smartphone

Samsung Proximity to take on Apple’s iBeacon technology

It has now become a race as to which proprietary technology will be able to revolutionize the way merchants and businesses interact with our smartphones. After Apple announced their iBeacon in the middle of last year, which they said would simplify payments and offers for retailers, there hasn't been much major development from their end, and many consider it still in the initial infancy stages. Now Samsung has announced they are working with several systems to be able to bring the Proximity Platform to retailers and consumers.

Lollipop OTA, Images for Nexus devices now rolling out

Nexus owners, if you've been a bit jealous of the Moto G and, now, the Moto X getting their Lollipop on, you no longer need to feel unloved. Google has finally started the rollout of Android 5.0 to its blessed line of smartphones and tablets, so all you'll have to do is to wait for it to land. But, if you're really excited to get the dessert now and don't mind starting from scratch, there is always the Factory Image path available for you to take.

Samsung Galaxy S6 may be released early, targeting MWC launch

If you’re looking for a veritable gadget factory – an outfit that launches a steady stream of low end devices and flagship gadgets – Samsung is clearly one of those. There’s a bit of strategy and marketing in timing the launch of your gadget, especially if it’s one of your flagship devices – like the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6. We might be seeing that as early as March next year.

Meizu MX4 tops Antutu’s best performing smartphones for Q3

In a list for top performing smartphones for 2014, which would you expect to top the list? We're pretty sure very few of you expected that the Meizu MX4 would do so, or that it even existed. Yes, the Chinese smartphone was on top of a list published by Antutu for the 10 best performing devices for the 3rd quarter of the year. This signals the rise of smartphone manufacturers from China, a trend that has seen Xiaomi, Oppo, and the aforementioned Meizu make their mark in the industry. The list also welcomes back an OEM that has not made an appearance for quite some time.

New Moto G is the first to officially get Android 5.0

It seems that Android Lollipop is all about guessing games. First we had to guess what "L" stood for and the number of sweets people came up with was just astounding. Of course, we also started guessing when it will arrive, along with the new Nexus devices. And now we're trying to fathom which devices will get the update first and when. It seems though that the 2014 edition of the Moto G has defied everyone's expectations and is now starting to get the awaited Android 5.0 update.

T-Mobile delays Nexus 6 launch for a week

It seems that the Nexus 6 availability problem isn't confined to Google Play Store only. As the date for the launch the first Nexus phablet draws nearer, T-Mobile suddenly pulls back from the lineup. The carrier has now just announced over at its Twitter feed that it will be launching the Lollipop-bearing smartphone on November 19 instead, which unsurprisingly leads to no small amount of frustration from its customers.

Pre-orders for Nexus 6 with Lollipop on AT&T starts Nov 12

If you want to be one of the first to own a Nexus 6 which will be running on the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you can either switch to AT&T or if you're already a subscriber, get another line of service through their Next program. The carrier announced that pre-orders for the smartphone, which is actually the first Nexus device on their portfolio, will start by November 12, through their online store and also in their retail stores.

LG releases an eyeful of AKA smartphones in South Korea

Have you always wanted a smartphone that can look directly at you and react to how you're using it just by looking into its eyes? No? Well, apparently LG believes there's a market for such a device, at least in South Korea. They unveiled a new line of smartphones called Aka (pronounced as "aw-kuh") and yes, it really has eyes that can stare deep into your digital soul, and apparently with personalities to boot. Bet you wish you lived in the East Asian country or that they would bring this to the US right?

Gionee Marathon M3 boasts of 5,000 mAh battery

Gionee is not a popular brand but it’s been trying to come up with interesting handsets that could rival the more in-demand models. This Chinese phone manufacturer has recently introduced the Marathon M3 smartphone that boasts of a 5,000 mAh battery. That is one powerful phone because the highest we’ve seen so far is a 3,900 mAh battery on the DROID Turbo, Moto Maxx, and Huawei Ascend Mate 2.