I've had a love affair with high-tech watches for as long as I can remember. I still recall with fondness my beloved Casio Marlin W-300, which I cherished as a tot. I've also proudly worn some truly laughable devices out in public, much to my friends' annoyance and eventual entertainment. Remember the Pimp series from Tokyo Flash? On second thought, perhaps it's better that you don't. … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S5 could be just a couple of months away, as a new report suggests that the sequel to the Galaxy S4 will be rushed out following a recent slowdown in sales.
Korean site Naver -- founded by ex-Samsung staffers, incidentally -- reports that the S5 will be revealed in January. Rumors allege that the S5 will pack a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. It also allegedly will house a Samsung Exynos processor rather than a Qualcomm processor. Fingers are crossed for a powerful eight-core chip, which appears in the S4 but only in selected countries and … Read more
If you're looking for a budget prepaid Android smartphone, you can do better than Virgin Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Ring. Although the phone's entry-level specs sound fine on paper -- a 4-inch touch screen, dual-core processor, and 5-megapixel camera -- in the real world, the $149.99 Ring falls short of expectations.
We've seen high-performing smartphones from Samsung before, like AT&T's 99-cent on-contract Galaxy S3 Mini; that makes it extra-disappointing that the Ring drops several rungs below.
Twitter said Thursday that it has launched a version of its mobile app optimized specifically for Android tablets.
The company explained in a blog post that while it has long offered a general Android app, it has never tailored a version of the app for tablets.
Now, though, Android tablet users will have access to an app designed to fill the screen "with tweets, conversations, trends, accounts to follow, and more" when in landscape view. Tapping a tweet expands it on the right side of the screen, revealing videos, photos, and previews of articles. A second tap goes … Read more
Last month, after Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and then followed the introduction of the gold iPhone 5S with its own gold Galaxy S4, I started drafting a list of projects that I'd like to see the gargantuan Korean conglomerate take a stab at. The idea was that since Samsung seems to quickly follow other companies under its own moniker, perhaps I should point them in the direction of a few totally original products that I'd actually like to see made. … Read more
The modding community may want to stay away from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
A new discovery suggests that the handset maker has taken steps to deter users from rooting the Galaxy Note 3 and installing their own operating system by increasing the risk that they void their warranties.
In most Samsung smartphones, a process known as flashing ROMs, or installing a custom OS, has never been a problem. Doing so, however, triggers a flash counter that keeps a log of how many times a ROM was installed. Since Samsung doesn't honor warranties on phones that have been been … Read more
More details about the HTC One Max have emerged.
Nowhereelse.fr editor Steve Hemmerstoffer tweeted an image on Wednesday allegedly containing the specifications of HTC's highly anticipated phablet. The details that fall in line with previous reports. HTC is expected to unveil the device Tuesday at an event in Asia.
The One Max apparently will have a 5.9-inch display with 1,920x1,080 resolution, a 1.7GHz Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB to 64GB of storage with a slot for … Read more
The South Korean electronics giant late Tuesday unveiled the Galaxy Round, a smartphone similar to the Galaxy Note 3 but with a lengthwise dip in the middle. That dip forms a curve sort of like a smile or a hotdog-bun shape, allowing the phone to fit the contours of a person's face or gently rock when placed on a flat surface. Samsung has released slightly curved phones in the past, such as the Galaxy … Read more
The carrier will stock the black version of the Note phablet, which is distinguishable by its Android 4.3 operating system, top-rate quad-core processor, and smarty-pants stylus.
Customers can pick it up for $299.99 with a new, two-year service agreement. Elsewhere, the Note 3 also comes in white.
Pricing is also a heady $299.99 for the Galaxy Gear, which, with a built-in camera and microphone, voice actions, and a pedometer, is much more than your average … Read more