Android Pie rolling out for OnePlus 5 and 5T

OnePlus promised to release Android Pie for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T before year’s end and it looks like they delivered. In a forum post they confirmed that the rollout of the beta for both phones is ready and people should receive the OTA update soon. Besides migration to the latest version of Android, this update also comes with some new features: a new UI, new gestures for OP5T, parallel apps and more. The full list of changes can…

Xiaomi, World’s #1 Wearable Company

With the wearables market reaching 32 million in Q3 2018 represents a 21.7% increase from the same quarter last year. No surprise when the same companies continue to lead the market. Only one thing …. IDC reports that as of Q3 2018, Xiaomi has become the world’s #1 wearable company by shipment volume, with YoY growth of 90.9%. After a whopping 6.9 million units sold, it now holds the highest market share, 21.5%. The closest runner up is Apple with…

Expect a lot of Chinese phones with 5G and the new Snapdragon 855

Yesterday Qualcomm announced it’s latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855. All major tech websites reported this so I am not going into many details about the chipset. The basic things you need to know is that it is built on a 7nm lithography, support’s Qualcomm’s new 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, comes with special AI cores that should speed many tasks when editing photos automatically or using the Google Assistant. But the most notable feature is that the new Snapdragon 855…

USA and China reach a “truce” on import taxes

President Trump and President Xi have agreed to immediately begin negotiations on multiple topics such as intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft, services and agriculture. US president agreed to keep the rate at 10% and not raise it to 25%, or at least for 90 days until the negotiating process is done and China agreed to buy goods from the US to reduce the Trade deficit. Some categories such as smartwatches and connected speakers won’t be…

Top smartphone manufacturers in 2017

Chinese smartphone (and electronics in general) had a bad reputation in the past. Most considered them cheap products that would break in just a few months and the build quality was bad. However, in the past years, China had a constant growth when it came to technology improvements. It steadily became the world’s “electronic’s factory” and started to produce everything from smartphones, to tablets, TVs, radios and almost anything you can imagine. Still, for a long time, the actual engineering…