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Why The HTC One (M7) Is Better Than The One (M8)!

htc-one-m8-sg-401-820x420Sounds shocking right? Let us start with a recent piece of news, HTC announced that they are going to roll out the Sense 6 update to the older generation HTC One M7s :

 

This does mean all the software enhancements will be 100% ported to older HTC One M7, making the M7 more than just a last generation One, it almost beats the M8 with no argument at all. What makes it better? To answer that let’s see what makes the M8 better? The much talked about Duo-cameras one may say. The Duo-cameras do produce decent enough pictures but the final image, even after having another lens, adds up to only 4 Megapixels. Shocking as it is, one may always complaint about it having no significant edge over the older camera, coupled with removal of Optical Image Stabilization(seriously?!) on the newer M8 means shakier videos than previously.

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Build quality is another hot topic to debate about – 90% metal on the new M8 which wraps around the edges till the front glass, in practical sense translates to a phone so slippery that you might always want to wear gloves or put on a case, we advice the latter. The One M7 is a truly remarkable device with little to none to complaint about, with the latest Sense 6, it is still virtually a device that refuses to let go off the foreground.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 16th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Get’s Hacked , iPhone Still Going Strong!

samsung-galaxy-s5-fingerprint-scannerThe Galaxy S5 is almost fresh off the shelves since it has barely been a week since it has been announced and good news, atleast potentials deserve to know the facts right before they take the plunge and get themselves one.

German security blog H Security has found a way to spoof the fingerprint scanner using a lifted print, attaching it to a mould(or any finger)and unlocking the phone – not once, but multiple times, and successfully everytime! Yes, the iPhone was also tricked into unlocking in a similar fashion, it was last year when a German group CCC tried to find a flaw, however to the rescue of the iPhone, upon restarting the iPhone still requires a passcode while none of that was required in the case of the Galaxy S5.

Also demonstrated is the fact that one can make PayPal transactions with the spoofed fingerprint which is a serious potential threat. Here you can see a demo of the same :

We need your comments on this folks, isn’t it a shame that a premium smartphone that costs more than $600 is exposed to a simple flaw?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 16th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

This Could Possibly Be The Front Panel Of The Upcoming iPhone 6!

gsmarena_001The rumors are in full throttle mode as we move towards the day of the launch of the upcoming iPhone 6. The newer iPhone walking on the footsteps of the older one is being leaked in a similar fashion, this time around it’s front jacket has been snapped.

Leaks that are generated from Asian factories should always be taken with a grain of salt since their credibility is always doubtful. If this image turns out to be true, this means that Apple is really getting in the recent trend of big size smartphones that it is expected to.

We are confident about the fact that there would be numerous leaks before D-day, so be sure to check back!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 15th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Is This The Rumored LG G3?!

gsmarena_001So it’s been a while since we’ve been hearing that the G3 is in works and it is almost time we see some new leaks of hardware because software improvements are sort of obvious and keeping in mind that it is LG, those improvements wont be groundbreaking.

This picture is rumored to be the Japanese market version of the LG G3 and was leaked earlier today on twitter by @evleaks. Dubbed LG isai, the smartphone is headed to KDDI in Japan. We can see some common aesthetics like thin bezzels, rear volume keys, but this time around a more than ever cartoon-ish UI.

Just like the G2, the LG isai would be impressing with a QHD display in a smaller form factor. Are you excited for the G3?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 15th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

The Custom Back Options Moto X+1 May Offer!

gsmarena_001Image Courtesy : GSMArena

The Motorola Moto X was a device totally in a class of it’s own which extended options to personalize and customize your device to a whole new level.

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This time around, we have news that Motorola is already working on their revision, the purported Moto X+1 and this time around, their customization options also level up! You have the choice to pimp your phone’s back in red, grey, black, or blue leather. The image shows an entire gamut of color options that Motorola is planning to bring and we must say the list is more than impressive.

What color would you be choosing if given an option?

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 14th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Sprint Suggests Android 4.4.3 For The Nexus 5 Maybe Coming Today!

Android-4.4.2Things have turned interesting in the most understated ways as today Sprint has updated their support page wait an entry that asks Nexus 5 users to look for an update that brings in the following :

  • Enable Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41
  • Misc Android updates

Over the past weeks numerous leaks and rumors of a newer build have surfaced online making us believe that Google surely is cooking a newer version but with reports of a new mashup of Chrome apps integrating, made the scene hazy. Now we know that there very well might be an Android 4.4.3 hinting that Google is readying a maintenance update. Rumor has it that the update will mostly include bug fixes, so one shouldn’t expect anything spectacular.

As far as Spring is concerned those update logs mean a stable network for Nexus 5 users, but we better wait and see if there is a surprise in the package if any!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 14th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Shows Up!

vzw-gs5-devSamsung has started selling their Galaxy S5 in retain stores now and if you have kept yourself even a bit updated then you might’ve come across the news that people have lined up in record breaking numbers to buy the phone.

Right now, Samsung’s site is listing a charcoal black GS5 developer handset for Verizon. The manufacturer has the phone marked as “coming soon” and there’s no pricing available just yet. Considering what the regular Galaxy S5 goes for, the guess goes f0r a price around $600 – $675.

Are you eyeing for an unlocked one, carrier one or a GPe?!

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 13th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Google Is On It’s Way To Re-design Android Once Again!

ap-project-heraSo last week it all started with a small leak showing a possible redesign coming to Gmail with a flat style UI with solid colors and a different approach to handling emails in terms of the overall flow, a more detailed leak from Android Police shows us that things might be changing for real, sooner than later.

AP’s sources not only confirm that an app redesign is on its way, but Google is also getting ready to dramatically change up the way their mobile OS works with what is being internally referred to as Project Hera. he above screenshot shows a newer approach to multitasking that is being internally tested by Google - Not only would you be able to reply to messages without opening full apps, you’d also be able to get a quick view of your navigation app and respond to the information presented!

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The basic idea is to bring Chrome, Google Search and Android as close as possible, so much so that they are seamlessly integrated with the help of HTML5 applets. T

ap-project-hera-2What do you guys think about this radically new approach to Android? It is probably a new build that Google will roll out, probably 4.4.3 or 5.0? Guesses can be numerous, the fact remains that things are changing and so far they seem to be for good!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Google Glass Would Be Available For Everyone For A Single Day?!

glass-bikeEver since Google has announced the Google Glass it has been terribly difficult for the general public to get a hands on it, the Explorer program enabled the media some access to the hardware but apart from that there hasn’t been a gateway for this piece of wearable.

A leaked memo reveals Google’s intent to announce a limited offer whereby anybody interested can place a Glass order without any waitlist or application process – just submit your order and thats it! The memo source hasn’t specified a time frame but it does suggest that Google plans to have it for just a day with an announcement around April 15th.

That said, prices haven’t gone down, Google did promise a lower commercial price point but that definitely isn’t the case. Nevertheless, you do get a free shade or frame which otherwise would cost an additional $225. Will you be ordering a pair for yourself?

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 12th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

LG G3 Will Come With A New Flat UI , 2K Display?!

g3-screenshotThe LG G2 was one of the most innovative pieces of hardware in the Android space last year and this year, it’s about time for LG to announce it’s new flagship, now since Samsung and Sony have both revealed their cards for this year.

While rumors point towards a launch in this quarter itself, June to be precise, we are still itching to see a glimpse of the hardware itself. Looking at the leaked screenshot above, we can pretty much confirm that LG is pretty much confirm it’s going to follow the Flat style UI. And once again, a supposed G3 screenshot seems to confirm the phone’s extended resolution. While we don’t see the full 2560 x 1440 that those last pics were in, the 2048 x 1232 here is clearly beyond 1080.

Maybe thats because of the virtual on-screen buttons being cut off. We’ll have to wait for some more information.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

April 11th, 2014 at 5:04 pm