Almost every major flagship smartphones for 2014 has come out including the two handsets from Apple, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus; the Google Nexus 6; and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, among others.
Recent news is now pointing out to the release of yet another reiteration of the Galaxy phone series from the South Korean tech giant, aptly named the Samsung Galaxy S6. Speculations regarding the purported device's release date indicated that it is "extremely unlikely to arrive this year," PC Advisor reported.
"Samsung, like other hardware manufacturers has got into a rhythm of launching a new flagship smartphone once per year. Just as the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 were expected to launch in September and did so, we (along with many others) expect the Galaxy S6 to launch close to MWC," the site said. more >>
After the Nov. 11 announcement of AT&T for the availability of Google Nexus 6 handsets in their network, several other carriers also unveiled the launch dates for the newest Google smartphone under their name.
In a report by Android Authority, T-Mobile initially revealed that they will be putting up the much-coveted flagship from Google yesterday, Nov. 12. It turns out that they are postponing the launch date to Nov. 19.
"To give T-Mobile customers the best experience possible, we're moving our #Nexus6 launch out one week to 11/19," they wrote on their Google+ page. more >>
Recent reports indicated that Apple is planning to manufacture larger 12-inch tablets as replacement for the smaller iPad minis.
Taiwan's Economic Daily News claims that the Cupertino-based tech giant won't be releasing 7.9-inch tablets (the iPad Minis) for next year or the following years.
"A preference towards larger screen sizes, the introduction of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, declining iPad sales, and 'fierce competition' in the tablet market are said to have led to Apple's alleged decision to discontinue the tablet," Mac Rumors indicated in their report. more >>
The battle of smartwatches still rages on even without the Apple Watch, which is slated for an early 2015 release. While Samsung has been around the smartwatch market for quite some time, Motorola's first offering has given the latest Samsung Gear S a fight worth taking. How will the stylish round-faced Moto 360 fare against the square-faced Gear S?
The Moto 360 first made it to the U.S. on September while the Gear S made its debut on October. In terms of pricing, the Motorola smartwatch is priced at $250 while the Gear S sells for almost $500.
First, spec-sheets. The Gear S is currently the biggest among Samsung's Gear line with a 2.0-inch curved Super AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 480 x 360 pixels. Inside the smartwatch is a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. The device can be fitted with a sim card which allows the watch to perform calls and texts without having to be paired with a smartphone. more >>
Samsung's "Limited Edition Concept Device," the Galaxy Note Edge, is now available in select countries. Countries included to get the phablet are India, Australia, Singapore, Germany, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and France among others. As a limited edition device, the Note Edge will only be sold in limited quantities and at a premium price.
While similarly priced as the Galaxy Note 4 at around $950, the Note Edge's main selling point is its curved screen design, which allegedly can be used as a standalone screen for different purposes such as highlighting sports scores, stock info, or trending topics. Even as the main screen is covered, users can still see useful information through this curved screen.
Those in the U.K. can pre-order the phone starting Nov. 14 through the Carphone Warehouse and the Samsung eStore. more >>