Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini to sport a 4.47-inch display

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Thanks to an image from the Zauba site, we may have a confirmation on the size of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini’s display. The image shows to have the device sporting a 4.5″ (4.47″ to be exact) Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 720p. Other specs of the device include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage paired with an 8MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera. The mini will also have IP67 certification just like it’s bigger brother.


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Google Now aims to make your shopping life a little easier

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We previously reported that Google Now helps your shopping at a mall easier by providing you a list of what stores are available in that mall. Now it looks like the much popular assistant will also aim to make shopping easier on yourself by reminding you of products that you’ve searched for and if they’re in the area (if you’re currently near a store).

Let us know if these “shopping cards” have popped up for you already!

source: Google+

Samsung confirms the existence of what could be a Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800F)

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It’s no surprise Samsung is working on a Galaxy S 5 Mini considering its predecessors received the same treatment, but at least we have Samsung to actually solidify the rumors of the said device. The S5 Mini should garner the model number of SM-G800 and as you can expect the specs will be in the mid-range tier. You can expect a 4.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 2MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear camera. Just like it’s big brother, the Mini will also be dust and water-resistant.

You can expect the official announcement of this device in June. Until then, stay tuned!

source: Samsung
via: Phone Arena

Samsung plans an event for May 28th; Expect it to be centered around your ‘health’

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With Samsung’s new Galaxy S 5 features clearly centering around “health,” it looks like they’re not stopping there as the company has planned an event for May 28th with the slogan of “A New Conversation Around Health Is About To Begin.” With the GS5′s heart rate monitor to their Gear Fit device, it’s clear that Samsung has taken akin to marketing their devices around health-centric features. Looks like in a couple of weeks we’ll see what else Samsung has for us, so stay tuned!

source: Engadget

BLU announces its new flagship, the Life Pure XL smartphone

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BLU has announced their new flagship smartphone in the Life Pure XL. This device will initially be available today exclusively at Amazon.com for $399.00 for the 32GB black version, followed by a white variant on May 9th.  The 16GB configuration will be going on sale for $349.00 in June, along with the introduction of Royal Blue and Glimmer Pink colors. What can you expect with this device you ask? Here are the full specifications:


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According to the IDC, tablet sales are steadily declining

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According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), tablet sales have showed a significant decrease for this years Q1 sales as compared to 2013′s Q1 sales. We’ll use Apple and Samsung as examples considering they are by far the two largest tablet distributors in the world. During Q1 of this year Apple shipped 16.4 million units and Samsung had 11.2 million, which is a bit down for Apple compared last years Q1 as Apple had 19.5 million shipped and Samsung actually gained at 8.5 million.


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Check out the latest news on Google’s attempt to expand Google Fiber

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Earlier this year, we reported that Google had 34 cities in mind to expand their Google Fiber product. While we’re almost mid-way through the year, we haven’t heard much of their progress until today. According to Google, they have actually been busy in preparations to prepare Google Fiber for those said cities. Google is currently working through a “checklist” on what needs to be done and almost finished. One of the main things that Google still needs to accomplish in order to come through with their promise would be getting approval from several city councils in regards to its “fiber huts” which would house thousands of glass fibers to coordinate the network.

This is certainly good news and I’m eager for Google to expand Fiber, as I’m sure you are too. Check out the source link below for the official blog post from Google pertaining to this.

source: Google Fiber Blog

Sony introduces their latest open source project ‘EvolutionUI’

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One of Sony’s development research employees recently unveiled their latest project dubbed as EvolutionUI. It’s essentially a phone UI that gets “better” in time the more you use it. In essence, think of it like a video game as you receive “achievements” of sorts. I’m not exactly too keen on the idea, and by the looks of the comments in the video, many share my sentiments. Nonetheless, it is something new and worth a look at. Check out the video below after the break and let me know what you think of it. Even if you may not like it, do you see any upside to it? My guess is it may fare well towards users that are just starting to use a smartphone.


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