Samsung has released two new promotional videos for the Galaxy S5 today, focusing on the handset’s design and new features. One showcases its much-improved new back panel, slimmer form factor, and larger display; while the other highlights things like the 2,800mAh battery, its 2.5GHz quad-core processor, and its new software features.
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Samsung has confirmed the existence of a new Galaxy Tab 4 lineup on its own website ahead of the tablet’s official unveiling. The device, which will be available in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch variants, is mentioned in a list of devices compatible with the new Galaxy Gear Fit health tracker.
More than 40+ handsets and devices were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year from big and small OEMs around the world. However, only a handful of them were the main attraction of the show.
When Nokia announced its new Android family at Mobile World Congress on Monday, the Finnish firm confirmed the devices would have their own Nokia marketplace in place of Google Play. If you’re curious what the new “Nokia Store” will be like, you can now download and install it on your own Android smartphone.
Just as expected, Samsung unveiled its flagship Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress on Monday evening. In addition to fancy new features like a fingerprint scanner and heartbeat sensor, the handset boasts the latest Snapdragon 801 processor, a 1080p Super AMOLED display, and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with rich tone HDR, selective focus, and more.
But how does the Galaxy S5 compare to some of its competitors, like the iPhone 5s, the new Sony Xperia Z2, and its cousin, the Galaxy Note 3? We’ve put together a handy comparison chart below that makes it all clear — and may help you choose the best handset for you.
Sony fans, here is some good news for you. Sony has finally decided not to use its widely criticised anti-shatter film on the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, which it has been pre-installing on its Xperia devices since ages.
We were all expecting Nokia to announce its first Android-powered smartphone here at MWC, but what we actually got was three new handsets all running the Finnish firm’s new take on Android. Called the Nokia X, the Nokia X+, and the Nokia XL, the trio offer “phones for all” — and promise to bridge the game between Nokia’s entry-level Asha lineup, and its flagship Lumia family.
Along with its first 64-bit Snapdragon chips, Qualcomm also announced a higher clocked version of the S800 — the Snapdragon 801 a.k.a MSM8974AC. As the change in name suggests, this new chip from Qualcomm only boasts of higher clock speeds across the board to deliver better performance.
With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple managed to beat chip giant Qualcomm right in the gut by releasing the world’s first 64-bit mobile processor — the A7. Less than six months later, Qualcomm is aiming to catch up by unveiling its first 64-bit mobile SoCs — the Snapdragon 610 and 615 — meant for mid-range smartphones and tablets.
Mobile World Congress 2014 kicks off on Monday, February 24, and Cult of Android will be live from Barcelona. In addition to regular posts covering all of the announcements, we’ll also be running a live blog throughout the event that will bring you the latest from the show floor.
So not only will you get breaking news and hands-on coverage of the latest products, but also an insight into what it’s really like to attend MWC. Here are some of the things we’re expecting.