The next major upgrade to Windows 10 is currently being tested by Microsoft. Codenamed Redstone, it will be released in two waves. The first wave is to release some time this June and will mainly focus on providing its users a unified experience across its most popular Windows 10 supported devices such as phones, PCs and Xbox One. The new version will also heavily concentrate on making its Universal App Platform (UAP) more attractive by introducing the Windows store to Xbox one, and by featuring more apps through Project Centennial (which allows the conversion of Win32 apps to UAP apps) and through Project Islandwood (iOS to UAP).
This unification of devices will allow users to be able to play Xbox titles on their PCs, as previously featured by Microsoft. It will also introduce Apple’s iOS-OSX like integration, making it possible to SMS and call on mobile phones through the use of user’s PC. The update will also bring about more changes to the UI and will resolve different issues and bugs. Microsoft has already started releasing Wave prototypes or ‘previews’ to the public, for beta testing. The final version is expected to release this June, free as always.
LG C6 and B6 OLED 4k TV ranges
LG C6 and B6 will be the bottom two of LG’s TV lineup for this year. They both neither integrate sound bar and stand nor the ‘picture on glass’ design, which slims down the screen quite significantly – unlike their higher tiered counterparts. They both will still feature Ultra HD 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR). This combination can deliver a more layered and complex image because of the increased brightness, Perfect Black (the best possible representation of black), Perfect Colour (a larger colour range for more accurate colour), Perfect Clarity (a sharper image then LED screens) along with this year’s updated Smart TV interface, webOS 3.0. The C6 range has 3D support and has a curved screen as well, while the B6 range does not support 3D and has a flat screen. Compared to the last year’s lineup, the TVs are 25% brighter and more colourful.
Both models will be available in the UAE in 55-inches and 65-inches. The C6 will run from Dh 18,000 to Dh 26,000, while the B6 will be available in the Dh 16000 to Dh 24000 price range.
Nubia Z11 Max
The latest model joining this year’s flagship of smartphones is the Nubia Z11 Max from ZTE. The portable device features a large LCD screen measuring 6-inches and offers an impressive 83.27% screen-to-body ratio, while also enabling watching and viewing content in Full HD (1080p). To be able to take higher quality photos and videos, the handset features a 16 MP back end camera, and an 8 MP front end camera for those wanting greater selfies. But at best it can only record videos in 1080p at 30 fps. Powering the phone is the Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652, and like its latest Android competitors is also coupled with a 4 GB RAM. Users can expect ample storage space of 64GB of internal storage and a memory expandable up to 200GB.