A break from the downtrodden developments today to tell you about a mid-range Xiaomi device. Hey, we thought we’re all hardware fans here? Well, the so-called “Redmi 4” is making the rounds on Geekbench, sporting Android Marshmallow, a Snapdragon 625 and 3GB of RAM. It scores a 929 in single-core tests and 4,751 in multi-core tests, which isn’t too bad in itself and a big improvement over all the variants of the Redmi 3. And all of those phones were introduced in the front half of the year. The counter keeps up and so does Xiaomi. Source: Geekbench Via:
LG deserves a good deal of praise for managing to keep the V20’s design a secret right up to four weeks ahead of its special San Francisco announcement, but sooner or later, the high-end phablet that needs to make up for G5’s disappointing sales results had to show pre-release face. The jig is now up, and one of only two usual suspects unsurprisingly brings a massive set of unofficial but extremely credible-looking LG V20 renders to light. @OnLeaks, in collaboration with Android Authority, produces crystal clear images of a 5.6 or 5.7-incher that unexpectedly borrows heavily from the
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the new deals available for the Google Nexus 6P. Then we discuss some of the other deals available for the HTC 10, though this time with some new JBL headphones. Then the topic becomes Pokemon Go and how it’s helped the battery pack market. We then talk about the Apple Watch 2 and what design changes to expect. We end today’s show talking about the flat screen Galaxy Note 8, or the lack there of. All this and more after the break. Stories: – Nexus 6P discounted again,
Finland’s own Mozo is in the business of producing back covers, mostly for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices. Sure, it does the odd iPhone case, but the Lumias (and mentions of Nokia) that pop up on the device list are just overwhelming. But Mozo confirmed to theWINdoze that it’s had to cut back on some of its more vibrantly-colored polycarbonate covers based on “the recent Microsoft news”. Yep, even the Nokia-esque covers are dying out in favor of the fancier leather and wooden covers and sleeves for Surface tablets.
Four years after the spectacularly failed replacement of Google Maps with Cupertino’s own in-house alternative as the default mapping and navigation service on iOS 6, Eddy Cue believes a lot of good came from perhaps the worse Apple-centric software fiasco in the company’s history. Tim Cook’s second-in-command when it comes to “services” opened up in an extensive FastCompany piece that includes numerous interesting quotes by both the SVP, his skipper, and Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. Without beating it around the bush, Cue admitted what some of you may have suspected already. Specifically, that
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Meizu has another phone planned. No, it’s not going to be a PRO, it’s not going to be an MX, but rather, it’s this “E” phone. What’s a new letter to us? It’s more unique than what we’ve seen from the Chinese manufacturer in a while. The Meizu M1E has been leaked to be an Exynos 8890-toting phone with a 3,100mAh battery (with Meizu’s proprietary 18W mCharge technology). One Weibo user has compiled a whole bunch of information on the phone, including invitation dates, renders and benchmarks.