Apple has been very busy over the last few months. The Cupertino company announced new iPhones, MacBooks, iWatch and more, but the only thing we are still waiting for is the next-gen iPads. 2016 won't see any new iPads, but expect to see them next year in March.
Technology inside smartphones is constantly developing, except for batteries. Smartphone batteries have almost the same capacity, while the power consumption went up. Basically, they are the same for the past few years and all manufacturers did was invented charging technology.
Microsoft is still having hard times with Surface Pro 3's battery drain issues. A while ago, the company released an update that fixed battery drain issues for Surface Pro 3 users with LG batteries, but the same update caused battery charging issues with the Simplo batteries.
Originally scheduled for a release back in April this year, Alcatel Xess tablet has finally reached the United States. The 17.3-inch tablet developed by TCL, the Chinese company owning the Alcatel brand, Xess is now available for purchase in the United States via Amazon.
ASUS' latest Surface Pro 4 competitor, the Transformer 3 Pro, is finally available for purchase. The 2-in-1 tablet was unveiled earlier this year and it took a few months to finally hit the shelves in the United States, where customers can purchase it from Amazon for $1,499.
Back in June this year, Microsoft said it has no plans to continue making the Surface 3 tablet, but the firm never mentioned when the production will stop. Well, it looks like a long time ago as the tablet is hard to come by on the Microsoft Store and other retailers.
Shortly after it was rumoured that LG G6 will have improved iris scanning tech, built inside the front-facing camera, LG Innotek showed two new iris scanning models. While the first module is similar to the current solutions, we're interested to hear more about the second module
Apple has released the first beta of iOS 10.2 to developers this afternoon, which is going to be the second major update to the iOS 10 mobile operating system. While there are no major new features, the update does bring a few new improvements to the table.
The popular chip designer ARM has unveiled a new GPU built on the Bifrost architecture that is aimed to bring virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to the masses. The chip is a mid-range alternative to the Mali-G71 GPU introduced earlier this year.
We already knew a few details about the upcoming Miix 700 series devices that are expected to battle with the upcoming Surface 5, but today a new set of details leak online. While Microsoft postponed Surface lineup for next year, Lenovo should announce new Miix 700 devices soon.
ASUS' two latest flagship devices, the ZenWatch 3 and ZenPad 3S 10, are ready to launch in the United States. Both devices were announced back at IFA 2016 in August and were already available for purchase in various countries in Europe, and are now coming to the US.
Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet is finally reaching the US, five months after it was announced. The tablet is heading to the US and will be available for purchase starting on October 28. Samsung as well as other retailers will sell it for a $349.99.
Huawei has a few interesting upcoming products for the end of 2016 and one of them is the Mate 9 phablet that will definitely be the main choice for phablet fans, along with Xiaomi's Mi Note 2. After the company releases the Mate 9, they will switch its focus to something else.
Huawei has recently unveiled the flagship Kirin 960 and is now working on a new chipset for mid-range devices. Yesterday, a set of details has leaked online, revealing the Kirin 660. The SoC will allegedly compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 65x series.
Smartphones with 6 GB of RAM are slowly become standard, at least flagship, but Samsung wants to raise the bar with new LPDDR4 DRAM module. The company has announced the first 8 GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM package built using the latest 10nm manufacturing process.
Microsoft and the NFL entered a deal in 2014 that supplied many coaches with Microsoft Surface tablets, but the deal has been plagued by issues. For a time, the tablets were frequently referred to as "iPads" and there have also been problems with their usability.
Huawei Mate 9 is the upcoming flagship phablet that should be one of the main choices for those that are looking for Galaxy Note 7 replacement. Today, the company has announced its new top-of-the-line chipset, the Kirin 960, that will power the phablet.
During Huawei's Honor Brand press conference today, the company also announce Honor Pad 2 tablet. The tablet comes in both WiFi-only and 4G variants with voice calling support. It has an 8-inch 1080p display that is powered by Snapdragon 616 and 3 GB of RAM.
Qualcomm has just introduced three new chipsets that will replace current mid-range solutions. The new chipsets are called Snapdragon 653, Snapdragon 626 and Snapdragon 427, and except for the clock increase, there are also some additional new features included.
To improve its mid-range offering, MediaTek has announced a new chipset of the popular Helio series. The new Helio P15 is a successor of the Helio P10 and comes with minor performance and battery optimizations, which are still enough for some customers.