Android creator unveils phone

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Andy Rubin has shown off the first smartphone from Essential. It should come as no surprise that the Essential PH-1 is a top of the range phone with a dazzling edge to edge display, a titanium body and specs that rival the flagships of Samsung and other top brands.

Specs:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Octa-core)

  • RAM : 4GB
  • Storage: 123GB
  • Battery: 3040mAh
  • Screen: 5.71 UHD (3840×1920)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps
  • Front Camera: 8MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps

The PH-1 is ready to pre-order in the us for $699, or $749 with a bundled 360-degree camera.

Android Creator is teasing his new phone

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Andy Rubin, the creator of android has teased his new phone. The tease came through a tweet that showed a glimpse of what’s to come. The phone looks to have an edge to edge display, with Andy showing off just a corner. We are expecting many more tease before it’s mid-2017 release and hope the specs can match those of Samsung and OnePlus.

The device will be Andy’s flagship phone under his company, Essential. Essential target the smartphone and tablet market and will be looking to get their name out there with this product.

 

Google Pixel

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Google have released their first ever phones; the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is Google’s first attempt and they have pretty much nailed it. They have killed off the famous Nexus line, and what they have now is already looking much much better. here’s a quick overview of Goog;e’s new devices

Google Pixel:

  • 5 inch full HD AMOLED display
  • 32/128GB storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 12.3MP rear camera (dual-LED)
  • 8MP front camera
  • Fingerprint
  • 2770 mAh battery
  • Gorilla Glass 4

The Google Pixel XL is similar in most aspects but has a beautiful 5.5 inch QuadHD display and a larger 3450 mAh battery to compensate for that.

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Both devices come with a smarter, more personal Google Assistant. This is an upgraded Google Now. Assistant is currently only available on the Pixel phones, and is something they are pushing to be a centrepiece of your life. It’s smarter, more useful and a whole lot more fun.

 

The Pixel is something new for Google and with it’s bright vibrant screen and excellent hardware, I can see why they are looking to rival Apple on their iPhones. It even has the high price range to match!

Microsoft Surface Studio

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Microsoft have unveiled an array of new devices including a new, more powerful Surface Book. But Microsoft have announced a new member of the Surface team, the Surface Studio. The Surface Studio is Microsoft’s first desktop PC. It’s a creative machine built for creative minds. The all-in-one machine has a vibrant 28 inch touchscreen that uses it’s “zero-gravity hinge” to fold back to a 20 degree angle.

Microsoft aims to rival Apples iMac. Looking at the device, I can see them having no problem at all. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s 12.5mm thin touchscreen is able to push 63% more pixels than a 4K display.

Inside, there are specs to rival any machine. You have a choice of a 6th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 1TB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM and a 2GB GPU, or for an extra $500, you can get a more powerful Core i7 CPU and 6GB RAM. If you’re looking for something even better, Microsoft have you sorted with a Core i7 processor, 2TB storage, 32GB of RAM and a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce 980M graphics card.

The Surface studio is available December 15th and can be pre-ordered now. Prices range from $2,999 to $4,199.

A 1TB SD card, why not?

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16 years on from their first 64MB SD card, SanDisk have unveiled a 1TB SD card – the biggest SD card in the world! Although this is just a prototype. When this card will be available is unknown but, SanDisk are already boasting the card’s ability to handle 8K, and VR.

This all sounds amazing, but being a 1TB card, this will not be cheap. Also, read and write speeds will be compromised for such large storage.  Something worth considering.

How to tell between those explosive Note 7’s and the safe ones

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Samsung has official guidelines that will help those looking to buy the Note 7 recognise the new Note 7’s from those with explosive batteries. Samsung now have a green battery icon as well  a black square symbol on the label that holds the phones info such as the IMIE number that is on the side/back of the box. Note-7-box-black-sticker.jpg

More than 70 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries have overheated in the US

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Samsung have recalled ALL Galaxy Note 7 devices, around the world, due to major battery issues. More than 70 phones have over heated due to the issue, and this is in the US alone.

The phone launched last month after huge hype. Samsung’s note series has a reputation of being one of the best phones on the market. This is a blow for Samsung, one i am sure they would like to forget.