Posts tagged with: News
  • by | March 4, 2014 5:59 AM

    We've heard a ton of rumors of Apple planning an iPhone with a larger display for this year. We've seen leaks of a bigger housing in different sources, but we've also debated them since Cupertino is reluctant to sacrifice one-handed usability of every iPhone the company has launched since 2007. New reports seem to point that the company is also experimenting with other alternatives, and these could make a little more sense. Chinese forum WeiPhone has just posted some pictures of the digitizer from the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s and the possible iPhone 6. You'll notice that the bezels on this ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 5:47 AM

    LG has done a very interesting job with the G Flex. Even though lots of people still debate the need to even consider a flexible phone, that doesn't change the fact that it's been selling rather decently around the world. The company is planning to offer its Android 4.4 update for the device in the next coming weeks, and this could mean more than just a software update for you all. We've already seen how XDA-Developers was able to port the G Flex to allow 4K video recording, aside from even 120fps video recording capabilities. What we didn't expect was for LG to actually make this ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 4:02 AM

    Even though the Nokia X keeps some of the design language from Windows Phone, its similarities are actually not that many. As a matter of fact, once you hop into the settings, you can clearly see that this is stock Android with different buttons and a different font, but Android in every other way. Nokia executives are famous for constantly repeating "beautiful live tiles" every time the company announces a new Lumia, but it seems the company doesn't want the Windows Phone modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Nokia's own style guide for developers reads: Do not mimic different platforms. ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 3:48 AM

    While some versions of the phone have already received the HTC One Android 4.4.2 KitKat update (like the Google Play Edition, some US versions, as well as Indian and European variants), others are just now getting a notification that the firmware is available. This was the case with our UK unlocked HTC One the other day, and it looks like HTC is pulling the plug temporarily. An official statement from the manufacturer says: "we are aware that a limited number of HTC users are experiencing difficulties with the KitKat update. As a result, all FOTA updates have been temporarily suspended. ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 3:48 AM

    Even though Apple has been publicly reluctant to build more than one new iPhone model every year, there's no denying that things changed in 2013 with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The amount of pressure the company is facing by Samsung's vomit of smartphones, and Samsung's capability of delivering new flagships at least twice a year is clearly making a dent in the way Cupertino operates. Apple is reportedly stealing HTC engineers and even some local engineers at its new Shanghai three-building complex with plans to enhance its production capabilities of the iPhone. You could say that Apple ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:59 PM

    We've got three weeks and one day to go until HTC's all new One launch event (at least that had better be what it is), and as you've no doubt already seen, the still-unannounced smartphone has been all over the place lately. That video hands-on was truly remarkable for amount of detail it offered, and even HTC itself has been publishing some teaser vids of its own. This evening we switch from video previews to some more traditional advertising, while also checking out the new One's FCC paperwork. HTC's UK account shared the image above, which is promoting some sort of launch event tie-in ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:03 PM

    For the most part, when it came to the MWC last week, Samsung delivered just what we expected it to: the Galaxy S5 and its second-gen Gear smartwatches. Sure, there wasn't much in the way of Tizen phone progress, and we're still waiting on a 64-bit Exynos, but those were rolls of the dice anyway. Really, the most surprising thing that failed to appear was news of any more tablets, following a leak earlier in the month that detailed three new Galaxy Tab models, to complement the higher-end TabPRO lineup. We still may be waiting on word of those, but Samsung has gone ahead and removed any ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 5:38 PM

    As far as the sources behind our stories go, it's really not that often that we learn about anything juicy by way of job listings. After all, these things are usually vetted by a company's HR department before going up, and we'd assume that there would be safeguards in place to avoid letting any news slip before its official announcement. Nevertheless, these things happen: back in January, we saw that Motorola posting which hinted at a European branch of the Moto Maker, weeks before the company confirmed the news, and early today we looked at what a Daimler posting had to reveal about ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 4:57 PM

    When it comes to getting content from our phones onto our TVs, we have plenty of options. Maybe your phone has a physical HDMI output (though those seem to be getting increasingly rare). Maybe you do things wirelessly, using Miracast or an accessory like Chromecast. A lot of smartphone users connect to their televisions using MHL though their phones' micro USB port, which not only carries the video signal, but helps power your phone while it's acting as a video source. As it turns out, among all the product launches we got to see last week at MWC 2014, the first couple devices supporting ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 3:24 PM

    Huawei brought a lot of new gear to show off at MWC 2014, including its unusual TalkBand B1 convertible smartwatch, but not everything we were hoping to get news of ended up making an appearance; for instance, the Ascend D3 was nowhere to be found. Today we get an update on when the D3 might finally arrive, and also hear a rumor about Huawei's first venture into smartphones with 2K quad HD displays. Supposedly, a 2K Huawei handset is in the works for a launch sometime in September. It would have a five-inch display (with much higher density than a six-inch 2K panel, like we've seen from ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 1:21 PM

    One week back, Samsung went official with its brand new flagship, showing the Galaxy S 5 to the world. The phone wasn't a huge departure from last year's model, but still manged to implement a few new hardware features, including the long-rumored fingerprint scanner. For the better part of a year now we've been talking about Samsung bringing such a capability to one of its handsets, and after fingerprint scanning was a no-show on the Note 3, our attention shifted to the GS5. But could the same reasons that kept Samsung from going forward with the feature on the Note 3 be creeping back up ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 12:27 PM

    There's a lot to look forward to in the coming release of Windows Phone 8.1, but one of the highlights has to be the Cortana voice-powered search, Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Now. We've been tracking work on Cortana since late last summer, and with the recent release of the 8.1 SDK, we've enjoyed some of the best information on this new feature to show up yet. With just about a month to go until the Build conference, when much of 8.1 (including Cortana) is expected to go public, some new Cortana info is arriving, giving us our best look so fat at how the software will operate. ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 12:27 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's announcement of CarPlay, which are its plans to take over your car's dashboard. Nokia follows the news as famous tipster Evleaks is claiming that there is a Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Martini in the works. Windows Phone and Android follow the news as we should get the first legal dual-booting smartphone in the next couple of months. Oppo is next as we go through the rumors of a possible 50 megapixel camera on the future Find 7. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of Samsung Galaxy Gifts, which it plans to use to save ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 11:54 AM

    If you love being at the forefront of technology, having a smartphone is practically a page-one essential. And in years past, you might have gotten by with just a phone, but now the growing push of connectivity into all aspects of our lives demands outfitting yourself with a smartwatch, and maybe some Google Glass, if you want to really be out on the cutting edge. This expanding field of smart devices has been making its way to automobiles in one form or another for years now, and new developments like Apple's CarPlay seek to continue giving us new ways to interact with technology. But ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    When it comes to HTC's unannounced all new One, the phone that's been in development as the M8, this past week has seen a flood of new information arrive to help form our expectations prior to any official unveiling. That included things like talk about the phone's camera hardware and the leaks of some new renders, but also some new video. The most exciting may be the one we saw arrive overnight, giving us a lengthy hands-on look at the unreleased handset, but before that surfaced, we had an official teaser from HTC. Now a second such teaser is available, focusing on another aspect of the ...

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