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Microsoft Prepping Smartphone-Laptop Hybrid
By admin on Wednesday January 21, 2015

With Windows 10 due to launch today, it seems Microsoft may have a few surprises up its sleeve, including a rumored smartphone that will also have laptop capabilities. A "phone-laptop" hybrid, but that of course does not mean that the company will launch a laptop sized smartphone, quite the opposite in fact.

Samsung Galaxy S6 to get 4GB of RAM
By admin on Tuesday January 20, 2015

This month we have seen the first smartphones packing 4GB of RAM land in the form of the Asus ZenFone 2 and Xiaomi's Mi Note Pro. Both of those devices pack 64-bit processors and according to sources in Korea, Samsung will match those devices with the launch of the Galaxy S6, with the handset possibly coming with two variants.

Meizu M1 Note Mini due this Month
By admin on Tuesday January 20, 2015

Meizu's 1080p, 8 core, $160 M1 Note smartphone was announced recently and is a compelling option if you want bang for your buck. However, that handset is about to get a smaller version that will likely be called the M1 Note Mini and will be announced January 27.

HTC Android 5.0 Update Schedule Leaks
By admin on Saturday January 17, 2015

The clock is ticking on HTC's promise to update its One M7 and One M8 flagships to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the company promising the bump before the end of this month. We know when those devices will get the new Android build, but what about some of HTC's other smartphones? Well, according to Phone Probe, a new leak from HTCViet reveals when other HTC products will get a lick of Lollipop.

Samsung's Design Chief Once Worked for Jony Ive
By admin on Friday January 16, 2015

Samsung has been accused of copying Apple for a number of years, but the Korean company took a while to deliver the same build quality as its rival. The company's latest smartphones have been built with premium materials and there seems more attention to detail in aesthetic aspects. A big part of the new design turn from Samsung has come from the company's Design Management Center, headed up by 47-year old Lee Don-tae.

Samsung Talks Up Tizen OS
By admin on Thursday January 15, 2015

I have been saying for a long time that Samsung is looking to Tizen long term and if the software is successful the Korean company will make a move from Android for its core products. A Samsung source confirmed this to me, although some commentators still see Tizen as a hobby for the company... It's not. With Tizen smartwatches, TVs, and now a first smartphone (the Z1 launched this week), Samsung is laying a foundation.

Oppo Raises Curtain on R1C
By admin on Thursday January 15, 2015

Oppo delivered its new R1C on Wednesday, the same day numerous reports had suggested the new handset would land. The device will be available from January 20th and will cost $403. There is something iPhone about the design, but not nearly as much as some outlets are claiming... this is not the rip-off others say it is.

2014 Moto G gets Android 5.0.2
By admin on Tuesday January 13, 2015

Motorola has announced that many of its 2013-2014 smartphones will be getting the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the coming weeks. However, some of its devices already have the newest software from Google and in fact the 2014 Moto G is already getting up to speed with the freshest Lollipop builds, 5.0.2.

UK PM David Cameron Targets Whatsapp and Other Messaging Services
By admin on Tuesday January 13, 2015

The fall out of the atrocious terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France has reached the mobile space with British Prime Minister David Cameron taking aim at messaging services such as Whatsapp. He says that encrypted messaging services should be blocked because they do not allow authorities to read them if they need to.

Two Galaxy S6 Devices and a Round Faced Smartwatch
By admin on Tuesday January 13, 2015

A brand new reports seems to add more weight to the rumor that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone flagship will be accompanied by the Galaxy S6 Edge. That second handset will have a folded second screen like the Note Edge and has been oft rumored in the S6 development. Aside from that, it also seems that the talked about round faced Samsung smartwatch will also arrive alongside the flagship handset.