Author Archives: Valerie Richardson

About Valerie Richardson

Valerie is a 26 year old tech writer based in London, UK. She has prior experience working with major media conglomerates. She’s also a lover of all things tech — well, basically anything with a display and a power button on it.

Firefox OS apps revealed to be functioning as native apps on Android

Firefox OS apps revealed to be functioning as native apps on Android

A new video shows an Android smartphone running Firefox OS apps quite handsomely and almost like native applications. It was captured on a device running the latest Firefox for Android browser (version 29) which brought support for Open Web Apps.

LG G3 with a Snapdragon 805 chipset could launch soon

LG G3 with a Snapdragon 805 chipset could launch soon

A new rumor suggests that LG will launch an upgraded version of the G3 carrying a Snapdragon 805 chipset. This move was expected as the current model comes with a Snapdragon 801 chip. It is believed that this upgraded version could be launched as soon as July, which is when Samsung is expected to launch its prime version of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy F, as well.

Google Fit will be a companion service for fitness trackers

Google Fit will be a companion service for fitness trackers

Fitness is a top priority for mobile manufacturers of late. We saw Samsung take it to the next level with the S Health app and the Gear Fit companion accessory. Even Apple announced a dedicated Health app and API with iOS 8 earlier this month. A new report now suggests that Google will bring an app or service called Google Fit to gather data from various fitness devices and apps. It seems like the company will make the APIs available to developers soon to work around it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumor: Will be available in curved and standard display models

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumor: Will be available in curved and standard display models

There have been plenty of rumors floating around about the Galaxy Note 4. Prominent among these are the ones that talk about the device sporting a curved display. It has now come to light that the Korean manufacturer is looking to launch two variants of the smartphone – one with a curved display and the other with a regular flat screen panel.

Angry Birds Epic finally makes its way to the Play Store

Angry Birds Epic finally makes its way to the Play Store

Rovio has been teasing the imminent arrival of Angry Birds Epic for quite some time now and the game has finally gone live today in the Play Store. This is a shift from the conventional bird slinging madness that ensues in every Angry Birds game as Rovio is now transitioning into the turn based RPG genre with this latest AB instalment.

LG’s latest trio of G Pad tablets available for purchase soon

LG’s latest trio of G Pad tablets available for purchase soon

The three new midrange LG G Pad tablets will start rolling out in a handful of European markets over the course of this month according to the company. The pricing of the three tablets hasn’t been specified yet, but expect it to come under the budget segment.

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra speaks about the company’s American and global ambitions

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra speaks about the company’s American and global ambitions

The global VP of Xiaomi, Hugo Barra has mentioned that the company will not enter the North American markets until 2015. The reason behind this is the busy schedule the company has with plans to break into 10 new markets simultaneously this year. He gave out the info while speaking at the Indonesian Cellular Show.

Sony Xperia Z2 is the official phone of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Sony Xperia Z2 is the official phone of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

In what appears to be a major marketing investment, Sony has just struck a deal with FIFA to make its latest smartphone, the Xperia Z2 the official smartphone of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup is set to kick off tomorrow in São Paulo, so this is just the marketing boost Sony could have asked for ahead of the biggest sporting spectacle in the world.

LG files trademark for G Prime, F Prime, L Prime and W Prime

LG files trademark for G Prime, F Prime, L Prime and W Prime

With the LG G3 still to be launched in global markets, one would imagine that the company has no plans to launch another device in the market anytime soon. However, the Korean giant has just filed a trademark application for four new devices all tagged under the ‘Prime’ series, giving us a hint of what’s to come.

LG to make the QCircle, QSlide and other SDKs available for developers

LG to make the QCircle, QSlide and other SDKs available for developers

LG has just announced that it will make the QCircle, QSlide Function, QPair and QRemote SDKs available for developers in the coming days. The company will apparently showcase these tools on June 24 which is just a day before the Google I/O event kicks off in San Francisco. Google I/O attendees will have the opportunity to attend the event and get a look at these new development kits.