iPhone 6 Photos Leak

Leaked photo might show us exactly how big the iPhone 6 will be

By on April 14, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Leaked photo might show us exactly how big the iPhone 6 will be

It looks like Apple suppliers are really gearing up to mass produce the iPhone 6 because Nowhereelse.fr has snagged some leaked pictures showing the aluminum mold that manufacturers are using for building the iPhone 6′s casing. Nowhereelse.fr then went an extra step and superimposed an image of the iPhone 5s into the picture as a point of comparison for the new device. Assuming that the new iPhone’s display will have a 4.7-inch diagonal, then Nowherelse.fr estimates based on the leaked mold that the iPhone 6′s full dimensions will be 66 millimeters wide by 138 millimeters long. For comparison, the iPhone 5s has basic dimensions of 58.6 millimeters wide by 123.8 millimeters long, so it looks like the new device won’t fit as snuggly in your pocket as earlier models. More →

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Android 4.5 Rumors

Leak points to major redesign in upcoming new version of Android

By on April 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

Leak points to major redesign in upcoming new version of Android

Apple introduced a major reimagining of its mobile software last year when it released iOS 7, and since then the trend in mobile has been “flat.” Several companies including Samsung and HTC have flattened their user interfaces a bit since then, and they have also turned to the use of brighter colors to accent apps, just as Apple did in iOS 7. Now, it looks like Google may be planning to follow suit and offer a slightly flatter take on Android in an upcoming major redesign. More →

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T-Mobile Overage Fees Campaign

T-Mobile launches major campaign to kill overage fees on all carriers

By on April 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

T-Mobile launches major campaign to kill overage fees on all carriers

T-Mobile certainly knows a good opportunity when it sees it. The “Uncarrier” on Monday unleashed a public relations barrage against its rivals that urged wireless customers to sign a Change.org petition telling Verizon and AT&T to dump overage fees on mobile data plans. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 Images

New leak again points to major iPhone 6 design overhaul

By on April 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

New leak again points to major iPhone 6 design overhaul

A new set of leaked images from Weibo seem to indicate that the iPhone 6 production preparations are already underway and the phone will see a big design overhaul. The pictures, spotted by G for Games, reveal alleged schematics as well as molds that could be used to manufacture the iPhone 6’s chassis. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Drop Test

Video: The Galaxy S5 might be the most indestructible phone ever made

By on April 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Video: The Galaxy S5 might be the most indestructible phone ever made

Can anything actually kill the Galaxy S5? So far we’ve seen Samsung’s newest flagship device get run over by an SUV, dropped into a pool for an hour and even put through a full washing machine cycle and still come out working perfectly. Now YouTube user GadgetGuruHD has decided to go even farther in the mad quest to find out what can kill the Galaxy S5 by dropping it from the second story of a two-story building. More →

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Galaxy S5 Sales

Galaxy S5 sales have reportedly already climbed into the millions

By on April 14, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Galaxy S5 sales have reportedly already climbed into the millions

Will the Galaxy S5 find huge success and erase any memory of the S4′s lackluster sales performance last year? It’s far too early to know for certain, of course, but a new report suggests that Samsung’s latest flagship phone is off to an impressive start, with launch-day sales that not only topped last year’s Galaxy S4, but even doubled S4 sales in some markets. More →

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Galaxy K Specs and Features

Samsung tipped to spin-off Galaxy S5 Zoom into new brand

By on April 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Samsung tipped to spin-off Galaxy S5 Zoom into new brand

Samsung will soon unveil the Galaxy S4 Zoom successor, but SamMobile reports the device will not be part of the S5 family, as previously rumored. Instead, the company will apparently introduce a new Galaxy family of camera phones, the Galaxy K. Samsung has quietly announced on Twitter a “Kapture the Moment” media event set to take place on April 29 in Singapore, suggesting it will unveil a new camera later this month. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Lines

Galaxy S5 fans line up around (some parts of) the world for Samsung’s next big thing

By on April 11, 2014 at 6:09 PM.

Galaxy S5 fans line up around (some parts of) the world for Samsung’s next big thing

Samsung first made a splash when it mocked the “iSheep” who stand in long lines around Apple stores waiting to get the newest version of the iPhone. However, it looks like the launch of the Galaxy S5 has produced some long lines of its own and you can bet that Samsung won’t be making fun of them in future commercials. More →

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Android KitKat vs Jelly Bean

Android’s KitKat is rolling out even more slowly than Jelly Bean did

By on April 11, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

Android’s KitKat is rolling out even more slowly than Jelly Bean did

Even though Google designed Android 4.4 to work on more devices than any of its predecessors, it looks like KitKat’s adoption rate is lower than Jelly Bean’s was when it first launched. GigaOm citess data from a new Chitika report showing that in the 6 months since Android 4.4 KitKat was launched, only around 10% of Android devices part of the study have been seen running it. Comparatively, Jelly Bean was installed on 14% of devices 6 months after launch, the company revealed in a similar report in early 2013. More →

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Galaxy S5 Region Lock

Samsung doubles down on Galaxy S5 region-locking

By on April 11, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Samsung doubles down on Galaxy S5 region-locking

Samsung is marching forward with its region-lock policy for new devices, with the Galaxy S5 representing the latest victim of this feature, SamMobile reports. It all started last year, when Samsung locked the Galaxy Note 3 to the region where it was sold. To unlock it, users would have to use it with a local SIM card before being able to use it in a different region. The same restrictions are true with the newly launched Galaxy S5, and it looks like Samsung has upped the ante. More →

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Amazon Smartphone Release Date

Dow Jones: Amazon’s 3D smartphone is real and it will ship by September

By on April 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM.

Dow Jones: Amazon’s 3D smartphone is real and it will ship by September

Every year at around this time, we get word that Amazon will at long last launch a smartphone of its own to go along with its popular Kindle Fire line of tablets. However, CNBC points us to a new Wall Street Journal report that claims Amazon’s smartphone will at long last be announced in June and will have a screen capable of displaying 3D images without having to wear any glasses. The Journal’s sources say that the phone will be able to display 3D images by employing “retina-tracking technology embedded in four front-facing cameras, or sensors, to make some images appear to be 3-D, similar to a hologram.” We heard about Amazon testing out a 3D smartphone last year and now it looks like Amazon is ready to take the wraps off it. The Journal says that the phone will start shipping by the start of September.

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Galaxy S5 Commercial Camera

Video: Samsung shows us how great the Galaxy S5 is without once bashing Apple

By on April 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Video: Samsung shows us how great the Galaxy S5 is without once bashing Apple

Launch day for Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, has finally arrived. In order to ring in the new generation, Samsung has released another television commercial on its YouTube channel, highlighting a few features of the S5. First we’re given a demonstration of the 16-megapixel camera, a major leap over its predecessor with the ability to record 4K video and auto focus about as quickly as you can get your phone pointed in the right direction. More →

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