You didn't expect Ma Bell to open its first LTE markets without tossing in a few 4G friendly toys, did you? Of course not, we told you as much last week -- but today things get official: The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid (formerly known as the Holiday) are ready to take Ma Bell's new LTE nodes for a spin.
Samsung is bringing back the Galaxy Amp. In partnership with Cricket Wireless, the South Korean company will releasethe Prime version of the 5-inch feature smartphone. Don't think that it's a less powerful device as it already connects to 4G/LTE and runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
This week the Android update to Marshmallow has continued, hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 internationally. Does this mean your Galaxy S5 will be getting an update to Android Marshmallow tomorrow? Not so fast. It just means that the Galaxy S5 will, indeed, be getting the update eventually. That's good news for you.
We already spotted the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 on TENAA a couple of weeks ago and we knew that the device is almost ready for launch. Samsung has yet to unveil the smartphone but image renders recently surfaced on China Mobile. This means launch is happening very soon. So far, here's what we know about the specs of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): a 5.
Samsung is working on another tablet to slot into its range packing a 10.1-inch screen. The tablet is called the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced according to leaks. A page showing the specifications of this unannounced tablet has turned up claiming to be from a PDF describing the Advanced. If the specs are accurate, they are decent but not exactly exciting. The tablet is said to have a 10.
We remain hopeful about HTC regaining its significance in the mobile industry but it's really up to the company to impress us with the next flagship phone. We don't really care if it's called HTC One M10 or HTC One 10 or simply HTC 10. We just want the next HTC to live up to the promises as being teased since early this March.
Dave: It has been nearly 6 months since I switched from my Galaxy Note 4 tothe Nexus 6p. Getting the chance to put the S7 Edge through its paces is a goodreminder of several features that are sadly missing from the 6p that I occasionallystill long for. Plus getting to play with the latest and greatest tech is always a perk.Dave: I receivedthe silverversion of the Samsung S7 Edge.
HTC might have just unveiled a champ, but not everyone in the world will be able to enjoy it. The HTC 10 definitely has a lot to flaunt but in some markets it will be a bit more modest. The rumored variant of the flagship running on a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 turned out to be real and is called, almost ironically, the HTC 10 Lifestyle.
Not everybody wants a phablet, and while the growth in smartphone screens may have opened the door to more immersive experiences, its left Apple and others with a bigger size problem than Donald Trump. Certainly, the sales success of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus suggests that there are many who will gladly accommodate a 4.7- or even 5.
You may not be a fan of Samsung's devices, but there is little doubt that last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were one of the highlights of the Android device market. It represented a shift in Samsung's designs, changing from plastic to sleek metal. Alongthe way, however, Samsung sacrificed some things, things that its own consumers apparently held dear.
From the mud-loving Galaxy XCover introduced in 2011 to the Galaxy XCover 2 released a couple of year later to the military-tough XCover 3 from last year, Samsung is launching a new variant. It's not an XCover 4 yet but another XCover 3 variant that is already powered by Android 6.0 Marshmmallow. Believe it or not, more than a year later, the XCover 3 is still available in the market.
MWC 2016 is usually an opportune time to put out your latest mobile related wares to take advantage of the synergy of energy, not to mention media attention, congregating in one single place. So it's a bit puzzling that ZTE is so far publicly silent about a new smartphone it has prepared. Especially considering it already unveiled a new projector earlier anyway.
Good morning and happy Sunday. Generally most of you have tomorrow off of work, so get out to your local parade and support the birthday of the USA with your community. You can stay up extra late and sleep in tomorrow. Don’t forget to be safe and call for a car from Uber or Lyft if you had a couple of drinks.
A couple of cool deals for today are the $4.
Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola and Huawei are all Android smartphone manufacturers that you’re probably familiar with. Those brands are very well established in the U.S., but you may not have heard of brands such as Xiaomi, Umi, Elephone, LeTV, Doogee and others that sell very well overseas.
China is a smartphone?haven.
No more rumors and no more waiting as Samsung officially announced that it's really launching a pink version of the newest premium flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Pink Gold edition will soon be available for purchase but only in select key markets.
After weeks of being leaked, the new Galaxy J phones are now available. Samsung just announced this year's Galaxy J5 and J7 smartphones that look a lot like each other. They look like the images we sighted on TENAA earlier this month and another set of leaked images that followed. They may just be image renders but Samsung is almostready to release the devices in theChinese mobile market.
Rugged smartphones that could probably (or not) survive an attack by Kryptonians aren't exactly new. Most of the time, however, OEMs have made consumers choose between a compromise. Either their smartphone is so premium that their heart skips a beat whenever it slips from their hand, or their smartphone is built like a tank but also as slow as one.
CUPERTINO, Calif.—It's a big day for small phones. Today, Apple announced its anticipated “iPhone SE,” Apple’s first new 4-inch phone since the iPhone 5C and 5S were released in the fall of 2013. The phone is a throwback in a lot of ways.