Google’s Android Silver programme was originally reported as an effort to bring the stock Android experience to high end smartphones. It was intended to be more inclusive of OEMs and allow the company to properly deliver what they think people should be getting out of the operating system. However, it appears that the programme has […]
Microsoft has been very quiet about the future of their Windows Phone devices after completing the purchase of Nokia. However, rumours have been surfacing that the new Microsoft Devices divisions has a successor to the Lumia 1020 as part of its plans. Not to mention a stab at what appears to be a new […]
Intel is expanding the range of its Atom processors for mobile devices with a new entry level version codenamed SoFIA. The processor will lack LTE and 4G capabilities, instead limiting itself to 3G connections in order to cater to value minded consumers.
Continuing ASUS’ need to create truly odd hybrid devices, the announcement of the Transformer Book V should be no surprise to anyone. It features a 5-inch Android smartphone that docks with a 12.5-inch convertible notebook that runs on Windows. Unlike the previous versions of the Padfone, the two devices will continue to operate even while separated.
One of the features that Oppo announced with the Find 7 and Find 7a at launch was this magical new charging system called VOOC Rapid Charge. With VOOC Rapid Charge, Oppo claims that the Find 7a is able to charge from 0 to 75% in JUST 30 minutes. Curiosity got the better of us and the great […]
Google Maps has received a substantial update which now integrates ridesharing service Uber. The update now allows users to compare Uber transportation with the previous options for walking and driving. Choosing the Uber option also automatically opens the Uber app and prompts the user to hire a ride. Provided the Uber app is installed in […]
Google’s Project Ara continues to explore new methods for constructing modular parts for smartphones. 3D Systems, the company currently responsible for building modules for Project Ara, is exploring the possibility of using conductive ink to print circuits.
New information has surfaced to add to the growing rumours that Google is planning to alter its smartphone strategy. This would involve a shift to drop the Nexus brand of phones and replace it with a set of smartphones that closely adhere to Google’s specifications of what an Android experience should be. Currently known as […]
While Google’s Project Ara is making all the headlines for being a user customised modular smartphone, software engineer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast David Hunt has decided to get head of the game and build his own smartphone from a Raspberry Pi, an Adafruit touchscreen, and some carefully placed padding. The whole unit is held together with […]
Since One Plus has been in the limelight as of late, there has been a lot that was called into question regarding its similarity to other Chinese Manufacturer Oppo. In fact, when you abbreviate its latest phone the One Plus One, you get an eerily similar OPO and the pedigree of One Plus’ CEO Pete […]
We have covered what looks to be Amazon’s first Smartphone a couple of days earlier and now BGR have come back with even more news about the mysterious device. Apparently instead of the usual buttons that just about EVERY smartphone uses, the Amazon phone will rely on a myriad of gestures and a tilt based […]
Everyone who has played Fallout in one form or another has wanted to own a Pip Boy, that’s a fact. With wearable technology improving at such a vast pace as well as a slew of crowdfunding sites this may just come closer to a reality than you think. The Rufus Cuff may sound like a […]
Smartphone theft is a very common occurrence as they get more prevalent in our lives, take a look at your Facebook feed and chances are there will be one person losing their phone to a pickpocket or just sheer carelessness every month. While the fiscal pain you feel is definitely not easy to ignore, the […]
The name Amazon may not be the first thing on your mind when you talk about a smartphone but if all things goes to plan with their first smartphone, it may just be a talking point for a while to come. While the above image resembles the lovechild of a Lumia device and a BlackBerry […]
It seems like the latest trend for smartphones is to have an extra high resolution screen with people like Oppo showing off the Find 7 last month in Beijing. Not to be outdone, LG has just confirmed that the successor to the G2 will deliver what they are calling a “Quad HD” resolution not to […]
Graphene is considered to be the Holy Grail of metamaterials. A single paper thin sheet is three hundred times stronger than steel and one hundred times more conductive than silicon. The only hurdle science has met with his synthetic material is the extremely high costs involved with manufacturing it. Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology is […]
This year, we have seen more high quality, high end smartphones that are all separated by a hairs width leading us to ask the question: “Are we in a golden age for the flagship smartphone?” Seeing as how there are multiple choices right at the top of the price point, each with its very own […]
Just how similar are the Xperia Z1 Compact and the Xperia Z1? We are in Jakarta where Sony have just announced the new range of Xperia devices slated for launch next month and we decided to put them side-by-side to find out how they stack up against each other. Here’s our post on the Z1 […]
LG may have already launched its curved smartphone some months ago, but that’s not stopping the Koreans from displaying its G Flex smartphone at the front and centre of its MWC 2014 booth. As one of the first smartphones in the world to feature curved plastic OLED display, we naturally had to take a closer […]
LG’s curved G Flex is no one trick pony. Besides being a curved phone, the back cover is also self-healing. Minor scratches and scuffs can actually disappear within minutes on the G Flex’s back cover, and it’s down to a special coating on the cover. To see it for ourselves, the staff at the LG […]