DAILY VIDEO: Samsung to include its Bixby AI assistant on Galaxy S8 phones; Intel unveils Optane memory to speed up HDD-powered PCs; Facebook starts new live location feature for Messenger app; and there's more.
The Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch display, while the S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. Both will run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPUs in the U.S.
Bixby, Samsung's version of Siri, will debut on the upcoming smartphone, while an SDK and more Bixby product integrations will follow.
The special iPhone is rumored to sell for $1,000, while other new iPhone models will continue to have traditional flat displays.
DAILY VIDEO: SAP goes all in with new public cloud platform, iOS dev tools; Amazon, Lenovo Motorola to put Alexa into Moto phones; Verizon preparing for 5G Wireless trials in 11 U.S. metro areas; and there's more.
Because Android is an open-source system, Motorola could replace Google with Alexa, if desired, and that looks like what the plan is going to be for now.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple has investigated and partially solved some of the latest battery issues on its iPhone 6 and 7, but the latest may be the most serious.
The virtual-reality market is soaring and, according to most industry analysts, adoption will rise significantly in 2017. Google is investing heavily in the virtual-reality technology with Daydream VR, a platform it’s developed to allow smartphone makers, developers and consumers to explore...
NEWS ANALYSIS: Following a record quarter, Apple is preparing for a big iPhone introduction in September that the company hopes will keep its smartphone sales on a roll.
Over the past couple of years, China's Huawei Technologies has been growing its smartphone market share by offering impressive handsets at low prices. The company is doing it again with its newly announced Honor 6X smartphone. The handset costs only $250, but comes with features that typically...