Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released a statement on the matter where they reassure their customers that existing devices will continue to receive security updates and after-sales services. “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

The company adds, “We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.” This more or less echoes what Google had previously stated, in which the ban would only apply to new Huawei handsets, and that existing devices will continue to be supported by the company, although there would no longer be any new updates.

Nissan Enables Hands-off Highway Driving With Propilot 2.0

Nissan Enables Hands-Off Highway Driving With ProPilot 2.0


ProPilot is Nissan’s semi-autonomous driver assistance system that was already quite capable of controlling the car on its own without much input from the driver. However, drivers were required to have their hands on the steering wheel at all times. Nissan has now introduced the updated ProPilot 2.0 which enables hands-off highway driving for the first time.

ProPilot 2.0 has been designed for on-ramp to off-ramp highway driving. It engages with the vehicle’s navigation system to maneuver the car based on a defined route on designated roadways. The system allows drivers to cruise in a single lane on the highway without having to keep their hands on the wheel.

Android R Might Finally Bring Scrolling Screenshots

Android R Might Finally Bring Scrolling Screenshots


Following reports that the next major iteration of Android OS won’t have support for scrolling screenshots, it appears that this feature has been added to the docket for the one after that. Scrolling screenshots were recently marked as “infeasible” in the Android issue tracker but that decision has now been overruled, paving the way for stock Android to have this feature as well.

The scrolling screenshot feature is quite handy when you’re trying to screenshot all of the content on a page since it can capture more than just one full screen. The screenshot simply scrolls down and captures additional content. OEMs like Samsung have already built this functionality into their custom Android skins. Unfortunately, scrolling screenshots have never been a native Android feature.

Sony Xperia 1 U.s. Release Confirmed For July 12th

Sony Xperia 1 U.S. Release Confirmed For July 12th


Sony unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 earlier this year in February. It’s a bit different from the other flagships on the market as it has a super tall 21:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED display. The company today confirmed when this device will be coming to the United States. You will be able to purchase it on July 12th but bear in mind that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.

Sony confirmed today that the Xperia 1 is going to be available for purchase in the United States starting July 12th for $949. The price tag isn’t that outrageous when you consider how much top-tier smartphones are going for these days. Most of them are priced around the same level.

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones


Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers.

According to the Japan Times, the plan to create 14 digit phone numbers has been approved by KDDI, NTT Docomo, and SoftBank. With the three major carriers in agreement, the report states that Japan might introduce these new phone numbers before the end of 2021.

Nintendo Switch Lifetime Sales Cross Ps4 In Japan

Nintendo Switch Lifetime Sales Cross PS4 In Japan


Sony has for long been the hardware king in Japan’s console market with the PlayStation 4 but it appears that Nintendo has taken that crown back. According to a new report, the lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch have now surpassed the PlayStation 4 in the company’s home country. The Switch has sold more units than the PlayStation 4 in Japan.

The latest sales charts from Famitsu show that the Nintendo Switch has sold 8,125,637 units in Japan compared to the 8,077,756 units for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro combined. That’s certainly an impressive feat.

Alleged Olympus Tg-6 Rugged Compact Camera Specs Leaked

Alleged Olympus TG-6 Rugged Compact Camera Specs Leaked

The thing about cameras is that some of them can be quite fragile. This means that using them in extreme weather conditions or settings might not be the best idea. However, Olympus has over the years released cameras part of its Tough TG lineup that have been designed to weather more extreme conditions.

If you liked what the company had to offer with the Tough TG-5 from 2017, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the company could be close to officially announcing its successor. Thanks to the folks at Photo Rumors, they have managed to get their hands on alleged specs of the upcoming camera.

Renders Of The Upcoming Sony Xperia 2 Leaked

Renders Of The Upcoming Sony Xperia 2 Leaked

Earlier this year at MWC 2019, Sony unveiled their flagship smartphone of the year in the form of the Sony Xperia 1. Now, it seems that Sony could already be working on a successor which could be unveiled at IFA which is scheduled to take place this coming September with the handset known as the Xperia 2.

Together with @OnLeaks, the folks at CashKaro have since put together what are alleged renders of the upcoming handset. So far, the renders by OnLeaks have proven to be right in the past, so there is a chance that these renders could be right again, but as always, they’re probably best taken with a grain of salt.

Android Q Might Be Able To Detect When You're In A Car Crash

Android Q Might Be Able To Detect When You're In A Car Crash

For Pixel smartphone owners in the future, the next time you’re driving and you get into a car crash, there is a good chance that your Pixel smartphone might be able to tell that you are in an accident and potentially call for help on your behalf. This is according to a recent discovery by XDA Developers who found hints of the feature in the latest beta for Android Q.

According to the discovery, they found a new Google app called “Safety Hub” with various references made to car crash. It also appears that the references made suggest that it could be a Pixel exclusive, meaning that non-Pixel smartphones might not get the feature and could actually help Google make their Pixel smartphones more compelling.

Playstation 5 May Release In November 2020 For $499

PlayStation 5 May Release In November 2020 For $499


Sony has already confirmed that it’s working on its next-generation console. The company has also pointed out that the console won’t be out before next year. A new report about the price and release date of the PlayStation 5 suggests that the console is going to be released in November next year for $499.

Respected Sony analyst Hideki Yasuda predicts that Sony is going to release its next-generation gaming console in November 2020. He also predicts in his latest quarterly analysis report for the Ace Research Institute that the console will be priced at $499.

Pixel 3a And 3a Xl Support For Android Q Beta Removed

Pixel 3a And 3a XL Support For Android Q Beta Removed


Google announced the Android Q beta 3 at its I/O 2019 developers’ conference and confirmed that a total of 21 devices will be eligible for the beta. The list didn’t include the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, the new smartphones that Google unveiled at I/O, but it later confirmed that they would get the beta. The list has now been updated and the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been removed.

The official page for enrolling in the Android Q beta 3 only mentions that six previous Pixel smartphones are supported. They don’t include the new handsets but the website mentions that the “Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be eligible in June.”

Sony's 'god Of War' Documentary Now Available On Youtube

Sony's 'God Of War' Documentary Now Available On YouTube

The God of War franchise has been quite a staple in Sony’s PlayStation-exclusive line for years now, and with the last release, Sony attempted something different by introducing a new character to the game in the form of Kratos’ son. It proved to be a good idea because the game was extremely well-received and won a prize at the Game Awards.

For those who love to see what goes on behind-the-scenes during game development and want to know what the game’s designers and developers were thinking, Sony has since released the “Raising Kratos” documentary on YouTube where you can watch it for free in its entirety.

Fujifilm X100v Could Come With A Brand New Lens

Fujifilm X100V Could Come With A Brand New Lens

We had recently heard a rumor that the Fujifilm X100F successor, potentially known as the X100V or X200, will only be arriving in 2020. We are pretty excited for it given how good the X100 series has been, and now according to a new report from Fuji Rumors, it seems that there are more reasons to be excited for the camera.

This is because according to the publication’s sources, they have been told that the camera will come with a new lens. Why is this a big deal? For years, the X100 series comes with a 23mm f/2.0 fixed lens. In a way, this is what makes the camera so appealing because a 23mm lens is actually a pretty decent general purpose lens, where it’s not too wide or not too zoomed, making it idea for a walkaround lens.