Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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    The Apple Watch is coming, there's no doubt about it. It would have been better (for the company, and potential users) if Apple would have done what they usually do with "available now", instead of letting six months pass from the introduction to availability, but that's not up for debate here. Mid-to-late spring is when the Apple Watch will probably be available (that is likely April, instead of March), but, even so, we've got something to get you through the waiting. The companion application via which the Apple Watch will keep in touch with your iPhone or iPad will most likely have the ...

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    The leaks just keep on coming, and there's no indication of them slowing down, with less than a month to go until the official Samsung pre-MWC event. Whether one phone with dual curved screen, or a flagship and a curved screen variant, the Galaxy S6, as the company's 2015 flagship, is coming, and according to SamMobile, it will be available in four colors. The 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, was also available in four colors: from left to right, above, electric blue, copper gold, shimmery white, and charcoal black. If this report turns out to be true, the Galaxy S6 colors will also be four, ...

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    Looks like it is going to be one busy Mobile World Congress: flagships are expected from HTC (the One M9), Samsung (the Galaxy S6 and/or the Galaxy S Edge), and others, including Lenovo's follow-up to the 2014 Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, introduced around the Berlin IFA. Thanks to a Weibo posting, we can both look at what is claimed to be the Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro, and learn about its tentative specifications. Lenovo will reportedly reduce the size of the phone, from the six-inches of the Z2 Pro, to somewhere around 5.5-inches, on the Vibe Z3 Pro. The smartphone will feature a solid metal frame, ...

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    "Lumia 930, 1520 and Lumia Icon will get “Hey Cortana” voice activation as part of the Lumia Denim update", says the official wording from Microsoft. This feature would basically allow certain Denim-powered phones to be on the lookout for the "Hey Cortana" keyword, which would activate the functionality to further improve the user experience. This is based on chipset features which enable the phone to listen to certain keywords (in this case, "Hey Cortana") in order to trigger a feature. However, in the UK, the O2 Lumia 930 Denim update rollout has begun; strangely, the "Hey Cortana" ...

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    March 1 will be, as we've officially learned yesterday, the date to circle in your calendars for Samsung's special, pre-MWC, Unpacked event. The company is expected to announce its 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S6, but there are two theories at the moment: either the Galaxy S6 will have a Galaxy Note Edge-like curved screen, or the Galaxy S6 will be accompanied by a Galaxy S Edge, as the official invite hints a curved screen. In any case, it is not a good time to lose a senior executive, especially if the person who resigns is head of strategic marketing for the company’s mobile business. ...

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    We've been waiting for the larger iPad -- tentatively named the iPad Pro -- to officially surface for the longest time, and that's not necessarily because we need it, but because the slate has been rumored for more than a year. The last time we heard about it, it had a 12.2-inch screen and we've seen some alleged schematics, and then, more recently, aside from more rumors, we've also seen a render comparing how the tablet would look next to the 12-inch MacBook Air (another device which is in a rumor stage, as Apple currently only has an 11 and a 13-inch MacBook Air). This time we're ...

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    …and that’s not entirely Microsoft’s fault. After watching the Microsoft Windows 10 event I decided to give Windows Phone another shot, for a week. It was either that, or because I missed using the platform; it could have also been because I wanted to see what’s new in Windows Phone 8.1, or that getting an Xbox One for two weeks pushed me to it. So I used Windows Phone exclusively for a week (I still have until Sunday, though it's a pain), on an HTC One M8. I’m putting it back in the drawer and switching back to my previous phone, on another platform. Windows Phone is not good ...

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    Folks, this topic will either become subject to one of the most accurate reports and leaks of the year so far, or it will turn out to be the biggest smoke curtain/rumor fails of 2015. TL;DR: the next Samsung flagship will not pack Qualcomm's latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 810. There were a lot of Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 rumors going on lately, and this one claims that it will simply not happen because Samsung wants to compete, even in the SoC business, with the application processor-maker Qualcomm. According to the report, Samsung will favor its own, in-house, Exynos SoC, and ...

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    LG is consolidating its position on the market mainly due to the fact that the company's recent phones, like the LG G2, G Flex, and G3, have been doing well both in the media, as well as in consumer satisfaction. Reports from Korea cited by DigiTimes reveal that close to 60 million LG smartphones (59,6 million) have been shipped globally in 2014. This figure represents a significant growth over the numbers from 2013, when the South Korean smartphone manufacturer shipped 47,6 million smartphones. This way, LG managed to increase 25.2 percent with regards to shipping smartphones year over ...

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    We recently found out that Motorola is planning on updating all 2013 and 2014 devices to the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, thanks to Motorola’s Luciano Carvalho and one of his social network posts. That "really soon" Carvalho was talking about is happening now for some users in certain regions, as the Moto G Lollipop update process has been commenced. According to a tweet on Motorola Mobility's official account, the Moto G Lollipop update will be rolling out in phases in the US for the second generation Moto G, and in India for both the original Moto G, as well as the second ...

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    The next flagship from HTC is a trending topic as the device is subject to more and more rumors and leaks as we're approaching Mobile World Congress. Just a couple of days ago we've seen images allegedly depicting a prototype HTC One M9 (however, we couldn't verify the veracity of the images), and today, we're looking at some photos of another phone (at least judging by the name) as the HTC One M9 leaked again. What we are looking at here is something which seems to be more close to reality, judging by the prototype number printed on the phone. Whether this will be the final design or ...

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    The OPPO N3 is the natural evolution of the OPPO N1, and, just like in its predecessor's case, the N3's main selling point is the rotating camera. It allows users to use the same imaging system for front and back, and, as you can see in the new OPPO N3 ad below, for snapping stills of subjects above you. Opposed to the N1, the OPPO N3 utilizes a motorized camera, which can be turned automatically by either using a remote, or by swiping the screen in order to change the angle. The swivelling camera uses a 16MP sensor in order to snap stills, and is also equipped with a dual-LED flash. Its ...

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    Not one, but two separate reports are claiming that Samsung will ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor for the upcoming Galaxy S6, because of alleged overhearing issues of the processor that occurred during testing phases. Depending on the report, we would either see no Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S6 this year, or we will see most of the flagships powered by the Exynos chip, and, later, when Qualcomm solves the problem, some Snapdragon-equipped models. However, this year, we've already seen a phone powered by the 810 chip, and it comes from LG, namely the new G Flex 2. According to the ...

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    The HTC One M9 (if the company sticks to the naming convention), or the Hima (if the Hima is indeed the codename for the 2015 flagship), is obviously what we're all looking forward to seeing at HTC's pre-MWC special event on March 1, but, just in case HTC sticks to the 2014 plan (and decides to launch the One M9 at a special event, away from MWC), we should prepare to see some Desire phones, like last year. One of these new Desire phones which stand a great chance at becoming unveiled at Mobile World Congress is the HTC Desire 626 leaked today, and pictured above and below, codenamed A32, ...

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    OPPO's Find 7 (still a powerhouse) and Find 7a were announced in March 2014, which means that it's time for a follow-up soon. MWC could very well be the venue for the OPPO Find 9, but the company has preferred to host its own special events in the past. The OPPO Find 9 leaked today proves that the Chinese phone-maker is working in a follow-up, and, since they like odd numbers, there will be no Find 8, but, instead the Find 9 is up next (with no implications or ties to the screen size). While there is no way in knowing that the picture above really depicts the OPPO Find 9, we'll just play ...

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    If you're running out of battery while in the middle of an important WhatsApp conversation because of all that screen-on time (or simply because you type faster on your computer than on your smartphone), you can take your chats to your computer, with the new WhatsApp Web functionality officially announced today. While all your messages "still live on your phone", as the official blog post states, WhatsApp Web basically mirrors your chats on your computer's browser. However, only Chrome is supported at the moment (with the promise of more browsers to be added soon), but the set-up process ...

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    There was a lot going on in Windows Phone-land (as of January 21, just Windows-land) with Microsoft introducing Windows 10 as a unified platform across different devices with different form factors. However, one of the applications that were missing from the Windows Phone store (which, together with others, made up the so-called "app gap") was Dropbox. Said "app gap" just got smaller as Dropbox for Windows Phone has been officially introduced by the company (those rocking Windows tablets will also be able to grab it). It is a full fledged application on par with its Android and iOS ...

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    After LG wow-ed everyone with the G Flex 2 at CES this month, all eyes turn to MWC 2015, and the natural evolution of LG's G-series, currently at its third iteration. The world is waiting for the LG G4 to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress -- and there are already a lot of reports and rumors about the G4 -- but it will not happen, apparently, if a report citing a company executive is true, and there will indeed be no LG G4 at MWC 2015. "We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year's Mobile World Congress and spend more time perfecting the new ...

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    When it rains, it pours... and today looks to be a day where Samsung is making most of the headlines (well, until Microsoft's event happens soon). All of this happening today, we found out that the S6 might not include a Snapdragon processor, could have 4GB of RAM, and would not be waterproof (and neither would its S6 Edge sibling). Usually, when rumors become so many, a launch is around the corner (not that we expected less from Samsung, since the S5 saw the light of day at MWC 2014). According to a recent report, Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy S6 at a special, pre-MWC event, ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be waterproof. That's what this report from Italy claims, and neither will be the the Galaxy S6 Edge. Let's stop right there, as this report seems to talk about two different models. First, apparently, the 2015 flagship Galaxy S6 will not be waterproof like its 2014 Galaxy S5 predecessor. This might mean that the rumors we've heard about Samsung going metal and/or glass might be true (though Sony is doing a great job at waterproofing its Xperia Z phones made from those exact materials). Second, there have been rumors of a curved screen on a Galaxy S6, but, ...

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    OPPO seems to be on a roll. While the Chinese phone-maker closed 2014 off with the OPPO R5 and N3, just last week, the company announced the OPPO R1C (with its sapphire variant). Today, we're seeing another OPPO phone become official, one that was rumored to bring optical zoom, among other goodies (sadly, the optical zoom part remains just a rumor). The phone is large, measuring 156.8 x 81 x 8mm, and most of the front is being taken up by the 5.9-inch screen, with a Full HD 1080p resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Behind the screen there's a 64-bit octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor ...

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    Last week we've seen a DigiTimes report on how Samsung would ditch Qualcomm for its 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S 6, because of overheating issues. Apparently, as they say, where there's smoke there must be fire (pun intended), as a more recent Bloomberg report seems to talk about how we'll see no Snapdragon Galaxy S6 this year, despite just a few moments ago hearing the opposite (with regards to a 4GB Snapdragon Galaxy S 6 variant). Just like DigiTimes', Bloomberg's sources are anonymous as well, falling into the category of "people with direct knowledge of the matter". However, the story ...

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    If you are an Apple developer you'd better make sure that starting February 1, your apps submitted to the Apple App Store include 64-bit support and that they're built with the iOS 8 SDK. Apple has released yet another warning (probably the last one) on its Developer page, reminding all app builders that the deadline, February 1, is just around the corner. Should you not obey this requirement, your app will probably be rejected from the App Store. If you're a user, you should know that 64-bit iPhone apps (and iPad apps as well) should land to bring you an improved experience while using ...

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    We expect HTC to show off something at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, but, opposed to the Taiwanese phone maker -- who announced its One M8 flagship post-MWC -- Samsung, its biggest competitor, has announced its Galaxy S5 flagship at the Barcelona show. Because of that, and despite not hearing anything pointing to an MWC event, we're expecting the Galaxy S6 to make an official debut in a little more than a month. Samsung Galaxy S6 specs and features were mentioned with the occasion of countless rumors we've seen in the past (from curved display to glass body, from new fingerprint ...

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    We can not verify the veracity of these images, above and below, so please treat everything you see and read here accordingly. How that we've got that out of the way, the stills you're seeing are claimed to represent and HTC One M9 prototype, referred to as the Hima. There's still no way of knowing for sure whether the Hima will be the One M9 or not, but this report claims so. Accompanying the images is a statement from the author of the report claiming to trust the source of these images; very well, but that doesn't mean we have to do so too. Looking at the front (above), there's really ...

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