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LG G5 Rumors: Everything We Think We Know

Last year’s LG G4 was fantastic. It kept the best features of Android alive (like having a removable battery and expandable storage), while ushering in a few new things, like a slight curve to the phone’s body, optional leather cases, and a camera that’s actually worth a damn.

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Darren Orf

February 10th

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Xperia Z4 Tablet: Slick and Slim, With Laptop Aspirations

There's a new tablet in town. It's the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and yeah, it's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet . But the biggest achievement here is that the attachable keyboard transforms the Z4 into an Android PC, with its own mouse cursor and adapted UI. I tried it, and it's surprisingly plausible.

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Carlos Rebato

March 2nd

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Samsung and HTC unveil 2015 flagships, events ripe with Apple jokes and comparisons

From 9to5Google: 

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As Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, Samsung and HTC have both unveiled their respective 2015 flagship devices. First off, HTC this morning unveiled the One M9. The device features a Snapdragon 810 processor under-the-hood with a 2,840mAh battery to go with it. HTC infamously ditched Megapixels with its One M8 flagship, but this time around, the company is touting that the One M9 feature a 20MP rear-facing shooter with a f/2.2, 27.8mm sapphire lens and 4k video recording.

Visually, the One M9 looks almost identical to its predecessor…

Samsung today unveiled two new flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.The devices are both powered by a 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor built off a 14nm process. The processor is coupled with 3GM and a 2550mAh battery (increases to 2600 on the S6 edge). The device will be available in either 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants. Samsung has ditched the microSD card slot and removable battery as well, in favor of a sleeker design. The design, instead of plastic, is now a combination of metal frames and an all-glass back. (Sounds familiar, right?)

Both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature an all-new 16MP camera with optical image stabilization and new IR white balance. Samsung touts that you’ll be able to launch the camera in less than a second with only two press of the home button. Both phones also feature a 5.1-inch 2560×1440 display. There’s also a new finger print scanner within the home button that requires just a slight tap for activation, similar to TouchID on the iPhone.

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Samsung’s event was ripe with sharp comparisons between its latest devices and the iPhone 6. Samsung, when talking about the new design of the Galaxy S6 took a stab at the iPhone 6 Plus and promised that its new devices would not bend.

Then while talking about battery life, Samsung presented a side by side chart of how long it takes the iPhone 6 to charge compared to the Galaxy S6. Samsung promises that its device is the “fastest charging phone” on the market, going from 0 to 100 percent in half the time of the iPhone 6.

Samsung also compared the lowlight performance of the Galaxy S6 vs the iPhone 6 in another side-by-side image. Finally, Samsung also touted that its new Samsung Pay mobile payment solution is available in 30 million merchant locations, while Apple Pay is available in 200,000.

Much more coverage of Samsung and HTC’s Mobile World Congress announcements at 9to5Google


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Chance Miller

March 1st

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LG’s Bringing Curved Screens To Its Cheaper Phones, Because Why Not

That curve on LG Flex's screen might seem like a total gimmick, even if it's pretty rad . As far as LG's concerned though, it's the next big thing for all phones How so? They are bringing curved screen to their mid-range phones and they plan to keep doing so in the future.

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Carlos Rebato

March 1st

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HP’s Going Android With Its $169 Slate 7 Tablet

The HP Slate 7 is beyond fashionably late to the Android tablet party, but it tries to make up for its tardiness with a very low price. When the device arrives in April, HP's first Google-powered tablet just announced at this year's Mobile World Congress will cost just $169. That's $30 less than the the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD. So how does this value-priced device stand out? HP is playing up the Slate 7′s Beats Audio sound and wireless printing capabilities. More »


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Mark Spoonauer - Laptop Mag

February 24th

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The HTC M7 looks very iPhone-like in latest leaked renders

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From 9to5Google:

We have heard a lot about HTC’s upcoming M7 smartphone expected to replace the company’s One X line in recent weeks. The rumored 4.7-inch device has some pretty impressive specs, including “several industry firsts,” according to recent reports. However, it certainly doesn’t have an industry-first design, if this new leaked image from UnwiredView is legit, and I think Apple might agree.

The report quoted a “trusted source” and claimed the image above is clipped from “a short animation clip instructing new owners on first-time SIM card installation” for the M7. It’s likely we’ll get our first real look at M7 next month during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


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Jordan Kahn

January 16th

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The HTC M7 looks very iPhone-like in latest leaked renders

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From 9to5Google:

We have heard a lot about HTC’s upcoming M7 smartphone expected to replace the company’s One X line in recent weeks. The rumored 4.7-inch device has some pretty impressive specs, including “several industry firsts,” according to recent reports. However, it certainly doesn’t have an industry-first design, if this new leaked image from UnwiredView is legit, and I think Apple might agree.

The report quoted a “trusted source” and claimed the image above is clipped from “a short animation clip instructing new owners on first-time SIM card installation” for the M7. It’s likely we’ll get our first real look at M7 next month during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


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Jordan Kahn

January 16th

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Post MWC: Total Immersion’s Augmented Reality Concepts Assist E-Commerce

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Another Augmented Reality update from Total Immersion popped up on my radar at this year’s Mobile World Congress. This nifty app, demoed at the Texas Instruments booth, is loaded with retail potential for e-commerce situations. This is not the first AR tool we’ve seen to assist with retail apparel purchases, however it is one of the best. Excellent AR tracking.

This is an updated concept from Total Immersion that I had witnessed previously at last year’s MWC, however it is now benefitting from the increased processing power available from chips like the OMAP 4 and OMAP 5 as well as from the increased real estate a tablet provides (previous versions of this demo ran on phones).

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Jay Donovan

March 4th

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Aurasma Augments Reality Anywhere — Even Waiting For A Cab

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At many conferences, like the Mobile World Congress, it seems the best demos usually end up happening while waiting in line for lunch or for a cab. While rolling through the pile of video content I collected at the MWC this year, I ran back across this Augmented Reality demo by Aurasma. It is a perfect example of the “elevator demo” and in one way illustrates the portability of many AR concepts – they don’t rely on a bunch of fixed assets or perfect lighting situations.

This is a pure marketing piece and really shows how effective AR can be a delivering unique, interactive video content.

Check out the second post in the series from MWC here.



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Jay Donovan

March 4th

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Map Your Own 3D Space With Metaio Creator Mobile

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I shot 3 different videos yesterday that describe Metaio’s new Creator Mobile software which allows you map real environments to hold augmented, digital content. Of all those videos (shot in well-lit, more stabilized sound environments) the best example to describe the system, of course, shows up at an off site event in a loud, dark room. Yet again, I busted out the “Rogue Ghetto Cam” (aka iPhone 4S) to capture the content. My apologies for the shakiness.

It’s no secret that I am an Augmented Reality fanboy in general and impressed with much of Metaio’s work. They are always up to something new.

Yesterday, Metaio CTO Peter Meier ran a small demo for me that describes how their new Creator Mobile software allows any user to map a 3D space with a coordinate system, so they can then add their own digital, Augmented Reality content to that space. This mobile app will work in conjunction with their desktop solution called simply Metaio Creator (video description at this link), which is where the content is actually associated with the coordinate system, via “drag and drop”.

The implications for retailers are obvious — add your own digital posters or videos to your store walls. Swap out the content whenever you like or even personalize for individual customers. All for free and without technical expertise.

As Augmented Reality enabling eyewear by the likes of GoogleVuzix, Lumus and others become a reality, we will see this trend take off.



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Jay Donovan

February 29th

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