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Android Q beta will roll out to more smartphones than Android Pie beta

The Android Q beta will be rolled out to even more smartphones compared to the Android Pie beta, thanks to Google’s Project Treble. At the I/O developer conference last year, Google made the surprising announcement that the beta for Android Pie, known only as Android P at the time, would be made available on several devices from other manufacturers. Previously,… Read More »

After 10 years, Android apps are still worse than their iOS counterparts

You probably have a handful (or more) of apps installed on your phone. Apps are a big part of what makes a smartphone “smart,” and whether for business or pleasure, an app store is what keeps a platform alive. Every person who ever owned a Windows phone knows the sting and that it’s true. Even the best smartphone platform will… Read More »

Bitcoin looks more like gold than a currency

In the seven months since Bitcoin’s price peaked, it has fallen by about two-thirds. But it’s still almost three times more valuable than it was a year ago: So what does the future hold for the world’s first and still most famous cryptocurrency? I see three basic scenarios: No. 1. Bitcoin Triumph: Bitcoin replaces the dollar (and probably other… Read More »

Here’s how less than $40 of computer science training can land you a six-figure salary

Earning a degree in computer science is almost as open ended as some liberal arts degrees. From data analysis to IT projects to engineering to security specialities, the paths to taking advantage of a computer science education are varied. One area where there isn’t much variation for computer science students is in how much they get paid. Because… Read More »

Fake News on Twitter 70 Percent More Likely to Be Retweeted Than True News: Study

False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated “bot” accounts, researchers said on Thursday. A study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab examining about 126,000 stories shared by some 3 million people on Twitter from 2006 to 2017 found that false news… Read More »

Nokia Shipped More Smartphones in Q4 Than HTC, Sony, Google, Lenovo, OnePlus: Counterpoint

HMD Global has seen a steady increase in Nokia-branded smartphone shipments ever since it relaunched the brand in late 2016. According to a report citing raw figures earlier this month, Counterpoint Research had said that Nokia licensee HMD Global managed to capture 1 percent of global market share in Q4 2017. This market share, the report said, translated to around 4.15 million units… Read More »

Nokia 1 Purportedly Leaked via US FCC Listing, Said to Be Smaller Than Nokia 2

A new HMD Global smartphone with codename TA-1056 has been spotted on the US FCC website. This phone could possibly be the Nokia 1, which was leaked recently. Images showing the design of the device revealed its dimensions and antenna locations. According to the model, this phone is sized smaller than the Nokia 2, with a height and width of 133mm and 68mm respectively. Comparatively,… Read More »

Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook

Tencent (TCEHY) shares closed more than 2% higher in Hong Kong on Tuesday, valuing the social media and gaming giant at around $522 billion, according to FactSet. Facebook (FB, Tech30) is currently worth a little over $519 billion. Best known for its mobile messenger WeChat, Tencent had been threatening to unseat its Silicon Valley rival after a blockbuster year that saw its share price… Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL Sports Tougher Back Panel Than iPhone 8 Plus, Reveals Drop Test

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones were launchedearlier this month, and are now available to buy in markets such as the US and UK. As expected, we are starting to see different tests showing the Pixel 2 phones subjected to torture. A latest video has surfaced showing the Google Pixel 2 XL going through drop test alongside the iPhone 8 Plus.… Read More »

More Than 1 Billion Smartphones Will Ship With Fingerprint Scanner Next Year: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Fingerprint sensor is quickly becoming a common feature in smartphones Next year, the vast majority of smartphones are expected to ship with it Chinese phone makers are bringing fingerprint sensors to low-cost phones Fingerprint scanners, a feature that was introduced only four years ago, will be seen in nearly all of the smartphones that will ship next… Read More »