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Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million. In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said, "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today's agreement." Speaking to the same publication, a Shazam spokesperson said, "We are excited...

Redmi Go will sell for under EUR 80 and be out there in Europe in February

The Redmi Go is Xiaomi‘s initial Android Go smartphone which is expected to release Quite soon. Last week, technical specs and an formal render surfaced online. Xiaomi Philippines moreover teased the device’s arrival. More details have surfaced about the cameraphone and its availability outside Asia. Redmi go will sell for under eur 80 and be out there in europe in february A article from has revealed that the Redmi Go will be in the world “right from the pretty beginning” in Europe what is around February. This means there wouldn’t be a gap between its release in Asia and in Europe. Redmi go will sell for under eur 80 and be out there in europe in february The post In addition says the Redmi Go sold in Europe will have support for LTE band 20. This isn’t fresh info as the formal spec poster presently uncovered the supported 4G bands and the above band was listed among. With respect to price tag, the Redmi Go will have its price tag tag under EUR 80 (~$90/Yuan 616). That is significantly lesser than the Nokia 2.1 which is now offered between EUR 110 and EUR 120. However, the Nokia 2.1 packs a greater panel, greater battery capacity, and stereo front-facing speakers. The Redmi Go will pack a 5-inch HD display, Qualcomm’s 28nm Snapdragon 425 cpu, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable memory. It will have an 8MP rear digital camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. Pre-installed on the phone is Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Winfuture have Furthermore bundled extra renders of the cameraphone (above) which will arrive in Black and Blue. It will have an audio jack at the top while a MicroUSB port and speaker grille are at the bottom. The Redmi Go will have 2 slots on the left – one for the dual SIMs and an additional for the MicroSD card. The pictures also show the phone will arrive with Xiaomi’s lightweight browser, Mint Browser, along with Google Chrome. Source, via

Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on review: First impressions

There's a new top Sony dog in town and its name is the Xperia XZ1. So, it's official: Sony is persisting with its, let's say, questionable naming convention. To be fair, we do see the consistency in it all, but it is still a rather silly title. Plus, we do have to complain about some aspect of the XZ1, since, frankly, after spending a bit of time with it, our initial impressions are really positive.

Windows 10-powered alcatel Idol 4S drops to under $400

The alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 and VR launched in the US as a T-Mobile exclusive, but that changed in January this year when Microsoft started selling the unlocked variant. The software giant still has the device listed at $470, but you can get a better deal from Amazon, which is currently offering the phone for $399.99. Just to remind you, if you opt for the T-Mobile variant, you'll just have to pay $288 - this seems to be permanent price cut. Source | Via

Huawei may be preparing a Kirin 1020 chip, twice as powerful as the Kirin 970

Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world and thus needs to become less reliant hardware produced outside the company. The in-house production should help bring the cost of devices down and maybe try to compete with Qualcomm's dominance in the mobile market. The latest news about an upcoming Kirin SoC might change all that. And no, we are not talking about the Kirin 980. With its newest HiSilicon 970 chipset, the company gets closer to Qualcomm's top-shelf chips, but still, the Kirin 970 isn't on par with the Snapdragon 845 in terms of raw performance, although...