The Nexus 5 is the first Nexus device with optical image stabilization. Officially it has a 1/3.2″ 8MP sensor and an f/2.4 aperture but the EXIF info on photos taken with the Nexus 5 report f/2.53.
That’s right, Nexus 5 photos are already on the web even if yours won’t ship for a week (it’s good to be a Googler). Read more »
As expected, the Nexus 5 launch was accompanied by the usual promo video. Entitled “I Do”, the short clip is wedding-themed.
Unsurprisingly, the promo video showcases the Nexus 5 top features. Read more »
Huawei joined the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC in being a football sponsor. The Chinese giant inked a deal with the storied Italian football team AC Milan to become its premium sponsor.
Unsurprisingly, Huawei will become AC Milan’s chief communications supplier as part of the deal. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available in two different configurations – with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset or with the company’s own Exynos 5420 Octa SoC. In our review, we tested the Snapdragon 800 variant of the phablet (N9005) and it nearly tops all of the benchmark charts. Now, as we got our hands on the alternative Note 3 version, we’re eager to see how it compares when it comes to performance.
Prior to announcing the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung outed the updated Exynos 5420 Octa chip stating its 20% faster than its predecessor in the CPU department and nearly twice as fast in terms of GPU. This should give it a fighting chance against the heavyweight chip champion that the Snapdragon 800 is. Read more »
Nokia is doing some very interesting things for mobile photography and I don’t just mean the PureView hardware – software like the recent Refocus app creates impressive results. You know how you can zoom in and reframe photos on the Lumia 1020 after the fact? Nokia Refocus lets you do that with focus.
Nokia published the first samples from Refocus that you can play with in your browser. Read more »
You have probably heard of this LeBron James fella. The professional basketball player adorned with four Most Valuable Player awards, two NBA Finals MVPs and today starts the new season as defending champion looking for a three-peat (three consecutive titles).
According to Samsung, a part of that success was down to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and a rainbow assembly of Galaxy Gear smartwatches the star uses. The latest video ad aired at the start of the new NBA season shows how LeBron goes about his pre-season summer break with a lot of Sammy toys around him. Read more »
Recently Samsung announced the Galaxy Round smartphone with a 5.7″ 1080p Super Flexible AMOLED display. Lots of people thought the curved display is just a gimmick or, even worse, an unnecessary feature designed to extract more of your hard-earned cash.
The researchers from DisplayMate Technologies don’t seem to share that view and found the curved screen quite useful. Their study found that the curved display reduces reflectiveness, which in turn imrpoves contrast and sunlight legibility. Read more »
Samsung Galaxy Gear is surely a cool gadget, but it comes with lots of annoying limitations. Samsung is promising it will explore further the Galaxy Gear capabilities and will deliver more features later on.
Meanwhile an XDA Developers member has made a very useful app that will show full notifications on your Galaxy Gear for all apps, not just messages and emails as it is by default. Read more »
At the Nokia Lumia 1520 announcement in Abu Dabi, the Finns spent quite a lot of time praising the phablet’s screen – a 6″ ClearBlack IPS LCD with Apica’s Assertive display technology. It essentially brings the screen’s sunlight legibility capabilities to a whole new level, without draining the battery while doing so.
To show just how good the technology actually is, YouTube reviewers from GadgetBoys have put the Lumia 1520 next to the the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the iPhone 5s for a mouth-watering show-off. Read more »
Over the weekend a truck containing a shipment of LG G2 smartphones valued at some $14 million was stolen from a truck stop in Gary, Indiana.
Today, Kentucky State Police has recovered the truck full of lost goods intact, and has apprehended a suspect after he allegedly crashed a tractor trailer carrying the stolen cargo into a utility pole. Read more »
The new camera app Samsung introduced with the Galaxy Note 3 has its fair share of nifty features, and now you can enjoy them on the Galaxy S4 as well.
Galaxy S4 owners who want the latest and greatest from Samsung’s camera department can get just that, thanks to the folks over at xda-developers. Read more »
Samsung has released the first commercial of the curved Galaxy Round smartphone. The ad is in Korean, because it is the first (and at this stage the only) country to get the cool gadget. It’s unclear if the curved smartphone will be going global in the future, but chances are looking slim at this point.
Meanwhile, LG has also announced its first curved smartphone – the 6.0-inch LG G Flex. It will be launching in Korea in November as well. Read more »
Quite an amazing story coming out of Sweden today. A Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone was found after spending three and a half months in a lake and it was still working!
The news comes by way of Facebook user Roger Nilsson who even captured some pictures of the device in question. Read more »
Samsung has scored yet another Guinness record, creating the world’s largest photobook.
The previous record for the largest photobook involved 10,000 images, but the global market leaders managed to better it with 28,000 stills. Read more »
At around 6:30pm a driver stopped at a truck stop in Gary, Indiana for a quick break and when he came back he found his truck missing. The cargo he was driving? 22,500 LG G2 phones headed to Sprint stores in Louisville, Kentucky.
Indiana and Illinois state police along with the FBI have launched an investigation. Read more »