To bring a little excitement prior to CES, Qualcomm took to its Twitter account to post a small teaser of a ‘mysterious’ phone that will be powered by their Snapdragon 800 processor. This new device will debut during CES and while the brand of the phone hasn’t been released, all indications point towards it being from LG (most likely the rumored LG Flex 2). Read more
The Humble Mobile Bundle that is currently being offered by Noodlecake Studios recently added four new titles. Alongside the original 6 games (Super Strickman Golf 2, Pumped BMX 2, Wayward Souls, Wave Wave 2.o, Devious Dungeon and Mikey Boots), Blocks Cometh, Flappy Golf, Mage Gauntlet and Box Cat have been added to the bundle. Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Max and the Galaxy A7 smartphones have just been revealed by a leak in Korea. Both appear to be midrange offerings with a launch expected to take place in South Korea next month. It is said that both smartphones will join the Galaxy A5 in Samsung’s midrange smartphone lineup. Read more
Accessing Gmail in China through a web browser such as Chrome or Safari has been blocked for some time now, and earlier today the Chinese government revoked access to the mail service though both official and third-party mobile applications — making it practically impossible for the standard internet user to access.
Whether you are a new Android device owner trying to figure out where to start when it comes to apps or a long-time user that may be worried they have missed something along the way, Google hopes to help you out with a new list in the Google Play Store. Google has gone through the library of more than 1 million apps in their app store and created a list of 127 “must have” apps for Android.
Most of the apps on the list are free and many of them are the familiar apps you might expect like Netflix, eBay, Spotify, Hulu, or a variety of news sources. There are some others that you may not be so familiar with that may help you squeeze the most use out of your device as possible. To check out all the apps, just hit the source link.
How many of these have you installed? Do you think Google missed an app?
source: Google Play Store
According to an industry insider, Samsung will cease production of the Galaxy Alpha as soon as existing inventory of its materials run out. ET News reports that the reasoning behind this decision is partly due to the Terminal Distribution Structure Improvement Act recently passed in South Korea, which has resulted in more consumers favouring budget-friendly smartphones.
Although major manufacturers of smartphones like Samsung, HTC or Apple will talk about how thin their flagship devices are, there is a whole class of companies that walk the walk in pursuit of the title of world’s thinnest smartphone. One of those companies that is always in the hunt is Gionee. Their most recent device, the Gionee Elfie S5.5 managed to lay claim to the title for much of 2014. They appear to have released the successor to that smartphone, pushing the boundaries a little bit while at the same time rebranding themselves as Kazam. Read more
A few weeks ago, Poland was the first country to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy S5. The rollout was also reported in South Korea and hinted at in France, but we’ve yet to see much more action in Europe.
Now, after a simple hop over the Alps and Pyrenees, Spain appears to be the next European country in line to receive the Lollipop update on the S5 SM-900F variant. The OTA brings the software version to G900FXXu1BNl9.
The HTC Hima is making its rounds through the rumor mill today, including showing up in some AnTuTu benchmarks. The benchmark was run by a device with the model HTC6535LVW, which may end up being the Verizon version of the variant if the last two letters of the model are anything to go by.
Hardware for the Hima is exactly what we’d expect from a 2015 flagship caliber device: there’s a Snapdragon 810 on board, 3 GB of RAM, and a 5-inch 1080p screen. Personally, I’m glad HTC isn’t racing to shove a ridiculously high resolution screen in their device instead of a fantastic 1080p display, if these benchmarks end up being accurate. Read more
We know the OnePlus Two is coming in the next few months, so we should expect a handful of leaks and rumors about the device in the coming weeks. This time, we have a Chinese retailer that has prematurely listed the handset for presale, complete with a relatively high price tag and a full set of specs.
According to the listing, the OnePlus Two will sport a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of non-expandable internal storage, and Color OS based on Android 4.4. The rear camera is a 16 megapixel shooter with a 5 megapixel front camera. The asking price for the flagship is set at about $538, which is much higher than what the original OnePlus One was priced at, and it will supposedly ship on February 10th. Read more