Yesterday, Motorola brought back its Moto X series from the dead with the launch of the Moto X4. While not a flagship handset, the Moto X4 is an upper mid-range handset that offers an almost flagship-like experience. Among other things, the Moto X4 comes with a unique new trick up its sleeve: it can stream audio to up to four Bluetooth devices at once.
Google has tweaked its Google Play policies to help promote standalone Android Wear apps. The policy changes see Google bringing multi-APK support for Android Wear 1.0 running smartwatches.
Today, during IFA 2017, the Lenovo officially announced a series of new devices, including one new Moto X-series smartphone.
Sony today provided a list of Xperia devices which it will be updating to Android 8.0 Oreo. The company’s announcement only provides a list of devices that will be getting the update, with no mention on when users of these handsets should expect the handset to land.
Google has updated Gboard beta on Android to version 6.5. The update is significant as it introduces a new stickers tab with support for Bitmoji and others. The update also comes with some adjustments to the ‘Themes’ section of the app.
Smart speakers are all the rage among OEMs. While smart speakers have exploded in popularity, they still have a long way to go. Joining Apple, Anker, Google, and other OEMs, Sony today unveiled its own smart speaker: the LF-S50G.
Essential has announced that it will offer a free unit of the Essential Phone to customers who were recently part of an internal company deficiency, resulting in 70 users having their private data shared with a handful of other customers.
Western Digital today announced a 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSD which it claims is the world’s highest-capacity microSD card.
Sony today became the first OEM to announce smartphones running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are successors to the Xperia XZ and X Compact from last year. Among other things, the new handsets feature a refreshed camera setup which Sony hopes will help garner consumer interest in its smartphone lineup once again.
LG was the only OEM in 2016 to offer a flagship handset with a handy IR blaster with its poorly received LG G5. With the V20, LG again had a change of heart and included the IR blaster on the device. So, what about the LG V30? Does it come with an IR blaster?