Essential shut down earlier this month after it no longer saw a path to success. The firm had planned a sequel to the Essential Phone, known as Project GEM. With the company shut down, there aren't any more software updates incoming. However, with this project, users will be able to make the leap to Android 11 with a little bit of work. And if they can't be bothered? That's fine too. They can stay supported on Android 10. … [Read more...] about Essential Phone users will get a taste of Android 11 but no official update
Even a year in, it's not clear how history will treat Motorola's decision to bet the farm on snap-on modules, but what is clear is that the company is already hedging. While nothing has been shared publicly just yet, a leaked slide from what appears to be in internal presentation shows what appears to be the impending launch of a new Moto X, which would sit above the mid-range G line while eschewing the modularity of the Zs. Along with a newly-launched Moto C and rumors of a refreshed Moto E, Motorola could have, by year's end, a suite of similar-looking, uniformly-branded phones, catering each one for a particular market. … [Read more...] about Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plots its grand comeback
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If you’ve used a smartwatch then you’ll know how handy voice assistance can be, and opting for Alexa was a smart move from Fitbit – it can’t use Google Assistant, since it’s running its own operating system, and creating its own AI assistant would be a big job. … [Read more...] about 5 best smartwatches of IFA 2019: the top wearables announced this week