Instagram has a lot of projects it has been working on, but the social media giant’s priority has remained on the Instagram app itself. More than a billion people use the mobile app between Android and iOS, and both platforms are getting a new feature announced this week that will have good use to it.
Huawei has some big goals for 2018 and they’re not all for smartphones. Huawei also makes wearables and smartwatches, which together add to the company’s overall earnings. Huawei has made some memorable watches in the past, and just a few days ago, the company introduced a new timepiece in the fourth-gen TalkBand B5.
Gorilla Glass 5 has comprised mobile device screens and smartphone rear panels for over two years. The product has given hundreds of millions of device owners the latest protection against accidental drops, scratches and dangers of the environment. Following a good run of Gorilla Glass 5, Corning announced in full detail what Gorilla Glass 6 is all about.
The unconfirmed Samsung wearable we’ve been hearing about over the last few weeks has been mentioned in yet another report. According to latest word from SamMobile, Samsung’s very next smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch and there will be no Gear S4 this year. The tech blog is confident in this and goes even further to clarify what more to expect from the upcoming timepiece.
This week, Sony announced yet another Android smartphone. Xperia XA2 Plus is an upper mid-range device with many qualities of a flagship and will be sold alongside Sony’s more premium handsets: Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Premium and Xperia XZ2 Compact.
T-Mobile announced earlier this week that will start offering a splendid little plan. The International Pass is something other carriers don’t currently offer but will surely become available for Sprint subscribers once the upcoming T-Mobile merger is complete. Starting August 1, T-Mobile customers will be able to walk into a store or go online and purchase an International Pass with 512MB of LTE data.
Tuesday was World Emoji Day. It was a day to remember the coming of the emoji faces and symbols we’ve become so accustomed to over the years throughout various communications apps. How the holiday came about, we don’t know, but companies including Google actually celebrated the emoji holiday.
According to a report, Verizon will be the first US carrier to shut down its 3G cellular network. The network will clearly be replaced by 4G LTE as well as 5G once it arrives. This is said to happen at the end of 2019, so there is still time to upgrade from your 3G smartphone.