Instagram confirms it won't notify users of screenshots after all

Back in February, Facebook-owned Instagram revealed that it was testing a new feature that would notify its users whenever people took screenshots of their Story, following in the footsteps of Snapchat. 

Upon the announcement, it was clear that users weren’t exactly impressed by the revelation, with various people voicing their discontent on Twitter. Now, though, in a move that will likely lead to celebration among Instagram’s community, the photo-centric company has confirmed that it’s no longer testing the feature. Instead, it’s no focus is presumably the upcoming video hub feature …

Square Enix confirms teen drama Life Is Strange lands on Android in July

It’s true that Square Enix’s teen drama, Life Is Strange made it to iOS first a few months ago, but the publisher promised that Android users won’t be skipped for too long. Today, Square Enix confirmed once again that Life Is Strange will be available on Android, but this time also offered gamers a time frame.

So, if you’re an Android user, you’ll be able to play Life Is Strange sometime in July, but that’s not the only good news. Square Enix announced Android players will get all five episodes on release day and full controller support.

You can even pre-register on Google Play Store …

Microsoft confirms Groove Music apps for Android and iOS will be retired

Microsoft announced last year that it will discontinue its Groove Music streaming service and that all customers who own a Music Pass will be transitioned to Spotify. Microsoft’s music service will be retired on December 1, 2018, but all your personal music files will continue to be available in OneDrive even after that date.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to listen to those files with the Groove Music app on Android or iOS devices because these apps will be discontinued as well. According to Microsoft, both Android and iOS apps will be retired on December 1, 2018, so after that date, …

Essential confirms 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches for the PH-1

Although it looks like a second Essential Phone is out of the question for the moment, the company behind the so-called PH-1 smartphone is going to continue to provide timely security updates for the next few years.

Essential confirmed recently that its first smartphone will receive major Android OS updates for two years, and three years of security patches. Since the Essential Phone made its debut on the market back in August, it’s likely that Android P will be the last major software update the smartphone will receive.

However, security updates will probably continue to come to …

Samsung's AI chief confirms Bixby 2.0 will be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9

There’s no doubt that Samsung plans to continue to improve its advanced Bixby platform, especially that most competing companies are trying to lure customers with their own AI platforms. Back in February, Samsung’s CEO confirmed the next version of Bixby will be launched alongside the South Korean company’s second flagship for 2018.

Today, Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center under Samsung Research told Korea Herald that the next flagship smartphone coming from his company, the Galaxy Note 9 will include an improved version of Bixby.

He went on to say that Bixby 2.0 will offer enhanced …

Galaxy S9 sales finally surpass 1 million units in South Korea, Samsung confirms

Samsung has officially confirmed sales figures for the Galaxy S9 series in South Korea. The number one smartphone manufacturer still expects the Galaxy S9 line to outperform last year’s Galaxy S8 devices, although the company’s sales figures suggest the new devices are lagging behind slightly.

Since the Galaxy S9 series launched back in March, Samsung has confirmed its new lineup has sold 1 million units in its home country, taking just under two months to do so. For comparison, last year’s flagship devices took just 37 days to reach that number, while even 2011’s Galaxy S2 reached the …

Samsung confirms Galaxy A6 and A6+ will receive quarterly security updates

Samsung’s latest Galaxy A6 series will receive quarterly security updates. The South Korean company’s newest additions to its Galaxy A line currently act as the entry-level models and now, in an unsurprising move, the company’s support page has been updated to reflect the security update schedule for the two new devices.

Samsung currently reserves the monthly security patch privilege for its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, although certain popular mid-range devices such as the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017), and the Galaxy A8 (2018) also receive frequent updates. When it …

Samsung confirms plans to release Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo updates by mid-May

It looks like we’re just a few weeks away from the release of the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge. Not long ago, a Turkish website handled by Samsung said the update will be launched in mid-May, but the information may have been deemed unreliable by many since the same website initially said it would be available much earlier.

Well, it appears that the reason the initial information wasn’t accurate is that these schedules may change according to the development and approval procedures, which is why we’re now looking at a mid-May timeframe for the release …

Nokia X notched invitation confirms May 16 reveal

HMD Global is gearing up for the unveiling of one of its most controversial smartphones, the Nokia X. Although the handset was recently showcased in China, Nokia X hasn’t been officially introduced yet, and that might not happen until mid-May.

The Finnish company is holding a 5-day event in Beijing, China, where it has all of its smartphones and feature phones showcased. However, aside from the devices that have already been launched on the market, HMD Global is displaying one that wasn’t even announced yet, the Nokia X.

In fact, many billboards positioned near the location of the …

Motorola confirms 70 million lifetime Moto G sales, sets 30 million goal for Moto G6

Motorola has set itself a goal of shipping 30 million Moto G6 units. It’s fair to say that the Moto G series has certainly been one of the Chicago-based company’s success stories, with the five previous generations selling a combined 70 million units worldwide. With the launch of the latest lineup, however, Motorola is banking on high sales in order to boost the Moto G series’ lifetime numbers to over 100 million units.

At the company’s current pace of sales, the present total works out at an average of 14 million Moto G units per year. But considering the gradual rise in popularity of …