Montblanc has just announced its new Summit 2+, a smartwatch aimed at people who enjoy nice watches, traveling, and Wear OS. It comes in three colors, a variety of interchangeable straps, and has over a thousand watchfaces.
Sentons has announced the SDS ButtonBar, a software replacement for hardware buttons. It's like the HTC U12's virtualized buttons but created with plans of being standardized so OEMs wouldn't have to build their own custom solutions.
Google's leaked Pixel 4a has made an appearance in new live images which capture the much-anticipated follow-up to the excellent Pixel 3a series. The firm is expected to debut a new fabric case as an accessory to accompany the phone when the launch comes in May.
Google and other Santa Clara based tech firms have been advised to adopt safety measures in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Companies have been advised to cut down on all nonessential travel, stagger work start times, and consider allowing employees to work from home.
Gooogle's March Security update came with an unwelcome surprise for At&T users. Due to improper certification, users fond that apps that rely on Google's SafetyNet like Google Pay would not work. The firm pulled the update earlier in the week and has now restored it.
It's not quite the Play Store, but Huawei wants App Gallery to be a competitive app store and one that's alluring to developers and users alike. It is now offering developers the opportunity to keep all their profits if they sign up before June 2020.
YouTube will now let you filter your subscriptions tab on Android between a small number of pre-selected categories. The firm brought this change to its own Android operating system after an initial iOS rollout in January.
Google is preparing to improve the Pixel 4's Face Unlock with a new security feature that requires your eyes to be open. This means that you can't get into people's phones when they're sleeping anymore, so you're now a little safer from snoops with no sense of boundaries.
Amazon has updated Alexa with topical support for the U.S. elections and the NBA. For users interested in more practical matters, the assistant now informs you of traffic conditions and severe weather alerts.
T-Mobile this week notified customers about a data breach. According to the alert, a malicious third-party gained access to T-Mobile employee accounts and used that access to acquire customer data as well. The carrier has now alerted affected customers.
Twitter is testing a Snapchat-like stories feature, dubbed Fleets. Like the app which spawned the format, users will be able to post content visible for only 24 hours. The firm is also rolling out pinned lists to its Android app, a few months later than iOS.
Google's Assistant will now let you listen to articles on the web with Read It. With a single command, the digital assistant will read (and translate) web content in over 42 languages. The firm announced this a CES 202, and now it's rolling it out globally.
WhatsApp has finally updated its iOS and Android apps with support for the dark theme. The firm tweaked its app to hew as closely as possible to the native dark theme shades of both operating systems. It also worked on making information stand out by subtle use of color.
Xiaomi's newest gaming phones come with monster specs and large displays. The company says its new displays have a record low latency of 24 milliseconds, as well as a 270Hz touch sampling rate. Beyond that, the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro are equipped with Qualcomm's 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865, oodles of RAM and bucketloads of storage.
WhatsApp is tightening up security for remote backups. While current Google Drive backups aren't protected by end-to-end encryption, the firm is working on letting users password-protect their backups in a future Android release.
Google has updated Chrome OS with support for Ambient EQ, an eye saving technology that adapts the screen's white balance and temperature in reaction to your environment. The firm has also added support for Netflix PiP via the Android app, so you play while you pretend to work.
Google has released the first of its Pixel feature drops for 2020. With the March release, users of supported Pixel devices get access to AR effects in Duo, faster access to cards and passes in Google Pay, and Car Crash Detection in the UK and Australia. Pixel 4 users will also get motion sense improvements.