IFA 2014

One of the biggest shows of the year is upon us — here's a taster of what to expect in Berlin

Every September the world's tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade shows of

IFA 2014the year. If you're not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe's answer to CES. A trade show covering the vast world of consumer electronics and as such, the vast world of mobile products within.

In other words, a whole lot of tech, and a whole lot of Android.

Traditionally there are a few big name players at IFA and we've come to expect certain things to happen as the years have passed. But this year's IFA promises to be one of the biggest yet. Here's what we know, what we think we know, and what could materialize during this year's German adventure.


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IFA 2014 preview


As we all know, the note 4 is gonna be exciting.....this might be the first time I'm actually excited about a galaxy launching
......this phone won't be playing games, a straight up power house.

I think I'm gonna let samsung take my money this time around..........Richard yarrell, you're an inspiration lol

Believe it I'm not a bandwagon user one year Htc next year Sony I represent Samsung period.

At the end of the day it's always been pretty plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products period.

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And we will both be enjoying the Galaxy Note 4 while everyone else will fall back and either hate or troll because they won't have it.

Either way I love haters and trolls I eat them up for lunch on Google Plus all day long.

Note 4 eules period.

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After somewhat disappointing sales of S5 (compared to expectations), Samsung will fire all possible cylinders in Note4. It's rumoured to have OIS and the brand new Sony's IMX240 sensor. Should be pretty interesting next week..

It's gonna be a monster......I think we'll be looking at the smartphone of the year. Samsung can't afford to be criticized by the industry and media after what's gone on with the s5......although the s5 is a beast in its own right too!!

The Sony Xperia Z2 already has front-facing stereo speakers, so that in itself wouldn't be an upgrade in the Z3. The leaked photos suggested a different design for them though...

Might see something from third party makers, we'll keep an eye out. The car companies won't show anything before the Paris Motor Show, though.

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Hey Richard! Congrats on the newborn! Hope you can get some sleep soon...you know, sometime within the year.

Yeah, 3rd party is actually what I need. Got a 1997 Toyota rav4 I'm dying to connect with. :-)

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I see. Get the rest while you can! You're going to have a blast though! :-)

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good write-up, Richard. I now know what I'll be keeping my eye out for... mainly the new LG watch and also very interested in the 64 bit phone.

I love my Moto X, but won't upgrade unless there's some new feature that I haven't heard from yet.

I'm actually most excited about the possibility of a new earpiece. I currently have an HX550, and love being able to push a button and start up Google Now - I'd love to see better integration so that an earpiece become an "Android Wear" sort of device. (Got rid of my Gear Live when I realized my 50-year-old eyes couldn't see it, and that it was just as easy to take out my phone as my cheaters)

Does Samsung Note4 equipped with the S Pen Ultrasonic writing technique ?If this function is added,this smartphone will be good.