Google IO 2015 Coverage

LG takes to its YouTube channel to showcase the G4’s camera


LG’s G4 features one of the best integrated cameras currently on the market and the South Korean company has chosen a tried and tested way to showcase its capabilities. Earlier today, LG Electronics took to YouTube to demonstrate to the world just how powerful the handset’s shooter is by flying it around the United States attached to a drone. The result is pretty astonishing.

Check it out after the break.

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Xiaomi preparing for new global smartphone launch


Xiaomi has scheduled a “Premier” event for April 23rd in New Delhi when many people expect the company to launch a new device for the global market. The device has been described as a “lite” version of the company’s flagship Mi 4 smartphone and appears to be dubbed the Mi 4i. A lower case “i” has figured prominently in the teasers that Xiaomi has been releasing. Read more

LG G4 shows its leather back in new teaser image


Now the cat is out of the bag. On Facebook, LG Mobile posted a teaser image (seen above) that confirms the upcoming LG G4 will be available with a leather back. The leather material spans across the entire back panel with stitching going down the center vertically. The camera trim and rear button setup are highlighted with gold.

The copy of the Facebook post reads the following:

Always have authentic luxury in hand.
The brand new LG G4 with vegetable-tanned leather cover.
See the great, feel the great.

The LG G4 will be announced on April 28.

Source: LG Mobile (Facebook)

Huawei takes to YouTube to tease the launch of the P8


Earlier today, Huawei took to its official YouTube channel to tease the launch of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the P8. The video itself doesn’t reveal anything new about the device, nor does its accompanying caption: “Catch light to spark infinite possibilities”. Although, the repeated use of bright colors during the 1 min 47 sec clip leads us to believe that the 13-megapixel camera on board will include a unique light-capturing feature.

Hit the break to see the full video.

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Xaiomi teasing product announcements for fifth anniversary celebration


On March 31st, Xiaomi will be celebrating their fifth anniversary. To celebrate, the company appears to be ramping up plans to expand beyond the smartphone and tablet product lines they were initially founded on as well as release some updated products in the traditional lines. For example, rumors already exist suggesting Xiaomi is going to release the Mi Pad 2 tablet device. Over the last few days, the company has been releasing some teaser images related to other products they apparently plan to announce at the big celebration. Read more

Sprint feeling the ‘six appeal’ of the Samsung Galaxy S 6


During the Oscars last night, T-Mobile decided to tease the world with the first glimpse of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 6. The image has a glowing Galaxy S 6 with the phrase ‘six appeal’ floating above it. Then, earlier today, AT&T introduced the same teaser and the magenta glow was replaced with blue. Another carrier also joined the fun today, too. The image above was provided by Sprint this evening. Once again, the glow has been switched to match Sprint’s yellow.

Now we are waiting for Verizon to start feeling the ‘six appeal.’

Source: Sprint

Lastest Galaxy S6 teaser promises ultra-fast performance and a longer battery life


Samsung has just published the second teaser in its “The Next Galaxy” Twitter campaign. Vague as ever, this tweet doesn’t reveal much about the Galaxy S6, but it does promise it will have ultra-fast performance on board (“The faster I am, the more that gets done”) and a longer battery life (“And the more time I can give to others”).

If you want to see the tweet and a video teaser for yourself, hit the break below.

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Samsung starts teasing “The Next Galaxy” in new Twitter campaign


Samsung has just kicked off a new teaser campaign entitled “The Next Galaxy” with a Twitter post and video. The 17-second clip gives very little away about the device in question. In fact, it doesn’t show anything at all. The movie is simply intended to get us all excited for its upcoming flagship smartphone, and, we have to say, its succeeded. We can’t wait to see what the South Korean company comes up with.

Anyway, if you want to see the teaser video, hit the break below.

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New OPPO teaser hints at second device


OPPO has scheduled some press events for next Wednesday, October 29th, for the launch of the new OPPO N3 smartphone. A new teaser image posted to OPPO’s Weibo account suggests the company may have a second device to announce at the same time. The image is accompanied by text indicating “One More Step.” The use of “more” could be a subtle suggestion that OPPO has more than one device to announce. Read more