Huawei are one of the biggest telecommunications equipment companies in the world. They are huge in China although their kit is used the world over. Chances are if you are a BT Broadband customer you are using modems build by them. Huawei make no bones about their desire to become one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and a couple of years ago they started their assault on the European market. I reviewed the G300 and found it to be a stunning budget range phone. The Huawei Read more [...]
Reviews of Samsung’s latest iPhone slayer are pouring in from across the Atlantic and for the most part the consensus waives between fantastic to very good. That is unless you are The Verge and the sight of plastic deeply offends. (The Guardian has an overview of the latest reviews here.) What is more concerning appears to be the supply issues. Considering Samsung have bet the farm on a US invasion, stock levels are dwindling very low within days of launch. The UK is merely hours away from Read more [...]
Gamers rejoice! Samsung’s mooted Game Pad controller will hopefully see the light of day this May according to Know Your Mobile. Although primarily designed for the new Galaxy S4, the Game Pad works via Bluetooth and can take devices up to 6.3 inches in size. Samsung’s pad has dual analogue controller sticks, a D-Pad, and six buttons in the familiar X-Y-A-B configuration with side triggers. The controller is AA battery powered. Alas there is no pricing available but it is said that up to Read more [...]
Samsung have launched their new top tier Android phone, the Galaxy S4. On top of despatching with the Roman numeral naming convention, the S4 is more of an iterative refinement of its predecessor opposed to a brand new handset. From a distance, it looks largely the same and without closer inspection you would wonder what the fuss is about. The big changes are the 5 inch screen which is housed in a shell that is actually smaller than the Galaxy S III. It is a sliver thinner at 7.9mm but manages Read more [...]
Infographic time chaps! This one is looking at the clash of the tech titans that is Samsung vs Apple. It has some nice facts but you need to also be aware that Samsung is a very diverse company. For example, they build ships which is a little different from Apple who focus purely on technology and have a much more finly honed ability to squeeze all the money out of your pocket. Detractors would say quantity versus quality and I would not argue. Samsung have more smartphones on the market than Read more [...]
How easy is it to use fingers? How easy is it to use your eye? Despite us getting used to touching the screens of our phones only comparatively recently, Samsung looks to take your looks to aid device navigation. No one is sure just how this will work out even if it useful but it is interesting. The Galaxy S III already recognises when you have taken your eyes off the screen in order to lock the device. If the Eye Scroll is implemented I can see it as a boon in device navigation. Most users will Read more [...]
7 inch Android tablets reviewed: The Asus Nexus 7 is pitted against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Acer A110. Who will win?
Samsung are the biggest of the big boys, and the announcement that they have now sold over 100 million Galaxy S smart phones is proof. The Samsung gloat comes via their Flickr account where they had a bunch of minions pose in spectacularly tacky way (see photo for proof…). This figure incorporates devices sold since the damn of Galaxy S dominance with the first Galaxy S in 2010. But it is easy to see how the numbers get so big when they are selling 190,000 S III phones a day. A. DAY. The Galaxy Read more [...]