Rumors say the Galaxy S6 will be a whole different game. HP is also revolutionizing the market with its new smartwatch. Meanwhile, Verizon users get good news regarding Google Voice MMS support.
Lo and behold, the almighty Samsung Galaxy S6’s developing stages have begun. New rumors have emerged, stating the device, code-named Project Zero, is in the planning and Samsung has finally decided to take the plunge and re-direction its flagship device.
It’s said the Korean manufacturer is redesigning the Galaxy S6 from the ground up, finally making changes and adopting to current trends. This would include using metal as a main material.It’s said it will be the best Samsung Galaxy device we have seen yet. That’s not the only news, though.
Some specs have also been leaked. The new device is said to include an Exynos 7420 processor and a QHD (2560x1440p) display. It’s also said to sport an IMX240 sensor, which is the same found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Samsung is still deciding whether to make it a 16 or 20 MP camera. We can also expect to see it in 32, 64 and 128 GB variants, as well as 3 GB of RAM.
Opinion: Samsung really needs a change in direction. They are definitely still winning the smartphone game, but they have seen their numbers slowly going down. There are just so many better options out there, as opposed to years ago, when Samsung devices were known for their superiority.
Smartwatches are awesome, but very few will make you proud of wearing these advanced pieces of technology. Designer smartwatches will soon become a trend, and one of the first to jump on board is Michael Bastian. The renown designer has teamed up with HP to create a unique device many of you will enjoy – it’s named the MB Chronowing.
The first concern when making this device was the design, something you can clearly see in the results. This watch is gorgeous, and can easily pass as a high-end traditional watch. Look further and you can find some cool features, like the ability to get notifications regarding messages, emails, social media, sports, calls and more.
It’s also water resistant and comes with a variety of straps. The watch is also cross-platform, supporting both Android and iOS. The best part? It has a 7-day battery life! All of this for $350.
Opinion: Honestly, this looks like the best option I have seen. For those who really care about aesthetics, that is. I happen to be more on the evolving side here, though. I think we need to start exploring different form factors in order to improve our wearables. We don’t need to “stick to the roots”, we need to find what is best for the future.
It wasn’t a good day for Verizon users when we learnt Google Voice MMS support was coming to a good list of carriers. A hundred of them, to be exact. You guessed it, Verizon wasn’t on the list.
Support seems to have been added without announcements or much fuss, though. Our friends at Phandroid have been testing this and Google Voice MMS messages seem to work perfectly with Verizon now.
Opinion: The experience is still a bit wonky. When Verizon users receive a message from Google Voice, they get a link instead of an actual image. This is a huge step forward, though. We are finally seeing some progress here.