MWC 2014

Keep your life secure with Blackphone

Geeksphone is pushing the edge of innovation, already having built one of the first natively dual-OS smartphone, and now they are pairing with encrypted communications firm Silent Circle to release what they claim is the most secure phone to date, Blackphone. Now this phone may not be completely NSA-proof, but it’s most likely safer than […]
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Samsung Galaxy S5: Is it the next big thing?

Finally, after weeks of leaked photographs and the normal speculation and hype that comes with the release of a new Galaxy S handset, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S 5. As an owner of the Galaxy Note 3 I was wondering what OEMs would bring with the next generation of hardware that would compel or […]
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Samsung Galaxy S5 revealed: Galaxy S3/S4 face, Nexus 7 back

This year’s Galaxy S rumor mill has now officially come to a close – just over a month earlier than that of last year’s Galaxy S4. Unlike the standalone farce of a launch event Samsung held for the S4, this year’s flagship phone was unveiled at a more subdued launch event at MWC 2014. The […]
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The Xperia Z2 audio experience explained

Normally I don’t devote an entire article to a phone or tablet’s audio technology, but in this case I made an exception because it’s one of the most neglected aspects of mobile devices. More specifically, audio quality through the onboard speakers is neglected (after all, most phones and tablets have reasonable audio output through their […]
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The Xperia Z2 display explained

As Sony announced the Xperia Z2 Monday at MWC 2014, it became clear that Sony had finally produced a smartphone display that would no longer be a punchline for the late night talk shows lion’s share of the Android tech blogs. The new display features IPS, Triluminos, Live Colour LED and X-Reality display technologies. All these […]
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Qualcomm announces 64-bit Snapdragon 610, octa-core 615

Qualcomm took the stage at MWC 2014 to announce two new 64-bit processors, both following the ARM Cortex-A53 instruction set we first reported on last September (along with its A57 big brother). You read it right – there’s no mention of Krait in Qualcomm’s announcement so even though the processors are dubbed the 610 (quad-core) […]
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Sony brightens its Xperia lineup with the Xperia Z2

As expected, the 2014 Mobile World Congress has already included some significant new phone and tablet announcements. On the heels of Nokia unveiling its X lineup, Sony has added a “peria” to its own X in the form of the Xperia Z2. The successor to the Xperia Z1 (more so than a successor to the […]
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