Alphabet’s Waymo said to start first driverless car service in the next two months

Waymo, which is a private subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is planning to launch the world’s first commercial driverless car service in the next two months, according to a report from WSJ. It will operate under a new brand and will compete with Uber and Lyft. Continue reading “Alphabet’s Waymo said to start first driverless car service in the next two months”

Apple iPhone XR lifecycle shipment estimates down by 30 Million: Kuo

In the latest research note, Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his shipping estimates for the iPhone XR due to several factors. This might the result of the higher demand for the iPhone XS and the older models. He is reducing his iPhone shipment forecasts by 15–20% for the first quarter of 2019. This news falls in line with reports of Apple canceling additional production of iPhone XR owing to poor reception.

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Apple’s 2019 iPhones said to come with new combination of antenna technology: Kuo

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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with yet another investors note that mostly covers antenna technology for the 2019 iPhones. The company is said to move away from the Liquid Crystal Polymer antenna technology, and shift towards a new combination of Modified PI tech. Continue reading “Apple’s 2019 iPhones said to come with new combination of antenna technology: Kuo”

Samsung One UI coming to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8

Samsung introduced the One UI last week along with Infinity Flex for foldable smartphones. The new skin is aimed at making the navigation much easier and designed around how we use our phones in the day-to-day. One UI will replace the current Experience UI which was originally known as TouchWiz.  Continue reading “Samsung One UI coming to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8”

Apple patents hint at over-the-ear headphones that could be reversible

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Apple is rumored to be working on a pair of over-the-ear headphones, while the details regarding the product were pretty slim so far, a newly granted patent titled “System and method for automatic right-left ear detection for headphones,” reveals what Apple might be planning. The patent describes a pair of headphones that would be reversible, automatically adjusting which ear cup is the right or left based on how you put them on. Continue reading “Apple patents hint at over-the-ear headphones that could be reversible”

LG patents show smartphone design with an in-display selfie camera

Despite facing tough times with the smartphone division, LG isn’t giving up anytime soon. We have recently seen the company filing patents for square-shaped camera setup on the rear. This time, the company has filed for multiple design patents in South Korea with KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) for a full-screen smartphone with a camera under the display. Continue reading “LG patents show smartphone design with an in-display selfie camera”

Samsung Galaxy J4 Core Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone with 6-inch Infinity display surfaces

After Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260), the company’s first Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone that was launched back in August, Samsung is gearing to launch the  Galaxy J4 Core soon. This reveals a 6-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 430 SoC with 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera both with LED flash.

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Samsung teases foldable phone; could feature 7.29-inch main display and 4.28-inch secondary display

There have been rumors about a foldable smartphone from Samsung, while some point at MWC launch, while some say, the company will showcase it before the year-end. However, the company is said to have confirmed the display specifications of the foldable smartphone and decided to mount the panel on the outside.  Continue reading “Samsung teases foldable phone; could feature 7.29-inch main display and 4.28-inch secondary display”

Samsung Galaxy S10 powered by Exynos 9820 said to feature first 7nm EUV dual-core NPU chip to improve camera performance

Exynos 9810

Samsung Galaxy S10 said to use company’s self-developed world’s first 7nm EUV dual-core NPU chip on Exynos 9820. One of the features of the AI chip is to enhance the camera. This resembles a human brain as it is a mobile processor with core optimized for artificial intelligence operations such as image processing, image recognition, and speech recognition. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 powered by Exynos 9820 said to feature first 7nm EUV dual-core NPU chip to improve camera performance”

Asus Zenfone 6 prototype with off-center waterdrop notch surfaces in live images, video

Asus has moved past Zenfone 5 and is seriously working on completely overhauling the successor; the Zenfone 6. After the Zenfone 6 prototypes that surfaced a few days ago, now we get to see the flagship in live images. The variant we are getting to see is one among the various version that Asus will introduce at the MWC 2019.  Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 6 prototype with off-center waterdrop notch surfaces in live images, video”

Apple AirPods 2 with ‘Hey Siri’ integration listed on Bluetooth regulator database

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While it is rumored that Apple would introduce the new AirPods with Siri integration at the October 30th event, but surprisingly didn’t mention any detail. Now, new AirPods listings were added to the Bluetooth regulatory database on November 1, 2018, suggesting a refreshed version of the accessory could be coming in the near future.  Continue reading “Apple AirPods 2 with ‘Hey Siri’ integration listed on Bluetooth regulator database”

Apple has canceled additional production of iPhone XR owing to poor reception: Report

Apple, owing to the disappointing demand for the new iPhone XR, said to have halted additional production of the smartphone. The company has informed its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines. Continue reading “Apple has canceled additional production of iPhone XR owing to poor reception: Report”

OnePlus 6T ‘Thunder Purple’ color variant surfaces in press images

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OnePlus last week has launched the OnePlus 6T flagship, and the device comes in two colors — Midnight Black and Mirror Black. However, post the main launch, the company usually brings out a new color variant later in the year giving users more options to chose from. This time too OnePlus seems to be planning a new Thunder Purple color. Continue reading “OnePlus 6T ‘Thunder Purple’ color variant surfaces in press images”

Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip on Iris sensor for an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung is known to be working on their 10th-anniversary flagship; the Galaxy S10 line-up. The company is also rumored to be going full-on with the device by including features like in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, triple rear cameras and more. In the latest development, we hear that the company said to have canceled the iris sensor as an ultrasonic fingerprint is enough to replace it. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip on Iris sensor for an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor”