During the early 2000s, Samsung was not that popular in the international mobile market, particularly due to the dominance of Nokia's feature phones. However, the Korean manufacturer's rise in the global market began when it dropped its own Bada platform, and adopted then fresh and novel Google platform named Android.
After more than six years of releasing Android devices, Samsung has made it to the top of the Android food chain. It also currently stands as the second most profitable smartphone maker, just behind Apple.
With the success Samsung has been experiencing with Android, why would the Korean company launch a Windows-powered device? more >>
Hearthstone's "The Grand Tournament" is set to be released on August 24, as announced by game publisher Blizzard Entertainment on Wednesday.
The online card game's latest expansion, which consists of 132 cards, was first revealed late July. The preorder for 50 Grand Tournament card packs began on July 29 and will end on August 24, according to the International Business Times (IBT).
In an interview with GameSpot, Hearthstone executive Producer Hamilton Chu and game designer Mike Donais revealed details about The Grand Tournament at Gamescom 2015. They also confirmed that the online card game's latest expansion will be available in Asia on August 25. more >>
Sony has now made the new Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra available for prelaunch bookings until the end of this month.
The Japanese gadget maker recently unveiled the midrange smartphones Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra. Customers can now book the two new devices ahead of the official launch until August 31 via 11Street in Malaysia, according to the International Business Times (IBT).
The advanced orders will be shipped seven days after the preorder period expires, the report adds. more >>
Lenovo has definitely come a long way in the mobile market. A few years ago, no one took the Chinese manufacturer seriously mainly because its main niche was the PC market.
However, a few years later, Lenovo has been considered as among the most popular Android phone makers in China.
For the past several months, there have been rumors about Lenovo's upcoming smartphones, which would most likely be announced a few weeks from now. more >>
Stirred by a report of how the Islamic State uses the Quran to justify systematic sexual violence against women and young girls, Hillsong Church pastor Bobbie Houston has called on women everywhere to pray over the shocking and abhorrent situation in any way they know how.
After reading The New York Times Aug. 13 feature "ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape," Houston posted a fervent prayer request on her Instagram account, alerting potentially more than 100,000 followers to the powerful report.
The Times feature, written by Rukmini Callimachi, highlights how "the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria," using the Quran in support. The radical Sunni militant group uses the barbaric practice as a recruiting tool to grow its numbers. more >>
ASUS will be attending the Berlin IFA next month where it has hinted it will present several products, including a smartphone and a smartwatch.
With the IFA 2015 trade expo nearing its September 4 to 9 schedule, ASUS, the world's largest PC vendor, is teasing its participation with a potential unveiling of a smartwatch, and a smartphone featuring a rear volume rocker.
There have been speculations that a new ASUS Zenfone handset is due for announcement after news emerged the device had already been certified by TENAA in China. more >>