LG has announced a new entry-level smartphone that will be landing on the Verizon Wireless network. The smartphone is called the LG Lucid 3 and it is available in stores and online right now. LG's Knock code is one of the key features of the Lucid 3 that lets the owner wake and unlock the phone using a pattern of knocks or taps on the screen.
Last year Motorola launched its Droid Maxx smartphone and it turned out to be a decently popular device with many people. The smartphone featured slick touchless controls that made it stand out for many buyers. Motorola has updated the Droid Maxx slightly and put it back on the market at a better price for 2014.
Apple, Google, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and the main US carriers have committed to implementing a cellphone "kill switch" on every new device made after July 2015, allowing owners to remotely wipe, lock, or brick their smartphone if lost or stolen. The agreement, dubbed the "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment", will mean every participating vendor and carrier will offer an app for managing remote device security, and is intended to challenge the market for stolen phones.
Huawei has been working on its new flagship smartphone for a while and some new images of the device have now surfaced. These images come from the Chinese TENAA agency and show the phone from most angles. We don't know what the specifications for the device are, but we can get an idea what the smartphone might offer from looking at the images closely.
If you have ever wished your car would unlock the doors when you walk up to it and lock the doors when you walk away, Viper has a slick product you will like. The product is called the Viper Smartkey and it works with your smartphone to turn your keyless entry system into an automated affair. Using this system, you won't have to press a button on the door of your car or fish for a key fob to lock or unlock doors.
If you are anxious to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, the time is getting near when you can buy. Pricing for the new smartphone has been announced by several major carriers, including T-Mobile and US Cellular. T-Mobile is offering the pre-order for the S5 only a day before the HTC One hits the store.
Back in December, we talked about a new smartphone from Samsung called the Galaxy Core Advance. The smartphone has a 4.7-inch screen with WVGA resolution and dedicated buttons for the camera, volume, voice recorder, and more. The phone was designed with accessibility in mind for people that might not want to use or be able to use a touchscreen easily.
One of the things that a number of smartphone makers are baking into their devices is the ability to control the smartphone hands free. This is an important ability considering that many states and communities have laws that forbid a driver from using their phone in their hands as they drive. That means that you can't always touch your device to get the info you need.