Honor fails to keep its promise, says Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Last month, Honor’s CEO, George Zao said in an interview that his company plans to release Android 8.0 Oreo update for Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro very soon. The first of the two, Honor 8 was very well received by the press and consumers alike, which made Honor’s decision to offer the update looks even smarter.

Unfortunately, it appears that the Chinese company changed its mind merely a month after the statement of its CEO. Honor India has just confirmed that due to “hardware and software limitations,” Honor 8 will not be getting Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Apple fails to produce documents in FTC lawsuit vs. Qualcomm, gets fined $25K per day

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins has ordered Apple to pay the court $25,000 each day that it fails to turn over certain documents related to the FTC’s suit against Qualcomm. The court started adding up the fines on December 16th. The $25,000 is the amount of profit Apple made every 16 seconds during its last fiscal year. The company must turn over the documents by December 29th, or else it will be forced to pay a higher penalty amount for each day it doesn’t turn over the documents.

Apple is not a party to the suit in which the FTC accuses the chip designer of allowing Apple to pay …

Google Assistant and Siri wins and fails: Smart assistants are the comic relief we need in the AI era

Voice assistants are now virtually present on almost any device you could pick. Heck, some even have two or more voice assistants on deck though that provides little to no additional benefit.
Now that the Google Assistant has broadened its reach to any contemporary Android device and Siri has been a staple of all iPhones for more than half a decade, it’s only natural that they have become an almost natural part of our everyday lives. We might not use them on the regular but communication with your virtual butler is getting more and more natural. Given …

OnePlus 5 fails at 4K video stabilization: comparison vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The OnePlus 5 is the new kid on the flagship smartphone block, but how does it do when it comes to 4K video recording? We test its video stabilization (or lack thereof) against the popular Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 5 lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) and relies on electronic IS only, while the iPhone 7 Plus support both OIS and EIS.

Even the slightest trembling of the hand results in an earthquake-like commotion on screen

And the results are… disappointing. At least for the OnePlus 5 that is. …

Hacker leaks ten stolen episodes of "Orange is the New Black" after Netflix fails to pay for them

Part of Netflix’s success on the mobile front is its ability to come up with original shows. The streaming video site drops a whole season’s worth of shows at one time which you can view anywhere thanks to the mobile app. But the digital world we live in isn’t all puppy dogs and rainbows. A hacker recently stole unreleased episodes of Netflix’s original comedy hit “Orange is the New Black,” which takes place in a woman’s prison.”

After unsuccessfully getting Netflix to bite on his monetary demands, the hacker reportedly released the first ten episodes of the comedy series’ fifth season. …

Google Assistant and Siri fails: 20 instances when our smart assistants were not that smart at all

Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant are two of the more popular chatty virtual smart assistant out there. The former’s available on any iPhone since the 4s, whereas the latter is pre-loaded and available on Google’s new Pixel devices, though you can also use a certain portion of its features by chatting with it in Google’s Allo app. 
 Both assistants are proactive assistants that are able to conversate with you on the base level, though they are still a far cry from being those smart AI assistant we’ve seen in kits if popular movies and TV shows. …