Didn’t get a chance to catch “What’s Next” from Samsung? Or maybe you did watch it, but your baby was screaming the whole time and you missed most of it. Either way, you can watch it anytime you wish since it’s now available on YouTube. Hit the break for the complete Unpacked Event and see what Samsung has in store. Hint, it’s the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Last week Intel teased new chips for mobile devices and today they officially unveiled them.
The Atom x3 chips are 64-bit and will support dual-SIM 3G or LTE devices (Android or Windows). There will be three different chipsets all under the C3000 series. They include the C3130, which is a dual-core and the C3230RK and C3440, which are both quad-core.
While Mobile World Congress is happening in Barcelona this week, there is also another important event going on at the same time. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Today is Google’s Developer Day and they just unveiled a few new features for Google Play Games and AdMob.
Qualcomm is certainly making some news this week at Mobile World Congress. With a new 820 chip, a collaboration with Cyanogen, and now a new fingerprint sensor that promises to be better than Apple’s Touch ID.
Based on Snapdragon Sense ID, this new fingerprint sensor verifies your fingerprint in 3D using ultrasonic waves. This ultrasonic technology is now being used in biometric security applications. It can “penetrate the outer layers of skin, detecting three-dimensional details and unique fingerprint characteristics, including fingerprint ridges and sweat pores.” What that means is that others won’t be able to use a copy of your fingerprint to break into your phone. Apple’s Touch ID is based on a 2D image scan.
Well this is an interesting deal. Qualcomm has partnered with Cyanogen in order to bring their best software enhancements from Cyanogen OS to Qualcomm’s Reference Design (QRD) devices.
These reference devices will utilize the Snapdragon 200, 400, and 600 Series and is meant to assist device makers of lower cost handsets for developing markets. The Cyanogen OS brings their own launcher and enhancements to Android’s personal information management apps such as the dialer, messaging, contacts, and calendar.
Earlier last month, it was revealed that Google was readying their own MVNO carrier plan. In other words, a seller of other carrier networks, namely Sprint and T-Mobile. Today Sundar Pichai as confirmed that Google will indeed offer some sort of plan. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he didn’t reveal anything else other than it will be “in the coming months.” Reading between the lines, you have to think that they will make an announcement at Google I/O.
Back in January at CES, BlackBerry announced that BBM would get support for Android Wear. Now it’s Mobile World Congress and they are announcing that it’s officially available. You can now read BBM messages in their entirety, respond to them via Google Now or with a pre-defined message, and accept BBM invites all from your Android Wear smartwatch.
The dream Galaxy phone has finally arrived. Samsung showed glimpses of greatness last year with the Alpha, A Series, and Galaxy Note 4, but the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge take things to a whole new level with a brand new manufacturing process.
The Edge version is by far the more intricate device. A new process called 3D Thermoforming involves the insertion of glass between two molds, followed by heating it to 800 degrees Celsius to make it pliable, allowing it to be pressed into a symmetrical shape. This whole process is what gives Samsung the ability to curve the glass at both the right and left sides.
Samsung just took the wraps off of the Galaxy S6, the big thing. The Galaxy S6 will sport an all metal frame with a glass back that is only 6.8 mm thick. The quality is the biggest and brightest feature, but that also means no removable battery and no microSD slot for expanded storage. The good news is that you can buy your S6 with as much as 128 GB of internal storage to ensure that you don’t run out of space.
EE in the UK has announced they will carry the all new HTC One M9. Pre-orders begin March 9th, but they didn’t specify and exact date as to when you will b able to get your hands on it. They will offer it in dual-tone silver and rose gold or single-tone gunmetal grey via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores, but they will also offer a single-tone gold version exclusively for 3 months.