VAIO has finally launched its first smartphone since being sold off by Sony last year. The company has announced that the VAIO Phone, which is essentially the Panasonic Eluga U2, will launch on one of Japan's smaller carriers b-mobile. While it's not necessarily new hardware, it's a start for the company.
Samsung has a new entry-level smartphone for Brazil: the Galaxy Win 2. It's not a barn-burner by any means, but it does at least offer LTE and a 64-bit processor.
There was a time not long ago where a 64-bit processor was considered the mark of a high-end phone. But with chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 around, 64 bits are the domain of the flagship anymore. In fact, they're hitting the entry level, as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy Win 2. The new low-end Samsung smartphone isn't a high-powered device, but it offers decent-enough specs and looks to be a worthy follow-up to the original Galaxy Win.
USB-C arrived in Google-land with the new Chromebook Pixel, but it's not going to stop there. Google says the new all-in-one connector's coming to more devices soon.
The reversible USB-C connector has made quite the splash this week, arriving in the new Apple MacBook and the just-updated Google Chromebook Pixel, but that's just the beginning of the all-in-one port and cable that can handle power, accessories, and even 4K displays.
If you've been waiting for a EDM-backed video to get you pumped up for the ASUS ZenFone 2's release later this month, then this video is for you.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 is due out later this month, and in case you'd forgotten everything that we'd gone over in our initial hands-on at CES 2015, ASUS has put together a little video going over all of the phone's features, big and small, as a reminder.
Zynga's Empires and Allies has been a pretty huge hit already, and it's getting ready to make the leap to Android. The game's currently in closed beta for this here little operating system, but we've got your key to getting in on the action.
Your Android probably has a decent camera right out of the box. If you never touch any of the settings, and remember a few basic techniques to get great pictures, you'll probably get those great pictures. But you can take things a step further by mastering a few basic controls in your camera app.
Knowing a bit more about how and why the basic camera settings work will give you better pictures under a wider range of conditions than using the defaults will. And the best part? It's all pretty easy to get a handle on.
If you were afraid that the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not be tough enough for you, the rumored Galaxy S6 Active might just be what you're looking for. If you're on AT&T, that is.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced just last week, but it's lack of waterproofing (a feature present in the Galaxy S5 and glass back were disappointing to some. But, true to form, Samsung's rumored to have an "Active" variant of the device in the works that not only brings back waterproofing, but adds some ruggedization to the perceived fragility of the new Samsung flagship.
China's telecommunications regulator TENAA has leaked out images for the HTC One E9, a previously unannounced smartphone that appears to be a larger, slimmer cousin to the just announced HTC One M9.
This new phone appears to be a successor to the HTC One E8 that was released in some markets in 2014. According to the specs on TENNA's site, the HTC One E9 will have a 5.5-inch QHD 2660x1440 display,a 2GHz octa-core chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD slot and a 20-megapixel rear camera.
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