Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2017

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. […]


Google Hasn’t Ruled Out Pixel Laptops Entirely

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 Elite x3 Successor Spotted At MWC 2017

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 […]


New Nokia 3310 Won’t Be Coming To The U.S.

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.


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BMW Android Auto Support Ruled Out

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 […]


T-Mobile Is Hoping To Be An All-LTE Network By 2019

[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.


Google Hits The Brakes On Future Pixel-Branded Laptops

[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 HDR Support For Smartphones Arrives With LG G6

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.


New SanDisk 256GB A1 MicroSD Card Is Great For Apps

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.


Google Shipped Over 10 Million Cardboard VR Viewers

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 […]


Two New BlackBerry Phones Might Be On The Way

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.


Xiaomi Mi 5c Officially Announced

[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.


Meizu Debuts Their Own Fast-Charging Smartphone Technology

[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.


Xiaomi Officially Announces Its Surge S1 In-House Chipset

[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.