IFA kicks off in just a couple of hours, with Samsung highlighting the day 1 festivities through a 3-city Unpacked event. They are unveiling the Galaxy Note 4, there is no denying that. Each Fall, Samsung brings us a new device in the oversized-phone-we’re-basically-in-tablet-territory category that they created years ago.
The device is currently rumored to carry a 5.7-inch QHD display, metal casing with chamfered edges, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB or 4GB RAM, 16MP camera, and a brand new S Pen. We would be shocked if Samsung didn’t use its standard physical home button setup, with recent apps and back flanking it, as well. By all means, this will be another flagship device that will make Note cult members proud.
Tim will be on hand for the happenings in New York City, bright and early at 9:00AM Eastern (6:00AM Pacific). We will have a live stream embedded below for all to watch, along with a live blog so that you can read our thoughts in real time.
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This evening, owners of the HTC One (M8) and One Max should see an email from Google, informing them that the free Google Drive storage they received upon activating their device has now been doubled to 100GB. Nothing needs to be done on the user side of things – Google will go ahead and add the storage to your account automatically. (more…)
IFA press events don’t kick off for at least a few more hours, but the leaks of official press images and specs are starting to flow. The folks over at Xperia Blog managed to grab press images of the new Sony Xperia Z3 in copper, along with a fitness or smartband that appears to have an e-ink display. Both products should be unveiled by Sony, which is hosting an event at 7AM Pacific, tomorrow. (more…)
According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the One (M7) on Verizon is scheduled to receive Android 4.4.3 this week, along with Extreme Power Saving Mode. I can’t help but wonder if he actually meant the HTC One (M8), but he has yet to correct the Tweet. We will just have to go with it. (more…)
One of the biggest weeks in tech has arrived, thanks to IFA in Berlin and a separate event being held by Motorola where they are preparing to announce a handful of new products. It is going to get wild around these parts starting early tomorrow morning. Asus has a press event in the very early hours, where we should see the official unveiling of the ZenWatch. After that, Samsung will do its Galaxy Note 4 song and dance, followed by additional events for Sony and some other companies. Then once Thursday rolls around, the world will focus on Motorola and the new Moto X and Moto G, along with details on the Moto 360. LG will also be showing off their new G Watch R, round smartwatch, during IFA. Again, things are going to get nutty, but awesome.
We want to know which announcement or product you are most excited about. Will it be the new Note? Are you hoping to hear Sony confirm US availability for their next flagship? Or do you really just care about Motorola’s new line of products?
Let us know!
Given Sony’s film pedigree, it’s a bit surprising the company hasn’t released more Android-powered shooter accessories - it’s mostly stuck to conservative offerings like the QX10 and QX100. Luckily, the QX1, an interesting take on smartphone attachments, is right around the corner. (more…)
The @DroidLanding Twitter account, an official and verified Twitter personality that has been used to unveil new DROID phones, apps and contests in the past, reactivated this afternoon. Well, it at least notified us that reactivation is “fast approaching,” which really means that something new is about to arrive with the DROID named attached to it.
What could it be? (more…)
IFA is nearly in full swing, and leaks are starting to spring up left and right. Earlier today, Ausdroid and Xperia Blog uncovered images of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3. (more…)