Monday, March 30, 2015
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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Xiaomi is holding another press event on March 31 and the company says we can expect to see several new products unveiled. There’s no word on what exactly the Chinese upstart has planned, but based on recent leaks we already have a few ideas.
With the Apple Watch set to launch next month it may be time for Xiaomi to unveil its own smartwatch as well. Last we heard the company was working on a new wearable with a round display and a brushed metal build. The device could also come packed with sensors, including one for measuring your pulse. It’s expected to run a customized version of its own MiUI rather than Google’s Android Wear.
Xiaomi may also take the opportunity to roll out a new mid-range smartphone. Recent leaks suggest the company could be prepping a 4.9-inch handset with a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 4.8-megapixel front-facing shooter and 2GB of RAM. The new phone is expected to run an updated version of MiUI built on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Of course, Xiaomi may also announce something completely unexpected. The company likes to throw big events with choreographed product reveals, so don’t be surprised if we get “one more thing” on March 31.
Last year’s iPhone 5c may not have been the major success many expected it to be, but Apple isn’t giving up on colorful plastic iPhones just yet. A new report claims a new, 4-inch iPhone 6c will launch alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this fall.
“All of the handsets will come equipped with LTPS panels and supply for the iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6C will come from Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display while that for the iPhone 6S will come from Japan Display and LG,” DigiTimes reports.
The report adds that all of the new iPhones will feature Gorilla Glass — as expected — and will be powered by Apple’s new A9 processor. They are also expected to feature NFC, just like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but it’s unclear if that will be used for anything more than Apple Pay.
While DigiTimes has a spotty track record when it comes to Apple speculation, an iPhone 6c makes a lot of sense.
It’s unlikely Apple will want to offer the iPhone 5c or the iPhone 5s for another year, so it may need a new 4-inch handset to cater to those who find the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s lineup too big.
And if it gives the iPhone 6c almost the same internals, buyers won’t feel like they’re getting old specifications when they buy the smaller model — like potential iPhone 5c shoppers did last year when it launched without Touch ID and Apple’s older processor and camera.
Having said that, it’s still probably best to take this with a pinch of salt for now.
Periscope may be the hot new app/network this week, but if you don’t own an iPhone it won’t do you much good. The Twitter-owned company is already hard at work on a version for Android, but Windows Phone fans will likely have to rely on third-party apps to get the Periscope experience.
Thankfully, one developer has already created a pretty decent Periscope clone for Windows Phone called Telescope. You can download it for free today, though for now the app only lets you sign up, follow other people and watch their live streams. It’s missing a ton of features including search, settings controls, profiles, messages and hearts, and the ability to create your own broadcasts, though Telescope’s creator says that’s all coming soon.
Visually it looks like a pretty perfect Periscope clone, but we doubt it’s quite as polished and slick as the real thing. Hopefully Telescope will rollout more features soon, though it’s also possible Twitter could find a way to cut off the app’s access. The social network isn’t exactly a friend to third-party developers who don’t play by its rules, putting Telescope in a pretty precarious position.
For now you can hit the source link below to try Telescope for yourself on any device running Windows Phone 8.1.