Chinese smartphone maker Oppo may fire the first shot as the war of next-gen displays gets underway. The upcoming Find 7 handset will debut with a 2,560x1,440 pixel (2K) display, according to a recent tweet from the manufacturer. And it seems like only yesterday they were readying the world's first 1080p smartphone.
There are relatively few known specifications about the Find 7; however, the rumors paint a pretty picture. Should the device live up to expectations, consumers could be in for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM and a whopping 4,000mAh battery.
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Android smartphone owners can add some gaming savvy to their device via a new controller from Samsung.
Dubbed the GamePad, the steel-framed controller grasps your phone as you work the knobs and buttons to play your favorite games. The GamePad can hold Android devices ranging in screen size from 4 inches to 6.3 inches, so it's geared more for phones but can certainly squeeze in a phablet.
The controller is compatible with any device of the right size running Android 4.1 or higher. But Samsung says it's also optimized for Galaxy devices outfitted with Android 4.… Read more
Apple has released the first update to its OS X Mavericks operating system. The update, which Apple has been working on since before the initial release of Mavericks, offers the usual stability and compatibility fixes for the operating system, and is a recommended update for all who are using OS X.
The update 10.9.1 revolves largely around the use of Apple's Mail program and its integration with services like Gmail, and specifically improves the following features of OS X:Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings Improves the … Read more
Capitol Hill is surrounded by what might be called the "capital spill zone," at least according to data (and a requisite corresponding infographic, of course) released by gadget warranty outfit SquareTrade Monday.
This is the second year in a row the company has broken down the total number of iPhone damage claims in comparison with total protection plans it sold by state to draft its "clumsiest states" list. This year, the most dangerous place in the United States to be an iPhone isn't actually a state. It's that bright, shining center of our democracy: Washington.… Read more
A picture surfaced over the weekend that shows a press render of the device with Sprint's Spark LTE logo in the notification bar.
The curved Android is expected to hit the US at some point in the next few months. Aside from Sprint, other carriers said to be in line include AT&T and T-Mobile.
The G Flex might feature midrange hardware under the hood but its main draw is almost purely superficial. The LG handset has a curved … Read more
Google has big plans for its surprise hit Chromecast to take it far beyond its status as a low-cost, limited-function dongle for streaming media.
The company wants to make it available to an international audience, Mario Queiroz, Google's vice president of product management, told GigaOm on Friday. Fans of the device will be "pleasantly surprised," he said.
As more people are able to get the device, Google expects that they will want more apps to be compatible with it, Queiroz said. That requires finalizing and opening the Chromecast Software Development Kit (SDK), which the company hopes to … Read more