Motorola seems determined to get everything right about the Moto 360. From the brilliant design to a thinner bezel when compared to other Android Wear devices, the Moto 360 really is set to impress. Ask almost anyone about their favorite smartwatch and in most cases the Moto 360 is what you’ll hear. That’s how good this device really is. Sadly however, very little information is available about the Moto 360 when compared to Samsung’s Gear Live or LG’s G Watch. Well, that’s about to change, if only by a little. And it’s not an everyday internet rumor either. This piece of information comes from Motorola demonstrator Cathay Bi in a video TechCrunch hands-on video of the device.
Samsung’s next smartphone, apart from the Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha aka Galaxy S5 Prime has got some new photos up the interwebs. Coming from two sources, these Samsung Galaxy Alpha images show the Korean attempt at a metallic smartphone that will be launched to battle against Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6. These live photos also allegedly show a Galaxy Alpha that is quite smaller than the the current gen 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5. Earlier, a number of rumors indicated that Sammy was producing a 4.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Alpha to combat against the rumored iPhone 6. Today’s photos confirm those rumors and leaked renders.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha images:
These exclusive Samsung Galaxy Alpha images come from two sources: the folks at SamMobile and a Vietnamese website Tihnte. Clearly smaller than the 5.1-inch SGS5, these images show a smartphone with a different design language while keeping the same perforated look – in the metal though. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a 4.7-inch high-end smartphone with a Full HD display and at least partial metal designing. Carrying the same Samsung
The year 2014 so far seems “ground-breaking” in terms of how the mobile tech leaders are breaking their own shells and delving into what a consumer demands. Not trying to live in a state of utopia, but Apple’s rumored attempts at bringing out a larger iPhone this September, and Samsung’s alleged entry into metallic design seems to be what you may call bowing in front of the consumers. Fans of both the sides have long asked for a larger display screen from Apple and a more premium, metallic look from Samsung. While both haven’t yet happened, the rumors and leaks have been so intense so far in the year that we had to almost believe that both Apple and Samsung are actually working on where they may have been lacking. Awaiting the launch of a slimmer, sleeker, and larger iPhone 6 this September, we are going through a Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup because that is what we will be waiting for after iPhone 6 is unveiled finally.
- Note: to not get confused with so many alleged names of this metallic Samsung smartphone (S5 Prime, Galaxy F, Galaxy Alpha), we will keep with the very first and apt-looking name for this post – the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.
Galaxy S5 Prime rumor roundup:
Coming to put up some fight against the premium looks and style of Apple’s iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will be Samsung’s first metallic model. On one hand, Samsung’s flagships have kept ahead of the race with top-notch chips and specifications, on the other, they have terribly missed a lot of consumer market because of the plasticky look.
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H users have received a second update after the release of the brilliant smartphone from the Korean tech giant. The latest update is geared towards the 3G users of the predominantly Asian region. The XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update optimizes performance and add new hardware drivers. You can now root Galaxy S5 on XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat using this tutorial.
- To update to the latest firmware, read: Flash XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware on Galaxy S5 G900H
Some prerequisites to root Galaxy S5 on XXU1ANG3:
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H users have received a second update after the release of the brilliant smartphone from the Korean tech giant. The latest update is geared towards the 3G users of the predominantly Asian region. The latest XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update optimizes performance and add new hardware drivers. The latest stock firmware also improves the fingerprint and heart rate sensors. You can upgrade to this latest official firmware via OTA or Samsung KIES. If you want to update Galaxy S5 G900H to XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 manually, this guide will help you.
XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat details:
Model name: GALAXY S5
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:07:24 +0000
Product Code: SKZ
You can now root your Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 on the latest official firmware. If your smartphone is updated on the latest firmware, here is how to root Galaxy S4 i9500 on XXUFNF3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat and get the super access of your device.
- Relevant tutorial: Flash XXUFNF3 Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500
Samsung has recently released the latest XXUFNF3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500. While the device was already upgraded to the latest KitKat iteration, Samsung has tried to fix some bugs that were being faced in the earlier builds. Here is how to install XXUFNF3 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 i9500 manually. You can also update to the latest official firmware via OTA or Samsung KIES.
- Once you have updated, here is how to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 on XXUFNF3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat
XXUFNF3 Android 4.4.2 details:
Model name: GALAXY S4
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 04:40:02 +0000
Product Code: TUR
Xiaomi made to some pretty headlines yesterday with its mega announcement of a new flagship. The latest Xiaomi Mi 4 got an increased focus because of its new Sony sensor that the flagship’s camera is featuring. Later on yesterday, we did get to know about the details about this raving Mi 4 camera and its sensor but samples were missing. Apart from camera samples, Xiaomi Mi 4 benchmark scores are also up now.
- Recommended read: China’s Titans: Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Huawei Honor 6 vs ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini
Xiaomi Mi 4 camera samples:
Thanks to the Chinese site My Drivers, we have also got some Mi 4 camera samples. The site has already managed to get the announced new flagship and has released the first few third-party camera samples. Apparently, the first Xiaomi Mi 4 camera samples do not look at par with what we had earlier expected. But that could be a case of bad photography or the third-party app used. We will wait for some more samples to see how great exactly is Xiaomi Mi 4′s shooter.
While the world of technology is being led by the giants like Samsung, Apple, and Sony, it is the cowboys from China who are offering the similar (and sometimes even better) specifications with half of the price tag. The design and sleek look arguably may not be premium like the world-renowned names, but if you can get past the brand name and a few bits of “premium” then there is a much wider market for you to search for your perfect smartphone without worrying about losing half of thousand bucks in the process.
Xiaomi launched today its brilliant new flagship Mi 4 which followed the unveiling of other two major smartphones, the Huawei Honor 6 and the Nubia Z7 Mini by ZTE. In this post we will do a Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Huawei Honor 6 vs ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini comparison to help you find out which one of these lacks where and which one satiates your favorite feature with the best possible spec. For one, we are in love with Xiaomi Mi 4′s superb 13 megapixel camera that uses a new Sony sensor taking low-light photography and HDR video recording to a whole
Prior to its launch, the Xiaomi Mi 4 had its fair share of internet hype. Starting from renders of the device, to its specifications being leaked, almost the entire device was covered beforehand. This was topped up by the company’s top management itself adding fuel to the fire by making clarifications regarding its build. Well the wait is finally over. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is finally here after being launched today at the company’s launch event in Beijing. In addition to the launch of the flagship smartphone, the company also posted posted official renders and hands on pictures of the device for the press. These cover the device in its entirety and every angle of it.
Nvidia is all set to launch the Shield tablet this month. With the Shield tablet, the company seems ready to take a full swing at the portable gaming market. The Shield tablet due to be launched this month is very different from it’s predecessor. The Shield tablet will have an 8 inch screen and will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1, known to have some impressive benchmarks itself. In the Shield tablet, Nvidia has separated the controllers from the main screen of the device. this was not the case in the previous Shield handheld gaming console. The previous Shield provided an opportunity to play your favorite games on-the-go. But in the Shield tablet, not only have the controllers been separated from the device but they will also be sold separately.
Nvidia Shield Tablet To Cost $299 For The Wi-Fi Version – To Be Available In US From July 29 And Worldwide Later This Year
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be officially released at IFA in September which makes us only a couple months away from the launch event. While there have been largely a lack of leaks around the upcoming version of the crazily-popular phablet device, seems like we are getting to a point where we are mostly able to get a complete picture of the upcoming devices. Korean site, ET News, has published reports indicating that the next gen Note will have a premium metallic design and a flexible screen along with a Galaxy S5-like 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization module.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 latest:
Previous few months have largely focused on Samsung’s entry into better (read: metal) designing for its devices starting with a new and premium smartphone tagged Samsung Galaxy F aka Alpha. While this device is under the
With the LG G3 being launched only recently, word has popped up relating to the LG G3 ‘Prime’ as well. The news comes from Korea, which is also the operating base of manufacturer LG. Rumors related to the LG G3 Prime had started popping up with gaps, but this is the first time we’ve been able to know about the launch date of the smartphone. The LG G3 Prime has apparently been scheduled for a release on the 25th of this month. This makes the launch date of the phone a mere four days away. As expected, the phone is to be launched first in Korea, and then hopefully throughout the world.
LG G3 ‘Prime’ To Be Launched On 25th Of July – To Boast LTE-A
Well, not even a day has passed and we have more news for you about Xiaomi’s soon to come Mi4 flagship smartphone. Just 17 hours ago we received several fresh updates about the Xiaomi Mi4. These include first alleged pictures of the device and official word from the company’s VP. According to Mr. Li Wanqiang, the Xiaomi Mi4 will not have a metal back like several flagships out there. Instead, the back of the phone will be made of plastic. He however assures us that the Xiaomi Mi4 will not disappoint as the smartphone is being launched on the fourth anniversary of Xiaomi. Well, there are more updates about the Xiaomi Mi4 and these come courtesy of an online retailer who has listed the smartphone for pre-order just a day or two prior to its launch.
Xiaomi Mi4 Listed By Oppomart – To Cost $499 And Come With Snapdragon 805
We’ve said quite a lot about smartphone theft here at wccftech. Smartphone theft is one of the unfortunate drawbacks of the advent of this technology. As your phones are able to do more, they also cost more. This leads to the misguided looking to make a couple of quick bucks a golden opportunity to cash in. When you loose your smartphone, not only do you incur financial losses but also put yourself at risk. Your phone undoubtedly contains sensitive data that anyone with malicious intent can use against you. Well, a safeguard for that is available. Well, its been available since last year and is called the Android Device Manager. With Android Device Manager, you can now easily protect your data with a few simple steps. Learn how to do that right here.