The app and ecosystem known as SphereShare takes the universe of photospheres captured by Android devices and unlocks it for the world. Where before you’d have to dive through Google Maps officiated collection or move in with Google+ to seek them out, SphereShare is all about photospheres alone.
With Google Now, voice commands have become more powerful than ever on the Android mobile platform. With the 3rd-party-developed app Commandr, Google Now gets a boost. With Commandr for Google Now, we’re able to take quick hold of Music, GPS, Blueooth, Wifi, and your back-facing camera flash.
It has just been revealed that Sony will be launching the Xperia Z2a "mini" premium smartphone in Taiwan tomorrow. But along with that is word that the company will also be revealing a new smartphone headed for international markets. And this time the mysterious device's defining feature will be its selfie-friendly front camera.
Nokia, which still exists as a non-smartphone-making Finnish company, might slowly be giving up its hold on "Nokia" smartphones. This might very well start with the rumored Lumia 830, which, based on this leaked render of its backplate, still shows the company's name, but now affixed with "by Microsoft", hinting at how Redmond plans to transition the branding from Nokia to purely Microsoft.
When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?
It’s not an official release from Google itself, but it’s as close as you’re going to get without hacking at the moment. Here we’re seeing the Android L heads-up notifications available as an app, created by app developer Dr. Alexander Breen. This fellow has "backported" the feature to any device running Android 4.3 or higher.
A new Apple patent application has surfaced at the USPTO detailing a location-based system that will alter how a device functions at any given time. As an example, an iPhone's access level will be tweaked based on where the user is currently at, requiring a stronger form of authorization when in public rather than at home.
Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.