We were already pretty sure HTC’s upcoming flagship would continue the naming pattern it has used on its previous two flagships, the One M7 and One M8.
Its next top device, which is expected for a Mobile World Congress 2015 launch, will be named the One M9.
This information not only comes from the pattern of names from its past two flagships, but in the HTML on a webpage hosted by HTC, there is mention of the “HTC One M9.” There are no parentheses included, either, so the name might drop them — they were used in the One (M8).
Sling TV, Dish Network’s self-proclaimed “cable-killer,” has struck a deal with EPIX cable movie network to bring more than 2,000 on-demand titles to customers.
The news comes after last week, the company also signed a deal with AMC channels to its core-package ($20) which already has ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, HGTV, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, ABC Family, TNT, Food Network and the Disney Channel.
The EPIX content will be available through a paid add-on package — the cost of the package is not yet public.
Netflix is clearly more embedded in our homes than the EPIX service, but this certainly makes Sling TV a whole lot more enticing for those looking to drop their cable subscriptions.
Source: NY Daily News
Earlier today, Samsung announced on its official blog that it will be launching its first ever ruggedized tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active, in India in the “near future”. Although an exact launch date hasn’t been specified yet, we do have some information with regards to pricing.
Following AT&T’s lead, Sprint has today started rolling out the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded models of LG’s flagship smartphone, the G3, located in the United States.
As from today, residents in India can purchase the LTE model of Google’s latest tablet, the Nexus 9, directly from Amazon for Rs. 43,073 ($692). The slate is currently available in either black or white from the retailer, and will be despatched from the warehouse the day after your order has been placed.
If you have had your eye on the Dell Venue 8 7000, now might be a good chance to grab one. Best Buy has it on sale for $369.99 ($30 off), plus they are giving you a bonus. That would be 1 year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, which is a $69.99 value. On top of all this, they are including Free shipping.
The Office 365 subscription will include one PC or Mac plus one iPad or Select Windows Tablet. I am hoping they failed to mention Android in the notes since Microsfot Office is now available on Android tablets.
Samsung announced earlier today that a new Exynos 7 Octa chip is now ready for mass production. It’s the first processor using 14nm FinFET technology. 14nm is much better than the current 20nm offering, and it boosts performance by 20% and power by 35%.
The performance is the key here since this is likely the chip that will power the upcoming Galaxy S 6. the S6 will sport a smaller battery than the S5 (2,600 vs 2,800 mAh), but hopefully the FinFET technology will ensure no drop in battery life.
The new chip is also 64-bit and is an octa-core.
The Galaxy S 6 will most likely be a lot thinner than the Galaxy S 5, but one major downside could be the battery. Not only will it be non-removable, it actually might be smaller than its predecessor.
One would think that Samsung could fit the new Galaxy S 6 with at least the same size battery as the S5 since battery technology keeps evolving, but unfortunately that won’t be the case. It’s expected to come in at 2600 mAh as opposed to 2800 mAh on the S5, which is about 7% less.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S last summer, which was only 6.6 mm thick. A follow up will come at some point this year, and the word is it will be thinner than the iPad Air 2, which is only 6.1 mm thick.
The Tab S 2 will also sport a metal frame, which isn’t a surprise based on what we have been seeing from the Korean powerhouse.
It was just a couple of days ago that we ran a story covering the launch of the Aqua Star L, Intex’s first handset running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Today, the Indian-based manufacturer has launched the Aqua Star II, a very similar specced handset running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.