Category: Android News

Tip: Speed up the slow Samsung Galaxy S5 camera

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Are you finding that the Samsung Galaxy S5 takes a longer than usual time to focus on a subject and actually take a picture? If so, then you’re not alone.

Whilst the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a decent camera and theoretically should take pretty good pictures, the bundled camera app Samsung ships with the Galaxy S5 is hindering the performance of the  [Read More…]

No, Google did not just leak their next tablet — this an old Nexus 10

This is image that’s been posted onto the Google I/O 2014 website, and has been making the rounds today as Google somehow being dumb enough to accidentally leak an unannounced product in an official production. Just take a moment to note the placement of the front-facing speakers, the volume rocker at the bottom corner, and the gentle curve of the sides. This is not a Nexus 8 or a next-generation Nexus 10. This is the Nexus  [Read More…]

LG G3 specs and features revealed in Dutch leak: lasers, circles, and UI

There’s a lot that’s been leaked about the LG G3, but this one really takes the cake. It seems that somebody at LG Netherlands pushed the wrong button and accidentally published their full LG G3 product page. As of publishing time at least part of page was still surprisingly online, revealing the full specs and many of the new features we can expect to find in the LG G3. Our Dutch comrades were able to learn  [Read More…]

Manufacturers fight for top spot in Europe as Samsung gains ground in US

Kantar WorldPanel has released figures for the three months running up to April 2014, which show an increase in the number of manufactures competing for the top spots in the European smartphone market. The report also shows Android remaining in the lead when it comes to overall shares of the smartphone market. Google has 70 percent in the five big European markets and 51 percent in the US. While iOS retains a comfortable second place across  [Read More…]

We’re answering your HTC One Mini 2 questions on the Android Central forums!

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So you’ve checked out our first impressions of the HTC One Mini 2, read today’s full review and you’ve still got questions? Fear not, we’ve got the device in-hand, and we’ve taken to the Android Central forums to get a Q&A going. So whatever you need to know about the HTC One M8’s little brother, we’ll do our best to provide the answers you crave.

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LG G3 wireless charging dock leaks

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After months of rumors, the LG G3 announcement is due tomorrow, May 27. Thus far we’ve had a lot of leaks and we (think we) know basically everything about the phone – how it will look, its specifications and even what one of G3′s accessories will be.

This time around we have another of LG G3′s accessories that have leaked ahead of time,  [Read More…]

HTC One Mini 2 Review

Despite cutting some of the M8’s headline features, HTC’s latest miniature is a competent all-rounder with plenty to offer

In case you hadn’t been paying attention, smartphones are getting bigger. In 2014, a 5-inch display is seen as the minimum for serious contenders in the high-end Android world. We’ve even reached the point where Apple is rumored — finally — to be joining the big-screen club later this year.

It’s clear that the market wants (or  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: LLOYD Flex Case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible case provides great protection for the Galaxy S4 from day to day use and accidental drops. The back of each case features a large portrait of LLOYD surrounded by a glossy exterior that’s easy to grip.

The LLOYD Flex Case is available for just $ 3.95, 80% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping!

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Samsung patent reveals detailed plans for smartwatch with a circular display

In addition to the standalone smartwatch with a built-in SIM card, Samsung may be looking to offer a smartwatch with a circular display, much like the Moto 360. Patents from last year indicate that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a new interface that is designed to take advantage of the circular display.

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Samsung testing Android 4.4.3 on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4, outlines 4.4.2 update timeline for other devices

It looks like Samsung is already testing Android 4.4.3 on its current flagship, the Galaxy S5, and last year’s Galaxy S4. Documents obtained by SamMobile reveal that the South Korean manufacturer is testing the as-yet unannounced Android update (which has a build number KTU70) on both the Snapdragon as well as the Exynos-powered variants of the Galaxy S5 in addition to the LTE-A variant of the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506A).

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