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HTC Vive Building VR Ecosystem Through New Partnerships

HTC VIVE BUILDING VR ECOSYSTEM THROUGH NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Besides new smartphone VR integrations, HTC's virtual reality arm Vive on Thursday also announced a number of efforts meant to establish...

Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world

VIVE FOCUS VR UPDATE LETS YOU TAKE CALLS FROM THE REAL WORLD

Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will...

 
 
 
HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life

HTC VIVE FOCUS GETS SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION AND BETTER BATTERY LIFE

HTC's standalone VR headset Vive Focus launched in China last year, and it's getting some neat software upgrades ahead of its anticipated...

Essential might be up for sale, but Andy Rubin suggests its next phone will be "game-changing"

ESSENTIAL MIGHT BE UP FOR SALE, BUT ANDY RUBIN SUGGESTS ITS NEXT PHONE WILL BE "GAME-CHANGING"

Bloomberg today has it that Essential Products Inc., maker of the intriguing Essential Phone that debuted last year, may be up for...

 
 
 
Andy Rubin's Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone

ANDY RUBIN'S ESSENTIAL IS REPORTEDLY UP FOR SALE AND HAS CANCELLED WORK ON ITS NEXT SMARTPHONE

Essential, the smartphone company helmed by Android co-creator Andy Rubin is trying to sell itself and has cancelled development of...

The father of Android has reportedly cancelled his next big smartphone and might sell the company after raising $300 million

THE FATHER OF ANDROID HAS REPORTEDLY CANCELLED HIS NEXT BIG SMARTPHONE AND MIGHT SELL THE COMPANY AFTER RAISING $300 MILLION

Essential - the startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin - plans to sell itself, according to a new Bloomberg report. The hardware...

 
 
 
Essential Phone 2 axed as Rubin reportedly weighs selling firm

ESSENTIAL PHONE 2 AXED AS RUBIN REPORTEDLY WEIGHS SELLING FIRM

Smartphone maker Essential, Andy Rubin's project to reinvent the Android phone, has axed development of its second device and is considering...

BlackBerry Key2 teaser reveals mystery button, dual rear cameras

BLACKBERRY KEY2 TEASER REVEALS MYSTERY BUTTON, DUAL REAR CAMERAS

BlackBerry has announced the date for its upcoming BlackBerry Key2 smartphone unveiling. The company wasn't content leaving us in the...

 
 
 
Best HTC U12 Plus cases: don't be fooled by a fake

BEST HTC U12 PLUS CASES: DON'T BE FOOLED BY A FAKE

The HTC U12 Plus is a big, beautiful phone with an all-glass design that's an absolute joy to look at. But if you're buying one, you...

BlackBerry KEY2 teaser shows off design and new physical keyboard button

BLACKBERRY KEY2 TEASER SHOWS OFF DESIGN AND NEW PHYSICAL KEYBOARD BUTTON

Canadians, do you have June 7th marked off on your calendars? This is the date that BlackBerry Mobile will reveal the successor to...

 
 
 
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Smartphone Announced

SAMSUNG GALAXY WIDE 3 SMARTPHONE ANNOUNCED

Samsung has released a new smartphone in South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Wide 3. The handset comes with a 5.5 inch display that features...

Samsung Gear S4 with Wear OS: Tizen is dead

SAMSUNG GEAR S4 WITH WEAR OS: TIZEN IS DEAD

Although they have never really disappeared, traditional smartphone manufacturers have more or less backed out of the smartwatch market....

 
 
 
Xiaomi India Announces June 7 Event, Redmi S2 Arrival Likely

XIAOMI INDIA ANNOUNCES JUNE 7 EVENT, REDMI S2 ARRIVAL LIKELY

Xiaomi has started sending out invites for the Redmi S2 launch in India. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 was originally announced in China earlier...

Sony Xperia XZ2 long-term review

SONY XPERIA XZ2 LONG-TERM REVIEW

The Xperia XZ2 can't be confused for anything other than a Sony smartphone. But we wanted to find out is whether the XZ2 can stand...

 
 
 
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 Brings Premium Features To More Phones

QUALCOMM'S SNAPDRAGON 710 BRINGS PREMIUM FEATURES TO MORE PHONES

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 710 SoC. Not only is this the latest addition to the 700-series, but it is the first member...

Update: Leisure Suit Larry Wet Dreams Don't Dry Confirmed

UPDATE: LEISURE SUIT LARRY WET DREAMS DON'T DRY CONFIRMED

Update: Assemble Entertainment has confirmed that Leisure Suit Larry is returning with the weirdly titled Wet Dreams Don't Die, which...

 
 
 
The Snapdragon 710 will add flagship features to mid-range phones

THE SNAPDRAGON 710 WILL ADD FLAGSHIP FEATURES TO MID-RANGE PHONES

Expensive flagship phones won't be the only way for you to play with advanced features like AR Emoji, Animoji and Face ID much longer....

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 now comes with a free Home Wi-Fi System

UNLOCKED SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 NOW COMES WITH A FREE HOME WI-FI SYSTEM

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now a bit over 1 year old, they remain powerful and attractive smartphones. If you're...

 
 
 
More people are using Starbucks' mobile payment service than Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay

MORE PEOPLE ARE USING STARBUCKS' MOBILE PAYMENT SERVICE THAN APPLE PAY, GOOGLE PAY, OR SAMSUNG PAY

Mobile payments have been on the rise in the years since companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung started implementing the technology...

Apple shines despite Q1 smartphone dip

APPLE SHINES DESPITE Q1 SMARTPHONE DIP

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business...