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Samsung site lists Oreo update dates for Galaxy Note8, S7 and the 2017 A-series

Samsung runs an interesting site in Turkey, the name of which translates to "Are we up to date?" and it does what it says on the tin. It tells you the planned release date of upcoming Android updates for the company's Galaxy phones. Obviously, this is for Turkey and schedules can differ from country to country but usually not by much. Here's the Android 8.0 Oreo schedule for some of the more interesting phones: Samsung Galaxy Note8 March 30 Samsung Galaxy S7 April 13 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge April...



LG ThinQ WK9 combines Google Assistant, awesome speakers and an 8″ screen

Earlier LG unveiled ThinQ smart speakers with Google Assistant and today it is expanding that lineup with a smart display - the LG ThinQ WK9. It has impressive stereo speakers of its own, tuned by Meridian Audio, but it stands out with an 8" touchscreen. It has Chromecast functionality built in so you can cast to it from other devices. With the camera above the screen you can make Duo calls. Unfortunately, that is all that LG has revealed about this device so far.



International Galaxy S8 and S8+ models are finally receiving the November security update

The internationally sold versions of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now finally in the process of receiving the November security update. As usual, this includes patches from Google, as well as Samsung-specific fixes. You get 61 general Android vulnerabilities fixed, alongside six exploits found only in Samsung's software. Additionally, the widespread KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability is patched too. The Korean company also threw in some Bluetooth-related bug fixes, which means the protocol should be more stable. The updates are now rolling out to devices purchased unlocked in the...



Xiaomi MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C unveiled for $183 (1299 yuan)

It is 9 years because Xiaomi started launching products inside the MIJIA platform. We could have lost count of the products however the brand identity is so strong that almost every gadget turns out to be popular. The MIJIA Robot Vacuum series is a nice example. Initial released a couple of several years, the native version has remained outstanding and a hot-selling device no matter getting a couple of successors. Xiaomi has currently introduced still, additional successive model dubbed MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C. The device is already out there to reservation on Xiaomi Mall for 1299 yuan ($183). The MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C is supplied with a built-in smart electronic control water tank and has a fantastic 2500Pa suction power. The enhancements on the fresh robot Vacuum Cleaner extends instantly from the navigation system like the model is equipped with a high-speed visual navigation system what facilitates the collection of include points at a speed of 30,000/s. This helps to quickly capture coordinate reports, extract complex spatial features, and create faster and extra proper maps. The visual navigation teams up with a dual gyroscope and the optical flow sensor with multiple auxiliary positioning. So it could get the position reports extra accurately and completely. MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C launched for 1299 yuan ($183) 3 It also uses a professional Omnivision digital camera sensor to simulate the neural network algorithm. Combined with a path calculation speed of 50 times/second, the robot could maintain a dynamic survey during the journey. This brings precision, accuracy and efficiency to the map drawing. EDITOR’S Select: Vivo unveils the Vivo Z5 “Fantasy Westward Journey” Gift Box variant MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C launched for 1299 yuan ($183) 4 Talking of the hardware, the Mijia Robot Vacuum cleaner is fueled by a CortexTM-A7 Quad-core information, processing chip like effectively as a Dual-core Mali-400 Picture Processing Unit. It also deploys the VSLAM algorithm what provides it more computing power. It could locate the similar position of the robot in real-time and intelligently draw the working path. For suction, it uses a Japanese powerful brushless motor of NIDEC with strong suction of 2500Pa. This is higher than the suction power of the MIJIA Robot Vacuum cleaner Laser Detection Variant that was unveiled week ago with 2100Pa suction power. MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C launched for 1299 yuan ($183) 5 Furthermore, the MIJIA Robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a 200ml smart electronically-controlled water tank. The water output during operation is automatically controlled whenever the vacuum cleaner is working. This keeps the floor protected and the water is used smartly and economically.MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1C launched for 1299 yuan ($183) Additionally crammed under the round fuselage are 15 different high-precision sensors. The sensors allow the robot vacuum to be much better adapted to the environment, avoid slipping, collision and obstacles, among additional functions.



Essential PH-1 makes it through the FCC, might be water resistant

We haven't heard anything from Essential since the company announced the PH-1 and then took pre-sale reservations. Andy Rubin has previously said that it was not going to ask for reservations if the phone wasn't going to be available soon thereafter. Well it looks like Essential is right on track because today, the company's PH-1 has gone through FCC certification. Source: FCC The FCC is what puts a stamp of approval on all smartphones and communication devices that are sold in the US. The Essential PH-1 is the name of the model while "A11" is the variant code. The FCC documents...