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Mar 14, 2014 - 10:20 AM - by dgstorm
The above is a press pic of the LG G2.
A User Agent Profile has been leaked for an LG device with the model number D850. This is most likely a version of the LG G3 which will be launched this Spring. The most intriguing thing revealed by this UAP us that this device does in fact include a 2K (2560×1440) QHD display. Obviously these things can be faked. Furthermore, there's no guarantee that the D850 really is the next LG G Series flagship. The evidence seems solid though, so we are betting it will be true.
The question remains... how important is it to move to a higher resolution display on a smartphone? Is this a feature that is important to you, or just marketing hype? Share your opinion.
Mar 14, 2014 - 10:04 AM - by dgstorm
One of the more interesting smartphones in development right now is the OnePlus One. Hints and teases of the device have left much to the imagination, which has built up a great deal of speculation across the web. Until now, only some of the intriguing features have been shared by the company OnePlus regarding their mythical device. No pics or video have appeared to give us an idea of what the final outer design might look like. That changed this morning when BGR posted an exclusive pic which are supposedly design drawings of the outer shell of the OnePlus One smartphone.
As you can see from the sketch above, the company is working toward a more elegant and subdued aesthetic. We can also infer from notes on the sketch that the device will be made of premium materials including an all Aluminum unibody with some polycarbonate elements. This is suggested by the "AL unibody," “cam deco AL,” and “PC injection molding” notes.
There are a few other things which can be inferred from the drawing. We can see a power key located on one of the sides, similar to the Sony Xperia devices. There are stereo speakers and a headset jack, with the later being on the top and the former on the bottom. We also see that the rear camera will have a dual flash and something called a “TP lens.” Internet speculation suggests that could be a telephoto lens, although that seems highly unlikely on a smartphone. It could perhaps refer to Touch on Lens technology which we see on the phone's screen.
One other tidbit that was not revealed by this drawing but has been hinted at in previous rumors is that this device will include a 5.5-inch display, but it's overall dimensions will still be smaller than the Sony Xperia Z1 (which is a 5-inch display device). That would be some impressive spatial cramming if it turns out to be true.
Overall, it looks like this device is shaping up to be a powerful combatant in the crowded Android arena.
Mar 14, 2014 - 9:36 AM - by dgstorm
We have to admit to being surprised by this news. There are pretty solid rumors floating around the web today that both Google and Microsoft have been pressuring Asus to stop building dual-OS booting devices. In the PC world, creating a dual-boot device is easy and largely ignored. Perhaps it's a given that tinkering and altering go hand-in-hand with a PC, which is why software OEMs tend to give it a pass. Also, PCs need to have increased versatility for increased productivity. It might be a bit more understandable for these companies to want to control what comes installed on tablets, but it's still a bit shady if this rumor is true.
Asus was all set to launch their new Transformer Book Duet TD300, but according to insider sources, Asus has been forced to shelve the project citing pressure from Google and from Microsoft. The report also claims that two other dual-OS products from ASUS's have been nixed. The P1801 and P1802, which are all-in-one PCs, will have their sales suspended thanks to Microsoft's "new policy" of not supporting dual-boot systems.
We aren't sure what to make of this at the moment. On the one hand, we can see where it would be true. On the other, there have been rumors that Microsoft themselves are considering launching a dual-boot Android/Windows hybrid smartphone. If both of these things are true, then it smacks of massive hypocrisy from the folks at Redmond.
Mar 14, 2014 - 9:22 AM - by dgstorm
If you were at all skeptical of Samsung's claim to have IP67 water-resistance on their next-generation Galaxy S5 smartphone, then you would not be alone, but you are mistaken. Some folks in Russia got hold of the device ahead of the April 11th launch date and decided to test its water-resistant capabilities. It turns out there was no reason to be skeptical. The phone survives splashing water, jetting from all sides, and can also be fully immersed in 3 feet of liquid for a half an hour. This holds up to the IP67 specifications.
Interestingly, these same skeptics also put the battery through some punishing tests and found it to be very impressive. Here's a quote with details regarding that test,
Hmmm... so the internals and software may not be that much of an upgrade from the Galaxy S4, but with incredible battery life and IP67 water-resistance, the Galaxy S5 could be worth the upgrade. This is especially true for folks who are on the SGS3 or older. What do you guys think?
The Galaxy S5 survived 10 hours of continuous 1080p video playback - a sixth shy of the 12 hours promised in the S5 presentation. The conditions of the test were at full screen brightness, though, and with Wi-Fi on, which means that Samsung's new flagship might ultimately crush the endurance benchmarks, in relation to its battery capacity.
Check out more pics below of the Galaxy S5 being receiving the water-boarding torture.
Mar 14, 2014 - 9:08 AM - by dgstorm
Smartphone advancements might be a bit stale right now, but there are other technological areas of evolution occurring in the mobile world. Here's a great example: Samsung just revealed three new smartphone accessories with advances designed to help folks with physical impairments. These devices are built specifically for their Galaxy Core Advance smartphone.
One is a device called the Optical Scan Stand. This is basically a raised bracket that will automatically trigger the OCR features to recognize and read aloud text placed in front of the phone. The next device is something called Voice Labels. These are "similar to Samsung's NFC-equipped TechTile stickers, but let visually impaired users make voice notes or record short explanations on how to use various devices around the home."
The final accessory is a new smartphone case called the Ultrasonic Cover. This devices uses ultrasonic sound waves to detect objects and people within a two-meter radios. This is meant to help visually impaired users navigate surroundings by sending spoken and/or vibrating alerts. Kudos to Samsung for thinking about our friends and family who have impairments.
Thanks for the tip, Jeffrey!
A few weeks ago we highlighted the OYM wallpaper app. The video above is a full walkthrough of OYM wallpaper manager. The thing that stands out most about this wallpaper app is the simple fact that each wallpaper app is hand customized and themed. True artistry goes into each wallpaper. This is not just a collection of random images this is actually the art work of NeffStar and Jhey. They contribute to the wallpaper manager new walls daily. If you are a fan of Marvel or DC this app is for you. If you like Starwars there are plenty of walls for you. If you are a fan of Tv series and movies there is something for you. It seems like there is pretty much something for every taste included in this wallpaper app. Head to the link below for he download.
Via Play Store
If you have been around the Android themeing scene for any amount of time you have surely stumbled upon the "Cobalt Theme" by developer "DustinB". This theme for Cyanogen Mod was one of the first themes i ever ran on my phone. One of the best parts of this theme to me was always the creative and unique app icons that came with the theme. In order to run this theme back in the day you would have needed to root, unlock bootloader, flash recovery, and flash an aosp rom. These days you can get all of the same icon themeing without root!
DustinB released his Cobalt Icon pack a while back but has recently updated it with 100 all new icons! This brings the total to well over 600 and you can rest assured that there are even more to come! There is also a custom wallpaper gallery included, as well as an icon request tool, and a visual for seeing what icons look like. Head to the link below for the download!
Via Play Store
If you own a Motorola Device and you like to mod you will want to be sure that you know how to SBF your device back to factory settings with RSD Lite. RSD Lite is the program that is used by your carrier to flash stock images to your device. This is the only way to recover from a brick and should be used as a safety net when modding your Motorola device. SBF.droid-developers.org has been the go to place to get your stock files for all Motorola devices. You can still find files for older devices like the Motorola Droid X, OG Droid, and the Droid Bionic.
To flash the stock:
Download The latest Motorola USB Drivers
Download RSDLite For Windows
Download The Motorola Firmware for Your Device
Load the Stock Firmware into RSDLite and Flash away! Full Instructions at the source link below.
It won't be long until we see the all new Galaxy S5 release here in the United States. It will probably hit the GSM networks first followed by Sprint and then Verizon will probably lag behind like always, because Lord knows they must add plenty of VZW bloat to "ensure the quality of their network". For many of you who have been rocking the Galaxy S4 since release day there is probably a short stack of hundreds just burning a hole in your pocket while you wait for the S5 to finally arrive. Some have said this would be a small bump in specs and won't even be worth the upgrade, while others are frothing at the mouth with excitement. If you are one of the ones who are losing sleep in anticipation lose sleep no more. You can now experience your own little slice of Galaxy S5 heaven right now!
Earlier today the Touchwiz apps from the Galaxy S5 were leaked. They are now available for download no matter what device you are currently using as long as you are running Android 4.4.2. You will also need to uninstall the original versions if you are already using Touchwiz which will require that you are rooted. You can sideload these apps. Simply download the app, go into your settings and check the unknown sources box under security settings, and you are good to go.
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