Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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    LG unveiled the Watch Urbane before MWC, showing it off on the Barcelona tradeshow floor, making us all drool over it, but it wasn't until recently that the smartwatch became available officially through the Google Store, and other retailer and e-tailer channels. Despite being identical on the inside to its predecessor, the LG G Watch R, the Watch Urbane, LG's third wearable device, is nothing like the one before it. As far as the specs are concerned, they're shared among the two models (G Watch R and Watch Urbane), including the 1.3-inch plastic OLED screen with 320x320 resolution, ...

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    Chinese manufacturer Gionee has been busy announcing the super-thin Elife S5.1, but thankfully, the Gionee Elife E8 specs we're seeing on Chinese wireless regulator TENAA's website emphasize on something incompatible with thinness: battery size and internals. The large six-inch display has a resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD) and the phone measures 164.0 x 82.3 x 9.6mm. You need a thicker chassis in order to fit a 3520mAh battery to power everything, including the fingerprint scanner placed below the camera on the back. Other specs include a 2.0Ghz processor (exact make and model not yet ...

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    Microsoft needs a flagship. We said it enough times in the past, while understanding that such a highly anticipated phone might not happen until Windows Phone 10 is final and ready to go mainstream. This is also something the company has hinted, but, at the same time, while talking about hints, we've seen a few bits regarding a future possible flagship. Talking about flagships, the purported Lumia 940 was a model name we've heard at the end of last year. Now it's back, and, while we're not necessarily fans of fan renders/concepts (except for good ones), here's the Lumia 940 and Lumia ...

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    The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro was announced at the same time with the Mi Note mid-January 2015, and, while we managed to take a very close look at the latter in our full review, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is still just a beast of a phone that we want to have in our labs. It launched in China today, and it will go for 2,999 Yuan, which is about $480, give or take; however, there's no word on international availability at the moment. As far as the internals of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro are concerned, they're remarkable. We've got a 5.7-inch QHD with 515 PPI, an octa-core 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ...

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    Motorola introduced the original Moto X in August 2013, and the follow-up, the 2014 Moto X in September 2014. This means that the company will most likely unveil the third generation Moto X sometime in the third quarter, in four or five months. That, however, is a long time in tech, but it never stopped the rumor mill's continuous motion. Just as we're hearing about some great savings on the 2014 Moto X, we are also hearing some rumored Moto X 2015 specs. While we can't verify any of the below, we advise you to treat everything accordingly. The source of the information is allegedly a ...

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    Initially called the Nokia Camera, rebranded to Lumia Camera after the Microsoft acquisition, the application, in its Lumia Camera beta stage, has been added to the Windows Phone Store, should you want to join the beta program and check out new features before they hit the public version of the application. However, you'll have to rock a Lumia 930/Icon, Lumia 1520, Lumia 640, or Lumia 640XL phone powered by the Denim update, in order to download and install the app. Not to be confused with the Lumia Camera (sans beta) app, this version brings some features and improvements to the users ...

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    Just as we heard about some of the alleged specs inside the upcoming OPPO R7, we're getting more details, this time, from the horse's mouth. While it's not too much to go by, the company has officially confirmed the OPPO R7 full metal unibody construction. Additionally, the official wording refers to an "ultra-thin" body, making us doubt the previous reports that claimed it to be a thick-ish phone. In addition to the 2.5D screen (basically, the rounded edges of the glass on top of the screen which conceals the bezels) and super-narrow bezels, the R7 will bring a metallic design (which is ...

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    There is little to no doubt that we will see the OPPO R7 become official sometime soon, with even the manufacturer itself actively teasing the device, which was leaked over and over with its neat trick of curved glass to enable a bezel-less effect/look. And, if that alone wasn't enough, the OPPO R7 is expected to be a super slim device (slimmer than the slim OPPO R5 it follows up on), maybe the thinnest on the market at the time of its introduction. TENAA listed two devices (OPPO R7t and R7C), but now we have a glance (confirmation) at its upcoming specs. The two versions represent two ...

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    What is Dart on Android? First of all, it's not called "Dart on Android", but "Sky". Dart represents Google's own Web development language which is focused on speed, allowing to write apps not in Java, like most (or all) apps. At the recent Dart Developer Summit, the "Dart on Android" project was showed off, of course, under the name Sky. Why is it different? While hardware support isn't even there, Sky will allow running super smooth 120fps apps, instead of 60fps (Hz) which we are currently used to (and even that isn't sustainable in all cases). The group showed off a demo app with ...

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    If the last time we looked at the state of Android (and its operating system versions), Lollipop was just popping up on the radar (1.6 percent), things are starting to look better and batter for the latest iteration of the platform. Android 5.0 Lollipop distribution is going faster and faster, most likely due to the arrival of the latest flagships to the market (as well as OEMs updating some of their phones to the latest versions of the Google mobile OS). Almost double digits: 9.7% percent combined, or 9 percent and 0.7 percent for Lollipop version 5.0 and 5.1, respectively. KitKat is ...

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    Apple is expected to introduce a refresh to its popular Apple TV sometime this summer, and, according to recent reports, the newest generation Apple TV will also bring a redesigned remote. The new Apple TV remote is expected to have a touchpad and also be slightly thicker than the current minimalist remote, said an employee who claims has been briefed on the product. In addition to the touchpad, which will be used to scroll and move around (pretty much like the Remote app on your iPhone), there will also be two physical buttons, most likely for Menu and Play/Pause, like on the current ...

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    If you have an HTC One mini 2 (aka One M8 mini), like we do, you are wondering when exactly will you receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, just like your friends rocking the One M8. Currently, the One mini 2 is running Android 4.4.2, and it sure looks like that's what it will stay one. In October of last year, HTC confirmed that the device will get Lollipop at one point down the road, but now it has been confirmed that the HTC One mini 2 Lollipop update won't happen. The Taiwanese phone maker said on Twitter, replying to a customer inquiry on the refresh, that it "determined that ...

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    Despite having 3GB of RAM, which should be enough, some Samsung Galaxy S6 memory issues have popped up over the past week. Based on reports from users, Samsung's latest flagship (and its Edge variant) are apparently affected by some memory problems, initially described by reports as a very aggressive memory management on Samsung's end. Following those user complaints, Samsung has acknowledged a serious Galaxy S6 memory issue, according to Forbes, who refers to Samsung UK Facebook (activity which we could no longer locate). The problem, according to Forbes, is that applications which are ...

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    Now that most of the phones from the first half are already official, the rumor mill could stop, if it weren't such a perpetuum mobile. And with the LG G4 being the most recent Android phone to see the light of day, we're now turning to a device which we've seen and heard rumored for a very long time: the iPad Pro (tentative name, describing the 12-inch iPad that might never see the light of day). The render (or blueprint) which you're seeing attached seems to return to the 12.9-inch rumor (yes, we also heard about 12.2-inches as well). The iPad Pro itself has been often referred to as the ...

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    After announcing the LG G3 flagship last year, the manufacturer has followed up with a smaller version of the device. There were several codenames rumored for the model, including G3s, G3 Compact, G3 Mini, and G3 Beat. Out of all these, despite having mostly the same outer aspect, the G3 Beat wasn't so small after all, and we've compared the G3 S with the G3 flagship at IFA 2014. If last year is of any indication, we should expect variations of some sort this year too, with the LG G4. Now, we do know that retailer listings and placeholders are often wrong, but we'll mention that a certain ...

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    The LG G4 is out, and it joins the elite pack of 2015 flagship smartphones, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) and the HTC One M9. How it will manage to compete with these is something we'll find out in our upcoming full review, as well as in-depth comparisons. For now, the manufacturer continues to call out its main features. On LG's G4 product page on the US website, the South Korean phone-maker is not at all shy to remind you that "pixel for pixel, the display on the new G4 has a higher resolution than the iPhone 6 Plus". Both the LG G4 display, and the one on the iPhone 6 ...

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    Maybe it's because the company is forecasting a big drop in smartphone sales; maybe it's because it doesn't have a real 2015 flagship yet; or it could simply be because the Xperia Z4 is Japan-only (though it might reach other markets as the Xperia Z3+). Regardless of the reason behind it, Sony just posted a video to its YouTube page (embedded below), where it reminds you what the Xperia Z3 can do, that other flagships can't. They're, of course, referring to the fact that the Xperia Z3 is water and dustproof, so, if you're like the guy in the ad, and like to photograph raindrops, the Xperia ...

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    A couple of days ago we've seen a certain T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 being allegedly updated to Android 5.1.1, and, if true, this could be an excellent thing for the manufacturer, carrier, and owners (if true), as not even Nexus devices have received the new version of the OS. That thing chances now, as Google has made the Android 5.1.1 factory images available for the Wi-Fi-only versions of the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7, as well as the Nexus 10. The build is LMY47V, and, aside from the fact that it should fix a memory leak plaguing Nexus devices (and not only), not much is known about ...

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    The Apple Watch taptic engine fault is to blame for the slow roll-out of the highly anticipated wearable, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Relying on information from "people familiar with the matter", the report claims that the faulty component, made by one of the two Apple suppliers,  has triggered limited availability for the Apple Watch. The Taptic Engine inside the Apple Watch was developed in order to simulate a tap on the wrist, and, according to the report, during initial testing phases in February, the component supplied by Shenzen-based AAC Technologies ...

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    Last year, with the One M8, HTC had a collaboration with Phunk Studios to create unique designs, in limited availability for the 2014 flagship. Following up on that, the Taiwanese phone manufacturer debuts the HTC One M9 INK campaign, and enrolls model Jourdan Dunn (known for her Maybelline, Victoria’s Secret, CK, DKNY, Hilfiger, Balmain, YSL Beauty, and TopShop collaborations). The HTC One M9 INK campaign will bring a limited edition series of devices with unique, ink-inspired, designs, in collaboration with "notable people in the fashion, art, and design worlds". Jourdan Dunn is ...

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    Android 5.1.1 first popped up at the beginning of the month, with factory images being available as of April 21 for download for the Nexus Player (strangely, not a Nexus phone nor tablet). While there's no official list of fixes, the build is expected to fix some memory leak issues, among others. A Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge update seems to bring this Android 5.1.1 build to the T-Mobile variant of the device, as seen in the video below (more after the video and image embed). The model of the device is SM-G925T, and, as the picture below seems to testify, it is indeed running Android 5.1.1, ...

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    The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 3 is definitely, as our review will testify, a phone to consider, especially thanks to its capabilities, and more than attractive price point. However, the Idol 3 is a phone that will be available unlocked, without a contract. The Pop Astro, however, is a mid-ranger that the company just announced, and it will be available from T-Mobile. Available in T-Mobile stores as well as online, you can grab it for $0 down, or $6.24 per month over 24 months ($149.76 MSRP). For the money, you get a mid-to-low-end device that features a 4.5-inch TFT screen with qHD ...

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    Sony was the first one to bring a huge, 20.7 megapixel camera to the Android world, and, for a short period of time, it was arguably the king of Android cameraphones, back in the Xperia Z1 days. Fast forward to today, through the Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact (now with the Xperia Z4 in Japan), and the megapixel count stayed the same, though Sony has improved its sensor, lenses, as well as its camera software. However, Xperia RAW image format is not available for Sony phones, despite the fact that the latest version of Android supports it. Asking about ...

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    As far as the Nokia comeback to the smartphone world is concerned, there's quite a controversy around it. As a reminder, in the light of the Microsoft agreement, Nokia couldn't, even if it wanted to, get back to the making smartphones until 2016. Initially, there was a report that claimed to confirm Nokia's plans of returning to the game, but everything became clear when the company officially denied such plans. However, this next bit could go both ways: either way, someone messed up on social media, but either by not reading the memo, or disclosing information that wasn't meant to be ...

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    In case you missed it, LG unveiled the G4 yesterday. Of course we went hands-on, compared the G4 and the Galaxy S6, as well as its predecessor, the G3. Our coverage has just started, and there's much more to come, including our full review, coming next week. While you can check out the phone's full specifications here, we'll remind you that it packs a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 16MP and 8MP camera tandem, and the usual suspects. This is the phone LG is putting against the competition (iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, One M9, etc.), and this ...

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