Can Huawei successfully conquer the United States mobile market this year? It certainly thinks it can with the recent launch of its newest phablet offering, the Mate 9. The device comes with a rather formidable $600 price, and is the first smartphone in the world to be integrated with Alexa, the artificial intelligence (AI) digital assistant developed by Amazon.
Facebook may not have beaten YouTube to deploying 4K 360 live streaming, but it did get the jump on Twitter’s Periscope. This week, the biggest social media platform in the planet officially launched initial support for 360 degree live streams.
We are witnessing more and more instances of live sporting events getting married with virtual reality. For instance, NextVR has already partnered with Fox Sports in making a soccer game, a title bout, a college basketball league, the US Open golf tournament, and the Daytona 500 available for viewing on VR. To NextVR’s credit, it has not stopped there -- it has also teamed up with the NBA League Pass in showing one contest from the 2016-2017 season every week in VR.
By way of a recent blog post, Motorola has revealed that two of its newest smartphone offerings -- the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force -- will have the honor of being the first devices not made by Google to have support for Daydream, the search giant’s virtual reality (VR) platform.
Via its official blog, Google has revealed the release date of its Daydream View virtual reality headset, and it will be this coming November 10th. The Daydream View VR headset will debut not only online in the Google Store, but also by way of various retail outlets in major mobile markets such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.
Along with the newPixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google also took the opportunity to introduce a new virtual reality headset, the Daydream View, and it has a rather unique design -- its goggles are covered in fabric, which as explained by Clay Bavor, who heads VR projects at Google, is a direct result of working with clothing makers in designing the headset.
Alcatel is making its newest flagship device, the Idol 4S, available for preordering starting at 8 AM PT on July 15th of this year by way of the phone maker’s official website, for a price of $350 (retail at $400). On top of that, Alcatel is also offering an installment payment arrangement that allows mobile users to grab hold of the Idol 4S at $37 a month.
When LG unveiled its newest flagship device, the LG G5, at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain in February early this year, the smartphone wowed the world with its cool, modular approach to mobile design.
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