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

AT&T's Galaxy S4 may be the only one that features 32GB of internal storage.

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 […]

Leaked Samsung Design Was a Galaxy S4 Prototype


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, […]

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


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


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


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. […]

HTC Sense 5.0 UI on HTC M7 Smartphone: Inspired by Microsoft’s Live Tiles?


In another batch of leaked photos revealing the unannounced and oft-rumored HTC M7 smartphone, HTC’s latest Sense user interface was spotted with a refreshed look and feel. Though unannounced, the major revision to the Sense software may get branded as HTC Sense 5.0 once the Android user interface overlay gets announced with the latest HTC […]

Oppo Find 5 Phablet Gains Extra Girth in Production


The Oppo Find 5, considered to be a 5-inch phablet with specs to rival the much rumored HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless, has now entered production and the company’s CEO has confirmed that it will be slightly thicker than previously anticipated. Rather than the 6.9 mm thickness of the prototype, Oppo now says that […]

Disposable Computers Become the Trend for Apple


In recent years, Apple has made eco-friendliness the meme behind its design decisions, highlighting the use of highly recyclable materials such as metal and glass. However, the messaging isn’t without caveats as power users who find themselves outgrowing their purchases year after year may have to part with their purchases, rather than being offered a […]

iPhone 5 Is World’s Thinnest Smartphone?


When Apple announced the iPhone 5 on stage, the company made the claim that the smartphone is the world’s thinnest smartphone measuring at just 7.6 mm thin, or roughly 18 percent thinner than the previous versions, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. While Apple’s design is impressive, Twitter became abuzz with Apple’s marketing claim shortly […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design Testimony in Court Calls Up Questions


In its testimony as part of Samsung’s legal trial against Apple in which Apple claims that Samsung had infringed on key design patents, Samsung principal designer Jin Soo Kim for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 told the court and jury that the South Korean company had already begun work on the tablet prior to the launch […]

Samsung Lawsuit Reveals a Motorola Photon-esque Apple iPhone Design


In Apple’s ongoing lawsuit with Samsung over patent infringement over the design and technologies found within the iPhone, iPad, and the iOS software, we are now treated to some early iPhone prototypes that never made it the market. When Apple released its unibody iPhone in June 2007, the rest was history, or so we thought […]

Sony Mobile Abandons Keyboards on Smartphones


Hoping for a new Sony Xperia smartphone with a slide out keyboard similar to older Xperia Pro or Mini Pro models in the past when Sony Mobile Communications was known as Sony Ericsson? You’re out of luck as the new Sony Mobile has no intentions of releasing a new Xperia Android smartphone with a hardware […]

What Smartphone Manufacturers Can Learn From Ford Motor Co.


While automotive and smartphone industries seem like separate entities with few common shared spaces except for infotainment synchronization with phones, there are lots of advancements in materials research at Ford Motor Company that could be applied to smartphones. One of the key areas that Ford is pushing forward is eco-friendly, and the company has marked […]

Apple Working on ‘Most Important’ Projects According to Head Designer

Ive Design

Jonathan Ive created and helped create some of the most iconic Apple products, but according to the¬†senior vice president of¬†Industrial Design at Apple, he’s working on his “most important” work right now. Of Course Ive can’t tell us about the projects he is currently working on, but it’s safe to assume he’s tinkering with the […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Constructed from Polycarbonate, Not Plastic


Samsung has confirmed that the company’s third-generation Android flagship Galaxy S III smartphone would have a polycarbonate body, rather than plastic, the latter being a material that was employed on the company’s Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices. The shift towards polycarbonate would allow Samsung to match efforts from its rivals HTC and Nokia. […]

Touchless Phones to Become the Future for Huawei


When Apple had announced the iPhone in 2007, it brought with it the disruptive technology known as capacitive touchscreen, and since then we’ve seen this employed on a number of handsets using various platforms such as Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, HP/Palm’s webOS, Nokia’s Symbian, and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS. Now, it seems that […]

Google Patent Application Hints at Nexus Slider


Though manufacturers like HTC may be giving up on physical keyboards on smartphones in favor of thin and light designs, Google’s recent patent application may suggest that the Android OS-maker is still not giving up in that form factor and we may potentially see a Nexus smartphone in the future with a physical sliding keyboard. […]

Apple Had Considered iPhone Design With Physical Keyboard


Before the launch of the original iPhone in the summer of 2007, Apple had at one point in the design stages of its flagship and debut smartphone considered a physical keyboard for the iOS–at the time it was called the iPhone OS–smartphone. Revelation of the physical keyboard design consideration was revealed by famed iPod and […]

Oppo Teases World’s Slimmest Smartphone


A new smartphone from China-based Oppo hopes to claim the title of the world’s thinnest smartphone. The race to slim was first waged between Apple and Samsung with the debut of the iPhone 4. Since then, Motorola had released the impeccably thin Droid RAZR–also known as the Motorola RAZR internationally, and the newcomer Huawei came […]