Microsoft engineer in China says that there will be a Surface Phone before editing his comments

There is some hope among consumers that the foldable device that Microsoft has been seeking patent protection for, is the long rumored Surface Phone. Yesterday, a Microsoft engineer might have accidentally given away the news that the Surface Phone is real and is coming in the not too distant future. On a Q&A site in China called Zhihu, someone wrote in to complain about the poor integration of Cortana on Android.

The Microsoft engineer, writing on Microsoft Asia Research Institute’s Cortana support account, blamed the lack of permissions on the operating system as the reason why Microsoft’s …


Google snags Apple engineer to help with company's rumored production of in-house mobile chips

Google is said to be in the early stages of developing its own line of mobile chips that it can deploy on future Pixel handsets and other mobile devices. To help Google produce top quality components, the company has lured chip designer John Bruno away from Apple. According to a recently published report, Bruno was in charge of Apple’s silicon competitive analysis group. This team made sure that the chips used inside Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad were topping those used by competitors.

Prior to joining Apple, Bruno worked at Advanced Micro Devices, where he was head engineer. He …

Apple fires engineer after daughter's iPhone X hands on video goes viral

According to a video posted today, Apple has fired an engineer after his daughter posted a hands-on video about the iPhone X on YouTube. While the engineer’s full name is unknown, we do know that his daughter goes by the name of Brooke Peterson. Apple requested that Brooke take down the video, and while she did comply immediately with the company’s desires, it was removed from the site well after the clip went viral.

Keep in mind that this was more than just a leaked iPhone X. This was an iPhone X that belonged to an Apple employee and the video revealed special QR codes on the phone …

Android engineer speaks his mind about OnePlus' benchmark shenanigans

So, the OnePlus 5 is only a couple of days old and controversies are already stirring up. It has been alleged that the phone “cheats” on benchmarks by enabling a specific profile, which forces the processor to work at high clock speeds. The reason this is considered cheating is because a handset would not operate in this way during normal usage, since prolonged times at high load results in overheating issues.

However, co-founder Carl Pei addressed this issue by stating that this profile is indeed used when the user boots up a game and will also kick in at app launches to reduce loading …

Pixel XL 2 aka Walleye scores a mention in Android testing by Google engineer

David Zeuthen, a Senior Software Engineer at Google, may be toying around with a Google Pixel XL 2, which we recently learned could be codenamed Walleye. From the AOSP project code postings that revealed to us the eventual internal titles of the next Pixel phones, now comes the thread that you see above, where Mr Zeuthen refers to testing new software, probably part of Android O, on a “walleye” device (nudge, wink).
Provided that the deduction is legit, Google is apparently hard at work on the new Pixels already. With the Google I/O event right …