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The release of a new Samsung Galaxy phone might not generate the same hype and fanfare as an iPhone launch, but some new stats suggest otherwise. According to a sales report from retail data company iQmetrix, the Galaxy S5 had a stronger opening launch weekend than Apple's iPhone 5s.
Next Tuesday, Samsung will unveil the latest addition to its camera phone lineup, the Galaxy K, complete with new branding and a fresh look. We have seen a single image of the device in a previous leak, but it was difficult to determine the proportions of the device. Thankfully, new photos have appeared on Baidu showcasing the slim design of the Galaxy K, along with its 10x optical zoom lens fully extended. The Galaxy K is expected to feature a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, hexa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor, 2GB of RAM, 20.2-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera and Android KitKat 4.4.2. A mid-range device through and through, the Galaxy K is still a marked upgrade over its predecessor. Looking back, the Galaxy
After offering Android users 100GB of combined backup and sync cloud storage for just $0.99 per year, iDrive on Wednesday announced that it’s bringing the same offer to iOS device users. The company will offer iPhone and iPad users 50GB of cloud for data backup purposes and 50GB for syncing, thus matching its offer for Android devices. With iDrive, users will be able to back up their mobile data including contacts, calendar, photos, videos and other files, and sync files across all their devices. The app also lets users access files from other devices on their iPhone or iPad once they’re synced. Finally, the app will let users share files and folders with anyone else. The iOS iDrive app also packs a
Not to be confused with the HTC One, the startup known as OnePlus has unveiled its first smartphone. The OnePlus One appears to be quite the Android powerhouse, sporting a 2.5-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU on the inside and a 5.5-inch 1080p Gorilla Glass display on the outside. Based on the unsubsidized pricing ($299 for 16GB model), the OnePlus undercuts the unlocked Nexus 5 by $50.
In its first week on sale the latest Samsung flagship smartphone accounts for almost one percent of all Android phones in use globally. And then there's the fact that the Galaxy S5 is yet to launch globally and that in its home country, carriers are unable to take on new customers during the month of April. In fact to find a worthy comparison one has to look beyond Android entirely and towards Apple. It sold 10 million iPhone 5S and 5C handsets in just two days and in Localytics's report, published on Tuesday, it compares adoption figures for the iPhone 5S with the Galaxy S5 during the first seven days of availability and finds that over the same time period the iPhone 5S had secured a 1.1% share of the global iOS smartphone market.
The FTC reminded us Monday what many a parent knows all too well: Not all kids' apps are safe, especially where privacy is concerned. So, as a parent of two small children in a house full of tablets, what do I do to keep them safe? Here are my guidelines.
The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will hold hearings at the start of 2013 to learn whether the nation's wireless networks could have, or should have, performed better in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At the height of the devastating storm, about 25 percent of cell towers were knocked out in states affected by Sandy.
Some of us would just as soon bypass the month of December and get to the new year without having to worry about shopping, holiday pressures, traffic and crowds. Now, Android 4.2 has made that easy for you!
It could be called GooDish. Or Dishgle. Neither of those awkward mashups of Google and Dish Network are likely, but what may be in the works is a partnership between the two companies for a wireless service.