Google is reportedly working on a new Pixel laptop that will run on the long-gestating new operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. According to Android Policeand 9to5Google, the device is known internally by the codename "Bison" or Pixel 3, and will run on what's currently being called "Andromeda" when it sees release in Q3 2017. In addition,9to5Google also reports that Huawei is working on a new Nexus tablet that will also run the new OS.
Do you ever feel like you spend your whole day worrying about battery life? Between a camera, laptop, smart watch, fitness tracker and mobile phone, the average technology enthusiast has to charge at least five devices on a regular basis - often more.
What's worst is when something runs out of battery and you've got a fully-charged device sat right next to it, with no way of transferring that power from one to the other. But researchers at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a solution to this oh-so-first-world of problems.
Just imagine that more than 2 billion smartphones will be sold across the globe in 2016 and most of them will be bought as a replacement for outdated gadgets. In fact, every fourth person on Earth will use a brand new smartphone! You want to be among them? Then we recommend to consult our list of reasons that will help you to understand whether it is time to change the smart phone or you can wait a little longer.
Android is the most popular operating system in the world, installed on millions – if not billions – of devices, from smartphones and tablets to smart appliances such as TVs and fridges. So it's always exciting when a new version is released, and Google is busy working on Android 7.0 N.
The current version of Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, hasn't even been out a year, and many Android owners are still waiting for it to become available for their devices. That hasn't stopped Google working on its follow-up, although Android 7.0 N is still in its early stages – we don't even currently know what the 'N' stands for – although we have made a few educated guesses.
Microsoft is going to surprise us with its new invention. However it won’t be a new tablet or a smartphone (though they are expected to be released soon). Microsoft is developing its own SIM card that allows Windows 10 based devices to access different cellular data networks without the need for a contract with them.
At CES 2016 Lenovo have unveiled an X1 systems portfolio. Top billing is given to the modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The tablet can be expanded and adapted for use in three different positions. Functional modules of the tablet can be clipped to the bottom edge:
The new Google Pixel C Android-based tablet will be released December 8. At least in the Netherlands 32GB model will sell for $499 and a 64GB version is priced at $599. The device packs a 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1800 pixels, an NVIDIA X1 processor, 3GB of RAM. The Pixel C offers a 256-core Maxwell GPU.
The most unusual thing about the Pixel C is the optional keyboard dock. It has full-sized QWERTY keyboard able to connect to the tablet via strong magnets, allowing you to adjust the screen angle by up to 135 degrees. The Bluetooth keyboard offers up to 2 months of battery life and it draws power from the tablet via inductive charging. The keyboard dock is an optional accessory that costs extra $150.