Microsoft Says Windows Phone 7.8 Due Early 2013
Microsoft today announced some new details regarding Windows Phone 7.8, which is a in-between step bridging Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8. According to Microsoft, it is still testing the platform update with its hardware and carrier partners. The new software will be distributed on lower-cost devices in emerging markets as well as rolled out to existing WP7.5 devices. Microsoft doesn't expect it to reach existing devices until early in 2013. In addition to the new Start screen behavior and adjustable Live Tiles, which were features disclosed by Microsoft earlier this year, Windows Phone 7.8 also doubles the number of themes and accent colors, adds more flexibility to the lock screen wallpaper, and increases the the number of passwords that can be used to unlock the device. Microsoft also said that Windows Phone 7.8 will help it extend the XBox ecosystem to more countries. Microsoft expects to share more details about Windows Phone 7.8 closer to its availability.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Facebook Adds Social Functions to Live Video
May 23, 2017
Facebook today announced two new features for live video that should make it more interactive and social. First, there's Live Chat With Friends.
Apple Reveals iOS 10 Features
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today showed off iOS 10, what it calls the biggest release of iOS ever for both end users and developers. To start, the platform changes up the lock screen, making it easier to access the camera, notifications, Control Center, and widgets.
Google to Rely On Software to Tweak Pixel 2 XL Screen, Pixel 2 Noise Issues
Oct 27, 2017
Google says it will update both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 smartphones in the coming weeks to resolve various issues spotted by early adopters. Starting with the Pixel 2 XL, Google says it will give users more options to tweak the screen's color through a tool added to the display settings.