Samsung has announced the new Gear App Challenge which encourages developers to write apps for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. To make the contest more interesting for developers, the company is offering prize money and gifts worth $1.25 million to the best apps. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo run on the Tizen OS while the popular Gear Fit smartwatch features a RTOS (Real-time Operating System), so this will only apply to the larger Gear smartwatches. This contest will certainly increase the number of available applications on the...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is undoubtedly one of the most popular Android devices right now, but a new report suggests that the initial sales of the smartphone weren’t as high as one would have imagined. According to a chart published by Localytics, the Galaxy S5 made up for just 0.7% of all the Android smartphones sold during the one week period. This is despite the smartphone launching earlier than scheduled in South Korea. They even compared this figure with the iPhone 5s launch last year, which saw the device accounting for 1.1%...

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is only available via Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Online retailers in the region are selling the tablet as well, but those are the 3G only models with no support for 4G LTE. It now seems like the AT&T could soon launch the tablet on its own if a new FCC listing is anything to go by. The device has the model number SM-P907A, with the last letter indicating the carrier name. Since this is merely an FCC listing for the time being, there’s no clarity as to when the device will be launched by AT&T....

The OnePlus One was finally unveiled earlier today in China after weeks of waiting in anticipation. The hardware of the smartphone was no surprise to us as the company has been dropping hints periodically regarding the specifications of the device. The pricing however has taken us by surprise, in a good way. The smartphone which will come in 16 and 64GB models has been priced at $299 and $349 unlocked and sans contract. European prices for the smartphone have been set at €269 and €299 respectively, which is very decent considering...

Losing a smartphone can oftentimes be a disrupting experience. Aside from the monetary value of the device there’s also the concern that the data stored in the device might end up in the wrong hands. There are several ways to track down a lost smartphone such as Google’s Android Device Manager which lets you locate, ring, or wipe the data on the device. The problem with this however is that your device must have a data connection to work. Innova Technology might just have the best solution for the lost smartphone problem with its...

Sony has just released a software update to the Smartwatch 2 that fixes some of the bugs present and introduces new features. One of the things lacking in most smartwatch models is that users have limited options in customizing the device. Sure there may be apps that you can download but then when you look at the display it still looks the same. The latest update changes this. What’s probably the most visible feature of the update is that users will now have the ability to customize the watch face. This can be done through the smartwatch...

Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone companies in China today. It’s so popular that once the company releases a smartphone it gets sold out in a matter of minutes. This doesn’t happen only in China but in other markets as well which the company already has a presence such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. With former Google executive Hugo Barra in charge of Xiaomi’s global expansion, the company is planning to penetrate more markets in the Asian region this year. In line with this, its website has been given...

The FunBox Android game console which was recently launched in China is now available for the international market (unofficially) from popular online retailer aliexpress. The device costs $159 which doesn’t include the shipping fee which varies for different countries. The FunBox is one of the most powerful Android gaming consoles to hit the market lately. It uses an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor combined with 2GB of RAM to provide a smooth Android gaming experience. This is the same processor being used by the NVIDIA Shield. The difference...