Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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    Samsung is not the only giant planning major changes in its smartphone business for 2015. Despite seeing and hearing rumors of an Xperia Z4 and Z4 Ultra for early next year -- after the announcement of the Xperia Z3 raised a lot of eyebrows -- Sony is also planning some major changes as far as its mobile division is concerned. Sales of Sony smartphones aren't exactly up to expectations (the company has revised sales targets more than once), and the Japanese manufacturer has constantly lost ground on the market to competitors like Apple and Samsung. As a direct effect, Sony is fine with ...

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    We now know that Samsung is planning on having 25 to 30 percent less smartphone models in its portfolio next year, but that doesn't mean that the smartphones which will end up on the market will continue to be the same ones, in terms of form factor, that we've seen this year. Around this time last year, we've seen a Samsung roadmap detailing the planned evolution of the memory, processor, image sensor, as well as the display, as components of the smartphone. As far as the screen is concerned, curved and bended displays were featured from 2013 through 2015, followed by foldable displays. ...

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    We were all expecting a Nokia tablet for the longest time, and today, the Finnish company has just announced one. However, instead of running Windows (any iteration, really), the Nokia N1 announced today is a slate which is powered by Google's Android. ...and not just any version of Android, but the latest iteration: Android 5.0 Lollipop, on top of which Nokia threw its own Z Launcher. If you have a feeling that the tablet you see above, and at images at the source link below, resembles the iPad (mini), you're not alone. Moving on, we're looking at a 7.9-inch slate with 2048x1536 ...

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    Material Design is the new, simplified, and elegant way your Google-powered Android smartphone will display, to improve the overall user experience. Introduced as part of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update (among a ton of other great features), Material Design consists of "tactile surfaces, bold graphic design, fluid motion", as the Mountain View-based company describes it. This new Material Design look is being adopted by more and more Google applications (Maps and the Store already have it, to name a few), and now Google informs us all that Search will be the next one to inherit it, via a ...

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    Motorola is doing a great job (alongside one or two other OEMs) in delivering the latest Android update. The Moto G Android Lollipop update is available as of now for you to download, if you have the latest version of the handset, which is the 2014 variant. According to this report, unlocked Moto G (2014) devices are getting over-the-air update notifications which, if actioned upon, trigger the download of a 386.7MB file, which is nothing else but the official Moto G Android Lollipop update. Since Motorola is keeping things as close to stock as possible (offering a really Nexus-like ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop has managed to get a lot of users excited, and, sadly, the longer you have to wait for something you want, the more you want it. OEMs are doing their best (but so far only a select few have managed to succeed) to offer timely updates to Google's latest and greatest, and if you have an original Nexus 7 tablet (2012), you'll be happy to know that Nexus 7 Android Lollipop factory images are now leaked and available for you to try out. The build number is LRX21P, and, according to reports, these have a great chance of being final versions of the firmware. However, since ...

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    The iPhones (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) of 2014 are bigger; both of them. Apple has finally decided to give up on whatever it was that made the company stick to the form factor of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and the slightly smaller ones on the 4s, 4, and previous generation. Samsung played a huge role in setting a trend for bigger smartphones with its first Galaxy Note, and, ever since, the industry has been moving in the direction of bigger screens. The way it was before the two iPhones of this year, most of the competition's mini phones were larger than Apple's flagship. However, Apple ...

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    It wasn't so long ago that we looked at a strange concept LG was teasing on its internet page, the LG AKA. Whether a phone with personality (or eyes, for that matter), is something you'd like, it depends on your tastes and what it is that you expect from your device. Oh, and it also depends on how much you're willing to spend on such a phone, as the LG AKA costs 500,000 Korean won, which is roughly $460. Moving on, you can choose to own one of the four AKAs; they come in different colors and have different personalities. They're Eggy, Wooky, YoYo, and Soul. Eggy, the yellow one, falls ...

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    Microsoft told us on October 24 that we can, depending on what you feel, say goodbye to the Nokia Lumia, or be excited about the Microsoft Lumia, as the Redmond-based company is going through with its rebranding process of the (now Microsoft-owned) Finnish manufacturer's Windows Phone line-up. With the same occasion, we were given hints that a smartphone is in the works, and on its way, and today, we're getting solid confirmation. Behind the hashtag #MoreLumia lies a genuine teaser up on Nokia Conversations page. You're invited to "come back on November 11, to find out more!", and that's ...

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    If the simple fact that you're using an Apple product makes you sleep well at night, without worrying about malware, it's time to change your perspective. WireLurker is a family of Apple malware discovered by the Palo Alto Networks that is capable of infecting both your iOS as well as Mac OS devices.  iOS devices can be infected through infected Mac OS X computers, or by downloading apps to your phone that have been repackaged to contain the malware bit. Its presence has been reported in China, and 467 OS X applications have been reported as infected on the third party Maiyadi App Store ...

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    We've seen a lot of reports of the iPhone 6 Plus bending; while most of them were intentionally inflicted, a small number of early adopters did indeed face this problem with their brand new devices, but, according to a user report from Reddit, Apple might have quietly fixed the issue. However, there's no solid proof at the moment, aside from the user's own investigation and findings. Long story short, the user has two identical iPhone 6 Plus units (varying only in storage size). One purchased on September 20, the other one, more recently. After investigating with a microscope, as well as a ...

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    After Microsoft acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division, it was clear that Windows Phones would be ousted by Microsoft at one point; more recently, the Redmond-based company made the branding switch from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, but that doesn't mean that Nokia is saying goodbye to smartphones. According to the most recent rumours, Nokia is preparing a high-end Android-powered smartphone. The report from China claims that the N9 team within the Finnish manufacturer is currently working on a Nokia Android flagship smartphone which will probably be powered by Google's OS. ...

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    Samsung is not at all a stranger to court filings, legal actions, and courtrooms in general, across the globe; however, this time the South Korean phone manufacturer isn't fighting Apple (as it does most of the times), but Microsoft. Samsung is regarding Microsoft as a direct hardware competitor (as an effect of the Microsoft-Nokia deal where the Redmond-based company acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division), and thus, refuses to pay royalties. In the light of a previous patent agreement, Samsung was supposed to help Microsoft by building Windows Phones, as well as sharing ...

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    Sony has two very compelling smartphones in its line-up for the end of 2014: the Xperia Z3, and the Xperia Z3 Compact. However, things don't seem to look that well on the general; correct us if we're wrong, but Sony has announced in the past, as well as more recently, that it will focus mainly on the high-end market. That didn't stop the Japanese manufacturer from announcing devices like the Xperia E3, or M2 Aqua, to name just a couple. Fierce competition, as well as a relatively high price point for the premium line-up has determined Sony to expect less than what they have predicted. On ...

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    We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing all of Sony’s modern “Z” flagships here at Pocketnow, and, if you’ve been following our reviews and scores, you’ve probably noticed that Sony has managed to continuously improve these smartphones. Starting with the Sony Xperia Z in 2013 – which scored 8.5 – followed by the Sony Xperia Z1 in the same year – we rated it 9.1 – to the Sony Xperia Z2 more recently in early 2014 – that got a 9.2 – we've come to the Sony Xperia Z3 review which you’re currently reading (and, as you can see above, rates 9.3). Not only that, but you’ve ...

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    At the end of August, Nokia shared important information about the fate of its Here Maps offering, namely, that it will soon be available for Android users. There was a catch though: as an effect on an agreement between Nokia and Samsung, Here Maps for Android will initially be only available for Samsung Galaxy devices. If you do, however, have a such a gadget in your hand, look for Here Maps for Android (currently in beta) in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store, also linked in the source below. You'll be able to take advantage of offline maps and turn-by-turn navigation in all those situations ...

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    After bending the Note 4 a week ago, because it can take it (and mostly because the iPhone 6 Plus can't take it: #bendgate), Samsung has officially published a Galaxy Note 4 drop test video on its YouTube channel. Fueled mostly by the success of its previous campaign showing off the durability of the phablet (or simply because it wants to show you just how tough it is), the smartphone in this video is repeatedly dropped from different heights and different angles. Whether it's concrete or solid granite, Samsung drops its phablet on it. The Note 4 drop test video also contains a nice ...

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    The last time we heard about the upcoming HTC phone, tentatively named "Eye", was with the occasion of a report that claimed it will sport a 13MP DuoCamera setup. At that time we thought this was no big deal, as the Butterfly 2 already ditched the "four-megapixel UltraPixel" DuoCamera in favor of a 13MP DuoCamera setup. The report was also not in line with previous rumors that claimed the "Eye" would be a "selfie-phone". Today's leak sheds some light on the matter, however, don't forget to grab your pinch of salt. For starters, we're not looking at the HTC One M8 Eye, but rather at the HTC ...

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    Some of us here at Pocketnow are die-hard Palm/HP/webOS fans (we won't give names, you know Michael Fisher and Adam Doud anyways), and, fueled by that passion, our own Adam Doud has written a little post imagining the webOS powered smartwatch. The fate of the platform was in question after LG purchased it, and, we were afraid we would not see anything webOS-powered except a couple of TVs or toasters. As it turns out, a special website hosted by LG has popped up (and then it has been later taken down). While it lived, it referenced an SDK (software development kit) for... wait for it... an ...

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    What does Apple and Samsung have in common? A lot, we know, but most recently, both companies are struggling with "gates". Apple's got its own #bendgate, while Samsung is trying to cope with #gapgate. However, Samsung, in its most recent social update, is showing off how the Galaxy Note 4 can take bends. The clip doesn't specifically call out Apple, and its iPhone 6 Plus problems (like previous Samsung ads heavily hinted towards the Cupertino-based company), but you get it anyways. Samsung bends a Note 4 in this video, using a three-point robot/machine that applies force to the middle of ...

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    The next Nexus phone might be the first made by Motorola, the company that Google purchased, and then sold to Lenovo. The next Nexus phone, so far known by a tentative codename, Shamu, might wear the name of Nexus 6, and that might be because it's the sixth Nexus smartphone, or because it is rumored to have a six-inch(ish) screen. In any case, what you see above, and below, is a Nexus 6 carved out of wood, respecting the 5.9-inch rumored screen measurement, as well as the other bits of information which have leaked in the recent past. Said carved mock-up has been then shot in a Nexus 6 vs ...

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    It wasn’t such a long time ago that we reviewed the Sony Xperia Z2, and yet, here we are four and a half months later, reviewing its successor, the Xperia Z3. While there’s absolutely no doubt about the fact that the Z3 is an update to the Z2 – incremental though – and an improvement over its predecessor, should you be disappointed that your current Z2 flagship is no longer the Sony flagship? Should you go out and sell your Z2 in order to grab the new kid on the block? We’ll try to answer that, and more, in our Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison video. Before we dive ...

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    The "Eye"-codenamed upcoming HTC device is still a mystery. Depending on who you tend to believe, it's all about either the front-facing camera -- for a brand new "selfie" phone, like we didn't have enough of those already -- or, like this most recent report claims, about the main camera. In any case, the consensus is that the "Eye" tentative moniker describes some sort of camera functionality. Today's HTC One M8 Eye rumors try to predict several things: first off, we're seeing the phone being "placed" in the One M8 family, where the original One M8, and the newcomer, the One M8 running ...

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    There's been a lot of back-and-forth concerning the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, ever since its introduction at the pre-IFA Unpacked event, where it shared the stage, and spotlight, with the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Most of the speculation was due to Samsung's decision of not giving out too many details, and so reports surfaced regarding availability, stock/shortages, as well as price. While rumors concerning pricing for the Galaxy Note Edge mentioned crazy figures (some going as high as 1,000EUR, which is close to $1,270), we're now getting a better look at what you'll need to pay ...

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    Apple and Samsung have become fierce competitors in the past couple of years, since the South Korean manufacturer started taking a continuously larger chunk of the smartphone market in general (Android in specific). This competition is present both in the market, as well as in courtrooms; the marketing department hasn't been left out either, even if Apple's fails to respond. As Apple has just recently announced an all time high, a new record, for the first weekend sales of the 2014 iPhone models -- with more than 10 million units --, Samsung plunges to a two-year low, according to ...

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