Samsung Design Makes It Easier to Bring More Tablets to More Bars

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Remember AT&T Mobility’s old “More Bars In More Places” ads? A Samsung slate design innovation may make it easier for consumers to take more tablets to more bars, or essentially make it easier for consumers to take large 10-inch tablets to more places. As it stands, the domicile of 10-inch tablets is usually the home […]

Nexus 7 2: Better Design & Build Likely

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The Nexus 7 2 didn’t arrive at Google I/O 2013, and based on the direction Google’s hardware is moving this may point to a better design and build quality for Google’s affordable 7-inch tablet. The original Nexus 7 remains a good option for Android users, but the next version could arrive in July and thanks […]

Leaked Huawei Flagship Smartphone Showcases Stylish Metal Design

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It looks like Huawei will be focusing on design and premium build quality for its next-generation flagship Android smartphone. Dubbed with a model number of P6-U06, the Huawei phone showcases a slim metal body that’s both stylish and elegant. The phone has a brush metal aluminum finish and is expected to be announced at a […]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Backs Smartwatch Over Google Glass

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Wearable computing–like smartwatches, smart eyewear with mounted displays, and sensors on clothing–is an emerging market that is predicted to explode over the next few years, so what device to buy and what to wear to maintain your geek chic? Twitter’s ¬†Jack Dorsey and Square co-founder¬†is hedging his bet on the smartwatch category, which is rumored […]

HTC, Samsung Offer Competing Design Stories on HTC One, Galaxy S4

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Now that both the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 has gone on sale in the U.S., both HTC and Samsung have released the back story behind their respective flagship phones, offering users a glimpse of the considerations that went into the creation of these devices. Both videos offer an Apple-like narrative of the […]

Antennagate Plagues HTC One (Video)

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HTC’s conscious decision to focus on premium design for its HTC One flagship may come with an unintended consequenc: reception problem if the phone is held a certain way. Though we haven’t been able to confirm if the problem affects all global and U.S. releases of the HTC One, we have found–and are able to […]

Galaxy S4: Why Samsung Should Have Left the Galaxy S3′s Design Untouched

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The hardware design of the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone from Samsung this year is considered as an evolution in design with subtle tweaks to last year’s Galaxy S3′s design that makes this year flagship more refined. Samsung’s marketing people reluctantly confessed that it’s an evolution, rather than an evolution, and the company has been hammered […]

Brain Control May be Samsung’s Next Big Thing for Galaxy Phones, Tabs

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Samsung is quickly showing that it can create new experiences and user experiences with eye-tracking and smart sensing technologies that were showcased on the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, but the next wave of Samsung innovation may bring the sensing to your mind through brain control. Originally conceived of as a way for users with mobility […]

Leaked Samsung Design Was a Galaxy S4 Prototype

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We had previously reported from a leaked photo that Samsung may be considering a new design language moving forward–the company has been rumored to be exploring new materials for its phones including the use of metals and aluminum for a more premium feel–but that appears to not be the case. According to the latest intelligence, […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows Coming to Smaller Screens Soon

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Thus far, all touchscreen Windows tablet launched today are sized with a minimum of a 10-inch display, but recent comments from Microsoft during its earnings call confirm what we’ve been hearing all along–Windows 8 will be coming to a smaller screen sizes. Microsoft’s outgoing chief financial officer Peter Klein says that this will happen soon, […]

Next Motorola Phones Rumored to Be Unbreakable

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Despite Corning’s coveted Gorilla Glass to help make modern glass displays a bit more rugged to the rough and tumbles of daily life, if you drop your phone at just the right angle physics will still triumph and you’ll likely end up with a cracked screen. Thankfully, it seems that Google-owned Motorola Mobility is working […]

Is Samsung’s Leaked New Design Language Better?

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It’s been reported that Samsung had considered the use of metal for the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, but decided against it due to delays resulting in the change of materials. However, aside from the change in materials, it’s unclear how Samsung would evolve its product designs, at least until possibly now. A recent leaked image […]

Android (As We Know It) is Dead.

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Maybe proclaiming the death of Android in early 2013 is a bit outlandish, but the Android landscape has changed dramatically since HTC had announced the very first Android smartphone, the HTC G1, in October 2008, and the platform will continue to evolve drastically in years to come. In a few years, I speculate that Android […]

Could a Unibody Ceramic Enclosure Make Its Way to 2013′s Budget iPhone?

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With Apple rumored to be releasing two new iPhone models this year, a budget entry-level model and a flagship iPhone 5S, it is now rumored that the iPhone-maker may be looking at ceramic for the body of the low-cost iPhone model. Rather than the plastic shell that’s been previously rumored for an entry-level 2013 iPhone […]

A Nexus Smart Watch Could Help Google Challenge Apple, Samsung

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A new report says that Google is watching on its own version of a smart watch, a form factor that’s picking up momentum with rumors of Apple and Samsung developing their own wrist companion to the popular smartphone market. A Google-branded Nexus watch comes as Google is already venturing out in bold new wearable computing […]

Management Shuffle at Apple Could Lead to Better Designs, More Synergies

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In a game of musical chair that left Apple’s former mobile software head Scott Forstall without a seat at the management table led by CEO Tim Cook, Apple’s recent reshuffling of key executives may have a more profound impact on the company’s designs moving forward and could help disparate operating groups achieve greater synergies together. […]

Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Fujitsu’s Keyboard of the Future Requires No Hardware Keys

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Fujitsu has demonstrated a prototype of a Gesture Keyboard experience for touchscreen tablets that does not require physical or hardware keys. In a similar usage scenario to Microsoft’s Touch Keyboard cover for that company’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, Fujitsu’s keyboard concept is a separate, external keyboard so users would not need to directly […]