The LG G3 keeps peeking its face out of its hiding spot – as do your bills, which Google Now will start reminding you about. Oppo is not staying off the news either, with two new devices rumored to be in the works.
You know “Life is Good” for a manufacturer when a device can’t stay off the news. We have all seen the LG G3 by now, but don’t expect the leaks and rumors to stop showing up. At least until the May 27th event comes around. Today we are getting a closer look at the lockscreen, which is a bit different.
The new lockscreen is cleaner and features a circle on top, displaying the time and date. We do expect to see more features, like shortcuts, but this is all we are getting for now.
This is not all @evleaks is showing us today, though. You may have noticed that odd sensor in the back, next to the camera. It could be many things and we probably all assumed something. Turns out we were all wrong (or at least most of us). This is said to be a laser for auto-focusing.
Opinion: Laser auto-focus? I wonder how well that would work. It may very well be a better alternative for taking images in the dark.
Just in case the snail mail, email, text messages and notifications are not enough, Google Now will start reminding you to pay your bills! The digital assistant will help you stay up-to-date on your payments by sending you notifications when it’s time to take care of them.
How does Google Now do this, exactly? Because they
are psychics can look into your email and scan for any bills you may have. It will take that information and translate it. To make matters even more interesting, it may sometimes link you to the payment website.
Opinion: We can set reminders manually, but so far we haven’t seen a virtual assistant do this in a “smart” way. You don’t need to do a thing! Google willt take information from other services and turn it into valuable information.
The Oppo N1 won’t be that lonely anymore. Recent rumors affirm that the Chinese manufacturers are working on two N series devices. One would be the obvious N2, which we have no details on.
The second device is the Oppo N1 Mini, which won’t exactly live up to its name. It is said to carry a 5-inch display! We suppose that is small compared to the 5.9-inch Oppo N1. It’s also said to come with either a Mediatek or Samsung Exynos octa-core processor. There will also be two versions, one with 4G LTE and the other without.
Opinion: Oppo has done a great job and we can’t wait to hear more about these phones. Especially the Oppo N2, which will probably come with great specs and a tempting price.