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When Apple unveiled its first iPhone X in 2017, iPhone (and Android) fans around the world let out a collective gasp as they witnessed the next stage of smartphone design: the infamous "notch." From the get-go, notched designs seemed forced, especially when countless Android manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon seemingly instantaneously, as if major display manufacturers were behind the design trend. Today, Android smartphone vendors seem to have improved their notch smarts, with OnePlus being one of the best examples of how to make a good notch that doesn't stand out. On the OnePlus 6, the notched OP generation began with a modest footprint (and respectable "notch control"), while the OnePlus... Read more...
Of all the features that Apple's iPhone popularized, one of the most maligned was the notch. The notch came to be when the iPhone screen grew larger, and Apple needed somewhere to put the front camera and sensors for the smartphone. Several Android devices also use the notch, but some are already moving to using holes punched through the screen that the front camera shoots through. A new rumor has surfaced that claims Apple won't be following the punched hole screen trend with the next iteration of the iPhone. The rumor came from Chinese leaker Ice Universe who recently tweeted that the new iPhone models expected next Fall will still use a notch. The leaker goes on to claim that the 2020 iPhone... Read more...
OnePlus isn't really leaving much to the imagination when it comes to its upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone. Although we've seen plenty of leaked specs for the smartphone hit the internet over the past few weeks, OnePlus is using its own platform to confirm the specs of the new smartphone instead of saving everything for the official reveal. This week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau penned a long, meandering post entitled "Our Pursuit of Burdenless Speed". In it, Lau confirms what most of us already have already assumed: the OnePlus 6 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that can be paired with up to a staggering 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The storage figure matches the... Read more...
Given the design similarities between previous Oppo smartphone designs compared to their OnePlus counterparts, we just got big glimpse at what to expect when the OnePlus 6 is unveiled later this year. The Oppo R15 was officially unveiled this week in China, and for better or worse, it comes with a rather prominent display notch (a la the iPhone X). The Oppo R15 has a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2280x1080 that is covered in Gorilla Glass 5. While the overall look of the device (at least from the front) will likely mirror that of the upcoming OnePlus 6, there will be big differences with the internal components. The Oppo R15 features an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC paired with... Read more...
Google today released the first developer preview of Android P, which will replace Android 8.0 Oreo later this year. Google is adamant that this release is solely for developers at this point, so we don't suggest that you try downloading images right this instant to install on your personal Android device. So, let's dive right into what Android P offers this time around. If you've been following the news recently, you know that Android OEMs have jumped on the display notch bandwagon that Apple brought to the public limelight with the iPhone X. While the iPhone X's notch is probably its most controversial design choice, we've seen a slew of Android OEMs copy the design trend. Google wants to make... Read more...
It seems as though we're in for a "notch" filled 2018, as OEMs are coming out of the woodwork with smartphone designs that are eerily similar to iPhone X. At least one OEM, ASUS, was rather brazen about its decision to mimic the look of Apple's latest flagship with the ZenFone 5 family, decrying that it is giving the people what they want. Now it looks as though LG has also been bitten by the bug; that is if these leaked images are indeed accurate. A smartphone that is labeled as the LG G7 was being displayed backstage at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and you can clearly see that it has a rather large notch at the top of its display. The smartphone is said to feature a 6-inch OLED display... Read more...
One of the most hotly debated issues regarding current consoles isn't just whether the PS4 or Xbox One is the better device -- it's whether the new consoles launched with sufficiently advanced hardware at all. Many in the press and readers alike have complained that next-gen devices just aren't powerful enough to justify an upgrade when compared to previous-gen products or current PCs. Now, game engine company Euclideon wants to change that -- with a new foray into gaming and a voxel-based engine. The company has put together a six-minute video clip of its new engine, and its genuinely impressive -- though there's a huge, supposed-to-be-impressive unveil around the two minute mark where the announcer... Read more...
The backlash against Windows 8 from various developers continues, but this time the creator in question isn't just expressing discontent. Notch, the developer behind smash hit Minecraft, a game that's torn up sales charts on both the Xbox and PC, has declared that he won't be working with Microsoft to certify Mincraft for Windows 8. Yesterday, Notch sent the following tweets: Note that this doesn't mean Minecraft won't run on Windows 8. The certification process in question is Microsoft's mandatory rules for submitting content to the Windows game store. In order to be listed there, an application must be Metro-compatible and conform to a laundry list of other conditions. Notch's refusal means... Read more...