Google IO 2015 Coverage

The Xperia Z3+ has a slightly brighter, warmer display than the Z3

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It was just a couple of days that Sony announced that the Xperia Z4, as it known in Japan, would be released to the rest of the world as the Xperia Z3+. One of the main complaints is that the Z4/Z3+ isn’t much different than the outgoing Xperia Z3. Apart from the handset being ever so slightly lighter and thinner, its processor being upgraded to the Snapdragon 810 and its MicroUSB socket changing position and making do without a protective tab, there isn’t really much to talk about.

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OnePlus is upset that Verizon is using the #NeverSettle hashtag

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Have you ever used a catchphrase and then become annoyed when someone else began using it in earshot of you? Well, that’s kinda like how OnePlus is feeling at the moment, thanks to Verizon Wireless using the #NeverSettle hashtag in an advertising campaign. To make matters even more confusing, T-Mobile has also been using the same hashtag in its attempt to attract Verizon Wireless customers.

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Mi Store officially coming to the U.S., UK, Germany and France on June 1

Xiaomi’s online accessory shop will officially arrive in the U.S., UK, Germany and France according to a banner on the company’s official site. We must note that the company only intends to sell its accessories such as headphones, power banks and the Mi Band wearable through this store and you still won’t be able to purchase their phones in any of the aforementioned markets. Read more

Samsung’s patent application reveals big future plans for Gear VR

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A new patent application filed by Samsung has surfaced, revealing its plans to expand usefulness of the Gear VR that was launched last year. Samsung released high-end handsets such as the Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge and the Note 4, but the VR headsets have not been used to their full strength.

However, all of that is about to change according to Oculus CEO John Carmack. The company is planning to use Samsung’s marketing might during the next major release of the Gear VR due in September. Now, new USPTO documents have revealed a road map of what the upcoming Gear VR headsets will be capable of.

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