We have some bad news for those who’d love to run a cleaner Android version on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship. The CyanogenMod developers have come up with a statement announcing they are not going to support the smartphone.
Not a single guy from the CyanogenMod team considers buying the device and give it a shot. Read more »
Yesterday we got some potentially bad news for Europe – that the Galaxy S4 version in sold in Sweden will use the Snapdragon 600 chipset instead of the Exynos 5 Octa that geeks were hoping for. The same version will be sold in North America. However, then we saw some reassuring benchmarks and now we can add one more.
Primate Labs, makers of the Geekbench app took interest in the Samsung Galaxy S4 performance and made a chart to see how the new Galaxy flagship performs. Using data from a benchmark run by Android Authority, the Primate Labs chart shows that the S4 is over twice as fast as its predecessor. Read more »
Google has updated the Android version of the Gmail app and has added a very useful new feature for Jelly Bean users. As you may know, Jelly Bean features expanded notifications, which allows applications to integrate additional functionality within the notification screen, a feature the Gmail app now takes advantage of.
If you have a device running Jelly Bean, you will notice Gmail notifications now have a reply and archive button within the notification screen itself. This way, you don’t have to launch the app to reply, for instance, and can do it from the notification screen directly. Read more »
Google has been releasing some amazing ads lately, especially for their Nexus devices. And the latest ad for the Nexus 10 takes things up a notch.
The ad shows a couple about to have a baby. The focus of the ad is on the ‘shareability’ of the Nexus 10, and how you can have multiple user accounts on the tablet, use it for reading, watching movies, social networking, video calling and how two can people do all this from a single device. Read more »
The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo, the T431s, reflects a slightly more modern design strategy which still meets the company’s standards for ruggedness and durability.
The 14-inch ultrabook sports a thinner profile, with a 1600 x 900 pixel resolution display, as well as the usual array of connectivity features. Read more »
Since its arrival last week the Galaxy S4 has been all the rage, easily topping our website’s daily interest chart and being all over the tech-oriented web.
But the guys over at Toptienmobiel.nl decided to take a look at the roots of the flagship, down to the first Samsung Android flagship – the Galaxy S. Read more »
Samsung Galaxy S III is the most successful Android smartphone in the market with more than 50 million sales across the globe. The popular device will soon be available in new Purple color variant, according to a leak.
The latest shade of the Galaxy S III smartphone is said to hit United States in the mid-April and the device will be available on Sprint. Samsung Galaxy S III is currently available in six different color variants – Black, White, Red, Blue, Brown and Grey. Read more »
Sony has just announced the premium mid-ranger Xperia SP. It has a 4.6-inch 720p display and is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Krait processor and the Adreno 320 graphics.
As tradition goes in such cases, Sony also published a bunch of promo videos, highlighting the smartphone’s key selling points. The Sony Xperia SP was treated to four of those, which you can check right here. Read more »
The Sony Xperia L has just been announced and as usual, there’s an official promo video, showcasing the smartphone’s talents. In this case, the video is about a particular talent and it’s picture taking.
The Xperia L comes with Sony’s latest mobile Exmor RS image sensor and it can do both HDR stills and HDR videos. But best of all, it comes with a hardware camera shutter key, which is something of a rare sight these days. Read more »
Reluctant to sit by the sideline, while Samsung is making homeruns with the Galaxy S4, Apple has launched a new ad campaign, highlighting the iPhone 5′s key differentiating features.
This time, Apple has chosen to make a dedicated web page rather than launching a new TV ad. That’s probably due to the fact that it wouldn’t be able to fit all the information in just 30 seconds.
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Somehow last night during the announcement we missed the fact that the Galaxy S4 is the first phone to feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Yeah, I know, it’s not a big thing, but tech geeks are sometimes excited by small things like this.
The Gorilla Glass 3 was announced back at CES, earlier this year, and is marketed as having Native Damage Resistance™. Of course, that’s just a bunch of words marketing people love to use. What matters is that the new glass reportedly provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. Read more »
OtterBox, the popular case maker has confirmed that the company will be bringing its Defender, Commuter and Reflex cases to the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was announced yesterday. The hard covers will be available in different shades as well.
OtterBox Defender is the hardest of the three cases with a three piece hard cover, which consists of hard plastic shell covered in a silicone outer layer and comes with an integrated screen protector. Read more »
Microsoft’s Surface tablets have added a new dimension to the way we look at tablets. The Surface series of Windows tablets, which can also function as a laptop with a help of a dock has further reduced the gap between tablets and laptops.
According to a few recent reports, Microsoft has sold more than 1.5 million units of the Surface tablets. The Windows giant has managed to sell about 400,000 Surface Pro units and just over a million units of Surface RT tablets. Read more »
Do you wonder how the Times Square in New York looked during the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday? Don’t worry – Samsung has you covered. The Koreans just released a few dozen photos that should help you get a taste of the atmosphere. There are “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy” boars all over the place and a huge crowd waiting in line to enter the Radio Music Hall.
Samsung also gave us some shots of the inside and outside of the Radio Music Hall while the event was happening. Read more »
What’s a high-tech product without some equally high-tech accessories? Samsung presented a whole suite of those, though they kinda slipped under the radar at yesterday’s show. The accessories however are worth a look on their own.
The list includes the S Band pedometer, the Game Pad, a Wireless Charging Pad / Cover, an Extra Battery Kit, plus a heart rate band sensor and a Body Scale. There are also several cases such as the S View Cover, a regular Flip Cover, a classic Pouch, the Protective Cover+. Read more »