Because some of you asked about it almost immediately after installing the new Google Camera (video tour), we wanted to make sure you knew how to enable the Manual Exposure setting. Thankfully, it’s really simple. (more…)
News is piling up for the G3 from LG, the company’s upcoming 2014 flagship device. Today, The Verge leaked a picture of the device’s retail packaging, while also confirming one hefty piece of info - the device’s display resolution. LG already once confirmed that an upcoming handset would feature the monster resolution, but after today’s report, there is little doubt in our minds that it is the G3. (more…)
As you now know, Google released a stand-alone camera app, called Google Camera, to the Play store this morning. The app is a major step towards bringing an excellent camera experience to not only Nexus devices (which have sorely needed it), but other Android handsets as well, since it runs on any device with Android 4.4+.
The new camera app introduces a brand new UI that replaces the old, confusing, and difficult-to-navigate UI of the stock Android app for Nexus phones. It’s refreshing actually, with a slideout camera options menu, a 100% viewfinder, and a massive shutter button that you likely won’t miss. (more…)
At this time, we are unable to install it, but we are seeing a brand new UI from the screenshots, along with lens Blur effects, high resolution panoramas, and a 100% viewfinder listed in the description. (more…)
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…)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has only been on sale a single weekend, but Samsung executives are already looking toward the future. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, spoke to Reuters about the GS5′s likely sales performance and the near-future debut of Tizen smartphones. (more…)
AT&T continued its rollout of Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) updates to its line of Samsung Galaxy devices this morning, adding the Galaxy S4 Active to the list, while Verizon can’t seem to update any of its. AT&T has already updated the Note 3 and Galaxy S4, but had yet to show love to its Active variant until now. Well, their support pages show that it may have received it back in May, though today is apparently the start of the mass rollout.
As far as the update goes, we’re looking at a bump up to Android 4.4.2, with better lock screen controls, better handling of SMS, a restyled notification bar, new location controls, and more. (more…)