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VLC for Android gets support for video playback in the background

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VLC for Android is a video player, which plays almost any video as well as audio file format from the get go. A new update brings the app a step higher than other video players by adding background playback for video.

The new version of VLC for Android also gets a new look for album view and audio player alongside more Lollipop-centric effects. Read more »

New Samsung Galaxy S6 edge promo focuses on its craftsmanship

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Samsung released another promo video of the brand new Galaxy S6 edge flagship. The Korean giant’s latest marketing stint is focused on the craftsmanship of the smartphone.

The materials used in the making of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge include metal frame made of 6013 aluminum and rear casing with nano-thin multi-coating process that shows off the device’s color. Read more »

HTC Camera app update brings RAW file support for One M9

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Google has brought the much awaited support for the RAW file format images with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. While many handset makers have not considered this special file format support in their respective camera apps, few are already marching ahead with it for the glory.

HTC has pushed a new update for its Camera app and added the RAW file format support but only for the flagship One M9. Hopefully this feature is made available to other HTC phones as well. Read more »

Fleksy for Android (full version) now available as a free download for one week

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Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has announced that the paid version of its Android app, which usually runs about $2, is now available as a free download for one week, i.e., until 05/07/2015.

You just need to download the free version of the app (remove and re-install the trial version if you already have it), and sign-in to the company’s cloud service, and you will be able to unlock the paid version for free. Read more »

Action-packed Samsung promo highlights the Avengers Experience at the Oculus Store

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Samsung released a second installment of its Avenger-themed Galaxy S6 edge promo video. Once again, the new clip features sports stars Lionel Messi, Eddie Lacy, Fabian Cancellara.

The new installment brings the Oculus-powered virtual reality experience that the devices are capable of delivering via an optional headset. Read more »

LG reveals G4 video ads, coming to a TV near you

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If anyone still hasn’t hear, although we highly doubt that with all the fuss, the LG G4 is official. The announcement was made on April 28 and there are even preorders, already available for the device in both its leather and plastic back variants.

Naturally the Korean company is now launching a PR campaign to promote its new flagship. TV commercials are a large part of any such undertaking and just a few days after the launch, LG is already showcasing the clips it will be running. Read more »

LG details the G4 by the numbers in an infographic

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LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G4, has been official for a couple of days now, and crowds have been raving about its design and features. In its latest infographic the company has focused on the more quantifiable aspects of its latest offspring and has presented us the LG G4 by the numbers.

We know already that LG is very proud of its camera and the infographic puts a strong emphasis on its features. The quick power up time, extensive manual adjustments and bright aperture are all shown off in numbers. Read more »

Google Chrome Dev version is now available for Android

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On Android, Google’s Chrome Web browser has long had a Beta version in the Play Store for eager people to try. Yet until today the Dev channel releases that Chrome regularly gets on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux did not have a correspondent for Android.

If you love living on the bleeding edge of browser development, then you’ll be happy to know that starting today you can try Chrome Dev for Android too. This is already up for grabs in the Play Store, but it seems geo-restricted for now, so you may not be able to download it depending on your location. Read more »

Windows 10 will allow developers to quickly reuse iOS and Android code for universal Windows apps

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The annual Microsoft BUILD conference is now well under way and we are happy to report that Windows 10 is making great progress in developing new and interesting features. Despite the slow and heavily developer-centric start, the keynote did get to four new interesting technologies that will debut in Windows 10, helping Microsoft expand its Windows Store.

The company has worked on enabling developers turn their existing Android, iOS, Web and even .NET and Web32 code to the Windows Store ready apps. It boils down to a new added ability to reuse various existing application code and repurpose it as a Windows universal application. Read more »

LG G4 official product video is out, shot from a drone

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LG G4 premiered yesterday and it looks quite promising. While the screen’s specs stay the same – a 5.5″ Quad HD unit, the panel is of a new Quantum variety for a superb color reproduction. The Snapdragon 808 chip isn’t the best the market has to offer, but hopefully it will still provide smooth real life performance, which is what counts at the end of the day.

The highlight of the LG G4 is the new 16MP OIS camera with F/1.8 lens, which should do even better than Galaxy S6′s 16MP F/1.9 snapper. We already did a proper hands-on with the device, but now you can also check its official short presentation. It’s shot from a drone with an LG G4, of course. Read more »

20,000 Micromax Canvas Spark units go out of stock in less than 2 minutes

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The first flash sale of Micromax’s Canvas Spark smartphone, which commenced today at 12 PM on Snapdeal, saw 20,000 units of the device selling out in less than 2 minutes.

“The consumer response for the Canvas Spark has been phenomenal and overwhelming at the same time with the demand for the device increasing every passing minute,” said Micromax CMO Shubhajit Sen. “Our job now is to ensure that the smartphone reaches everyone who has wished for it.” Read more »

Galaxy Tab A with S Pen launched in Samsung’s home country of South Korea

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab A with S Pen in South Korea. While the tablet is available in both 9.7 and 8 inch variants, only the former has been launched. It will, however, be available in both WiFi and LTE flavors.

Specs-wise, the device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and sports a 1024×768 pixels display. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card), and packs in a 6000mAh battery. In terms of camera, the tablet features a 5MP rear unit and a 2MP front shooter. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft apps. Read more »

Google Now integration arrives for 70 more Android apps

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Google Now support is now available for 70 more Android applications. The search giant rolled out deep integration with third-party apps to the already mighty personal assistant back in January.

The newly integrated applications include popular news outlets, various offering for foodies, and fitness apps among others. Read more »

The LG G4 performance benchmark results are in and they are not stellar

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LG G4 is the first smartphone to run on the Snapdragon 808 chip. Qualcomm announced the 808 revision side by side with the flagship 810 model, but it is just now we are seeing it in action within the LG G4.

Snapdragon 808 offers a hexa-core 64-bit processor with two Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores, an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The LG G4, just like the G3, packs a 5.5″ Quad HD display, though it has been improved with an IPS Quantum panel for superb color reproduction.

The Snapdragon 808, according to LG, will provide equal performance for the day-to-day tasks as the Samsung’s Exynos 7420 top dog. We managed to run some benchmarks on the LG G4 Korean unit displayed at the event. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and we’d reckon the software should be pretty much final since the phone is launching in its home country tomorrow. Read more »

Here is what the LG G4 retail box looks like

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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 »