Category Archives for Phones

Honor reveals two Play Tab 2 tablets with Android Nougat

Huawei’s sub-brand Honorhold an event today where the the Honor 6A was the main star. Alongside it the company announced two new tablets – the Honor Play Tab 2 with 8″ display and the Honor Play Tab 2 with 9.6″ display.

Both tablets are powered by Snapdragon 425 with quad-core CPU, clocked at 1.4 GHz and run on Android 7.0 Nougat. They offer 5MP cameras on the back and 2MP snappers on the front. The battery capacity is 4800 mAh.

There are three versions with different memory + storage combo – Wi-Fi Only 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage, LTE 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage and LTE 3 GB RAM…

Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search

 In a move that may seem like an early step toward hitting a ridiculously high valuation, Pinterest is now adding to its Lens camera search the ability to recognize complete dishes. Next time you’re at a restaurant and you find something delicious, Pinterest is now going to give you a way to take a quick photo of that dish through its Lens feature and find recipes related to it. Read More

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, starts at $799

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro. Despite the confusing name, it is a successor to last year’s Surface Pro 4. The new model comes with a new design, new display, new hardware, some new software, and new accessories, making it one of the more comprehensive overhauls in the series so far.

The new Surface Pro is completely redesigned and is the thinnest (8.5mm) and lightest (1.7lb) Surface yet. On the back is a new hinge that allows 165-degree of movement for a near flat angle, ideal for writing or drawing.

The new Surface Pro has a 12.3-inch, 2736×1824, PixelSense Display…

Nokia and Apple sign a patent license agreement, end all ongoing lawsuits

Nokia and Apple are hitting each other with lawsuits since the dawn of smartphones. The latest dispute between the companies was closed on Tuesday after they signed a multi-year patent license deal.

The two companies didn’t reveal any details of the agreement. Nokia said it will receive an up-front cash payment along with additional revenues during the term of the agreement, but declined to disclose any amount whatsoever. Nokia expects the cash flow to brighten the income numbers at the end of the current quarter.

Instead of being adversaries, Apple and Nokia are now “business…

Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

 Instagram Stories wants to be your window into what’s going on around a topic or place right now, so it’s adding a way to search Stories two months after Snapchat did the same. Instagram users can now search for a location or hashtag, and see a Story compiled from Story posts by other users that include that location sticker, hashtag sticker, or hashtag in the caption. Location… Read More

LG M320 spotted on GFXBench with octa-core processor, Android 7.0

The LG M320, which has already been certified by the FCC in the US, has now been spotted on the GFXBench benchmarking website. The listing reveals the device is powered by MediaTek’s MT6750 SoC, and sports a 5.3-inch HD display.

RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The handset features a 12MP rear camera, while the front camera should be 5MP. The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Another LG smartphone has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG. This device carries a model number of LG-M322, which indicates that it could well be a variant of the LG M320.

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Samsung Pay for Gear S2 and Gear S3 in the UK finally available

The UK was waiting for a long time to get Samsung Pay and last week it finally arrived. Last Tuesday Samsung announced all Galaxy smartphones that are supporting the feature can use it in the UK, and now the Gear S2 and Gear S3 join them.

Gear S2 and Gear S3 owners who are also customers of MBNA, Nationwide, Amex or Santander will be able to make payments with Samsung Pay. If you own a Gear S3, your device utilizes MST, and you will have no trouble paying at traditional credit card readers, but the Gear S2 Classic and the Gear S2 Sport are NFC-only, so its either an NFC…

Zenefits introduces level-funded insurance plans and more mobile updates

 Zenefits, in a further attempt to continue to find its way into small businesses as a human resources management service that can outmaneuver larger and more complex platforms, is releasing a suite of new updates today. Much of these updates revolve around trying to simplify the process of managing an employee base, from benefits to payroll, to something as simple as a few taps on an app.… Read More