Because swiping is too simple and gestures have already come and gone, Amazon’s upcoming (but still unannounced) smartphone will rely heavily on tilt features to interact with its user interface, according to BGR. No new images of the UI were shown, but BGR references a number of use cases — and that traditional menu buttons aren’t even a part of apps. This … should be interesting.
With NFC on your smartphone, using it to pay for your morning commute across London may be getting closer to reality. According to a report in the Financial Times, carriers EE and Vodafone have already begun talks with Transport for London over extending their mobile wallet solutions to pay for your travel.
The initial trial is expected to be a “pay as you go” scheme using apps owned by the mobile operators that can be preloaded [Read More...]
AT&T’s pre-paid GoPhone customers are in for a nice little treat: their monthly data allotments are going up, but their monthly cost is staying the same. Starting April 25th, GoPhone’s 2GB $ 60-a-month plan will be bumped up to 2.5GB, while the $ 40-for-250MB plan will double to 500MB. Additionally, those on the larger and more expensive plan will gain mobile Wi-Fi hotspot support at no additional charge. And if you happen to be wanting to [Read More...]
A smartphone that doesn’t last a day in the 21st century isn’t a smartphone worth having, and with devices now including more and more processor intensive features, the battle of functionality versus battery life is hotter than ever.
A great device can be let down entirely by the length of time it lasts between charges and it is important to know that you won’t be [Read More...]
Have you ever lost your phone either by theft or pure forgetfulness? Does just the thought of having some stranger (or stalker) possibly looking at your duck-faced nude selfies freak you out? Lets take a look at this scenario, what if one of your trusted employees happen to lose your top secret prototype at a San [Read More...]
Today we’re getting our first look at what may well be Amazon’s first foray into the smartphone arena, courtesy of a scoop from BGR. What we see here is a prototype, BGR writes, and clearly shows some of the interesting hardware features. A series of cameras on the front of the 4.7-inch device are said to be of the infrared variety, used to track your face and eyes to change how things look on the display, [Read More...]
For years, rumors have been centered around Amazon and their plans to reveal their first smartphone. It may be happening sooner rather than later, thanks to a leaked image from BGR.
So, is it real? Is this a 3D-capable smartphone? At the moment, we don’t really have any details, other than this image. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Amazon is preparing to [Read More...]
The success of Amazon’s Kindle line and the Fire TV may just have them finaly building a smartphone — and if rumors are true, it will have a 3D-style screen. According to the Wall Street Journal, folks have been briefed by Amazon about the upcoming smartphone. They’re calling it part of a larger move to get into the hardware side of the business.
Supposedly developers in Seattle — where Amazon is based — and San Francisco [Read More...]
So you’re ready to upgrade to a new smartphone and grab one of the new hot devices of the year, eh? Sweet, you’re gonna love that thing! But, what are you going to do with your current one? You’re not going to simply toss it in a drawer, are you?
Whether you bought your phone from [Read More...]
Google’s Android Wear platform is something that has created a lot of excitement for the future of smartwatches, but one aspect that has been up for debate was if the Android Wear smartwatches, such as the Moto 360, will work standalone or will require a paired smartphone to function.
However, jn a recent video on the Ask a Dev YouTube channel, Android engineer Sagar Seth [Read More...]