After years of preparation, after many a tablet and various service unveiling, Amazon finally unveiled its first hand at a phone – the Fire Phone. The event took place in home-town Seattle and the venue was made a stage for innovation and differentiation.
Amazon’s event yesterday wasn’t available for watching live but it’s up online now. And if you’re just getting up and having your first coffee of the day, you can watch Jeff Bezos show off the Fire Phone after the break. Read more »
It looks like Apple’s mobile devices are getting a lot of love from Adobe today. In addition to announcing Lightroom Mobile for the iPhone, Adobe has also made Ink & Slide and Photoshop Mix for the iPad.
Ink & Slide are a pair of image editing accessories that’ll give you a whole new way to use Photoshop on your iPad. Photoshop Mix is a photo gallery app that comes with a few neat features. Read more »
The much talked-about OnePlus One smartphone was given the iFixit treatment. The folks from the popular repair manual website disassembled a top of the line 64GB version of the CyanogenMod device.
As usual, the iFixit teardown gives us a close look at the OnePlus One’s internals. Read more »
Wouldn’t it be cool if your phone juiced up every time you placed it in your pocket?
Well thanks to a fashion designer and the Nokia DC-50 wireless charging plate for Lumia phones, you can now make this a reality. Read more »
The NVIDIA Tegra K1 is a powerful monster of a chip, but using this nasty piece of tech for smartphones was thought to not be viable.
For now, it’s been reserved for tablets, but it might be coming to smartphones in the near future. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 were announced at the Premiere event a couple of days ago. They’ve been up for pre-order in the US since yesterday, and now it’s the UK’s turn.
Starting today, you can pre-order the tablets at PC World, and they’re both expected to start shipping on July 4. They will become available in-store the following day, if what a tipster told Android Central is accurate. Read more »
Nokia and Korean mobile carrier, SK Telecom just partnered up to accomplish a pretty impressive technological feat.
They were able to transfer 5GB of data in just 11 seconds over SK Telecom’s LTE network. Read more »
If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Vodafone UK until June 26, you’ll receive a free Gear Fit smartband. This is essentially a £149 bonus, as that’s how much the Gear Fit currently goes for on its own.
The offer is valid only if you purchase the Galaxy S5 from Vodafone’s website, but you can take advantage of it regardless of which 3G or 4G plan you choose. Read more »
Intel announced its upcoming Braswell SoC at the IDF conference earlier this year, set to run Windows or Android, among others, on a 14nm 64-bit architecture. We now learn that those will finally be available at the start of 2015, over 6 months from now.
Meanwhile, its Broadwell K desktop architecture, the successor of its current Haswell lineup, will also reportedly be delayed until 2015. Read more »
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has an official smartphone, and it’s the Xperia Z2.
This makes perfect sense, seeing as Sony is one of the World Cup’s biggest sponsors. Sony has produced a video highlighting their sponsorship while simultaneously pumping everyone up about the games. Read more »
One of the most annoying things about using a smartphone is taking it out in the sun. Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, have been working on an anti-reflective coating for smartphone screens for a while now to combat that problem.
The company demoed the coating at Computex this year. Hit the jump to learn more about this new tech and see it in action. Read more »
So there are plenty of applications for your tablet that are used to kill time and entertain you. Not to say that this pursuit isn’t worthwhile, but then there are apps that can make significant improvements to the way we, on a collective social level, can use to improve our lives.
MotionSavvy looks like it’s one of those apps: as it is designed to read your sign language motions. Read more »
Samsung’s AMOLED screen technology has always distinguished their smartphones from the competition, but the company’s recent line of tablets have utilized LCD displays as of late.
Well it looks like big Sammie has elected to go back to putting AMOLED units on their upcoming Galaxy S line of tablets. Read more »
This was bound to happen at some point in time, but what’s surprising is it has happened even before the actual market launch. The guys at UBreakIfix have got their hands on the Korean G3 and have given it a teardown treatment.
The teardown reveals that the LG G3 can be easy taken apart and according to the folks who ripped the G3, there are only 14 screws that hold LG’s flagship smartphone together. Read more »
The rumor mill is churning again, and this time, it’s about some supposed download speeds of the Galaxy S5 prime.
Not only will the high-end version of Samsung’s latest flagship receive an upgraded chassis, but the handset should receive an under-the-hood performance boost as well. Read more »