Snapchat has made it easier to create custom geofilters with a new set of tools. The new feature has been designed to produce a revenue stream for the social app, with a fee attached to the service.
This year both Samsung and LG have launched flagship smartphones with near bezel-less displays, but in doing so removed one obvious site for a fingerprint scanner from their devices. Soon, though, a much-discussed in-display scanner could be an option, thanks to new technology from Qualcomm.
Another major ransomware outbreak has taken place today, with a number of major institutions affected in Ukraine. The government, an energy supplier and a bank have all been hit in the latest incident.
Samsung’s 2017 flagship smartphone has been recording highly-impressive sales figures in the company’s home market of South Korea. The 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 is selling at a rate two-times quicker than either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 ever recorded.
At the international unveiling of Nokia’s three new Android smartphones back in February, a very public commitment was made to keeping the handsets up-to-date. HMD Global, the company behind Nokia’s smartphone return, made this pledge not only for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, but also the entry-level Nokia 3.
In Europe the HTC U11 is now available for pre-order in Solar Red, which is arguably the most striking colour option on offer for the device. The HTC U11 is the Taiwanese company’s 2017 flagship smartphone, with the new handset using a radically different design to last year’s HTC 10.
A new display panel has been announced by Japan Display Inc which could find its way into a number of future smartphones. The standout feature of the new panel is that it allows for near bezel-less smartphone design, following recent industry trends.
Russian smartphone maker Yota is set to complete its comeback to the mobile market, with a new device that will sell for the equivalent of around €350/£275/$350. The Yotaphone 3 will retain the unique dual screen set-up, which has featured on previous devices from the company.
There was a shock development today when it emerged that HTC may not manufacture the next Google Pixel smartphone. Instead, the search engine giant looks set to switch to LG, with the two companies having previously collaborated on Nexus products.
Razer has continued to show signs that it intends to keep its promise to provide updates for the Nextbit Robin. Another new Android version has been made available for the smartphone, with the release of an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.