Google and HTC announced a cooperative agreement on 21st September worth US$1.1 billion. According to the deal, HTC smartphone division personnel will start working for Google, giving it control over the hardware as well for upcoming Pixel devices. The statement released by both the companies revealed that the HTC U11 won;t be the last Android flagship by HTC, and iGyaan reported that a new flagship will be released in 2018. Now, a new report by GSM Arena from France reveals that HTC is working on HTC U11 Plus and may launch it in China on November 11.
There isn’t much known about the phone yet. The upcoming HTC U11 Plus will have a codename, Ocean Master. The device is [...]
Google and HTC announced a Cooperative Agreement worth US$1.1 billion wherein HTC’s smartphone engineers will work for Google once the transaction is completed. While more details about the deal will be disclosed in the days to come, the press release promptly answered one question everybody had on their minds – Will there be more HTC Android phones? The answer is, yes there will be.
This agreement also supports HTC’s continued branded smartphone strategy, enabling a more streamlined product portfolio, greater operational efficiency and financial flexibility. HTC will continue to have best-in-class engineering talent, which is currently working on the next [...]
Earlier in September there as a leak of an Android One branded Moto X4, and now, Google has officially announced the new smartphone. The Moto X4 Android One for Project Fi is available only in the United States as of now and is priced at US$399 (Rs. 25800 approx.). The device can be pre-ordered from the Project Fi website right now and is available in Super Black and Sterling Blue colours.
Android One is Google’s project to provide pure Android OS experience and timely software updates to smartphones. In a blog post, Google said:
Like all Android One phones, Android One Moto X4 runs a pure Android experience, with a clean software design and a carefully curated [...]
After several reports that Google will take over HTC’s mobile division, Google has just announced a deal with HTC. In a statement released by the search engine giant, Google, the majority of the personnel working in HTC mobile division will now work for Google in a deal worth US$1.1 billion. Moreover, Google will, “receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).”
In a statement, Google has said
Google and HTC Corporation today announced a definitive agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. HTC will receive US$1.1 billion in cash from [...]
After the Google Pixel, 2 XL images were leaked, new images of three new products and their details have been leaked before Google hosts a launch event n October 4th. Details about the new Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and the Daydream VR headset have been revealed by Droid Life.
The Google Pixelbook succeeds last year’s Chromebook Pixel. The laptop will be another high-end offering by Google and will be the first iteration that can be folded into a tablet. the Pixelbook will be accompanied by a pressure-sensitive stylus called the Pixebook Pen. No other details about the laptop have been revealed other than the storage variants and their prices. The 128GB base [...]
Google will launch the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on 4th October. There have been a number of leaks about the specifications of both new Pixel devices and now, new images of the Pixel 2 XL have been leaked by Droid Life. The images reveal that the Pixel 2 XL will come in two colour variants – Black and White, and Just Black.
Along with the images, the website also revealed that the Pixel 2 XL will be priced at US$849 for the 64GB variant and US$949 for the 128GB storage variant. Google, in its teaser for the new phones, hinted at a solution for phones running out of storage, which means that there might be microSD card slot for storage expansion on the new Pixel [...]
Google has announced the launch of its new India-centric UPI based mobile payments app, Tez. The search engine giant’s new app will let users link their smartphones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical and online stores, and for person-to-person money transfers.
Payments made straight from your bank account, big or small. Presenting #GoogleTez, money made simple. https://t.co/yb71ezw9Ol pic.twitter.com/Ywy6xJf2qj
— Tez by Google (@TezbyGoogle) September 18, 2017
The information portal of Tez reads
Send money home to your family, split a dinner bill with friends, or pay the neighbourhood [...]
Google just announced that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be launched on October 4th. The two of the most anticipated Android OS devices will go on sale subsequently in global markets in late October. The price of the two new phones has not been revealed but, rumours suggest that the phones will be priced a little higher than the previous gen because of the bumped up storage variants. Here’s what to expect from the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2
Answers are coming. October 4. pic.twitter.com/3CQrBcwi47
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) September 14, 2017
The smaller sibling of the two will have a 5-inch 2560 x 1440 px [...]
Google has confirmed that it will be launching the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on October 4th. The company tweeted a video suggesting that all the issues people have with their smartphones like battery drain, inadequate camera, and bad AI integration will be solved by the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. It was earlier reported that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 would be unveiled on October 5th. Google’s two new phones will compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note8, iPhone 8/8Plus and iPhone X for smartphone supremacy.
Answers are coming. October 4. pic.twitter.com/3CQrBcwi47
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) September 14, [...]
HTC has reported a consolidated revenue of USD 99.69 million for the month of August, the Taiwanese giants’ lowest monthly figures in 13 years. The revenue for the month of August represents a 51.5% decline from the previous month and 54.4% from a year earlier. Also, HTC’s total sales in the first 8 months of 2017 were NT$39.86 billion, representing a 14.4% decline from last year. According to latest reports by The Commercial Times, Google is in the final stages of taking over HTC’s mobile division. This would either result in a complete takeover for HTC’s Mobile division or a partial investment from Google into HTC’s dimming business. According to the [...]
The new iterations of Google’s Pixel lineup, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are rumoured to be unveiled on October 5 this year. Several leaks have suggested an omitted headphone jack and Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset, and the latest image of the Pixel 2 from 9To5Google hints at more features.
The images, that are heavily blurred to keep the source’s identity intact reveal a ‘Slate Grey’ colour variant that the source confirmed is being tested internally as of now. Previous images of the phone show a variant that has aluminium black color with a black glass on the top third of the back. The image also shows two holes under the camera’s flash [...]
Android security has always been a priority for Google and in order to offer a more secure and stable experience to the users, the company has introduced a Google Play Protect logo. Although, Google has been certifying Android devices for a while, but now Google will make it easy for potential buyers to identify Certified devices.
Today, Alphabet inc. announced that in a bid to make it easier for users to spot a Google certified Android device, Google Play Protect logo will be put on the boxes of smartphones which are certified to adhere to Google’s Android security and permissions model.
Google certified Android devices come with latest security updates, automatic [...]