The industry may be trending towards smartphones with larger and larger displays, but Samsung and others thankfully understand that 5.5-inch-and-up devices aren’t for everyone. Today, the Korea-based company announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a cheaper and smaller version of the flagship Galaxy S5. (more…)
Anyway, the upgrade is a big one. We’re looking at a host of new “Kit Kat” features – here’s a list of them. (more…)
We now have our goodies from Google I/O, LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches. Before we get into the review process and really diving into what these devices do, we love to unbox and do hardware tours, just so you all know what to expect if you have ordered yours through Google Play already. (more…)
The LG G Watch is priced at $229 and comes in either Black Titan or White Gold. It has an expected ship date of July 3 and is available in the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.
The Samsung Gear Live is priced at $199 and comes in only one color for now, black. It is expected to ship by July 8 and is available in the following countries: Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States. (more…)
The Moto 360 may have been depressingly absent from the I/O keynote this morning, but two other smartwatches have the honor of being the first devices to run Android Wear - the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live.
While both devices share the same rectangular form factor, that’s where the similarities end. The G Watch’s display compromises resolution for slightly more screen real estate – a 1.65-inch LCD (280×280) versus the Gear Live’s 1.63-inch AMOLED (320 x 320). But the G Watch trumps the Gear Live in another area – battery capacity. It has a 400mAh, greater than the Gear Live’s 300mAh. (more…)
We are only an hour into the keynote for Google I/O 2014 and have already seen a number of massive announcements. We’ll have more on all of that soon, but wanted to quickly point out the first hardware announcement of the day – Android Wear watches will be available later today on Google Play.
Verizon made the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for its 4G LTE network official this afternoon, announcing that the Samsung-made tablet would be available online and in stores starting June 26 for $379.99. For a limited time, the tablet will be available for $279.99 with a new two-year activation, for those of you who need constant LTE connectivity on your tablet devices.
The tablet’s ability to allow for multiple profiles on the one device is Verizon’s main sell, a feature that has been available for Android devices for quite a while. With multiuser capability, Verizon touts the Galaxy Tab 4 as the perfect family tablet. Not only can you all have separate application and wallpapers, but you can also have fun together with apps such as WatchON and built-in games. (more…)
This morning at Sprint’s press event in Chicago, the Now Network announced the Galaxy S5 Sport alongside Samsung. The GS5 Sport is essentially a Galaxy S5 Active, but for Sprint’s network. The main difference we are seeing are color options, but customers will still see a ruggedized exterior, good specifications, plus the touted water and dust resistance.
For specs, we are looking at a 5.1″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, heart rate monitor, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 2,800mAh battery, 16GB of memory with access to microSD slot, and runs Android 4.4.2. In addition to these specs, Sprint and Samsung teamed up to throw in a bit of fitness apps and software, claiming the device is “like having a personal trainer” in your pocket. (more…)