Another Mobile World Congress Conference (MWC) is ending. The 2017 Edition was exciting, and there was ample new tech to look at during this crazy week. Here are the products we thought were the most interesting at the show, sorted in no specific order. You find them to be available in many markets in the weeks to come, in the meantime, we provide a first look for most of them. […]
Rick Osterloh, the senior vice president for hardware at Google, said earlier this week during a meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress 2017 that his company had “no plans for Google-branded laptops.” This led many to believe that the company would no longer be making any Pixel-branded laptops. However, Osterloh has now followed up his earlier comments with what’s basically a hint that the company hasn’t ruled out […]
HP launched its first Windows-powered smartphone in quite some time several months ago. The HP Elite x3 is a niche device given that it’s geared towards professionals who basically want to walk around with a device in their pocket that can provide PC-like functionality when hooked up to an external monitor. The handset will be due for a successor in the near future and it appears that the company showed […]
HMD Global, the Finnish company that’s making phones and slapping Nokia’s name on them, took us all on a walk down memory lane last week when it announced a successor to the original Nokia 3310 featurephone that came out over a decade ago. The new Nokia 3310 is still a featurephone but it has been updated a bit so that it’s more of a modern classic.
Car manufacturers are increasingly integrating infotainment systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to ensure that their customers have access to the system of their choice. However, there are some manufacturers who opt for one or the other and not both. BMW is one such manufacturer. Even though it offers support for Apple CarPlay in some models as an option, it has ruled out Android Auto support in its cars […]
[MWC 2017] Right now pretty much all smartphones support LTE connectivity, which is great. However despite these advancements in technology, for some reason there are still quite a few customers out there who are still relying on 2G, which means that carriers out there who still have to support the technology.
[MWC 2017] Back in 2013, Google launched their first Pixel Chromebook laptop which thinking back now, was the precursor to the company releasing more Pixel branded tablets and smartphones and ultimately moving away from the Nexus brand. The company followed up with the Pixel 2 in 2015 which last we heard, had been discontinued back in late 2016.
Netflix is one of the world’s leading online video streaming services and it continues to make improvements to its offerings. Many subscribers might be wondering when the company plans on bringing HDR streams to smartphones. Fortunately, Netflix does have an answer for them. The company has confirmed at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona that it’s going to start supporting HDR streams on smartphones with the LG G6.
SanDisk has expanded its lineup of A1 or App Performance Class 1 microSD cards at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. These cards have been developed with adoptable storage in mind so they promise faster app performance as compared to their competitors. SanDisk has launched the Extreme 256GB memory card as part of its App Performance Class 1 microSD card lineup.
Long before Google came out with its Daydream View virtual reality headset, it introduced a VR viewer called . It was a barebones solution that enabled people to experience virtual reality at little or no cost at all. Cardboard has since become very popular for those looking at a relatively cheap entry point into the world of virtual reality. The company today revealed that it has shipped more than 10 […]
BlackBerry is no longer making its own smartphones. It has signed a global licensing agreement with TCL which gives the Chinese company the rights to manufacture and sell BlackBerry-branded smartphones. It officially announced one such device at the Mobile World Congress 2017 called the BlackBerry KEYone. According to a new report, TCL might have two additional BlackBerry phones on the way.
[MWC 2017] Whenever we hear about new Android smartphones that aren’t of Samsung or Huawei’s making, more often than not we’ll hear about how they are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series of chipsets. However this year at MWC 2017, Xiaomi is doing things a little differently.
[MWC 2017] There have been a few companies that have debuted proprietary fast-charging technology. For example last year Oppo unveiled their own Super VOOC charging technology, and OnePlus also debuted their own technology in the form of Dash Charge, so it doesn’t really come as a complete surprise that Meizu decided to create something of their own as well.
[MWC 2017] A week ago Xiaomi confirmed that they would be sharing details about its “Pinecone” processor at MWC, and sure enough they have. The company has officially announced the Surge S1 which is Xiaomi’s first in-house chipset that will be used to power the Xiaomi Mi 5c handset.
[MWC 2017] Back in 2016, the folks at Waverly Labs launched an Indiegogo project for a pair of earbuds called the Pilot Translation Earpiece. Basically these are earbuds that can translate languages on the fly in real-life, meaning that you won’t have to wait for someone else to make the translation for you.
[MWC 2017] Porsche Design might be a name familiar to some of you, where in the past the company has collaborated with the likes of BlackBerry to create Porsche Design BlackBerry smartphones. Recently Porsche Design also teamed up with Huawei for a special version of the Huawei Watch 2, and now it looks like they’re applying their design philosophy to tablets.
[MWC 2017] At MWC 2017, Sony took the wraps off several pretty stunning devices, but in our reviews of phones like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, one of the cons we mentioned was that there would be no fingerprint sensor for the US market. This means that everywhere else where the phone is sold will have a fingerprint sensor, save for the US.
[MWC 2017] Sometimes there are certain parts in town where the reception isn’t as good, or say you’re traveling outstation and your internet connection isn’t quite as stable or strong as you would like. This means that downloading apps, music, videos, and so on will be slower than usual or it might not even be possible.
[MWC 2017] Following the proliferation of smartphones and seeing the success of Android and iOS, many companies decided that they too would try to create a mobile platform that would take over the industry. Unfortunately no one has really come that close, and one of those attempts was Sailfish OS by Jolla.
[MWC 2017] One of the problems with drones is that typically their battery life leaves a lot to be desired. For consumer drone usage this might not be a problem, but if one is using drones to make site inspections, then this could prove to be very troublesome as it means either bringing along multiple drones, or having to constantly charge them.