Razer Phone's cameras will get better soon thanks to software updates


Launched in the US last week, the Razer Phone is one of this
year’s most interesting handsets – not just due to the fact that it represents
Razer’s first foray into the smartphone market, but also thanks to its appealing
list of features (including 8 GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with an
impressive 120Hz refresh rate).  

 

While Razer seem to be very happy with its first phone,
right now, the company isn’t fully satisfied with the experience that the
handset’s cameras (8 MP front, dual 12 MP rear) are offering. Thus, the company
is working on software updates to improve …


Verizon updates LG V20 today, has a slew of OTA updates set for tomorrow

Verizon sent out an update today for the LG V20, which contains the November Android security patch and software version VS99518A. Tomorrow, we expect to see Big Red push out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the LG G6, the Moto Z2 Force and the Moto Z Play. Outside of the LG V20’s support page, the nation’s largest carrier has yet to update the pages for the other smartphones receiving their OTA updates on Tuesday.

If you own any of these models and you’re a Verizon subscriber, once you receive a notification telling you that the update has arrived on your handset, …

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 receives OTA patch with updates to Gallery, Calendar, Wi-Fi Calling, and more

A new OTA update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owners that purchased their device from Sprint. With a build number of N950USQU2BQJB and a size of 383MB, the new update brings quite a few changes. 

First of all, Wi-Fi Calling has been renamed to Calling Plus and packs some new and improved features. In a nutshell, Calling Plus includes all the capabilities of Wi-Fi Calling and adds the ability to make and receive calls over Sprint’s LTE network. 
There are also improvements to the Calendar, Gallery, …

Microsoft updates Outlook for Android with new Group features

Good news for Outlook for Android users, as Microsoft has just released a new version of the app that brings important new Group features. The new features announced over the weekend are available to all Office 365 users via Outlook for Android.

First off, Microsoft added the option to create or delete a group directly from the phone, something that wasn’t possible until today. Also, the new version of Outlook allows users to edit a group and add or remove group members.

The Groups function, along with the new features introduced, can be easily accessed from the app’s sidebar. In …

Essential updates its 360 Camera module with Facebook Live 360 streaming support

Essential announced not long ago that customers who bought its 360 Camera module will be able to broadcast Facebook Live 360 directly from their Essential Phone. Considering the issues the Essential Phone’s camera has, that’s probably the last thing that those who purchased it would want.

Still, if you’re into 360-degree content and absolutely must capture your adventures using this format, you can do it if you have an Essential Phone and the 360 Camera released by the US-based company.

The latest 360 Camera update will now enable you to start a Live 360 …

Microsoft updates Skype with Snapchat-like photo effects

Skype is mostly a business tool, but Microsoft has decided it needs an entertainment aspect that other communications services already have for a long time. So, starting this week, Microsoft introduces photo effects in Skype.

These smart photo effects allow Skype users to customize effects options based on what’s in each picture. It’s very easy to use – simply take a photo, tap the magic wand button in the top of the screen and access the new photo effects.

According to Microsoft, these photo effects may include celebrity lookalike, smart face sticker, location …

Verizon updates the Moto Z2 Force to support Gigabit Class LTE speeds

Owners of the Verizon version of the Moto Z2 Force should expect a notification about an update to come across the screen at any time. This is a pretty important update that will allow the device to support Big Red’s upcoming Gigabit Class LTE service. A couple of months ago, Verizon tallied a 1.07 Gbps speed in a lab using Qualcomm’s X20 LTE modem chip.  Don’t expect such a high speed from the Moto Z2 Force since the latter employs the less powerful X16 modem. And the phone won’t be used inside the perfect conditions found inside a lab.

The software version of the update is NDX26.183-15 …

Google promises 3 years of OS and security updates for Pixel 2/XL

Google has officially committed to keeping the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL updated for the next 3 years, a solid commitment that outdoes all other Android phone makers. Yes, this includes both updates to the operating system and security updates.
One of the big downsides of owning most Android phones is software updates: even the big names like Samsung take months to update their phones and after the first major update, devices are often abandoned or take even longer for future operating system updates (they might still get security updates).

With …

Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS, here is what's new

After delivering a major Outlook update last week on both Android and iOS platforms, Microsoft is now bringing a couple of new feature to iPhone users.

Unlike the previous update that added many improvements to shared calendars feature, the new version of Outlook for iOS is more related to the Groups feature.

The first important new feature the update brings is the ability to create or delete a group directly from the phone. Aside from that, Outlook users can now edit a group and add or remove group members.

As long as you have an Office 365 account, …

Official: There will be no Android 8.0 Oreo updates for NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Tablet K1

Nvidia probably thinks there aren’t enough Shield Tablet or Tablet K1 units out there to worth pouring some resources into upgrading them to Android 8.0 Oreo. Or maybe, the fact that both tablets were launched more than two years ago weighed heavily on Nvidia’s decision.

Either way, the fact remains that Nvidia Shield Tablet and Tablet K1 will not be getting Android Oreo updates. On the bright side, Nvidia confirmed that the Shield Tablet K1 will receive another important update based on Android Nougat.

Most smartphone companies are making sure that their …