Facebook has just started rolling out Safety Check — its new emergency check-in feature, which enables users of the social network to quickly alert friends and family that they’re safe during times of natural disasters and crises.
Samsung just announced a new successor to the Exynos 5, the Exynos 7. According to Samsung, the new processor is 57 percent more powerful than its predecessor. The kicker here is that the older processor, the Exynos 5 5430 is powering one of the variants of the new Galaxy Note 4. However it looks the new processor will be doing the same.
The first Galaxy Golden was originally marketed as a premium flip-smartphone with some less than premium specs. The original had a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, two 3.7-inch screens (800×480) displays and Android 4.2. We’re not sure how successful the Golden was but it appears that Samsung saw enough purchases to make a sequel and this go-around shows some better specs.
Will.i.am has been talking about launching a smartwatch for a long time now, and finally unveiled the device at Dreamforce. The Puls is a device that wraps around your wrist, allows you to access popular social networking and has a built-in virtual assistant. But don’t call it a watch, Bill prefers you call it a cuff. “Watches don’t have SIM cards”, the multi-platinum artist proclaims, clearly clueless about the Samsung Galaxy Gear S.
Nexus phones traditionally have average to lousy cameras, and I am not expecting anything different with the Nexus 6. Let’s face it, Motorola makes great hardware, but camera quality is something they never figured out.
Google’s Nexus 6 page has the term “More epic shots” with the 13 MP rear camera and f/2.0 lens. I continue to remain skeptical since I have already seen what the Moto X (2014) is capable of doing.
The Nexus 9 is easily the most hotly-anticipated Android tablet of the year and over the past few days has shown its face in teaser videos, renders and cartoons, and while we may have to wait until later this month to get our hands on one, Techrum user tdiddy-2 has uploaded a ton of photos of the upcoming tablet to the Vietnamese forum. Thanks to Italian site Webtrek we also have a couple videos of the tablet in action. The official keyboard case also makes an appearance in the photos. Hit the break for the motherload.
Not long after acquiring Motorola, Lenovo have announced big plans to establish a new brand of smartphones for the Chinese Market on April 1, 2015. The tech giant is looking to take on companies like Xiaomi and Meizu by focusing on direct-to-consumer sales and an internet-based business model. They also plan to put a strong focus on app development.
Today Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is its latest mobile OS. However, it seems that Google may have more up its sleeve.
Starting October 16th, Verizon will increase the number of monthly payments Edge customers must make from 20 to 24 months in order to upgrade to a new device.
Amazon’s Games Studio has a mantra of quality over quality; releasing few games, but keeping them superb. Today it announced three more games it’s been working on that will be released onto the market soon.