Be careful! Your Huawei phone might self-reset after you change its SIM card

Huawei has decided to put a rather controvertial feature in its newer smartphone models. What this function does is to automatically hard reset (reset your smartphone back to its default, factory settings) after putting in a SIM card from a different operator. This will make the phone’s owner lose all of his/her data – apps, pictures and other content will be lost. The function will also change the device’s brand to this of the new operator.If you really have to change the SIM card in your Huawei smartphone, please, make sure to create a backup of all your data first. ...

iPad battery overheating causes whole Apple Store to evacuate

Apple Store in Amsterdam, yesterday, 2:20 pm. Crew of firefighters from Amsterdam’s fire department arrived after being called by the store’s employee. The reason they were called was an iPhone smartphone that started to smoke, releasing toxic waste into the air. The device did not start a fire, nor anyone was burnt by it, but three people have been treated on site by the ambulance workers due to suffering breathing difficulties. While no official statement has been released, it is rumoured that the whole event was caused by a faulty iPhone battery that melted down. Whatever ...

Fresh new render of BlackBerry KEY2 LE

While it is still unlikely that BB Evolve and Evolve X will ever be released outside India, us Westerners can look forward another device made by BlackBerry, namely the KEY2 LE, a Lite edition of the well-received KEY2. Whether there is a point in making a light edition of an already mid-range device is up to you but, thanks to a leak from Nieuwe Mobiel, you have to admit that it looks pretty good. Device will be available in black, blue, red and copper. As for its specs:– 4.5-inch touchscreen,– Snapdragon 636 processor,– 4GB RAM, 64GB storage,– 13mpx + 5mpx dual ...

Canadian release of BlackBerry KEYone updated to Android Oreo, more coming soon

An over-the-air update is currently ongoing for both locked and unlocked versions of the phone. New features in the Oreo OS include Picture-in-Picture functionality, smart text selection, background limits and Autofill. It will probably take a few days before the update is available in all of Canada. The update will weight around one gigabyte, so better make some room. ...

Samsung Exynos 5100 official – world’s first 5G modem

Device is compliant with 3rd Generation Partnership Project standards. It is build with the 10nm process technology. It supports legacy radio access technologies, sub-6GHz, mmWave spectrums and older networks like 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE. Samsung maintains that Exynos 5100 can deliver a maximum downlink speed of up to 2Gbps in 5G’s sub-6GHz settings and 6Gbps in mmWave settings, which equals roughly 1.7 and 5 times the data transfer speeds of 4G connection. All of this goodness will be made available to us by the end of 2018. Lets just hope that the ...

Rumour goes that the HTC U12 Life will not be made by HTC

According to an allegedly reliable leakster, HTC will outsource the production of its upcoming mid-ranger U12 Life (which may or may not be called differently). The leakster does not know who will HTC’s original design manufacturer be. As for the reason for the outsourcing, it probably has something to do with HTC’s recent financial problems; lets not forget that the company recently had to lay off a quarter of its Taiwanese employees.By the way, the phone will probably have Android 8.1 Oreo on board. ...

Motorola will upgrade next eight phones to Android 9 P

Motorola has taken to its blog to announce the upcoming update of its eight smartphones’ operating systems. The devices in question are Moto Z3, Z3 Play, Z2 Force, Z2 Play, X4, G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus. This list covers most of Motorola’s this-and-last year’s devices, although the lack of E5 Play, E5 Plus and the entire G5 lineup did not go unnoticed. The update is supposed to take place, quote, this fall. ...

Four HTC smartphones will be upgraded to Android 9 P

Taiwan smartphone producer HTC has just announced that four of its devices will receive an OS update. These will be HTC U11, HTC U11+ oraz HTC U11 life and HTC U12+. First three of these smartphones were HTC’s top of the line models from 2017, while the last one belongs to the Android One program. Sadly, we have no information on when exacly will the update take place. We will live and learn. ...