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Palm device goes through FCC with Android 8.1 Oreo

Ever since TCL bought the rights to license the Palm brand from HP back in 2015, we've known that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer plans to bring Palm brand back from the defunct. Last we heard, Verizon planned to bring revived Palm devices in H2 of 2018. That last piece of news appeared to be accurate, as we are just now seeing a device with the model number: PVG100 pass through two US communications agencies: the FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance. The company that submitted both filings is called Palm Ventures Group. Source: Wi-Fi Alliance The FCC filing shows a label that...



Samsung Pay launched in India, available on select devices

Samsung has officially launched Samsung Pay service in India. The service is now available across select Galaxy devices including Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2016), and Galaxy A5 (2016). The supported devices would have already gotten an update that enables the Samsung Pay app on the device. Samsung Pay in India works with a wide range of credit and debit cards from various banks, including Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered. Apart from cards, Samsung Pay in India also works with Paytm, with...



Google releases Measure app for all ARCore devices

Google has released its Measure app for all devices supporting the ARCore technology. The app is now available for download for free on the Google Play Store but you should first install the ARCore app to make it work. The Measure app is pretty simple and uses the camera on your ARCore compatible smartphone to measure the length or height of objects. It needs a textured surface and good amount of light to work but once it detects a plane you can drag the measuring bar on the screen and place it along the edges of the object you want to measure. After that you can choose to save an image...



Samsung Gear Sport lets you control smart devices with a turn of the bezel

Samsung's new Gear Sport smartwatch debuted in August this year and it went on pre-order recently. The device is powered by version 3.0 of the Tizen-based wearable platform, making it the first wearable of its kind. It appears though that there's one feature that went under the radar and only recently came to light. The functionality in question is the ability to control smart devices by using the rotating bezel of the smartwatch. The functionality has its roots in Gear Sport's compatibility with Samsung Connect, which is the company's home automation platform for controlling...



Sony Xperia XZ1 shown in leaked live images alongside at least one other upcoming model

Sony's yearly IFA press conference takes place on August 31, and we've already heard that we should expect three new smartphones to make their debut on that occasion. These have been leaking in various places over the past few months, and are rumored to be branded XZ1, XZ1 Compact, and X1. The first is expected to be the successor to the XZ, as you'd imagine. The XZ1 is thought to bear the model number G8341, and such a device has been spotted in benchmarks already, revealing its specs in the process. Today a new leak brings us four live images of upcoming Sony devices, one of which is the...