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Samsung Galaxy M20 early review praises the battery life
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:45:01 +0100

A self-professed long-time Samsung user and member of the Samsung Community forums was given a Galaxy M20 to review and they did - publicly. Summed up in two words, the conclusion is "battery matters". The Galaxy M20 (and Galaxy M30) will have a 5,000mAh battery. A 45 minute gaming session didn't drain much of the battery and it reportedly charges back up pretty quickly. The phone has a USB-C port on the bottom, though there's no word on what kind (if any) fast charging it will support. The Galaxy M20 will have a 5,000mAh battery The user reports that the 6.3" Infinity V display...



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Samsung Galaxy S10 phones will support reverse wireless charging
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:00:01 +0100

Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio will support reverse wireless charging and now there's some solid proof. This photo of what seems to be a demo booth (the top label reads "press button to experience") shows that this will be one of the major features. The first three buttons play an introductory video, then one about the cinematic display and one for the in-display fingerprint reader. Next up is the triple camera and the reverse wireless charging. Buttons to control a Galaxy S10 presentation That's how important a feature this is, it's right behind Samsung's first...



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HMD Global shares its Android Pie update roadmap
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:00:01 +0100

Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global's CPO revealed the company's Android Pie update plans for the upcoming months. Juho just boasted on Twitter that the Nokia lineup were the fastest in moving to Android Oreo and that he hopes the switch to Pie will be completed in even shorter time. So far, eight phones have received the Android 9.0 Pie update with the Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco being the latest to join the list earlier this month. The Nokia 5 and 3.1 Plus are expected to get the new software version by the end of January while the Nokia 6, 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 will receive before Q1 ends. The Nokia 3 and...



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Meizu Zero debuts with no physical buttons, speaker or charging port
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:00:02 +0100

The Meizu Zero is here - the world's first phone without physical buttons, speaker cutout and even without a USB port for conventional wired charging. The Meizu Zero uses touch capacitive panels on the side as replacements for the conventional power and volume buttons (similar to what HTC did with the U12+, only without the buttons protruding the frame). For a speaker the Meizu Zero uses a piezoelectric transducer under the display (akin to what Sharp and Xiaomi have done with phones like the Aquos Crystal and Mi Mix). Meizu Zero Removing the USB port is trickier to compensate...



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LG will show a phone with hover gestures on February 24
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:00:01 +0100

LG has set its Mobile World Congress event date - February 24 - and revealed its tagline 'Goodbye Touch'. The short clip hints that LG will unveil a phone with new gestures that might even work without touching. Hovering over the screen is a bit 2011, but we guess LG has something special in mind. While at MWC 2019, LG is expected to unveil the LG G8 and its first foldable phone. We'll be there and will bring you first hand impressions.



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Foldable Xiaomi phone appears on video with company's co-founder
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:10:02 +0100

A new video has surfaced of Xiaomi's foldable device. This time, Lin Bin, the company's co-founder and president is demonstrating it on camera. It isn't entirely clear whether the video was intended to be released or not - but whatever the case may be - we have a closer look at Xiaomi's foldable phone. The video below was reposted to YouTube from Chinese social network Weibo. This appears to be the same device we saw in a short hands-on video tweeted by @evleaks earlier this month. The device doesn't fold closed but rather folds backwards and has two creases. The creases can...



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Huawei responds to Twitter images being mysteriously deleted
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:37:49 +0100

A number of confused users buzzed on Reddit when they began to see strange behavior with the Twitter app on Huawei smartphones. The app was seemingly deleting photos immediately after the user saved them to the device using the Twitter app. After saving the image, users could see a message from "Huawei System Services" that said "Twitter has deleted a photo from Gallery". This caused an uproar on the internet that led many to believe that Huawei was intentionally blocking users from saving images from Twitter using some kind of feature baked into the OS. Via Reddit Huawei...



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1. Microsoft discounts Surface for college kids, goes for price edge over Apple's MacBook Air
Microsoft has kicked off a month-long deal on its new Surface Pro 3 tablet-slash-notebook for college students, cutting prices between 10% and 19%.
2. Surface damage mounts at Microsoft as red ink reaches $1.7B
Microsoft lost money on its Surface tablets throughout its just-concluded 2014 fiscal year, adding hundreds of millions of dollars in red ink.
3. Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled
Microsoft plans to press ahead with its in-house Surface tablets, but the company's strategy remains vague and elusive.
4. Microsoft wants MacBook Air owners to trade up to a Surface Pro by trading in
Microsoft has launched a buyback program to try to get MacBook Air owners to part with their laptops and replace them with new Surface Pro 3 devices.
5. Surface Pro 3 'notebook' reaches retail today
Microsoft today kicked off retail sales of the Surface Pro 3, the 2-in-1 device touted by the company as a notebook replacement.
6. Whoops! Microsoft goof confirms Surface Mini
Microsoft inadvertently confirmed in a user guide that it had a smaller Surface tablet ready to release when it unveiled the larger Surface Pro 3 last month.
7. Perspective: The Surface Pro is Microsoft's latest premature introduction problem
Microsoft has become mildly famous -- in hindsight -- for being early, far too early, to important technology products and trend swings. Is history repeating itself with the Surface Pro 3?
8. Surface Pro 3's 'tweener' screen is too small for a laptop, too big for a tablet
Microsoft picked the wrong screen size for its new Surface Pro 3 if it really plans to push the hybrid device as a replacement for premium-priced notebooks, a retail analyst said.
9. Windows RT isn't dead -- yet
The troubled Windows RT operating system got nary a mention at Microsoft's Surface event today, but don't plan for RT's funeral just yet.
10. Microsoft doubles down on 2-in-1, enterprise-first Surface strategy
Microsoft today doubled down on its strategy of pushing the Surface tablet as a two-in-one device that does duty as laptop or tablet, serving not consumers but business customers.

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