It appears that Flipkart, an India-based company, will be the only retailer selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini in the country.
The phone (SM-G900) will be on sale in the next few days. This is not Flipkart’s first go-around with device exclusivity — the company was the only retailer to offer the Moto G in India last February.
Via: GSM Arena
Source: FlipKart Facebook
Samsung is definitely leading the smartwatch pack in terms of how many models they’ve released, and while one of these devices runs the new and exciting Android Wear, three of them run Samsung’s own Tizen OS, which Samsung has no plans to abandon. In fact, Samsung are now boasting that there are over 1,000 apps available for their Tizen-powered watches and have released a handy infographic to help you find what they consider the best of the best.
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nyugen hasn’t yet added his hit game back to the Play Store, but his new game, Swing Copters, has been getting a ton of popularity in the past few weeks.
However, the game has received reviews asking him to make it easier, as many have said that it’s been too difficult to rack up even one point while playing.
In an update released today (now version 1.1), Swing Copters has been improved so users can better predict the character’s movement, thus making it easier to play the game. There are also unspecified bug fixes.
If you deleted the game on its first go-around, now may be a good time to pick it back up (if you’re into this kind of stuff). Hit the break for the link to the game in the Play Store.
Just when I was complaining about not enough Chromecast apps as compared to the Fire TV, along comes a couple of new ones. Google just announced that both NPR One and WatchABC are ready for casting. Both apps give you ability to watch on demand programs around the clock.
With the NPR One app, you can enjoy various programs such as Morning Edition, Snap Judgement, and Wait Wait….Don’t Tell Me!
With WatchABC, you can watch just about any favorite ABC show like Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Dancing with the Stars. However, you will need to sign in with a participating TV provider account which include, AT&T U-verse, BEK TV, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Yadtel, and Verizon FiOS.
DirecTV where are you?
A new analysis of the Amazon Fire Phone, introduced last month, suggests sales of the device have not exactly been lighting things up. This is in contrast to news yesterday showing that Amazon appears to have a hit on their hands with the Amazon Fire TV. However, the device has only been out for a short period of time, so things could still turn around for Amazon.
Because Amazon does not share figures regarding the number of actual devices, analysts have to infer how their devices are doing in the market. In the case of the Amazon Fire Phone, analysts have combined data from Chitika and comScore to estimate Amazon has sold no more than about 35,000 Fire Phones.
It looks like Verizon is ready to flip the switch on its VoLTE (voice over LTE) and HD voice services. According to Big Red, the initial rollout will take place in “the coming weeks.”
The good news is that it will be nationwide instead of only a few select areas like their competitors. However, it will be limited to select devices and customers will have to opt-in to use the service. VoLTE will work wherever this is LTE-data coverage.
Another day, another T-Mobile deal. Starting September 3, you will be able to add a tablet (any tablet) to a postpaid Simple Choice phone plan for only $10 per month, and T-Mobile will match your LTE data plan (up to 5 GB per month) specifically for the tablet. So if you happen to have a 5 GB plan for your phone, you will also get an additional 5 GB for your tablet. It doesn’t matter which plan, whether it be a 1 GB plan, 3 GB plan or whatever else, you will get that same matching data reserved for your tablet. This is on top of the 200 MB that you already get for free, not that it’s a big deal.
Does this offer make you want to switch to T-Mobile? Full presser after the break.
The Moto G has been the hottest selling Motorola phone in history so we are expecting big things with the Moto G2. Speaking of big, it’s going to be bigger in the literal sense. Last year’s Moto G had a 4.5-inch display, but this years G2 will sport a full 5-inches with smaller bezels. It’s also going to get upgraded to 720p (1280 x 720).
The main camera is also getting an upgrade from 5 MP to 8 MP, and a microSD slot should be standard now. Probably the biggest surprise has to be front-facing stereo speakers, something that is never found on budget devices. Throw in a Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, and a removable back that can be customized, and you have a winner.
Google is making progress towards an Android One release, and should have the initiative ready by September. Android One is supposed to be capable of offering the most recent, powerful software experience to low-end specced phones.
LG announced the LG G3 Stylus in order to offer choice among low-tier phones for stylus usage. The device will feature LG’s QuickMemo+, Dual Window, Smart Keyboard, Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Knock Code, much like LG’s other offerings on the market of late. Although not fair competition for the Note 4, the G3 Stylus will house a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch qHD screen (960 x 540, not 2K), 8 GB of storage with an SD slot, and 1 GB of RAM. The camera is impressive–much like LG’s other low-end phones–and the entire machine will run on a very capable 3,000 mAh removable battery.