Posts by Anton D. Nagy

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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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    The ASUS Zenfone 2 has managed to create a lot of buzz, and, while we are still yet to review the device ourselves, it does need no introduction. However, opposed to the current flagship model, which is powered by Intel's chips (Atom Z3560 and Atom Z3580 for the 2- and 4GB versions, respectively), future phones in the mid-range, and mid-to-high-end range will likely be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC (a 32- and 64-bit compatible octa-core chip). The information comes from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who talked about future devices in an interview embedded below. Shen consider's Apple's ...

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    "Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets. Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen", said Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen's CEO. OnePlus can prove him wrong once the second iteration of its device will be out, one that will likely not be powered by a Cyanogen-modified version of Android. Early signs of the two companies breaking up could be also attributed by OnePlus' own OS, dubbed OxygenOS, released earlier this month. Where does that leave Cyanogen, with a user base of more than 50 million? Apparently, the company plans on ...

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    There are a lot of Sony smartphone fans out there, but, sadly (for the company), not enough, or not as many as the Japanese manufacturer would have hoped. Regardless of its Xperia line-up (flagship or not), Sony didn't quite manage to sit at the same table with Apple or Samsung, for instance. However, Sony profits from Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, and, it profits even more when it comes to the latest iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 flagships. Components inside the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 are made by Sony. We're referring to the image sensor. The iPhone 6 has not one, but two Sony ...

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    LG finally made the G4 flagship official earlier, at the New York launch event, and we can finally put an end to all the rumors and leaks. The phone is out there, and whether you you like it or not, it is a true flagship, competing for market dominance with the Galaxy S6, and One M9 (well, Xperia Z4 in Japan), to name the most recent ones. We're looking at the specs and features in different posts, but you should know that aside from the leather-back version of the G4 (available in black, brown, red, sky blue, beige, and yellow) there will also be another variant: LG G4 ceramic is what ...

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    Despite having some of its features unveiled earlier by the manufacturer itself, and its internals by leaksters and/or the media, the LG G4 is still a pretty exciting phone, and its official unveiling is happening today. It is happening at 11a EST (1500GMT), and you can watch the LG G4 event live stream below, in case you didn't manage to make it to New York or London. The world is expecting a 2015 flagship that will have a curved screen like the G Flex 2, a leather back options, a great camera, and other features which were previously leaked. We're going to find out pretty soon whether ...

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    There were a lot of rumors and leaks leading up to the official unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z4, and, once the phone became official, we found out that it was bound to Japan. Then came rumors that Sony was working on a completely different phone for the rest of the world; how different is anyone's guess, but today we're seeing information that the Xperia Z4 might reach other markets as the Xperia Z3+. Manufacturers have been using "+" or "plus" versions of their devices to describe a slightly improved/better/larger model, regardless if we're talking Apple, HTC, or someone else, like Sony, ...

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    We've seen the OPPO R7 teased yesterday, with a probable announcement happening next Month, but the manufacturer isn't stopping there, dropping some more teasers on us, building up the buzz and anticipation to what is expected to be a very thin, bezel-less phone. The image above has been posted by OPPO on its Facebook page, and the 2.5D glass is being called out next to a render of the phone. Said render seems to show off some very narrow bezels, but the manufacturer is expected to conceal even those with a curved glass towards the edges, employing reflection and refraction is a smart ...

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