Category Archives for Phones

New LG G6 live images surface, highlight always-on display and shiny back

February 16, 2017

A couple of new live images portraying the LG G6 have been leaked today, and they are embedded below for your viewing pleasure. As you can see, this time around the phone is turned on, and we can glance at its Always-On Display functionality, showing the time, date, and battery capacity at all times. The rounded corners of the screen are in view here too, as are the minimal side bezels, the very small top bezel, and the slightly larger bottom one. People who love symmetry in bezels will unfortunately not dig the G6, that’s for sure.

The back is shiny, at least in this color version,…

BlackBerry reacts to the Gartner report that said it has 0.0% market share

February 16, 2017

Yesterday market research firm Gartner released its latest report on the state of the mobile world. One interesting tidbit in there was that for the fourth quarter of 2016, sales of devices running BlackBerry OS reached an unflattering 0.0%.

Today the Canadian company has sent us its official reaction to that report. Here it is:

As has been widely communicated, our current strategy focuses on providing state-of-the-art software and security for enterprise and devices. As part of this aggressive pivot to software, we have shifted away from hardware and toward a licensing model where…

TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

February 16, 2017
screen-shot-2017-02-14-at-3-03-49-pm Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in a way that, during the beta spotted by Teslarati, users have really enjoyed. Read More

Xiaomi promotes India head Manu Jain to Global Vice President

February 16, 2017

Xiaomi Global has assigned Manu Kumar Jain to the position of Global Vice President. Jain has served as the head of India operations since the day the Chinese brand opened shop in India in 2014. Apart from serving as the Global VP, he will continue to oversee the India operations as Managing Director.

Jain’s promotion follows the exit of Hugo Barra from the company last month, who previously held the position of Global VP. Barra has since then announced plans of heading Oculus at Facebook back at Silicon Valley.

Under the leadership of Jain, Xiaomi India flourished tremendously…

Apple assembling devices in India won’t mean cheaper iPhones yet

February 16, 2017
iPhone 7 Apple appears to be moving forward with plans to begin assembling its phones in India, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that its prices will drop in the country. India’s Economic Times reported that Apple will begin assembling the iPhone SE in the coming months in Karnataka, adding more detail to comments from the state’s minister of IT that seemingly confirmed an arrangement. Read More

Apple to start manufacturing iPhone SE in India

February 16, 2017

Last month Apple reportedly selected Wistron as the primary manufacturer for all its iPhones in India. The Taiwanese partner of the Cupertino-based company set up a plant in Bengaluru in order to start the local production.

According to industry sources speaking to Reuters, iPhone SE assembly will begin in the coming months. Apple’s midranger is almost an year old but is still the cheapest devices the company offers in India.

Apple shipped 2.5 million iPhones to India last year which is the most the company has ever sold. It ranks at 10th at India’s smartphone market but last…

HTC is dominating the VR market in China

February 16, 2017

VR was a hot topic all throughout 2016 and things are only looking up. With prices constantly going down, 2017 might realistically be the year for VR to go mainstream and companies that already have positions there like HTC might benefit the most from it. A couple of days ago, the Taiwanese business hinted at a new VR product already in development. It also made a strong and statement of its commitment by describing itself as “a VR company”.

It appears all the effort is really paying off. The HTC Vive is taking Facebook and Oculus head on, with some clear advantages in its favor in the…