Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category
Today however, SamMobile has got their hands on a build for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The video below shows the ROM in action. A boost in performance is what can be observed and almost everything seems to be running perfectly fine and much smoother than before. This shows that with fine optimizations, the manufacturer can make earlier devices age more gracefully.
In terms of design, the Lollipop build of the Galaxy S4 is pretty much identical to that on the S5. You have the new notifications that appear on the lockscreen and everywhere else in the UI. The stock apps have been updated with new Material Design UI elements. The multitasking menu also has the new card-style layout.
This is pretty exciting news for all the Galaxy S4 users out there!
Folks outside the US have been waiting for the new Nexus 6 since a couple of days. Google finally has some good news for you’ll - The Nexus 6 has gone live on 12 additional countries around the world, although it’s not yet available for purchase.
The list of additional countries includes Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. The versions and the prices have been listed on the respective Play Stores but they aren’t taking pre-orders or shipping them yet.
The phone should go on sale shortly with early stocks being limited as usual. Are you planning on getting yourself a Nexus 6?
The stainless steel version of the Apple Watch is going to start at $500, a new rumor claims. While that may be expensive for a smartwatch, it’s going to be a lot less than what you’ll need to pay for the gold variation – between $4,000 and $5,000. $5,000 is also what one analyst believed the most premium variant would go for.
The $349 price tag which was previously announced by Apple will only be for the Aluminium model apparently. The top model is equivalent or rather even more than an entry level Mac Pro Which can enable you to be a pro-film editor. Is it just style and elegance or something else that justifies your actuation to buy it?
A working version of the new software fell in the hands of eager bloggers who posted several screenshots. Unlike the Nexus brand, the LG G3 features a customized Optimus interface and that won’t change with Lollipop. The leaker reports that however in action, the UI feels a lot smoother than before. It also features shadows and animations that Lollipop is all about.
Sony has today made the Android 4.4.4 update official for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet. Sony has appended some excitement to the relatively small update as well. Both the Z2 and the Z2 Tablet will get PS4 Remote Play functionality, following in the footsteps of the Z3 family. This means the smartphone and tablet will be able to act as a remote screen and to connect to and control your games on the PlayStation 4.
The Z2 series also receives the ability to play Hi-Res audio via the USB port as well. Other updates include a new Battery Stamina mode and smart camera modes ported over from the Z3 as well. Do you happen to own one of these devices? Are you excited about the new features?
Both of these will become available on November 7, so this Friday. In its main promo image for the duo (which you can see below), AT&T proudly states that it’s exclusively offering the Desire Eye. The purchase will set you back $549.9 and $149 if you choose to go with a 2 year contract.
If you plan to buy the RE together with the Eye then you can avail a discount of $50 on the latter. Are you looking to buy this selfie focused smartphone from HTC?
The Nexus 9 is now the first of the 3 new Nexus devices which is out in the public as of today and it runs the latest, final build of Android. Today in more than one ways makes the day when Google announces the official rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop to select Nexus devices.
Google also keeps with this Android 5.0 push as it releases a new version of Calendar, updated with a complete Material Design makeover. We have received a couple of updates including the Play Store, Calender, Play Music and now the new Gmail and Calender app and even Google Drive are redesigned.
Even with no Nexus OTAs just yet, we’re keeping our eyes open for the first sign of any, and will update you the moment we pick up news of anything incoming.
Source: Android Blog
It seems iPhone 6 will be one of its hot promotions this year – it will offer it on half the price if you opt to get in on contract. A leaked flyer for the upcoming promotion reveals Sam’s Club will offer the Apple iPhone 6 for $99 for the 16GB flavor with a two-year contract. The 64GB and 128GB models will be available for purchase as well for $199 and $299 respectively.
The number of units shall be limited but the offer shall stretch till December 31. There may as well be a few iPad promotions, we shall keep you updated!
The Samsung Gear S may look like something you absolutely like or dont – depending on what kind of person you are. If you belong to the former category or wouldn’t mind trying a new piece of tech then this can get you excited – T-Mobile announced that they would be carrying the Gear S SIM-enabled smartwatch.
AT&T and Sprint has just announced their pricing and availability details. AT&T will offer you the Samsung Gear S for $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T’s suggests add the Gear S to a Mobile Share plan for $10 per month.
Sprint’s take on the pricing is similar to T-Mobile’s – the Samsung Gear S will cost you $0 upfront on Sprint plus 24 payments of $16 (a total of $384). The best thing you can do on Sprint is also to add the Gear S on a Family Share Plan for $10 per month.
Samsung Gear S will become available on both AT&T and Sprint on November 7.
A Champagne gold color option of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch was briefly available on a pre-order on Amazon but it seems the product pages were pulled.
The smartwatch was up with two strap sizes – 18mm (shown below) and a 23mm one, both matching the color and both metal. Motorola started shipping Moto 360s to owners in two color options – silver and black – and with only leather watchstraps, leaving the metal ones for the fall.
The metal bands themselves will be offered for $80 per band. The 23mm one was made available on Amazon for a brief period before it got pulled away – for $299 and the shipping period was for 2 to 3 months later. We do know that Gold Moto 360s are on their way. Let’s wait till we get it from Motorola themselves.