Devices and OS
Devices and Operating System News
Honor has confirmed that the Honor 20 and possibly other phones in the series will launch on May 21 in London. This London launch event marks the first time the brand has launched a phone in Europe, without first holding a launch event in China.
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Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and the Snapdragon 730G, three new mobile platforms aimed at high-end and mid-tier devices. The three new SoCs are commercially ready and will start showing up in devices from the middle of 2019.
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Samsung has released the Galaxy S10 5G in South Korea, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology. On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds that allow users to download entire movies in less than a second.
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Google has released Beta 2 of Android Q and among fixes and other features, it has brought the foldable emulator for developers. The foldable emulator will let developers make games and apps for the upcoming wave of foldable devices.
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Google has released the April 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install. Though Google puts out the Android security patches each month, the job of actually getting the fixes to end users falls on the telcos and/or device manufacturers themselves. Those partners vary in their ability to release the patches in a timely fashion.
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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S10 5G will be available for purchase from April 5 in South Korea. The phone, that was announced alongside the the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10+, will also be available in the US as Verizon will open pre-orders for the device on April 5.
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Apple has officially announced that the much anticipated AirPower Wireless Charger has been cancelled and will not see the light of day.First announced alongside the iPhone X in September 2017, Apple promised that the device would wirelessly charge iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watch all at the same time.
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Apple has released watchOS 5.2 to all compatible Apple Watches, bringing the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification to the UK and 19 other markets including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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The brand-new Huawei P30 and P30 Pro is now available to pre-order on O2 in stores, and online and in voice on Thursday. Available in Aurora and Black on the P30 and also Breathing Crystal for the P30 Pro, these smartphones come equipped with cutting edge photography capabilities.
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Huawei has launched the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones at an event at the Paris Convention Center, France. As expected, the phones are aimed at “Rule breaking photography” and “powerful videography.”
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Apple has released iOS 12.2 for iPhone and iPad bringing new Siri features, support for AirPods (2nd Gen), the ability to change Downtime for a different schedule each day of the week, dedicated TV controls in Control Centre and more.
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Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Fold will be available in the UK from Samsung Online Shop and Samsung Experience Stores, and via an exclusive operator partnership with EE.
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O2 has announced that it will carry the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S10 5G, when it launches later this year.5G on the Galaxy S10 5G will introduce hyper-fast streaming and download speeds, powerful mobile hot-spotting, 4K video calling and an elevated mobile gaming experience.
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Apple has announced the second generation of its AirPods, which include the new in-house H1 chip developed for headphones and the option of either a standard case or new Wireless Charging Case. The AirPods also offer hands-free Siri for the first time. Apple says H1 offers up to 50% more talk time than the prior generation and 2x faster connection times.
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Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil support and high-end performance.
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Google has released Beta 1 of Android Q for early adopters and a preview SDK for developers, and you can install it on any of Google’s Pixel phones. This release will inevitably include ample bugs and half-finished features, but it’s the first glimpse of Google’s vision for the future of Android.
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BlackBerry has today rolled out the March 2019 Android Security update to BlackBerry Android devices. The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices.
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The BlackBerry Power Wireless Charging Pad has been launched by Optiemus Infracom. The BlackBerry Wireless Charger is Qi-enabled, has a power output of 5W, and is available in India from today.
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Dynamical today launched Paymo, the first fully digital wallet. The Paymo 4G Smart Wallet is a digital wallet that lets you go completely digital with your money! A dedicated mobile device to securely manage all of your financial transactions, credit/ debit cards, travel, loyalty and access.