The recently announced Huawei Honor 6 flagship isn’t even on the market yet but some industrious folk got their hands on it and did what comes natural to tech geeks – they took it apart. While it’s not coming from iFixit the people who took apart the Honor 6 (also called Glory 6 in some markets) awarded it a 7/10 separability score.
The teardown photos reveal the back material can take some abuse, but the battery is not easy to take out. Read more »
Well that is, according to its latest commercial. No, Samsung doesn’t think that iPhone users have an irrational love for walls.
The advertisement refers to phone users who are constantly plugged into a charger due to their device’s insufficient battery capacity. Read more »
Google announced a major update to its Play Services API last month at Google I/O, and now it is being being rolled out to devices worldwide.
The new updates include services for Android wearables, security, Google Play games, Google Cast, Wallet, and many more. Read more »
Google is seeding the first firmware update for the Android Wear-powered smartwatches. Naturally, the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch are now getting it over-the-air.
The update contains critical bug fixes, including to the issues with inverted colors and dimming displays. Read more »
It was apparently time for Angry Birds Seasons to get yet another update. This time, Rovio added 24 new levels to its insanely popular game. These take you on a trip to South HAMerica, where your mission is, as always, to stop those pesky pigs.
There are even three bonus levels inside, and everything is packed with relics, artifacts, ancient statues, and rope bridges – all making for a pretty exotic twist to the game. Read more »
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S has raised a lot of eyebrows (including our own) with its impressive Super AMOLED screen of 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.
To highlight the capable display tech, which appears for the first time at this resolution, Samsung has released a new TV spot comparing it to one of its regular LCD screens. Read more »
Motorola’s upcoming and highly anticipated smartwatch may cost twice as much as its Android Wear-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear competitor.
A Chinese retailer has already listed the Moto 360 for pre-order. It costs CNY 2,800 or about €330, which is almost twice the Samsung Gear Live price in the country of CNY 1,500 or €175. Read more »
The latest beta version of the popular Android homescreen replacement Nova Launcher boasts a fresh coat of paint with the addition of “L Preview” visual goodies.
The new visuals of the launcher include a new look for the homescreen folder preview, the L-release app drawer icon and a new app animation. Read more »
Google has released the Android Wear application on the Play Store. Although there is not much you can do with it right now, the app will become useful once those who ordered their Android Wear devices start receiving their orders next week.
Google has also added a new section in the Play Store for Android Wear applications. Note, that these are not exactly separate apps that will run on your watch but your usual apps meant for your phone or tablet but now with Android Wear support to push relevant information on to the device. Read more »
Microsoft Office for iPad was a raging success, blowing away download records. It seemed that there were plenty of people who wanted the full office suite available on their iPad, but Android tablet owners don’t get to join in on the fun.
Well it looks like they won’t be left out in the cold for much longer as Microsoft is allegedly hard at work preparing for the release of Office for Android. Read more »
The Federal Trade commission has demanded that Amazon alter its app store policies, but the online retail giant refuses to do so.
Amazon is so adamant about not changing its policies, that the company is ready to battle it out with the FTC in court. Read more »
HTC hasn’t had that much success in the tablet space, but that might change with the rumored upcoming slate from the Taiwanese manufacturer, the Volantis.
Update: It turns out that the image was a hoax. Move along people – nothing to see here. Read more »
NVIDIA is working on a SHIELD Tablet, believe it or not. This has been confirmed by the fact that the device just got certified by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
The SHIELD Tablet could be the next evolution of the SHIELD handheld gaming console that got official last year. Read more »
Android is the undisputed leader in global smartphone shipments with iOS a distant second but when it comes to mobile browsing iOS is king and has been for some time now, despite Android’s overwhelming lead in number of active devices and users.
But things are changing with Android rapidly closing the gap behind iOS and now sitting just 1.86 percentage points behind Apple’s OS. The trend of Android catching up and finally surpassing iOS is nothing new – Android had less apps but finally caught up and surpassed Apple, Google Play is also closing-in in terms of revenue from apps. Read more »
The HTC One Max phablet and the newly released Oppo Find 7 with QHD display are the latest devices to get official CyanogenMod support. Their proper CM11 builds are already available for download.
Oppo Find 7a and Oppo Find 7 are both supported in the find7 builds dated July 1 or later. Read more »