Everyone wishes their smartphone could be just a little bit more durable. So Samsung is targeting those people with its latest Galaxy S 5 commercial. The commercial, which comes in at just under one minute, takes the Galaxy S 5 through a few situations involving children and the device’s water and dust resistant features. Everything from a water gun fight to some flour smothering the phone to a baby pouring his drink onto the display is included. In all, it proves just how durable the Galaxy S 5 is.
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We have been hearing for a while that Samsung will release a phone with a 2560 x 1440 display, but will it be a Galaxy S 5 variant (Prime or Premium version) or something entirely different such as the Galaxy F series?
It very well could be a Galaxy S 5 variant because it has been revealed that its internal codename is Project KQ (model G900). The Galaxy S 5 was Project K, so KQ puts it in the same family. Turns out that Samsung’s original plan was to have a 2560 x 1440 display on the Galaxy S 5, but they had to scrap it because of production issues. At some point during the development of the device, they decided to stick with a 1080p display.
Now that Google has sold Motorola to Lenovo, the big question is when will we see the first phone from this new partnership? According to China Mobile Alliance, it will be in October or November of this year.
This information comes from an interview with Zhang Hui of Lenovo / MBG (Mobile Business Group), and he also said this phone would be developed by both Lenovo and Motorola from the “ground up.”
At the time of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo launch, the device did not come with Android 4.4 KitKat, which was a little disappointing for some users. Not only that, but because of the fact that the device was not a flagship, users were worried it wouldn’t get the Android 4.4 update for a while. Well, it seems that users didn’t need to fear after all, as Samsung has started pushing out the update.
So far the update is only being pushed out in Korea, but it should be available in other countries soon. The Android 4.4 KitKat update will feature many of the same upgrades that were present on the Galaxy Note 3, including white status bar icons, improved battery life, full screen album art, and so on.
This cannot be sitting well with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine over at Beats. According to Billboard, the Beats Music streaming service is not performing anywhere near to what was expected after the first 100 days. And it does not look like things will be getting any easier as Spotify will be partnering with Sprint with its Framily plan. Beats Music’s partnership with AT&T has not seemed to pay off. Read more
It appears that Google may have inadvertently leaked a screenshot of an updated Dialer application. The official Nexus twitter account posted a screenshot in response to a user’s question asking how to access a call’s duration.
Pictured above, the new look for the dialer application is on the left while the current version is on the right. While this may be an extremely subtle change, it is just the latest in Google’s push to add color to its stock applications.
In the market for a new tablet? Listen up. Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet has finally been made available for pre-order through the company’s online store. The price tag reads $499 for 16GB of storage or $599 when opting for 32GB.
While it may seem expensive, the Xperia Z2 Tablet does pack some punch. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 3GB of RAM sits inside and the display, which is 10-1 inches, features Sony’s TRILUMINOS technology. Also, it is water and dust resistant and ships with Android 4.4 right out of the box. Not bad when you are getting all of that.
Do you plan on purchasing the Xperia Z2 tablet? If not, what tablet do you have your eyes on?
Don’t worry, this will not be anywhere near as outrageous as Netflix’s infamous price hike in 2011. But yes, Netflix does plan on imposing a one or two dollar price hike in some countries in order to cover the cost of new content and improving technology. For current Netflix members, everything will remain the same for the foreseeable future. However, new members will feel the wrath of the price hike.
Here is the quote from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings:
Today on Facebook, LG made it official that Stealth Black will not be the only color option for the upcoming LG G Watch. In addition the the industry standard black option, LG will offer its smartwatch, running Android Wear, in Champagne Gold. The face of the G Watch, however, will remain black.
Information is still scarce about the LG G Watch, but we do know that it will be one of the initial Android Wear smartwatches available.
Source: LG (Facebook)