HTC hires former US Samsung marketing executive as a consultant

HTC hires former US Samsung marketing executive as a consultant

Its no secret that HTC’s advertising campaigns are absolutely terrible. It does not matter if the company can make excellent products like the HTC One; until it can market them properly to consumers, its phones are not going to sell in tens of millions of units. Things might soon change for the good though, as HTC has reportedly picked up Samsung’s ex-marketing executive in the United States — Paul Golden.

Top Android apps to follow the IPL 2014

Top Android apps to follow the IPL 2014

The initial schedule of one of the biggest events in cricket — the Indian Premier League a.k.a IPL — kicked off a couple of days ago. Surprisingly, this time, the IPL will be hosted in two parts — the first part being held in the UAE and the second one in India. For cricketing maniacs, IPL is associated with huge sixes, some tense moments and nail-biting finishes, which is what has made the tournament so popular in such a short time.

Samsung reveals the top 10 hidden features on the Galaxy S5

Samsung reveals the top 10 hidden features on the Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 is filled with a plethora of features — some that are very much in your face while others are buried deep inside the Settings menu. To avoid consumers missing out on some not-so-obvious features, the company has posted a list of 10 hidden features present in the Galaxy S5. Most of these are extremely useful and have not been marketed much, which may lead to users not being aware of them.

Future HTC smartphone cameras could feature optical zooming

Future HTC smartphone cameras could feature optical zooming

Current camera technology is mostly limited to software tweaking with not much emphasis given to the actual hardware, unless you’re Sony of course [Ed note: or Nokia and developing Windows Phone devices.] But according to imaging expert Symon Whitehorn, we could soon see optical zooming technology coming to smartphones, at least from HTC. Symon stated that this technology is certainly not far off and might potentially make its way to consumer devices in the next 12-18 months.

Xperia Z2 Compact makes an appearance in leaked images

Xperia Z2 Compact makes an appearance in leaked images

The Xperia Z2 Compact has made an appearance on Chinese social networking site Weibo, courtesy of a user named alfred520. These images reveal that the smartphone will bear resemblance to its bigger sibling in terms of design, albeit in a smaller and “compact” package.

Reports say 38% of Galaxy S5 upgrades came from iPhone users

Reports say 38% of Galaxy S5 upgrades came from iPhone users

According to a new report by CompareMyMobile, nearly 38% of the customers who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone recently were iPhone users. The numbers suggest that they saw a 210% rise in iPhone 4s trade-ins and a 184% increase in the trade-in percentage of the current Apple flagship, the iPhone 5s.

Watch the Galaxy S5 get tortured by a dog, a riffle, water and more

Watch the Galaxy S5 get tortured by a dog, a riffle, water and more

One of Samsung’s selling features for the Galaxy S5 is its water and dust resistance, and that has pushed a lot of users to get creative with their tests of the phone’s durability. We previously saw the Galaxy S5 survive a washing mashine, a testament to Samsung’s strenuous testing process for its flagship. Below are three more videos that pit the Galaxy S5 against peanut butter and a labrador, a .50 caliber sniper rifle and a lot of water, falls and drops.

Yahoo releases a re-designed Flickr app to go against Instagram

Yahoo releases a re-designed Flickr app to go against Instagram

Less than a year ago, the official Flickr app for Android and iOS received a major update that brought with it a new UI and features. Today, Yahoo is once again giving the Flickr client for Android and iOS a major revamp that puts it in direct competition with other image sharing services like Instagram.

Google I/O 2014 will focus primarily on design

Google I/O 2014 will focus primarily on design

Registrations for the Google I/O event went live a couple of days ago and will last until tomorrow i.e. the 18th of April. But up until this point, it was unclear as to what’s on the agenda for the event. And now, the lead designer behind the Google Search team has shed a light on what to expect from Google during the I/O event in late June.

First image sample from the Samsung Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) leaks out

First image sample from the Samsung Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) leaks out

The Samsung Galaxy K, otherwise known as the Galaxy S5 Zoom will break cover on the 29th of April in Singapore. We have now managed to come across a couple of sample images taken using the 20.2-megapixel shooter on this device.