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 …


Rumor: Upcoming Nokia X5 and X7 to be launched worldwide, Nokia X6 remains China-exclusive

Nokia X6 is one of the most intriguing Android smartphones launched by HMD Global, but for the time being, the device is exclusively available for purchase in China. Although the Finnish company is known for introducing its smartphones in China first, and then make them available worldwide under different names (and slightly different specs), the same might not happen with the Nokia X6.

HMD’s first smartphone to feature a notch display design, Nokia X6 is to remain China-exclusive, a new report claims. The good news is the Finnish company has two other X series smartphones in the pipeline, …

The first Android Go smartphone launched in the US goes on sale for $80

Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, ZTE’s first Android Go smartphone, the Tempo Go is now available for purchase in the United States. Apparently, this is also the first Android Go smartphone to be released in the US.

Customers can grab this affordable handset for just $80, which quite a steal considering it comes with Android Oreo. Well, a lighter version that’s been specifically optimized to work on smartphones with 1GB RAM or lower.

Specs-wise, ZTE Tempo Go is far from being impressive. The phone is equipped with a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, …

More evidence suggests LG Q7 may be launched alongside the G7 flagship

LG is still undecided on whether or not to implement the notch to its next flagship, but it looks like it’s determined to bring not one, but two high-end phones to the market.

Alongside LG G7, the South Korean company showcased two other phones behind closed doors at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, the Q7 and the V35. The G7 prototype that may have been demoed at the trade fair has already been caught on camera, but we had no evidence that the other two phones exist.

Today, the smartphone maker trademarked the LG Q7 name, which proves the company plans to launch the phone at some …

Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ (2018) won't be launched in the US

Samsung has already released two new Galaxy A series smartphones earlier this year, the Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018). However, two additional handsets will be introduced in the coming months – the Galaxy A6 and A6+ (2018).

These two smartphones have already received their Bluetooth certifications not long ago, which is why we know they will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board. Moreover, a benchmark listing for the Galaxy A6 (2018) shed light on what the phone has to offer in terms of specs.

The cheapest of the two, the Galaxy A6 (2018) is likely to pack an Exynos 7870 processor, 3GB RAM …

Disney AR Emoji have launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Today marks the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, and with them comes AR Emoji – Samsung’s take on 3D avatars. The feature works by scanning your face using the front-facing camera and then creating a 3D avatar based on your appearance. We have an article on how to use the AR Emoji feature so feel free to check it out for some tips.
But in case you want to try out something different, you can turn yourself into Mickey or Minnie Mouse! Thanks to a long-term deal between Samsung and Disney, you’ll be able to make AR Emoji using some of the most iconic …

New The Sims Mobile game launched on Android and iOS

Last year, Electronic Arts announced it will launch a brand new Sims mobile game, but it did not provide any ETAs. The good news is you can now download The Sims Mobile on your Android or iOS device for free. Unfortunately, the game is literally “clogged” with in-app purchases ranging from $2.99 to no less than $99.99 per item.

Even though the game received positive feedback after being soft-launched in 2017, you need to be very careful at how you handle the in-app purchase aspect. On the bright side, EA offers new players three in-game items for free to celebrate the worldwide launch of …

Wireless Apple-branded headphones might be launched this year

Apple is reportedly working on a pair of own-branded high-end headphones that could be released before the end of 2018. According to
Bloomberg and people familiar with the matter, these new headphones should
bring features like noise cancellation and wireless connectivity, being Apple’s
first own-branded over the ear headphones (but not the first Apple-branded
wireless earphones, since we already have the in-ear AirPods, launched in late 2016).

 

For now, it’s unclear how Apple intends to differentiate
these new headphones from the wireless models that the company is already
selling …

Nintendo Switch launched one year ago. Your save data is still at risk.

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Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017. Today, exactly one year later, you’re still at risk of losing all your save data in the event of a hardware failure.

We’ve talked about this beforeMore than once. It’s an ongoing problem. The Switch is a great gaming machine, but this omnipresent dark cloud that still hovers over it is baffling.

Can you name another game-playing device released in the past 25 years that didn’t offer some way to protect your data? Proprietary memory cards, game cartridges with built-in storage of their own, flash drives, SD cards, cloud storage — different machines do it in different ways, but the feature itself is a given. An expectation. Read more…

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ZTE Tempo Go is the first Android Oreo Go Edition phone to be launched in the US

ZTE unveiled three new smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, the Blade V9 and V9 Vita, as well as the Tempo Go. You can see what the first two look like and what they have to offer in our recent story, so let’s take an in-depth look at the third ZTE device unveiled this week – the Tempo Go.

ZTE Tempo Go is most likely the first Android Oreo Go Edition handset to make its debut in the United States. According to ZTE, the smartphone will hit the shelves sometime in March for only $80.

Given the low price, don’t expect a high-end hardware configuration or a mid-range one for …