Category Archives for Phones

Lenovo introduces flexible laptop concept, because why not

Lenovo held an event in New York where it revealed an exciting concept for “a foldable PC” (read laptop). The gadget is bent in half and folded down, even though the screen stretches all the way to the keyboard.

The image of the concept shows a flexible display, enabled by “new screen technologies”. The fold stretches from one end to the other, and the screen bends toward the keyboard.

Lenovo also revealed that you would be able to speak to the laptop, but as you can expect from a concept details are incredibly vague. The company does not disclose if it already started working…

Periscope lets you buy and send Super Hearts that broadcasters can cash in

 Periscope has a new revenue stream and a new way to attract the best live video content to its Twitter-owned app. Today Periscope launches Super Hearts — in-app purchase virtual goods that users buy for real money, send to creators as animated hearts that get them attention in the comment reel and that broadcasters can then redeem with Twitter for a monthly cash payout. Read More

Samsung shares tips and tricks for the Galaxy S8 duo

Samsung keeps going strong with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ promo campaign. The latest effort by the company aims to show you some nice tricks that will help you make better use of the two phones.

The navigation bar of the Galaxy S8 is implemented on the screen after generations of physical buttons and sensors in the home key. You can simply unlock the device with a hard press of the Home button. This works only when the AOD is turned on. A double press of the square will pull up the lock screen. The bar can also be customized to react to a given level of pressure, so you don’t…

Rogers and Freedom Mobile will also be carrying Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 in Canada

Earlier this month, there were reports that Bell will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 in Canada starting June 23. Now, a new report out of the country confirms that other carriers including Rogers and Freedom Mobile will also be carrying the device.

While Rogers will offer the device starting June 23, Freedom Mobile will have it in stock June 22 onwards. Contract pricing starts at $0 down on both carriers. However, sans contract, Rogers’ variant will carry a CAD 350 ($265) price tag, while Freedom Mobile’s variant will set you back CAD 320 ($240).

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LG V30 could be unveiled at IFA, LG’s first flagship in Berlin

There may be no Note8 at IFA but we could get an LG V30 instead. This will be the first time that LG unveils a flagship at the Berlin event (last year, the V20 made its debut in September, but at a separate New York/Seoul event).

This info is coming from Korean publication ETNews and it aligns with earlier info saying that the V30 will be unveiled in August. It depends on how confident LG is putting the V30 up against the Galaxy Note8 (the report does claim that LG has gotten bolder).

The new V-series flagship is expected to have a Snapdragon 835 chipset, OLED display with VR…

Mobile gaming sessions down 10 percent year-over-year, but revenue climbs

 The U.S. is leading the world in mobile gaming, accounting for 20 percent of all sessions played. That’s the word from a new industry report on the mobile gaming landscape, released this week from Flurry. That puts the U.S. ahead of markets including India, China, Brazil and Russia, it found. However, gaming sessions are dropping, even as the money to be made in games climbs, and the… Read More

HTC U Ultra receiving a firmware update

HTC has started pushing out a new update to its U Ultra smartphone. Arriving as version 1.62.708.1, it’s an update that – according to the official change log – only brings along some system enhancements.

@LlabTooFeR update for htc u ultra pic.twitter.com/4Dy7lW0vJH— Shani (@shani248) June 20, 2017

However, given the size of the update (nearly 600MB), it’s reasonable to expect that some other changes are included as well.

Did you receive the update notification on your device? What other changes did you observe? Let us know in comments.

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SEGA’s new SEGA Forever collection brings classic games to mobile for free

 SEGA is bringing some of your favorite games to mobile in new, free-to-play formats that include ads as a way to drive revenue, support offline play and other more modern features like cloud saves. The games can also be rendered ad-free with a one-time $1.99 purchase, which is a really good deal given the pedigree of some of these titles, and what you might pay elsewhere to get re-released… Read More

O2 UK now taking pre-orders for the OnePlus 5, post and pre-paid plans available

O2 UK staked its claim early on that it will carry the OnePlus 5 and now it has published shipping and pricing details.

The new flagship – available in both Midnight Black and Slate Grey – will ship on June 22. The first color option comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the Grey units come in 6GB/64GB.

The recommended contract costs £10 upfront and then £34/£36 a month for two years depending on which version you choose. That gets you 500MB of 4G data with unlimited calls and texts. If you pay £90 upfront, then the same plan comes with 1GB of data. Hit the source link for the…