One of the more impressive wearable devices that was announced at MWC 2015 was the Huawei Watch, the company’s entry into the smartwatch market. The specs were impressive, especially the 400 x 400 resolution screen. However, Huawei did not have estimated pricing or availability ready other than to reveal they were planning to release the Watch in 20 markets around the globe. The Huawei UK Twitter account revealed today that the device is expected “around the middle of this year.” Read more
There are already rumors that the Galaxy Note 5 will sport a 4K display, and even if it doesn’t, it won’t stop 4K displays from landing on your next smartphone.
Sharp just announced their own 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 5.5-inch IGZO display that sports a stunning 806 pixels per inch. This one won’t appear on a smartphone until 2016 since production isn’t scheduled until then.
Samsung continues to expand the Galaxy A series, which represented the first use of metal for Samsung. It was the Alpha back then.
Anyways, based on past trademarks, Samsung is probably readying the A6, A8, and A9, and we now have some information on the A8.
With the recent release of its Flex and Flex 2 smartphones, LG has advanced the field of flexible devices. It seems that the Korean company is looking further down the line though, according to patent D0726,140 that was awarded to it by the United States Patent and Trademark office last week. This new patent shows a design for a foldable smartphone-watch mash-up.
So, you’ve just got your hands on a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge smartphone and you’re already wondering how you can remove some of the bloatware, install a custom recovery or maybe even install firmware developed by a third-party such as Cyanogen. Thanks to Samsung publishing the kernel source code for both handsets, this possibility is now a step closer.
The LastPass password manager app for Android got an update this week to incorporate Google’s Material Design philosophy for Android. As part of the announcement of LastPass’s update, the company also announced they were partnering with Samsung to offer a premium upgrade to buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as part of the Samsung Galaxy Gifts program. Read more
Didn’t pre-order an Apple Watch? That’s probably because you don’t have an iPhone or you did not want to wait weeks or months to get a smartwatch. If you want one right now, maybe the Moto 360 is worth a look because both Best Buy and Amazon (which we mentioned earlier) have select models discounted. The Motorola smartwatch, which is powered by Android Wear, can be purchased for as low as $179.
Check out the models listed in the links below. Let us know in the comments if you purchased one or already have a smartwatch on your wrist.
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Another device has joined the Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy S 4 as devices from Samsung sold by Cricket Wireless. The carrier is now offering the Galaxy Grand Prime to its customers. This entry-level handset, which has decent specifications for the price, comes in white only and costs $179 with a new activation.
Today, millions of people around the world will have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in their hands for the first time. The feeling of unboxing either device, or any device for that matter, cannot be described any better than with the word “anticipation.” Samsung has decided to show that feeling in a new television commercial that captures all moments of anticipation. The commercial covers moments like blowing out a birthday cake or preparing to perform on stage. It closes with excitement all around and everyone interacting with their Samsung devices.
Hit the break for the commercial.
The latest software update to reach the Galaxy Note 4 was seemingly all about Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, Samsung bundled some minor extras of its own. Nothing relates to the user interface, but users will have settings to take a look at.
Hit the break to see what is different.