Posts by Rithvik Rao

Rithvik is a News Editor here at Pocketnow, currently a student living in California. He fell in love with tech at an early age after messing with the HTC G1, and is now studying application development to further fuel his love for tech. Rithvik also enjoys reading fiction novels when he's not tied up with work. | Google+ | Twitter |

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    We knew when the Sony Xperia Z3 went official that it would be headed to T-Mobile, but not many details about the specific model were announced. Would it have carrier branding? Would it be the standard 16GB model? These questions have been answered today by Sony itself, after a webpage with details on the T-Mobile Xperia Z3 went live earlier today. First of all, the storage situation is a bit different. The European unit, which we've unboxed and compared to the Xperia Z2, features 16GB of internal storage, but the T-Mobile version looks to be changing things up with a 32GB helping of flash ...

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    One of Motorola's great successes in the past year has been the Moto G line of smartphones, which (with a low price in tow) created an almost-perfect value in a smartphone – the price was right, and the hardware felt smooth. That's why, when the Moto G 2014 launched earlier this year, we were yet again quite pumped. If you're pumped alongside us, you'll be happy to know that Moto G 2014 sales have just kicked off at Best Buy, and you can pick up an affordable smartphone of your own right now. The Moto G version that Best Buy is offering is the new (2014) one, with a 5-inch HD display, ...

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    We're expecting big iPad news from Apple in an October event, with the exact date standing at October 16 based on the rumor mill (if previously-reliable sources are to be trusted). With the fact that we're closing in on that date, it's only natural that we start seeing the pace of the rumor mill pick up. And that's exactly what we've got with a new report from The Michael Report (no, not that Michael), which states that the next-gen iPad Air 2 will supposedly take the designation "world's thinnest tablet," as well as drop the 16GB storage capacity. Supposedly, there'll be a 0.5mm ...

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    It's that time of the year again. Nexus season is upon us, and in full force too – after reports that the Nexus program would be coming to an end in favor of Android Silver, and then reports confusing us further by calling the other reports false, we're finally seeing somewhat-concrete evidence affirming the existence of a new Nexus. We saw a rather large leak from 9to5Google last night detailing Shamu allegedly, and now we have a follow-up report at hand: a Motorola Shamu image, in which the alleged Nexus is positioned next to the LG G3. Pictured is a massive Moto X-looking phone, ...

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    September came and has (almost) gone without the release of new iPads, so we're looking squarely at October for the release of new entries to Apple's tablet lineup – which means it's about time that the rumor train start rolling. Today, a report from Taiwanese site Technews.tw looks to start detailing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, allegedly one of the upcoming Apple slates. The source states that the Pro will have an upgraded version of the Apple A8 processor found on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the A8X. This naming convention is believable, as the fourth-gen iPad had an Apple A6X processor (and ...

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    One of the more surprising device launches of last year was of Nvidia's Shield handheld, an Android-powered mini console with a host of nifty Nvidia utilities. We, along with many others, felt the device grow on us with the passage of time, so we're glad to see support for the device is still top-notch, as evidenced by today's Nvidia Shield update bringing with it some bugfixes. The update comes in at a beefy 480MB, quite large for an update of this caliber, but all of these fixes are very much welcome – those screen rotation issues and the disappearing Twitch icon certainly sound like ...

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    Nexus hardware rumors have picked up as of late, after scares from late last year and earlier this year that the line of Google-made smartphones and tablets had seen its fate sealed. Along with the constant flow of rumors concerning the HTC Nexus 9, we've been hearing steady whispers of a Motorola Nexus phone as well. Today, a report from 9to5Google (along with a follow-up piece from Android Police) looks to corroborate what we've previously heard, as well as bring some new information into the mix. One of the first things we heard about the "Shamu" was the display size, which was ...

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    We've seen strong emphasis from Samsung on its Tizen ventures these past few years, but with the continued failure to launch a phone running the mobile OS, things aren't looking so great for the upstart operating system. Sources close to Samsung from the Wall Street Journal are reporting Samsung mobile division staff cuts – what could be a gloomy sign for this division of the company. Approximately 500 of its engineers in the mobile division are being repurposed to other parts of Samsung, including the printer and television-manufacturing sides. Samsung says the move is to "to enhance ...

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    Folks, Apple has begun to flex its marketing muscle. Hot off of releasing new TV ads starring The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and artist Justin Timberlake, the company is now turning to the almost-prehistoric print media to continue advertising its new iPhones. Its latest set of iPhone 6 print ads boasts actual-sized reproductions of the two new phones. There's nothing too special about these ads other than the fact that they're accurate representations of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The ad pictured below is pulled from Rolling Stone, though the ad could spread to other magazines ...

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    Microsoft's Cortana may have been late to the party as far as voice assistants go, but you can't deny the effort the company has put into making its product better. One of the best parts of how Cortana is built is that it can be updated from Microsoft's servers, which means a full Windows Phone update isn't necessary to get a couple enhancements for Cortana. The latest batch of enhancements have been thrown together into a server-side Cortana update, and Microsoft is now explaining to us what exactly is new. First of all, Cortana will now give NFL predictions. The answers provided by the ...

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    Last year's Moto X had some trouble expanding its availability very much outside of the United States; the existence of a Texas-based Moto Maker plant and the all-American nature of Motorola at the time largely had to do with that. But not too long after the US launch of this year's Motorola flagship, the Moto X 2014 India launch is upon us. Motorola is offering up the phone through Flipkart at midnight Indian Standard Time with black, bamboo, and leather backplate options. Moto Maker looks to not be moving to the region for special customizability. The phone will cost Rs. 31,999, which ...

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    Samsung's newest smartwatch is a bit different than the previous Gear models, in that it can function as a standalone device rather than just a smartphone companion. That's why it's important that mobile network operators decide to carry the watch, and Samsung has definitely made availability a priority with this Samsung Gear S US release. The wearable is headed to the US this fall for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. First of all, we went hands-on with the device when we were in Berlin for IFA 2014, so be sure to check out our video of the Gear S if you're considering making a ...

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    Apple has entered a bit of a new product category with the iPhone 6 Plus this year – sure, it may still be an iOS smartphone, but it's nowhere near the same as the iPhone 6. And it's almost all about the size: the 5.5-inch display opens up a whole new world in terms of productivity possibilities. With a new look comes new competitors, one of which is the Oppo Find 7a. Both being 5.5-inch smartphones, they're the perfect matchup for a comparison. So which is better? Our iPhone 6 Plus vs Oppo Find 7a video has the lowdown. In terms of hardware, the two phones are surprisingly similar on ...

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    Last year, the comparison between Moto X and Galaxy S4 wasn't all that close – specs-wise, the Galaxy S4 excelled, and the Moto X arguably presented a more compelling software package. But both of those products have since been given iterative bump-ups by their respective OEMs for their 2014 flavors. So how do the new ones compare? Find out in our Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 video below. Unlike last year, when Motorola went bold in bucking the specs trend (with specs such as a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro featured on the Moto X, even when the quad-core Snapdragon 800's arrival was ...

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    One of the things that has become a bit of a ritual after every Apple product launch is a teardown, and it's almost always first recorded by the folks over at iFixit. The next device to go through the full treatment is the larger of the new iPhones, and this iPhone 6 Plus teardown has revealed some critical details such as the battery size. First of all, the new battery is 2,915 mAh in size. That's almost twice what can be found within the iPhone 5s, which explains why early reviews praised it so much – we'll have the 6 Plus in our labs in just a few hours, and we'll be delivering our ...

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