Author Archives: Adrian Diaconescu

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor overload: mid-March release, 16 MP camera, water protection

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor overload: mid-March release, 16 MP camera, water protection

It’s so close I can almost feel it, see it, smell it, touch it, scan my fingerprints on it. Samsung’s “next big thing”, the Galaxy S5, is to go official at long last on Monday, during an Unpacked press conference at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress.

Samsung Exynos Infinity processor imminent, but will it be 64-bit?

Samsung Exynos Infinity processor imminent, but will it be 64-bit?

Since Android doesn’t technically offer support for 64-bit hardware yet, there was never much to rumors of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 packing a brand new Exynos processor built on the same architecture as Apple’s A7 chip.

Help cancer research with the ‘Genes in Space’ Android game and ‘Power Sleep’ app

Help cancer research with the ‘Genes in Space’ Android game and ‘Power Sleep’ app

Most of you probably don’t need noble incentives to motivate you to play more games on your Android devices, but what if there was a way to help real-life cancer research by navigating through made-up space? How about if I also told you a completely free of charge app can make anyone a part of worldwide scientific research without the smallest effort being needed? It’s so effortless in fact, it works while you sleep.

HTC ‘M8’ to be called ‘The All New One’, bring a new level of confusion

HTC ‘M8’ to be called ‘The All New One’, bring a new level of confusion

HTC is really bad with names, that became clear when they followed up the One X flagship with a One X+ and then One, so it was obvious right off the bat their 2014 spearhead would just aggravate the branding crisis.

Samsung USA confirms Android 4.4 updates for Galaxy S3, Note 2, S3 mini and more

Samsung USA confirms Android 4.4 updates for Galaxy S3, Note 2, S3 mini and more

Samsung has so far been peculiarly quiet about how many Galaxy devices will get the impending Android 4.4 KitKat update and when, even with the OTA already rolling out to the Note 3. But the ominous silence is now behind us, as a list of 14, that’s right, 14 smartphones and tablets due for a chocolaty software bump has gone official.

Save the date: HTC One sequel to be announced on March 25

Save the date: HTC One sequel to be announced on March 25

Once again trailing Samsung, HTC has reportedly started sending out invites for a simultaneous London – New York press event on March 25, thus confirming the announcement date of the company’s next-generation flagship.

HTC slates Desire 8 intro for February 24, tipster fills in the hardware blanks

HTC slates Desire 8 intro for February 24, tipster fills in the hardware blanks

Unlike its “M8” cousin, which remains a puzzle in many ways, the HTC Desire 8 is basically an open book after a couple of appearances in the rumor game and an official confirmation/tease from HTC China.

Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner built into home button after all?

Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner built into home button after all?

Hardly anything is certain apropos of Samsung’s impending Galaxy S5, with only six days left until the big unveil, and the latest piece of gossip also debunks previous reports to keep the waters as muddy as possible. It’s as if so-called tipsters and insiders are trying to confuse us and preserve the mystery.

Samsung could have bought Android before Google, brushed it aside with a scoff

Samsung could have bought Android before Google, brushed it aside with a scoff

Most people probably date back Android’s origin story to late 2008, when HTC’s Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1) came out. Or maybe 2007, when the Open Handset Alliance was formed, establishing the operating system’s distinguished pedigree, as HTC, Sony, Samsung, Sprint and T-Mobile were supporting Google’s baby.

Low-cost ‘true’ octa-core HTC D616W handheld allegedly benchmarked through AnTuTu

Low-cost ‘true’ octa-core HTC D616W handheld allegedly benchmarked through AnTuTu

Cornered by financial woes, once thriving HTC is forced to reconsider its marketing strategy, as wearables and budget-conscious smartphones are now seen as potential box-office gold. Granted, there’s also the high-end, costly “M8” (aka One follow-up) in the pipeline, but if HTC is ever to recover from its current slump, devices like the Desire 8 will probably lead the comeback.