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Video: This is what iOS in the Car should look like

February 19th, 2014

Touchscreen car displays are notorious for being terrible. Either the screen isn’t very responsive to touches or the interface is incredibly clunky. Of course, both Google and Apple are aware of this. Apple is working on iOS in the Car, a feature of iOS 7 that allows cars to tap into the music and navigation …

Samsung files a new lawsuit against Apple in South Korea

March 7th, 2012

Samsung on Wednesday confirmed that it has filed another lawsuit against Apple in South Korea, according to a report from Reuters. Since last year, the two companies have been involved in heated legal battles throughout 10 different countries, racking up more than 30 separate complaints that have been filed. The newest lawsuit targets the iPhone …

HTC: Sense UI got too complicated

March 1st, 2012

In the early days of Android, HTC Sense was welcomed with open arms. Since then, however, companies such as Motorola, Samsung and others have drastically improved their own skins. As we said in our review of the HTC Rezound, it’s almost as if HTC’s Sense offers too much customization — and apparently this is a …

WhatsApp for BlackBerry gets refreshed, here’s a first look

January 12th, 2012

The most popular and successful multi-device communication platform is without question WhatsApp. More of a text messaging replacement than straight BlackBerry Messenger competitor, WhatsApp has been the number one service people rely on to communicate across iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. We were sent a preview copy of the new version of WhatsApp for BlackBerry …

Netflix launches new tablet UI for Android; iPad version coming in a few weeks

November 15th, 2011

Netflix, compelled by the increasing number of Android tablets now flooding the market, announced a brand new user interface for tablets on Tuesday. The company explained that the revamped UI now displays twice as many movie and TV titles, with larger cover art, and that users can easily swipe through titles to find additional content. …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz update available August 5th

August 4th, 2011

Samsung held a special event in New York City on Wednesday where it upgraded Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners with its custom TouchWiz user interface. If you weren’t in the New York area, fear not, as Samsung announced on Wednesday morning that it will begin pushing out the update over-the-air on August 5th. The patch …

Motorola’s MOTOBLUR: don’t call it by name

June 11th, 2011

Time flies. Motorola introduced its MOTOBLUR user interface and software service with the debut of the Motorola CLIQ back in 2009, but now it appears that moniker’s days are coming to an end. Just yesterday the company unveiled two new Android smartphones for Sprint and Virgin Mobile: the Photon 4G and the Motorola Triumph. The …

HTC DROID Incredible 2 review

May 27th, 2011

The DROID Incredible 2 recently landed on Verizon Wireless, and it has some tough shoes to fill. When the original launched, it was BGR’s favorite Android phone to date despite stiff competition from the Motorola DROID, which launched at the same time. The DROID Incredible 2 packs some decent hardware, like a 1GHz processor, an 8-megapixel …

Nokia E6 pre-orders start in the U.K.

May 26th, 2011

Nokia’s latest QWERTY candybar phone, the E6, is now available for pre-order in the U.K. Nokia took the wraps off of the E6 in April — at the same time it announced X7 — and said it would ship with the latest Symbian “Anna” operating system. The E6 offers a 2.46-inch 640 x 480 pixel …

T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G may land on June 8th

May 17th, 2011

According to a purported internal screenshot obtained by TmoNews, T-Mobile may launch the HTC Sensation 4G on June 8th. We fell in love with the Sensation 4G in early April during our hands-on. It has a rock-solid aluminum uni-body design, is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 4.3-inch 960 x 520 …