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Rumors, leaks, teasers

The Galaxy Note 9 might embrace an in-display fingerprint scanner after all

March 23, 2018 Droid Turf

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 could be here in August, which would follow suite with the Galaxy S9 that launched earlier than usual this year. However, a new report out of Korea contradicts the “late August” launch, so things are still up in the air. Since we’re still a ways away, we can’t be too sure about anything, but we’ve received some positive word about the handset’s fingerprint reader.

Gadgets

Wear OS has a list of devices receiving the rebrand update

March 21, 2018 Droid Turf

A few days ago, a Google community manager made an important announcement that would rebrand Android Wear to the name Wear OS. The operating system for smartwatches will now be called Wear OS everywhere you see it, and this change continues to roll out in many places.

General News

Samsung brings Disney characters to life in Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

March 20, 2018 Droid Turf

Samsung and Disney brought everyone’s favorite characters back to life as the new AR Emoji on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Just like Apple did in iPhone X, Samsung is also adding AR Emoji in its flagship smartphone series, and shortly after the announcement and global release, the Disney characters are here!

Rumors, leaks, teasers

LG is looking good all of a sudden with possible details emerging on an LG G7

March 16, 2018 Droid Turf

We’ve finally received some confirmation perhaps regarding LG’s future smartphone plans and the supposed LG G7 or LG G7 Neo code-named ‘Judy.’ These details range from its possible appearance, specifications and features. Despite reports claiming LG would skip a flagship Android smartphone this year to conserve money, we’re now expecting one, one that looks a whole lot like the LG G7 Neo that popped up at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. LG did not announce a new flagship smartphone at the event, which [Read More]

Gadgets

Try any of six new ‘Routines’ using the Google Assistant

March 15, 2018 Droid Turf

The Google Assistant keeps on getting better. Now one can easily set up personal routines with the help of Google Assistant. With a single command, Google Assistant can handle multiple tasks to get things done for you. Routines are rolling out now in the US and more countries will follow.

General News

Hello Moto? More like Hello to Layoffs for Moto

March 12, 2018 Droid Turf

When a company does promising things, consumers are under the impression that products are flourishing. However, Motorola, owned by Lenovo, seems to be on shaky ground as of this moment due to the rumor that the company is laying off employees in its Chicago branch. It all started when a certain “Ex-Motorolan” posted on a website about how 50% of Motorola’s Chicago workforce had been laid off.

General News

Samsung acquires startup Kngine for help with Bixby

March 8, 2018 Droid Turf

Shortly after announcing the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at Unpacked 2018, it has been reported that Samsung has acquired an Egyptian-based startup company known as Kngine to help with Bixby. Kngine was started in 2013 and has been developing its own AI that functions much like the human brain. Samsung could use the company’s know-how to help with Bixby 2.0, said to release later this year alongside Galaxy Note 9 and a Bixby smart speaker.

General News

ZTE announced the Tempo Go phone with Android Go at MWC 2018 in Barcelona

March 1, 2018 Droid Turf

ZTE, a company we don’t talk about very often around these parts, announced a cool device this week at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Unlike most other phones announced at the trade show, ZTE’s Tempo Go phone is an Android Go phone, and we’ll get into what that means.

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