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  • Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus get more than 100,000 registrations in the first day
    Yesterday Meizu finally announced the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus, its latest flagship smartphones, following many weeks of leaks, rumors, and speculation. The devices both come with a second screen on the back, dual rear cameras, and top specs throughout. The first flash sale for the duo will happen in China on August 5, which is next week. Ahead of that, as usual in China, the company has started taking registrations - you can't ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
  • HMD now owns 500 Nokia design patents, including one for the Lumia Camera UI
    An interesting revelation comes today regarding Nokia, both old and new. About 500 design patents have been transferred from Microsoft Mobile to HMD Global. The former is the company that made the Microsoft and Nokia branded Windows handsets following the acquisition by Microsoft of Nokia's smartphone division many years ago. The latter is the company currently holding the exclusive license to use the Nokia name for smartphones. HMD Global has already launched the Nokia 3, ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Unlocked Moto Z2 Play is up for pre-order in the US, Verizon’s model just $120 this weekend
    The Moto Z2 Play has been available at Verizon since late June, so it's finally time for the unlocked model to make an appearance. This can now be pre-ordered directly from Motorola's online store. It is priced at $499.99 and will work on all major US carriers - AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, even Verizon. You can choose between black and gold, color-wise. Note that the unlocked model comes with 64GB of built-in storage, twice the amount ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
  • iPod nano and shuffle were discontinued today, iPod touch got double the storage
    Today it's time to shed a tear for the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, because both of them got discontinued by Apple. This comes less than three years after the same thing happened to the iPod classic. The iPod nano and shuffle have been unceremoniously pulled from the Apple website, and the company has since confirmed to TechCrunch that it is in fact discontinuing the music players. So if you want an iPod, from this ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Comcast’s live TV streaming service could launch by year’s end
    Earlier this year, rumors circulated that Comcast was planning to launch Xfinity Instant TV, a live TV streaming service for Comcast internet customers that don't have a cable package. During an earnings conference call today, Comcast CEO Brian Rober ... read more
    Source: Engadget RumoursPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Samsung Pay might work on non-Samsung smartphones next year
    Samsung Pay started out being exclusive to the Korean company's high-end smartphones but has since made it into the mid-range, in its more restricted Mini iteration. We've already heard that Samsung plans on bringing Pay Mini to Android devices made by its competitors, as well as iOS, and today a new report says the company wants its payments service to be ubiquitous. Apparently there have been internal talks regarding the possibility to make Samsung Pay ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Gucci’s latest fashion is a retro sci-fi mashup
    While some designers look to the future of fashion and tech, Gucci is going back to what 1960s and '70s Hollywood thought the future would be. For its Gucci and Beyond Winter Instagram campaign, the fashion house showed off some colorful, kaleidoscop ... read more
    Source: Engadget RumoursPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Foxconn plans to open a factory in the US
    Taiwan-based manufacturer Foxconn, most popular for manufacturing the Apple iPhone plans to build a 20-million sq.ft facility in Wisconsin for LCD panel development. The investment will cost around $10 billion and will open around 3,000 jobs. Soon in the United States LCD panels are currently integrated into all iPhones and iPads, but Apple stated on multiple occasions that it would like to switch to OLED. It even purchased machinery for in-house OLED development for the ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27
  • ‘Marjorie Prime’ imagines a world where AI keeps us from grieving
    Despite humanity's astounding technological advances, the one thing that we've never been able to invent our way out of is our own mortality. But what if you never actually had to lose the ones you love? That's the premise of upcoming sci-fi flick Ma ... read more
    Source: Engadget RumoursPublished on 2017-07-27
  • Daydream VR compatible device list to grow to 11 devices by the end of 2017
    Google launched Daydream last year at I/O 2016, making it the company's first official attempt at mobile VR. Unfortunately, the feature did not quite take off and hardware support from most device manufacturers never came. If you go to the Daydream website right now, you will see support for six devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Moto Z, Axon 7, Mate 9 Pro and the ZenFone AR, with the Galaxy S8 support still coming even ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-07-27




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