LG, Google and Huawei are making headlines with new features, dead programs and device announcement. Dig in to get all the details!
LG denied the existence of Quick Charge 2.0 support when they announced the G4. They actually went as far as saying such a feature wasn’t necessary in a device with a removable battery, but it seems they have changed their mind since.
Qualcomm’s website now shows the LG G4 as a Quick Charge 2.0-compatible smartphone. This means the phone should be able to be charged from 0% to 60% in about 30 minutes. Not bad, right?
Opinion: This should be a nice addition to the LG G4’s current charging features, which do include wireless charging. Add the fact that you can remove the battery and you should have the best batter life experience in class.
Remember that recent Google Maps prank where a user submitted the image of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo? It turned out to be a big deal and Google even apologized for the mishap, but it seems they now need to take harsher steps to combat Google Maps spam.
Google has announced they are shutting down all automatic approvals and user moderation on Google Map Maker. All entries are now undergoing a manual review from the company, making it much harder to spoof the system. This will continue to be the case until further notice, or whenever Google finds a stronger automated solution.
Opinion: And this is why we can’t have nice things, guys. As funny as this prank may seem, it’s an immature action at large scale.
Turns out the Huawei Honor 4C and Honor Bee were not the only devices the Chinese manufacturer had to show off this week. They have also unveiled the Huawei MediaPad M2 tablet, a gadget with strong specs and a pretty enticing price point.
The MediaPad M2 comes with an 8-inch 1920x1200p display, 2 GHz octa-core Kirin 930 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front shooter and a 4800 mAh battery.
It’s said to launch in June for a price of about $310, or about $390 for the LTE model.
Opinion: Sure, the tablet doesn’t seem that expensive, but it’s also not the cheapest. I mean, it’s about the same price as an iPad Mini 2. Good luck competing with Apple, Huawei.