Samsung’s new Exynos 8890 SoC tops all benchmark results on AnTuTu


There’s a chance that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship will be powered by the company’s in-house Exynos 8890 SoC. Just recently, the chipset posted a benchmark score on AnTuTu that topped the results sheet.

Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chipset will replace the older Exynos 7 octa 7740 processor found in Samsung’s latest flagship models. A leak from China shows off an incredible benchmark score of 103,692 on AnTuTu. That tops each and every score ever posted on AnTuTu. The processor was tested on an unknown device coded SM-G9300, which is likely some form of the Galaxy S7. If this stands true, the Galaxy S7 will leave competitors in disbelief time come launch.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016 and we can’t wait to see what Samsung has in tow for the year ahead. We’ll have you covered on all the leaks, rumors and reports from now till then so stay tuned!

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The NSA’s mass US phone surveillance ends tonight

The National Security Agency’s long-running mass phone surveillance program is coming to an end. As promised, the USA Freedom Act will forbid the NSA from indiscriminately collecting Americans’ call metadata at midnight on November 29th. Agents will have to get court orders to collect data from telecoms regarding specific people or groups, and then only for six months at a time — they can’t just scoop up everything in case something useful turns up. The NSA will still have access to five years’ worth of legacy data through February 29th, but that’s as far as its access will go.

Source: Reuters

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Project Fi subscribers are receiving a care package with a Lego kit and USB Type-C cable

It appears as though a number of Project Fi subscribers are receiving another kit from the team with some Legos and a USB Type-C cable. There has been a few reports over the last couple of days of users receiving these kits, though we are unable to tell whether all Project Fi customers are getting them, or just a select number.

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Verizon ad wants us to disconnect for the holidays

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Christmas is right around the corner, and all the big brands are ramping up their advertising campaigns. Verizon has released an ad all about how their network keeps us connected during the holidays.

The ad starts out with a bunch of family members all over the country. Each person has a different lifestyle and commute, but luckily, they all have mobile devices that are on Verizon. All the different family members eventually arrive at Christmas dinner, and are happy to be together. It ends with a phone ringing, but the call is ignored. Implying, use Verizon all the time, but sometimes it’s good to disconnect too.

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Samsung wants you to gift Samsung products this Christmas


Samsung has released a new ad for the holidays called “Give the Gift of Galaxy”. The ad basically shows people unwrapping presents with, you guessed it, Samsung products inside.

The ad is only 30 seconds long, but they managed to cram in a ton of products. Products like the Galaxy View, Gear S2 smartwatch, Gear VR, all of their flagship Galaxy phones, and more.

I like the end where it says “It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy”. While I hate the fact that they name many of their products with Galaxy first, since I always have to write it a million times, it works well for this. Implying that they have a large amount of “star” products. However, will you be giving, or wanting the gift of Galaxy this Christmas?

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The best Cyber Monday deals

So you successfully emerged from Black Friday shopping relatively unscathed, and you’ve got the cash for an extra tech gift (or, let’s be honest, a treat for yourself). Where do you go to spend that dough? Don’t worry: we’ve rounded up some of the best gadget discounts for Cyber Monday, the online-focused shopping event that follows the Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re looking for a 4K TV, a game console for the family or a PC upgrade, we have what you need.

Most of these deals won’t last beyond the day itself (November 30th), but keep an eye on the dates. A few of them are already active or will stick around for at least a day longer, so you may not be out of luck if you’re traveling when Cyber Monday kicks off.

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What you need to know about the Indian mobile market

India is the second-largest mobile market in the world, overshadowing the U.S. earlier this year and now behind China. The major difference from the U.S. market is the lack of carrier subsidies, and as such all phones in the country are available unlocked and sold at retail pricing.

The meteoric increase in mobile sales over the last three years was fueled by excess disposable income and a rising middle class. Given that the U.S. market — as well as China — is pretty well saturated, manufacturers are increasingly looking to India for future growth. And the fact that there are a billion users that aren’t yet connected to the Internet means that there’s a lot of room for long-term growth.

Android Central has a budding presence in India. Here’s a look at how things work in this part of the world.

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[Deal Alert] The Second-Gen Moto G (International GSM Version) Is Just $100 On Amazon, US Version Out Of Stock At The Moment

moto gBlack Friday is over, but there are still a ton of great deals waiting for bargain hunters on the web. Amazon has a particularly good sale for anyone who wants a great Motorola phone on the cheap. The international GSM version of the second-gen Moto G (that’s the 2014 model) is now $99.99 on Amazon’s US site, an impressive $80 off the retail price. It’s an excellent deal for someone who needs a solid device without the high price (or, notably, the LTE radio) of more robust models.

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Fossil Q Founder smartwatch listed as ‘coming soon’ on the Google Store


The Fossil Q Founder smartwatch launched a few days ago with a $295 price tag. The watch runs Google’s Android Wear platform for wearables, unlike the remainder of Fossil’s lineup, and looks to face other higher-priced offerings like the new Moto 360 and Huawei Watch.

Just the other day, the Fossil Q Founder became available to purchase in the U.S. via the company’s website. A product listing for the watch has now appeared on the Google Store and reads “coming soon.” On the product page, there are two models shown, one stainless steel model with a leather band and the other with a stainless steel metal band. The price for each variant is yet to be specified.

The Fossil Q Founder is the first Android Wear powered smartwatch containing an Intel processor. It will connect with Android devices running version 4.4 or higher, and just recently added support for Apple iPhones running iOS 8 or later. We’ll let you know when it becomes available.

Source: Google Store

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Android dialers, ranked

Wait, Jerry. What are you doing? Nobody calls anyone on the phone in these modern times. Get with it!

Easy fam. A lot of us still make calls — try getting hold of a bondsman at 2 a.m. without a phone. And anyway, the people making Android phones include all this stuff, so the least we can do is look at it. Right? Be quiet, you know I’m right. Let me do this without you cracking wise for once.

Anyhoo … back to dialers. They are more than just a way to enter some digits on a modern smartphone. Sure, you can call up Domino’s so you don’t have to shut the PlayStation off and make some food, but your people — the ones in your contacts because one day you might want to talk to them — are usually just a tap away because of the way Android dialers tie into your contacts. There are also some settings to make things more (or less) useful, and everyone wants a call log so they can keep track of who they called and who called them. Be quiet, yes you do.

Now that I’ve convinced you all that the dialer is one of the most important parts of your Android, let’s have a look at how the big five do it.

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Leaked renders show a rotating camera on the upcoming ZUK Z2


With a lot of new brands and smartphone models coming out in the market almost every week, it’s hard to be surprised anymore about any of their “revolutionary” features. But if the leaked renders of the upcoming ZUK Z2 is any indication, then we might be in for one, as the images show a single rotating camera, which we haven’t seen in recent times. Already, some are getting excited about this, even though everything is pretty rumor-based at this point.

If you don’t know it yet, the ZUK brand is actually backed by Lenovo and has China as its primary market. Its flagship, the ZUK Z1, has been doing pretty well in its category. So the announcement a few weeks ago by the CEO himself that a ZUK Z2 was coming in 2016 was met with a bit of excitement. And now that some unofficial renders have been leaked, consider us intrigued with this 360 degree rotating camera that is on top of the display. It even has rounded corners making it look even “prettier”.

But aside from this rotating camera that will do away with the concept of the secondary cam, nothing much is revealed with these pictures. It seems that it has a dual side design made from metal and glass. Previous rumors have said that it might run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and just like the ZUK Z1, it is expected to have 64GB internal storage, or maybe even 128GB if they will be upgrading.

Of course all of this is pure speculation right now, and we’d have to wait for the official announcement from ZUK before planning a trip to China in preparation for purchasing the ZUK Z2.


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Look for clues and discover the mysterious history of Facility 47

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Trying to escape a secluded facility in an unknown area in the Antarctic is no easy feat. Even when you get out, where will you go next? We hope getting locked up alone in a cold and icy cell won’t happen to you but in ‘Facility 47′, you need to escape and discover why you’re locked up in the first place. You don’t know where you are and you have no idea what’s going on. You can’t just let yourself die in there so go on and try solving those puzzles to unlock new areas within the facility.

You may be free inside Facility 47 but your main goal is to get out of that place. You don’t know how long you’ve been in there already. You’re all alone and you sure don’t want to die. You’re stuck but there is a way out. Just make sure you check out for clues that may lead you to that main door for your great escape.

But while you’re inside, don’t panic. It may be hard to remain positive but consider it as one big adventure. Being in an isolated research facility not just in the middle of the woods in your native country–but in the Antarctic—is not an ideal setting. No, it never will be but as you try to escape, you will uncover Facility 47′s history that’s so rich and mysterious. No one can help you now. You’re on your own but you can definitely escape. Make sure you search for clues, remember them, and use what little energy you have left in the smartest ways possible.

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Football Manager Touch 2016 now out on Android devices


If you can’t get enough of the Football Manager franchise, which actually just released the 2016 mobile version last week, then you’ll be happy to know that SEGA has just announced a more high-powered (and more expensive) version of the game called Football Manager Touch 2016. While both basically have the same functions and features, the latter has full 3D simulated matches, cross-platform cloud saving, and a whole bunch of other things that they think football fans would be willing to pay premium for.

If you’re playing the game on your tablet and then suddenly have to stop and will continue to play later on the desktop, you don’t need to worry you have to start all over again. You will be able to save on the cloud and continue on another platform. Aside from managing real teams and players from 139 authentic leagues, you can also use the create-a-club mode, where you can choose your name, your colors, and of course your squad. And if you feel like being a playing manager, you can also add yourself as a player.

Another new thing that this version brings is Prozone match analysis so that you can see where you went wrong or right, either as a full team or for individual players, when the game is over. You can also instruct your players before the match how to handle specific members of the opposing team, so that their performance will be hindered. So if you’re up against a team that has Messi, then you can strategize how not to let him score.

If you already balked at the price of Football Manager Mobile 2016 which was at $8.99, then you might have second thoughts about Football Manager Touch 2016 which will cost you $19.99. But if you think that that is still a small price to pay for playing an enhanced version of your favorite football app, then go ahead and buy it from the Google Play Store. Oh, and yes, there are still in-app purchases available.


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See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally just a sea of energy. Architecture of Radio is an app that aims to visualize those ebbs and flows of data. Creator Richard Vijgen taps into a public database of 7 million cell towers, 19 million Wi-Fi routers and hundreds of satellites to create an augmented reality experience where you can point your iPad or iPhone in any direction and a representation of the radio signals in your area.

Via: TechRadar

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Save $150 on the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, only $199 for a limited time

If you’ve been looking for a new smartwatch and waiting for a deal, you won’t want to miss this new deal on Samsung’s Gear S2, as it’s currently only $199. That’s right, you can save $150 on the silver and white version of the smartwatch today on eBay.

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Save big on these kickstand cases for Galaxy S6 — now only $3.95!

Made of a durable polycarbonate, the Amzer Kickstand Case features a busy texture on the back that enhances grip while leaving access to all the features of your device. Slide open the kickstand when you’re ready to show off a video to your friends then snap it back into place when you’re finished.

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[Deal Alert] Save $35 On The $100 BÖHM Bluetooth Headphones With Active Noise Canceling On Amazon


Headphone deals are all over the place on Amazon and various other retailers’ sites this weekend. But most deals we’ve seen so far are about wired headphones, which aren’t all that practical if you don’t want to be tied down to your phone by wires. Bluetooth is better, but switching to wireless usually involves some loss of quality, limited battery life, and a hike in price. Not so much with this BÖHM set.

These headphones usually cost around the $100 mark, they connect to your devices via Bluetooth 4.0 or an included 3.5mm cable.

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Make your truck driving dreams come true in TruckSimulation 16


Have you ever dreamt of one day driving a huge truck through vast expanses of highways? No? Well, even if this wasn’t a life-long ambition of yours, it would be pretty cool to do so, even if it was just virtually. TruckSimulation 16 isn’t just about controlling a truck from the comfort of your mobile device. You actually take “true to life control” of these trucks, simulating (hence, the name) the actual experience of driving one of seven trucks available.

As with a lot of things, you start from the bottom though. You’ll be given a rickety one, but as you fulfill contracts and drive more through the road network of Western and Central Europe, you’ll be able to get more coins and then save enough of them to be able to upgrade your truck, including several “faithfully reproduced” MAN tractor units. There are various mission types you can undergo, which will include the standard delivery of goods, to the more complicated delivery of hazardous goods.

And as you fulfill your contract, you need to choose which truck is appropriate for the mission, like using the wood semitrailer to transport bulky goods, or the frozen truck semitrailer to transport perishable goods. As your truck delivery empire grows, you can get new employees to help you out, thereby fulfilling more missions and contracts. If you deliver punctually and efficiently, you get bonus points for doing so. You also get to go around 20 cities in Europe, complete with famous landmarks from those places.

You can download TruckSimulation 16 from the Google Play Store for $2.99. There are still a few in-app purchases available, but that’s only for those who are impatient to upgrade and not do it the manual way.


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[Update: Now $150] V-MODA’s Crossfade M-100 Over-Ear Headphones Are Down From $310 To $200 On Amazon


Drop your turkey stuffing right now and listen to me! This is a good deal, like a really really good deal. I wouldn’t interrupt your Thanksgiving preparations and cooking if it wasn’t a worthy urgent matter.

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Instagram adding multi-account support to Android app


Instagram users who need to manage multiple accounts will be happy to hear that the social network platform is finally adding the ability to switch between multiple accounts without first logging out. The update is included in a new version, number 7.12.0 that is starting to rollout to some users, although the new feature is not showing up for everyone with this update, so a server side change may also be necessary.

The initial addition of an account is achieved via a new menu entry on the Settings page of the app, where users can access a menu to either add an existing account or create a new one from scratch. Once a second account is added, users can switch between the accounts by tapping on the username and using a drop down selector accessed on the profile page. Testing indicates Instagram displays a toast message to let users know they have successfully switched accounts.

If you want to check for the availability of this new feature, you can download the apk below and hope that your account is one of the accounts that Instagram added this new function to.

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[Deal] Spigen’s Black Friday sale is underway


From today through November 28, Spigen is offering 30% off sitewide. This means you can get any item on Spigen’s online store for 30% off during the period.

Black Friday is nearing the end, but most deals are here to last through the weekend, including that from Spigen. Using the promotional code BLACKFRIDAY30, consumers can claim 30% off any purchase no matter what the cost. Spigen is also offering members double in reward points (extra 10% value) for anything purchased during the holiday weekend sale. Spigen offers a wide selection of cases, screen guards, docks, clips and other accessories for all the latest devices. All sales are 100% authentic and come with a 2-year warranty. Additionally, all items sold will ship free of charge to any valid U.S. address. To check out what’s left in stock, head on over to the link down below.


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WeChat intros mobile wallet in South Africa

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Sending money to people is easier compared to before, thanks to the Internet and the advancements in mobile technology. We’ve been raving about the latest mobile payment services available–Samsung Pay, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Those three are direct competitors although they each have their own market. Google and Samsung are closer rivals but they will soon be joined by the likes of LG Pay.

While these services here are for making purchases, there’s still a need for more convenient ways on how to send money to family or friends. It could also be employers to employees or just about anyone who can send some financial assistance to another person. We’re thinking more like parents to their children or adult children to their parents. Of course, it isn’t just all about money transfer but something that could also send mobile payments to any retailer, store, or restaurant.

We have many choices in the United States and in some Asian countries (read: South Korea and Japan) but little is known in South Africa. Good thing there’s Tencent, a Chinese Internet company, who introduced the WeChat Wallet as part of the WeChat mobile app. It’s an e-wallet feature within the mobile messenger app that allows people to send and receive money. You are free to save informafion of up to three VISA or Mastercsrd debit and credit cards to use for sending mobile payments. Money in your WeChat Wallet can also be used to Cash In and pay for any items or services on merchants that accept the service.

If you’re a frequent user of WeChat, you can take advantage of this service. Tencent partnered with big groups in the region including retailers Cambridge Food Stores, SPAR, and SPAR Tops, and of course, Standard Bank. Tencent recently announced overseas transactions for mobile payments so this development isn’t really a big surprise.

It seems that mobile payment is more than just a trend for Tencent. Why, the company said they already have 200 million mobile payment users and the number is rising in South Africa even with competitors like GeoPay, Zapper, FlickPay, and SnapScan. The biggest names in the game aren’t available so these small ones are being used.

It’s so easy to send money. Just enter the amount within a conversation and then send. Your WeChat Wallet can replace your physical wallet when you’re out with friends. Just make sure you have your smartphone with you if you’re not bringing any cash. And yeah, maybe a full battery and mobile Internet connection too. Otherwise, you’ll end up washing the dishes for not being able to pay.

Shared below are promo videos part of WeChat’s marketing campaign:

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Google Store unleashes (a lot of) Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals

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Of course after you’ve gorged yourself on turkey or whatever thanksgiving food it is that you found yourself eating, the next thing you do (hopefully after spending time with loved ones) is to browse the Internet for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. Well, if you’re into Google products, you should look no further than the Google Store where you’ll get more deals than you bargained for. Or rather, than your credit card was expecting.

Where do we start? There’s so much going on in their special deals page that we can hardly contain ourselves, but we’ll start off with the new Nexus devices. The Nexus 5X slashed off $80 from its price and you can now get one at $299. Meanwhile, the Nexus 9 is at $200 off, so the 16GB WiFi model is now at $119. If it’s a laptop you’re looking for, selected Chromebooks will be at $50. For the smartwatches, the Huawei Watch is slashing $80 off the silver version (now $319) and $100 off the black one ($299 only). The LG Watch Urbane is now only $279, which is $70 cheaper than the original price.

Accessories and peripheral devices weren’t able to escape from sale fever as well. You can get Chromecast and Chromecast Audio at two pieces for $50. You can even mix and match the two so you can have both for just $50. The Nexus cases are at 50% off, including the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio. The Nest Cam is now just $169 ($30 off) and the Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen gets you a $50 Play Store credit if you buy it.

So yeah, that’s a whole lot of treats from the Google Store. The deals will last until Cyber Monday, or until supplies run out. Google has also extended returns until January 2 of next year, if you made your purchase starting today until December 25.

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Mobile shopping takes record share of Black Friday sales

Adobe has released its initial annual online shopping data for the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day, showing record growth in online shopping from mobile devices.

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Google+ web preview update brings 3-column view, context replies

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When Google announced last week that they were doing an overhaul of Google+, there were mixed reactions like, “Wait, Google+ is still alive?” or “Why won’t it die?” or “Let’s see if it will be worth it”. As expected with most revamps, there were a lot of complaints, but also a few hopeful comments, saying that it looked prettier now and therefore more enticing to use. But the tech giant was also careful to say that the changes are of course not yet final and that there are still a lot of tweaks that will come out over the next few weeks (maybe months).

Meanwhile, their latest web preview is a result of the feedback they received after they unleashed the first of the changes. The update is bringing a 3 column stream view for those who are viewing the app on a large screen, at least 1920 pixels wide. This of course has no bearing on those who are looking at it on their small screen smartphone, and even if you’re using a tablet and you prefer the single stream view, you can also adjust it in the settings. You can also now reply to comments on your posts in context so that the conversation will not get lost if your post garners more than a hundred comments.

Previously, the app only showed up to 6 circle streams on the side menu. But now you can have as many as you want to put there, as long as you can still keep track of all your streams. Also, you can now choose to view “Points from Circle” on the following screen.

The great thing (well, if you consider that great) is that if you’re not yet happy with the changes you’re seeing on Google+, you can still stick with the classic version, until such time when you think it’s already reached “feature parity”. But if you prefer to try out the new version, the update should be rolling out to all users now.


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Latest Nokia C1 rendered image hints on Win10 Mobile, Android variants

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After BlackBerry releasing the PRIV, its first official full Android-powered phone, the Android community is anticipating for Nokia to release the C1. Not that a Nokia-Android partnership is strange but the fact that the company is still in the market or is coming back to the smartphone business is more exciting news. We’ve been hearing several rumors that Nokia will be back in the game this 2016.

As early as December last year, we learned of a Nokia-developed C1 that’s very much like the N1 tablet.  Just recently, image renders have been leaked and shared on Weibo, giving us an idea that the Nokia C1 is just like any other Android smartphone in the market today.

The phone is rendered in different colors: grey, pink, beige, and white. The rear camera is located on the upper left of the back panel. It appears to be bezel-less with the screen extending across the full front panel. The frame is rounded and device looks very compact. At first glance, you might think of the iPhone 5C which also means it looks like the ZTE Blade S7, Meizu M2 Note and M1 Note, and the Xiaomi mi 4i mainly because of the rounded frame and the yummy colors.

The Nokia C1 is expected to run not just Android but also use the Win10 Mobile system by Microsoft. It couldn’t be dual booting though because it’s pegged to be within the budget or mid-range category. It may have two variants but not two mobile OS at once.

So Nokia is definitely coming back? That’s what Rajeev Suri, Nokia CEO, wants us all to believe but it might be released as soon as this year is over when the deal with Microsoft is finished. Foxconn is even listed to manufacture the first Android-licensed Nokia smartphone so let’s just wait and see.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 specs leaked through GeekBench


We’re getting ready for Samsung’s new premium midrange phones and phablets to be launched soon, but for now we are getting a firmer idea of what sort of specs they might bring to the table. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy A9 is our subject matter today, as specs begin to leak out – this one from GeekBench.

The benchmarking data shows the SM-A9000, which is dead on to be launched as the Galaxy A9, will sport the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 SoC. This might just confirm that the Galaxy A9 will be the first device carrying Qualcomm’s new midrange SoC as well. The SD620 is of an octa-core design, with four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, four Cortex-A72 CPU cores, and supported by the Adreno 510 GPU.


That chipset will almost certainly afford the Galaxy A9 Cat 7 LTE data connectivity where available. The phablet will most likely sport a 6-inch Super AMOLED screen, with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The rumored camera spec is a 16MP/5MP camera combo.

We will not have long to wait for this one, as Samsung is probably getting these second generation A-series smartphones ready to launch early 2016, if not at the end of this year. Watch this space.

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The Samsung Galaxy View is a movable display, it’s NOT a tablet

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If you think that the Galaxy View is simply an extra large tablet, well, you’re wrong. We’ve been saying it’s just a huge tablet but according to Samsung– it’s not. The South Korean tech giant claims that it is a “movable display”. You may not agree that there is a difference but the company insists that the 18.4-inch device is a display that you can touch and move.

Okay, so Samsung wants it to be known as a movable display. We can see it’s a movable display but what’s the difference anyway? According to the UX designers and product planners, it wasn’t really meant to be a tablet. It is meant to be a display ideal for watching movies and TV shows while inside the house. They can bring it in any room, prop it up easily and quickly in different angles with the built-in kickstand.

Samsung’s Senior Designer at Mobile & IT Communications Business’ Hyun Kim said that they made the icons bigger for the users so they can be easier to read and navigation is more intuitive. There’s also a handle at the back so you can hold the display and move it from one place to another.

Hyun Kim further said:

“Smartphones or tablets are meant to be used in the hand, but the Galaxy View is designed to be used from arm’s reach. This length is critical to the Galaxy View experience. We focused on this distance when we created the new user experience design. We eliminated many design features that require customers to micro-operate them with fine touch. We made sure the Galaxy View uses big icons that are more intuitive and readable.”

The Samsung Galaxy View’s large screen is very much welcome. Some people and industries need such and while there are smart touchscreen TVs already, there’s nothing as capable to run apps and as impressive as the Galaxy View that is powered by Android. It’s a “smart device” says Samsung. Others may see it an all-in-one PC or a large tablet but this “movable” is more than that. In what way? The company says it’s more versatile compared to the portable tablet and a smart TV that is usually fixed.

The designers at Samsung imagined an easily accessible Media Home when they designed the Galaxy View. The idea is not really unique but Samsung is one of the first OEMs to officially enter the game with an actual working concept. Will this new “movable display” category sell? What do you think?


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Bleach: Brave Souls is getting a release outside of Japan in the near future

I’ve never watched Bleach before, but if I had, I feel like I would be pretty excited about this. Bleach: Brave Souls was released exclusively in Japan back in July for Android and iOS but thanks to a successful run there (to the tune of 7 million downloads), it’s said that the mobile game is going to be released outside of Japan very soon.

The game takes the form of a isometric-view, hack-and-slash RPG in which you take control of your favourite Bleach characters and go to town on monsters of all shapes and sizes. If imitation isn’t your kind of thing, you can also customize your own character, and you’ll also be able to compete in weekly challenges to win prizes. If you’re particularly keen, there’s also a pre-launch page where you can pre-register your interest – unfortunately there’s no solid date for release, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for one.

What do you think about Bleach: Brave Souls being released outside of Japan? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Pocketgamer

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Instagram for Android now supports multiple accounts

People who have been struggling with trying to manage multiple Instagram accounts on Android can now rest easy: Instagram for Android now supports multiple accounts. There are reports coming in that v7.12.0 is rolling out to some devices now and with it is coming multiple account support – from the looks of it, all you’ll need to do is log in with your extra accounts and you’ll be able to toggle which account you’re using in the top left of the profile tab.

This is actually a pretty huge deal as almost every other social media app allows for multiple accounts – it’s definitely going to help people in the media and press as often they have to manage a personal account as well as a business one. Presumably this update is going to take some time to reach everybody so don’t panic if you don’t have the update after reading this post – you’ll want to keep an eye on the Play Store page just in case though:

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Source: Droid-life

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