Last week at this time, the Galaxy S4 had just made its debut at Samsung's wacky unveiling in New York. We've explored the new flagship smartphone in almost every detail, but our friends Luke Westaway and Andrew Hoyle at CNET UK channeled their creative sides with these awesome videos that take a closer look at the Galaxy S4 while building on the First look video of our own Jessica Dolcourt.
Samsung, Apple, Nokia, and HTC may all crow about the quality of their flagship phones' onboard cameras, but nothing reveals real strength and weakness like a thorough camera shootout.
Hence CNET Asia's thrilling battle for image dominance among the HTC One, Nokia Lumia 920, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy S3. (Yes, we'd love to do this with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S4 and we will, as soon as we get the phone in our hands for longer than 10 minutes.)
CNET editor Jacqueline Seng took the four phones around Singapore, shooting close-ups for crisp edges and rich … Read more
Today, MetroPCS and Huawei announced their latest collaboration, the Huawei Premia 4G.
Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Huawei Premia 4G is the carrier's second smartphone to feature 4G LTE connectivity.
Hardware details include a 4-inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and a 5-megapixel camera. Falling somewhere between the ZTE Avid 4G and the LG Spirit 4G, the Premia 4G should appeal to first-time smartphone buyers.
The next generation of Motorola smartphones may allow for custom designed handsets, if ongoing chatter is to be believed.
According to a recent AndroidAndMe post, the rumored X Phone is actually part of a larger brand and approach that includes user-defined configurations for color, storage capacity, ringtones, apps, and more.
If that weren't enough to whip fanboys into a frenzy, a source close to the blog suggests that memory, processors, and carrier support may be customizable as well. Reportedly, Motorola will guarantee one-week delivery for custom devices.
While the casual smartphone observer might find the rumors just a tad &… Read more
The current Tegra chip, Tegra 4, hit the market earlier this year. The next generation, coming later this year, is code-named Logan, while the fifth generation of Tegra is code-named Parker, Huang said at the company's GPU developers' conference.
Logan will incorporate Nvidia's Kepler GPU, which currently is dominating the discrete graphics market. It also will include CUDA, Nvidia's programming model for … Read more
Verizon says it'll push the update in "phases," which means that you may need to exercise a bit of patience if your phone doesn't receive the update in the first round.
At long last, Verizon's "pure Google" Samsung Galaxy Nexus has finally caught up with its Sprint counterpart in running the latest version of Android. Launched as the first Android device to run version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy … Read more
Samsung and LG Electronics could find themselves in another patent squabble, this time over eye-tracking technology.
The Galaxy S4 already comes built with Smart Scroll, which lets people scroll through the screen and trigger certain actions by moving their eyes up and down. The phone also includes Smart Pause, which pauses a video when a person looks away from the screen.
Judging from a T-Mobile press conference invite that just crossed our desks, the carrier apparently has big changes in store. Scheduled for 11 a.m. ET in New York, the March 26 event will supposedly demonstrate the wireless provider's intentions to not act like a typical "wireless company."
While that's not a lot of info to go on, I'm betting this indicates T-Mobile's imminent transition to a completely no-contract carrier. Rumors have already surfaced that the carrier will ditch all subsidies on its phones soon, as early as March 24.
Additionally, reports assert that … Read more
The iPhone 5: thing of beauty, right? It's slim and pocket-friendly and just a marvel of engineering, yes?
Gravity: 24-7, right? Strikes without warning, yes? That's why you'll never catch me carrying a phone without a case, even if it means hiding some of its beauty and lessening its pocket-friendliness.
The question is, which case? You've got a million options, with prices ranging from around five bucks all the way up to 50 -- sometimes even higher.
If you want robust, colorful, popular protection for your phone, there's a deal to be had: For a … Read more