It would appear that cases are once again bringing on the leaks for the smartphone universe, this time hitting up the LG G3. Details for this device have appeared several times over the past several months, noting such features as the continued use of back-facing buttons, a dual-LED flash, and a button-less front facade.
It’s release time for the Ground Zeroes iDROID - or time to let it be known when the case will be in full production, that is. This case replicates the single phone-like accessory given to our hero in Metal Gear Solid 5, the iDROID, but here you’ll find it acting as a fully-functional iPhone 5/5s case. It’s been teased in the past, now appearing - thanks to Kojima Productions - as a full-fledged release.
It would appear that the LG G3 is going to take some heavy cues from the last generation, building on the LG G2’s unique look and feel. This device will have the same odd back-facing keys as its predecessor, as well as the LG G Flex. This device will also be coming in multiple colors - starting with black and white.
It’s not long now before the next-generation iPad receives its stay of glory in the slightly more secure realm of Touch ID. An iPad with Touch ID would be marked by a fingerprint scanner embedded with the home button on the device, much like the iPhone 5s, and has been tipped to appear with the next generation of the slate.
Pre-pair carrier MetroPCS has announced that it is now offering the high-end Samsung Galaxy S5 to customers on its network. The Galaxy S5 is the new high-end smartphone from Samsung and has been a very strong seller for Samsung so far. MetroPCS is a no-contract pre-paid provider and the smartphone will operate on the company's plans starting at $40 per month.
Earlier today the folks at SRLabs showed a demonstration of how using a bit of wood glue and some interesting printing techniques, they were able to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner. This trick took the same method used for their test of the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID, much in the same way CCC (Germany’s Chaos Computing Club) tricked iPhone 5s’ scanner this past September.
A few days ago, we saw the first teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. That first teardown came from the folks over at iFixit and was focused on seeing how repairable the smartphone is in case you damage it. Teardowns are also a nice way to see just what the devices look like inside the case.
Samsung cannot be ignored, and the importance of the Galaxy S5 cannot be overlooked. New bearer of the crown of “best-known Android smartphone” it’s a chance not only for Samsung to make money, but to demonstrate what cleverness it can bake into a flagship device. Samsung’s approach to innovation has been more scattershot than focused, however, and with each generation of Galaxy there’s been equally as many needless bells & whistles as there have been legitimately useful additions. The Galaxy S5, Samsung insists, has been built with deliberation, but has the company spent its time on the right enhancements? Read on for the SlashGear review.
Samsung’s developer-aimed version of the Galaxy S5 has been revealed for Verizon users this week. While we’re not entirely sure when the device will be released in full, today it’s apparent that this machine will take on a role very similar to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition from last year. While we saw that device available in two versions - one with AT&T data abilities, the other for Verizon - this time around just one model has shown up (so far).