Insider for a Korean manufacturer leaked with the specs of the next Samsung Galaxy S5 range. First of all, new Galaxy will be available in two versions – in plastic case and in metal case – where did I saw this before?
It is pretty close to the existing iPhone range and Apple strategy, to cover lower part segment of the market, with iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C.
According to the same source, more exclusive version with metal case, will have full metal back plate and metal on the edges – there’s still a question will the metal version carry same Galaxy S5 name.
Regarding the screen, Galaxy S5 will be equipped with AMOLED 2560×1440 pixel screen, and that it will have over 5 inches in diagonal. Inside, Galaxy S5 will be powered by Snapdragon and Exynos processors – depending from the market.
It is expected that the new S5 will run Android 4.4 KikKat and it should be equipped with 16Mpix camera, but there are still speculations about real optical image stabilization.
We are expecting to see S5 on the market in April, after the revealing in April, by the latest insider info, we are expecting Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy S5 Zoom on the shelves in Maj or Jun.
Smartphone applications usage has doubled in the last year, and the biggest growth driver are social networks and instant messaging applications, by the NBC News.
NBC is quoting latest research by the Flurry, and by the data growth is hidden not in more frequent usage but in more and more people using apps and smartphones.
Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and chinese WeChat are the apps with growth over 200%, just in the past year. Most of them are in the instant messaging niche, but also provides options for sharing photos, voice and video conversations.
As a bit of surprise comes in the info about the growth in email apps, but this is just following the trend of growth for the smartphone user-base. Music and video apps, has grown in 78%, and the games app are in the last position with 66%.
Samsung corp, one of the largest if not the largest competitor to Apple in the smartphone market, is there any other phone market any more, is playing aggressive on the market, releasing Samsung S3, quickly after S4, and now S5 is on it’s way.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 might arrive in March, just shortly after MWC (Mobile World Congress), at the keynote event which should be again held in London. Information is coming from Italian tech journalist Flavio Piccioni, who’s not revealing the source of these info except that the source is reliable.
Samsung just officially confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will not make an official appearance at MWC, but is still on track to getting officially unveiled by the end of April. Thous London based event in March for seems legit for the global launch of Samsung’s next big thing.
For Samsung S4 release, Samsung held a massive event were they lift the covers off the new flagship device. The keynote was held in New York’s Radio City Music Hall with a full orchestra and a theatrical troupe for the presentation.
We are holding a breath for something big, from Samsung.
Photos of Nokia’s future Android based mobile handset – codename Normandy appeared sometimes by the end of last year. Now another picture surfaced on Twitter, showing “engineering prototype” with back button and the Nokia logo on a live screen.
Image is coming from, as we anticipated China, surfaced first on Weibo (Chinese social network) showing a phone that, despite a protective case hiding some of its details, looks quite similar to the leaked images released in November.
According to sources familiar with the project, the phone will use a version of Android, and a custom UI that has elements incorporated from both Windows Phone and Nokia’s low-end Asha range.
The Normandy project was previously on hold after Nokia’s purchase by Microsoft. Nokia reportedly started experimenting with Android prior to its acquisition, but it was thought the new buyers wouldn’t want to release a phone using a competitors operating system to its own Windows Phone.
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The last season of the HBO’s winning series Game of Thrones ended with a blast, it isn’t over yet. First trailer for the new fourth season, starting on April 6th 2014 is here:
One of the best Christmas presents for all iOS devices owners is jailbreak for IOS7. Evad3rs team has released full untethered jailbreak on 22nd December. Released evasion jailbreak will be able to free your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device, also jailbreak is supporting iOS7 versions u to iOS 7.0.4.
One of the main features of the evasion jailbreak is that is totally hassle free for all users and that take only 5 minutes of your time. Keep reading →
One of the first and primary things that we did on our smartphones was checking email – today for some at least is checking Facebook or Twitter. Still email services are one of the most used services on today smartphones.
iPhone has it’s native email client, who’s working with most popular email providers and services, gmail recently promoted their new a bit more useful email app for iOS and Android. But still this is just not good enough. The solution is here redefining email usage on smartphones Mailbox app.
If you like what you see, you can download Mailbox app from an AppStore for free, but… there is a but, that only reserve you a copy of the mailbox app, you can not use it right away.
[box type=event] Demand for Mailbox has been incredible, and in order to deliver a world-class email experience we’re filling reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’ve already reserved your Mailbox, download the app and enter your reservation info. If you don’t have a reservation, download the app to get your place in line. Everyone can watch the line move in real-time from inside the app. [/box]
This is one of my favorite kind of posts leaked info about new not yet released devices. Latest leek is about successor of the LG Optimus G still holding a good position as a powerful Android device.
Upgraded version LG Optimus G should come with 5.5 inch full HD IPS-LCD display (phablet anyone?) and quad-core Snapdragon processor working on 1.7GHz and 2GB of RAM. By the leaked specs, new Optimus will have 13Mpix main camera and front 2Mpix version.
Also, Optimus G Pro should have 32GB of internal memory expandable with microSD cards up to 64GB. Main improvements are on autonomy side, it should have high capacity 3140 mAh battery.
LG Optimus G Pro will be a strong competitor to the next generation devices such as Samusng Galaxy S4, HTC M7 and recently released Sony Xperia Z.
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There are just too many knockoffs of great Instagram, this time is different. Cinemagram allows you to create fantastic animated gifs – which are just so hipster these days.
[box type=event]Animated photograpy (or cinemagraph) is a new visual art form that stands on the borderline between photography and video. Capturing the micromovements of living people and objects into eternal loops creates an illusion of extremely lifelike experience. The viewer is magnetically enchanted and feels the presence of the subject that was never possible with static photogaphy. This art form emerged in 2011 on Tumblr. [/box]
First of all you take a short video, afterwards you can select the part of the image that you want to move and what you want to stay still. Which is quite enough to create fantastic animated affects and to showoff your creativity.
There are few cines that I had find interesting, but also few my cines.
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Cinemagram is free to download from App Store -
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and unfortunately it doesn’t support Android platforms.
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Apple probably most famous for it’s reinventing the smartphone, iPhone has changed the way we are looking and using smartphones. One of the key things that the Apple did is creating a whole universe around the devices, with iTunes, AppStore.
Apple universe is really a complex one, and that represents one of the main problems for a new user jumping on a iPhone/iPad/Apple band wagon. In our iPhone 101 we will try to introduce you, newcomer to the Apple world to the all terms frequently used, some tips and tricks – and all other stuff related to your new iDevice.
In zer0 edition, we will try to cover just some basic terms about iDevices. This list will be updated as we go along deeper in the Apple universe.
First that you should now about your new device, is about the jailbreak. Apple has a closed ecosystem for their devices, too closed some will say. Jailbreak will allow you to install unauthorized application to your iDevice. Or even cracked paying applications for free. Also jailbreaking sometimes is the first step in order to carrier unlock your device (if it’s possible - it depends from numerous factors).
For now, jailbreaking your new iPhone is not illegal – but Apple can refuse to service you device if it’s jailbroken. However, the US Copyright Office does say that this ruling does not apply to tablets, including the iPad. They say that the “category of tablets is difficult to define,” so they haven’t made any sort of over-arching statement about that product category yet.