Wouldn’t it be great if you lived by a PokéStop or two? You could just sit on your couch, set a lure and have pokémon come to you? Don’t even think about it! Not only is that a lazy-ass idea, it’s not feasible. If you’re really serious about catching them all, you’ll need to put in the time, just like in the game or TV show, moving from place to place in search of them all.
Here’s a breakdown of what we know about Pokémon Go‘s global release so far in order of date:
The game is out now in the Philippines and 14 other countries in Asia and Ocenia. Swing by this page for the full list.
As of today, August 4, Pokémon Go is now available in Central and South America. The news comes just in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. The world’s best athletes training in Pokémongyms could be a thing now. Yay!
Nintendo announced on July 27th that Pokémon Go Plus, the watch-like companion device that alerts you of nearby monsters, will be available in September, not late-July.
Just the other day, during a weekly chat over drinks, the GadgetMatch team found ourselves in a conundrum.
While a few years back the answer was simple, these days, the imaginary lines that separate phone classes are getting murkier. That’s especially true in 2016, a year where up-and-coming brands are disrupting price points by introducing the same kinds of phones for less.
There’s something about the OnePlus 3’s packaging that makes unboxing it an experience.
From its elegant yet understated red-white color scheme and the layers upon layers of things to unpack, to everything in the box that is well thought-out, keeping in with the company’s tagline, “Never settle.”
Update: Servers are back up and everything is good with the world. We’ve updated the rest of the story.
Following its official launch in 26 additional European countries Pokémon Go servers went down for about 16 hours on Saturday. Shortly after the outage, a group of hackers claimed responsibility for the event.
UPDATE, August 2: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now official. Check out our hands-on post here.
The invites are out for 7 Unpacked, the launch event for Samsung’s newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, which will take place in New York on August 2nd. Following months of speculation, this teaser pretty much confirms rumors about Samsung skipping 6 and going straight to 7.
When Google first unveiled its smartwatch operating system, Android Wear, back in 2014, it launched with three partners – LG, Motorola, and Samsung.
While the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live dropped a few months earlier, it was the Moto 360 that almost everyone wanted (and waited for). Unlike the other two that were more tech–on–a–strap, the Moto 360 looked and felt more like a traditional watch, with a round face and genuine leather straps to choose from.
I’m really excited to represent GadgetMatch as we celebrate our first year of doing what we do.
Our first anniversary is coming up so the timing couldn’t be any perfect. At Social Media Day I will be taking part in a panel with other entrepreneurs who have turned their passions into professions. Joining me are Jessica Nazarali, Founder of IT Girl Foundation and Liz Lanuzo, Founder and EIC of ProjectVanity.com
After announcing its new smartphone line in Barcelona last February, Sony is finally making good on its promise of rolling out its Xperia X smartphones across the globe. Following a May release in the U.K., the Xperia X and XA are coming to the Philippines in mid-July. The Xperia X is already available in India, whereas the lower-end XA should be available by the third week of June.
An overeager Jerry Shen was already in his seat when I walked into our meeting room at the ASUS headquarters in Taipei last week. The charismatic CEO sat clutching his new babies, a trio of smartphones – the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra – unable to contain his excitement.
We spent some time with the Asus Zenfone 3 shortly after its launch in Taiwan last May 30. All three models are big upgrades from last year – sleeker, more powerful, with more features. But do they offer enough to go head to head with rivals released months earlier? Find out in our hands-on review.
When I hear the word Alcatel, I get flashbacks from the very late nineties, when apart from the likes of Nokia and Motorola, it too made cellphones. I can still remember the first Alcatel One Touch, a larger and rounder Nokia 5110 look-a-like.
Almost 20 years later, Alcatel is staging a comeback. Over the last few years the company has generated a reasonable amount of interest in its Flash line – budget smartphones with reasonably good specs.
Usually a conference for computer programmers or app developers isn’t what everyday users will find exciting. But Google’s annual I/O conference is always worth looking out for.
Google, after all, is one of the most exciting companies in the tech world, and whether you like it or not, it will play a huge part in our daily lives, if not already. Beyond computers, smartphones, and wearables, technology is changing life as we know it, and Google intends to be in the thick of it.
I’ve got 10 smartphones on my desk, but one stands out because of its size.
In a sea of phones that are 5 inches and larger, Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE goes against trend. It’s a big-phone world out there, not just because larger screens are hip, but because a phone’s display is a window to a universe of productivity, entertainment, and possibility.
It’s official. Facebook Philippines is now open for business.
Not that the country is a stranger to Facebook or vice versa. 49 million Filipinos access the social networking site each month, and the Philippines is where Facebook tests out many of its big ideas including Internet.org and Facebook Reactions.
If you can get past its iPhone-esque looks, there’s much to be said about the F1 Plus. OPPO’s latest smartphone isn’t the most premium in its lineup, nor does it look anything like its little brother, the OPPO F1, but it is a phone that defies expectations in a good way.
In the tech world, there’s plenty of talk of smartphones, but very little said about the processors that power them. But did you know that many of your phone’s innovative new features wouldn’t be possible without technology that’s built into one tiny chip the size of a Scrabble piece (but way thinner)?
Apple’s first event for 2016 takes place this Monday in San Francisco. We expect to hear about Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone, a new iPad and possibly a few other minor announcements. For the all the details as the event unfolds, follow along on our live blog below.
Nothing can prepare you for the day you come face-to-face with an icon.
It hasn’t really sunk in yet, and I’m not sure if as a tech journalist I’m even supposed to feel this way. But it happened, last night at the tail end of Samsung’s hour-long Unpacked event, I came almost face-to-face with Mark Zuckerberg, and I was awestruck.
Two months of collective restraint from the world’s most powerful smartphone companies have led up to this day in Barcelona. If this were Hollywood, today would be the Oscars, maybe even more exciting. Today, tightly guarded secrets finally see the light of day, leaks that couldn’t wait to be revealed are confirmed, and expectations that have kept the tech industry at a standstill are either quenched or met with utter disappointment.
The story arc that is fierce rivalry between Korean rivals LG and Samsung reaches its penultimate conclusion on February 21, with both companies set to unveil their 2016 flagship smartphones almost simultaneously.
While it is no secret that LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone the G5 will be unveiled in Barcelona on February 21st. One of the biggest mysteries has been its series of teasers that hint of play and friends.
If only my grandfather could see what TVs look like today.
His was more than a foot thick and required at least two strong people to lift. These days, ultra-thin televisions are about 6-7 mm thick on average, so at 2.57 mm, the new LG Signature OLED television is an unbelievable engineering marvel.
The phone hasn’t been unveiled yet, but LG is already announcing a case for its upcoming flagship the G5.
Via a news release sent out to journalists today, the Korean smartphone manufacturer detailed how a new Quick Cover case will work, and in the process inadvertently revealed the shape of its much anticipated Android smartphone.
Year after year, one of the most anticipated flagship smartphone releases is the one by Samsung and 2016 is no different. Its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 will be launched on February 21st in Barcelona, Spain.
Have you ever gone grocery shopping only to wonder if you still had a box of milk or a tub of butter left in the fridge?
Samsung hopes its new smart refrigerator will solve that problem. Embedded with several cameras and connected to the Internet, users can via an app, peek into their fridges, even if they’re many miles away.
At 7.1 mm today’s iPhone 6S is almost as thin as your average pencil.
But can it get any thinner?
Among the many engineering challenges smartphone manufacturers face, reducing smartphone component size has always been a work in progress. For Apple, the last 8 years of innovation have shaved off more than 4.5 mm from the original iPhone.