The South Korean government has ruled that smartphone users must be allowed to remove Android bloatware pre-installed by carriers and handset makers.
Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MISP) said that these apps are an “inconvenience” to smartphone users, and it has given the likes of Samsung and LG until April to make changes to their software before the new rules are implemented.
Samsung has today announced the new Galaxy Core Advance, a low-cost Android-powered smartphone that will be available “early next year.” The device packs entry-level specifications with a focus on emerging markets and budget-conscious consumers.
Samsung has today unveiled Shape M7, a $400 wireless speaker that hopes to compete with the Sonos. It connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC, and there’s a handy companion app that makes setup easy on Android and iOS devices.
Despite the fact that Brother’s new, top-of-the-line all-in-one inkjet printer looks like a swarthy behemoth, Brother says the MFC-J6920dw is actually 35 percent smaller than comparable competitor’s models.
Brother achieves this through something they call “Landscape Print Technology,” a feature it introduced last year that lets the printers output to large pages from printers with relatively small footprints.
At an event in Berlin in just under two hours time, Sony will announce two attachable lenses that you’ll be able to stick onto the back of your smartphone to take better photos. They’re called the QX100 and the QX10, and you can see exactly what they’ll look like in the leaked press images above — and exactly how they’ll work in the leaked TV ad below.
The HTC One is famous for its incredible front-facing BoomSound speakers, but clearly HTC feels there’s still room for improvement. The Taiwanese company today announced BoomBass, a miniature subwoofer that promises to bring even better sound to your HTC One and One mini.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of BBM for Android since BlackBerry announced it back in May, but the Canadian company has done a pretty good job of keeping the app close to its chest ahead of its public launch. So aside from a few leaked screenshots, we really had no idea what it would look like or how it would perform.
But that’s no longer the case, thanks to the hands-on tour video below.
Gear Manager, a new Samsung app that will allow you to manage your Galaxy Gear smartwatch from your Android-powered smartphone, has appeared in a pair of leaked screenshots ahead of of the Galaxy Gear’s grand unveiling on Wednesday.
The app suggests Gear will connect to your smartphone via NFC and Bluetooth, and that it will have its own apps and a “find my watch” feature.