Instead of dragging out an announcement of their next Chromebook, and just as we started to get our hands on leaked pictures and specs — Samsung have announced the Chromebook 2 for the US market.
To be available in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models, these ARM-based Chromebooks serve as a replacement to the Series 3 ARM Chromebook Samsung currently offer over here. They both pack upgraded Exynos 5 Octa chips, moving from the Exynos 5 Dual which featured in the previous Chromebook and the Nexus 10. The 11.6-in comes clocked at 1.9GHz, and will feature an upgraded IPS display from the previous Chromebook — though still with a 1366×768 resolution, while the 13.3-in model will feature a 2.1GHz Octa chip, …
Update: Only moments ago, the video in question was made private on the YouTube user’s channel. No doubt the person who uploaded it is in for a world of hurt from HTC and those whom provided him with the device. For those who haven’t caught the video in time, we can only hope someone out there had the foresight to download the video, and then upload it elsewhere.
Update #2: That was quick. A release of the video can now be found at this link – credit to fast thinking YouTube user, Austin Ouellette.
As the announcement for the All New HTC One draws ever nearer, we’ve now our first look at a hands-on video which takes us through its …
Samsung look set to continue their run of Chrome OS based Chromebooks, and with this latest leak from @evleaks, we could just be seeing our first glimpse at their next Chromebook.
According to @evleaks, who didn’t give away just what specs this Chromebook would be making use of — we should know this device as the Samsung Chromebook 2.
The Samsung Chromebook 2. pic.twitter.com/3a28tLVgBm
— @evleaks (@evleaks) March 2, 2014
This particular Chromebook appears to take clear design cues from the Galaxy Note 3, and the inclusion of stitching on the edges of its lid, and a faux leather texture show a clear movement away from the imitation aluminium, plastic material used previously in their most recent Chromebook …
A lot of us here were extremely excited for the Moto X before it was announced solely for the US market back in August 2013. It’s fair to say that very same lot of us were let down by this factor, but since then it’s seen a gradual rollout to Europe and the UK earlier this month, and according to Motorola’s official Twitter, we’ll be seeing the phone over here and in India in the coming weeks.
With Mobile World Congress currently in motion, Motorola’s Twitter took the opportunity to candidly answer an array of fan-based questions, ranging from the sales output of the Moto G, triumphs, mishaps, the future of the company under Lenovo, as well as short term, …
HTC mightn’t have any news (that we know of) that’ll shake-up the competition at Mobile World Congress, what with their main event scheduled for the 25th of March, but business is still usual for the OEM, and they’ve taken the opportunity at MWC to announce, and usher in a new era for their Desire range, with the Desire 816 and Desire 610.
The Desire 816 is an upper mid-tier device in the Desire range, and the first in HTC’s new-look Desire family which incorporate HTC’s BoomSound on dual front-facing speakers, as well as BlinkFeed.
According to HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, the Desire 816:
“marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the mid-tier. Incomparably beautiful to look at and
It’s that time of the year folks! Yes, that’s right, in what surely seems like Christmas for some, or shall we say many, Samsung have just announced the much anticipated Galaxy S5 over at MWC in Barcelona.
Following the successes of generations of the Galaxy S flagships, the Galaxy S5 hopes to continue its popularity streak amongst Android users, and the masses of users switching their OS to give this handset a shot. We all know what the Galaxy S5 means for Android, and whether we’re fans or those who loathe the flagship, it’s fair to say most of us can’t help but feel both excited and curious in what Samsung will deliver in each of its dramatic, orchestral and …
Sony took the floor over at MWC in Barcelona, announcing the next generation of Xperia handsets to hold the thrones in Sony’s device line-up — the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, as well as the follow-up to the mid-range Xperia M — the Xperia M2.
Their announcement comes as no real surprise. Recent leaks and renders have all but shown what to expect from these devices externally, and just about internally as well. Also mentioned was The Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet come with IP58 certifications for dust and water proofing, and all three devices continue along Sony’s ‘Omni-Balance’ design path which kicked off with its first-gen brethren, while bringing their specs up to date with soon-to-be announced, and …
Lenovo have also not been shy with their announcement of their updated Yoga tablet, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, ahead of MWC.
Retaining the familiar form factor which debuted on the original Yoga, being that of a tablet capable of being used in three configurations — Stand, Hold and Tilt mode positions, this model brings specs that at least bring it in-line with some of the latest tablets and devices available in the market today.
Those specs include:
- 10.1-inch Full HD “20/20 Vision”(1920×1200) display, which stands to provide a greatly enhanced viewing experience over its predecessor — with a 178 degree wide viewing angle
- 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB storage, with support for microSD expansion, and USB
MWC 2014 and Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event are just around the corner, and given the correlation between the ’5′ in the event title, and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5, just about everybody is expecting the new handset to make an appearance. But such an entrance may have been made early, thanks to a Instagram video of the Gear 2 revealing a device in three distinct colours, and matching the latest Gear’s colour offerings in the background.
The video, which has since been taken down was posted on the YouTube channel of GadgetLeaks.
As we can see from the start of the video, three Samsung devices, one white, one black and one in a gold/bronze appear off focus and in …
As we stand on the cusp of Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung have set the ball rolling with the announcement of its follow-up to the 2013 Galaxy Gear.
The OEM have introduced two new smartwatches, dubbed Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The omission of the ‘Galaxy’ branding hints at something more than most any of us had expected — the inclusion of Tizen OS instead of Android. Whilst serial leakers @evleaks were quick to apologise for referring to their leaks as Galaxies, only hours prior to the announcement, the visual changes of the OS seem to be minor, in comparison to the soon-to-be outgoing, and still months old Galaxy Gear.
I misspoke. Those watches are not Galaxy-branded.
In their pursuit of proving to Australians their network isn’t what it once was, at its lowest point — Vodafone have recently announced a new incentive for data lovers abroad with their 4G international Red roaming plans.
Their new plans, which look set for a mid-year release aim to enhance the $5-a-day Red plans for 3G international roaming, which can currently be had in more than 40 countries, soon adding 4G speeds in New Zealand, UK and parts of Europe for no extra charge.
According to Vodafone Australia’s Chief Technology Officer, Benoit Hanssen,
“Vodafone Australia is in an enviable position with the largest global network at its fingertips and therefore at the fingertips of its customers.”
“We have spent billions
The rumoured Sony Xperia Sirius D6503 is no stranger to attention, and in this latest video, it appears for a lengthy 12 minutes. YouTube user, Rimas Flyil recently posted a video which teases the array of new features expected to feature in Sony’s latest TimeScape UI update for Android 4.4.
The video commences with a preview of the hardware from all angles and sides, and follows with a cold boot straight to the home screen. The user then takes us around much of the same UI and we note transparency to the status and navbars, as well as updated KitKat icons in the status bar. There are features like “Smart call handling”, which acts by answering calls when the phone …