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Huawei MediaPad M4 with Android Oreo is Likely Coming Soon

When it comes to Android tablets, there aren’t that many high-end options to choose from. Even now, it’s not uncommon to see folks opt for older tablets like the three-year-old Nexus 9. But Huawei is one of the companies trying to turn things around, and rumor has it it’s working on a high-end Android tablet to rule them all: A successor to the MediaPad M3, the MediaPad M4.

The Huawei MediaPad M3 came out in September of last year, sporting Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin processor, along with a 1600 x 2560 screen and Android 6.0 Marshmallow (later updated to Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5). With 4GB RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and lots of expandable storage, it’s a decent device for folks who watch a lot of movies, read plenty of ebooks, or play some decently demanding games. Now, thanks to some people over at the Dutch technology site Mobielkopen, some new information about its sequel — the upcoming Huawei MediaPad M4 — has been revealed.

A User Agent Profile (UAProf) on Huawei’s site mentions the MediaPad M4. That’s telling in and of itself — a user agent basically tells websites what kind of browser, device, and operating system is connecting to it, so that the website serves the correct version of the web page. The user agent for a mobile device for example, might prompt the website to serve the mobile version of a page rather than the desktop one. Obviously, web page developers need to account for these, and so they embed information like device type and screen resolution in UAPs.

The Huawei MediaPad M4’s UAP, for example, describes a tablet with Android 8.0 Oreo according to the and a model number “SHT-AL09”. It’ll retain the same screen resolution as its predecessor, 1600×2560, and potentially launch with one of Huawei’s high-end processors, either the Kirin 960 or Kirin 970.

You can check out the report from Mobielkopen below, or check out the user agent profile XML file yourself.


Source: Huawei
Via: Mobielkopen

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an RPG coming to Android in 2018

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The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

  • Smash-hit iPhone game “HQ Trivia” is coming to Android on Christmas, the game’s maker says.
  • The game combines trivia questions with a live video feed of a host, and it’s become a massive success.
  • Thus far, the game was limited by its availability on one platform.

The breakout hit iPhone game of 2017 has undoubtedly been “HQ Trivia,” a live trivia game that went from curiosity to viral hit seemingly overnight. And now, in a few weeks, it’s finally coming to Android.

The makers announced the news in a tweet on December 5, which read, “Hey world, we hear you also have Android phones? HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way.” The game’s Twitter profile more directly confirms the release date: “Coming for Android this Christmas,” it says.

In the last few weeks, “HQ Trivia” has exploded in popularity and users. Live games regularly garner a quarter million players, all attempting to answer every question correctly – winners get real cash as a prize, which is paid out to players through Paypal.

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It’s this combination of trivia, cash prizes, and a live video feed that’s drawn so many players. But it’s one of the game’s “hosts,” a man named Scott Rogowsky, who’s kept so many fans invested.

Rogowsky is the man in the suit seen above, known for his quirky personality and penchant for creating slang words. He calls players “HQties” (pronounced “H-cuties”), makes hilarious hand gestures, and lets slip little bits about himself while hosting the phone-based, live game show. He’s often the subject of memes from the game’s prolific, passionate fanbase.

He even appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” due to the game’s massive sudden popularity:

It’s not clear which Android phones will work with “HQ Trivia” when it arrives on December 25, but we’d expect the last few years of major flagship phones from Samsung, LG, and others to be included.

The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

  • Smash-hit iPhone game “HQ Trivia” is coming to Android on Christmas, the game’s maker says.
  • The game combines trivia questions with a live video feed of a host, and it’s become a massive success.
  • Thus far, the game was limited by its availability on one platform.

The breakout hit iPhone game of 2017 has undoubtedly been “HQ Trivia,” a live trivia game that went from curiosity to viral hit seemingly overnight. And now, in a few weeks, it’s finally coming to Android.

The makers announced the news in a tweet on December 5, which read, “Hey world, we hear you also have Android phones? HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way.” The game’s Twitter profile more directly confirms the release date: “Coming for Android this Christmas,” it says.

In the last few weeks, “HQ Trivia” has exploded in popularity and users. Live games regularly garner a quarter million players, all attempting to answer every question correctly – winners get real cash as a prize, which is paid out to players through Paypal.

424e5_b862251cd7e349f010a715217b01d42180e4b407-800x450 The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

It’s this combination of trivia, cash prizes, and a live video feed that’s drawn so many players. But it’s one of the game’s “hosts,” a man named Scott Rogowsky, who’s kept so many fans invested.

Rogowsky is the man in the suit seen above, known for his quirky personality and penchant for creating slang words. He calls players “HQties” (pronounced “H-cuties”), makes hilarious hand gestures, and lets slip little bits about himself while hosting the phone-based, live game show. He’s often the subject of memes from the game’s prolific, passionate fanbase.

He even appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” due to the game’s massive sudden popularity:

It’s not clear which Android phones will work with “HQ Trivia” when it arrives on December 25, but we’d expect the last few years of major flagship phones from Samsung, LG, and others to be included.

The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

  • Smash-hit iPhone game “HQ Trivia” is coming to Android on Christmas, the game’s maker says.
  • The game combines trivia questions with a live video feed of a host, and it’s become a massive success.
  • Thus far, the game was limited by its availability on one platform.

The breakout hit iPhone game of 2017 has undoubtedly been “HQ Trivia,” a live trivia game that went from curiosity to viral hit seemingly overnight. And now, in a few weeks, it’s finally coming to Android.

The makers announced the news in a tweet on December 5, which read, “Hey world, we hear you also have Android phones? HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way.” The game’s Twitter profile more directly confirms the release date: “Coming for Android this Christmas,” it says.

In the last few weeks, “HQ Trivia” has exploded in popularity and users. Live games regularly garner a quarter million players, all attempting to answer every question correctly – winners get real cash as a prize, which is paid out to players through Paypal.

424e5_b862251cd7e349f010a715217b01d42180e4b407-800x450 The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

It’s this combination of trivia, cash prizes, and a live video feed that’s drawn so many players. But it’s one of the game’s “hosts,” a man named Scott Rogowsky, who’s kept so many fans invested.

Rogowsky is the man in the suit seen above, known for his quirky personality and penchant for creating slang words. He calls players “HQties” (pronounced “H-cuties”), makes hilarious hand gestures, and lets slip little bits about himself while hosting the phone-based, live game show. He’s often the subject of memes from the game’s prolific, passionate fanbase.

He even appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” due to the game’s massive sudden popularity:

It’s not clear which Android phones will work with “HQ Trivia” when it arrives on December 25, but we’d expect the last few years of major flagship phones from Samsung, LG, and others to be included.

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Lexington Council OK’s MetroNet franchise. So when is high-speed internet coming?

The Lexington Council voted unanimously Thursday to give a 10-year cable franchise agreement to MetroNet to provide cable, high-speed internet and phone services to Lexington.

The Lexington-Urban County Council approved the new cable franchise at its Thursday night meeting.

MetroNet officials have said they plan to spend between $70 and $100 million over the next three to four years to build a fiberoptic cable network capable of delivering gigabit speed. Gigabit speed is equivalent to moving data at 1,000 megabits per second. Lexington’s average internet speed is 16.2 megabits per second, according to some studies.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has pushed for Lexington to become a “gig” city, saying it was necessary to keep and attract businesses. MetroNet will also provide television services, bringing more competition to the market. The city has been at loggerheads with Spectrum, its largest cable provider, over poor customer service and other issues for more than a year.

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There will be no up-front cost to the city, city officials have said.

MetroNet’s subcontractors ran into problems with Indiana utility regulators and the Indiana Attorney General after more than 20 gas lines were ruptured by those subcontractors in three cities north of Indianapolis earlier this year.

Councilman Richard Moloney asked during Thursday’s meeting if the city was confident that similar problems would not occur in Lexington. Planning Commissioner Derek Paulsen said the city regulates utilities working in the public right-of-way. In Indiana, cities cannot regulate utilities working in the right-of-the-way.

“All the right-of-way work is overseen and inspected,” Paulsen said. MetroNet has said they will use Kentucky Utility poles to wire most of the city, and it’s likely that few fiberoptic cables will be buried. “They have to call before they dig, it’s the law.”

Councilman Kevin Stinnett said he wanted MetroNet to assure the council and the public that MetroNet would not have similar problems in Kentucky.

John Campbell, a vice president and general counsel for MetroNet, told the council the Evansville-based company has made changes to its safety program since the incidents in Indiana.

“We have put together a comprehensive underground safety program,” Campbell said. “We are confident that we can come to Lexington and safely construct in the right-of-way.”

MetroNet officials have said they hope to begin initial work in January if the weather cooperates. The company has not yet said which area of the city will be wired first. In November, company officials said it was possible that the first customers could start receiving service as early as summer 2018.

Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android | TechCrunch

6488d_hq-android Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android | TechCrunch

HQ Trivia — the twice-a-day live streamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine — continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each hoping to go home with the cash prize (or, at least, a share of it) for answering every question right.

And yet… it’s iOS only. Type “HQ Trivia” into Google, and “HQ Trivia android” is the very first auto-suggest… so, clearly, plenty of people are itching for it to go cross-platform.

Well, it’s coming.

HQ Trivia tweeted out the following — it doesn’t get too specific about the launch date, but the “stocking stuffer” bit suggests they’re aiming for this month:

Adding Android to the mix introduces a few new challenges beyond just the porting process itself. As the player count has ticked upward, the last few games have had pretty obvious moments of lag/buffering — a pretty stressful thing to see when you’re up against the clock. Meanwhile, more players means more potential winners to split the pot (each game has a prize of at least $1000, but that’s split amongst all winners). No one wants to make it all the way to the end only to split a $1,000 pot 10,000 ways.

Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android | TechCrunch

6488d_hq-android Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android | TechCrunch

HQ Trivia — the twice-a-day live streamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine — continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each hoping to go home with the cash prize (or, at least, a share of it) for answering every question right.

And yet… it’s iOS only. Type “HQ Trivia” into Google, and “HQ Trivia android” is the very first auto-suggest… so, clearly, plenty of people are itching for it to go cross-platform.

Well, it’s coming.

HQ Trivia tweeted out the following — it doesn’t get too specific about the launch date, but the “stocking stuffer” bit suggests they’re aiming for this month:

Adding Android to the mix introduces a few new challenges beyond just the porting process itself. As the player count has ticked upward, the last few games have had pretty obvious moments of lag/buffering — a pretty stressful thing to see when you’re up against the clock. Meanwhile, more players means more potential winners to split the pot (each game has a prize of at least $1000, but that’s split amongst all winners). No one wants to make it all the way to the end only to split a $1,000 pot 10,000 ways.

Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android | TechCrunch

6488d_hq-android Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android | TechCrunch

HQ Trivia — the twice-a-day live streamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine — continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each hoping to go home with the cash prize (or, at least, a share of it) for answering every question right.

And yet… it’s iOS only. Type “HQ Trivia” into Google, and “HQ Trivia android” is the very first auto-suggest… so, clearly, plenty of people are itching for it to go cross-platform.

Well, it’s coming.

HQ Trivia tweeted out the following — it doesn’t get too specific about the launch date, but the “stocking stuffer” bit suggests they’re aiming for this month:

Adding Android to the mix introduces a few new challenges beyond just the porting process itself. As the player count has ticked upward, the last few games have had pretty obvious moments of lag/buffering — a pretty stressful thing to see when you’re up against the clock. Meanwhile, more players means more potential winners to split the pot (each game has a prize of at least $1000, but that’s split amongst all winners). No one wants to make it all the way to the end only to split a $1,000 pot 10,000 ways.

All The New Emojis Coming to Your iPhone Next Year (Sorry, No Sad Poo Face)

Redheads and bagel lovers may finally have a way to express themselves (and their passions) via their smartphones.

This week, the Unicode Emoji Consortium—the folks in charge of picking emojis—released Emoji 11 beta. This list of 130 draft emojis could end up on your smartphone next year. A few emojis, including the frowning pile of poo, didn’t make the cut. But many redhead emojis did; there’s lots of love for gingers this year. Math and science nerds should also be excited because they may finally have a few more emojis to play with, including an abacus, petri dish, DNA strand, microbe, and test tube.

Others on the draft list include superheros and supervillains, mosquito, teddy bear, all sorts of new faces with varying skin tones and hair color, as well as a badger, peacock, and kangaroo.

The Unicode Emoji Consortium released its sixth set of proposed emojis in June. Two months later, the consortium charged with picking new emojis, added to the list, including a frowning pile of poo and a smiley face with the word OK for the eyes.

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Another exciting development in the emoji world: the consortium may decide to give consumers the ability to reverse the direction of their emoji and letting them express themselves more precisely.

Keep in mind, this isn’t the final list.

“Final decisions about the 2018 emoji list will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, with details to be published by the end of Q1 2018,” according to Emojipedia.

And then consumers will have to wait. The final 2018 emojis won’t show up on devices until the second half of 2018.

All The New Emojis Coming to Your iPhone Next Year (Sorry, No Sad Poo Face)

Redheads and bagel lovers may finally have a way to express themselves (and their passions) via their smartphones.

This week, the Unicode Emoji Consortium—the folks in charge of picking emojis—released Emoji 11 beta. This list of 130 draft emojis could end up on your smartphone next year. A few emojis, including the frowning pile of poo, didn’t make the cut. But many redhead emojis did; there’s lots of love for gingers this year. Math and science nerds should also be excited because they may finally have a few more emojis to play with, including an abacus, petri dish, DNA strand, microbe, and test tube.

Others on the draft list include superheros and supervillains, mosquito, teddy bear, all sorts of new faces with varying skin tones and hair color, as well as a badger, peacock, and kangaroo.

The Unicode Emoji Consortium released its sixth set of proposed emojis in June. Two months later, the consortium charged with picking new emojis, added to the list, including a frowning pile of poo and a smiley face with the word OK for the eyes.

562c2_sad-poop All The New Emojis Coming to Your iPhone Next Year (Sorry, No Sad Poo Face)

 

 

Another exciting development in the emoji world: the consortium may decide to give consumers the ability to reverse the direction of their emoji and letting them express themselves more precisely.

Keep in mind, this isn’t the final list.

“Final decisions about the 2018 emoji list will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, with details to be published by the end of Q1 2018,” according to Emojipedia.

And then consumers will have to wait. The final 2018 emojis won’t show up on devices until the second half of 2018.

All The New Emojis Coming to Your iPhone Next Year (Sorry, No Sad Poo Face)

Redheads and bagel lovers may finally have a way to express themselves (and their passions) via their smartphones.

This week, the Unicode Emoji Consortium—the folks in charge of picking emojis—released Emoji 11 beta. This list of 130 draft emojis could end up on your smartphone next year. A few emojis, including the frowning pile of poo, didn’t make the cut. But many redhead emojis did; there’s lots of love for gingers this year. Math and science nerds should also be excited because they may finally have a few more emojis to play with, including an abacus, petri dish, DNA strand, microbe, and test tube.

Others on the draft list include superheros and supervillains, mosquito, teddy bear, all sorts of new faces with varying skin tones and hair color, as well as a badger, peacock, and kangaroo.

The Unicode Emoji Consortium released its sixth set of proposed emojis in June. Two months later, the consortium charged with picking new emojis, added to the list, including a frowning pile of poo and a smiley face with the word OK for the eyes.

562c2_sad-poop All The New Emojis Coming to Your iPhone Next Year (Sorry, No Sad Poo Face)

 

 

Another exciting development in the emoji world: the consortium may decide to give consumers the ability to reverse the direction of their emoji and letting them express themselves more precisely.

Keep in mind, this isn’t the final list.

“Final decisions about the 2018 emoji list will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, with details to be published by the end of Q1 2018,” according to Emojipedia.

And then consumers will have to wait. The final 2018 emojis won’t show up on devices until the second half of 2018.

Star Wars-themed OnePlus 5T coming to Europe

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Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android

4700b_hq-android Looks like HQ Trivia is coming to Android

HQ Trivia — the twice-a-day live streamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine — continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each hoping to go home with the cash prize (or, at least, a share of it) for answering every question right.

And yet… it’s iOS only. Type “HQ Trivia” into Google, and “HQ Trivia android” is the very first auto-suggest… so, clearly, plenty of people are itching for it to go cross-platform.

Well, it’s coming.

HQ Trivia tweeted out the following — it doesn’t get too specific about the launch date, but the “stocking stuffer” bit suggests they’re aiming for this month:

Adding Android to the mix introduces a few new challenges beyond just the porting process itself. As the player count has ticked upward, the last few games have had pretty obvious moments of lag/buffering — a pretty stressful thing to see when you’re up against the clock. Meanwhile, more players means more potential winners to split the pot (each game has a prize of at least $1000, but that’s split amongst all winners). No one wants to make it all the way to the end only to split a $1,000 pot 10,000 ways.

HQ’s live trivia is coming to Android in time for the holidays

Since launching in August the HQ app has been attracting hundreds of thousands of players to its twice-daily live trivia games, but so far they’re all playing on iPhones. Now, a tweet indicates that Android users will be able to get in on the action soon, since “HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way.” The game came from two Vine co-founders and has seen as many as 400,000 people logging on at 3 and 9 PM ET to try and win cash prizes of up to a few thousand dollars by answering trivia questions.

We’ve seen some attempts at this before, including NBC’s short-lived Million Second Quiz game show/app and the Xbox Live game 1 vs. 100. There are other games like Trivia Crack and Quiz Up, but they don’t have the same live event hook, while Family Feud Live features tournaments for cash prizes but also contains subscription fees and pushes in-app purchases heavily.

HQ Trivia is coming to Android just in time for Christmas

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HQ Trivia is coming to Android just in time for Christmas

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The next big thing coming to the iPhone? Reversible emoji

What if you could reverse the directions of emoji on your phone or tablet? Wouldn’t that make it even easier to convey the message you were too lazy to text in the first place?

Well, the good news is that it’s totally happening next year. Mind. Blown.

The iPhone and iPad are going to be among the first devices to get the new set of reversible emoji, and that’s because of the way Apple does iOS updates. But the new emoji, including the reversible ones, will eventually make it to all the gadgets out there that support emoji.

The Unicode Consortium announced in a blog post that Unicode Emoji 11.0 beta is out for developers, containing 130 draft candidates. The list is not final, obviously, and changes can include additions and removal, the emoji authority writes.

As MacRumors explains, vendors will be able to choose which emoji can be reversible according to their preferences, offering the following illustrations:

3ac15_reversible-emoji The next big thing coming to the iPhone? Reversible emojiImage Source: MacRumors

Yes, that means you can choose the direction of your next run or the orientation of your train’s locomotive. Because you probably use the latter a lot.

As for those 130 draft emoji, you can expect faces with red hair, but also faces with no hair, curly hair, or afro styles. Other notable additions include a bagel, a softball, a fire extinguisher, a swan, and others.

When should we expect these new emoji to pop up? Well, they should arrive in iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 next year, so there’s plenty of waiting to do. With some luck, however, they’ll be included in iOS 12 beta versions. They’ll also undoubtedly arrive in Android 9, but there’s going to be even more waiting for that.

The next big thing coming to the iPhone? Reversible emoji

What if you could reverse the directions of emoji on your phone or tablet? Wouldn’t that make it even easier to convey the message you were too lazy to text in the first place?

Well, the good news is that it’s totally happening next year. Mind. Blown.

The iPhone and iPad are going to be among the first devices to get the new set of reversible emoji, and that’s because of the way Apple does iOS updates. But the new emoji, including the reversible ones, will eventually make it to all the gadgets out there that support emoji.

The Unicode Consortium announced in a blog post that Unicode Emoji 11.0 beta is out for developers, containing 130 draft candidates. The list is not final, obviously, and changes can include additions and removal, the emoji authority writes.

As MacRumors explains, vendors will be able to choose which emoji can be reversible according to their preferences, offering the following illustrations:

80e61_reversible-emoji The next big thing coming to the iPhone? Reversible emojiImage Source: MacRumors

Yes, that means you can choose the direction of your next run or the orientation of your train’s locomotive. Because you probably use the latter a lot.

As for those 130 draft emoji, you can expect faces with red hair, but also faces with no hair, curly hair, or afro styles. Other notable additions include a bagel, a softball, a fire extinguisher, a swan, and others.

When should we expect these new emoji to pop up? Well, they should arrive in iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 next year, so there’s plenty of waiting to do. With some luck, however, they’ll be included in iOS 12 beta versions. They’ll also undoubtedly arrive in Android 9, but there’s going to be even more waiting for that.




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