Project Ara Release Date

Google’s Project Ara has a projected release date: January 2015

By on April 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

Google’s Project Ara has a projected release date: January 2015

The most exciting innovation in the mobile market finally has a release date. According to CNET, Google announced today at the Project Ara developers conference that its first modular smartphone will go on sale in January 2015 for the low price of $50. Project lead Paul Eremenko told the crowd that the initial model will be a boring gray device by design, so as not to distract from the additional physical components. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Q2 Shipments

Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy S5, reportedly expects to ship 35M in Q2 alone

By on April 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy S5, reportedly expects to ship 35M in Q2 alone

Samsung has high expectations for the Galaxy S5. The 2014 flagship phone has received widespread acclaim for its stellar display and surprising durability, leading to huge adoption numbers and growing sales predictions from Samsung. The Korea Times reports that Samsung shipped 1.3 times as many Galaxy S5 units on the first day of sales than it did on the launch day of the S4. More →

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Apple indoor mapping patent

New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location

By on April 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location

Apple was awarded a patent on Tuesday for a technology that should allow for much more accurate indoor location detection and mapping, even in the absence of GPS. The new patent, which was picked up by Apple Insider, uses a combination of Wi-Fi access points, location databases and other data to determine proximity to what the patent called “presence areas.” It then analyzes various data such as Wi-Fi signal strength and building architecture to determine a more precise location. More →

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OnePlus One Image Leak

New leaks further detail the phone that could be every Android fan’s Android dream

By on April 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

New leaks further detail the phone that could be every Android fan’s Android dream

A new image leak apparently showing various OnePlus One marketing elements placed on a board alongside various product-related details has been discovered by GizChina.it on the OnePlus forum. It also contains some interesting gems, including a design sketch for the phone and what appears to be the backplate of the handset. The same OnePlus forum thread is also home to several other purported One images, including design sketches for the One’s box, alleged motherboard photos and even a user interface leak. Various renders seemingly showing the OnePlus One’s retail box have also been posted. More →

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LG isai FL Leaked Pictures

Leaked pic might give us our first hint of the LG G3′s design

By on April 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

Leaked pic might give us our first hint of the LG G3′s design

Is this a hint about where LG will be going with its next flagship handset? @evleaks gives us a new leaked picture of a smartphone called the LG isai FL that definitely shows LG upping its game design-wise from the LG G2 that it released last year. More →

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Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone Specs

Exciting Windows Phone 8.1 high-end smartphones tipped to support 2K displays

By on April 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Exciting Windows Phone 8.1 high-end smartphones tipped to support 2K displays

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system will soon offer support for even better hardware, NokiaPowerUser suggests, as evidence in Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 apparently indicates that 2K displays and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chip may be found inside future high-end handsets. Thus, future Lumia handsets and other Windows Phones may offer the same set of specs expected from upcoming Android flagship handsets. More →

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Galaxy S5 Durability Test

New study suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is more breakable than the iPhone 5s

By on April 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

New study suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is more breakable than the iPhone 5s

The Galaxy S5 can do plenty of things that the iPhone can’t, but even with IP67 certification, Samsung still hasn’t built a more durable phone than the iPhone 5s. The Associated Press shares the latest results from SquareTrade’s durability tests, which put the iPhone 5s just half a point ahead of the brand new Galaxy S5. According to SquareTrade, the relative small size of the iPhone 5s gives it an edge over the 5-inch Android phones which have begun flooding the market. An iPhone owner is simply less likely to drop his or her phone. More →

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Verizon Galaxy S5 Sale

Verizon’s Galaxy S5 already half off from Amazon

By on April 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM.

Verizon’s Galaxy S5 already half off from Amazon

Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone just debuted a few short days ago, but the device is already being sold at a big discount. Verizon Wireless’ version of the new flagship phone, which normally starts at $199.99 on contract for the 16GB model, can now be ordered from Amazon for just $99.99 — a discount of 50% off the up-front cost of the phone. More →

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iPhone 6 Leaked Photo Front Panel

Leaked photo shows iPhone 6 front panel side-by-side with iPhone 5

By on April 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Leaked photo shows iPhone 6 front panel side-by-side with iPhone 5

Apple cannot be happy with the multitude of iPhone 6 leaks we’ve seen over just the past week. Via 9to5Mac, Czech website LetemSvetemApplem.eu has snagged a new picture from Chinese social networking site Weibo that purportedly shows the front panel of the iPhone 6 side-by-side with the iPhone 5. Interestingly, the display portion of the iPhone 6 front panel is only a little bit smaller than the entire iPhone 5, which suggests that we’re looking at the 4.7-inch version of the yet-to-be-released device. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New iPhone 6 part leak points to big internal overhaul

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

New iPhone 6 part leak points to big internal overhaul

Last year, BGR exclusively published photos of several internal iPhone 5s components well ahead of the phone’s release, confirming that the device was set to receive a big internal overhaul. Now, a new leak that reveals a key internal iPhone 6 part could suggest once again that Apple’s new smartphone for 2014 is in store for much more than just a facelift. More →

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Amazon Smartphone Photos Specs

This is Amazon’s smartphone

This is Amazon’s smartphone

By on April 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

After years of development, Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones.

At a distance, Amazon’s upcoming flagship phone looks much like any other touchscreen phone on the market. But the company has spent years creating a unique and, at times, novel user experience that has two main focuses: Amazon products and services, and a custom 3D interface unlike anything we have seen before on a smartphone.

And so begins the story of Amazon’s first smartphone. More →

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iPhone 6 Screen Size

Purported iPhone 6 front panel leak confirms major redesign

By on April 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Purported iPhone 6 front panel leak confirms major redesign

A new image leak from China shows what is claimed to be the front panel from the bigger iPhone 6, suggesting once again that Apple’s next iPhone will be the first to offer a significantly bigger display, a major departure from Apple’s iPhone design policy so far. Discovered on Chinese social network Weibo by iPhonote, the image seems to show a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 placed next to a 4-inch iPhone 5s. More →

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