четвртак, децембар 14, 2017

You can now download the Android 8.1 factory image for Pixel...

Google has released the Android 8.1 OTA and factory images for the Google Pixel 2, 2 XL, original Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Pixel C tablet so you can go and download them and flash them onto your device. The 8.1 update will start rolling out to Google Pixel and Nexus devices next week, while today Google is seeding Android 8.1 to the Android Open Source Project. Android 8.1 includes the Neural Networks API which gives apps access to machine learning and hardware acceleration, there are enhancements to Autofill, memory optimizations, bug fixes and security...

LG V30+ arriving in India next week

The LG V30 continues its expansion around the world - first Europe, now India. Today the company sent out invites for a December 13 event (that's next Wednesday) to unveil the LG V30+. The V30+ is the same hardware but with double the storage - 128GB. And there's a free card slot to boot (a hybrid slot, but still). We don't know the price yet or whether the regular V30 will also be available (it should be, right?). The LG G6 currently sells for INR 33,000, though the V30 will probably be closer to its initial price of INR 55,000 (a Galaxy Note8 is INR 68,000). Via

Apple wins a trademark lawsuit against Xiaomi in Europe

Xiaomi filed an application in 2014 with the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union (EUIPO) to register Mi Pad as a trademark in the EU. Apple challenged the form on the grounds of English-speaking consumers might read Mi Pad as "my pad, " and therefore this sounds too close to iPad. The General Court of EU said the complaint upheld by EUIPO in 2016 was correct, therefore not allowing Xiaomi to trademark its tablet series. Apple iPad vs. Xiaomi Mi Pad "The dissimilarity between the signs at issue, resulting from the presence of the additional letter ‘m' at the...

Consumer Report: iPhone X has a great camera, but final score...

Consumer Reports has finished testing the iPhone X and the results are mixed. The phone features the best camera - for both stills and video - that CR has ever tested. The screen got high marks as well and the testers were generally pleased with Face ID (the lack of a Home button required only a short adjustment period). But the phone is found to be quite fragile. Of the three units tested, two had failed screens after 50 turns in the tumbling machine - that's a $280 repair right there. The third unit had a "significantly" cracked back. To its credit, the iPhone X did just fine on the drop...

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus surface again, come with...

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will arrive tomorrow. We already know how the phone will look, how it most likely will cost. Most of the specs were leaked on TENAA, while the MIUI 9 was announced by the company. Some of the specs were double-confirmed by a live photo which also revealed the Snapdragon chipset that will power the Redmi 5 phones. The Redmi 5 will arrive with 5.7" screen with the popular FullView display with 18:9 ratio. The chipset will be Snapdragon 450 - a 14nm process unit with octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU. The camera on the back will be 12 MP. The...

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