Besides unveiling its 30-Day Network Guarantee allowing customers to cancel their contracts with no-strings-attached, Vodafone UK has also announced that the LG G5 is now available for purchase for just £9 upfront for the handset on a variety of tariffs. Join us after the break for more details.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reviewed here) handsets are certainly proving to be popular thanks to both the handsets being well-received as well as Samsung and the carriers giving away a Gear VR with each pre-order. Verizon customers had the added bonus of being able to choose between the Gear VR headset or Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch but it seems that demand has outstripped supply of the Gear S2 wearable, with Verizon now informing affected customers of delayed delivery times. Read more
Coachella’s organizers have partnered with Square to bring Android Pay-enabled readers to the event, meaning music lovers can spend with their smartphones.
Samsung’s Gear 360 was unveiled alongside the Galaxy S7 this year, but without a solid release date or price tag. We still don’t have the release date pinned down outside of Q2 2016, but the price for the advanced camera has shown up ahead of launch. If you were expecting something in the $200 range to compete with LG’s 360 Cam, though, you’re in for sticker shock. Read more
Google’s long-term focus is on exploring the power of augmented reality rather than virtual reality, according to a report from The Information. Read more
If you’re interested in the Honor 5X, now’s the time to buy. Three of the phone’s retailers, including Honor itself, are running promotions starting today that include freebies with the Honor 5X for $199. Honor, Amazon, and Newegg are throwing in free earbuds and selfie sticks through the rest of the week.
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Today we received word that LG is working on 15-watt transmission modules to speed the pace of wireless charging.
It’s April 1st, and that can only mean one thing. No, not that LG would release the full G5 promo video starring Jason Statham, although they did, instead April 1st means that it’s April Fool’s Day. And that upstart company that everyone loves to bash, OnePlus, has gotten into the spirit of things with its #GetSandstoned range of lifestyle products. Read more
Fitbit announced a pair of new activity trackers at CES 2016 earlier this year and in the first month since they started shipping, the Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta have seen 1 million units each head out of the warehouse. This has resulted in each of the devices being rated as a Top Seller on Amazon. Read more
Remember when Google’s Benson Leung took it upon himself to test the various USB Type-C cables in order to find out which ones met the standard, and which ones didn’t? Well, it seems that Amazon has decided to help in a different fashion by prohibiting USB Type-C cables that aren’t compliant with the standards set by the USB Implementers Forum Inc. Read more