3121 should be Sony’s first 2017 devices

Sony is already looking forward to next year and has already registered two phones with a Russian regulatory body. The Sony Xperia G3121 and G3112 are their internal model numbers, which doesn’t tell us much except to suggest they may be mid-range or even low-end devices. The Xperia E4 a while back had a number of G2104. Sony’s internal numbers ... Read More »

iOS 10 is running on 66% of devices less than a month after release

iOS 10 officially went out on September 13. And today, less than one month from that moment, 66% of supported devices are already running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. This is a record breaking achievement, even compared to past iOS updates. They all do well when it comes to adoption (especially against Android), but iOS 10 has ... Read More »

Moto ‘batwing’ isn’t going away, new boot animaition for all Moto devices

“Hello Moto” was Motorola’s slogan for a long time, since around or before the time of theRAZR flip phone. This iconic slogan was also a default ringtone for many who owned Motorola Handsets. Although some might not know it, Motorola’s ‘batwing’ is one of the most iconic logos when it comes to cellphones and communications. Since Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola ... Read More »

Faster, longer-range Bluetooth 5 to reach devices soon

A new version of the Bluetooth wireless spec will be coming to devices soon, giving users faster connectivity among devices over longer distances. The new version, Bluetooth 5, is a big upgrade over Bluetooth 4.2, the current specification. In a clear line of sight, the range of Bluetooth 5 could stretch to 400 meters, said analysts at The Linley Group ... Read More »