For years I have read about the massive potential of augmented reality, but only seen very sporadic implementation thus far. Google s Project Tango was believed to be the main propeller of the AR segment. But it took years to finally have a couple of consumer devices to actually see an AR smartphone. While Lenovo launched the first Tango-based smartphone Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro in early 2016, Asus stole the show at the CES earlier this year with its Tango-enabled ZenFone AR. Today, the smartphone made its entry into the Indian market at a price of Rs 49,999.
With the Pixel smartphone series, Google finally got it right in the hardware game. Dubbed as the truly Google phone, the Pixel smartphones came with top-end specifications, and some exclusive Google features. Naturally, there s a lot of expectations from Google s second generation Pixel series. So far, we have come across a number of leaks and rumors about the new Pixel smartphones. But perhaps this is the first time we ve gotten a real close look at the alleged design of the upcoming smartphones.
Google has launched a number of products and services over the years. Some are hit and some are a flop. Obviously, the hit ones make it to your lives pretty much fluidly, but the ones that don t take off, are buried deep and never mentioned again. Google Glass, despite its immense potential, flopped. Of course, it wasn t a perfect product, and perhaps launched ahead of its time. But the AR industry has evolved so much and now, it s actually a thing. Unsurprisingly, Google has decided to take another shot at the Google Glass.
Google has rolled out HDR support for content on its Google Play Movies & TV. But there s a catch. To experience the higher dynamic range, you will need an HDR-compatible TV, and Google s Chromecast Ultra. The feature will be available to users in the markets like US and Canada initially. There s no word on when the feature will be rolled out globally, but Google has said it will happen in coming months.
After WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks wrecked havoc worldwide, the issue of internet security has once again taken center stage. Even as security tools are becoming more stringent, cybercriminals have continued to find a way to be ahead in the chase. And now, a new ransomware threat, called LeakerLocker, is lurking over millions of Android users worldwide.
Motorola has reportedly sent out media invites for an event in New York on July 25. While the invitation doesn t really mention any device name, the artwork in the backdrop gives a clear indication that it will be something to do with Motorola s well-known shatterproof' gimmick. According to rumors, the company could launch the Moto Z2 Force on that day.
After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung had pinned a lot of hopes on its Galaxy S8 series. While the initial sales of the new flagship smartphones were encouraging, rumors have it that the buzz around the Galaxy S8 is fading away, resulting in slowed sales. This has reportedly prompted Samsung to bring its Galaxy Note 8 to the market earlier than expected.
Google ambitious Project Loon has been in the testing phase for quite some time now. While it seemed the company may officially launch internet-beaming balloons, the project has come across a major hurdle that could mean an end of the project altogether. Google has failed to acquire an important patent for Project Loon after a company called Space Data claimed they were the first ones to coin the idea.
While LG today launched its Q series smartphones, there has been quite a buzz around its LG V30 smartphone. As the name implies, the smartphone is going to be the successor to the LG V20 smartphone. So far, rumors and leaks have given away quite a few details about the device. While the official launch seems to be quite distant, we have for the first time have a look at the renders of the LG V30.
ZTE is reportedly working on a new smartphone. Dubbed ZTE V0840, the smartphone has been listed on benchmarking website Geekbench. The smartphone was recently also spotted on China's TENAA certification website.