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Motorola Moto G Pro gets Android 11 update

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Motorola recently started rolling out the Android 10 update for its Motorola One Macro. Now, the company’s Moto G Pro has started receiving the Android 11 update. It is rolling out in the UK at the moment. You can expect it to expand to more regions soon. According to Motorola, the update has been available since January 21. The update also brings the January 2021 Android security patch alongside the usual Android 11 features. The development was spotted when users on Reddit  reported  receiving the Android 11 update on the Moto G Pro. It is bringing features like conversation bubbles, screen recording, improved media controls, and one-time-permission improvements among other privacy upgrades. It is 1.1GB in size. Plus, you also get the January 2021 Android security patch for the Moto G Pro. It’s good to see Motorola updating its smartphones to the latest version of Android. Plus, you also get the January 2021 Android security patch for the Moto G Pro. According to Motorola’s  updat

Chromebook shipments set new record in a pandemic-hit 2020

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic gave a huge push to online learning, which unsurprisingly led to a surge in the demand for e-learning hardware such as tablets and affordable PCs. Chromebooks, in particular, had a great year with shipments touching a record figure, As per market research report by Canalys , worldwide Chromebook shipments stood at 11.2 million units in Q4 2020, which marks a massive growth of 287% compared to the same quarter last year.  In terms of segment leadership, HP emerged as the top Chromebook brand, trailed by Lenovo and Dell Overall, the net global Chromebook shipment stood at 30.6 million units. The report adds that the overall Chromebook market almost quadrupled in size vis-a-vis the same point last year. Talking about individual contribution on a per-brand basis, HP emerged as the segment leader with 3.5 million units shipped in Q4 2020, witnessing a growth of 235% on a YoY basis. Lenovo took the second spot with a shipment figure of 2.8 million uni

Motorola Moto G Pro gets Android 11 update

Motorola recently started rolling out the Android 10 update for its Motorola One Macro. Now, the company’s Moto G Pro has started receiving the Android 11 update. It is rolling out in the UK at the moment. You can expect it to expand to more regions soon. According to Motorola, the update has been available since January 21. The update also brings the January 2021 Android security patch alongside the usual Android 11 features. The development was spotted when users on Reddit  reported  receiving the Android 11 update on the Moto G Pro. It is bringing features like conversation bubbles, screen recording, improved media controls, and one-time-permission improvements among other privacy upgrades. It is 1.1GB in size. Plus, you also get the January 2021 Android security patch for the Moto G Pro. It’s good to see Motorola updating its smartphones to the latest version of Android. Plus, you also get the January 2021 Android security patch for the Moto G Pro. According to Motorola’s  updat

Chromebook shipments set new record in a pandemic-hit 2020

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic gave a huge push to online learning, which unsurprisingly led to a surge in the demand for e-learning hardware such as tablets and affordable PCs. Chromebooks, in particular, had a great year with shipments touching a record figure, As per market research report by Canalys , worldwide Chromebook shipments stood at 11.2 million units in Q4 2020, which marks a massive growth of 287% compared to the same quarter last year.  In terms of segment leadership, HP emerged as the top Chromebook brand, trailed by Lenovo and Dell Overall, the net global Chromebook shipment stood at 30.6 million units. The report adds that the overall Chromebook market almost quadrupled in size vis-a-vis the same point last year. Talking about individual contribution on a per-brand basis, HP emerged as the segment leader with 3.5 million units shipped in Q4 2020, witnessing a growth of 235% on a YoY basis. Lenovo took the second spot with a shipment figure of 2.8 million uni

Apple tests a moving battery for haptics to remove Taptic Engine in its smartwatch

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Apple has continued to improve its smartwatch portfolio over the years, with the latest one – the Apple Watch Series 6 –  adding the ability to measure blood oxygen saturation levels. However, one area where things haven’t improved much is battery life, as Apple’s latest-and-greatest usually lasts just over a full day of usage. However, the company might have a solution to fix the battery longevity on the Apple Watch by sacrificing the need for a dedicated haptic engine, or as Apple likes to call it, the Taptic Engine.  As per a patent filed before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) that was spotted by the folks over at Apple Insider , Apple is experimenting with a moving battery element for producing haptic feedback instead of relying on a dedicated engine that takes up crucial space. Titled Portable Electronic Device Having a Haptic Device with a Moving Battery Element , the patent suggests that a dedicated haptic engine takes up space, and then some additional

Apple tests a moving battery for haptics to remove Taptic Engine in its smartwatch

Apple has continued to improve its smartwatch portfolio over the years, with the latest one – the Apple Watch Series 6 –  adding the ability to measure blood oxygen saturation levels. However, one area where things haven’t improved much is battery life, as Apple’s latest-and-greatest usually lasts just over a full day of usage. However, the company might have a solution to fix the battery longevity on the Apple Watch by sacrificing the need for a dedicated haptic engine, or as Apple likes to call it, the Taptic Engine.  As per a patent filed before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) that was spotted by the folks over at Apple Insider , Apple is experimenting with a moving battery element for producing haptic feedback instead of relying on a dedicated engine that takes up crucial space. Titled Portable Electronic Device Having a Haptic Device with a Moving Battery Element , the patent suggests that a dedicated haptic engine takes up space, and then some additional

Here’s your first glimpse of the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone

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Asus is gearing up to launch a new gaming-centric smartphone in the ROG Phone series – tentatively called the ROG Phone 5 . While rumors have predicted a Q1 2021 launch and it also appeared in some alleged hands-on media , we might now have our first real look at the device. Ahead of its official debut, the ROG Phone 5 has received the mandatory TENAA certification in China. And to our delight, the regulatory body’s database has listed some images of the Asus offering. A dot matrix display on the rear panel that can be customized The core design language remains unchanged, but what really caught our attention was the ROG logo at the back. And it doesn’t look painted or glass-etched, but it appears to be backlit via small LEDs beneath a layer of glass. The implementation looks similar to what we saw on Asus’ ROG Lightning Armor Case for the ROG Phone 3 , and the AnimeMatrix panel on the ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop . And if that’s the case, the lighting pattern on the ROG Ph

Here’s your first glimpse of the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone

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Asus is gearing up to launch a new gaming-centric smartphone in the ROG Phone series – tentatively called the ROG Phone 5 . While rumors have predicted a Q1 2021 launch and it also appeared in some alleged hands-on media , we might now have our first real look at the device. Ahead of its official debut, the ROG Phone 5 has received the mandatory TENAA certification in China. And to our delight, the regulatory body’s database has listed some images of the Asus offering. A dot matrix display on the rear panel that can be customized The core design language remains unchanged, but what really caught our attention was the ROG logo at the back. And it doesn’t look painted or glass-etched, but it appears to be backlit via small LEDs beneath a layer of glass. The implementation looks similar to what we saw on Asus’ ROG Lightning Armor Case for the ROG Phone 3 , and the AnimeMatrix panel on the ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop . And if that’s the case, the lighting pattern on the ROG Ph

Pocketnow Daily: NEW iPhone 13 Leaks: More Upgrades Than We Thought? (video)

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Last chance to pre-order your Samsung Galaxy S21 with huge discounts More Android smartphones from OnePlus, Google and more are on sale B&H has several MacBook Pro models, Smart TVs and more on sale Let’s begin today with deals. So, pre-orderes for the Galaxy S21 ended yesterday, but guess what, I guess that if you order today, you can still get some of those deals anyways. The Galaxy S21 5G is still starting at $99, but now with just $50 in instant credit. The S21+ now starts at $299 with $75 in instant credit as well. And finally, the S21 Ultra is available for $499 with $100 in instant credit if you buy it. Just keep in mind all of these prices are for trade-in deals so you need a device to trade in to take advantage of these. If you are planning to buy a new Galaxy and want some protection, SUPCASE is still our #1 choice. Use promo code 10POCKETNOW on Amazon to get 10% off, or use promo code POCKETNOW15 on SUPCASE.com to get your cases. Looking for an older device? Don’t wo

Samsung might soon debut its own rollable phone too

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After foldables, it looks the smartphone industry is slowly moving towards foldable panels. TCL set the ball rolling with its rollable phone tablet hybrid last year (though it never made it into the hands of consumers) and showcased yet another concept at CES 2021 . LG has also promised to launch its own Project Explorer device will a sliding display, and Oppo has also showcased its own version as well. It now appears that Samsung is next to jump the bandwagon, as a senior Samsung Display executive has confirmed that the South Korean electronics giant is working on slideable and rollable panels. “ We’ll promote our market expansion for foldable displays. In the meantime, we’ll also fortify our presence in the display market to innovative form factors such as rollable and slideable displays ,” KwonYoung Choi, Senior VP of Samsung Display, said during the company’s recent earnings call. “ The Company will further solidify its leadership in the OLED market and diversify applications a

Pocketnow Daily: NEW iPhone 13 Leaks: More Upgrades Than We Thought? (video)

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Last chance to pre-order your Samsung Galaxy S21 with huge discounts More Android smartphones from OnePlus, Google and more are on sale B&H has several MacBook Pro models, Smart TVs and more on sale Let’s begin today with deals. So, pre-orderes for the Galaxy S21 ended yesterday, but guess what, I guess that if you order today, you can still get some of those deals anyways. The Galaxy S21 5G is still starting at $99, but now with just $50 in instant credit. The S21+ now starts at $299 with $75 in instant credit as well. And finally, the S21 Ultra is available for $499 with $100 in instant credit if you buy it. Just keep in mind all of these prices are for trade-in deals so you need a device to trade in to take advantage of these. If you are planning to buy a new Galaxy and want some protection, SUPCASE is still our #1 choice. Use promo code 10POCKETNOW on Amazon to get 10% off, or use promo code POCKETNOW15 on SUPCASE.com to get your cases. Looking for an older device? Don’t wo

Samsung might soon debut its own rollable phone too

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After foldables, it looks the smartphone industry is slowly moving towards foldable panels. TCL set the ball rolling with its rollable phone tablet hybrid last year (though it never made it into the hands of consumers) and showcased yet another concept at CES 2021 . LG has also promised to launch its own Project Explorer device will a sliding display, and Oppo has also showcased its own version as well. It now appears that Samsung is next to jump the bandwagon, as a senior Samsung Display executive has confirmed that the South Korean electronics giant is working on slideable and rollable panels. “ We’ll promote our market expansion for foldable displays. In the meantime, we’ll also fortify our presence in the display market to innovative form factors such as rollable and slideable displays ,” KwonYoung Choi, Senior VP of Samsung Display, said during the company’s recent earnings call. “ The Company will further solidify its leadership in the OLED market and diversify applications a