As most of you surely know, today is the first day of Microsoft’s biggest annual developer conference. Build 2014 promises to bring a lot of new information on Windows 10, as well as other exciting Microsoft projects. The keynote speech is set for 8:30 AM PDT and we will surely be covering the exciting announcements, so check back later for more info.
But the conference might bring about some interesting hardware news as well. There have been a lot of rumors floating around about the next Surface device. Seeing how the Sufrace 3 is still quite new, its successor is unlikely to come anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft can’t share some information about the future of the tablet line today. So here’s to hoping! Read more »
It’s official, the LG G4 is here! Just minutes ago, the flagship was unveiled and it pretty much delivers on all of its promises. Naturally, the genuine leather stitched back remained the center of attention throughout a large chunk of the presentation and LG really made it clear that the G4 comes with its own unique styling, or does it?
Motorola was quick to take a shot at the new handset and its leather-covered back options, by posting a photo of the Moto X and the Motorola 360, both featuring leather. At any other point in time, such a post would have been glanced over as a simple reminder of all the options the company’s Moto Maker customization service offers, but it the current context, it leaves no mystery as to Motorola’s intentions to mock LG. Read more »
Samsung’s next smart wearable has been on our radar for quite some time now. Rumors about the gadget have been abundant, but not much is yet known about the smartwatch. Luckily, a few days ago, Samsung brought attention to the wearable and confirmed that it will, indeed, feature a round screen.
This is a first for the Korean tech giant, who appears to be aiming high with its next creation. According to industry sources Samsung has teamed up with quite a few famous artists and fashion brands in order to make the watch – codenamed Orbis, as perfect as possible. Read more »
As most of you surely know, today is the day that LG finally unveils its latest flagship phone. The event is set for 3:00 PM GMT in London and excitement is at an all-time high. We already know quite a lot about LG’s upcoming top-of-the-line handset we got official renders, banners, a few live photos, as well as a lot of info on specs. There has even been some talk about pricing and production costs, so, we can definitely say that LG hasn’t been too concerned with shrouding the G4 in mystery.
Just mere hours before the device becomes official, a couple of new images allegedly reveal one of the very last things about the LG G4 that we haven’t previously seen – its retail box. The packaging appears to be standard enough with a white rectangular shape and what looks to be a two-piece design. It does have some sort of accent around the logo on the front, but, we can’t really tell if it’s a sticker or the box is curved. What is even more-important, tough, is that the bottom of the package has some specs listed, which provide perfect proof for a lot of what we already know. Read more »
Oppo has been a constant presence in the rumor mill, during the last few months, on account of its new clever optical technology for producing bezzeless displays. Judging by all the photos and videos that have already leaked, the new device is coming pretty soon.
Today, Oppo officially confirmed this hunch by posting a teaser on Facebook and stating that the phone is coming. The post in question, clears up the question of the devices name. It is definitely going to be the Oppo R7. And, although, the post itself offers to hint or reference to the bezelless design, we already have enough evidence to suggest that an edge-to edge screen, through clever optical illusions is going to be the central feature of the upcoming smartphone. Read more »
Even though the smartwatch niche is still pretty much in its infancy, Samsung has managed to already go through quite a few wearable gadgets. Some of you might remember the Gear 2. It came out back when the craze for curved displays was only beginning and is essentially a souped-up version of the original Galaxy gear, complete with camera and more number-crunching power. It was also one of the company’s first ambassadors for the Tizen OS.
One eager developer on XDA, unsatisfied with Samsung’s new OS, has managed to run Android Wear on the device. True fan dedication can go a long way, especially in a community like XDA. According to the creator of the port, it took him four months to get the device to boot into Google’s wearable platform and it is still pretty much a proof of concept. Read more »
The Apple Watch is officially here! Well technically. In keeping with its promise for an April 24 release date, the high-tech gadget is no longer in a preorder stage, but actually picking up one might still be a problem.
Yet apart from the glaring availability issues Cupertino is facing, the Apple Watch is a reality and we can’t wait to see how it fares in the growing smart wearable market. In this line of thought, we thought it would be only fair to pit it against its most-likely contenders in this week’s poll and ask you, our loyal readers, which device you fancy the most. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been popping up in the rumor mill quite frequently during the past few months. This is only natural, as the continuation of the company’s famous Galaxy Tab S line was bound to see the light of day sooner or later.
This being said, we do have some idea of what to expect from the upcoming device and one of the most prevailing rumors has been that the tablet will be thinner than an iPad Air 2. A new rumor, courtesy of OnLeaks might just prove that the Galaxy Tab S2 is exceptionally thin. Read more »
Just a few hours ago, Xiaomi announced its brand new handset – the Mi 4i. Most of us expected it to be a more-affordable version of the Mi 4 and thus, not exactly a big deal, but the impressive device seems to have no intention of sitting in its sibling’s shadow and looks to be destined for an impressive career of its own.
With the Mi 4i Xiaomi has managed to really push the limits as to what is possible on a $200 budget. Naturally, the device is a mid-range offer, but it does pack an impressive amount of power and last-get technology. To quote just a few highlights from the impressive specs sheet: 5.0″ Full HD OGS IPS with 441 ppi, Second generation, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Read more »
The LG G4 is coming and in a mere week – on April 28 we should finally see what the Korean giant has prepared to take on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and the HTC One M9. Although, frankly, LG has left little to the imagination.
Leaks have been so plentiful, that we already know almost everything about the G4, although LG did throw a major “curve ball” with word of a curved screen, and yet, we can’t seem to stop talking about it. This alone should vogue well for the upcoming flagship and its merits. Read more »
A dead smartphone battery is one of those odd modern-day things that has steadily been turning into a dreaded reality, especially in recent years. Smartphones are great, but of little use when left with no juice. Manufacturers know this better than anybody and recent strides into various fast charging technologies proves that the issue is already been addressed.
Unlike most major players who have opted for standard Qualcomm Fast Charge, Oppo has gone down a different root with a proprietary technology. The technology is called “VOOC” and it is a major selling point for new Oppo devices. Read more »
A rather interesting slide has surfaced today on Weibo, which seems to reveal ARM’s future roadmap for processor core designs. From the looks of things, the company’s lineup is in for a major overhaul, which is sure to affect the whole mobile industry, as ARM’s Cortex designs are widely employed by most mobile chip makers.
The graph suggests that there will be five new core designs, all bearing catchy Greek mythological names. But, besides an optimization for smaller production processes, like 16nm FitFET and 10nm, the new cores also fill the gap between the current Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 with a whole new tier of chips. Read more »
Snapchat is one of those odd niche services that has really exploded in popularity. To stay truly trendy it has really been branching out recently with interesting features, such as sending money and a cool new rich-media content platform, called Discover.
All of this, however, has remained inaccessible for Windows Phone users. Snapchat has really decided to distance itself from the OS, but a few third-party developers have been working hard to bring the experience to Windows users. One such effort is 6discover, an app that lets you access Snapchat’s discover media on a Lumia device. In a recent development, its creator has been under a lot of heat to take the app down, form no other than Snapchat. Read more »
Despite its modest birth WhatsApp has become a veritable force in the messaging realm and has been growing in popularity exponentially over the past few years. Yesterday, Jan Koum, CEO and co-founder of the mobile messenger, shared on his Facebook page that the product has reached yet another veritable milestone – 800 million monthly active users.
Last August, this number was around 600 million and this January – 700 million. At this rate of about 25 million new active users per month, the service could very well exceed 1 billion, by the end of the year. Needless to say, this is a huge achievement and the exponential growth of WhatsApp has become even more impressive after Facebook paid a hefty $19 billion and took the platform under its wing in February 2014. Read more »
Google has really become meticulous in its updating habits, especially in the Android realm. Work is done quickly and rollouts are usually quite speedy and come in bulk, especially when an exciting new technology has to be delivered to users.
We’ve already mentioned a few goodies in the newest versions of Google Drive, as well as some brand new releases, like an advanced Handwriting Input app and Android for Work on a broader range of devices. Read more »