It is quite obvious to say that mobile phones have become an integral part of our modern lifestyle. Many of us cannot imagine living without a mobile phone. At some extent, it may drive them crazy. The industry of mobile never seems to show any sign of slowing down considering that the need for more sophisticated and more convenient ways of communication keeps on increasing. Furthermore, we have found that a mobile phone have been more functional than ever before.
Lately, the idea of unblocking your mobile phones has become a new trend in many countries. More and more mobile phone users are very interested in this issue and wonder if they can do that process on their own device.
When you purchase a new mobile phone, it is very likely that it is locked to a certain network. It would be almost impossible for you to change or use some other networks because the original network provider locks your mobile phone so that it can only work with their SIM cards. Most of the time, we have to buy a new cell phone if we like to change the network. Many mobile phone users are just too afraid to try to unlock this traditional system as they believe that it may harm their device. To tell you the truth, this is nothing more than a false misconception. There would be no harm done to your mobile phone to have it unlocked. All you need to do is entering the unlock code using the keypad that is all. There is no reason for you to worry about your mobile phone. It will stay safe and fully functional after this simple process. You can buy the codes local shops, online from providers like SafeUnlockCode or from your network if they provide this service.
Unlocking a mobile phone has become the latest craze in the mobile phone industry. Before you actually unlock your own mobile device, it would be much better if you discover 10 reasons why you should unlock your mobile phone in the following paragraphs.
The process of mobile phone unlocking is pretty easy yet the benefits that you will gain are staggering.
Here are some reasons why you should do that to your own mobile phone;
1. Most mobile phones come with unlocked system
The mobile phones available in the stores are mostly locked, it is almost impossible to find the ones that are not locked. This system does not allow you to change your networks and it is closely associated with the marketing strategy of the mobile phone service providers. Unlocking your mobile phone will give you the freedom to use any kind of network service providers that you like.
2. It gives you the opportunity to get more affordable rates
The industry of mobile phone networks has to be one of the most thriving businesses. Many service providers are competing in getting more customers by offering good quality services with lower rates. This will lead us to the need to change our networks pretty frequently. It will be possible only when we unblock the mobile device.
3. Unblocking mobile phones for more flexibility
Switching from a mobile phone network to another has become a necessity this day and an unblocked cell phone will give you the flexibility that you require.
4. Keeps you from purchasing new mobile phone
Just because you need to switch your mobile phone network, it does not mean that you have to buy a new gadget. It would cost you plenty of money. Most of the time this new habit is encouraged by the cheaper rates offered by other mobile service providers
5. Save more money from switching networks or changing your SIM cards
The tariff war in the market today is just outrages. It is very easy for the mobile phone users to have a change of heart in a matter of a few days. It is very reasonable since we can save our money by doing so.
6. Making more money from selling your unblocked mobile phone
For some reason, we decide to buy a new mobile phone. It should be very helpful if we can get more money from selling our old one. In order to increase the resale value of your old phone, it would be best of you unlock it in the first place. This option also allows you to sell your old phone much faster as you can easily offer your old phone to more people rather than to a group of people from a certain network.
7. Allows you use more than a single SIM card on your phone
After you unblock your mobile phone, you can use it with any SIM card that you want. This gives you the chance to use different phone numbers.
8. The unlocking process will not cause any damage at all to your phone
9. Increasing the value of your purchase and make it more useful to yourself
10. Unblocking your mobile phone has become much easier and faster these days.
So, what are you waiting for? Unlock your mobile phone now!
A Samsung's Facebook post that introduced an Iron Man Edition of Galaxy S6 edge, It included a photo offering a glimpse of the handset along with a "coming next week" message. However, no details on how much the device will cost and when it would be available.
We expect the Iron Man edition to be identical to the original S6 Edge internally, with the same 5.1-inch Quad HD display, Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16-megapixel rear-facing camera.
If you already have an S6 Edge, or you don't want to pay extra to get the Iron Man edition, you may prefer to pick up one of Samsung's official Avengers cases instead.
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Except for luxury-phone owners, most people probably do not have the hobby of collecting used phones. It's common to sell the old phones or give them to friends or families. And before doing that, we usually need to transfer the phone data and deleting files from the old phone.
Transferring the contact list is easy if both of the phones run the same OS. Android phones use Google account and Phone users have iCloud. Even just copying all the contacts to SIM card works quite well for most phones. However, the problem comes when you want more than just contact lists, and when you switch between iPhone and android phones.
To delete files many people may just restoring the factory settings. If it is really so simple there will be no event called sex-photo scandal (sometimes it's a comedy if you read the story of Orange Bro). What you need is permanently erasing the phone preventing any private content from being leaked.
If you are still searching over the internet for tutorials or guides, you may look at Wondershare MobileTrans It is a one-stop solution to both problems. And it's really fast and simple compared to some built-in programs such as Samsung Kies (I used Kies once and it's a nightmare).
How it works:
- Installing and running Wondershare MobileTrans
- Connecting two mobile devices to your Windows or Mac PC.
You could select the content that you wish to transfer before clicking to start the process.
- Click "Start" and wait until the process ends.
You can download the free trial version and test it by yourself. Remember to erase the old phone with MobileTrans after the transferring process ends.
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Great news to those HTC One M8 owners on Verizon Wireless, it looks like it's your turn to grab a piece of the Android 5.0 Lollipop action. According to the carrier's support page, the update should be rolling out to devices now. HTC One M8 for Sprint and T-Mobile already got the treatment.
The update is available OTA (Over the Air). It brings a host of improvements to the HTC One M5 headed by brand new ART runtime and Material Design update for the device's native applications. It also brings Android beyond smartphones and tablets, allowing access to apps and Android services on other connected screens like TVs, cars and wearables. The new material design offers complex animations and 3-D views, 64-bit ABI support and improved runtime.
The document is on the update is available check it out here.
Source: Verizon Wireless
Mobile World Congress event happening just days away, we all know Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S6 device, for those who just cannot wait to see what the Galaxy S6 actually look like, we have something good for you.
Two new leaked images show a perfect view of the both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to one more time confirm the possibility of which there might not be a microSD card slot or a removable battery. Also, the image does show the slopes on both sides of the display on the Galaxy S6 Edge. There's an IR Blaster and microphone on the top while the audio port is at the bottom next to a microUSB port and speaker pinholes.
Just days, we will know for a fact, but for those with powerful imaginations, these pictures should give you a hint.
It looks like Samsung will soon reveal a successor to its Galaxy Tab S line-up (Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - Galaxy Tab S 10.5). The upcoming 2015 line-up will be called "Samsung Galaxy Tab S2" and Samsung around opted to use 4:3 aspect ratios this time, favored by Apple for all of its iPads, and by Google recently for the Nexus 9.
The Leaked Specifications belongs to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Model number SM-T815) which will pack a 9.7-inch touchscreen with 2,048x1,536 resolution, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front snapper. Ignore the 9.6" listing for screen size, as this particular benchmark can get that wrong sometimes.
The Tab S2 runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and it's powered by one of Samsung's own Exynos chipsets, which has a big.LITTLE CPU configuration, with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 ones. The maximum clock speed is 1.9 GHz. The GPU is a hexa-core Mali-T760MP6. So the SoC has been updated from the Exynos 5420 in the original Tab S tablets, which had older Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores. Meanwhile, the RAM amount has stayed the same, as have the cameras.
We might see this 9.7 Tab S2 released officially during the Q2,2015, it may get announced on March,1st along with the Galaxy S6.
Android and iOS combined accounted for a whopping 96.3% of all smartphone shipments worldwide in 2014. Android is on the top with 81.5% of the market, where iOS lacks behind with 14.8% only.
2014 Market Share
Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team, said - "Many of the same drivers were in play for Android and iOS to tighten their grip on the market, A combination of strong end-user demand, refreshed product portfolios, and the availability of low-cost devices particularly for Android drove volumes higher."
It's expected that Google's own OS will continue growing with more Android-powered device are released into the markets (Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, Smartwatches, Gaming consoles... etc).
The website that was established to try and reduce the effects of electronic devices on our environment. The effects of disposing these handheld devices is becoming tougher by the days as they cannot decompose. The aim of this website is to be environmentally conscious while at the same time creating a safe environment for both the buyers and sellers of mobile phones.
Here, phone buyers can find peace knowing that the devices bought are of good quality and have been checked by a very credible technical department and that quality is assured. Buyers are also able to search through the different mobile phones offered and be sure to choose the best that suits their needs.
The website accepts a number of different models of phones including: Apple, BlackBerry, Alcatel, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, SHARP, LG just to name a few. With this array of mobile phone available, the customers are offered very good phone models which can cost them a fortune
at a very affordable.
For sellers who want to dispose of their old devices or who have kept with the trends and decided to buy the latest models every time they come into the market, SellMyPhone.co.uk is the website to use to keep off frauds and all the scams that are out there to cheat you out of your property.
To sell your phone to SellMyPhone.co.uk is very easy, and it only takes a few steps. You first need to create an account with them by clicking on the following link sell my phone, follow the steps and have your account in a matter of just minutes. Once you have the account, just type in the model of your phone, select the picture that matches the same.
Choose the description that best suites it, that is whether it is new, used or non- working. Follow the instructions and you will get an order number which will attach your device, including your name and address for verification. Now when that is done, it will only take 24hrs to for SellMyPhone.co.uk to check your device and afterwards you will be contacted by email on issues regarding payments.
The greatest thing to sell your phone to SellMyPhone.co.uk is that the offer is valid for approximately 14 days, which gives you an ample time though when met with a good offer, it is smart to accept it because of the competition , seeing that these kinds of devices are in great demand.
It is also very easy to contact them in case of any queries by either emailing them at [email protected] or sales@ SellMyPhone.co.uk. Buyers and sellers can also contact them by telephone by using the numbers found on their website. The website also only caters for people living within United Kingdom or the Northern Island.
Rush over to SellMyPhone.co.uk and recycle your old devices for money, while at the same time preserving the environment for future generations. It takes me and you, it takes all of us. Thank you, to SellMyPhone.co.uk.
Check out some of the great apps currently on sale in the Google Play Store.
Deadly Dungeons RPG (
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Deadly Dungeons is a first person RPG developed exclusively for the Android platform. This Android RPG is influenced by classic dungeon crawler games such as Dungeon Hack, Eye of the Beholder, and Nethack. Your purchase helps support indie development.
DynamicNotifications Unlocker ($1.99 Now: $0.99)
If you have already paid for the premium-features through an in-app-purchase from within the free version, you don't need to purchase this app. This app unlocks the same features as the in-app-purchase of the free version.
Purchasing this app unlocks the "premium" features of the free "DynamicNotifications" app. This isn't a standalone app, but a "key" that you need to install in addition to the free version, which can be found here: https://goo.gl/S1Glu5
Please open this app once after you've downloaded it, and keep it installed afterwards. You can hide it from your launcher using the "Hide from launcher" menu option after the unlock is complete.
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Link: Google Play
Cinema FV-5 is a professional video camera application for mobile devices, that puts professional manual controls in your fingertips. Tailored to enthusiast and professional videographers and filmmakers, with this video camera application you can capture the best footage with top-of-the-line controls for perfect postproduction purposes. The only limit is your imagination and creativity!
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● Adjust all the image sensor parameters that you only thought pro-videocameras had: exposure compensation, ISO, light metering mode (matrix/center/spot), focus mode and white balance.
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● Focus adjustments during recording: lock focus on your subject before recording and change focus planes while recording.
● Professional viewfinder: 10+ compositing grids, 10+ crop guides available, safe areas display and much more.
● The most advanced electronic viewfinder on a video camera: live RGB and luminance histogram are available also during recording.
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Link: Google Play
The Asus ZenWatch Android Wear smartwatch is now available on the Google Play Store. The watch will cost $199.99.
ASUS ZenWatch is an exquisitely crafted watch that seamlessly pairs with an Android smartphone. It provides relevant and useful information when it is needed most and serves as a wellness manager.
- Employing the attention to detail and level of craftsmanship found in luxury watches, ASUS ZenWatch brings the tradition of fine watchmaking to Android wearables. The durable stainless-steel case features an attractive layered design composed of a striking rose-gold-colored band inset between two steel layers.
- The case is curved for increased comfort and a stylish look. The watch face is covered with a layer of curved glass that increases usability, providing a smooth surface for easy and responsive swiping gestures.
Comfort and convenience
- Genuine stitched-leather watchband provides all-day comfort and features a unique clasp design that makes ZenWatch easy to put on and remove. ZenWatch has a universal design that comfortably accommodates a wide range of wrist shapes and sizes.
Customizable watch face
- ASUS ZenWatch comes with a selection of instantly-changeable software watch faces. The variety of available designs lets users easily customize their watch to fit any style, mood, or occasion, such as using a traditional, elegant watch face for work or a night out, or changing to a more playful design for use during leisure time.
Here's a breakdown of specs:
- Android Wear
- 1.63" AMOLED display - Resolution 320 x 320
- Water Resistant Rating IP55
- Weight 75g
- Battery 1.4Wh
- Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 400 processor with 1.2GHz CPU
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 512MB RAM
- Micro USB on Charging Cradle
- 9 Axis Sensor & Bio-sensor
Source: Google Play
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After having recently unveiled and released their latest mobile operating system updates, new Android and Windows-operated smart phones are expected to be launched during the upcoming year. We have already seen Apple's much rumoured iOS 8-operated iPhone 6 launched in September 2014, and mobile users are now expecting to see the new Android 5.0 Lollipop running on fancier smart phones that are much anticipated in 2015.
When buying a new smart phone you normally have two options; buy the phone on contract or buy the phone outright and get a sim-only contract or pay as you go. There is a third option however, you could buy a mobile phone on finance from a credit catalogue such as Littlewoods, Brighthouse or Argos. You can then pay back the cost of the phone in monthly installments, similar to a phone contract.
Here are 3 of the most popular mobile devices to be released next year.
1. Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung's last take on the Galaxy line of smart phones was quite a hit, having decidedly beaten Apple's iPhone 5 in terms of usability, features, and design. We are now expecting Samsung to release the Galaxy S6 during or close to the MWC, which will take place between 2 and 5 March, 2015. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumoured to have a slightly flexible body, although the company is expected to stick to the same basic flat screen we've been getting used to for at least one year.
Since Google's Android L provides 64-bit support now, the Galaxy S6 is also expected to feature a 64-bit processor, which is going to make the performance of the device sleeker, and mobile users' experience - outstanding.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 has also been announced to come with a 20MP camera, which will beat the Galaxy S5's and Note 4's 16MP cameras. Several other features this smart phone will likely be equipped with include a fingerprint scanner, microSD card slot, multi-directional microphones, fast charging, and UV sensor. As for the price, Samsung's upcoming smart phone is expected to cost at least as much as its previous counterpart at launch, selling for £579 upwards during the first few months.
2. Elliptic Labs' Ultrasonic Touch-less Smart phone
Elliptic Labs' much anticipated ultrasonic touch-less smart phone is also expected to be released in early 2015. The technology featured in this new line of mobile devices will enable users to open applications and display information without touching the screen, which is undoubtedly going to make their experience more interactive. The smart phone will be capable of registering and responding to "air gestures," as users will be able to simply wave a finger or hand mid-air, and control their smart phones while not making contact with the screen. The company has announced that Elliptic Labs' smart phone is going to feature "Multi Layer Interaction," which will allow the device to display different types of content depending on the distance between the hand and the handset.
3. HTC One M9
We have already admired HTC's One M8 and its greatness, but we are now waiting for its newer counterpart, the M9, to be finally launched at MWC in March 2015. There are many rumours about the upcoming release of HTC's newest model from the One line of smart phones, and many of them include the sapphire crystal screen we have seen in Apple's iPhone 5, as well as a camera with more than 16MP, as compared to One M8's 13MP. The HTC One M9 is also expected to be available in 128GB version just like some Apple iPhones, plus a better build and more attractive design as well.
Having recently read this fantastic comparison between the ever-popular Windows phone and Apples new flagship iOS 8 it seems there are a lot of things that people don't know about iOS8. Throughout this article, we'll teach you everything we know about iOS 8 with some fantastic points which we're sure you've not come across yet!
Apple's exclusive mobile operating system is the powering force behind some of the world's favourite gadgets. It's most recent incarnation, iOS 8 has revolutionised mobile phones and upped the game in premium smartphone technology. Although the glass and aluminium design and unique aesthetic might be the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think of the iPhone, the handset would be nothing without its ever-evolving operating system.
Here are some quick facts to get you fully up to date on all there is to know about iOS.
1. iOS Wasn't Always iOS
While the name iOS is now ubiquitous with Apple devices, there was a time in the not so distant past that there was no such thing as iOS. When it was first launched in January of 2007, Steve Jobs referred to the operating system as "iPhone runs OS X." The operating system was branded as "iPhone OS" in March 2008, and finally became iOS in 2010.
The brand "iOS" didn't originally belong to Apple- the tech company purchased the rights to the name from Cisco in 2010.
2. iOS Is Powered By Touch
The concept of Apple's operating system is driven by user interaction and "direct manipulation", meaning touch is at the heart of iOS. Although tapping and swiping are the primary means of control for the interface, the operating system introduced shaking as a means of gesture control, and rotation gestures can be used to turn the screen in different directions.
3. It's Not Just For Phones
Apple has been praised for the cohesion in style and function between its various devices. While design plays an important role in this consistency, it's iOS that makes moving between various Apple devices so simple and smooth. iOS doesn't just run on the iPhone, it also powers the world's most popular tablet, the iPad, and the iPod Touch.
4. A Future Of Integration
Apple's desktop operating system, OSX has functioned fairly independently of iOS in the past, but this is all changing with the newest generation of iOS- iOS 8. Users will be able to sync iOS 8 with their Apple desktop to send text messages and make phone calls from their computer. This should be confirmed when the full features of the upcoming OSX 10.10 Yosemite are announced.
5. Messaging For Free
Although many people associate free messaging within their phone's software with BlackBerry's BBM feature, Apple was also quick to the mark to introduce free messaging for iPhone users. Apple's iMessage service was launched all the way back on iOS5, allowing users to avoid using their allotted text messages while still chatting freely with friends.
6. Sharing Is Caring
iOS 8 has made life a lot easier for families running multiple iPhone and tablet devices at one time. It's now possible to share apps that have been purchased from the App Store, so parents can buy apps for their kids from their phone and share them over to other devices for the whole family to play. This feature also extends to calendars and notes, so family members can share itineraries and make plans through their mobile phones and tablets.
7. Call With No Signal
A really exciting new development on iOS 8 is the possibility to make phone calls even in an area with no network connection. iOS 8 allows for voice calls through Wi-FI, so if you're really stuck with no signal but find a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can make important phone call without waiting for your network connection to re-appear.
8. Touch Type No More
The iPhone has always been known for its touchscreen keyboard, which some people love and other people can't stand. Android introduced the Swype keyboard function on Android devices but until iOS 8, Apple users couldn't make the switch if they prefer this more fluid typing style. Now, Apple fans can enable QuickType to change the way they use their phones without having to move over to an Android phone.
9. Block Your Enemies
If there are people you really want to avoid, Apple's iOS makes it easy to ignore them until you're ready to talk again. iOS 7, launched in 2007, introduced Block This Caller, a feature that allows users to block phone calls, messages and FaceTime calls from anyone they don't want to hear from.
10. iOS Is Not The Most Popular
Apple fans might despair at this fact, but despite all of its strengths and innovations, iOS is no longer the world's most popular operating system. Thanks to its more widespread usage on various mobile devices across different manufacturers, Android holds massive 85% market share, while iOS trails behind at 11%. It's still far ahead of Windows Phone and BlackBerry, however, and the iPhone is still one of the most popular and sought after smartphones in the world.
The flagship of Samsung at this time is the Galaxy Note 4. In case you were looking for a downloadable manual, we've got your covered.
The English language manual of this smartphone is available for download now online. The German version is available as well, it will be up in additional languages as well as time passes but for now only English and German are available.
That 5.7-incher is now a Quad HD Super AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440 resolution) technology that stretches to 500 pixels per inch. There's no change to the size of the screen from the Galaxy Note 3, which still comes in at the whopping 5.7 inches that we have come to know and love, but Samsung has made some significant changes to that killer feature.
Sprint has now started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. You can already pre-order the phablet on both AT&T and T-Mobile. Starting yesterday Sprint has also joined the campaign, allowing you to pre-book your unit and make sure you will be among the first adopters.
The Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7 inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a 525ppi pixel density. In the states, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU is under the hood. 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage is inside. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is on board for those requiring more storage, and the rear and front-facing cameras weigh in at 16MP and 3.7MP, respectively. We should point out that the rear snapper does include OIS. A 3220mAh cell powers the phablet, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed.
Sprint is offer few options to get the Galaxy Note 4, first option is to sign a 2-year contract at $350, second option is no contract, but paying $30 a month for the phone for 24 months. While no contract, you will be paying retail price at $826.
The new ultra-sleek Samsung GALAXY Alpha redefines smartphone design. It's slim at a mere 6.7mm, styled from metal and beautifully curved at its edges for durability. Packed with flagship features such as an enhanced camera and a fingerprint scanner, it's the perfect balance of form and function.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor (1.8GHz quad-core Cortex A51 + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7) paired with 2GB of RAM. Also featured are 12-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage and a 1,860mAh battery with ultra power-saving mode.
The Galaxy Alpha will be available in black, white, and gold starting next week. Due to a decision taken by Samsung India recently, the Galaxy Alpha, along with the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, will only be sold through offline retailers.
We already reported before that the Moto 360 Smartwatch was already sold-out on the Play Store in just a few hours after launch, but that was the leather band variant. If you wanted a Metal wrist band you were out of luck even if you got to the store in time Motorola released the phone with a choice of two leather bands saying it will make it available with a metal band later on.
Now however, Verizon has put the metal strap version on pre-order for $300 with a choice of Black and Silver colors. Sadly, the Black Metal version is already sold-out to, but you still have the Silver metal variant available.
The regular price is $250 so you pay a $50 premium for the metal band. That's still better than getting a metal band after the fact though, then it will be $80 extra (that puts the price of the leather band at $30).
Incase you are not familiar with the Moto 360, here are some of the cool features that will spark your interest:
- Quality craftsmanship - Finely crafted with stainless-steel, genuine leather from Horween and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass.
- Responds to your voice - Just speak to get the info you need using the dual microphones.
- Doubles as an activity tracker - Track your steps and heart rate with a built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor.
- Works with your Android phone - Pair with most smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher.
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology - Pairs with your smartphone through the latest Bluetooth technology.
- Sensors - Include a pedometer, an ambient light sensor and an optical heart rate monitor (PPG) for versatile use.
- Mobile notifications - Let you view alerts from your device simply by looking at your wrist. A vibration option provides discreet alerts.
- Built-in microphone - Allows clear hands-free communication.
- 1.56" LCD touch screen - With Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction, 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes navigation simple and clearly presents visuals.
- Water resistant - Moto 360 withstands both water and dust, so you don't have to worry about a splash at the pool or a little sand at the beach*. IP67 Certified.
- Stainless-steel case - With a plastic case back and a leather watch band creates a stylish, yet durable, design.
- All-day battery - Go all day and recharge on a dock at night.
- 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM - Help ensure fast, efficient performance.
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Samsung released Two Galaxy Note devices yesterday, The Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note 4 Edge. The Note 4 packs a QHD Display and a lot of powerful features, the Note 4 Edge packs a YOUM Flexible sAMOLED Display that makes a very useful curved screen to display messages while the devices is off or covered with its case. In this article we will Compare the Note 4 Edge with the Previous Galaxy Note 3.
With the Note Edge and Note 3, you've got two devices that are very alike in terms of their basic shape two rectangles with rounded corners. The differences, with the exception of the screen on the right edge of the former, however require a closer inspection. For one, the Note Edge is the first in the Note line (along with the new Note 4, that is) to sport metal in its build. Indeed, the frame is now made out of the sturdy material, instead of the plastic imitation present with the Note 3.
Looking at the back, we again have some subtle differences. For example, while both devices have a soft-touch, faux-leather backs, the Note Edge does away with the fake stitching that is present with the Note 3, and also adopts a slightly different (and nicer) pattern. Also different is the button placement on the Edge, and instead of housing both of these on the right side of the frame, Samsung has instead put the power button on top of the device, while the volume rocker has been moved to the left side. In terms of ergonomics, this is an unwelcome change, but the company obviously had to move them to make room for the side screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge comes with a super-crisp, 5.6-inch Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED display, good for the whopping 525 pixels per inch. In addition to that, Samsung has also set aside 160 pixels for the display on the edge, though we don't yet know its exact size (we guess about 1 inch). Thankfully, said tiny screen is not separate from the main one, so content seamlessly curves over to the side.
Looking at the Note 3, things are more tame. Last year's Note flagship makes use of a seemingly larger, 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, or a ppi of 386. Obviously, if you count the side screen on the Edge, the two are pretty much on par in terms of screen real estate.
Interface and functionality
While both devices make use of Samsung's TouchWiz overlay based on Android 4.4 KitKat, the two differ visually. The reason for this is simple: Samsung simply didn't update the TouchWiz software of the Note 3 to the latest version available. Unfortunately for the Note 3, this means that we definitely dig the interface on the Note Edge, as it simply is more refined and far more attractive. In fact, in comparison, the UI on the Note 3 feels seriously outdated.
The Note Edge also scores a win in terms of functionality, and not solely based on the extra side screen, too. For example, it is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, which Samsung has embedded into the physical Home button, along with a heart rate monitor on the back, right under the camera. The Note Edge also has the very useful Ultra Power Saving Mode on board, allowing it to survive on little to no charge for very long time if you so need it to. Further still, the S-Pen stylus on the Note 3 is now inferior, as the updated version with the Note Edge has been tweaked. For example, not only does the display on the Edge allow for a more precise experience, but the amount of pressure you need to apply with its S-Pen is higher, so that it mimics the experience of writing on paper with a real pen better.
And, lastly, there's the side screen, of course. Many of the built-in Samsung apps on the Note Edge have been reworked to work in concert with it, so, for example, it'll display certain settings when the camera app is on, show music controls, and even display your missed notifications.
Processor and memory
The Galaxy Note Edge will come in two flavors one equipped with a 2.7GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 805 chipset with four Krait 450 cores and an Adreno 420 GPU, and another, with an octa-core Exynos 5433 chip from Samsung itself. The company's silicon utilizes two clusters of four cores one with power-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores and another with powerful ARM Cortex-A15 cores. Depending on the task at hand, the chip intelligently switches between the two, always trying to save power without degrading the user experience. If need be, the Exynos 5430 can mobilize all eight cores for those times when you need all hands on deck.
As for the Galaxy Note 3, it sports a now aging quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip. The still very respectable processor has four Krait 400 cores ticking at 2.3GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU. Obviously, this is an inferior solution to the SD805, but considering the more pixels the latter has to push, the difference in performance should be negligible to small.
In terms of memory, we've got a tie, with both devices boasting 3GB of RAM.
While we haven't yet had the chance to properly test out the camera on the Note Edge, let alone compare it with what competitors have to offer, it's hard to imagine that the Edge will lag behind the Note 3's camera in terms of overall performance.
The 16-megapixel, unit on the Edge makes use of what the company is calling Smart OIS, which combines the efforts of both an optical image stabilizing gizmo, and the built-in software's digital image stabilization. Overall, Smart OIS will help you take shake-free video, and will even aid you in taking better pictures in low light environments.
As for the Note 3, we've got an excellent 13-megapixel snapper, but optical image stabilization is nowhere to be found. Regardless, we'd say that the Note 3 is now time-tested, and we've been consistently happy with its performance it's no longer on top of the list, but it's handling itself very well even today.
For a while now, Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 have leaked physical mockups, display components, front covers, and schematics all over the web. However, the physical reconstructions and diagrams simply do not do the potential design of the redesigned smartphone justice.
At this point to presume that the countless next-generation iPhone mockups we've seen in photos and on video are a close likeness to the actual 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch "iPhone Air" Apple plans to debut later this year.
These models are said to be made using actual schematics that were leaked from Foxconn several months ago, so they may be accurate down to the millimeter - though one recent report claims that there is a huge flaw in the designs that comes as the result of a misunderstanding of the schematics.
Based on recent reports and earlier part leaks, designer Mark Pelin has created a set of iPhone 6 design renders that might just be the clearest and nicest looking view of the potential phone. You can see thesome of the images below
Samsung wants you to pay special attention to its latest Super AMOLED screen display by release this TV commerical, see below. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S has raised a lot of eyebrows with its impressive Super AMOLED screen of 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.
Super AMOLED screens were usually criticised for displaying over-saturated colours. However, the new variant of Super AMOLED display used in the Galaxy Tab S can reproduce accurate colours when set to ‘Basic' screen mode.
Younghee Lee, Executive VP of Global Marketing of Samsung Electronics had said, "There is no other tablet on the market that can compete with the unrivaled viewing experience, innovative design aesthetics, and industry-leading productivity features of the Galaxy Tab S".
If you haven't heard, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 are already available in the US since last week for $399 and $499 respectively.
Canadian service provider Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Koodo are all now seeding the updates to the Galaxy S3 and Note 2. The Size of the Android KitKat Update for the Galaxy Note 2 is around 500MB, while the one for the Galaxy S3 is 346MB.
Features & Changes of Android 4.4.2 Update
- Android 4.4.2 OS
- White Status Bar Icons
- Camera Shortcut on Lock-Screen
- Wireless Printing
- Album Art on Lock-Screen during Music Playback
- NFC tap-to-pay support
- Options to set default messaging and launcher apps
- Transparent status bar
- Better stability
- Improved Ram usage
- Smoother Interface Overall
- Samsung KNOX 2.0
- Samsung Wallet
- Emoji for Keyboard
- Bug Fixes
To get the Update via OTA (over the air) you can go into Settings > More > About Device > Software Updates > Update.
According the latest leaked document, these following 5 Samsung smartphones are likely to get Android 4.4 kitkat. They include the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy Grand 2 Duos, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 Duos, the Galaxy Mega 6.3, and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
These updates have been finalized already, and now the only thing that's left to happen is when they will be starting the rollouts. The information comes from the image you can see above, reportedly via a reputable insider.
And once again, the fact that the internationally-sold Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) won't ever receive an official update to KitKat has been confirmed.
New features of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will looking like something below.
- White Status Bar Icons
- Camera Shortcut on Lock-Screen
- Wireless Printing
- Album Art on Lock-Screen during Music Playback
- NFC tap-to-pay support
- Options to set default messaging and launcher apps
- Transparent status bar
- Better stability
- Improved Ram usage
- Smoother Interface Overall
- Samsung Wallet
- Emoji for Keyboard
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini became office only a short time ago, Samsung's latest attempt to cash in on the success of its newest Galaxy S flagship.
The Galaxy S5 mini features a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, fingerprint and heart rate sensors, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Runing on Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz UX, with features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode and Kids Mode, and will go on sale from early July.
Edutechs.in says that the Galaxy S6 may cost $950-$1,000, and is expected to be announced in March 2015, quite expensive I must say.
The new Galaxy S6 will includes a 5.3-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, up to 64GB of storage, a 21MP main camera with dual tone flash, a 3200mAh battery, and a 3 to 5MP front camera. Creators of the rendering say the Galaxy S6 would include a retina scanner, heart rate sensor, wireless charging, fingerprint sensor, water and dust-resistance.
Another concept design video released earlier this month by How To Android has a 5.2-inch Ultra HD touchscreen display. It is powered by a 16-core Exynos 8000 processor. This concept features a 4GB RAM with 128GB storage capacity. This Galaxy S6 is running on yet-to-be launched Android 5.0, and has a new IRIS scanner which was previously rumored to come with the Galaxy S5.
Samsung has now announced a new model of the Galaxy S5 for Korea that features some improved specs over the original model.
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will supports LTE-A connectivity. Some of the boosted specs include a 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display at 577 PPI, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB RAM.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is certainly an improvement over the standard Galaxy S5, however, the battery size which remains at 2,800mAh, kind of disappointing.
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Geohot roots the Samsung Galaxy S5 and most other devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is a story talking about how Firefox OS apps can now run on Android, as well as how to control your Google Play Store permissions with finer detail!
Geohot says that towelroot definitely supports AT&T Galaxy S5, Verizon Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 Active, and the Google Nexus 5. He notes that the AT&T/Verizon Galaxy Note 3 are also supported but might 'have some troubles at the door'. For those with other devices, Geohot says that towelroot should support all Android phone with a kernel build date before June 3.
Looks like he will be winner of the $18,000+ bounty price.
According to shipping records the Galaxy Note 4 will be equipped with 5.7 inch screen just like it's predecessor Note 3 and is price at the same level as Note 3.
This comes to reiterate info from last month's exclusive in which we told you to expect a 5.7" QHD (2560x1440 pixel) panel.
Furthermore, the resolution itself has been confirmed, and by Samsung no less. The SM-N910A already has its own user agent profile listed on the Korean company's website. And sure enough, it's sporting that insane pixel-packed resolution.
The new device should be officially announced at IFA 2014 in early September, and we imagine it will be available to buy not long after that.
SwiftKey, the popular Android keyboard app that uses text prediction to enable super-fast typing, is now free to all users.
The app replaces your stock Android keyboard with one that lets you quickly swipe around from letter to letter, figuring out which word you're trying to type.
What's more, it uses prediction technology to try to guess the next word you'll type, offering a few choices up above the top row of keys. If you see the correct word, just tap it and it'll get plopped into your current sentence. The guesses improve over time: The more you use the app, the better it gets.
Swiftkey is also setting its sights on new iOS offerings in the near future. The company launched its first iOS app, SwiftKey Note, earlier this year. And Swiftkey is already planning a full iOS keyboard app now that Apple announced it will finally make third-party keyboards available in iOS 8.
Today's Facebook Messenger update comes less than two weeks after Apple announced a new video messaging feature for iOS 8 at WWDC. Just like Apple's implementation, Facebook's lets you record video clips directly from within the Messenger app and then send them instantly.
To send video in Facebook Messenger, just tap the camera icon above the keyboard - the same one you would usually use to send photos. Instead of tapping the "Send" button to take a picture, tap and hold it and it will begin recording. As soon as you lift your finger, the video will be sent.
Facebook's slowly rolling out this Messenger update to both iOS and Android devices, so don't worry if it's not showing up on your updates list yet
- • Support for Samsung KNOX 2.0 has been added
- Google Drive
- Play Newsstand
- Emergency Alerts App Icon
- S Suggest (has been removed)
- Samsung Music (has been removed)
- Error code popups fixed in Backup Assistant
- 'Search' icon has been removed within S Memo when there is no memo
- Favorite ‘Contact' information background is now more readable
- Connectivity has been improved when streaming music
- Stability has been improved for Samsung Gear Manager
- Text alert improvements for select factory installed car kits
The Samsung Galaxy F also known as the Galaxy Prime is back in the news with a photo comparing it against its official Galaxy S5. The screen of the yet unannounced flagship will reportedly be bigger - 5.2" or 5.3" and have QHD resolution.
We also know that the camera is said to be a 16MP optically stabilized shooter, while the processing power has been bumped up thanks to Snapdragon 805 and 3GB RAM. The Galaxy F will keep the water-resistant qualities of the Galaxy S5, the sensor array too.
The serial leakster also suggests that Samsung will make the Galaxy F official sometime in September.
For smartphone owners over at XDA-Developers, a new flagship smartphone is as good as useless without root. Just ask the thousands of AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5 owners in their 7th week of waiting. So far it looks like Samsung, AT&T or Verizon won't offer a way to unlock the device for rooting and in the meantime the community has put up an award for the first developer to find a way to root the Galaxy S5 from Verizon and AT&T. That bounty is currently more than $18,000 in prize.
- Be the first person to create or find a method to achieve the following:
- Exploiting a fully stock VRU1ANCG build to gain root access
- Make a post in this thread with the following:
- Proving it works with appropriate photos and/or screenshots
- Providing full step-by-step instructions for which anyone else can follow
- Wait for at least one member to follow the same method and confirm it works the same on their fully stock device with VRU1ANCG build
- Claim your bounty via PM from pledger(s)
Today, the same anonymous tipster has sent in screenshots of Antutu benchmark and CPU-Z, confirming the specifications we were provided earlier, and a heap of new pictures of the device, some alongside the Galaxy S5 for size comparison.
We can now confirmed that confirm that the S5 will feature a 4.5" Super AMOLED display of 720p resolution and runs on Exynos 3 Quad chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU @ 1.4GHz, Mali-400 MP4 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM.
The rest of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini specs highlight include Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front snapper, 16GB expandable storage, fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor.
The connectivity options are pretty much the same as the Galaxy S5 - LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR blaster, GPS with GLONASS.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the latest available TouchWiz UX that premiered on the Galaxy S5. You will be getting Ultra Power Saving Mode, Kids Mode, Private Mode, KNOX, among others.
After the tremendous response garnered by Samsung Galaxy S5 it is now time for Samsung to launch its another highly sophisticated smart phone called as Samsung Galaxy S6. Though there is no official word that is available for the launch date but there are many rumors and leaks that are being floated all across the internet. Here are some of those rumors, leaks and possible specifications explained in detail.
Expect 4GB RAM and a 16-core processor
• This time Samsung is planning to come up with a huge 4 GB RAM with this smart phone and a 16-core processor. If this turns out to be true then this is going to be one of the fastest and smoothest smart phones ever made. With so much of power you can do many amazing things with this smart phone. Moreover it will not become obsolete for many years to come. The 16-core processor is going to be a Samsung Eryngoes 800 processor.
• There are also chances that Samsung Galaxy S6 might come up with 128 GB on-board memory. Well this much of memory is enough for you to save huge amounts of data that includes your favorite pictures, songs and movies.
Expect a projector option with Samsung Galaxy S6
• Apart from huge memory and fast processor there are also rumors that Samsung Galaxy S6 will have a projector option. It means you will be able to see your favorite movies at your home and even prepare those office presentations at home and then practice as much as you want.
• The leaked images are also suggesting that Samsung Galaxy S6 might have an Ultra HD display screen of 5.2 inches.
• The rear camera is expected to be a 21 mega pixel camera along with 8K resolution. If this happens then it will be like mother of all other smart phones.
• On the battery front it is believed that Samsung Galaxy S6 will come up with a powerful 3300 to 3500 mAh battery. This much battery is enough to last for more and more hours easily.
This smart phone will be available with Android 5.0 mobile operating system which is going to be the latest mobile operating system.
This smart phone is expected to be launched in early 2015 when the MWC will happen. Till that time you can enjoy a great smart phone experience with Samsung Galaxy S5.
Smart Keyboard PRO (Sale: $0.99) $2.69
Smart Keyboard Pro is a fast multitouch keyboard with multi-language support, skins, voice input, T9 and compact mode, Smart dictionary, custom Auto-Text, hard keyboard support, calibration, and many other appearance and prediction options. Get it now and see by yourself why it is the best rated keyboard app on the Market!
You can long press 123 key any time to enter keyboard settings.
A trial version is available on the market (look for the app "Smart Keyboard Trial"). Note that this Pro version is a standalone app, you don't need the Trial to use it.
Link: Google Play
Microsoft today pushed out an update to the Android version of its mobile Skype app. The change notes indicate the app has been rewritten in order to make "aggressive battery savings."
Microsoft says that the app can be left running in the background all day with no noticeable impact on battery life, but it had to disable push notifications for group chats in order to realize those efficiency gains. Users can elect to turn the group chat push notifications back on, though their impact on battery life is not clear.
- Find all your friends and family in an instant - With over 250 million people using Skype, you're bound to bump into someone you know.
- Talk with your fingers - No matter where you are, your friends are always at your fingertips with free instant messaging.
- Call your world from Skype - Talk to your heart's content with free voice and video calls to all your friends and family on Skype.
- Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too - Keep in touch, even if they're not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world.
- Share your favourite snaps - Got a favourite photo to share? Send it over Skype to friends and family and you won't have to worry about email size limits or expensive MMS charges.
- Chat with anyone, anywhere - Skype's available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even TVs. Whatever device your friends or family use, Skype just works. Simple.
- Video messaging - Record life's everyday moments and share them with the people who matter most, with free and unlimited video messaging over Skype.
- Operator data charges may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders are roving across Europe and its seems they'll hit the UK in a couple of weeks - the latest information says that Brits will be able to pre-order Samsung's new flagship starting March 28.
Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch full-HD screen, is IP67 certified dust and water resistant, has 2 GB RAM, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 16/32 GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can accommodate 128 GB SD cards.
In addition, the device features a new 16 MP camera that comes with Selective Focus, a utility that lets users change the focus after taking an image. There is also a 2800 mAh battery that features intelligent battery saving techniques that allow users to extend battery life.
Samsung has detailed the list of services and apps that will be offered for free to Galaxy S5 buyers. Around $600 worth of apps, discounted subscriptions etc. will be available when consumers purchase the latest Galaxy S device.
The bundled services include 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years, a six-month subscription to the Wall Street Journal and a year of premium service with the RunKeeper fitness app.
"We are continually looking for the best partners to help us expand and enhance the mobile experience for our dedicated users," said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT & mobile division, Samsung Electronics in a press statement. "The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tool to help improve their everyday lives. These new partnerships perfectly compliment this mission with a comprehensive offering of some of the world's best mobile resources to suit people's active lives."
Check out the list of gift from the following
The NFC Ring will be able to activate any NFC reader, but smartphones will be the easiest to implement. There is already an app in Google Play that lets you unlock a device with NFC, and the NFC Ring would make that super-convenient. If you have an NFC lock on your door, the NFC Ring can be used to open it. Much less common than a phone with NFC, but still neat. The NFC tag is only on one side, so you won't have to worry about it triggering a reader unless you hold your hand in a certain way.
- Unlock your Smart phone or tablet
Take your NFC enabled phone out of your pocket, slide your hand on the back and the NFC Ring can unlock it. It couldn't be easier. The NFC Ring comes with two special NFC tag inlays inside the ring, one for public information and one for more sensitive stuff.
- Lock and unlock your door
Want to be able to use your ring to open your house? No problem. Just grab yourself an NFC enabled door lock, install it and your NFC Ring can interact with it.
- Water Resistant
The NFC Ring is water resistant and has been testing to a depth of 50m.
- Share & Transfer information
You can use your NFC Ring to share Wifi information, links to websites, links to pictures, contact information or whatever you think is suitable to be passed securely to your friends smartphone's and tablets.
You can also use your NFC Ring to start apps with custom settings (parameters) which makes it even easier to use your device. How about turning wifi or bluetooth on for example, at the swipe of a hand?
- No charging required
The NFC Ring never needs charging, ever.
Source: NFC ring
Pebble has announced that their mobile appstore is now finally available on Android. Users who wish to access it will have to download the Pebble Android app from Google Play Store.
The Pebble smart watch connects to your Android phone and other Android devices using Bluetooth, alerting you to incoming calls, emails, messages and alerts. Customize your Pebble with hundreds of watchapps.
Key Features (require Android 4.0 or newer):
- - Browse, find, and install watchapps and watchfaces for Pebble.
- - Discover new and most popular watchapps by category: notifications, fitness, daily use, tools & utilities, remotes, and games.
- - Watchapp locker: conveniently store your favorite Pebble watchapps when not in use.
- - Receive notifications when software updates for Pebble are ready to install.
- - Troubleshoot issues and make suggestions right from the app.
You can download the new Pebble 2.0 app with the appstore from the link below.
Download: Google Play
Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a kids mode, Kids Mode will let parents choose what they want their kids to access on their phones, and among other things, include a dedicated apps store called Kids Store that caters to the little ones, with apps related to both learning and fun.
The apps are all developed for, you guessed it, children. So no, junior won't be able to access Grand Theft Auto anything, but they will have some kid-friendly cute games at their disposal.
What do you think about the kids mode?