Smartphones

The LG G3 was probably the Android phone that was closest to getting everything right last year, but it ultimately fell short of being the “best Android phone”. The camera was the most balanced between the Galaxy S5 and One M8, the design wasn’t quite as nice as the One M8 but definitely better than the Galaxy S5, and LG’s UI fit in relatively well with Android 4.4. The one flaw that held it back was ultimately the display, which was probably responsible for a lot of the problems that I noticed in the G3. Battery life wasn’t as good as the competition, which was probably due to the new 1440p display. The display itself wasn’t all that impressive either, as there was significant saturation...

Comparing OpenGL ES To Metal On iOS Devices With GFXBench Metal

In the past couple of years we've seen the creation of a number of new low level graphics APIs. Arguably the first major initiative was AMD's Mantle API, which...

34 by Brandon Chester on 6/15/2015

HTC Pushing A Small Update To The HTC One M9 Today

Barring any unforeseen complications, HTC One M9 users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa should be receiving an OTA update today which will bring the software to version...

15 by Brandon Chester on 6/10/2015

The Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

The group that was once Nokia's mobile division has gone through a great number of changes in the past few years. After declining sales of Symbian devices, the company...

128 by Brandon Chester on 6/9/2015

Apple Unveils Apple Music; Coming to Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android

At the end of Apple's WWDC keynote the company revealed their brand new music streaming service, Apple Music. Apple Music is the successor to Apple's existing streaming music service...

30 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Apple Announces iOS 9 at WWDC

Today Apple has made a number of announcements relating to their three major operating systems. We've seen the announcement of WatchOS 2 for the Apple Watch, OS X El...

36 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Apple Brings Apple Pay To The United Kingdom

Today Apple announced that their Apple Pay service is coming to the United Kingdom in July. Apple Pay was launched in October of 2014, and was originally available only...

8 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Samsung Announces The Galaxy S6 Active

Today Samsung and AT&T announced the Galaxy S6 Active, a variant of the Galaxy S6 with a greater focus on durability and ruggedness. Releasing an Active version of their...

29 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

FinalWire Releases AIDA64 For iOS and Windows Phone

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their AIDA64 software, FinalWire has released versions of the app for iOS and Windows Phone. AIDA64 has existed on Android for some time...

7 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

The Huawei P8 Review

It’s been a month now since Huawei launched its new smartphone flagship, the P8. Huawei started Ascend P-line of smartphones back in 2012 with the launch of the Ascend...

102 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2015

HTC Announces The One ME With MediaTek's Helio X10

Today the HTC One ME was officially announced in China. While it's not likely that this device will ever be sold in other markets, it's worth taking a look...

30 by Brandon Chester on 6/4/2015

ASUS Releases Android Lollipop For The ZenFone 4, 5, and 6

Today ASUS is rolling out an update to Android Lollipop for their first generation ZenFones. The update covers most of the original ZenFone devices offered by ASUS. While the...

6 by Brandon Chester on 6/2/2015

Meizu Launches m2 note 5.5" Budget Smartphone

Meizu today launches the successor to the m1 note, a cheap entry-level smartphone that still manages to pack enormous value for its price-range. The m2 note has a 5.5"...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/2/2015

MediaTek announces Helio P10 Mainstream SoC

MediaTek started promoting its new Helio branding for SoCs back at MWC this year, and we had the please to cover the the new Helio X20 announcement just a...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/1/2015

ASUS Announces the ZenFone Selfie at Computex

ASUS has been making waves in the industry lately with their powerful but low priced ZenFone 2. ASUS's second generation of ZenFones is another chance for them to break...

4 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Google and Qualcomm Partner To Make A Project Tango Smartphone

Project Tango is the name of Google's initiative to build smartphones and tablets with cameras and sensors that can be used to track its position in 3D space, and...

10 by Brandon Chester on 5/30/2015

NVIDIA Introduces AndroidWorks For Android Game Developers

Today NVIDIA is expanding their GameWorks developer program to the realm of Android devices. GameWorks encompasses a range of NVIDIA technologies and tools like PhysX, VisualFX, OptiX, and the...

23 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

A Look At The Changes In The Android M Preview

Today during Google I/O 2015's opening keynote Google announced the latest release of their Android operating system. The new version of Android is using the code name Android M...

84 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

Avago Acquires Broadcom Corporation For $37 Billion

Today Avago Technologies announced their acquisition of Broadcom for 17 billion dollars in cash and 20 billion dollars worth of Avago shares. This will leave Broadcom shareholders with 32%...

33 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Introduces Google Photos

Today during their I/O 2015 Keynote Google announced Google Photos, a new service that will allow users to easily upload, edit, and share photographs from all of their devices...

28 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Announces Android M At Google I/O 2015

Today Google formally announced the next version of their Android operating system at their Google I/O developer conference. Much like how Android Lollipop was originally previewed under the name...

30 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

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