CEO of Cyanogen: Samsung and Apple to get slaughtered by startups within 5 years

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After forming their own corporation with a round of funding, partnering with OnePlus, and now Qualcomm, things are looking up for Cyanogen. CEO Kirt McMaster sat down with Business Insider to talk about the company, and one interesting tidbit came out of the interview.

Kirt believes that Samsung and Apple won’t be able to stay at the top for long. It won’t be companies like Huawei, LG, Motorola, or HTC that will knock them off their perch though, it will be various startups making low cost handsets. Cyanogen could actually be part of that craze as their software will be part of Qualcomm’s Reference Design (QRD) devices that will release in April. Basically it’s the complete software and hardware package that any startup can use to bring a phone to market within 60 days.


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Sprint Galaxy Note 4 now getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Listen up Sprint Galaxy Note 4 owners…..You are about to get Lollipop. Sprint started pushing the update over-the-air, but you know the drill……It could take literally 2 weeks or more until you get yours since it rolls out in stages. Yes, you can keep tapping, Check for Updates, but trust me when I say that it won’t do a thing other than make you feel like you think you are speeding things up.


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Samsung Electronics talks about their new image sensor and NFC IC

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Samsung seems to always look for ways to further improve their customers user experience with their devices. Yesterday the company announced an 8-megapixel (MP) RWB (Red-White-Blue) image sensor based on ISOCELL technology and an NFC (Near Field Communication) integrated circuit (IC) with improved RF (Radio Frequency) performance. According to Samsung’s VP of Systems LSI marketing:

“With our new RWB ISOCELL image sensor for richer images and NFC IC with outstanding RF performance, we are excited to offer mobile users more convenient imaging and connectivity applications.”

The 8MP image sensor will provide much better front facing camera quality with its excellent low light image quality.  BussinessWire goes on to explain how this kind of technology will benefit the user:


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T-Mobile Galaxy S6 to be priced at $699?

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T-Mobile is currently running a contest where you can enter to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6. In doing so, the carrier outed the price ($699). We don’t know which model it’ll be, but one can assume it’s most likely the 32GB variant. Keep in mind that this is $100 more than what the HTC One M9 will cost ($599).

Either way, the pricing is pretty much what we expected. If you’d like to enter the contest, hit up the source link below after the break!


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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 receiving Android Lollipop update

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_3_TA_BackT-Mobile has started pushing out the Android Lollipop update to their version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The upgrade includes all of the normal features and enhancements that Google introduced with 5.0, plus a few carrier specific fixes just for T-Mobile including enhancements to WiFi calling.

If you have a Note 3 on T-Mobile’s network, start checking for the update.
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