Google's first Smart Displays are going on sale in July

The first of Google’s Smart Displays will be available to buy starting this summer. After announcing the new product platform at CES 2018, the company remained pretty quiet in terms of an eventual release date. At the company’s annual Google I/O event, however, the internet giant has finally confirmed that its first lineup of products will be available to purchase starting July.

The devices in question are set to put a huge focus on their Google Assistant integration, akin to Amazon’s focus on Alexa with the Echo Show. Also, in addition to the benefits the virtual assistant brings to the …


Apple is developing a standalone AR & VR headset complete with 8K displays: report

Apple is working on a new headset that will utilize both VR and AR technologies. The introduction of the iPhone X saw a very limited entry into the AR world by Apple, while in terms of VR, the Silicon Valley-based giant is yet to release any products. According to a new report, however, both technologies be the basis of the brand’s next big product.

More specifically, Apple is reportedly working on a brand new standalone headset that would integrate both VR and AR support, although it is still in the early stages of development. The tech product will reportedly sport two displays, one for …

Apple is seeking a price cut of nearly 10% for Samsung's OLED displays

Apple is reportedly seeking a price cut from Samsung on the price of OLED panels. Apple’s first device to sport an OLED display, the iPhone X, has so far seen much weaker demand than initially anticipated, which has forced Apple to cut orders by up to 50%. One of the main reasons behind this, unsurprisingly, is reportedly the high price of the smartphone.

Now, despite recent reports that claimed Apple’s next flagship devices would be even more expensive than the company’s current iPhone X, Apple appears to be negotiating a near-10% price cut with Samsung in the hope of cutting costs which, …

Galaxy A6 & A6+ renders reveal Infinity displays & more

A new set of 360º video renders reveal Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A6 line. It has been rumored for some time now that the South Korean giant would be expanding its updated Galaxy A lineup with the introduction of two slightly cheaper devices, dubbed the Galaxy A6 and A6+. Now, thanks to a new set of renders courtesy of @OnLeaks, Samsung’s new devices have been shown off in full.

Looking at the render videos, both devices sport similar designs to the previously-announced Galaxy A8 and A8+. This means the front panel is now dominated by a tall, 18.5:9 display and …

Bricked: IOS 11.3 disables third party touch displays

It has been reported that IOS 11.3 has disabled some iPhone 8 touch displays. The devices affected are those who have had third party displays installed. These displays are typically installed by local repair shops and are not affiliated with Apple. There are videos circulating showing the display on but not registering any touch input whatsoever. Without the touchscreen enabled, the device is essentially useless. It has been noted that people have had their iPhone 8 displays replaced in this manner since release without any issue. However, after the update rolled out, some discovered that …

Apple is working on new touchless controls for its displays

Apple has a number of new features in the pipeline for its upcoming iPhones. Last year, the company introduced its brand-new design strategy with the iPhone X and, unsurprisingly, this year’s models are expected to follow in its footsteps. According to a Bloomberg report, however, the Cupertino-based company has a number of new features in the works in order to differentiate its future models in the coming years.

Kicking things off is expected to be a new display technology that should help create an even more immersive experience. Much like Samsung’s curved edge displays, Apple is said …

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ clear FCC certification with Infinity displays in tow

The Galaxy A6 saga is about to come to an end, as the smartphone has been recently spotted at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), a clear evidence that it will make its debut on the market in the coming months.

Last week, we reported that the Galaxy A6 and A6+ smartphones may not be launched in the United States, but customers in Europe and the Middle East will surely be given the chance to purchase either of the two devices.

Today, we have new information about the two mid-range handsets, which suggest they will make it to the Americas, just not to the United States specifically. …

Android 9.0 P may integrate Dark Mode feature for OLED displays

Android 8.0 Oreo brought along light/dark theme shift dependent on your wallpaper’s hues, but only for Google’s new Pixel phones, while each and every device with OLED display could benefit from a true Dark Mode in its own right. 

You see, unlike LCDs, where the backlight shines with the same intensity no mater what color is displayed, the OLED display pixels are themselves the source of light, and when displaying white, in particular, they are lit with maximum current. Thus, OLEDs surpass LCDs in battery draw when displaying darker or more colorful imagery like movies, …

Huawei P20 Plus and P20 alleged battery sizes revealed, might come with OLED displays

Huawei is one of the big names that will have a presence at MWC 2018 in less than a week’s time, but sadly, you shouldn’t expect a new flagship to be unveiled at the large trade show. It has been confirmed for a while now that the third-largest smartphone manufacturer will reveal its flagship devices for the year, the Huawei P20 and P20 Plus, at a separate event that will take place on March 27. That’s more than a month from now, but at least we already have a pretty good idea why we should be excited and what to expect from these two troopers.

Today, a new rumor comes …

Google Duo might get web app, group calls, other big features, app is coming to smart displays

Popular video chat app Google Duo could be receiving some major new features in the coming months. The news comes from Google Duo creator/lead engineer Justin Uberti who recently took to Twitter to reveal the 2018 roadmap for the service.

First day back at work, time to kick off our 2018 #GoogleDuo roadmap!
Coming soon, smart displays with Duo video calls via #GoogleAssistant:https://t.co/Dkx9TopV1v— Justin Uberti (@juberti) January 9, 2018
Uberti first confirmed that smart displays (smart speakers with a screen) powered by Google Assistant …