For years, carrier branding on high-end flagships was a blight upon beautiful phone design. Breaking up the glass and fancy textures was a big carrier logo, announcing to everyone who doesn’t care that you’re on a particular carrier. Some examples were annoying, and some were plain criminal.
With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, you won’t have to worry about that. T-Mobile and Sprint have been light with carrier branding lately, but even the AT&T and Verizon models will feature no carrier branding [Read More…]
It says ‘Galaxy S8’ on the back.
Prominent leaker Evan Blass continues to lay bare the Samsung Galaxy S8 ahead of next week’s announcement. This morning we’re getting a look at the GS8 in gold, in addition to a fresh perspective on the grey and black models. Behold!
Blass also reveals the branding for the U.S. versions of the phone which — surprise! — has additional Galaxy branding in addition to the Samsung [Read More…]
No word on any release outside of China for now.
Huawei has announced a third variant of its new Mate 9 for its home market of China, following the announcement of the regular Mate 9 and its pricey Porsche Design-branded sibling. As Gizchina reports, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro is basically a Porsche Design Mate 9 without the Porsche branding and sleek black paint job. And there are a few internal hardware tweaks, too.
Of course the $ 1500 Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is ridiculous. That’s the whole point.
Except for when things go spectacularly wrong, we don’t often analyze individual launch events. But Thursday’s Huawei Mate 9 shindig turned out to be an important milestone for the Chinese firm. In a lot of ways, it’s now finally finding its groove. The Mate 9 itself looks to improve upon the generally solid P9, with a much-needed software overhaul and [Read More…]
Whether or not there are any longterm plans for Nexus, the idea of a new Huawei-built tablet isn’t completely crazy.
It’s been a pretty wild day for Google hardware and software rumors. Aside from Chromecast Ultra, “Andromeda” OS and a possible next-gen Pixel in 2017, there’s now a report suggesting that despite Google moving to Pixel for this year’s phones, the long-rumored Huawei/Google tablet will actually use the Nexus brand.
9to5Google reports that the Google [Read More…]
Samsung’s Level app hinted at a Galaxy S7 Active variant last month, and we’re now getting a first look at the upcoming handset in the form of leaked images. Based on the photos, the phone eschews the metal and glass finish of the Galaxy S7, instead featuring a rugged exterior made up of polycarbonate and rubber.
From Samsung Viet:
Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Active will feature physical home, back, and recent buttons. The frame [Read More…]
Uber has unveiled a new logo and branding, and has updated its app with a brand new icon to reflect this. While the Uber app works just as it has, the company hopes that this new branding will reflect how the company has evolved over the years, celebrating the cities in which the company operates.
Uber has broken down its new branding into three areas: the logotype, the “bit”, and the “atom”. The new logotype is [Read More…]
During its IFA press conference, Samsung teased an upcoming tablet called the Galaxy View, highlighting a built-in kickstand. The manufacturer used phrases like “think bigger” and “a new dimension of entertainment,” and a spate of rumors since have suggested that the tablet offers an 18.5-inch display.
Following the announcement of its new logo, Google has started updating the logos and icons of several of its apps. On the web, several of Google’s services now feature a capital sans-serif G where there was previously a lower-case serif g. Likewise, updates have started trickling out to the company’s Android apps to reflect the change as well.
Google has updated its own applications for Android with a splash screen that adds a tweaks to remind users who built the app, the operating system, and the ecosystem that it hooks into.
Having updated Googles’ own applications, you’ll now be presented with a white screen, an oversized logo, and the word “Google” plastered across the screen. But why?
Adding a splash screen to the loading process of an app only increases the time taken to get into the app [Read More…]