Sony recently took the wraps off a bunch of new phones at MWC 2019, including a flagship and a handful of mid-rangers. Unfortunately for our readers in Australia, it seems that you might not be able to get your hands on them as the company has seemingly exited the Australian market. This is according to a report from Ausdroid who spoke to various retailers.
They also cite how back in early 2018, they were able to reach out to Sony Mobile’s PR firm in Australia easily, but that changed in the later part of the year where the PR team no longer represented the company, and that they have since been also unable to contact their Sony Mobile contacts.
NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 was officially announced towards the end of last year where the game was initially pegged for a release on the 23rd of April, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. It appears that the release on the Switch could have since been delayed, according to Amazon listings over in Europe.
The listings for the Switch version of the game have now been listed for the 10th of May which is a couple of weeks after the original release. It has been pointed out that this only seems to be for Amazon listings in Europe, and that Amazon’s listing for the game in the US still states the 23rd of April, 2019 for the Switch version, suggesting that the delays could be limited to Europe.
Last year Canon announced their new mirrorless camera efforts with the EOS R. However compared to Nikon’s announcement, Canon’s announcement was a little less exciting. It turns out that this could be because the current EOS R that was launched was designed to be a mid-range model, and that the company has a pro-grade model in the works.
A new report from Canon Rumors and Northlight has revealed that Canon definitely has something high-end in the works, which apparently could be an EOS camera that sports a crazy 100MP sensor along with IBIS (in-body image stabilization). Apparently the use of the 100MP sensor had previously been planned for a successor of the EOS 5DS/R, which apparently was scrapped in favor of the high-end EOS R.
Google has gradually been updating some of its core apps with a dark theme. It’s present in apps like YouTube, Messages, Google News, and even some parts of the Maps app. To some, it felt like Google was setting the stage for a system-wide dark mode in Android and it appears that the company might deliver it with Android Q, the next major version of its mobile platform.
A post by one Googler by the name of Lukasz Zbylut on the Chromium bug tracker raises the possibility that Android Q might finally bring a system-wide dark mode for the platform. The dark, more battery-friendly theme is widely appreciated so many users will be pleased if Google goes ahead with this.
Like many major organizations that have been around for a while, Nintendo has evolved over the decades from being a company that produced handmade hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) to being a company that creates video game consoles. It seems that this could be the direction that Nintendo will be headed for the forseeable future, but it also appears that the company is also open to the possibility that one day Nintendo could do something else.
In a recent interview with Nikkei (via Nintendo Everything), Nintendo’s President Shuntaro Furukawa revealed that it is possible that one day Nintendo could actually stop making game consoles and focus on something else. He expressed that as a company, being flexible is just as important as being ingenius.
What we’ve seen Apple do with every new generation of iPhones is offer new features while maintaining existing ones while improving on it. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be interested in Sony’s 3D camera sensors, at least according to a report from Bloomberg.
According to the report, it claims that Sony is expected to boost the number of 3D camera sensors that they make due to interest from phone makers, Apple included. Satoshi Yoshihara, head of Sony’s sensor division said, “Cameras revolutionized phones, and based on what I’ve seen, I have the same expectation for 3D. The pace will vary by field, but we’re definitely going to see adoption of 3D. I’m certain of it.”