Following the moderate successes of the Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot, Google’s ambitions in the smart display segment are well documented. The company teamed up with multiple manufacturers back in January to bring smart displays to the market. Companies like Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony are on board as of now.
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Although Epic Games has tried to keep it under wraps, Fortnite’s arrival on Android was never really a secret. Thanks to a flurry of leaks, it was discovered a week ago that the app wouldn’t make its way to the Google Play Store. With the Galaxy Note 9 going official today, the company has announced its partnership with Epic Games and made the game immediately available for users of Samsung devices.
The Pixel Buds, while being excellent in their own right, do have some issues. However, it seems like Google is on its way to fix them if code found within the beta version of the Google app is anything to go by.
Sony launched the voice-assistant powered Xperia Ear back in late 2016. Since then, we’ve seen multiple voice assistant guided smart Bluetooth headphones, including Google’s Pixel Buds. Sony has now unveiled the Xperia Ear Duo, consisting of two ear buds instead of just one. These headphones will break cover in May with a price tag of $280.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ a few days ago. Shortly after, the company announced that the SIM free versions of the handsets will be priced at $719.99 and $839.99 respectively. Best Buy USA has now announced a nifty promotion, pertaining to the carrier versions of the handset.
Chinese manufacturer Vivo was expected to be the first OEM to show off a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Right on cue, the company has unveiled a new handset known as the “Apex” during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Owners of the Original Google Pixel Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Google over Microphone Issues
The Google Pixel was launched as a replacement to the Nexus lineup of smartphones. The company promised a high-end vanilla Android smartphone combined with a premium price tag. The lineup, however, has been plagued with a few issues since the first model arrived. A few customers of the first generation Pixel are now filing a class action lawsuit against Google for shipping units of the handset despite allegedly having knowledge of the faulty microphone on board the device.