Mobile World Congress has more laptops than phones
Mobile World Congress, best known for phones, next-gen mobile networks and all things related, is having a moment on laptops. Sure, Honor unveiled its latest premium phone, with the full Android experience, but many flagship devices are laptops, hybrids, or two-in-ones. This is the case of Samsung (Galaxy Book 2 Pro), Huawei (laptops, tablets and a hybrid) and now, Lenovo. He revealed his first ThinkPad running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip — the family of processors usually used in smartphones. the is made for this kind of devices.
It has some great specs: built-in 5G support, 28-hour battery life, and… a red ThinkPad tracker. We’ll wait for a full review to decide if it’s up to the full ThinkPadTrackPad experience, but the wait won’t be long: the ThinkPad X13s should go on sale in May, starting at $1,100.
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But when can I buy one?
The former Huawei subsidiary is, unlike its former owner, able to combine high-end devices with, thankfully, all the Android and Google features we demand. Its latest flagship family, the Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro are, again, sleek, competitively priced phones with some notable tricks. Honor’s Eye of Muse (don’t ask) branded camera setup includes dual 50-megapixel cameras on both phones, with the Pro packing a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom . (The vanilla Magic 4 gets a humbler 8MP periscope camera.)
The Magic 4 Pro also features a direct time-of-flight (DTOF) sensor to help with focusing and improving image quality. The Magic 4 Pro will retail for €1,099 ($1,230) in Europe when it launches. The Magic 4 will retail for €899 ($1,006).
Both are available now.
LG is once again updating its CineBeam 4K projectors, and the upgrades are welcome news if you tend to watch during the day. The HU715Q ultra-short-throw laser projector and HU710P laser-LED hybrid promise better daytime viewing, with a new auto-brightness feature on the HU715Q. Switching the HU710P to a wheelless hybrid delivers brighter overall images than its predecessor. LG already ships both starting at $2,499 for the HU710P and $2,999 for the HU715Q.
The country has also dropped US involvement in a Venus probe.
Russia is cutting some of its cooperation with international space programs in response to sanctions related to its invasion of Ukraine. Roscosmos “suspends” cooperation with European partners on launches from the Guiana Space Center in retaliation for EU sanctions. The Russian space agency also announced that it was withdrawing personnel from Spaceport based in French Guiana.
The device will also remain with OxygenOS instead of switching to a unified operating system.
While most OnePlus phones were available globally before they ‘reached’ China, that wasn’t the case with the OnePlus 10 Pro, which has until now been exclusive to China since its launch in January. . That’s about to change. The company told MWC that its latest flagship phone will finally be heading to the US, Europe and India “by the end of March”.
Adam Mosseri says there aren’t enough people using iPads to justify speeding up an app.
It’s been over 11 years since Instagram launched, and there’s still no native iPad app. According to Instagram manager Adam Mosseri, that’s not going to change any time soon. In a series of tweets between Mosseri and prolific tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Mosseri said there aren’t enough iPad users to justify creating a dedicated app.