iPods seem to be dying after a successful journey of a decade. Analysts suggest that Apple will not refresh the iPod line up any more, and this year iPhone and iPad launch would not be accompanied by a new iPod. It is unlikely though that Apple will ditch the iPod Touch completely at this point.
Could Apple iWatch replace iPod?
Researcher Christopher Caso who is an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group notes that iPod Touch could probably be replaced by iWatch. While Apple’s iWatch is not strongly expected to be introduced this year, Apple may launch it a little later in the future. Whatever the launch date of iWatch be, iPods surely are not seeing a new successor, as far as this analysis goes.
These reports come after the year 2013 which saw drastic decline in the iPod business. Apple chief admitted that iPod revenue was under $5 billion in the year as compared to an $8 billion sales of 2008. It could also be a possibility that Apple may launch iWatch this year in Fall and delay the iPod launch based on how well the smartwatch does in the consumer market.
Look at these images! Seems like Samsung is finally opting to focus on the phone part of the camera-phone rather than on the camera as we witnessed last year with Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Samsung’s first attempt at launching a mix of camera and smartphone proved to be a complete failure as the device was bulky, heavy and did not have the looks or the feel of a current gen smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy K (or Galaxy S5 Zoom)’s latest leaked images suggest that device will indeed look a modern, sleek, beautiful smartphone. Reducing on the thickness, these Samsung Galaxy K leaked images show a pebble-like shape for the camera smartphone.
A year after the launch of the first model of the NVIDIA Shield, new details have surfaced about it successor, the Shield 2. A release by the benchmark site, Antutu, provides some details about a new test unit, such as it’s OS being the Android 4.4.2. The present Nvidia Shield is based on the Tegra 4 chip and featured KitKat at the time of it’s release. It has several features such as being able to stream games directly from a PC running on a GeForce and also stream games directly on HDTV.
The Nvidia Shield 2 to possibly feature the Tegra K1. To include 4 GB RAM as well.
The new device is referred to as an Nvidia Test Model (SHIELD). It is presumably going to feature the Tegra K1, providing it with massive firepower. The Tegra K1 quad core processor is capable of achieving speeds of up to 2524 MHz or 2.5 GHz. The processor is also capable of scoring around 45, 000 points on the Antutu benchmark. Furthermore, the usage of the K1 could also remove memory constraints associated with the present Tegra 4, primarily the inability of a single process to access more than 4 GB of memory. With the K1, this support will be no problem, with the processor’s capability to support up to 8 GB of RAM. ‘SHIELD’ also features NVIDIA’s Kepler graphics processing units with 192 CUDA cores. The use of Kepler also makes it energy efficient in terms of power consumption related to graphics processing.
This could be a very bad or a very good news for you depending on the fact if you have already ordered / purchased Samsung Galaxy S5 or you are still awaiting to make this decision. The recent reports indicate that earlier rumors of Samsung launching a second version of Galaxy S5 titled as “Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime” might be accurate. This premium version of Galaxy S5 will sport a highly-awaited feature of 2K display screen along with some other improvements when compared to regular Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship Android smartphones launched this year by the Korean mobile giant. We are sure there would be a number of you eyeing to buy this current Android beauty but are thinking about budget, price, and other such issues.
Following the leaked iPhone 6 front panel images, we are now looking at some leaked iPad Air 2 images alleged to be iOS tablet’s front panel. While Apple introduced a very thin design with iPad Air – hence called it the Air - these latest iPad Air 2 images show that we might seen even a thinner design this year.
Claimed Samsung Galaxy K camera samples have surfaced online. The allegedly Galaxy S4 Zoom successor, being called Galaxy K, is reportedly carrying a less protruding lens while keeping the 10x optical zoom abilities. The Galaxy K camera leaked images also show a less bulkier design as the compactness was much desired by the consumers. Also known as, Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, Galaxy K camera samples are spotted on a Dutch website.
If Samsung would be able to fit in a decent camera inside the compact Galaxy S5 Zoom or not, it is yet to be seen. However, the alleged Galaxy K camera sample image looks good enough with a focus on the background.
Following the rather sad launch year of iPhone’s cheaper sibling, it isn’t surprising to see that all the leaks, rumors, analysis, and speculations this year have been focusing on the launch of iPhone 6, with no mention of iPhone 6c whatsoever. But then, why to focus on it when you know how it’d be? Based on the very recent iPhone 6 leaks, iPhone 6c concept has popped up which looks quite scrumptious.
This iPhone 6c concept – images shared below – has been designed by a digital visualizer, Ferry Passchier, who has generated an iPhone 6c mockup on the basis of iPhone 6 leaks. Plasticky, iPhone 5c tones given to iPhone 6
Apple launching the larger 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is almost confirmed now sans some official confirmation, which won’t come until the launch day. So why not see how the apps would look like when optimized for running on the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 with larger screen panel.
According to reports, Apple may retain the same pixel density with its larger 4.7 inch iPhone 6 display too as with the current 4-inch panel of 5s. The display panel is supposed to be Retina and rather than making the display
LG G3′s latest leaked packaging images suggest that the company is speeding its process of releasing the next gen LG G flagship smartphone. Against earlier rumors, it is being reported now that the LG G3 might be launched as early as this summer in a matter of a month or two!
These leaked LG G3 images confirm the name of LG’s next flagship and hints that the device will be available in the gold too. The source of these images is being reported to be a trusted one, so take this as one strong news piece of an early LG G3, if you are planning to buy it.
The leaked LG G3 packaging images confirm that the smartphone will be called LG G3 and its availability in Gold. G3′s predecessor LG G2 was also available in gold, however in limited edition. The primary focus of LG G2 was on black and white variants. With these leaked LG G3 packaging images, seems like LG is planning to launch G3 primarily in the the Golden shade.
iPhone 6 leaks seems to have heated up from last couple of days giving us some insight into the batteries that would juice up the 8th gen iPhone and some leaks coming right from Hong Kong Electronics Fair along with others. Just now, a French tech site has published photos showing another iPhone 6 case design.
iPhone 6 case leaked images:
These latest iPhone 6 case leaked images feature rounded edges fitting to the rumors that have been coming so far on how the iPhone 6 would look like. The leaked case images show different volume keys: instead of the
Images taken at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014 have been shared by a Japanese blog showing off the iPhone mock-up devices. According to the blog, accessory makers are using these iPhone 6 mockups to design cases for this year’s iPhone 6 expected to be released in September.
Deja vu, anyone? Very much following the footsteps set in the mud by Apple’s current flagship handset, the iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint sensor too has been hacked. Congratulations, everyone! Sarcasm aside, this is quite sad taking in consideration that Samsung was expected to up the game of biometric readers after seeing how Apple’s Touch ID went.
While the fingerprint reader add an extra layer of security, they also make it more vulnerable and pose more security flaws if not implemented well. As seen with iPhone 5s Touch ID, it was possible to hack the fingerprint using a lifted fingerprint. In the similar fashion, SRLabs have been able to show how a faker fingerprint can be used to gain unauthorized access on Samsung’s latest Galaxy S5.
What is more troubling though is that Galaxy S5 is seems to be even more vulnerable than the iPhone 5s since there is no requirement of a passcode after a fingerprint entry. Apple iPhone 5s Touch ID requires a password the first time you boot a device, Samsung has set no such security restriction making it easier to hack into the SGS5 fingerprint sensor. Even after a reboot, Samsung requires no password and a simple swipe of a finger will unlock all of your phone to someone else.
You should be more alarmed about this pretty easy hack if you had intended to use Samsung Galaxy S5 to make PayPal transactions as no password is required to access PayPal and make payments through the app. If you happen to lose your Galaxy S5, or it gets stolen, it is strongly recommended that you use Android Device Manager to wipe your Android handset remotely in order to be safe from any more financial losses.
However, PayPal reaffirms its confidence in a statement to BGR:
While we take the findings from Security Research Labs very seriously, we are still confident that fingerprint authentication offers an easier and more secure way to pay on mobile devices than passwords or credit cards. PayPal never stores or even has access to your actual fingerprint with authentication on the Galaxy S5. The scan unlocks a secure cryptographic key that serves as a password replacement for the phone. We can simply deactivate the key from a lost or stolen device, and you can create a new one. PayPal also uses sophisticated fraud and risk management tools to try to prevent fraud before it happens. However, in the rare instances that it does, you are covered by our purchase protection policy.
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked video:
It is yet to be seen if Samsung could bring some software update to Galaxy S5 in order to address this hack by requiring a password or adding any additional security.
Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown shows that Galaxy S5 costs Samsung around $256 a piece. The Galaxy S5 teardown conducted by Chipworks shows the parts of this mega flagship while a leading market research firm, IHS, has analyzed the cost of all the components fitted in Samsung Galaxy S5. IHS had conduced a similar analysis for Galaxy’s main rival, iPhone 5s last year which, it estimated, costs around $199 to produce.- Relevant read: Samsung Galaxy S5 Deals being Offered by Carriers and Retailers
Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown:
Samsung is selling its current flagship smartphone for $650 carrier-free. The flagship comes at around $200 with a contract of two years. The leading research firm IHS estimates that the hardware components of Samsung Galaxy S5 cost about $256 to the company.
The analysis breaks down the cost tag for most of the components of Galaxy S5. According to IHS break down, Galaxy S5′s Super AMOLED display module is the most expensive component of the smartphone, coming at
Wanted to get some camera comparison samples of all the current flagship smartphones? Seems like your prayers have been heard. Here are the camera comparison images of Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G2, iPhone 5s, Sony Xperia Z1, and the Nexus 5.