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Samsung Galaxy S8 to Launch With AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will offer an artificial intelligence assistant service in the upcoming flagship smartphone, as the South Korean firm seeks recovery from its global smartphone recalls. The Galaxy S8 will let users order food or perform other tasks without going through a third-party application but by simply asking the phone’s virtual assistant, Samsung said in a statement. ... Read More »

Google Play Fights Fraud and Spam Installs With Improved Detection, Filtering

Google on Monday announced it was rolling out improved detection and filtering mechanisms on Google Play, with the aim to prevent app developers from deceitfully boosting the popularity of their apps. The search giant says this will help users discover deserving apps, apart from allowing honest developers to showcase their offerings. In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Google ... Read More »

Toyota’s Smart Key Box Lets You Start Your Car With Your Smartphone

Toyota Motor Corp will pilot its new Smart Key Box technology in fleets used by US car-sharing service Getaround next year, stepping up its push to benefit from new mobility services seen by some as a threat to traditional car ownership. The world’s biggest automaker confirmed last week that it has invested in San Francisco-based Getaround, adding to the partnership ... Read More »

BlackBerry in Software Deal With Ford, First With an Automaker

BlackBerry Ltd has signed a deal to work directly with Ford Motor Co to expand the carmaker’s use of its QNX secure operating system, the Canadian technology company said on Monday, as Ford develops increasingly automated vehicles. The deal with Ford is the first BlackBerry has done directly with a major automaker, though it currently sells its technology to auto ... Read More »

Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Broke His Relationship With Bill Gates

Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer’s only regret: not doing it sooner. Ballmer, who was chief executive officer of Microsoft for 14 years, told Bloomberg Television that if he could do it all again, he would have entered ... Read More »

OnePlus 3T With 3300mAh Battery Tipped to Launch on November 14

  The upgraded variant of smartphone OnePlus 3, allegedly called OnePlus 3T, has been leaked for past few months. The leaks about the phone have suggested that it will not be a complete revamp but a rather more capable version of OnePlus 3. Even though the smartphone was earlier expected to be launched in December, rumours now suggest that it ... Read More »

Meizu Pro 6s With 3060mAh Battery, 12-Megapixel Camera Launched

Meizu has launched an upgraded version of the Pro 6, and is calling it Meizu Pro 6s. The smartphone is a carbon copy of its base variant, with respect to design, but comes with upgrades in the camera and battery life. It is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,700), and is expected to launch in China soon. The Meizu ... Read More »

Samsung W2017 Android Flip Phone With Dual Full-HD Displays, Snapdragon 820 SoC Launched

Last year in November, Samsung launched its dual-display Android flip phone W2016 exclusively for China. Given that this category is fairly less populated among smartphones these days, it provided a good option for customers. Almost a year later, the South Korean company has now announced the successor to this phone (no prizes for guessing the name) – the W2017 – ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 9 With Leica Dual-Lens Camera Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

  Huawei on Thursday launched the Mate 9 smartphone at an event in Munich. The smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup designed in collaboration with Leica, which is certainly the highlight feature. It will be made available in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the UAE in the first wave of launches, with a ... Read More »

ZTE CYMBAL-T Android Flip Phone With 4G LTE Support Launched

  After the ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S, the Chinese company has now launched an Android flip phone in the US market. The ZTE CYMBAL-T flip phone is priced at $99.95 (roughly Rs. 6,700), and you can purchase it from the Home Shopping Network. Alternatively, it is also sold at Wal-Mart stores with no contract and unlimited data. The big ... Read More »