Palm Phone with 3.3-inch HD display, water-resistant body, Android 8.1 announced

After rumors, Palm, a California company that purchased the rights to the Palm brand from TCL, today launched the Palm Phone with a 3.3-inch HD screen, aluminum chassis, Gorilla Glass protection on the front and back and a water and dust-resistant body with IP68 ratings. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), is powered by Snapdragon 435 with 3GB of RAM, has a 12-megapixel rear camera with flash and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

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Huawei Enjoy Max with 7.12-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 660, 5000mAh battery and Enjoy 9 Plus with 6.5-inch FHD+ display, dual front and rear cameras announced

After certification, Huawei has officially announced the Enjoy Max with similar specifications has a  Honor 8X Max that was introduced last month with a 7.12-inch Full HD+ display with narrow bezels and 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, Snapdragon 660, 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, AI scene recognition, 2-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information in portrait shots, 8-megapixel front camera and a 5000mAh battery, but this comes with a leather-like back.

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Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) with 6.18-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras with ZEISS optics to be announced on October 16 [Update: New teaser]

Update – October 15, 2018: The  company has posted a new teaser image that shows a notch display, similar to what we had seen on TENAA recently.

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Sony announces blockchain-based DRM platform for music, films, VR content and e-books

Sony HQ logo

Sony has announced the development of a digital rights management (DRM) platform based on the blockchain. This new system is based on Sony and Sony Global Education’s previously developed system for authenticating, sharing, and rights management of educational data, and additionally features functionality for processing rights-related information. Continue reading “Sony announces blockchain-based DRM platform for music, films, VR content and e-books”

Coolpad Note 8 with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras launched in India for Rs. 9999

Coolpad has launched Note 8, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘Note’ series in India. It has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display, is powered by an Octa-Core MT6750 SoC, runs Android 8.0 (Oreo), has a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 0.3-megapixel camera for portrait shots.

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Google said to be in talks with Flipkart, Paytm to launch its shopping tab in India

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Google is said to be launching its shopping tab in India allowing users to search and buy products and direct them to merchant websites or e-commerce platforms for product listings, according to sources. The feature said to be testing for several months and will be piloted soon, prior to a full-fledged launch before the end of the year. Continue reading “Google said to be in talks with Flipkart, Paytm to launch its shopping tab in India”

Android Pie cloud backups are now encrypted with user’s lock screen passwords

Android Pie

Google Android 9.0 Pie changes the way backups are stored in a way that even Google can’t read the data. It is known that Google automatically backs up data like SMS, messages on Pixel phones to the cloud so if you wipe your device you can restore them back again. Continue reading “Android Pie cloud backups are now encrypted with user’s lock screen passwords”

Google expands real-time translations to all Assistant-optimized headphones

Google Pixel Buds

Google is expanding the real-time translations on the Pixel Buds to all Google Assistant-optimized headphones. The company has updated their Pixel Buds support pages yesterday saying that “Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones.” Continue reading “Google expands real-time translations to all Assistant-optimized headphones”

HTC Exodus native blockchain phone to be announced on October 22nd

HTC Exodus

Back in May, about HTC confirmed that it will be launching ‘Exodus’ smartphone with native blockchain for secure cryptocurrency trading. The wait now seems to be coming to an end as the company will launch the phone as early as this month. It made the announcement on the newly opened HTC Exodus Instagram account.  Continue reading “HTC Exodus native blockchain phone to be announced on October 22nd”

OnePlus 6T will come with redesigned OxygenOS UI, improved gestures, camera enhancements and more

OnePlus 6T is scheduled to go official on October 30th and the company is actively started teasing the device on social media. In an interview with resident software expert Szymon Kopeć, it is revealed that the OnePlus 6T will come with redesigned UI, improved gestures and more.  Continue reading “OnePlus 6T will come with redesigned OxygenOS UI, improved gestures, camera enhancements and more”

Apple Watch Series 4 now available for pre-order in India starting at Rs. 40900

Last month Apple announced that the Apple Watch Series 4 in 40mm and 44mm sizes with new display with an edge-to-edge curved display, digital crown with haptic feedback, 50% louder speakers, S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor, new health capabilities, including a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which can detect hard falls.  Continue reading “Apple Watch Series 4 now available for pre-order in India starting at Rs. 40900”

ASUS to launch two new smartphones in India on October 17 exclusively on Flipkart

ASUS already sent out invite for smartphone launch on October 17th. Now the company has confirmed that it will launch two new smartphones at the event, and these phones will be exclusive to Flipkart. This will be the global first launch in India.

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Google is testing new ‘Explorer UI’ in Chrome’s new page tab

Chrome Explore UI

Google is testing a new content discovery interface in the Chrome browser’s new tab page called ‘Explore.’ Users can access it on Android by enabling an experimental flag. It is clear that the interface is currently in early stages as it contains a large number of placeholder sites at the moment. Continue reading “Google is testing new ‘Explorer UI’ in Chrome’s new page tab”

Google Pixel camera app to get support for external microphone on October 18th

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Google Pixel line-up though packs extremely good set of cameras on a smartphone, they don’t allow the use of external microphones in the default camera app. However, that might change as early as next week. A Google employee in a Pixel support thread from 2016 commented saying that the feature would become available on October 18th which happens to be the day of Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch. Continue reading “Google Pixel camera app to get support for external microphone on October 18th”

Samsung foldable phone can be used as tablet unfolded and would fit in pocket: CEO Koh

Samsung Foldable Phone

It is a known fact that Samsung is working on the foldable phone but the phone hasn’t made its appearance still. However, D.J. Koh, CEO of Samsung’s mobile business, now in a revealing statement said that users will be able to use the device as a tablet with multitasking capability before being able to fold it up into a more portable phone. Continue reading “Samsung foldable phone can be used as tablet unfolded and would fit in pocket: CEO Koh”