Apple always intends to do something revolutionary with each of its product and eventually sets a trend. With 2017 marking the company’s 10th Anniversary, our expectations are high with the upcoming releases. There are steady rumours of Apple removing home button in iPhone 8. The phone will feature an edge-to-edge display that’ll make the iPhone look like a single piece of glass. This will bring about a major change in the way we use the iPhone. It is assumed to be launched around late autumn this year.
In 2016, Google displayed its vision for a more pervasive and conventional way of interacting with technology. This year, we experienced the company’s focus on more of hardware offerings and launch of top notch devices such as The Android Wear 2.0, Daydream View VR headset, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home Speaker, Chromecast Ultra and Google Wi-Fi router, were met with a good market response.
Google also announced improvements to Android by launching a new major update to the software, Android Nougat 7.1.1, which will be available for most of the android devices by early 2017. There was Google Duo as well, the FaceTime competitor, dedicated to a video-only experience, and not to forget Google Allo, the messaging app with a resident chatbot, the Google Assistant.
The ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google, has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder, and is now shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31. The company revealed that the move is a part of the ongoing unification of Cyanogen. With this, CyanogenMod will be killed though the company has also confirmed its next open-source initiative designated as LineageOS.
The latest reports on the Android Nougat operating system suggested that Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus will soon release the updated software for their respective gadgets.
Lenovo launched the K6 Note smartphone for the offline market, just a day after the official launch of the Moto M Smarthphone. The company has now made an important update regarding the Moto M confirming that the phone is now officially announced to get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. Motorola’s release of its Android Nougat update for its Moto lineup seems to have finally caught up with the Moto Z Play too.
Smartphone owners are curious and excited to see what Nokia Android phones 2017 has in-store for them. After many years of being dominated by Samsung and Apple, Nokia plans on going head to head with big tech brands with its new range of Nokia Android Phones in 2017.
Nokia’s re-entry to smartphone segment was confirmed with HMD Global licensing the Nokia brand for mobile devices. The Finnish company also confirmed that the first Nokia-branded Android smartphone will make its way in the first half of 2017.
Expense Manager & Money Saver by Gullak is finance App in the Google Play Store. This App is designed to give users a complete tracking of their expenses and income. It comes quite handy when you think of saving some money and would like to know where you can cut on costs and save whatever you can. Expense tracker is capable of keeping a track of all your income and expenses and also provide the data in a “Chart” or “Tabular” form as per preference. The App seems to be catered to the Indian market. Read More
The Google-Oracle lawsuit has been going on for years now. The suit involves Google’s use of a part of a programming language called Java, owned by Oracle. However, Google now has confirmed that it will let go of the parts of Android that are being disputed by Oracle and switch to an open source alternative instead. Read More
Apart from meeting the Indian Prime Minister and President on his visit to India next month, it is speculated that Google’s CEO, Sunder Pichai will also launch the second generation Android One smartphone on this visit. An invite that was sent out to some people has led to these rumours. The invite for the event that will be conducted on 16th of this month reads, “At Google, we believe that technology can change people’s lives for the better. Indians are coming online at an astonishing rate with affordable smartphones. These new users have a completely fresh view on what the Internet has to offer. Please block your date for an event with Google as we outline our vision for these users.” Read More
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has unveiled its latest flagship mobile phone, the Mate 8. This will be an Android powered smartphone with a 6-inch HD 1920×1080 display.
It runs on the latest Android 6.0 along with Huawei’s custom EMUI 4.0 user interface. The cameras include a 16-megapixel back camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor with optical image stabilization and a f/2.0 aperture and, an 8-megapixel camera back camera. The back camera has a fingerprint reader underneath it. Read More
Today, Obi Worldphone launched its new smartphone, the SF1, in India. Obi Worldphone was co-founded last year by the ex-head of Apple and Pepsi-cola, John Sculley, along with Obi CEO Neeraj Chauhan and a few others. SF1 will be exclusively available from December 7 on Gadgets360. Read More