Samsung’s Q1 2013 early financial results show a 52.9% increase in profits

Samsung’s Q1 2013 early financial results show a 52.9% increase in profits

Companies issue financial results four times a year. Nothing new. Samsung will publish their Q1 2013 financial results later this month, but today they’ve announced something known as “pre-earnings guidance“. That’s a fancy way of saying sneak peek.

Google says Chrome will switch from WebKit to Blink in roughly 10 weeks

Google says Chrome will switch from WebKit to Blink in roughly 10 weeks

When Google announced that they’re going to fork WebKit and start writing their own rendering engine called Blink, one of the biggest unknowns was when the new code would land in release software. Now, thanks to a 30 minute video that I didn’t watch from start to finish, but The Next Web did, there’s official confirmation that Blink will come to Chrome version 28.

Video: Make sure you watch this 14 minute demo of Facebook Home on the HTC First

Video: Make sure you watch this 14 minute demo of Facebook Home on the HTC First

Facebook’s event came and went yesterday and a lot of you are probably shrugged your shoulders because all you saw was a new Android launcher and a mediocre phone. I urge you to have a look at this 14 minute video shot by Ellis Hamburger from The Verge before solidifying your opinion about what went down yesterday.

The Samsung Galaxy Win has just been announced, in China at least

The Samsung Galaxy Win has just been announced, in China at least

Earlier this week I covered a rumor out of Vietnam that said Samsung was going to announce a phone called the Galaxy Win. That’s such an awkward name that I thought it might be a mistake, but nope, the phone just appeared on Samsung’s Chinese website.

Samsung set to invade over 1,400 Best Buy stores this summer with their own mini-stores

Samsung set to invade over 1,400 Best Buy stores this summer with their own mini-stores

It’s the weekend, you’re bored, and you’re tired of reading about the latest tech gadgets online. Where do you go? Best Buy. You know you’ll probably not be buying anything from there, but you want to kill an afternoon, either alone or with a friend.

Google to fork WebKit and create a new rendering engine called Blink

Google to fork WebKit and create a new rendering engine called Blink

WebKit is the rendering engine that powers Apple’s Safari web browser and Google’s Chrome browser. Those two browsers alone are responsible for a majority mobile web traffic. Google has announced that they’re going to take the WebKit source code and start doing their own thing, their own engine called Blink.

With 24 hours to go until the official announcement, the Facebook Phone’s UI leaks

With 24 hours to go until the official announcement, the Facebook Phone’s UI leaks

Facebook is going to hold an event at 10:00 in the morning California time tomorrow. That’s a hair over 24 hours away according to my computer. Earlier today I published a piece compiling all the rumors about the “Facebook Phone” that will allegedly be unveiled at said event, but now there’s some new information that’s just plain over the top.

Mozilla working together with Samsung on a new browser engine called Servo

Mozilla working together with Samsung on a new browser engine called Servo

Mozilla, a company that once upon a time made an amazing browser called Firefox, has just announced that they’re working together with Samsung on a new browser engine. Said engine is called “Servo” and it’s built using a new Mozilla developed programming language called “Rust”.

Reuters: ASUS made and Qualcomm powered Nexus 7 successor to land in July

Reuters: ASUS made and Qualcomm powered Nexus 7 successor to land in July

Retuers, who doesn’t publish a rumor unless they know it’s going to happen, says Google will begin selling an updated Nexus 7 in July. Said tablet will be made by ASUS, just like the first one, but the NVIDIA Tegra chip will be swapped out for a Qualcomm Snapdragon, mainly due to power concerns.

Does LG’s 500,000 Optimus G Pro sales in Korea mean phablets are actually cool?

Does LG’s 500,000 Optimus G Pro sales in Korea mean phablets are actually cool?

When I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note II in Malaysia, and then proceeded to take it with me across South East Asia, no one said anything to me about it. It was just another phone.