Sony and HTC seem to be going all out with their new-generation smartphones. All while Google pushes out a very cool feature for the Chromecast.
We recently reported on a very good Sony Xperia Z4 image leak, but that press render only displayed about half of the phone. Today @OnLeaks is treating us to a very awesome set of images, which show the full front, back, sides, top and bottom of the device.
Surprise, surprise – it looks just like a Sony Xperia Z3! The leakster also said the device should measure in at 146.3 x 71.9 x 7.2 mm. Rumored specs say it should have a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4G LTE, a 21 MP camera and a 5.2-inch screen, which will have either a 1080p or QHD resolution.
Opinion: We are huge fans of Sony flagship smartphones here at Mobile Geeks, so we can’t wait to see more from Sony about this device. It’s also worth mentioning that them keeping a similar design makes sense, as it’s really what they have been doing with all Z series smartphones.
HTC told us we should be getting ready for a “BIG” HTC One M9 announcement this week, and the company is not taking long to unveil the goodies. HTC has just put together a nice website for an event labeled as “Uh-Oh”. There’s also a live stream hosted by YouTube, giving us a countdown until March 18th at 9 AM Pacific.
Opinion: What is this event about? We are not yet sure, but people have been guessing it could be a release date announcement, some kind of HTC insurance or both. We won’t know until tomorrow morning!
The Chromecast is definitely one of our favorite streaming devices, as it is very well supported and costs a mere $35. It has its limitations, though. One of them being that it is pretty much controlled exclusively via a smartphone or tablet.
This is OK, but no one can deny it feels nice to use that regular remote control. Those who agree with me will be very happy about the latest Chromecast update. This is because Google’s streaming dongle can now be controlled with your TV remote.
It’s not a full experience, so don’t go celebrating just yet. This new feature only supports play/pause, and it can only be used with HDMI-CEC compatible televisions.
Opinion: You may not be part of this party if your TV is relatively old, but go and try! Maybe it’s your lucky day.