It's easy to forget that the Galaxy S5 is still Samsung's current flagship smartphone. So many devices have come after it that it feels older than it is, but the S5 is still very much in the loop and remains a potent high end device. It is also has plenty of time left on the clock in terms of receiving updates, so it is no surprise to see the Sprint variant receive a new software bump.
If you are rocking an Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and are in the right place, you can grab some free movies courtesy of Sony. The Japanese company has made three different movies available free of charge for the above mentioned devices, although the offer is only for those living in the US, UK, France and Spain.
We previewed Nokia's new N1 tablet earlier in the week and like everybody else in the tech press were instantly drawn to how much the device looks like Apple's iPad Mini, a slate that it is a direct competitor to.
The flip phone may have been the go to device for business types and indeed consumers around a decade ago, but they sort of went away when the smartphone touchscreen form factor took hold. However, the Korean giants LG and Samsung have been keeping them alive in the Asian markets (Japan and China) where they are still actually desirable handsets.
It's hard to believe that Xiaomi is only four years old. Founded in 2010 the Chinese company has risen to prominence in a short time and is now the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The brand has passed industry giants such as Sony, HTC, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, and Huawei and now sits behind Apple and of course Samsung. However, Xiaomi?s has not finished just yet and has its crosshairs firmly pointed at top spot.
We are running out of companies who are NOT making smartwatches, even the ones who do not currently have a wearable have signalled their intentions to do so in the near future. Which leads us on to Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has shook the smartphones industry (especially Samsung) over the last two years.
Most reviews for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus claimed the handsets have among the best smartphone cameras ever made, and yours truly believes alongside some Nokia PureView efforts that is true. What is not up for debate is that Apple is one of the leading companies in smartphone camera technology with its iSight shooter.
Microsoft was speaking in Germany and had plenty to say about Windows Phone and its newly acquired line of Lumia devices. The giant claimed that 50 million Lumia devices have now been activated, but of course most of those sales are thanks to Nokia and not Microsoft, with Redmond only buying the Finnish company's phone business this year.
Jolla has decided to turn its hand to tablets as the company has confirmed that it wants to build a slate that will have some good specs and come with an enticing price tag. Known as the Jolla Tablet, the device will run the company's own Sailfish operating system, which may be a deal breaker for many people.
Meizu's MX4 flagship is a solid device that was launched earlier in the year, but there have been persistent rumors of late that the company would update the device as a sort of superphone version. That handset has arrived today in the form of the Meizu MX4 Pro, a device that lands with just about every flagship box checked.