Mobile

Asus launches the Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4, and 5.2″ Zenfone 4 Max in the US

Today Asus is significantly expanding the Zenfone 4 family of smartphones in the US. The Taiwanese company launched the 5.5″ Zenfone 4 Max stateside last month, and now it’s being joined by a bunch of its siblings. Zenfone 4 Pro Let’s start with the top of the line offering, in effect Asus’ flagship handset at the moment. This one features a 5.5″ ... Read More »

LG G6, G6+, Q6, and X charge are now Amazon Prime Exclusive phones, cheaper with ads

The latest smartphone brand to join Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program is LG. Starting today, you can order four LG handsets through this arrangement, where you pay less for devices but have to put up with ads on the lock screen. The LG G6+ can be yours for $499.99 in this system, the G6 is priced at $399.99, the Q6costs $229.99, and the X charge is $149.99. Per ... Read More »

Pixel 2 Launch: Everything Google Announced at Its Hardware Event

HIGHLIGHTS The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched on Wednesday Google also launched new smart speakers, headphones, and VR headsets Only the phones and Daydream VR headset are confirmed for India right now At its hardware launch event on Wednesday, Google unveiled a number of new products – from smart speakers, to an AI powered camera that can automatically save clips ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) reaches the US on November 1, priced at $229.99

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is almost ready to make its debut in the US. Today the Korean company has officially announced that the tablet is headed to that market, where it will be released on November 1. You’ll be able to pick one up from Samsung’s own online store, in two colors: black and silver. The Galaxy Tab A ... Read More »

Skype for Android reaches 1 billion downloads

It’s been a busy year for Skype, Microsoft’s messenger. It reached version 8.0, added PayPal support and themes, it plays better with other apps too. And all that hard work has been rewarded as the Android app joined the 1 billion downloads club. Skype for Android hit 100 million downloads in July 2013, then grew to 500 million downloads back in February 2015 and has continued ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5X gets Red special edition in China

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (aka Mi 5X) got a fresh coat of paint – red paint. That’s in addition to the launch colors of Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Xiaomi Mi 5X in Red: on sale November 1 for CNY 1,500 Sales – both online and offline – will start on November 1 and price remains the same, CNY 1,500. This is ... Read More »

Samsung’s DeX Mobile-to-PC Transition Tool Can Soon Run Linux Desktops

HIGHLIGHTS Linux on Galaxy still in the works Developers can sign-up to get early access DeX Mobile-to-PC transition tool was announced earlier this year Samsung has announced that it is working on an app that will let developers run a Linux-based desktop using their Galaxy smartphones, thanks to the Samsung DeX platform. The move is clearly targeted at developers who ... Read More »

The Nikkei: Apple can ship only 20 million iPhone X this year

KGI estimated that Apple will ship 25-30 million iPhone X units this year, but information reported by The Nikkei points to an even lower number – “around 20 million”. It sounds like manufacturing issues started a long way back and even though they are clearing up now, it will still affect the launch. Apparently, the new OLED screens were the first issue to occur – ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets an option to correct image distortion

Sony introduced a new camera for the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia Xzs, which fixed the corner softness that was so characteristic of Sony cameras. And now the company has fixed the remaining issue of the wide-angle lens it uses – the distortion. Part of the Oreo update, the feature is hidden behind a toggle in the camera settings. If you’ve updated your XZ ... Read More »

Apple says stores will have iPhone X units, but not for everyone

The iPhone X pre-orders open this Friday, October 27, at 12:01 AM PDT, but if you want to walk into an Apple store and buy the phone you’ll get your chance on Friday, November 3 starting at 8:00 AM, local time. Despite serious concerns over availability, Apple says that its stores will have stock but customers are encouraged to arrive early. Keep ... Read More »