Apple’s HomePod smart speaker launch date is fast approaching next week, yet we are just now learning that you won’t be able to play audio on it vi… you guessed it… Bluetooth, despite that the HomePod is equipped with the latest high-range, low-power 5.0 version of the wireless connectivity standard. So, what are my options to run tunes on the HomePod, you ask? Well, straight from the newly updated audio sources list that Apple just posted:
The new features that Android 8.0 Oreo brings aren’t overwhelming, but one of them is of particular note – Project Treble. It is Google’s final push to remedy slow Android updates by separating the basic, core Android framework, from the manufacturer image, and allow it to be updated much faster than before.
It’s been a familiar refrain for years now – the US gets a Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy S line flagship, because… Qualcomm patents, but also Verizon and Sprint’s legacy CDMA voice networks. The rest of the world, however, usually basks in the battery life efficiency coming with Samsung’s homebrew Exynos line of processors, and often the added benefit of a better audio processor.
Next year, with the introduction of the eventual Galaxy S9 and S9+, we thought that the roles may get reversed. Samsung just announced that its second-generation 10nm LPP processors are entering mass production, …
Next week looked like an exciting week in smartphone land, as we would be eagerly awaiting on both the iPhone X release, and the November 2 event before it that HTC sent out invitations for.