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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Andy Rubin's Essential confirms layoffs; sources say it's almost a third of its workforce, primarily from the startup's hardware and sales divisions   —  Essential Products Inc., the startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, has cut almost a third of its employees.  —  “This has been a difficult decision to make.
Oct 17, 2018, 2:22 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: after disappointing sales, Andy Rubin's Essential is building a new phone with a small screen that will mostly rely on voice commands   —  - Mobile device would conduct tasks itself or via voice control  — Startup pauses work on home speaker to focus on new gadget
Oct 10, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: 6.5" OLED iPhone to get split screen view for apps like Mail and Calendar; 6.1" LCD and 6.5" OLED iPhones to support dual SIMs at least in some regions   —  - Two high-end OLED models focus on speed and camera upgrades  — New iPad Pros, Apple Watches with larger screens also coming
Aug 27, 2018, 7:06 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to debut a pro-focused upgrade to Mac mini and a low-cost laptop like MacBook Air but with smaller bezels and a retina 13" screen later this year   —  - Retina laptop, pro-focused Mac mini desktop coming this year  — Apple reported fewest Mac sales since 2010 during last quarter
Aug 20, 2018, 3:18 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones   —  - Box would record live TV and stream that video to smartphones  — Device competes with offerings from TiVo, Dish's Slingbox
Aug 17, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple hopes to grow sales in India by opening stores starting next year, improving apps and services aimed at Indians, and offering better retail deals   —  Samsung, Xiaomi, and other rivals are stomping the company in India, where it ranks 11th.  —  In Bengaluru's busy Madiwala neighborhood …
Aug 6, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
According to speed test service Ookla, Apple's iPhone X on average has downloaded data at 29.7 Mbps, well behind Samsung's Galaxy S9 at 38.9 Mbps   —  - Loading speeds have become a key selling point for Samsung  — Qualcomm says its modems produce faster connections for phones
Jul 23, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources give more details on Google's Fuchsia OS, which now has 100+ engineers working on it and aims to underpin all Google's gadgets from IoT to Pixel   —  - More than 100 engineers are working on skunkworks Fuchsia OS  — New software could replace current systems in next five years
Jul 19, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Adobe plans to unveil the full version of Photoshop for iPad at its annual MAX creative conference in October and release it in 2019   —  - Users in media, entertainment want to edit work ‘on the fly’  — Long-term effort will spread to other Adobe programs later
Jul 13, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to unveil high-end water resistant AirPods with noise-cancellation, studio-quality over-ear headphones, and a new HomePod as early as next year   —  - High-end AirPods and over-ear headphones coming next year  — Foxconn to build AirPods; Inventec may lose some HomePod work
Jun 25, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context

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