Samsung highlights thinness, weight and screen resolution in new Galaxy Tab S promotional video

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We all know Samsung’s main competition in the tablet market is Apple — the company was smart to release an ad this week highlighting the advantages of its Galaxy Tab S over the iPad Air.

The video highlighted the thinness, weight and screen resolution of the Tab S relative to the iPad Air, which in all categories, it seemed to win.

Of course this is just an ad so interpretation is up to you, but do you think Samsung has a shot at beating Apple and winning the market share battle for tablets? Hit the break for the full video.


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Nike+ running app to come pre-loaded on Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

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Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch is now official, so it’s up to the company and third-party developers now to begin making apps available for the device.

Samsung recently announced a new partnership with Nike in a press release — Gear S owners will be able to download the Nike+ Running app, which utilizes the device’s GPS and 3G connectivity to track fitness data.

The app comes pre-loaded on the device and can track their runs and record data all while their phone remains at home.

The features appear to be the same as the usual Nike+ Running App, except this is optimized for the Gear S.

Source: Samsung

ZTE’s Warp Sync comes to Boost Mobile for only $179.99 off-contract

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Boost Mobile, the off-contract wireless division for Sprint, is now offering the ZTE Warp Sync for $179.99 off-contract.

You can get the device now online — in-store purchases can’t be made until September 1.

The phone is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, has a 5-inch display, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. You’ll also get 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. There’s an 8MP rear shooter with a 1.6MP front camera. The battery is 2300mAh.

Any Boost customers liking this new offering? Hit the break for the full press release.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to be exclusive to only one retailer in India

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It appears that Flipkart, an India-based company, will be the only retailer selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini in the country.

The phone (SM-G900) will be on sale in the next few days. This is not Flipkart’s first go-around with device exclusivity — the company was the only retailer to offer the Moto G in India last February.

Via: GSM Arena
Source: FlipKart Facebook

New ‘Swing Copters’ update makes gameplay easier, less frustrating for users

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Flappy Bird creator Dong Nyugen hasn’t yet added his hit game back to the Play Store, but his new game, Swing Copters, has been getting a ton of popularity in the past few weeks.

However, the game has received reviews asking him to make it easier, as many have said that it’s been too difficult to rack up even one point while playing.

In an update released today (now version 1.1), Swing Copters has been improved so users can better predict the character’s movement, thus making it easier to play the game. There are also unspecified bug fixes.

If you deleted the game on its first go-around, now may be a good time to pick it back up (if you’re into this kind of stuff). Hit the break for the link to the game in the Play Store.


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Sony to make waterproofing a gold standard among its 2015 midrange devices

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These days we’re starting to see waterproofing as a premium feature on many manufacturers’ flagship devices, and Sony is looking to change that.

In 2015, Sony plans to make the feature a gold standard among its 2015 mid-rangers, not only its flagships. It’s a nice addition, and is sure to pick up sales for the company unless other manufacturers follow suit with the trend.

Sony currently has the most waterproof device on the market, the Xperia M2 Aqua, which is rated for both IP65 and IP68 protection, allowing the device to be insusceptible to jets of water and can also be underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Source: DigiTimes

Promo picture, specs revealed for upcoming Sony Z3 Tablet Compact

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We fully expect the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact to be unveiled at IFA 2014 next week in Berlin, but it looks like we have some more information for you earlier than launch, as usual.

In addition to a leaked photo (above) of the tablet paired with Sony’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, we have some specs for you. (Also of note: the devices above are next to a pool. This could be hinting at water-proofing on both of the devices.)


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“Ready to note?” Samsung teases upcoming Galaxy Note 4 and S Pen in new video

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The Galaxy Note 4 is set for launch on September 3 and Samsung is busy preparing its marketing campaign for the masses.

A new video shows off the S Pen, which will come with the Galaxy Note 4 — nothing really new or exciting in the video, but for those who haven’t laid their eyes on a Galaxy Note before, it may be of some interest.

Stay tuned this week for more information on the device, and be sure to hit the break to watch the video.


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Moto Luge product page leaks on Best Buy’s site, will be geared toward Verizon pre-paid customers

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We’ve seen multiple new DROID devices and now a stretchy Nexus X leak — but the Moto Luge? That’s new.

Apparently this device will be a Verizon exclusive, and will be targeted to prepaid customers — the service recently received 4G LTE support, so this adds to the carrier’s offering for those consumers.


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LG G3 customers having issues with cracks in microphone area

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If you’ve got an LG G3, you might know exactly what I’m talking about — or you might find out pretty soon.

It appears that G3 customers from all over the world are having issues with the microphone area cracking. It’s becoming a pretty common issue, so we expect that LG as well as the carriers know about this already and are prepared to give out new devices to those who have had the issue with their device.

Hit the break for photos to see what we mean.


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