In a non-scientific test involving a baby recorded on a short 35-second YouTube video clip, it appears that Apple’s iOS 6 may in fact be more intuitive to use than the new iOS 7 beta that was introduced at WWDC earlier this summer and is scheduled for a fall launch. If iPhone fatigue was a challenge was Apple, the new design change may pose an even larger problem with the resulting user experience for the iPhone-maker.
iOS 7 marks a radical change in software design and aesthetics, eschewing years of skeuomorphic design trends from all prior generations of iOS software, including iOS 6, in favor of a more minimalist approach heralded under the leadership of hardware [...]
Three different sources who are familiar with the situation revealed to Gotta Be Mobile that LG will be launching a new Android smartphone with always-on voice commands in 2014. However, unlike the voice commands employed by digital assistant services like Apple’s Siri or the Google Now search, LG will be implementing voice command more broadly for navigation functionality.
Our sources say that this would be beneficial in certain settings or environments, in particular inside automobiles. With hands-free laws gaining momentum, using voice command would allow users to more safely operate their smartphones for key functions without requiring them to touch the screen [...]
Google I/O is slated to kick off in just a few hours and the event may be the venue where Google will be unveiling a new edition of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 with stock Android. While the variants of the Galaxy S4 that is currently available through Samsung and its carrier partners so far run the company’s TouchWiz user interface on top of Android Jelly Bean, the Galaxy S4 Google Edition is said to be a pure, native Android device without any tweaks or customizations.
“Part of the big day will be to announce a new version of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S4,” says Russell Holly of Geek.com. “While Samsung’s phone is an incredible piece [...]
You’ve probably read extensive reviews of the competing Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android flagships and are still indecisive about which one to take the plunge on, and we’re here to help. Fortunately, for users looking at either top-of-the-line flagships for 2013 in the Android camp, both are great devices and it would be really hard to make a wrong turn. In this review, we’re going to break down some of the key features that distinguish their experiences to help you decide.
With HTC redefining its HTC Sense experience for a cleaner, more modern approach moving into Sense 5.0 this year and Samsung adding everything but the kitchen sink into TouchWiz, we [...]
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 impairments to interact with and use a mobile phone or tablet, the technology can also be used by consumers to operate a phone or tablet in new ways.
And while Samsung’s eye tracking techology–like scrolling through a web page by moving your head or tilting your Galaxy S4 phone–may be deemed as a gimmick by some, brain [...]
Originally, the HTC M4 was rumored to be a simple variant of the Facebook-centric HTC First smartphone without the Home UI preloaded, but now it appears that HTC may be taking a page out of its One playbook for the mid-range smartphone. The HTC M4 is now said to be part of the struggling smartphone-maker’s mid-range lineup that will feature a similar metal alloy construction as the One and will also come with the highly acclaimed Ultrapixel camera that will allow the phone to capture images in dark lighting conditions.
A report by Digitimes suggest that Catcher Technology will supply HTC with the metal alloy body to be used in the HTC M4. The smartphone will begin [...]