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New Photos of Samsung Galaxy S20+; New Folding Smartphone in the Works

Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 11:42

The editorial staff of XDA has published several photos of Samsung Galaxy S20+ - the middle smartphone from the new line of Korean flagships. The company is also said to be working on the Galaxy Z Flip, a folding phone resembling Motorola Razr.

Using Smartphone in the Bathroom? Research Shows That Most of Us Do

Julia Dragovic, 24 October 2019, 14:10

A recent study by Bank My Cell shows which sex and which generations use the phones most when sitting on the toilet. Spoiler: the winners are, of course, the millennials.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Has a Bug That Enables Anyone to Unlock the Phone

Laty, 18 October 2019, 12:37

Samsung has confirmed that anyone can now unlock Samsung Galaxy S10 using their fingerprint. The bug occurs when the smartphone is inserted into a double-sided rubber case available on eBay.

Microsoft Surface Duo - Smartphone That Looks Like Nintendo DS

Bart Swiatek, 03 October 2019, 22:23

Microsoft announced Surface Duo - a smartphone-like device equipped with dual-screen and a gadget that will run on Android OS.

Xiaomi Smartphone Owners Banned in Pokemon GO

Bebop, 02 October 2019, 15:49

Xiaomi smartphone owner were subject to mass bans in Pokemon GO. A new update of the MIUI frontend may be responsible for the incidents. The game's developer, Niantic, remains silent.

iPhone 11 Pro Max Bests Huawei and Samsung in Battery Life Benchmark

Barth Faryna, 25 September 2019, 15:11

With the new iPhone 11 series, Apple has focused on two issues: the battery and the camera. The tests show that the manufacturer has done its homework on at least one of them.

Samsung Galaxy Fold - $2000 Smartphone is Extremely Fragile

Julia Dragovic, 23 September 2019, 12:47

Samsung has released a video that shows how future and current users should take care of their new Fold. The company also reveals that the magnet holding a smartphone in folded position may demagnetize credit cards, and if you have an implanted medical device, you should consult a physician before buying it. And there's more of it.

Xiaomi Shows Quick and Wireless Charging

Paul Wozniak, 10 September 2019, 11:29

Xiaomi introduced a new wireless charging system that can fully charge a phone with a 4000mAh battery in 69 minutes.

Nokia Tops Samsung (and Pretty Much Everybody Else) in Android Updates

Barth Faryna, 04 September 2019, 23:15

Nokia is a company somewhat forgotten by the users, but the brand has not disappeared from the market. Not only that! The latest report shows that in terms of updating Android Nokia is the leader among all manufacturers.

XDA Developers: Xiaomi Prepares as Much as Four 108 Mpix Phones

Barth Faryna, 03 September 2019, 12:08

According to XDA Developers, Xiaomi is working on four phones with 108 Mpix matrix in the basic camera. This will be a record achievement for smartphones.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Appearance Leaked

Barth Faryna, 28 August 2019, 12:11

For a few days now, a graphic allegedly depicting the Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone, which is about to be launched, is making rounds on the Internet. The authenticity of the renderings was confirmed by one of the main leak „specialist”, so we can be almost certain that this is how the phone will look like.

First Smartphones With Snapdragon 875 CPU in 5nm Technology in 2021

Michael Kulakowski, 27 August 2019, 21:20

Qualcomm intends to launch Snapdragon 875 mobile processors, which will be manufactured in 5nm technology, in 2021. A year earlier, the first smartphones with 865 chips will be launched on the market.

Android Q is Now Android 10; New Name and Logo for Google's OS [Updated]

Conrad Hazi, 27 August 2019, 12:00

The doubts have been dispelled and we already know what the new version of Google's mobile OS will be called. Android 10, because that's the sooftware's full name, is moving away from the traditional naming associated with sweets. A new logo was also introduced.

Samsung is Working on a New Fold. Again

Julia Dragovic, 22 August 2019, 16:39

All signs (read: disclosed patents) suggest that Samsung has written off the old, although new Fold. While the work on the smartphone was supposed to be finished, the company is already working on a completely new, transformed version. This time it will fold horizontally.

KNOB - Serious Security Gap Detected in Bluetooth

Conrad Hazi, 18 August 2019, 16:07

Bluetooth SIG Engineers recently published a note concerning a serious bug in the specification of the Bluetooth standard. It describes an exploit called KNOB that enables attacks on almost any Bluetooth Classic-compatible device and data interception.

Huawei Mate 30 - Expected Release Date Revealed

Barth Faryna, 12 August 2019, 15:37

The latest reports indicate that the presentation of the Huawei's flagship models Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is approaching. Earlier rumors suggested October, but according to new information the launch may happen earlier.

Samsung Will Use AMD Radeon GPUs in its New Smartphones

Bart Swiatek, 06 August 2019, 18:26

Samsung will use AMD GPU in its future smartphones. Mobile GPUs will be based on RDNA architecture, just like Navi family cards. The first devices with this technology will probably be available on the market in 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Prices Leaked - Lower Than Expected

Barth Faryna, 05 August 2019, 20:54

The official launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ is approaching, and there are more and more information about the devices on the web. Recently, one of the „leakers” posted information on his Twitter about the official prices of the smartphones, which shows that the phones will be cheaper than previously expected.

Huawei Smartphone With Proprietary OS Later This Year

Barth Faryna, 05 August 2019, 19:16

Huawei has been working on Hongmeng, the company's proprietary OS for some time now. Until now, it was not entirely clear whether the OS would be available on smartphones. The Chinese Global Times reports that it will be so, and the first device of this type will debut later this year. We even know its price.

Android Will Enable Us to Choose Search Engine

Konrad Serafinski, 05 August 2019, 14:42

Reuters agency reports that Google will enable the choice of a default search engine on mobile devices running the Android system beginning from 2020. Companies will enter an auction, and those who pay the most will appear in the system.

The EU: Google Won't Listen to Recordings Collected by Assistant App

Bart Swiatek, 02 August 2019, 11:35

The German Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has banned Google from listening to sound material recorded through the use of Smart Assistant app. The company agreed and offered to refrain from this practice throughout the European Union for a certain period of time.

Google Will Pay 5 Bucks For Your Face

Barth Faryna, 30 July 2019, 17:07

Recently, residents of many American cities have been talked to on the street by Google employees, who offered them Starbucks or Amazon vouchers in exchange for... their faces. The value of the coupons was exactly $5. That's how much Google is willing to pay for a human face.

Developers of TikTok Will Develop Their Own Smartphones

Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2019, 16:54

ByteDance, the company behind the popular TikTok app, announced that it is planning to create its own smartphone. The device will be developed in cooperation with Smartisan Technology.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Lives; New Launch Date

Barth Faryna, 26 July 2019, 16:21

Despite the serious delay suffered by Samsung's Galaxy Fold folding smartphone, the manufacturer is not putting down its arms. Contrary to rumors circulating on the web, the device will appear in stores later this year, and the implemented fixes are intended to prevent further malfunctions.

Powerful and Expensive, Asus ROG Phone 2 Smartphone Debuts

Barth Faryna, 23 July 2019, 17:07

Asus ROG Phone 2 is another smartphone in the Republic of Gamers hardware line designed specifically for gamers. The specification of the device looks very impressive, but such powerful components are followed by an equally high price.

Android - Google Will Introduce New Emoji

Bart Swiatek, 19 July 2019, 15:40

Google has announced that the latest version of its OS, the so-called Android Q, will feature several dozen new emojis. The images will also include those that will enable better representation of minorities, such as people with disabilities.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Without Super-fast Charger Included

Barth Faryna, 18 July 2019, 15:45

As Ice universe suggested on his Twitter, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ will be able to support ultra-fast charging technology with 45 watts. The problem is, however, that such a charger will not be added to the set, and customers will have to pay extra for it.

iPhone 6 Explodes in the Hands of an 11-year-old Girl

Paul Wozniak, 15 July 2019, 12:55

Apple is trying to figure out what could have caused the iPhone 6 to explode in the hands of an 11-year-old girl. So far, the cause of the malfunction is unknown.

Apple's in Trouble? Demand for iPhone Smartphones Drops

Bart Swiatek, 10 July 2019, 14:17

Wedbush analysts have prepared a report stating that Apple will ship 180 million iPhones to stores by the end of this fiscal year (September 2019). That's 37.7 million less than last year.

Windows 10 Now Shows Notifications From Android

Bart Swiatek, 04 July 2019, 17:41

Your Phone app for Windows 10 has a new feature that enables it to display notifications from your smartphone on your computer screen. The program also allows you to view photos and read and write SMS.

US President Donald Trump Postpones Huawei Trade Ban

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 12:36

US President Donald Trump decided to delay the trade ban on Huawei. This means that American companies will be able to do business with the Chinese giant almost as they have done up to now.

Google Chrome for Android Installed 5 Billion Times

Bart Swiatek, 28 June 2019, 11:14

The Android version of Google Chrome has already been installed more than 5 billion times. The source of the information is the application card in the Google Play store.

Bill Gates: My Biggest Mistake? Underestimating Android

Julia Dragovic, 25 June 2019, 10:40

Despite many successes, Microsoft has had its share of slips over the years. In a recent interview, Gates admitted what was the biggest mistake in his career. And it's not about Vista. It's Windows Phone.

Samsung Copyrights Smartphone With Foldable Screen

Konrad Serafinski, 13 June 2019, 15:41

Samsung is planning to produce a smartphone that we can fold and put on like a watch. The world has not forgotten about the infamous case of Galaxy Fold, and the Korean giant is already patenting new technology.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Leaks; Possible Appearance and Price?

Bart Swiatek, 07 June 2019, 13:55

A lot of rumors appeared on the web concerning the new flagship of Samsung - the Galaxy Note10. We've also seen a rendered graphic that depicts the possible appearance of the device.

Oppo Presents Selfie Camera Embedded in Smartphone Screen

Adrian Werner, 03 June 2019, 14:23

Oppo is working on a smartphone where the front camera is hidden under the screen. Vice President of the company boasted a video showing how the solution works in action.

Amazon Sold Motorola's Smartphone Before it was Announced

ElMundo, 29 May 2019, 13:24

Although Motorola Moto Z4 was not officially announced, by Amazon's mistake the smartphone reached its first owner. Thanks to this we got to know the details of this model.

BBC: ARM Breaks Partnership with Huawei

ElMundo, 23 May 2019, 15:44

Huawei is about to face the new challenges resulting from the US Government's embargo. This time ARM, a company offering technology for production of Kirin CPUs, among other things, ceased cooperation with the Chinese company.

Smartphone Sales Drop, but There are More Mobile Players in the USA

Bart Swiatek, 10 May 2019, 11:21

Smartphone sales in the US fell by 18% over the year. Apple remains the leader in the US market. Despite the shrinking market of mobile devices, the number of people playing on mobile phones is constantly growing.

No New Launch Date For Samsung Galaxy Fold

ElMundo, 09 May 2019, 12:16

Samsung has still not solved the technical problems faced by its first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. We still don't know the new release date of the device, and anyone who places a preorder can easily cancel it.

New Version of Google Assistant Employs Advanced AI Algorithms

Bart Swiatek, 08 May 2019, 11:32

Google has provided some details about the new version of its Assistant. The program is to receive a few useful functions, and to work much faster, thanks to the use of advanced machine learning algorithms.

Smartphones' Sales Falling – iPhone in Decline

ElMundo, 02 May 2019, 12:31

The Canalys analyst published smartphone market statistics for the first quarter of 2019. The industry as a whole is struggling with shrinking mobile sales, with Apple losing the most.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Debut Delayed due to Display Problems

ElMundo, 23 April 2019, 14:39

Samsung has decided to postpone the launch of one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year - the folding Galaxy Fold model. The reason for this decision was the screen problems faced by the reviewers who tested the new Korean device.

Google Will Offer More Browsers on Android

Darius Matusiak, 19 April 2019, 15:08

Google has presented details of the Android update, which will be released soon as a result of last year's sanction imposed on the company by the European Commission. The giant then had to pay $4.34 billion for monopolistic practices.

Google Assistant in U.S. Starts Displaying Ads

Bart Swiatek, 08 April 2019, 14:55

The latest update of the Google Assistant has the program displaying ads in response to some user queries. Whether the feature will make it to all language editions of the Assistant remains to be seen.

Apple Develops a Premium Subscription for Mobile Games?

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 March 2019, 22:55

Bloomberg agency shared a piece of interesting information about the Apple company. According to the agency's sources, the American company plans to reveal a paid video game subscription service akin to Xbox Game Pass.

Huawei Sues US Government

Bart Swiatek, 07 March 2019, 14:51

Huawei sues the US Government. The company accuses the USA of launching false accusations, e-mail theft and blocking the company's ability to compete in the 5G technology market.

What's Samsung Galaxy S10+ Manufacturing Cost?

ElMundo, 05 March 2019, 13:39

That smartphones are getting more expensive defies any argument. Having that in mind, it is worth analysing the production costs of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S10+.

Foldable Huawei Mate X Is Supposed to Cost as Much as 2229€

Heros99, 27 February 2019, 17:13

Without a doubt, 2019 can already be declared the year of folding smartphones. Nowadays, every leading manufacturer wants to have such a device in their offer. After weeks of rumours, Huawei Mate X has been officialy revealed.

Google Assistant Gets a Physical Button in Smartphones

Agnes Adamus, 25 February 2019, 15:09

Google's expansion in the AI market continues. Smartphones from producers that cooperate with the American giant will feature a dedicated button for launching Google Assistant.