The Gear S2 has had a pretty successful run for Samsung, but like any other piece of technology, there’s certainly something being prepared to take its place. In this case, Samsung is working on a new smartwatch that’s being called Solis that will very likely end up being the Gear S3. Read more
At the start of the year, Alcatel OneTouch strategically chose MWC 2016 as the time and place for a rebranding to happen as its next flagship would debut during the global conference. Its name was shortened to just Alcatel and the company’s logo received a fresh appearance. The turning point in February, however, wasn’t from a new name or logo. Everyone became excited for Alcatel when the Idol 4 and Idol 4S were announced. Between the stunning glass-meets-aluminum design and the high-end specifications, Alcatel was seemingly ready to get serious with the big players at the table.
Now it’s June and Alcatel’s flagship is still not on the market for anyone to buy. So we contacted Alcatel directly to find out where the Idol 4 and Idol 4S are at.
A new report indicates Samsung has started placing orders for components and materials and plans to start ramping up production of the next device in their Galaxy Note line of devices, which we think will be the Galaxy Note 7. Sources indicate Samsung hopes to make the device available immediately after the announcement. Read more
Dubbed Smart Glow, it looks like Samsung could be seriously changing up how the notification LED works on the Galaxy Note 7. According to a new report, a ring around the rear camera will replace the single diode and act as a notification center of sorts.
Now that we’re entering the summer, things are really going to
heat up get interesting in the mobile industry. We’re nearing the launch of flagship devices from Samsung and Apple. Last year, Samsung bumped up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 to cut into potential iPhone sales before Apple debuted the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. This year, all signs are pointing to the next Galaxy Note device coming even earlier than the mid-August launch we saw in 2015.
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We’re just a day away from OnePlus making the OnePlus 3 official, but you know that won’t stop the rumor mill from churning out just a few more photos. The latest leak shows off the device, in the flesh, from the front and back. It’s arguably the clearest look we’ve seen, unless you count the press renders and promotional material. Hit the break to check it out. Read more
It’s a little over halfway through the year, and that means that it’s time for the rumor mill about the next edition of the Galaxy Note series to hit full swing. One of the persistent rumors is that Samsung will avoid calling it the Note 6, and will instead align this year model with the Galaxy S series, giving it the Note 7 moniker instead. Today’s rumor hints that the upcoming handset has a curved screen, which is quite likely considering the popularity of the Galaxy S7 Edge. Read more
When it comes to online goods and services, there isn’t much that Amazon doesn’t do. They offer a large video streaming catalog, a digital video storefront, audiobooks and eBooks, and obviously a large selection of physical goods with two-day shipping through Amazon Prime. There are plenty of Amazon-branded services for you to buy into, and it looks like Amazon is going to expand that with an on-demand music streaming subscription, too. Read more
2016 hasn’t been the smoothest of years for Nest, with rumors that the company isn’t bringing in enough revenue to meet Alphabet’s expectations, to complaints by Nest employees about how the company was being run to the recent news that its CEO, Tony Fadell, left the company because it was in “maintenance mode”. Nest’s new CEO, Marwan Fawaz, has apparently sent a letter to employees hinting at the company’s upcoming product line, as well as confirming that the company is not for sale. Read more
We’re about a week out before the OnePlus 3 officially launches, but now, we’re getting an early look at the device as some official photos of the handset has been posted on Chinese social networking website Weibo.