The much awaited Galaxy S5 is set to hit stores starting from April 11 in 150 countries including India. For the past many years, the Samsung Galaxy has been the most foreseen smartphone launches along with the iPhone and the Nexus devices. Galaxy S5 is expected to be priced between Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000., though the special pricing has not been shared by the company yet.
Samsung also announced three wearable devices. Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. These devices will be available across the country through Samsung’s retail stores and e-commerce sites from April 11 onwards. Galaxy Gear 2 is priced at Rs.21,900 and both Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit are priced at Rs.15,900. Continue reading →
Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it’s ready to get the phone into developers’ hands to see what the technology is capable of.
Google says that the phone will learn the dimension of rooms and spaces just by being moved around inside of them — walking around your bedroom, for example, would help the phone learn the shape of your home. Continue reading →
A source close to Nokia has said that the Nokia Normandy, the company’s first Android phone, will launch in 2014. What will this mean for the future of Windows Phone phones?
Nokia have long been stalwarts of the Windows Phone operating system, opting to launch the Lumia range of handsets using just this operating system. The move may well have helped arrest the company’s slump into decline, Continue reading →
Google has launched a Qi wireless charger on Play Store, costing the equivalent of just over £30. It is not yet available in the UK, but is designed to be compatible with the Nexus 4, 5, and 7.
Wireless charging is something that the real geeks of the world can get particularly excited about. The current technology still requires that you have wires running from the plug to the charging plate, but as the technology improves and you can charge over a greater distance, even this could soon diminish. Wireless technology would genuinely be upon us. For now, we have to make with do with the convenience of being able to charge without plugging your phone or tablet in. Continue reading →
The budget smartphone, Moto G, will launch in the UK, unlike its premium brother, the Moto X. Motorola has confirmed that it will launch on the 13th November and looks set to take on the budget smartphone bracket.
The UK hasn’t seen nor heard much of Motorola since their acquisition by Google. What we have heard we’ve had to glean by eavesdropping on their US releases. The Moto X looked a really quite decent phone, but it was only released in the US, and there were fears that the rumoured Moto G budget smartphone would follow a similar path. However, these rumours have been quashed, and it has basically been announced that the device will hit UK shelves, and sooner than most right-minded people would have expected. Continue reading →
Struggling smartphone manufacturer HTC has unveiled their latest handset, the gargantuan HTC One Max. The 5.9” phablet will be powerful and should release by the end of this month.
HTC has been struggling in the smartphone market recently. They have failed to repeat the success that they enjoyed with the likes of budget phones the Desire and the Wildfire, despite releasing some seriously impressive handsets. The HTC One is the company’s flagship device and it offers an incredible screen and some excellent features. However, it hasn’t sold as well as the Taiwanese manufacturer had hoped with the likes of the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S outselling its rival.
Despite this, the HTC One Mini was released and this too was a great little handset. It offered the same level of quality as the primary handset but with a less cumbersome form. The trend for Continue reading →