IFA 2018 updates LIVE: Microsoft will help make the PC great again

On Day 1 of IFA 2108 Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, Sony and a lot more will be showcasing their products.

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  • 21:32 (IST)

    And so concludes Microsoft's keynote

    A rather short one, we might add.

  • 21:30 (IST)

    Devices as a service

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    Expanding a new category of PC

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    What is an always-connected PC?

    An always-connected PC, as per Qualcomm, is one that is, well, always connected to a network. These PCs will have all-day battery life and in-built modems. Qualcomm-powered PCs will, in fact, last over 20 hrs. More info here.

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    The PC of the future will always be connected

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    Microsoft discusses its partners

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    Microsoft Launcher for Android

    The new launcher app, available on the Google Play Store, will enable seamless communication between your PC and Android phone.

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    Lenovo's laptop lineup

    Microsoft is discussing Lenovo's new Yoga lineup, announced at the event. For more details, head here.

  • 20:58 (IST)

    Device agnostic computing

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    Focus areas

    Privacy Protection
    Improved Cybersecurity​
    Ethical AI

  • 20:53 (IST)

    #PCMasterRace will rise again

    While the PC has been going through a rough patch, with sales declining steadily year-on-year, the latest IDC report predicts double-digit growth next year, says Microsoft. The company will now lay forth its plans for furthering this growth.

  • 20:40 (IST)

    Microsoft at IFA

    The Microsoft keynote will be starting soon. Expect to see a lot of announcements regarding the upcoming ARM-powered, always-connected PCs like the Lenovo C630 WOS 2-in-1 we saw earlier in the day.

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    The Mate 20 will launch on 16 October

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    Kirin 980 has a lot of improvements over the Kirin 970

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    Kirin 980 SoC is 5G ready

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    Dual-ISP in the Kirin 980

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    Kirin 980 and AI 

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    More of Snapdragon 845 vs Kirin 980. Looks like Huawei's flagship chipset is beating Qualcomm's in every benchmark

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    Kirin 980 vs Kirin 970 vs Snapdragon 845

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    How the Kirin 980 will function

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    The Kirin 980 has been under development for the last three years

  • 17:43 (IST)

    The Kirin 980 SoC is here. It's the first mobile computing platform made using a 7 nm technology

  • 17:42 (IST)

    Huawei keynote has begun

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    Seems like the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a direct competitor

  • 14:52 (IST)

    Motorola Moto One Power with a notch and Android One announced exclusively for India!

  • 13:51 (IST)

    If the 2-in-1 convertible was enough, here's the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme!

  • 13:47 (IST)

    Here's a look at Lenovo's smart home essentials launched earlier today

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    Behold the Yoga C630 WOS 2-in-1 convertible

  • 17:49 (IST)

    Sony's Aibos seem to be similar to the furry ones

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    Sony's Aibo dogs are a hit with the crowd at IFA 2018

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    Sony's robotic companions Aibos are here

  • 17:24 (IST)

    Sony announces Xperia XZ3 with 6.5-inch OLED display

    Though the pre-orders for the device will begin soon in Europe, Sony has not announced the date of availability and its price, yet.

  • 17:18 (IST)

    Sony Xperia XZ3 sports 13 MP front camera

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    The Xperia XZ3 to have AI in Xperia features

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    This is Sony Xperia XZ3

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    Aaaand its here

  • 17:03 (IST)

    Sony WH-1000XM3 announced

    When we talk about Sony we never fail to mention the great audio equipment it produces. Keeping with its tradition, Sony has unveiled the newest member to its wireless headphones family.

  • 17:00 (IST)

    Sony OLED and 4K TV series

  • 16:56 (IST)

    Sony and Cameras

    It's a well-known fact that Sony and great camera hardware go hand in hand. Most of today's smartphones use a Sony lens in their camera system.

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Sony's Aibo robot dog looks to be promising as well as cuddly

  • 16:40 (IST)

    The Sony Keynote has begun

  • 16:29 (IST)

    The Sony Xperia XZ3

    While Sony is widely believed to launch the Xperia XZ3 today, much of what the phone packs in design and specs wise has already been leaked online. The only reveal left right now is what Sony will price its newest flagship at. It is also believed that there will be no Sony Xperia XZ3 compact this year. You can read the full details about leaks and rumours surrounding the Xperia XZ3 in the link below.

    New Sony Xperia XZ3 renders reveals all four colour variants ahead of launch

  • 16:19 (IST)

    Sony's Keynote is about to begin

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    What is this futuristic lawn mover from LG?

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    The venue for IFA 2018 in Berlin

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    LG doing things with style at IFA 2018

  • 16:03 (IST)

    History Lesson with Tech2

    ​​The Internationale Funkaustellung is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Berlin which started as far back as 1924. The radio tower (in pic) was set up in 1926.

  • 15:54 (IST)

    We are LIVE at IFA 2018 Berlin.

    Though the event is not officially underway until tomorrow, it looks like major electronics giants such as Sony, Lenovo, Asus and more have a lot planned for us. 

The Internationale Funkausstellung, or, as it's more commonly called, IFA, has been kicked off today in Berlin. Considered to be as big as CES in Las Vegas or MWC in Barcelona, IFA is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions dating back to 1924. On Day 2 of the event, we have Huawei, Microsoft and a lot more showcasing their products for a global audience.

Tech2 has boots on the ground in Berlin and we will be bringing LIVE updates for the event as they happen. Although IFA is to officially start from 31 August, all major electronic giants will be unveiling their products today. What can you expect from Day 2?

Having ended Day 1 with a spree of launches from Lenovo including the Lenovo Thinkpad X1, expect Day 2 to be full of surprises as well.

We have two massive keynotes lined up for today including the likes of Huawei and Microsoft.

While Huawei is expected to update their Mate series of smartphones, we could hear a lot on their 5G connectivity plan for the upcoming year as well.

As for Microsoft, we're not quite certain as to what they might announce. Microsoft and Qualcomm have been pushing laptops with always-on LTE connectivity and days-long battery life lately, so we could be hearing about more updates on that end.

Acer's keynote already took place a couple of days back and new products such as the Triton 900, Predator Thronos, OJO 500, Predator Orion lineup and more were announced. Sony meanwhile finally took the wraps of the Xperia XZ3 and its WH-1000XM3 headphones. We also saw a glimpse of Sony's Aibo dogs which are an absolute hit at IFA this year.

For a proper primer on what to expect from IFA 2018, you should head here.

We shall keep you updated as and when new launches take place in our liveblog.

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