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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Finally Goes on Sale

The world’s first Tango smartphone – the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro – is now finally available to buy. The smartphone was due to go on sale online in August and hit retail shelves in September, but then got delayed to October and then November, before finally getting a November 1 release date in the recent past. The smartphone is now ... Read More »

World’s First Tango Smartphone Lenovo Phab 2 Pro to Go on Sale on November 1

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the world’ first Project Tango smartphone, is expected to go on sale on November 1. Developed in collaboration with Google, the Phab 2 Pro was originally slated to be released in September, but its launch was later pushed back. Last week, the official Lenovo US website mentioned that the phablet will go on sale on November ... Read More »

Some Nexus 6P Users Reporting Battery Failure Issue on Android 7.0 Nougat

Some Nexus 6P users are reporting what is being termed a battery failure after updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. Neither Google nor Huawei have yet acknowledged the issue, which appears to be software related. A Reddit thread started by YouTuber TheRedy Tedy demonstrates an issue where the Nexus 6P has 53 percent charge, but after 3 photos are taken from ... Read More »

Xiaomi Testing Phones on US Carriers, Readying for Launch

For Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi, the home market is looking increasingly saturated which is why it has been expanding in a number of ways – such as its foray into IoT devices, and Global VP Hugo Barra recently told reporters that Xiaomi is testing its phones with US carriers, and hinted that a US launch could be in the next year ... Read More »

Sony Surprises With Profit Warning on Sale of Battery Business

Sony Corp cut its annual profit outlook due to losses related to the sale of its battery business – disappointing a market that had been hoping for an upward revision on buoyant sales momentum for PlayStation 4 and the launch of its virtual reality headset. Emerging from years of restructuring, the consumer electronics giant is refocusing its business to concentrate ... Read More »

Moto M, Lenovo P2 Launch Expected on November 8

The oft-leaked Moto M and the recently-unveiled Lenovo P2 are reportedly due to be launched next week at a November 8 event in Guanzhou, China. Invites for the November 8 event are doing the rounds of Chinese media, and were obtained by TechDroider. The Moto M (XT1662has seen several leaks over the past few months, starting with a TENAA listing ... Read More »

iOS 10 Now Running on 60 Percent of Active Devices, Apple Says

Earlier this month, Apple released figures of the adoption rate of various version of iOS. The statistics on October at the time showed that more than half of active iOS devices, 54 percent to be precise, had already moved on to the latest version of iOS. Now, the Cupertino-based company has revealed the latest numbers, which reveal that more people ... Read More »

Pixel Phone Users Report Bluetooth Vehicle Pairing Issues; Google Working on a Fix

Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones earlier this month, and the demand for the smartphones have exceeded the company’s expectations. We found the smartphone to be quite impressive (Review) as well. However, as users have begun to use the smartphone in their everyday lives, reports of glitches are now cropping up. Apparently, many Pixel phone users claim that ... Read More »

Government Mandates Indian Language Support on All Phones Sold From July 2017

Government has mandated support for Indian languages in all mobile phones to be sold in the country from July 1, 2017 onward. “In exercise of the power conferred by clause 10(1) of Bureau of Indian Standard Act… the central government, hereby includes the Indian language support for mobile phone as per IS 16333 (Part-3) to the schedule of ‘Electronics and ... Read More »

Samsung Posts 30 Percent Drop in Profits on Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported an expected 30 percent profit plunge on the back of a highly damaging recall crisis that hammered the reputation of the world’s largest smartphone maker. The third quarter earnings were announced just hours before the start of an annual shareholder meeting which was set to approve the latest step in a complex generational change of ... Read More »