Category: Android News


LG unveils new QHD panel, going into mass production “shortly”

LG has sent out a press release detailing their upcoming QHD (that’s 2K, or 2560 x 1440 pixels) display panel. The panel has received certification by NEMKO, a Norwegian testing and certification organization for electrical products. Now that the certification, which says the panel meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard, is complete LG can begin mass-producing the displays. Just in time for the G3, which is all but confirmed to use a QHD panel.

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Samsung to offer Swarovski crystal accessories for Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit

In a trend to up the ante on personalization and marry fashion with wearables, Samsung has announced that it is launching a new Swarovski for Samsung series. Partnering with the famed crystal brand, Samsung is essentially bejeweling the rear perforated faux leather back battery cover of the Galaxy S5 with Swarovski crystals. Additionally, with the Gear Fit wearable exercise band, Samsung is adding clips that you can attach to the strap, essentially giving wearers their choice  [Read More…]

Would you implant an NFC chip into your hand?

Game developer Zoe Quinn recently implanted an NFC chip in the space between her thumb and index finger. Appropriately enough, she’s since programmed the chip to send a link to her Humble Bundle page for Deus Ex, a popular shooter game about cyborgs. So, if you bump into her, you can tap your phone against the base of her thumb and get a free video game about human/robot hybrids. Here’s a video of the operation, which  [Read More…]

KitKat details leaked for multiple Samsung smartphones

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Samsung expects to deliver Android 4.4 KitKat updates to around eight smartphones before June is out, says SamMobile. According to the blog’s sources, a number of devices have already been cleared to roll with a handful of others still in “testing”. Between May and June we should see models such as the Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, and Galaxy S4 Mini picking up  [Read More…]

Tech giants blast FCC’s net neutrality proposal

In an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission, major Internet and technology companies are united in their fight to keep the Internet free and open. Companies that include Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix among others, are standing together to fight the FCC’s plans to split the Internet into faster and slower speed lanes as part of a new upcoming vote.

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Tech giants blast FCC’s net neutrality proposal

In an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission, major Internet and technology companies are united in their fight to keep the Internet free and open. Companies that include Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix among others, are standing together to fight the FCC’s plans to split the Internet into faster and slower speed lanes as part of a new upcoming vote.

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UpTo vs. Sunrise vs. Today Calendar: Which new Android calendar is the best?

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Smartphones do so much for us. They offer all forms of media, keep us connected, and keep most of us productive. So what good is a smartphone without a great calendar application?

Just in the past few weeks, Android users have seen a slew of new calendar apps arrive on their favorite mobile platform. UpTo and Sunrise Calendar were previously iOS exclusives. While UpTo made  [Read More…]

Weekly Photo Contest: Red

After seeing the success of our previous photo contest, “yellow,” we’re going to give it another whirl this week with a basic color-themed photo contest: “red.” And when you think about it, it comes off last week’s “bricks” contest quite well also. We’re looking for the best pictures you can take that show off the color, idea or accent of red, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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LG G3 rumored with Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, and 13MP Camera

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The upcoming LG G3 just got some more details according to a new leak which suggests that the device will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805.

This will be coupled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 QHD display, and a 13-Megapixel camera featuring OIS+.

Still up for debate however is the material that the LG G3 is made out of,  [Read More…]

Google Play Services 4.4 can tell when you’re walking or running

Google has released the 4.4 update for Google Play services, along with a list of new services and APIs. Features have been tweaked and added in the Maps API, new activity recognition features have been added, Games Services have been tweaked to allow multiple game gifts, Wallet fragments now allow an Instant Buy button inside an app, and a new way of displaying mobile ads will allow more targeted ads and direct purchase.

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