LG Exec Talks Upcoming G4, Reveals Plans for Device That “Stands Above the G Series”

With HTC and Samsung done announcing new devices, at least for now, we still have a couple more companies who need to show off their plans for 2015; the biggest being LG. Speaking at MWC, LG’s Cho Juno, who heads the company’s mobile business, spoke of the upcoming G4, as well as a new device that will, “stand above the G series.”

Let the hype begin.  (more…)

3rd Party App Cards Starting to Show Up in Google Now

At the end of January, Google announced that we would all soon start seeing 3rd party app cards appear in Google Now, a move that has the potential to make the service exponentially more useful, assuming you aren’t spammed to death and have enough control over each’s arrival. While I personally have not see any new 3rd party app cards, at least one of our readers started seeing them today.  (more…)

Samsung Shows Off Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Packaging in Unboxing Video

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge won’t be available until some time in April, but thanks to an early unboxing through the company’s own YouTube channel, we get a look at the official, minimal packaging. Yes, that means the faux wood boxes are gone!

After the unboxing, we get another tour of each device’s standout features, plenty of looks at that beautiful glass-to-metal blended body, and the deep, color-changing tricks that the Gorilla Glass 4-covered backs play on your eyes. Samsung also talks about these phones not being able to bend, the new louder-than-ever speaker, and the brightness range on that QHD AMOLED display.  (more…)

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Buyers to Receive 20+ Digital Freebies Through Galaxy Gifts

As part of its existing Galaxy Gifts initiative, buyers of the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung will be treated to various app, games, and in-app content.

The list contains over 20 offerings, all of which will be downloadable via the Samsung Apps store. None of these, unless from your carrier, will come preloaded on the device.  (more…)

Huawei Might Just be the Next Nexus Maker

Over the last week or so, rumors suggesting that a Chinese smartphone maker would make the next Nexus phone have really heated up. I still haven’t fully wrapped my brain around the idea, but I can’t say that I would be opposed to it. Companies like Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Huawei are starting to make really nice high-end hardware, they just don’t typically get any attention in the US. And look, if Google wants to repair its relationship with China, maybe this is a first step. Well, that might be a stretch, but going with a Chinese phone manufacturer would certainly be something new.

What if that phone manufacturer had already been decided on? What if Google has decided to go with Huawei? According to Kevin Yang, the director of China research at iSuppli, the deal has already been signed – Huawei is making the next Nexus phone.  (more…)