Previously known only as Hongmeng, HarmonyOS uses a completely new microkernel that is more dynamic and customizable than Linux. Huawei sees HarmonyOS as the future of wearables, IoT, laptops, and yes, smartphones. 

Apple has begun locking its iPhone batteries. Third-party replacements will not report their battery health properly, even if you use an official Apple iPhone battery.

Intel has unveiled new details of its Ice Lake CPUs, including specific model names, clock speeds, and GPU configurations.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got on-board with the deal months ago, but the Department of Justice (DOJ) was more skeptical. The carriers have now agreed to terms with the DOJ that allow the merger to move forward. 

Camera maker RED’s Hydrogen One phone turned out to be an overpriced and underperforming mess in spite of the “revolutionary” 3D screen. RED founder Jim Jannard has posted an update on the company’s forums detailing the cause of the Hydrogen One issues.

Asus will start selling the gaming-focused ROG Phone II in China on July 23, and the international model will launch in early September.

Millimeter-wave networks on 5G already face an uphill battle, given their tiny range and high power consumption relative to LTE. Now they face their most implacable foe of all: the summer sun.

While the feature set of Android Q is pretty well fleshed out at this point, there are a few new things in Beta 5. 

Apple has trimmed prices on entry-level MacBook Pros and Airs while killing off its one-port wonder.

The bargain-priced Snapdragon 200-series chips have offered bare minimum performance in the past, but Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 215 system-on-a-chip (SoC) could make ultra-cheap phones much more usable with better performance, higher resolutions, and more.