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LG V20: Best Phone for Enthusiasts? Samsung smartphone sales show signs of recovery. Samsung appears to be putting its smartphone sales woes behind it. The last two years have been rough on Samsung, which makes some of the most popular smartphones in the world but hasn't managed lately to scoop up the same profits as competitor Apple, whose iPhones remain the benchmark for the industry. Part of Samsung's problem is that it faces tougher competition than just Apple. That's because Samsung devices run Google's Android mobile operating system, which is available on devices made by a host of hardware makers. The prevalence of Android handsets means Samsung is fighting on two fronts. HTC and LG, as well as low-cost handset makers Huawei, Xiaomi and Micromax, battle for the Android customers. Meanwhile, Apple is grabbing the high end of the market, as well as angling for customers who want the big-screen phones Samsung had used to differentiate itself.

Samsung is trying to address the problem. On Thursday, Samsung showed the process is ongoing. Does anyone really want an Apple Watch? You can look at the new Apple Watch in two ways: At the $350 price point, it is one of the best-looking, best-designed watches you can buy. No, really, in both the digital and mechanical/analog space, the $350 Apple Watch is a steal. The other way of looking at it is this: You’re paying $350 for something that you might wear once or twice, and then quickly relegate to your interesting curios (read: junk) drawer when you realize that it’s too bulky to fit under your shirt cuff or use at the gym, and that you have to recharge it every night. At this point, I want to ask you a couple of questions. First: Do you actually want a smartwatch? Think about it.

If you currently wear a Casio or Swatch or a horological mechanical masterpiece from Switzerland, do you want to replace it with a smartwatch? Second question: Why are smartwatches necessarily the future of both horology (the science of measuring time) and personal computing? Apple Watch with milanese strap Big shoes to fill. Apple Watch 2: why the second version could be worth waiting for - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent. The launch of Apple products is always met by plenty of buzz, and the company hasn’t earned the reputation for disruption and innovation that it has by accident. But that innovation sometimes comes with a price — technologies not yet finished, or products that still have tweaks left to work out. As such, it’s often worth waiting and getting the second version of any Apple product.

Their new devices tend to be exciting the first time, and right the second. One important reason to wait is the price. Apple hasn’t yet revealed how much the most expensive version of its watch will cost but it’s expected to be many, many thousands of pounds. If you’re spending that much, you might want to wait until Apple has worked out what it’s going to do.

Apple tends to get things wrong the first time around New things might be exciting, but they can also be risky. That’s doubly true the first time it launches an entirely new product category. You’ll get the stuff that Apple had to leave out Loading gallery. Apple Watch charging time, notifications revealed in new report. With Apple’s next major Apple Watch event just days away, TechCrunch has talked with multiple people who have been using the device extensively and has learned some intriguing new details about what it will be like using the device on a regular basis. FROM EARLIER: We finally know how long the Apple Watch’s battery will last on a charge The most important revelations concern battery life. In particular, TechCrunch’s sources say that it will take roughly two hours to fully charge the Apple Watch from zero battery power, which should be more than enough time to get its battery back up and fully loaded while you’re asleep.

Additionally, it seems that the Apple Watch will stop receiving push notifications once its battery life hits 10%, which should help you conserve power when your battery life is low. Interestingly, it also seems that the Apple Watch will only receive notifications when it’s touching your skin and its strap is locked around your wrist. No one wants the watch we begged Apple to make | Cult of Mac. Just 11 percent of respondees to a survey about new Apple products plan to buy an Apple Watch, according to 6,000 people quizzed by Canadian investment bank, RBC Capital Markets.

A further 24 percent said they were uncertain. Given that Apple Watch is Apple’s first major new product category since the iPad this is bad news if it carries through to the tech-buying customer base at large. While it’s far from good for Apple, however, it’s also not entirely unsurprising. The smart watch/wearables industry has remained relatively niche up until now, with other rival products like the Samsung Galaxy Gear proving to be flops in the market place.

As impressive as the Apple Watch looked when Tim Cook demoed it on September 9, Apple still has yet to provide compelling reasons why customers would want a smart watch, particularly with reported high price points, low battery life, and a significant crossover with iPhone functionality. The survey wasn’t all disappointing news, though. Apple Watch release date, price and specs- The Inquirer. THE APPLE WATCH has finally arrived, but it has come with more of a whimper than a bang. 24 April marks the official launch date of the Apple Watch, but due to stock issues and high levels of demand during the pre-order phase, Apple will not be selling the watches in-store on launch day. Instead, only those who got their order in for the device as soon as pre-orders became available will be receiving an Apple Watch on launch day. If you weren't so lucky, we've gathered all the details on how you can get your hands on one and when it's likely to arrive. Where to buyThe Apple Watch was made available to pre-order on 10 April, and Apple confirmed during its second quarter earnings that demand for the device is exceeding supply.

This means it will be impossible to wander into a shop on 24 April when the smartwatch officially launches and get your hands on one of the highly coveted devices. Apple has already made the decision that in-store purchasing won't start until June. Google Nexus 9 - Indigo Black by HTC. Twelve reasons why Nexus 6 is better than iPhone 6 Plus. Beau HD gives us 12 reasons why the Google Nexus 6 is better than the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Some of the specs of the Nexus 6 include a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, 5.96-inch AMOLED 2560x1440 display, 13-megapixel camera sensor, front-facing stereo speakers, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch LCD 1920x1080 display, dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera sensor, and iOS 8. Instead of comparing two devices side by side, it’s time to do something different with the iPhone 6 Plus and the Nexus 6. This time around, we’re discussing each phone’s features to determine why the Nexus 6 is better than the iPhone 6 Plus.

Reason #1: Resolution With its 5.96-inch 2560x1440 AMOLED display, the Nexus 6 has a higher-resolution screen than the iPhone 6 Plus. Built with AMOLED technology, the Nexus 6 is able to display more accurate blacks and is more densely packed with pixels compared to the iPhone 6 Plus. Reason #2: Android Lollipop. Apple Watch Preview. Four years ago, I wore an iPod Nano on my wrist and I loved it. I liked the novelty of it, the way it played music on my wrist, and could go with me anywhere. At the time, I wished the strapped-on music player, with its watch faces and little assortment of apps, could do more. And I dreamed of a day it might connect to my phone. Well, here we are. The Apple Watch is a brand-new Apple product, the first from-the-ground-up product line since the iPad and since Tim Cook took the helm. This watch is, in a way, a new type of wrist-worn super-iPod. It's also a symbiotic iPhone companion. It also embarks onto a churning sea of smartwatch launches -- many manufacturers have set sail with ambitious wearables; very few are bona fide successes.

View full gallery (27 Photos) The Apple Watch comes in three different models, two different sizes, and six different finishes, with a range of swappable bands and prices ranging from $349, £299 or AU$499 all the way up to $17,000, £13,500 or AU$24,000. Apps. Android 5.0 Lollipop review: The green robot grows up. Android 5.0 Lollipop has finally begun to arrive on millions of devices worldwide, in addition to the new Nexus devices that also began shipping this month. With this upgrade, Android takes a big step to become a more mature mobile operating system, as does the entire mobile world with it. View all I've spent some time with Lollipop on the new Nexus 9 tablet, and can confirm that it's a welcome breath of fresh air for an operating system that's grown a little stale – and even generic – since we first met the last major release, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, over three years ago. New Look The most obvious changes are in aesthetics.

Lollipop is brighter, flatter and generally more pleasant to look at thanks to a fresh makeover in the style of Google's Material design. On our loaner Nexus 9, animations are everywhere in Lollipop. Multitasking also benefits from some added depth. Old notifications put on notice More sharing and security All this sharing capability can work the other way, too. Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Apple was in no rush to start making big-screened smartphones. But now that the company's first phablet is here, was it worth the wait? Let's take a look, as Gizmag reviews the iPhone 6 Plus. View all The iPhone 6 Plus just might be my favorite Apple mobile device to date. It takes that years-old gap between tiny iPhone and huge iPad, and obliterates it – even more than the iPad mini did.

With the 6 Plus, we finally have an iOS device that can serve as both phone and tablet. That isn't to say that it's perfect. The iPhone 6 Plus has an outstanding display. It isn't. The phone's design is classic Apple, and, as far as I'm concerned, a step in the right direction. And yes, the design is identical to that of the iPhone 6. Like every phablet before it, the iPhone 6 Plus straddles that line between phone and tablet. On one hand, you get a display size that absolutely dwarfs every pre-2014 iPhone. The flip side to that is that it can be a little awkward to hold. Product page: Apple Share. Nexus 6 vs. Nexus 5. The definition of a Nexus device seems to change every year. Okay, so they do always run the latest version of stock Android, but things like pricing, how they're sold and how high-end their specs are have fluctuated.

Let's see what it means to be a Nexus phone in 2014 vs. 2013, as we compare the Motorola Nexus 6 to the LG Nexus 5. View all Size So much for subtlety. The Nexus 6 isn't just a little bigger than the Nexus 5; it squashes last year's model like it's a puny insect. The new model is 16 percent taller, 20 percent wider and 17 percent thicker. Weight No minor difference here either, as the Nexus 6 is 42 percent heavier than the Nexus 5. Build While only a few smartphone OEMs go all in on metal (namely Apple and HTC), we've seen a recent trend towards plastic backs with metal edges. Colors We're looking at "Midnight Blue" and "Cloud White" color options for the new Nexus. Display (size) Again, Google apparently had no interest in taking baby steps this year.

Display (resolution) Cameras. Welcome to Forbes. Apple iPad sales slumped 18% in Q1, but Cook still sees 'bright future' for platform. By Mikey Campbell Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 05:43 pm PT (08:43 pm ET) As many industry analysts predicted, iPad sales saw a steep year-over-year decline for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, but CEO Tim Cook is optimistic and sees great potential in Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline. For the quarter ending in December, iPad shipments clocked in at 21.4 million units, down 18 percent from just over 26 million sold during the same period last year. The sales decline spurred a 22 percent dip in year-over-year revenue, bringing in about $9 billion this year compared to 2014's $11.5 billion performance. Despite the slowdown, Cook is upbeat on future prospects for Apple's tablet lineup, noting his position gives him a clear view of the road ahead.

He was careful not to telegraph mixed signals during an investor conference call on Tuesday, however, saying, "I'm not projecting. To be clear with everyone, I'm not projecting something very different next quarter or the next. Nexus 6 international giveaway! Apple. Nexus 6 Review. It used to be one of the main selling points of the Nexus line was that it was "stock Android," which really just means "Pure Google," which really just means "basic launcher and UX with out a lot of really bad manufacturer customizations. " But the thing is, the manufacturers finally started to get better at user experience. HTC refined and scaled back Sense a bit. Even LG is more respectable these days. (Samsung's Touchwiz is ... well, we'll leave that for another time.) That "stock Android" experience in the past is what made a Nexus a Nexus. A good many of us have been using the Android L release since the summer in either of the two Developer Previews.

And a good bit of the Lollipop experience involves "Material Design," Google's new design language not just for Android the operating system, but for everything it touches. So, yeah. You also can go straight to the phone dialer or the camera app from the lock screen, but those shortcuts take a little getting used to. Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone. GSMArena team, 12 November 2014. Introduction Nexus 6 by Motorola marks a shift in market positioning for Google's smartphone lineup. Whereas the duo of LG-made devices that precede it cut back on certain features to stay attractively priced, the Nexus 6 is ready to rub shoulders with the best in the Android realm.

It is no longer simply an Android reference phone, but a true Google flagship, both on paper and in person. Motorola Nexus 6 official images Motorola Nexus 6 has a special place in the history of Google's smartphone family. Rumors about a Nexus smartphone by Motorola began to circulate as soon as Google finalized its acquisition of the manufacturer back in 2012. Key features Main disadvantages Lack of memory expansion slot Video sound is recorded in mono Battery is not user-replaceable The back cover of the blue version is prone to smudges Some might find the device a tad too thick Motorola Nexus 6 offers some of the best hardware available for mobile devices at the moment.

First HTC One M9 rumors suggest 'ultrapixels' get the boot - CNET. The rumor mill is already churning for the HTC One M8 successor, spelling out suspected specs for the next-generation flagship smartphone from HTC. The first alleged details for the HTC One M8 successor may already be spilling online. And, spoiler alert, the handset is shaping up to be bigger and faster than today's flagship model. According to information obtained by Chinese site MyDrivers, the so-called HTC One M9 could make its debut at Mobile World Congress in March 2015. As for what's in store for the next-gen handset, we may be looking at a 5.5-inch display with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution, and storage capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Reportedly powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM, the M9 may also pack a 3,500mAh battery. In terms of cameras, it appears that HTC may be ready to pull the plug on ultrapixels, its proprietary marketing name for describing its camera tech. Nexus 6 review. Nexus 6 review. About Hackers & Hacks. Cloud storage. HTC One (M9) release date, news, specs and rumors [updated: invites sent out for MWC 2015 launch] Best Android Phones 2014 | Round-Up. Samsung Galaxy Tab S review. Samsung Galaxy Tab S review. Samsung tab s 8.4 review. Samsung tab s 8.4 review. GALAXY Tab S 8.4 LTE + Wi-Fi | SAMSUNG Italia. Samsung tab s 8.4. Samsung tab s review. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review. Nexus 6 Review: A Delight for Big Phone Fans. M.gadgets.ndtv. iPhone 6 Plus Review and Giveaway. Android Lollipop Review: An Immensely Satisfying Update. Nexus 6 Review: A Mixed Bag of Tricks : Prices, Specifications, Reviews. Nexus 6 Review: It's Time To Go Big.

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