Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. LG just announced a new device for Asian markets. It's called the Wine Smart, and despite being potentially curious about the etymology of the devices name, the most curious thing about it is not that. It's actually an Android flip-phone. Yep... that harkens back to the bygone days of the early 2000's.
As you would expect, it's internal specs are not what you would call, cutting edge, but it should get the job done for its intended market.
3.5-inch, 480 x 320
Perhaps if a company would try a bit harder with better hardware, then something like this could go mainstream... What do you think?
AT&T just officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be coming to their network. They will have the device available on September 26th (2014). The phone will cost $612.99 without a contract or $199.99 with a two year contract. Alternatively, AT&T has a couple different Next programs which will allow you to purchase it with monthly installments:
$25.55 per month on AT&T Next18.
$30.65 per month on AT&T Next12.
$199.99 with a two-year agreement.
No annual commitment for $612.99.
Above is a video highlight of the device, and below is a link to AT&T's press release.
The above is simply a concept design found at the source indicated in the image.
For weeks we have been finding rumors detailing the upcoming partnership between HTC and Google on a Nexus-style tablet of some kind. For the most part, the general consensus is that the Nexus 9 tablet will be manufactured by HTC using NVIDIA internal hardware.
The newest report comes directly from the Wall Street Journal and seems to be solid confirmation of these rumors. According tot the WSJ,
The WSJ report indicates that the two companies are developing a Nexus tablet together. From the way the report reads, it seems as if Google is striving to help strengthen HTC in the Android marketplace.
If you take this news as a whole, it's not nearly as bad as it sounds at first. Verizon's version of the new Moto X will not have simultaneous voice & data when it launches. Apparently, it will be the first Android device which will need Big Red’s new Advanced Calling 1.0 feature in order to enable simultaneous voice and data.
Even though it won't have this functionality immediately out of the box, according to the leaked internal Verizon memo, the company plans an update later this fall which will bring the Advanced calling 1.0 to the device, thus enabling simultaneous voice and data as well as VoLTE (Voice over LTE). Here's a quote with a few more details,
Supposedly, the reason VZW is handling it this way is because they plan to move away from their...
Had the Moto 360 for almost a week and came across a few questions on the forums that I hope to address.
Battery Life: As much as battery life is catching flack it really is not that bad. I can get through a full working day easily and it recharges in less than a hour.
Display: There are a few trade offs here in the display is no where near as beautiful as the AMOLED display on the Samsung watches, but unlike AMOLED displays you can see the Moto 360 in direct sunlight. I do not want to have to cover my watch just to tell what time it is so for me the display on the Moto 360 is functional. The trade off is that you will see some pixelation but again on a display that small I am not looking to watch a movie I am just wanting to be able to view the watch face and the incoming messages.
Display on while charging: If you are concerned about possible burn in or you do not want the display on all night go into settings, about, and keep touching the...
MultiRom and Multiboot have been making their way to many devices lately. One of the newest devices to receive this MultiRom goodness is the LG G2. This comes by way of unofficial port. MultiRom and Multiboot is designed for the crackflasher who loves to try every new rom as they come out. It is also for those of you who are indecisive you can easily flash between roms. You can run one rom one day and easily and quickly swap to another stored rom. This is currently in Alpha stage meaning there are still plenty of bugs to be worked out. You should only try this if you are wanting to test it out, but don't expect to...
Flyme OS is a skinned version of Android made by Chinese developers of the Meizu team for the MX line of smartphones. It has become pretty sought after with it's elegant design cues. The Flyme OS is based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. You don't actually have to purchase an MX device to enjoy Flyme. The Flyme Rom has been officially ported over to the Nexus 5! The Rom is said to be completely working with only a few bugs that would not keep you from using it as a daily driver. In other words all the important stuff (camera, bluetooth, wifi, gps, 4g, ect) is working perfectly fine. If you are interested in trying out Flyme head to the source link below.
I know that this is not an Iphone forum, but I am certain that many of you Android fanatics would love to see a few cryphones get smashed. PhoneBuff flew all the way to Australia so that he could be one of the first to get his hands on each of these devices. What did he do with said devices after flying halfway across the globe, and then camping outside in line? He decided to drop them.
Marques Brownlee reported earlier this year that the Iphone 6 should be coming with sapphire glass. He some what tested the durability with some keys, and a knife and whatever the screen was it wouldn't scratch. He then proceeded to bend the glass with his foot, it would not shatter. Being that he only had the glass and it wasn't attached to a device he couldn't complete a proper drop test. The video above serves as the first ever real drop test for both the Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 plus. How durable is it really.
The day has finally come. DjrBliss Unlocked the Moto X bootloader on stage at a security conference. He did not release the method, but basically pointed others in the right direction. Today Justin Case has announced that support has been added to SunShine Bootloader Unlock Tool for the Moto G. Support will be added for other Motorola devices soon. This will require that you at least have temp root first. Once temp root is obtained you will run the SunShine app on your phone and it will direct you through the process. You will be required to pay a $25. This ensures that further development for this project will be able to move forward. Head to the link below to grab the download.