An anonymous tipster has sent Sam Mobile images of what they claim to be the rumoured, unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini which looks very similar to the S5 but with a smaller display and less power. Read more…

Samsung has reportedly started updating the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch with its own Tizen operating system in place of Google’s Android enabling new features and better battery life. Read more…

After a little wait, Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000), that’s the tablet that was released all the way back in August 2012. The update is currently rolling out in Germany and will bump up the firmware version of the tablet to N8000XXUDNE4. The tablet’s younger brother, the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1, received its own Android 4.4.2 KitKat update last month. As with previous KitKat updates for Samsung devices, there’s not a whole lot of changes to Samsung’s own software, but the update will bring with it some new KitKat features. Android 4.4.2 includes immersive mode, cloud printing, white status bar icons and some improvements to system performance. Those of you living in Germany should receive an OTA update notification any time soon, if you haven’t already. You can also install the update through Samsung’s Kies software, or force a manual check through your handset, by going to settings > general > about phone > software updates. It hopefully won’t be too long until the update reaches other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. If you are not one for waiting, you can always flash the update yourself using the files and method found here, just make sure you know what you’re doing.

Twitter is testing a way to translate posts into other languages in its Android app, with the translation handled by Microsoft’s Bing service, but the test is only being seen by a limited audience. Read more…

​I, like many others, participated in what could be called the unofficial Surface Pro 3 challenge: trading in my regular laptop for the company’s new device for a week, with the intent of doing all my work on the new notebook-tablet hybrid. Well, here I am, six days in, back writing on my MacBook Air. I didn’t want to give up or cheat, but there are deadlines to meet, and I simply don’t have enough hours in a day to pound out posts on the Pro 3’s flimsy Type Cover keyboard. Filed under: Laptops, Tablets, Microsoft

According to industry analysts IDC, BlackBerry’s global market share in 2014 will be just 0.8%, and will fall further to 0.3% by 2018 – by which time, they say, Windows Phone will have grown to 6.4%. Read more…

Asus and AT&T have announced that the convertible, hybrid phone and tablet PadFone X will begin retailing in the US from next month priced at $199.99 on a new contract. Read more…

Following the lead of Eton, the Chinese manufacturer THL have released their own 5000mAh battery smartphone. However, they’ve included a series of other great specifications too. Read more…

Following weeks of leaks and eager anticipation, LG launched today its new Android flagship, the G3, which features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset. Read more…

AT&T promised back in January that it would launch ASUS’ PadFone X hybrid, but the device has been stuck in limbo ever since — the carrier hasn’t given out much more than specs for the phone-and-tablet combo. Today, though, there’s finally a date to mark on your calendar. The PadFone X should be available on June 6th for $199 on a two-year contract, or $23 per month if you buy it on an 18-month Next payment plan. Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Mobile, ASUS, AT&T Source: AT&T (1), (2)

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