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Google Home gets ability to pair with Bluetooth speaker

When first launched, Google received some pushback about the smart home speakers not being able to pair to an outside audio source like Amazon Echo. There was not even an AUX-out port so you could not even use an external speaker through a traditional 3.5mm jack. You could, however, use audio with a compatible Google Cast speaker or speaker connected to a Chromecast audio. We still get no headphone jack with either Google Home, but Bluetooth support is now coming with the Google Home Mini (or Max). You will be able to pair a Google Home or Home Mini with a Bluetooth speaker so you can...



Mysterious Moto with waterdrop notch leaks in live images

Motorola recently launched the P30 with a wide notch, making it the first device from the company with the infamous cutout on the front. Some photos have just appeared on Weibo, revealing a phone with an even smaller waterdrop notch and a circular camera setup on the back. Is that the Moto G7? The image raises more questions than gives answers since it says Moto G6 Plus in the About section, but we know very well the 4-month old device has a regular tall screen. If real, the red device with a Moto logo on the fingerprint scanner will be the first for the company with that...



Xiaomi Mi A2 leaks in 11-minute hands-on video

The Xiaomi MI 6X-9140.php) was announced back in April in China and we've been expecting its stock Android-powered A2 sibling to grace international markets since. But even though it is yet to go official, a Spanish tech duo was able to get their hands on a Mi A2 prototype and upload a lengthy first impressions video. The video, which was subsequently taken down was about 11 minutes long and offered plenty of details about the Mi A2. The Snapdragon 660 seems to be doing just fine with the stock Android OS and delivers snappy performance. The guys over at PimpiTronic even showed a...



Report: Galaxy S8’s facial recognition tech will be used for mobile payments

Last week, there were reports that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature facial recognition technology, which will be used to unlock the phone. Now, a new report is suggesting that the tech will be used for mobile payments as well. Artistic render of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifically, the report suggests that the handset will use fingerprint, iris as well as facial detection for user verification when they try accessing services like Samsung Pay, making the S8 first Galaxy smartphone of its kind. The company is "already working with banks to help them embrace facial...



vivo Z1i leaks with Snapdragon 636 SoC and 128GB storage

A new vivo smartphone has leaked, dubbed Z1i. The device is powered by snapdragon 636 SoC, and sports a 6.26-inch display with 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution. It comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. The camera department is handled by a dual rear setup of 13MP + 2MP and a 16MP front shooter. Measuring 154.81x75.03x7.89mm and weighing in at 149.3g, the handset runs Android 8.1 Oreo and packs in a 3,180mAh battery. This all makes the Z1i a pretty close match for the vivo V1730DT that surfaced earlier this week at TENAA. Rumors say the vivo Z1i will carry a price tag of CNY 1,998...