Apple iPhone 6 May Come in Hot Waters: LG Optimus G2 to Go Razor Blade Thin?

Looking forward to some of the new devices expected to roll out soon, let’s examine the specifications of the LG Optimus G2, comparing it to see whether it will surpass the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Considering the rumors and speculations, read on for a general idea of what the devices might look like.

Anticipated to be launched in October, the LG Optimus G2 could run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in beta form. With a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, the LG G2 might hold a 5.2-inch Full HD display with either 2 or 3GB of RAM. This smartphone might come out with internal storage options of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. What makes the device surpass other is the slimmest HD panel that it holds.

For the iPhone 6, many reports indicate that the device might roll out with exciting upgrades in 2014. However, rumors hint at the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in the device, packed with a thin and strong glass. Since the device is expected next year, Apple might run iOS 8 by that time.

Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the phone’s also slated for next year launch. Some reports indicate that we might see a carbon fiber Galaxy S5 instead of a plastic device. This smartphone might be waterproof and could include liquid cooling, fingerprint detection, dual SIM cards and dual SD slots.

However, all three are expected to be tough competitors for each other.

What would you prefer; the iPhone 6, the LG G2 or the Galaxy S5?

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Jack Of All Trades: Nokia Lumia 1020 Sold Out At AT&T; Should Apple iPhone 6 & Samsung Galaxy S5 Be Worried ?

Reportedly; pre-orders of the Nokia’s handset are all sold-out with AT&T. Costing $299, the smartphone comes with a new two year contract with the carrier, with the delivery starting on July 23rd.

With a 4.5 inch WXGA AMOLED display, the Lumia 1020 holds a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels and brags a huge 41-megapxiel camera. With dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, the smartphone sports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.

Considering the success of Lumia 1020, should the big rivals in line including Apple and Samsung be worried? Apple is working on its iPhone 6 and Samsung on Galaxy S5. However, both the smartphones hold innovative features but nothing can beat Nokia’s camera. Apple’s iPhone 6 will hold a 12-megapixel camera whereas Samsung Galaxy S5 will sport a 16-megapixel, which stands nowhere against Lumia’s mega 41-megapixel.

The success indicates Nokia is far more serious to become the market leader and therefore both Samsung and Apple must incorporate high-end features in their forthcoming iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 to knock-off Lumia 1020 in the game.

Nevertheless, Apple and Samsung must take risk and develop what no one else has offered till now and watch out for this competitive Nokia pie on the table.… Read the rest

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The Very First HTC One Mini : Child of HTC One in Awe of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Made a little lighter and smaller than the HTC One, in competition with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the HTC One Mini seems like a little brother of the former, weighing 122 grams as opposed to One’s 143 grams.

With not much difference between the two, it looks like the mini might roll out with success in the market. Both the devices are made of aluminum, running Android 4.2.2 HTC Sense 5 software. Wireless LTE networks are included in both.

While HTC One comes in 32GB and 64GB variants, the HTC One Mini will roll out in 16GB version. While the One offers Full HD 1080p display, the One Mini holds 720p display with ultrapixels and boomsound. The aspect ratio of 16:9 is same in both, the One stands at 4.7-inch display while the One Mini sits at 4.3-inch.

Both the devices sport a 4-megapixel rear camera. However, HTC mini has 1.6-megapixel camera at the front and the One has 2.1-megapixel.

Considering the specifications, the One Mini might be a success as the device offers all the features of the One, packed in a smaller, lighter and budget-sensitive version.… Read the rest

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The Sims FreePlay, MoonCraft, The Walkind Dead, The Simpsons: Sky is The Limit

Love playing fun games on your Android or iOS devices? Read on as we take you into the fun world of gaming, listing top 5 games of the week.

The Sims FreePlay

Now grow potatoes or seeds or spend some time in baking fun with The Sims Freeplay that’s available for free for Android and iOS devices. Played in real time, the game is sure to test your patience level as it takes months to attain level 52.   

The Walking Dead: The Game

A masterpiece in itself, live and enjoy the experience of killing zombies for free on your devices as these undead people come pounding down your door!

Mooncraft

Play as you desire and explore the blocks to create an environment that’s ideal and personal with Mooncraft that’s available for $1.99 at iTunes and Google Play Store.

Scribblenauts Remix

Out for $0.99, sky is the limit for this fun and imaginative game that will indulge you in a different challenge everyday!

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Fun and addictive, plunge into the world of your favorite Simpsons with this building game that lets you create your own Springfield. Available for free, the Simpsons: Tapped Out is worth downloading.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Vs Samsung Galaxy Mega: Samsung Going All Out

With the launch of the Galaxy Mega phablet and the Galaxy S4, we hear Samsung is now preparing to roll out the 4.3-inch Galaxy S4 Mini on June 20thin London.
Let’s consider all three devices individually.
Lunched in April, the Samsung Galaxy Mega came out with a 6.3-inch 1280 x 720 FTF display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Available with internal storage of 8GB or 16GB, the device sports 1.5GB of RAM, microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB cards, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE radio on specific model, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a removable 3,200 mAh battery.
Considering the Samsung Galaxy S4, the 5-inch device features 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 1.9GHz quad-core processor with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. With 2GB of RAM and microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, the smartphone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with auto flash and zero shutter lag, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE radio, infrared LED universal remote control and a removable 2,600mAh battery.
Coming down to the Galaxy S4 Mini, the device features a 4.3-inch 540 x 860 Super AMOLED display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1.5GB of RAM, microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE radio, and a 1900 mAh removable battery.… Read the rest

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HTC One Vs. Apple iPhone 6 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3; Which is Your Pie?

 

 

 

With Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 slated for September release, we feel that HTC One should gear itself up for some tough competition as we hear the former bulls plan to lock horns with the latter.

With various innovative and top-notch smartphones hitting the spots, decision making has become a tedious task. With two new devices slated for release, Apple and Samsung might just make 2013 all the more interesting. Read on as we reflect upon three major devices of 2013 including HTC One, iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that are hard-to-miss devices.

So far, so good. Starting with HTC’s flagship the One, this Android-based device boasts of a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a full metallic body and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Running on 1.7 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, this smartphone brags a 4-megapixel camera and has already tipped users off the board.

Coming down to Samsung’s next release- the Galaxy Note 3, the Android-based phablet is expected to sport a polycarbonate case. With a 5.99-inch SAMOLED Full HD display, the Note 3 is speculated to boast an Exynos 5 Octa-Core (8-core) processor, Mali 450 (8 cores) GPU and 3GB RAM. We also hear that the device is betting on a 13-megapixel camera.

However, Android may not be your only choice, as rumors are abuzz regarding Apple’s plans to uncover its iPhone 6 soon. Speculations surfacing around the iPhone 6 claim that the device might run iOS 7 and will have a 1080p full HD resolution. The next-gen iPhone 6 might claim a 4.8-inch screen with a 13-megapixel camera along with other top-most specifications.

With all the aesthetics, features and functionality, all three devices are top-notch. They are all like a pie in the sky, in just different flavors. Take your pick.… Read the rest

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Two of a Kind: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

For those who have their heart set on Samsung, this article will surely interest you. Read on to explore all the sides of Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Large touchscreen and innovative features set both the devices apart. Almost alike in looks, both the devices are made of glossy plastic, distinguished with curved corners and a silvery trim around the sides. A little smaller than the Mega 5.8, the Note II at 5.5-inch is easier to carry and use.

The Super AMOLED 720 x 1280 pixels 256 ppi display of the Note II gives it more clarity and better display as compared to the Mega, which stands at 540 x 960 pixels 190 ppi. However, the latter is also more usable under broad daylight than the former.

The recent OS version- Android 4.2.2 interface gives the Mega 5.8 an advantage over the Note II, which has Android 4.1.2. Samsung’s TouchWiz custom UI in both the devices offer users features including Smart Stay, S Voice and Multi Window.

However, the Note II gets a ball in its court with the handy S Pen stylus that makes taking notes much easier on the device.

Both have 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash with 1080p video mode. Call clarity is better in the Note II as it has better-sounding earpiece. There’s a massive, 2600mAh battery in the Mega 5.8, whereas the cell in the Note II has a capacity of 3100mAh.

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In Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung vs. Apple ads: Who Ends Up Looking Better?

Whenever Apple, Microsoft or Samsung is in news, we like to keep our readers in loop. This article focuses on the defensive mode these tech giants adopt via advertisements that wind up with comparisons. But guess who ends up looking better?

Apple’s initial ad, ‘Get a Mac’ campaign clearly pointed out why Windows was off the beam and why users should buy a Mac. However, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm stopped these popular ads soon after. Later on, all Apple ads for the iPod, iPhone or iPad, highlighted their own device and its features with no comparisons with rivals. Apple’s iPhone ad shows the smartphone’s FaceTime feature, where a son shows his father his granddaughter for the first time. These simple and short ads were effective and easy to understand. Also the advertisement for iPad came out with a clear focus, which was on iPad specific apps in the App Store.

However, considering Apple’s rivals and their ads, the need to stay ahead is so strong that the focus loses its way from their own devices, which in turn makes Apple look good. The recent comparison ads by Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung with Apple have only made the latter look better as consumers consider all the differences.

Let’s look at the latest ads by Microsoft. The focus in these ads is on Windows 8 and Windows RT against the iPad. There’s no sight of Surface Pro and Surface RT. But there’s an Asus VivoTab Windows 8 tablet vs. an iPad in one commercial and a VivoTab Windows RT tablet vs. an iPad in another. Microsoft shows how Windows 8 and Windows RT are different from the iPad. Along with confusing users with two different Asus tablets, which look the same, the ads have only given the iPad some free publicity.

Moving on to the ad by Amazon, Apple got the advantage here too. The ad that shows Kindle Fire HD on the same screen with an iPad, focuses on the great price difference between the two. Alas, this also in turn gave the iPad free publicity, which made us as consumers question the big price difference. What these firms don’t understand is that they need to focus on their own product instead of pointing out what others got.

Samsung also claims that its smartphone is superior to the iPhone. The ad shows a lot of Apple fans, waiting in line to bag the next Apple product. Again, this puts the highlight on how so many people lineup and wait for the launch of Apple products. The ad shows off the features of Samsung smartphones while focusing on old and not-so-cool people trying to do the same thing on an iPhone.

Clearly, all these commercials do leave consumers with an impression about Apple’s products. Whereas, looking at Apple ads, the focus is only on their own products, with no mention of Microsoft, Amazon, or Samsung. These companies should take out clear and focused ads with their own devices as consumers do not need to see what others have in hand to offer. They clearly end up making Apple look better.

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Galaxy S III- A Success; Samsung Sold 20M Devices in 100 Days

The Samsung Galaxy S III is a successful phone. The recent report by Samsung indicates that its Galaxy S III smartphone has hit 20 million in as little as three months time. A major figure for Android smartphones, this report marks the achievement of Samsung, who recently lost $1 billion in a patent suit against Apple. But, the figure gets a little pale as compared to predictions that Apple might reach a mark of 10 million in the first week.

Samsung Galaxy S III was launched by the Korean manufacturer in late May.

The smartphone was released three months ahead of new phone announcement by rivals Apple, Nokia and Motorola.

Samsung seems to be happy by the achievement and says that the sales did help it maintain control in the smartphone market.

Samsung and Apple are involved in legal battles all over the world for patents infringement.

Just last week, Apple Inc targeted Samsung Galaxy S III flagship smartphone that it believes infringed its patent rights!… Read the rest

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Rivalry of Smartphones? First Apple, Now Nokia, Motorola to Launch New Smartphones

Apple Inc. has never been short of competitors. Earlier, the firm had an advantage of catching its rivals off guard by launching new devices all of a sudden. But now, with growing competition, Apple is never at loss for attracting news for the launch of its latest devices as speculations have been around for its next iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.

Major tech giants are now always on a look out to stay ahead of Apple and come out with devices earlier than Apple’s launch.
As rumors of Apple unveiling its iPhone 5 this Sept. 12th comes around, several other tech companies have also crammed up to unveil their latest offerings.
First in the line are Nokia and Motorola Mobility, both of whom have slated a press release for Wednesday, where they are likely to unveil new smartphones.

And the next day, Thursday is scheduled for Amazon, where it is expected to introduce new Kindle devices to users.
Samsung, however, took the jump ahead of all and unveiled ATIV S and Galaxy Note II at IFA 2012 in Berlin. Sony also made an announcement of new tablets at the same electronics conference in Berlin.
The tech event calendar is busy for next few days till the 12th, with all these major giants unveiling their new devices.

Many analysts believe that the news of Apple’s announcement of its latest iPhone 5 has had a major effect on its competitors, who have now lined up their releases for the same month as Apple’s!

Hoping for undivided attention, these makers now follow suit Apple and call for their press events to launch their products instead of unveiling them at electronic shows in the US.

The year, it seems will be particularly interesting for techies, not only for smartphones and tablets, but also for Microsoft, which is planning to launch its latest Windows 8 operating system anytime soon.

Microsoft is also going to launch its own Surface tablet, slated for October 26 release.

October will also see Apple’s iPad Mini, which will be a smaller version of iPad with a 7.85-inch screen, assuming to be in competition with Samsung tabs.
The week is especially important for Nokia, whose future depends upon the success or failure of its newer Lumia mobile devices.

Even though these tech giants get in line to compete and stay above each other, good news is for us, as users, who are getting better and faster devices with more affordable choices!… Read the rest

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