Tizen OS was thrown into the fray at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona right away as Samsung announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches.
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are pretty similar devices but the Neo omits the 2MP camera, for a reduced weight of 55g. The Gear 2 will weigh 68g. Read more »
Nokia made the most headlines with the Android-powered X line of devices (X, X+ and XL) but did push the boundaries of affordability with the Nokia 220 and Asha 230. Both feature dual-SIM versions as well.
We got to spend some quality time with the 220 and Asha 230. The 220 starts at an insanely-low €29 while the Asha 230 starts at €45. Both devices we handled at the Mobile World Congress were yellow in color. Jump after the break for the impressions and images. Read more »
Sony is continuously pumping out promo videos for its new line of Xperia smartphones, tablet and gadgets shown at the Mobile World Congress.
The protagonist of this post’s is the Xperia M2 and the important notes are the 4.8″ display, 8 MP Exmor RS sensor, the premium build quality with infinite surfaces, ultra fast LTE and more. Read more »
Sony’s SmartBand will be available to users in March. The wearable will also come in a Fifa Brazil version, in green no less.
The SmartBand is a life-tracking wrist wearable that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It tracks your workout routines, social interactions and more. Read more »
After unveiling the Nokia 220 and Asha 230 – the most affordable full-touch Asha starting at at 45 Euro and the more affordable 220, starting at 29 Euro, it’s now time for the promo videos and hands-ons from Nokia.
The Nokia 220 and Asha 230 both come in either single and dual-SIM versions and both have their own video. You can find the videos inside. Read more »
Sony has released its promo videos for the Xperia Z2 flagship to YouTube. The videos are both focused on details and differentiation – details make the difference and the best of smartphone technology.
The Xperia Z2 comes with a bigger display (but without increasing the width of the phone), 4K video recording, 120 fps slow-motion recording in 720p and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset. Find the videos inside. Read more »
Live from the MWC 2014, Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, has announced that the Nokia Asha family of devices is about to get treated to another major update, which will bring Microsoft’s OneDrive service and free streaming Mix Radio.
The update will be available for all Asha devices, even those released last year. Read more »
The LG F70 has a 4.5″ display of WVGA (480 x 800) resolution and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with LG’s customizations on top. LG is marketing it as a very affordable LTE device and has implemented a unique Knock Code, which will unlock the device after a specific knock sequence.
It works like a charm after you’ve gotten used to it and is innovative and intuitive. The feature also works nicely with one hand. There’s also the LG Guest Mode and more. Read more »
Lenovo has got a secret and it will share it with the world tomorrow at 1pm EST. The company is teasing an image of a tablet, which shows very little – a frame, some large-looking bezels and a front-facing camera.
On the screen we see a shadow of a person, perhaps the tablet will be able to recognize people through the camera or some other sensor? Read more »
Sony has tweeted out an image (shown below) of processed film, lots of sticky note paper and scribbles with the promise that “Something extraordinary is coming…”.
While we cannot gather much from the laconic image what we can guess at is that the something in question is coming in a couple of days at the Mobile World Congress and could very well turn out to be the Xperia Z2. Perhaps the numerous colorful props in the image would indicate a black, white, red, purple, yellow and pink color option, or perhaps we’re looking too much into it? Read more »
Thanks to a new Windows Phone 8.1 SDK leak we can see that Redmond devs are planning to include a universal search feature in the next Windows Phone release.
A recent leak revealed theme and start menu customizations, which adds another line to the long line of expected improvements. Read more »
According to a Bloomberg source close to HTC, the Taiwanese company is aiming to show off three wearable devices to carrier representatives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. One of them is a smartwatch prototype based on Qualcomm’s Toq, the other a smartwatch which will rely heavily on Google Now and finally a bracelet targeted at music lovers.
The source reveals that HTC will likely keep said three devices under wraps from the public eye and only showcase them privately for now – bummer! Read more »
After opening up a beta for its Max data-saving app at the end of last year for US Android users, Opera is now broadening the reach of the app with a pre-registration for its upcoming beta for users in Western Europe as well.
You’ll need to download the app from the Google Play Store and then the app will queue you for the beta. Keep in mind that the beta will be given out on a first-come first-served basis so you better hurry. Read more »
We got to spend some time with Samsung Smartphone GamePad accessory and got some pictures as well as some impressions for you guys.
The GamePad wirelessly connects to any Android device from 4″ to 6.3″ and as you can see snuggles the Galaxy Note 3 pretty comfortably. It works over Bluetooth 4.0 and you can take advantage of the built-in NFC for easy pairing. The GamePad has two analogue sticks, one directional pad, four action keys, 2 trigger buttons on the top and a start select button. Read more »
A new WP 8.1 SDK leak points to fingerprint scanner support in the next OS update, which should put Windows Phone level with iOS and Android.
Also there will be some sort of Start and Theme customization options but it’s unknown what those will be, perhaps the option to finally choose a background wallpaper like in Windows 8.1 on desktop? Finally there’s some leaked information on how WP 8.1 will handle messaging on dual-SIM smartphones. Read more »