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- 12/18/18--05:21: _Microsoft Surface G...
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- 12/18/18--08:14: _Lenovo S5 Pro GT wi...
- 12/18/18--19:52: _Xiaomi Mi Play with...
- 12/18/18--23:14: _Google Drive to let...
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- 12/19/18--01:55: _Xiaomi disables dow...
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- 12/19/18--03:48: _Google Gboard now s...
- 12/19/18--04:11: _Nokia 8 Android 9.0...
- 12/19/18--04:23: _EMUI 9.0 update bas...
- 12/19/18--05:35: _Asus VivoBook 15 an...
- 12/19/18--22:05: _Xiaomi to drop soft...
- 12/19/18--22:25: _Apple acknowledges ...
- 12/18/18--23:14: Google Drive to let you share Docs with non-Google account users
- 12/18/18--23:46: Samsung Frame 2019 and Serif TV with QLED display announced
- 12/19/18--03:48: Google Gboard now supports 500 languages in two years since launch
- 12/19/18--04:11: Nokia 8 Android 9.0 (Pie) stable update finally starts rolling out
Lenovo has introduced the updated Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga laptops. The laptop comes with a fingerprint reader and IR camera options on L390 Yoga and is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors. They sport a 13.3-inch FHD displays with Touch option and garaged Active Pen on L390 Yoga.
The laptops come with ThinkShield security features including dTPM 2.0, touch fingerprint reader, and IR camera. The Lenovo L390 comes with the World-facing camera enabling field workers or students take photos on the go. It runs on Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro operating system.
These portable notebooks with MilSpec build quality incorporates business features and solutions that address the challenges faced by users and IT departments. Both the laptops sport a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen displays and are powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors. They come with complete Lenovo Services portfolio including premier support, deployment services, transition assistance, and asset protection.
The Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga will be available to order in black or silver later this month. The L390 starts at $659 (Rs. 46,915 approx) and L390 Yoga from $889 (Rs.63,290 approx).
Lenovo announced its mid-range Z5 Pro with a slider design and Snapdragon 710 SoC in China. Today the company has announced the Z5 Pro GT, top-end version of the phone with the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC and up to 12GB of RAM, making the phone first in the world to feature both.It also comes with Carbon Back with carbon fiber finish under the glass with Red and Black accents on the sides similar to a sports car. The company also said that the 12GB RAM version will let you open 50 apps at the same time.
Other specifications are similar including a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with 2.07mm ultra narrow bezels and 95.06% screen-to-body ratio, slider design that hides the 16-megapixel front camera, earpiece and 8-megapixel IR face unlock and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has 16MP + 24MP dual rear cameras with Sony sensors that combines four pixels into one pixel in low light conditions and a 3350mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT specifications
6.39-inch ( 1080 × 2340 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo ...
Sony is busy prepping its next flagship; the Xperia XZ4 which is set to launch at the MWC 2019 event in February. Surprising everyone, Sony might bring this phone with the new 21:9 aspect ratio. It alls in line with the earlier rumors where we have seen a 21:9 aspect ratio in CAD images.
Popular leakster, Ice Universe has got hold of a screen protector of Sony Xperia XZ4 confirming its tall screen aspect ratio display. Though Sony is known to be slow in adopting new technologies, the company seems to be pushing the boundaries with the Xperia XZ4. Apart from the new aspect ratio, the Xperia XZ4 might be one of the fewer phones to launch with the Snapdragon 855.
The device might not come with an ultrasonic or in-display fingerprint sensor on the smartphone, instead, it is confirmed to come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor similar to its predecessor. Rumors suggest that Xperia XZ4 might sport a tall 6.55-inch display with 21:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB storage, and a 3,900mAh battery. One needs to wait and watch until something becomes official before jumping into conclusions.
Micromax today launched Infinity N11 and Infinity N12 smartphones, as it had promised. These new Infinity N series smartphones have a 6.19-inch HD+ notch display with 18:9:9 aspect ratio display, are powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, run Android 8.1 (Oreo), and pack a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera for portrait shots. The Infinity N11 comes with an 8-megapixel front camera, while the N12 comes with a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash.
These have a fingerprint sensor on the back, Dual 4G VoLTE support, dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots and pack a 4000mAh battery.
Micromax Infinity N11 and N12 specifications
6.19-inch (720x1500 pixels) HD+ 18:9:9 2.5D curved glass display
2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
2GB (N11) / 3GB (N12) RAM, 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera
8MP (N11) / 16MP (N12) front-facing camera with LED flash
Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
The Micromax Infinity N11 and N12 comes in Viola, Blue Lagoon and Velvet ...
Microsoft today has launched the Surface Go 2-in-1 with a 10-inch display. It is a smaller version of the Surface Pro design with an integrated kickstand and runs on Windows 10. It sports a 10-inch (1800 x 1200 pixels) displaywith a 3:2 aspect ratio, custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design.
It comes with Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector port for charging and connecting to a desktop dock. It is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y and packs up to 8GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. The Go also comes with an optional keyboard cover. The company claims that the Go offers up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge. It runs on Windows 10 with S mode enabled by default. But users can switch to a full version of Windows 10 for free if they want.
Connectivity features include Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1, a headphone jack; and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion. The full friction hinge extends to 165 degrees. It also comes with Windows Hello camera that ...
According to HTC Taiwan president Darren Chen, the company is said to be planning on rebooting its smartphone segment mostly around the sales in the first half of 2019. The company is said to be focusing on mid-tier to high-end models, hoping they can improve its market share and profitability.
The company will push its high-end U12+ lineup in 2019 to prolong the product lifecycle, Chen said at a product event. He further stated that the U12 Life 128GB version sales have been robust since its launch in November, Chen noted. The company's first batch of its blockchain-enabled smartphone, the Exodus 1, launched in early December, have been sold out, Chen revealed, adding that the company is mapping new strategy and business model for the further promotion of blockchain smartphones.
As for the mid-range segment, the company unveiled its HTC Desire 12s on December 17, and the availability of the same is expected to begin in mid-January at US$194. The sales of HTC's VR headset products have also been picking up as the competitiveness of the lineup has improved thanks to the release of the upgraded Vive Pro and the standalone Vive Focus.
While planning to enhance its deployments in the channel and SI ...
Lenovo today announced S5 Pro GT, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in China, couple of months after it introduced S5 Pro. It is powered by Snapdragon 660 compared to 636, and other specifications are similar, including a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, up to 6GB of RAM, Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI 5.0, 20-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 12-megapixel camera with AI portraits and 2x loss-less zoom.
It has a 20-megapixel front camera with Sony IMX476 sensor, 4-in-1 pixel binning tech, as well as a 8-megapixel secondary camera for AI portraits, 3D lighting and Infrared face unlock. It has a unibody metal design, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and packs a 3500mAh battery with fast charging.
Lenovo S5 Pro GT specifications
6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 113% sRGB, 1500:1 contrast ratio
Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
4GB / 6GB RAM with 64GB storage / 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI 10
20MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP secondary rear camera ...
Yesterday Xiaomi announced that it will introduce a new Mi Play series smartphone on December 24th. Now the company has teased the phone in images that shows a waterdrop notch and dual rear cameras. After all, this is the same phone that got certified by TENAA few days back, and was mistaken as the Redmi 7 series smartphone.
The phone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon SoC. In addition to Black and Blue, a Red colored version has surfaced on TENAA certification site.
Xiaomi Mi Play rumored specifications
5.84-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display
2.3GHz Octa-Core Processor
3GB / 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 10
12MP rear camera with LED Flash, secondary camera
8MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 147.76×71.89×7.8mm; Weight: 150g
Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, GPS + GLONASS
300mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery
The Xiaomi Mi Play is expected to come in Blue, Red, Black, White, Rose Gold and more colors. We should know the price when the phone goes official on Monday.
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Google has announced that users without Google account can view, comment, suggest edits to, and directly edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files. The company is introducing a beta for an easy pincode identity verification process that will enable G Suite users to invite non-G Suite users to collaborate on files as visitors, using PINs.
File owners can view all the detailed activity on their files and see where it originated, and revoke access from the Drive sharing dialog at any time. Admins can manage all external sharing and audit usage. As said, Pincode Sharing in Drive is launching initially in beta and users need to sign up to get the access. For now, the company didn't exactly reveal the final roll out timeline, so stay tuned.
LG Electronics set to unveil its latest “Ultra” monitors which include both UltraWide for productivity and UltraGear for enhanced gaming. The UltraWide monitor sports a 49-inch while LG’s UltraGear Gaming Monitor combines incredible picture quality with blazing speed.
LG UltraWide Monitor features a large, 32:9 aspect ratio curved screen, it sports a 49-inch Dual QHD display (5120 x 1440) and 108 pixels per inch (PPI). The latest UltraWide Monitor offers accurate color reproduction covering 99 percent of the sRGB color space. It supports HDR10, and is also capable of displaying HDR-enabled games and video.
The LG UltraWide Monitor features a Picture-by-Picture mode to view content from multiple sources side-by-side and work with multiple applications simultaneously. Dual Controller Software allows connection to several devices all controllable via a single keyboard and mouse, working seamlessly with PBP to improve workflow and increase efficiency. With USB Type-C ports, users can transfer data and charge devices.
LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor has support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and a 144Hz refresh rate for fast and fluid gaming. It comes with 38-inch WQHD+ (3840 x 1600 resolution) display with 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut and 21:9 aspect ratio, curved screen, and virtually borderless design. The company will display the latest ...
Samsung Electronics has announced its latest lifestyle TVs, The Frame, and The Serif TV. The company will showcase the latest offerings at CES 2019. The Frame’s Art Mode displays digital pieces of artwork when not in use, including paintings and pictures, to turn an everyday living space into an art gallery
In addition, The Frame’s Luminance Sensor adjusts colors on-screen to fit the ambient brightness of the room, delivering the optimal settings to display artwork on screen. The latest Frame features the pristine picture quality of QLED, which offers deeper contrasts, deeper and darker blacks, and 100% color volume. The Frame also features Bixby, Samsung’s AI-powered voice control platform, transforming it into a truly Smart TV.
Users can control the TV and access streaming platforms through simple voice commands giving users an enhanced content experience. The 2019 Serif TV comes with cutting-edge QLED technology to deliver improved picture quality. Ambient Mode provides information such as news headlines and weather updates, the ability to display imagery when the TV is turned off. The Serif TV was sold almost exclusively in furniture shops and department stores, but it will be available for purchase in consumer electronics retailers in 2019.
Jongsuk Choo, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at ...
Samsung Galaxy M20 (SM-M205), the company's upcoming 'M Series' smartphone has been in the news in recent times. Now a concept render of the phone has surfaced revealing how the phone will look like with a Infinity U display compared to Infinity O screen the A8s. It also reveals that the phone will pack a 5000mAh battery.
The Galaxy M20 is said to measure 156.4 x 74.5 x8.8mm, slightly shorter and tinner than the A8s, so it could feature a 6-inch screen.
Samsung Galaxy M20 rumored specifications
6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 display
Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Exynos 7885 14nm processor with Mali-G71 GPU
3 GB RAM, 32GB Storage, expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP f/2.2 depth camera
8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimension:156.4 x 74.5 x8.8mm
Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
It rumored be introduced in UK, Germany, France, Poland, and Scandinavian countries at the launch. Samsung is also said to be working on Galaxy M30 and Galaxy M10 smartphones in the M series. We should know the details about those ...
Xiaomi rolled out Android Pie update to Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite users last month and earlier this month company started rolling out Android Pie update to Mi A1 closed beta testers. Now, Xiaomi has announced that it will no longer allow Mi A1, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite users to downgrade to Android Oreo after updating to Android 9.0 (Pie).
A post by Mi Community admin says,
Hello Mi A1, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite users
Please note that your device should not be attempted to roll back to Android O or previous versions once it got updated to Android P.
Since Android P brings many irreversible updates to the system, rolling back to previous versions may cause errors and defects, which can have an adverse effect on the normal functioning of your device.
Please do note this, we appreciate your understanding!
Mi Community admin has not mentioned the reason behind this but it can be due to the rollback protection feature announced at Google I/O this year. Xiaomi had enabled anti-rollback protection on Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 back in July, recently company enabled anti-rollback protection on Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 with Android 8.1 (Oreo) based MIUI Global Beta update.
Xiaomi doesn’t have a good record of providing ...
Not long ago, OnePlus launched it's much-hyped and expected OnePlus 6T limited edition in ties with the supercar brand McLaren. Dubbed as OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, it has a whopping 10GB RAM, exclusive McLaren-accessent, theme and super fast Warp Charge 30 technology.
With that being said, the Dash Charging technology has been replaced with Warp Charge 30 from McLaren edition. In this article, let's get to know in-depth about Warp Charge 30.
Warp Charge 30: Explained
At 30 watts, Warp Charge 30 is OnePlus' fastest charging tech, that provides a day's power (50% charge) in just 20 minutes and 100% charge in an hour. Generally, heat is generated while charging a phone and it dissipates inside itself. Consequently, it causes performance issues if the phone is being used while it’s being charged. On the other hand, the majority of the power management and heat dispersion happens in Warp Charge 30 Adapter leaving very little heat to the phone. Notably, Warp Charge 30 carries larger current than regular fast charging solutions.
In addition to that, charging speeds while gaming and other performance-oriented tasks excel compared to other charging solutions.
Safety mechanisms tweaked to handle more power!
Moreover, the Warp Charge 30’ Power Adapter's power all goes to ...
Google has announced that two years after the launch, Gboard virtual keyboard now includes support for 500 languages on Android. This according to Google means that more than 90% of the world can now type in their first language with Gboard.
Google launched Gboard in December 2016 with support for 100 languages. Gboard currently supports more than 40 writing systems, ranging from alphabets used across many languages, like Roman and Cyrillic, to scripts that are used for only one language, like Ol Chiki. The keyboard layouts are customized for each of the language varieties for more natural communications, as are the autocorrect and predictive text features.
Google says that in addition to designing a new keyboard layout, every time a new language is added to Gboard, it created a new machine learning language model which trains Gboard to know when and how to autocorrect your typing, or to predict your next word. Hitting such a milestone in such a short period is an achievement itself for Google, since adding new language needs to have enough written text to train the AI. That's simple for English, but for many of the world's languages, though, this process is much harder.
When it can’t find data online, the company share a list of ...
After releasing Android 9.0 (Pie) beta update last week for the Nokia 8 smartphone, HMD Global has finally started rolling out stable update for the phone. The company initially promised to roll out the update for the phone in November, but it got delayed.
Android P includes Adaptive Battery that uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for the apps, App Actions that helps you raise the visibility of your app and help drive engagement using machine learning, and Slices are a new way to surface rich, templated content in places like Google Search and Assistant.
The update also includes Android security patch for December, 2018. Even though it also promised Pie upate for the Nokia 8 Sirocco in November, it has delayed the update for the phone. Hope we can expect the beta update in the coming days.
New system navigation, settings menu and notifications
Adaptive Battery power prioritisation for users’ most commonly used apps/services
Adaptive and optimised brightness levels
Google Security Patch 2018-12
Huawei has finally announced that it is rolling out EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie to Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Honor Play, Honor View 10, Honor 10. EMUI 9.0 will bring local language support, local calendar and more.
It's time to experience #EMUI 9.0 on your favorite #HUAWEI device. If you own one of these devices, EMUI 9.0 will be with you very soon! Stay tuned.#HigherIntelligence #HUAWEIMate10 #HUAWEIMate10Pro #HUAWEIP20#HUAWEIP20Pro #HonorPlay #HonorView10 #Honor10 pic.twitter.com/UOeFVd8UPU
— EMUI (@HuaweiEMUI) December 18, 2018
This brings several features including new SmartCare AI learning, Password Vault, GPU Turbo 2.0, Multi-task-switching between each app and latest Security Patch. Huawei says that EMUI 9 will offer 12.9% better performance and 10% better app load times, compared to EMUI 8. It also features Natural UX design with integration of nature’s sound and color with natural minimalist style, returning to the natural immersive design.
Android 9.0 Pie brings gesture-based navigation, New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider, Advanced Battery with AI Support and more.
The company just announced the Pie update but didn't reveal the exact timeline for the rollout of each phone. So, look out for the system update notification.
ASUS has launched the new F570 gaming laptop and the thinner and lighter VivoBook 15 that come with the latest AMD Ryzen 5 processor with up to 8GB DDR4 memory and AMD Radeon Vega8 graphics. The F570 weighs in at just 1.9kg and is one amongst the lightest high-performance laptops.
The Asus F570 Gaming laptop is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Processor with 2.0 GHz clock speed, AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics. It supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for speeds. The keyboard on F570 offers 1.4mm optimum key travel and also features backlit key. It sports a 15.6-inches FHD (1920x1080), 60Hz, Anti-Glare display with 45% NTSC. It packs Up to 8GB RAM and 1TB SATA 5400RPM HDD. It runs on Windows 10.
As for the VivoBook 15 (X505), it comes with an 18.9mm profile, weighing only 1.6kg. It sports a 15.6-inch Full HD display and offers 81% screen-to-body ration. It is powered by the AMD Ryzen 3 - 2200U Processor, 2.5 GHz clock speed with 1M Cache, and up to 3.4 GHz boost speed for the base variant, and another model is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5-2500U Processor, 2.0 GHz clock speed with 2M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz boost speed. It comes with upto 8GB RAM and 1TB SATA 5400RPM ...
Update: Xiaomi has confirmed that it has stopped development of global MIUI ROM for Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 Pro (Redmi Note 3 in India)
Earlier: Xiaomi has a good reputation when it comes to providing the software update to devices, the company usually provides MIUI updates to devices for 4 to 5 years. Even at the MIUI 9 Global launch, Xiaomi highlighted the fact that 5-year-old phones including Mi 2/2S will be supported for MIUI 9 Global Stable update. Last year, it dropped software support for some devices that were launched in 2015 or before, now as per a post on MIUI China Forum Xiaomi has decided to suspend MIUI China ROM updates for some of its smartphones including 2016 flagship Mi 5, and these devices will not receive MIUI 11 update.
Devices affected by the decision are:
Redmi Note 3 Pro (called Redmi Note 3 in India)
Post from MIUI China Forum admin says (translated with Google Translate),
MIUI has been updated to 395 weeks so far. At the same time as the weekly update, MIUI is also continuously optimizing the experience of each model, hoping to bring a better system experience to rice noodles.
At the same time, ...
After reports, Apple has officially confirmed that some of its 2018 iPad Pros are shipping with a slightly bent in the aluminum chassis. The c0mpany also clarified that this is a side effect of the device’s manufacturing process and shouldn’t worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad’s performance in any way.
The bend is the result of a cooling process involving the iPad Pro’s metal and plastic components during manufacturing. Both sides of the new iPad Pro can exhibit it. The response from Apple comes after reports on social media and several forums claiming their iPad Pros developed a small curve or bend without any mistreatment or abnormal stress being exerted on the metal casing.
The issue seems to be more pronounced on the LTE model, as there’s a plastic strip that breaks up the iPad’s flat aluminum sides; it’s where the antenna line divides two sections of metal that some users have noticed a bend. Apple did not say the perceived flaw is strictly limited to the cellular iPad Pro, however, and some buyers of the Wi-Fi model also claim to have encountered it. However, though there haven't been any reports of iPad Pros failing as a result of the manufacturing ...