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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Samsung Galaxy S5 Cost

IHS: ‘no breakthroughs,’ ‘nothing earth-shattering’ about Galaxy S5

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

IHS: ‘no breakthroughs,’ ‘nothing earth-shattering’ about Galaxy S5

Research firm IHS says the Galaxy S5 costs $256 to make, Re/code reports, a price that’s significantly higher than previous Samsung high-end handsets but which is becoming the norm for the company’s new flagships. While the $256 bill of materials for the handset does not account for the cost of software, distribution and marketing, Samsung is expected to enjoy a gross margin of about 60% on the Galaxy S5. More →

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Sprint Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update

Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

By on April 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

Sprint has quietly updated its support pages for the Nexus 5 to reveal that the smartphone will be getting a new software update starting today. According to the carrier, Android build KTU48F for the Nexus 5 will enable the Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41, and bring other miscellaneous Android updates, which the carrier did not actually list in its initial change log. More →

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Moto X+1 Customization Options

Moto X+1: A rinse and repeat strategy?

By on April 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Moto X+1: A rinse and repeat strategy?

Motorola’s yet-to-be-unveiled Moto X+1 smartphone will have even more customization options than its predecessor, @evleaks revealed in a recent tweet, including the leather backplate option that was previously rumored. The well-known gadget leaker has obtained a document that lists 25 different back covers users will apparently be able to choose from when ordering the device. More →

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LG G3 Specs

One way this so-called ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ might really kill the Galaxy S5

By on April 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM.

One way this so-called ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ might really kill the Galaxy S5

A recent report out of South Korea referred to LG’s upcoming G3 flagship Android phone as a “Galaxy S5 killer.” Of course, regardless of how impressive the new phone might be, there is simply no way it will “kill” the Galaxy S5 as far as sales are concerned. If LG’s G3 sales amount to even 10% or 15% of Galaxy S5 sales, LG will have done an impressive job. As it turns out, however, there may actually be one key area where the G3 is indeed a “Galaxy S5 killer,” and it’s an area that will come as quite a surprise. More →

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How To Switch From iPhone To Android

Everything iPhone users need to know before switching to Android

By on April 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Everything iPhone users need to know before switching to Android

iPhone fans are by far the most loyal fans out there, but Android Authority has put together a very comprehensive guide for the tiny minority of iPhone users out there who are interested in making the switch to Google’s mobile operating system. More →

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Galaxy S5 Battery Life Test

Galaxy S5 has ‘jaw-dropping’ tablet-grade battery life

By on April 14, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Galaxy S5 has ‘jaw-dropping’ tablet-grade battery life

One of the features the many Galaxy S5 buyers will certainly enjoy is excellent battery life. While Samsung said that the Galaxy S5 can offer up to 10 hours of web browsing, up to 12 hours of HD movie watching and up to 21 hours of 3G, the phone scored 8 hours and 20 minutes of battery life in Phone Arena’s test. The publication concluded that the Galaxy S5’s 2,800 mAh battery is able to surpass phablets with bigger batteries and essentially provide tablet-grade performance. More →

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Plastic HTC One M8 Release Date

Plastic HTC One (M8) will reportedly launch next month at half the price

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM.

Plastic HTC One (M8) will reportedly launch next month at half the price

The HTC One (M8) might not be the breakout hit that the company was looking for, but HTC isn’t throwing in the towel quite yet. According to a report from TMTpost, HTC is preparing a plastic version of the HTC One (M8) for release as early as next month. The specifications for the plastic model should be identical to those of the metal One (M8) — the difference comes in the price tag. More →

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Galaxy S5 SM-G900 Root

This is how you can free your Galaxy S5 from bloatware and TouchWiz

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM.

This is how you can free your Galaxy S5 from bloatware and TouchWiz

As with previous Samsung flagship devices, the recently launched Galaxy S5 handset comes with the company’s custom user interface on top of Android, as well as various bloatware apps, which buyers may not necessarily appreciate. Luckily, there is a way to better customize and manage the Android device, although it requires users to root their Galaxy S5 units in the process. SamMobile reports that many Galaxy S5 versions can be rooted, thanks to the work of recognized developer Chainfire, including several models launched in the U.S. More →

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Verizon More Everything Plans

Verizon’s new smartphone plans could save subscribers a ton of money

By on April 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM.

Verizon’s new smartphone plans could save subscribers a ton of money

Ahead of the holidays last year, AT&T unveiled new smartphone plans that finally offered subscribers what many people have been seeking for years: a discount on phone service once the device subsidy is paid for. Traditional cell phone service plans include an additional fee built in to help carriers recoup the cost of the phones they sell, which are made available to customers at a discounted price up front. The rest of the phone’s value is worked into the monthly cost of service.

Now, just as AT&T did this past December, Verizon on Monday announced a new promotion that will offer users a similar deal. More →

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