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Galaxy S9 unveiling confirmed for MWC, Galaxy X foldable phone in 2019

Galaxy S9 unveiling confirmed for MWC, Galaxy X foldable phone in 2019

Admin 10/01/2018 0
CES is almost half over so anything that should happen would have already happened by now. And so it’s not exactly surprising when DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile business president, confirmed it won’t be announcing the Galaxy S9 this week. Somewhat unexpected, however, is that Samsung will indeed announce its 2018 flagship not at a separate even but at, or specifically before, MWC 2018, with launch details promised to be revealed there as well.It’s a bit of a departure from Samsung’s schedule last year. It announced the Galaxy S8 in March during its own Unpacked event and after MWC already packed up...
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Google Pay assimilates Android Pay, Google Wallet into a single platform

Google Pay assimilates Android Pay, Google Wallet into a single platform

Admin 10/01/2018 0
Google isn’t exactly known for always having a coherent product message and lineup. Just take a look at its current mess of messaging apps and services, not to mention those that it already retired. To a lesser extent, that is the same situation with its mobile payment systems, previously comprised of Android Pay, Google Wallet, and, if you’re in India, Tez. “Previously”, because Google is now combining two of those, namely Android Pay and Google Wallet, into a single “Google Pay” brand to reduce, or increase, confusion.To be blunt, it never really made much marketing sense for Google to have ...
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Google Assistant displays, Android Auto, speakers headline CES 2018

Google Assistant displays, Android Auto, speakers headline CES 2018

Admin 09/01/2018 0
CES isn’t usually Google’s time to grab the spotlight but this year, it’s making its presence felt in a rather new way. No, there’s no new Google product or device being announced. Instead, there are dozens of new ones. Confused? You probably will be once you take a load of all the new speakers, headphones, smart displays, and in-car audio systems debuting at CES 2018. Despite hailing from different brands and coming in different forms, they all have one thing in common. They all have Google Assistant inside.Google Assistant is actually already everywhere. While its official home is, well, the...
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Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) are now official

Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) are now official

Admin 19/12/2017 0
It’s still weeks before CES 2018 but it seems Samsung wants to end 2017 with a bang. Initially expected to be announced next month, the Korean OEM has officially unveiled the Galaxy A8 and A8+ 2018 editions, bringing with it the Infinity Display of its flagships and its first ever front-facing dual cameras. Aimed to offer some of Samsung’s latest tech at a more affordable price, the Galaxy A8 (2018) could ironically make next year’s Galaxy S9 a bit of a tougher sell.Of course, the A series is no S flagship, but if you’re just looking for features, the Galaxy A8 (2018) practically checks all th...
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Google Maps now has public transit directions and notifications

Google Maps now has public transit directions and notifications

Admin 18/12/2017 0
A small but useful update has been released for Google Maps, one that will be especially useful for those who rely on the app for directions via public transportation. The app now has a step-by-step navigation option when traveling on the train, subway, and bus, as well as notifications when the desired stop is approaching. The new features are now live on both the Android and iOS apps.This new addition offers a stickied notification that will progress through the transit directions in real-time, just like driving directions would within the app. The new transit feature, however, means that us...
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Galaxy S8 soon to come in Burgundy Red

Galaxy S8 soon to come in Burgundy Red

Admin 29/11/2017 0
Remember when red, or one of its many variations, was the new black? Well, it seems that Samsung does indeed remember. Though almost a year too late. Samsung has just announced that a Burgundy Red edition is coming out, not for the Galaxy Note 8 but for the Galaxy S8. Yes, the early 2017 flagship is getting a new color, just months before a new flagship is announced.What’s with red anyway? Well, for one, it’s definitely a head turner. Most of the smartphones in the market are either black, white, or gray, with some patches of blue or green in between. Even pink, thanks to the Rose Gold iPhone,...
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