Samsung announced this morning that its CES experience won’t only be about TV sets and smart fridges this year. In fact, UHQ audio will play a big part in Samsung’s 2017 plans, with the company teasing the launch of the H7 wireless speaker with UHQ 32bit audio technology. (more…)
I love Christmas and the whole holiday season, but now that it’s all but over for 2016, I’ve got to say, that I’m starting to get excited about 2017 and Android. As much as I’d also like to sit here with everyone else and continue to complain about how sh*tty parts of 2016 is/was, there are some good things on the horizon to consider. Plus, don’t we all need some positivity in our lives at this moment? (RIP, George and Carrie.)
Think about what we just went through. Samsung made their three best smartphones ever by a large margin. Sure, one of them had an affinity for fire and probably needs to be wiped from memory, but it was still an awesome phone. Outside of Samsung, though, we saw Google create a new line of phones that they seem ready to promote and push forward in competition with Apple and Samsung and the rest of the players in the smartphone game. We also got a best-of-the-year phone from OnePlus and watched Motorola do modularity better than anyone. But where this gets good in 2017, is largely based around all of that moving forward another step or two.
Let me explain. (more…)
While we are still bringing in votes for the DL Reader’s Choice for Phone of the Year (POTY), we are ready to present you with our choice(s). In 2016, we saw a plethora of great smartphones from a number of makers, which made for a very exciting and busy year.
Because there was such a high number of fantastic phones, it was actually quite the struggle to choose a single one as our favorite. As you will see, we have a couple runner ups this year, only because we didn’t want to have a three-way tie for favorite. (more…)
Mobile research firm Apteligent (used by Netflix, Snapchat, Pokémon GO, and plenty others) published its “2016 Mobile Year in Review” report this week, containing quite a few interesting findings that offer a bit of insight into the current usage statistics for Android smartphones. (more…)
Every year, as the final slow weeks of the tech news cycle wind down, Samsung rumors flood in. It’s almost as if Samsung executives want to steal CES thunder before CES ever arrives, or maybe just that they can’t go more than a couple of months without making headlines. Either way, we’re in full pre-CES Samsung rumor overdrive at this point, with new rumors suggesting Samsung will skip Mobile World Congress to hold a stand-alone New York event to launch the Galaxy S8. (more…)
Samsung VP, Sung-Hoon Hong, recently stated at the Virtual Reality Summit in California that Samsung is busy working on future products for the VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) spaces. Specifically, for VR, Samsung will soon launch a new Gear VR headset, technically being the fifth iteration of its vision for virtual reality. (more…)
Facer, the ultimate watch face app for Android Wear, received a massive update this week on Google Play. Updated to version 3.0, the app now has support for Tizen devices, meaning Gear S2 and Gear S3 owners can get in on the action, plus a ton more features that may even have me charging up my Android Wear device. (more…)
Synaptics announced the Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor this morning, and given how much the internet and its citizens love a good hypetrain, it is reported that we may see this technology used in the upcoming Galaxy S8. While neither Samsung or Synaptics have announced such a thing, there’s always the possibility. (more…)