HTC’s been doing it for quite a while now, but today we have a new entrant into the ‘companies who make fun of the Samsung Galaxy S5′ club. It’s Gionee.
The Chinese smartphone maker has outed a TV commercial for its insanely slim Elife S5.5 in India, and in it the Galaxy S5′s plastic build comes up. And not in a positive way. Read more »
Now that the Android L Developer Preview is out, some enterprising souls have gone ahead and extracted the new apps that it comes with and made them available for everyone to download and try out.
This has happened thanks to a couple of members of the XDA Developers forum, home to all things related to tinkering with Google’s mobile OS. Read more »
Sony has decided to be even more friendly towards the Android developer community, by making kernel sources for its Xperia Android devices accessible through GitHub.
This means things will get significantly easier for developers who tinker with Sony’s hardware and create custom ROMs and kernels for its handsets. Read more »
Opera Mini for iOS has been fully revamped, now sporting a much more modern UI, which falls in line with the iOS 7 guidelines. Hence, Opera Mini 8 for iOS uses the very fashionable flat design, yet retains the features that have made it famous.
It’s still able to save you mobile data, and you can choose from two compression modes. And if you don’t like the new default look, you can change it by picking another theme. Read more »
Today Nikon has finally decided to take the wraps off its successor to both the D800 and the D800E full-frame DSLR cameras that were introduced back in 2012. The new device is called Nikon D810, and it sports a 36.3MP CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter.
The D810 thus keeps the resolution of its predecessors, while coming with Nikon’s Expeed 4 image processing engine (the same as the one in the D4s) that promises to greatly improve the quality of your shots. Read more »
The upcoming iPhone 6 has been leaking like crazy recently, thanks in large part to some people getting access to dummy units of the smartphone.
And now someone has used all of the images which got leaked so far, along with some Photoshop prowess, to create a 360-degree view of Apple’s next handset, in perpetually-rotating GIF form no less. Read more »
LG’s official YouTube account decided to upload a video that’s all about the G3‘s camera – its main features and the most important things that differentiate it from its competitors in this area.
As you’d expect, the stars of the video are Touch & Shoot, the easy to use camera settings, the Laser Autofocus, OIS+, the Dual Flash, Magic Focus, and enhanced support for shooting selfies. Read more »
According to a poll performed by investment firm Piper Jaffray, 14% of people would buy Apple’s upcoming iWatch. This, however, has assumed a $350 price for the wearable.
Obviously, if the smartwatch will actually be cheaper, you should expect even more people to be interested in owning one. One recent report talked about it costing $300, in fact. Read more »
A 5-inch tablet might seem rather odd in this day and age, but Panasonic has just announced two of them. One runs Android, the other is powered by Windows 8.1 Embedded Handheld, and they’re both extremely expensive.
On the other hand, they’re also both incredibly rugged, being able to withstand drops onto concrete from up to ten feet. In fact, they go beyond even the military standard MIL-STD-810G in terms of how resistant they are to the elements or accidents. Read more »
Nokia unveiled the X2 smartphone earlier today, which is powered by the company’s X software platform version 2.0. A little known fact is that this is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The first iteration of Nokia’s fork of Android, seen in such devices like the original X, the X+, and the XL, was based on the much older Android 4.1 Jelly Bean code. Read more »
HTC is feeling funny today. The Taiwanese company’s arm in the US has just used its official Twitter account to post the image you can see below.
So HTC apparently isn’t above rehashing that old “it looks like a band-aid” joke that started making the rounds back when the Samsung Galaxy S5 got announced. Read more »
Today Microsoft has decided to up the free storage allotment for its OneDrive service, matching what’s been offered by chief rival Google for a while.
Every OneDrive user will now get 15GB of free space, up from 7GB previously. What’s more, if you want to buy additional space that’s become cheaper too. Read more »
In what’s clearly becoming a trend for Microsoft’s tablet line, the Surface Pro 3 has been torn down and found to be almost impossible to repair.
The exact same thing happened with its predecessors, the original Surface Pro as well as the Surface Pro 2. In fact, the three tablets share the lowest possible repairability score issued by the experts over at iFixit. Read more »
There’s a sequel to Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution game from 2008 coming very soon – and it will be exclusive to mobile platforms.
Civilization Revolution 2 will make its debut on iOS on July 2, and an Android version has been promised too (though without an actual release date to speak of). Read more »
If you want to grab a Nexus 7 tablet and also like the idea of having access to unlimited music through a streaming service, this may be for you.
Google is now throwing in three months of free use of its Play Music All Access subscription when you buy a Nexus 7 from the Play Store. Read more »