T-Mobile USA has confirmed that it will carry the Sony Xperia Z this summer, finally putting an end to all the rumors that have been circulating since the device was spotted back in April. The carrier will become the only provider in the U.S. to offer Sony’s waterproof smartphone, which has been available in Japan and Europe since January.
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Verizon could be gearing up to launch a brand new Galaxy S4 variant under a new name. But unlike the original, which is currently available in just two colors, Verizon’s model could be customizable, allowing adopters to choose their own paint job when they order.
Prior to its unveiling back in March, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2013. It has big boots to fill after following the hugely successful Galaxy S III, and to do that it’s been equipped with a new 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and an entire plethora of software features you won’t find anywhere else.
But is the Galaxy S4 worth the upgrade if you already have a Galaxy S III, and does this device have what it takes to stay one step ahead of its competitors? I’ve been using it for the past few weeks to find out.
The release of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is expected to take place on June 20, won’t bring a complete makeover to our Android devices; instead it will bring some optimizations and a few new features. However, with the release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, we should see a refresh to the look of the Android OS.
What they might be like is a mystery at the moment, but we can only hope it looks like this gorgeous concept.
Will Samsung ever learn that you can release too many smartphones? It has already launched four different variants of the Galaxy S4 in a three-month period, and now it’s promising another with a faster processor and advanced LTE.
Samsung Co-CEO JK Shin confirmed the move today, and said that the new device will transmit data at twice the speed of the original Galaxy S4, and that it will go on sale in South Korea as early as this month.
Instagram is gearing up to take on Vine by offering a new video sharing service, according to a source familiar with the plans. The move is expected to be announced on Thursday, June 20, during a mysterious Facebook press event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
BlackBerry — formally known as Research in Motion — is developing its latest BlackBerry 10.2 update with the ability to run the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean apps. The Canadian company is hoping the move will persuade existing Android users to make the switch to its new platform, knowing that their favorite apps will be compatible.
How cool would it be if some big consumer electronics company that is really great at hardware design sold a smartwatch you could buy for under $100 that was open to any developer’s firmware?
That would be amazing, because as an open platform genius software developers could compete with each other to create the ultimate smartwatch experience, and they wouldn’t need to fuss with designing and manufacturing a physical hardware smartwatch.
Well, it’s happened. Sony this week announced an Open SmartWatch project that invites developers to create and flash their own firmware for the Sony SmartWatch.
This is bigger news than it sounds.
Have you ever wondered how Google manages to cram all of that clever tech inside Google Glass? If so, look no further. The team over at Catwig have disassembled and dissected the device for the firs time to show the world its insides.
One of the key advantages to Android’s openness is the ability to customise the look of the OS to your liking. With third party launchers, widgets and themes, you can give your Android device a beautiful new look with just a few taps. No wonder third party launchers like Nova, Apex, and GoLauncher are among the most popular apps on the Play Store.
These launchers also support icon packs, allowing that extra level of customization. If you’re bored with the stock icons of your Android device, you can use icon packs to give your device a brand new look within minutes. Considering that there is no shortage of beautiful icon packs in the Play Store, we’ve chosen ten of the best to get you started.