The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will not launch until the end of Q3 2014, but rumors regarding its alleged hardware are already making the rounds across the internet. According to Samsung’s SVP of Global Product Strategy, Hankil Yoon, the upcoming Galaxy Note will feature a new form factor. While he failed to elaborate what the design would be like, it is likely that he’s referring to the YOUM flexible display that the company has been developing in its research labs for a couple of years now. The three sided YOUM display allows...

The Nexus 5 can do a lot of things right, but its camera options are severely limited, although the launch of the Google Camera has helped greatly with editing and post processing options. But those willing to get more out of the camera from the premier Google flagship will now be pleased to know that some developers over at XDA have successfully ported the camera app from the LG G2 onto this device. Running this new camera app will require users to have root access with a custom recovery installed, so it’s not for rookies. Some...

Google’s new Remote Desktop and Camera apps made their debut on the Play Store yesterday, and accompanying those new releases was an update to the YouTube app for Android with a useful new feature. Users can now cast live videos to a Chromecast, a feature that was introduced on the desktop recently and has now made it on to the mobile version of the app. ...

The AT&T model of the LG G Flex will start getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update today. The update will be 686MB in size and is likely to have reached most devices already. As with any KitKat update, this is quite significant for the smartphone and will introduce quite a few changes. Here’s the complete changelog: Android 4.4 OS upgrade New full-screen mode Restyled status and navigation bars Battery performance improvements Enhanced processing speed LG has improved some key elements of the UI while blending it with the Android...

Samsung seems to be updating multiple devices to KitKat this week. The AT&T variant of the Galaxy S4 Active started receiving the coveted update yesterday, and now, the update is rolling out to the international Wi-Fi variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (SM-P600), the forbearer of Samsung’s recent lineup of professional high-end tablets. The update is currently rolling out in Columbia, and will likely show up in other regions before the weekend.   ...

When the Sony Xperia SP was released in April 2014 it first ran on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This model is just recently got the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update with the KitKat update also planned to arrive sometime soon. Several improvements have been introduced in the 4.3 update which include Memory management problem resolved LED works perfect on Walkman even at 100% Smooth UI and good touch response Nice gaming Volume bar issue fixed Better and more stable Wi-Fi Overheating fixed Battery usage is like 4.1.2 (good) Good AnTuTu benchmark...

A new program called the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” is gaining ground as Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, as well as the five major US carriers have pledged their support to it. What this program does is it basically allows a “kill switch” feature to be included in a smartphone allowing the owner to activate it if the device gets stolen or lost. This protects the sensitive data that may be stored in the device and makes it useless to sell in the black market. As early as July 2015 all smartphone models sold...

It is common knowledge by now that LG is working on its own mobile chipset for its future smartphones. But we haven’t had official confirmation from the company apart from the myriad of leaks that we have seen over the course of the weeks. Today, the company has finally put an end to all the rumors by confirming that it is indeed working on its own octa-core chipset similar to the one used by Samsung. Based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, this chipset will feature four high power 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four power...