For everybody who's waited with bated breath for the widespread arrival of MirrorLink, take heed because the smartphone / car stereo integration technology is about to make a significant splash in the first half of this year.
You no longer have to fiddle with your smartphone (or anin-car interface) to share your location while on the road. Glympse has trotted outGlympse for Auto, an Android app that lets you send your position with a minimum of distractions. You only have to tell it who can see your whereabouts and for how long using a big, car-friendly interface -- after that, you're free to focus on driving.
Samsung's recently announced smartphones, the new flagship Galaxy S6 and the state-of-the-art S6 edge have not been officially released into the wild yet. However, several accessory makers are busy preparing for their arrival by announcing various gears that are made specifically for these two new devices.
Back in January at the CES in Las Vegas, Hyundai announced that the Blue Link app for Android Wear will be ready by first quarter of the year. True to its promise, the smartwatch app is now ready for download from the Google Play Store for any of the Android Wear -running wearable you have. Obviously, it came before the iOS version because the Apple Watch is yet to be released.
If you're one of those eagerly waiting to get your hands on the rumored big size iPad Pro, sorry to douse cold water on your excitement, but that might not happen until later this year. Sources are saying that, instead of a Q1 or Q2 announcement of this strange tablet, Apple is forced to push it to its usual September fare.
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Emboldened by its unexpected success with the Tizen -bearing Samsung Z1 in India, Samsung is now reported to be stepping on the gas pedal. The Samsung Z2, which is what the next iteration may or should be called, might just be around the corner, months ahead of schedule.
And so the Mobile World Congress 2015 comes to a close and now we're left to pick up the pieces of a whirlwind week. We've been bombarded by a lot of annoucements, new and old products, and promises, and now it's time to weed out the winners from the not so winners. Because everyone's a winner, right? But there are really quite a few that really piqued our interest and earned our applause.
Saturday is here and it's a great time to catch up on all the stories you might have missed this week. We take a look at the recently announced HTC One M9, meet Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and dig into Nintendo's complicated relationship with indie game makers. All that and more can be found below.HTC One M9 preview: A battle between polish and progressIt looks the same.
But you didn’t see anyone lining up to buy a Samsung, or anything other than an iPhone, in those days.Things started to change with the first “Next Big Thing” spot. Just like Apple poked fun at Microsoft with its “I’m a Mac” campaign in the 2000s, Samsung’s goal was to tap into the same strategy — a little guy taking swings at the dominant player in the industry — and for a while it worked.
HONG KONG — The light at the end of the tunnel may finally be coming into focus for Sony.The beleaguered Japanese electronics maker said on Wednesday that it would aim to achieve 500 billion yen, or about $4.2 billion, in annual operating profit by the fiscal year that ends in March 2018, a huge jump from the 20 billion that it has forecast for the current year.
Bad news for non-Xperia Z smartphone owners: you won't be getting a taste of Android Lollipop . Sony has not fully rolled out the new Android 5.0 version to Xperia Z series owners yet but we know it's coming. Those who own other and older non-Xperia phones like the T2 Ultra, T3, M2 Aqua, M2, E1, E3, and C3 will not get the much-awaited software update.
Even with a huge marketing budget, there is still something to be said for spreading the good news through word of mouth. OnePlus and HTC used that to great effect and now LG seems to be jumping in as well. Kicking its marketing machine into full drive, the Korean OEM has announced that it will be giving out LG G4 smartphones to 4,000 lucky consumers in 15 countries weeks before everyone else.
Virtual reality is still relatively new. It may not be mainstream yet but there is certainly a market for it. Just recently, Samsung showed us how the Gear VR helped a father see birth of his child virtually ---somewhat telling us that the headset has a great purpose. The South Korean giant is still working on making it work with other units like the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 .
The first question you should be asking yourself - after you've decided on a Samsung Galaxy S6 - is whether or not you want to go with the Edge. Your choice will influence the rest of your life in the smartphone environment. While the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a LOT of the same elements, they present ever-so-slightly different aims for Samsung in the smartphone universe.
I need myphone to be out of my pockets and within reachwhen I’min my car. So having a car mount is not only an option, but a necessity.Unless I want my phone togo sliding off my dashboard,or sliding off the passenger seatandthen me trying to find iton the car floor and under the seat, a car phone mount is essential.
One of the universally hated things that smartphone users have to deal with no matter the brand are pre-installed apps. In many cases this pre-installed app bloatware can’t be removed and takes up space that most of us would rather have for apps we want. Samsung has seen fit to allow users of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to remove some of the pre-installed apps.
April might be over, but the month definitely went out with a bang. And although a lot of things did happen in those 30 long days, we cannot deny the commanding presence of the LG G4 , which was finally officially revealed after half a dozen teasers, which actually didn't leave much to be surprised about.
Android Auto might be a tough thing to find on the dashboard of most modern cars, but the first aftermarket upgrades are finally hitting shelves. Pioneer has the first replacement head-units supporting Android Auto (and, for that matter, Apple's CarPlay ), with sales beginning in the US, UK, and Australia. Compatible with Android 5.