Qualcomm’s 8150 next flagship SoC gets Bluetooth certification

2019 is just around the corner and with it Qualcomm’s next flagship SoC based on the 7nm manufacturing process. So far, information about it has been scarce, but one thing keeps popping up – the 8150 name suggesting that the company is looking to change its naming convention once again. Just the other day, Android 9.0 Pie system files hinted at the Snapdragon 8150 and now a Bluetooth certification document confirms it. The listing mentions Qualcomm SM8150 supporting Bluetooth 5.0 and it seems that the chip went through the certification process just…

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Google mocks Pixel Ultra rumors with a Pixel Mini sketch

Some of you might have heard that rumor going around claiming that Google is preparing a Pixel Ultra smartphone and the company will announce a trio of smartphones instead of the expected Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There’s also a second variation of this rumor and it sounds like it’s coming straight from an Alex Jones conspiracy theory. Well, Google just shut down those rumors with humor and a pinch of sarcasm.   Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 in black According to some unnamed sources, the Pixel Ultra was going to…

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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

Here we are, the fifth iteration of Oculus Connect—four years since the Facebook buyout, two and a half years after the consumer release of the Oculus Rift, a year after the debut of the mysterious Project Santa Cruz. So what’s next for virtual reality, at least from Facebook? The $399 Oculus Quest. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Oculus Go $199.00 See It on Amazon Oculus Quest is the evolution of last year’s Santa Cruz prototype, an all-in-one VR system that doesn’t need a PC or a tether of any kind. Think of it as a…

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Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie Update Rolling Out After Brief Snag

Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update has a file size of about 1.47GB HIGHLIGHTS Android Pie on Nokia 7 Plus comes with version 3.22C File size of the update is around 1.47GB The update was stalled earlier this week Nokia 7 Plus is now finally receiving the much-awaited Android 9.0 Pie software update. Within a couple of days of HMD Global having announced that Android P for the Nokia 7 Plus would be delayed, the company has gone ahead and announced that the rollout has begun for the mid-range handset. The Android Pie update on Nokia 7…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 New Update Brings Camera Improvements: Report

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in India at Rs. 67,900 HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 9 new update improves picture quality It also improves low-light brightness, and Day/Night HDR control accuracy The latest update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 9 users in Germany Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone last month, and it sent out an update soon after to stop the device from accidentally activating the Bixby assistant. Now, a month later, Galaxy Note 9 users are reportedly once again receiving an update, this time focusing on camera improvements. The update brings…

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Samsung Board Chairman to Stay Despite Indictment for Alleged Labour Union Sabotage

Samsung Electronics Co’s said on Friday its chairman of the board, Lee Sang-hoon, will continue in his role despite an indictment for allegedly sabotaging labour union activities. Seoul prosecutors have accused Lee of involvement in a company-wide operation to dismantle a union at Samsung’s after-service unit between 2013 and 2016 when he was chief finance officer. The indictment of Lee and other company officials on Thursday is another headache for the tech giant whose vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, the heir to the Samsung Group, is appealing a conviction for bribery…

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Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market in Q2 2018: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Apple continued to dominate smartwatch market with a 41 percent share Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 percent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday. US-based wearables major Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share while Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share in the second quarter of…

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Nubia Unveils Its Alpha Wearable Smartphone at IFA 2018, Red Magic Gaming Phone ‘Coming Soon’ to India

Nubia Alpha price and availabliity were not revealed HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic was launched in China back in April Nubia Alpha is a smartphone that can be worn on your wrist Pricing and specifications of the Alpha are not out yet Nubia at IFA 2018 in Berlin on Friday unveiled the Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone concept on which production will be started in Q4 2018. There is, however, no word on which markets will get the phone first. The company also showcased that the Nubia Red Magic, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest gaming-focused smartphone, at the…

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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop launched in India, price starts at RS 65,999

Taiwanese electronics brand Acer on Thursday launched its all new “Nitro 5” gaming laptop, with improved specifications, for Rs 65,999 for the AMD-based model and Rs 72,999 for the 6-Core Intel processor-based variant. “The new ‘Nitro 5’ has been developed for gamers who want powerful specs to enable great experiences on-the-go at affordable price point. The advanced features and the latest hardware with a refreshed striking exterior adds to its uniqueness and provides the feeling of intensity to a gamer,” Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, said…

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Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving ‘OK Google’ Voice Command, No Fix Yet

HIGHLIGHTS OK Google has not been working for Nexus users This issue has been persisting since two months Google acknowledged the issue last month, but hasn’t rolled a fix yet Google Nexus 6 is now four years old, and it stopped receiving security or Android updates from the tech giant a while ago. Now, many users who are still using the smartphone have started complaining about a fault with the ‘OK Google’ voice command. Apparently, the Nexus 6 opens the “Access your Assistant with Voice Match” setup page, every time it…

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