With its robust 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, a massive 5-inch HD AMOLED screen (1,920x1,080 pixels), and a boatload of software features, no doubt many MetroPCS customers have been craving the hot little handset. Indeed the gadget has already landed on all four of the major U.S. cellular carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) as well as regional providers such as U.S. Cellular.
Be advised, though: MetroPCS will … Read more
You are about to watch someone try to make a phone call with a fruit.
If this is something that might disturb you, please look away now.
However, if you're fond of fruit, art, fruit-art, ninjas, mountain rams, Scandinavia, or Samsung, please click away at the ad I've embedded and bathe in the art within.
This, you see, is a new ad for the Samsung Galaxy S4. (Thank you, Android Authority, for making my day more complete than I ever could have imagined.)
It reveals that it is hard to take an apple and type on its skin. … Read more
If you believe the griping on social media, then the iPhone 5 caused the most user angst of the major smartphone releases of the past year.
Social media analysts We Are Social gauged the reaction on Twitter, blogs, and forums following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, and BlackBerry Z10. What the research firm found, according to the Daily Mail, was that the percentage of comments about the iPhone with a negative connotation (20 percent, the highest ratio among the four phones studied) was nearly twice that of the rate of negative feelings expressed about the Galaxy S4 (11 percent, the lowest rate out of the four).… Read more
For this season's round of giveaways, we'll start it off with the Kindle Paperwhite. After being named "the classic beach device," this thing almost handled itself in the face of turmoil. While the sun, heat, and lava rock were mostly a breeze, the Kindle fell at the hands of the Pacific Ocean. If a lucky new owner can somehow get the thing working again, we'd love to see it live long enough to pump out one more good read.
There is something appealing about a Google Android smartphone running pure Android.
You don't have to deal with the added bloatware and unwanted apps from device makers and wireless operators, all of which can't be removed. And best of all you're guaranteed to get all of Google's Android software updates when they are released. There's no waiting months for an update or wondering if your smartphone will ever get the update.
So you'd think that the new Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, which Google is now selling … Read more
Samsung expects to post another record operating profit for the second quarter but will miss analyst expectations amid concerns that sales of its Galaxy S4 fell short of analyst's sales expectations.
The South Korean electronics giant said Thursday its operating profit will come in around 9.5 trillion won ($8.3 billion) for the three-month period ended June 30. While a 47 percent increase over the year-ago period, the guidance came in below analysts' average forecast for an operating profit of 10.1 trillion won ($8.8 billion). Before a slight decline in the first quarter, Samsung had posted … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy S4 is still selling extremely well, a new report out of Korea claims.
Samsung has sold 20 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide since that device's launch two months ago, Korea-based news outlet Yonhap News is reporting (Translate Page). That's roughly 1.7 times faster than sales of the Galaxy S3 (that's global channel sales, not sales to consumers) at the same point in that device's life cycle.
The news comes just a handful of weeks after Samsung announced that it had sold 10 million Galaxy S4 units in one month, easily outpacing sales … Read more
Wearable tech is becoming a hotbed for innovation, but fitness tech has been the category that's opened people's minds to wearing tech 24-7. So we're taking the Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone Up and throwing them into the Prizefight ring!
The Fitbit Flex is the company's first fitness wristband with Bluetooth syncing. The Jawbone Up brings a unique design that's been fine-tuned after its initial release.
Both of them measure your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and quality of sleep with complementary apps.
Who will cross the finish line first? Will it be the … Read more
Google's next version of Android may have taken its latest bow courtesy of a batch of leaked screenshots.
Images obtained and posted by Sammobile purport to reveal an early Android 4.3 build running on the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4. The screenshots clearly display the Android version number as 4.3, while the model number of GT-i9505G refers to Google's new "pure" version of the Galaxy S4.
Another screenshot shows that Google is apparently sticking with the Jelly Bean moniker for Android 4.3.
This isn't the first time Android 4.3 has surfaced … Read more