Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 tipped to have same ‘waterproof’ tech as Galaxy S5

By on March 21, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 tipped to have same ‘waterproof’ tech as Galaxy S5

Is being “waterproof” the next must-have feature for any respectable smartphone? Korean website ITToday reports that several new smartphones set to be released this year, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and LG’s upcoming G3 flagship phone, will use the same type of water-resistant casing used by Samsung in its Galaxy S5 phone. More →
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Elop: Nokia is not for sale

By on June 10, 2011 at 7:20 AM.

Elop: Nokia is not for sale

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop once again addressed rumors of a possible sale of Nokia’s phone business. Rumors emerged on Wednesday suggesting Samsung was preparing to bid on Nokia’s cell phone division, but Elop addressed them on Thursday while speaking to The Wall Street Journal. Elop insisted that the rumors are “completely groundless.” The CEO continued, “Nokia is not for sale.” While Elop has been steady with his message, there is of course wiggle room in his choice of words. Neither the initial report suggesting a deal had been struck with Microsoft nor the subsequent Samsung rumor suggested that Nokia, as a company, was up for sale. Instead, these reports — at least one of which is well-sourced — suggest Nokia may be shopping a portion of its business; specifically, the cell phone division, which has been spiraling downward as Nokia’s market share diminishes rapidly. More →

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich launching in Q4

By on May 10, 2011 at 9:17 PM.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich launching in Q4

Google is on stage and just announced that the next major Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, will launch in Q4 of this year. It will combine the tablet and smartphone operating systems into one joint OS that will support all devices. Google bills it as “One OS everywhere, state of the art UI, advanced app framework, open source.” The universal OS will be able to adapt to the specific form factor of the device it’s running on, and also includes new features like face-tracking and camera enhancements, among other things.

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