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Samsung reportedly starting mass production of curved batteries

Samsung reportedly starting mass production of curved batteries

Samsung is on the verge of producing curved batteries according to a ZDNet report. This comes as Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Round that will be launching in the companies home country of South Korea. Whether the two will go hand in hand remains to be seen, however, Samsung appear to be very keen in the area of curved[Read More…]

by 1:01 pm on October 31, 2013 0 comments News
Google Play Store now has a cleaner look when purchasing a Nexus 7

Google Play Store now has a cleaner look when purchasing a Nexus 7

Google have quietly updated the design of the ‘Devices’ section of the Play Store, making it cleaner and easier to navigate when selecting the variations of a device. So far it has only rolled out to the Nexus 7, though it’s certain to hit all future devices as well — where’s that new Nexus everyone is talking about? The new[Read More…]

by 12:46 pm on October 31, 2013 1 comment Google Play, News
17 of Google’s own apps have been updated in the past few days, ready for KitKat

17 of Google’s own apps have been updated in the past few days, ready for KitKat

A keen Reddit user has spotted Google updating their apps despite no roll out in order to prepare them for KitKat’s (Android 4.4) launch in what feels like a few days. 17 of the apps have their last update set at October 28th or 29th yet only some of the updates have rolled out to users. Those apps are: Analytics[Read More…]

by 12:26 pm on October 31, 2013 8 comments Apps, News
There have been enough Nexus 5 leaks to create this 3D GIF

There have been enough Nexus 5 leaks to create this 3D GIF

Yep, that’s right; there has actually been enough leaks of the Nexus 5 for someone to create this almost-perfect 3D GIF of the device. I don’t think we’ve seen a device leaked so much before its actually been confirmed or announced by its owner — in this case, Google. As for when that might be, there’s a slight chance it[Read More…]

by 12:12 pm on October 31, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sales surpass 5 million in just one month

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sales surpass 5 million in just one month

Samsung CEO, JK Shin, has told reporters that the company’s Galaxy Note 3 has surpassed 5 million sales just one month since coming to market. He said that the response to the Galaxy Note 3 had been greater than that of its predecessors thanks to consumer awareness of the brand. The Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II took five and[Read More…]

by 9:25 pm on October 30, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 4GB RAM, 64-bit CPU

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 4GB RAM, 64-bit CPU

How good are rumours? They give us something to dream about while we wait for devices (*cough*Nexus 5*cough*) to launch. In the rumourmill today are some tidbits about the Galaxy S5; it may be a good 6 months off, but that hasn’t stopped Korean media from reporting that Samsung will aim to put 4GB of RAM into the device along[Read More…]

by 12:34 pm on October 30, 2013 14 comments Phones, Rumours
Facebook Messenger gets a complete redesign, rolling out slowly to users

Facebook Messenger gets a complete redesign, rolling out slowly to users

Facebook has unveiled a new-look Messenger application for Android which will slowly roll out to users from today. The fresh design is a welcome change from the old cluttered app which most users will be stuck with for the time being. Apart from the cosmetic changes, Facebook has made it easier to see who else is uing the app —[Read More…]

by 12:11 pm on October 30, 2013 5 comments Apps, News
Google’s own smartwatch centred around Google Now to launch within months

Google’s own smartwatch centred around Google Now to launch within months

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google’s acquisition of WiMM Labs will bear fruit within months, with the launch of its own smartwatch centred around Google Now’s at-a-glance services. The Journal’s source indicated that the watch will be able to communicate with other devices such as your phone — this likely for tethering in order to gain[Read More…]

by 9:57 pm on October 29, 2013 2 comments Rumours, Smartwatch
LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG’s first commercially available smartphone, the G Flex, has finally been announced by the South Korean company and it looks like it will be staying in its home country for the time being — launching on all 3 major carriers there. While the naming may suggest the phone is flexible, it really isn’t. Instead the G Flex makes use of[Read More…]

by 3:07 pm on October 28, 2013 6 comments News, Phones
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has seen a return rate of 30% at Best Buy stores in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear has seen a return rate of 30% at Best Buy stores in the US

Samsung’s attempt to crack into the smartwatch market may not be as successful as they would have liked. According to a leaked document regarding the roll out of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Gear has been suffering from a return rate of over 30% at Best Buy locations around the US.[Read More…]

by 6:38 pm on October 27, 2013 5 comments News, Smartwatch