Samsung Wants Gear Watches to Work With Other Android Devices

In a recent article posted on Reuters, a Samsung executive covered many different subjects; including its Gear line of smartwatches, an upcoming Galaxy Note device, and also about how the Galaxy S5 will dominate the Galaxy S4 in regards to sales.

What caught our attention was a mention of the Gear smartwatch lineup, and Samsung’s reported wanting of its compatibility with smartphones from all of the different Android manufacturers, not just its own devices.  (more…)

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 Released, Packed With Good Gaming Titles

Humble Bundle, the easiest way to score good games on Android while also helping a charity in need, has a new pack of titles available for purchase. The way it works is easy – simply pay whatever price you want, determine how you want the money divided (a lot to charity or a bit more to developers), then download your DRM-free titles.

However, to access extra titles, you will need to pay over the average price of just $3.95. Considering that if you purchase these games separately you would be paying up to $30, this is a pretty good deal.  (more…)

Teardown Reveals Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Costs Only $256 to Manufacture

A recent teardown of the Galaxy S5 has revealed that the bill of materials for the device is about $256, while Samsung is currently selling the device off contract for about $660. That’s not a bad little markup.

IHS teardown specialist, Andrew Rassweiler had a few interesting things to say about the Galaxy S5, mainly concerning Samsung’s rehash of devices we have already seen internally.

In other words, it may look a bit different on the outside, but the Galaxy S5 features no real breakthroughs or “earth-shattering features.”  (more…)

Google I/O Registration Open Today Through Friday (Updated)

Today is the big day for Android  and Google enthusiasts alike – Google I/O registration opens! I/O is Google’s annual developers conference, where the world gets a peak at what Google has planned for its services over the next year. These services include all of our favorites, such as Android, Chrome, Glass, Drive, and much more.

This year, unlike years’ past, Google is holding a lottery for I/O tickets. In the past, users would rush to the I/O website hoping to snag a pair (with most people leaving frustrated), but this year is much different. The I/O registration window will be open today (April 15) to Friday (April 18). This gives people three days to sign up, which means no rushing and hopefully no site crashes.  (more…)

5 Reasons: Galaxy S5 Camera is Better Than the One (M8)’s

We have heard from Kellen as to why he is already missing the One (M8)’s camera thanks to a few of its features, but the Galaxy S5 shooter is nothing to mess around with. While HTC did a great job at marketing the One’s somewhat gimmicky features, the camera leaves a whole lot to be desired, especially in regards to editing photos after the fact, as well as overall picture quality.

As stated in the previous 5 Reasons post, the One’s UltraPixel sensor does do a fine job at creating photos that are share worthy on Instagram and Twitter, but for anyone looking to get more out of their photos, 4 megapixels probably won’t cut it.

After our time with the Galaxy S5, we have compiled another five reasons which make the shooter on Samsung’s newest flagship device better than the one found on the HTC One (M8). 
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