Motorola is sending Save the Dates to an event on April 19. AndroidPIT got hold of the invitation, which reveals that the event will be held in São Paulo, Brazil. The invitation also includes the phrase “helloyou”.
What the invitation doesn’t say is what Motorola is planning to show at this event. One possibility is the Moto G6, which is expected to have Plus and Play variants. It’s now been a little more than a year since the Moto G5 debuted, so the time is right for another entry is Motorola’s line of affordable Android smartphones.
After several leaks, last week official Black Shark account on weibo and Qualcomm China confirmed that it the gaming phone will be powered by Snapdragon 845. Now it has announced that the phone will be announced on April 13th and also confirmed that Xiaomi has invested in the company. Even though some renders of the phone have surfaced online showing physical control buttons, it seems to be MatriMax iPlay edited to look like the Black Shark phone. However, another image of the phone has surfaced in China showing off a standard design. Earlier rumors revealed 8GB of RAM, Android 8.0 Oreo and 2160 x 1080 FHD+ 18:9 display for the phone. The phone is rumored come with a 120 Hz display to compete with the Razer Phone. Black Shark Technology CEO, Peter recently said that the company has the company currently has more than 300 employees, more than 90% are designers and engineers. He also said that many in the team are themselves gamers. We should know more details about the phone soon. Source 1, 2 Fone Arena
Samsung Electronics today announced Notebook Odyssey Z Gaming Laptop with 15.6-inches 1080p display, up to 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, up to 16GB RAM. It comes with thermal management hardware; an in-built Z AeroFlow Cooling System consists of three key components; the Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber, the Z AeroFlow Cooling Design and the Z Blade Blower. It is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with 6 cores and 12 threads and supports latest DDR4 memory with a bandwidth of 2,400 MHz. The Notebook comes with a refined keyboard with Crater Keycaps that deliver improved precision and comfort and the new Touchpad design, which is located to the side for a more desktop-like feel. It also comes with silent mode option to focus on what you do with the fan noise able to reach as low as 22 decibels. The Dynamic Spread Vapor Chamber covers both GPU and CPU from edge to edge for optimal heat management; the Vapor Chamber is aided by Z AeroFlow Cooling Design, to efficiently push cold air to the hottest parts of the device above and below simultaneously, while pushing out heat air from the vents. Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z Gaming Laptop specifications 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display 8th Gen … Fone Arena
ZTE’s Nubia brand has scheduled an event on April 11th to unveil its mid-range Z18 mini, successor of last year’s Nubia Z17 mini in Beijing, China. The invite shows 24OO, which hints at 24-megapixel dual rear cameras for the phone or it could be 24-megapixel front camera. The invite doesn’t reveal any other details of the phone. The phone is rumored to come with Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio screen, Snapdragon 660 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is likely to feature a unibody metal design, similar to the predecessor. The Nubia Z18 mini is rumored to be priced around 1599 yuan (US$ 254 / Rs. 16,555 approx.). We should know all the details when the phone goes official next Wednesday. Source Fone Arena
Love the T-Mobile Sidekick? If so, then the T-Mobile Sidekicks may be just what you need.
T-Mobile today announced the Sidekicks, the first ever Smartshoephone. These smart Converse Chuck Taylors include features like a touchscreen on the bottom of the shoe and a bonus slide-out screen built into the sole, retractable smart laces that double as earbuds and charging cables, a fitness tracker, and sole speakers.
The Sidekicks also have a built-in “No BS Assistant” that’s voiced by T-Mobile CEO John Legere. Just say the phrase “Hey Sidekicks” and you can have T-Mo’s CEO place calls, give you directions, and more.
Excited for the Sidekicks? Unfortunately, these Smartshoephones are an April Fools’ Day joke, like last year’s T-Mobile Onesie. Also like the T-Mobile Onesie, though, T-Mo is selling a version of the Sidekicks that are not smart.
You can pre-order your own pair of T-Mobile Sidekicks right now. These magenta Coverse Chuck Taylor sneakers have T-Mobile Sidekicks branding and are available in women’s and men’s sizing. Pricing is set at $ 65 per pair and pre-orders will be open until April 15. T-Mobile estimates that Sidekicks orders will begin shipping on April 15.
The T-Mobile Sidekick is one of the more beloved phones in recent history, and while T-Mo isn’t bringing back the device quite yet, these Sidekicks could make be nice for fans of the flip-out phone. Are you going to buy a pair of T-Mobile Sidekicks?
Google has just announced a new developer preview for Wear OS, which it says brings Android P platform features to wearables. It includes a number of additions, such as a dark system theme, limited background activity, radio deactivation when the watch detects it’s not being worn, and so on. Downloads are available right now for the Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Classic.
The blog post highlights a number of new features.
In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays.
Apple’s invite made it very clear that the event would be focused on education announcements, but there were still quite a few hardware and software possibilities that had a slim chance of being—but ultimately weren’t—mentioned:
Lower-priced MacBook Air: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a more affordable MacBook Air will launch in the second quarter of 2018. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said the notebook probably wouldn’t be ready for Tuesday’s event, which proved to be the case.
When to expect it: Apple has refreshed the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro in April or May before, and announced the updates via press releases, so that’s one possibility. Otherwise, the new MacBook Air will likely debut at WWDC 2018 on June 4, near the end of the second quarter.
AirPower: A trio of reports claimed Apple’s multi-device charging mat will be available to order by the end of March. However, despite Apple’s online store going down ahead of Tuesday’s event, the AirPower wasn’t anywhere to be found when the site came back online.
When to expect it: There are still two weekdays remaining in March, so there’s a possibility the AirPower could be added to Apple’s online store within 48 hours. Otherwise, the reports may have been off the mark. Apple has only confirmed that the AirPower will be available at some point in 2018.
When to expect it: A sketchy Chinese report recently claimed that Apple will unveil a new iPhone SE at WWDC 2018 in June. While certainly a possibility, Apple hasn’t introduced a smartphone at the event since the iPhone 4 in 2010. Beyond WWDC, a new iPhone SE could conceivably be announced in September alongside a new iPhone X and iPhone X Plus.
iPhone X in gold rendered by Michael Flux
Gold or (PRODUCT)RED edition iPhones: Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang and Twitter account OnLeaks said Apple may release a (PRODUCT)RED edition of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and/or iPhone X. Ben Geskin and Japanese website Mac Otakara expect a gold iPhone X.
When to expect it: On March 21, 2017, Apple unveiled a special (PRODUCT)RED edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If it plans on doing similar this year, then perhaps we’ll see a wave of press releases highlighting availability of the new colors and the AirPower very soon.
iOS 11.3: Apple could have used its event to mention when the software update will be publicly released, but it elected not to do so.
Apple’s last education-focused event prior to Tuesday was in January 2012 in New York, where it announced iBooks 2 with interactive textbooks, iBooks Author, and a new version of iTunes U for iPad.
Just over six years later, many teachers and IT directors for school systems were eager to see what Apple had in store for them. And now that the event has concluded, many of those individuals have shared their initial thoughts, which aren’t entirely positive. We’ve rounded up some articles below:
Today is press day at the New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday. Many automakers have unveiled vehicles compatible with CarPlay, including the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and 2019 Lexus UX: