Category: Gadgets


WatchOS 5.3 released: Apple returns the walkie-talkie to the watch

Apple released watchOS 5.3 for all Apple Watch models, with the exception of the very first one.

The OS update fixes a serious error in the “Radio” application, which allowed to eavesdrop on other people's conversations.

The vulnerability became known on July 11, after which Apple temporarily disabled the feature.

Also, watchOS 5.3 expanded the geography of the ECG functions for the Apple Watch Series 4 – now it is available in Canada and Singapore. In Russia – still not.

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WhatsApp will run on the most popular push-button phones

WhatsApp messenger is now available to owners of budget phones running KaiOS. This was reported by the developers of the operating system on its website.

As a rule, in KaiOS phones, the RAM size does not exceed 512 MB, which causes difficulties for third-party developers when porting modern applications.

Now the WhatsApp messenger can be downloaded from KaiStore, and installed, for example, on a Nokia 8110 4G or Alcatel OneTouch Go Flip.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold goes on sale in August

Samsung is finally ready to market its first flexible screen smartphone. Galaxy Fold will be available in August. Reports about it Android Community with reference to the anonymous sources close to the Korean company.

The interlocutors of the publication say that the manufacturer has eliminated all defects in the device and it has passed the necessary tests.

Samsung has already attracted celebrities for a marketing campaign called TeamGalaxy. Galaxy Fold will be promoted, for example, by musician Steve Aoki.

If the Galaxy Fold goes on sale in August, it will outstrip Huawei's flexible smartphone, the Mate X, which will be released in September.

On August 7, Samsung also announced the Note 10 line.

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Pixel 4 front panel design confirmed

Blogger Steve McFly, known on Twitter as OnLeaks, shared the new images of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Judging by the renderers, there are practically no differences between devices. Pixel 4 XL is just an enlarged version of Pixel 4. It will be different from last year’s flagship 3XL with no bangs for the front camera.

Information McFly confirmed photos of protective glasses for Pixel 4 and 4 XL, which published another blogger Ice Universe. On the glass there are three cutouts: on the left under the cameras and light sensors, in the middle under the speaker, another one in the right corner.

According to rumors, Google is going to introduce Project Soli – a set of sensors to track movements and gestures. For the first time, Soli technology was presented at the Google I / O conference in …


Samsung will release ultra-fast RAM for future flagships

Samsung has begun mass production of the industry's first 12-gigabit LPDDR5 memory module for phones. The company introduced this technology in 2018.

Also, Samsung will begin to produce 12-gigabyte LPDDR5 memory strip at the end of July. Like the current generation of LPDDR4X RAM, the new memory modules are built on a second generation 10-nm Samsung chip. According to the manufacturer, it is 1.3 times faster than its predecessor and consumes 30% less energy.

Eight of these chips in one 12 GB bar will allow smartphones with 5G support to transfer 44 GB of data in one second. Such smartphones can be used for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Samsung representatives said that these modules will be used in next-generation flagship phones, which will be released in 2020.

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Huawei's Hongmeng OS won't be released on smartphones

Huawei vice president Katherine Chen said that the company's own operating system, codenamed Hongmeng, will not compete with Android.

Chen argues that Hongmeng was never intended to replace Android. Ostensibly it was originally developed for another. For example, for Internet of Things devices.

At the same time, the screenshots of smartphone screens installed by Hongmeng flowed to the Network.

She also said that Hongmeng contains several hundred thousand lines of code, and not tens of millions, as in other mobile operating systems.

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Samsung will release an exclusive version of the Galaxy Note 10 for only one country

With the approach of the next presentation of Samsung, the Internet appears more and more information about the flagship line of Galaxy Note 10.

The IceUniverse blogger said in his Twitter account that the company will release a special premium version of the smartphone with support for 5G networks, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory for the Chinese market. Samsung will probably also sell a version with 1 TB of internal memory in China.

In other countries, the Galaxy Note 10 will work on 4G networks and will receive 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The blogger said that in the minimum configuration, Note 10 will receive 128 GB of memory.

The cameras of the new flagships will hardly differ from the Galaxy S10 line.

Performance is expected to increase due to …


Founder of Huawei told about the technological lag of the United States

The founder and CEO of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, gave a great interview to Yahoo Finance. It was mainly about US sanctions.

Ren Zhengfei said that in the first two weeks after Huawei was blacklisted by companies threatening US national security, smartphone sales fell by 40%. The company lost $ 30 million.

The head of Huawei has once again declared that his company does not pose a threat to the United States. He believes that the sanctions are needed to "hold back the advanced technologies of Huawei."

“Let them have supercomputers, the US is still starting to fall behind, because they have no superfast connection,” said Ren Zhengfei.

Huawei came under US sanctions in May. Initially it was assumed that in August, US companies would not be allowed to work with it. Then the sanctions regime was relaxed: American partners will …


Sony invents a flexible smartphone with a transparent display

Sony has patented a foldable smartphone with two transparent displays.

According to the documents published by the Letsgodigital edition, one of the features of the unusual device will be that its screens will adapt to the user's style of holding the gadget. The unused part of the screen will be closed with a splash screen or in solid color.

On the basis of patent illustrations, Letsgodigital portal has developed sketches of the appearance of the smartphone.

How far Sony has advanced in the work on this device is unknown.


Samsung Galaxy S11 can be with sliding body

It became known that Samsung has patented a smartphone slider: the right side of the case will slide out, increasing the screen size by about 50%, transforming it into a small tablet. Presumably, the device may be the basis for the flagship device Galaxy S11.

The patent was filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) at the end of 2018. However, it was published only now.

The paper presents fourteen patent illustrations. On their basis, the portal Letsgodigital has developed renders of a possible view of what the Galaxy S11 will look like. The multi-module main camera will be located in the upper right corner of the case.

It is assumed that the smartphone will be released in early 2020.

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