While all the operating systems that are powering Apple’s current devices will be updated starting this fall, the one that gets the most attention is iOS 14 — because that’s the one that iPhone uses.
Motorola has updated the new Motorola Razr to Android 10, and its outer screen is now useful for everything from Google Maps to quick text replies.
Samsung unveiled yesterday (11 February) the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20 at Unpacked 2020, their inaugural event at San Francisco, USA.
Are you fond of the custom navigation gestures on your Android phone? You might have to go digging for them in the future. The 9to5Google team says it has obtained the latest Google Mobile Services agreement for device makers, and the terms reportedly require that phones ship using either Android 10's new gestures or the old three-button layout. Third-party gestures can stay, but they have to be hidden at least one level below in the Settings app. Vendors not only can't enable their own gestures by default, they can't even be advertised in the setup process or by a notification.
When Microsoft last built its own phones, we got the underwhelming Lumia 950 and 950 XL — a pair of devices that were meant to usher in the age of Windows 10 Mobile, but ultimately couldn't do the job. Now the company is trying to make its mark in mobile once again, but with a device we didn't exactly see coming: a dual-screen Android phone that looks just like a smaller Surface Neo.
The smartphone has a full-view display, with just a tiny notch for its camera, which it's almost unnoticeable until second glance. You'll also immediately notice the exclusion of a home button; the Vivo V11 now incorporates in-display fingerprint scanning technology, the fourth gen smartphone to do so. It also has a Face Unlock features which is speedy if your fingers are busy. Super!
The fact is children and technology are a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on which screen-time camp you fall into. One mum who definitely knows where she stands on the whole to ban or not to ban discussion is Karly Tophill.
Developed by Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), the Ara project is a modular smartphone that is economical, ecological and customizable. The idea is to create a smartphone made up of several pieces, each corresponding to one of the components of the phone: processor, memory, camera, microphone, 3G chip, etc. Each of these elements, starting with the screen, can be replaced in the event of a malfunction or damage, or even just to improve the phone's performance. Beyond the savings this could represent for users, the project is also trying to fight against the planned obsolescence of smartphones.