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.
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.
It seems that the ball has truly started rolling for Samsung . Although the exact dates of the announcement is still all but a rumor, the manufacturer is dotting it's i's and crossing its t's in preparation for the imminent arrival of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge Plus.
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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.
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.
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.
This is gonna be a busy week for Sony . The gates Of IFA have opened which means a lot of companies will be unveiling their latest products in one of the biggest tech shows every year. Before Sony releases the new Xperia Z5 family tomorrow, some hands-on photos have been leaked earlier today. The images don't look fake nor do they seem like renders--they look real. Dutch website nu.
If you want to talk about what your brand is all about and give off a feel-good vibe that reminds us all of our humanity and how we are different and yet the same, who would you want to be the voice of that video? Of course immediately you'll think of The Avengers right? Well, that's what HTC has done, in a manner of speaking.
No longer a part of Sony, VAIO likes the look of that smartphone market, and has decided to go up against its former parent company's Xperia series with its own creation -- one that looks very familiar to our smartphone-seasoned eyes. It's called the VAIO Phone, and it's launching in Japan in collaboration with one of the country's smaller carriers, b-mobile, on March 20th.
The global smartphone business is booming, growing almost 20% year-on-year, according to new data from Gartner — but Samsung's sales are flagging hard. The South Korean smartphone company remains the single largest smartphone vendor in the world, selling a little over 81 million units in Q1 of 2015.