Amazon has seen considerable success with its low-cost Fire tablets and it appears that Walmart wants in on the action as well. A new report claims that the retailer is planning to launch a cheap Android tablet under its in-house ONN brand. The device will be made by a Chinese supplier and is going to be powered by Android.
A spokesperson for Walmart confirmed to Bloomberg that this tablet will be launched under the in-house ONN brand. It’s expected to have functionality which would make the cheap Android tablet a good fit for kids.
It has long been rumored that Huawei has built its own operating system. Not that lightweight OS that it has running on its new smartwatches, but a full-fledged OS which could replace Android on its smartphones. The company has now confirmed the existence of the operating system while pointing out that it’s will serve as an alternative to Android in the worst case scenario. That involves Huawei being cut off from licensing Google’s Android.
That worst case scenario almost came true for ZTE as it was hit by a ban in the United States for violating an earlier agreement related to a sanctions violation. ZTE later settled its matters with the authorities and was able to operate its business once again.
Nissan has more in store for the Rogue Sport, after changes to the 2019 model added more standard and optional equipment. For 2020, the Rogue Sport gets its own design personality, instead of making do as a junior-sized Rogue. That means a new front fascia with a Vmotion grille that looks takes a distinct stand somewhere between the grilles on the Rogue and the Altima. Beside that, trim, elongated headlights get a fresh DRL pattern.
The whole shebang's topped off with a new hood, but nothing's changed underneath that hood. The 2020 Rogue Sport comes with the 141-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and Xtronic CVT transmission.
Microsoft tried to improve its fortunes in the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware division but that didn’t happen. It left the smartphone market and currently has no plans to make smartphones powered by Windows 10 Mobile. However, a new rumor suggests that the company is preparing a new line of smartphones which will be powered by Android.
This according to a Microsoft Store employee who claims that the company’s engineering team is working on a “new line of phones.” They won’t be branded as Lumia handsets, obviously, and it’s unclear whether the company’s Surface hardware development team is behind these devices.
A feature that Google Chrome users are well accustomed to is making its way to the official YouTube app for Android. The company has added an incognito mode to the app which is quite similar to the one in Google’s popular web browser. The mode is available in the Account section of the YouTube for Android app.
It’s already possible to pause the watch history in the YouTube app but the incognito mode takes things one step further. It will let users browse videos on the mobile app without leaving any trace. Browsing in incognito mode will not result in any changes in their recommendations as well.
Fans of Capcom's Monster Hunter must have been pretty excited when Monster Hunter: World was announced as it represented a brand new title in the franchise. However Nintendo Switch gamers must have been disappointed when Capcom said that the game would not be coming to the console.
Instead Switch gamers were given Monster Hunter XX as it is essentially a version of Monster Hunter Generations that was originally developed for the 3DS. For those who might have felt a bit "cheated", not to worry as it seems that Capcom could still be planning a Switch version of Monster Hunter, according to a tweet by @koudaiseidaos (via Siliconera)
Nissan has been a player in the electric car market for a long time and now after launching its revamped Leaf electric car, the company has decided to offer an all-in-one solar energy storage solution much like the one Tesla offers in the United States. The solution will be backed by Nissan’s xStorage home battery as part of the Nissan Energy Solar home energy scheme.
Tesla has long been selling its Powerwall batteries for home energy storage solutions and has recently been selling photovoltaic panels as well to provide a one-stop solution for those looking to switch their homes to solar energy.
Sony's Aibo robots are probably one of the more iconic robots around, especially since they were introduced back in the day when consumer robots weren't as common or readily available. However just like with real dogs, Aibo dogs don't "live" forever and over in Japan, it seems that Aibo robots that are "dead" are being given their own funerals.
These funerals are pretty elaborate because they are done in the traditional way, which is that there is incense smoke and a priest who chants a sutra which is usually reserved for deceased humans to help pray for a peaceful transition into the afterworld. In this particular funeral, each Aibo robot comes with a tag to show where they came from and to which family they belonged to.