The past two generations, Microsoft has operated under the philosophy to sell hardware at a loss and make that up with software, services and extras sales. Unfortunately, that lead Microsoft to suffer around 3 billion dollars in losses for the Xbox division.And this is considered good considering Sony lost 5 billion on the PlayStation division. Think long term all you want, 3 billion is A LOT of money.And so, according to Yusef Mehdi,
A new Samsung Galaxy S5 concept may not show the real Galaxy S5 but it shows what a Galaxy S device could look like at some point in the future when technology catches up.
While the Galaxy S5 likely won’t be launched until 2014, we’re already seeing designers offer up their vision of what the new Galaxy S smartphone could look like when it arrives. The latest Galaxy S5 concept from Mobileaks shows a device that likely won’t be coming to shelves next year to replace the Galaxy S4 but a device that could ultimately be a Galaxy S smartphone of the future.
Samsung took the stage at its Unpacked event on Wednesday to unveil its next-gen Note phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch. But that’s not all the company has up its sleeve here at the IFA trade show. Execs took the stage at a separate event this morning to show off what’s next for HDTVs, home gadgets, and printing.
Rumors about Google’s next Nexus 5 device are heating up in the wake of a perceived leak via the company’s own promotional video for Android KitKat earlier this week.
Today, a filing from the FCC (via Engadget) that details a new, unreleased LG device making its way to the U.S. offers up what could be some more granular information on Google’s next Android reference smartphone.
As Apple Inc. AAPL +0.22% prepares tounveil both a new high-end iPhone and a cheaper version for the first time next week, it is already working on something bigger.
The electronics giant has begun evaluating a plan to offer iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8 inches to as high as 6 inches, people familiar with the matter say. That would be a sizable leap from the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 released last year, and, at the upper end, would be one of the largest on the market.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch is expected to land in the US in early October, wireless carriers revealed late Thursday.
T-Mobile said the devices would launch the device duo to its customers on October 2, while AT&T indicated the pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 3 would ship “around” October 1. However, the phablet will be available on AT&T for $299 with a two-year contract or $35 a month with AT&T Next, while T-Mobile is offering the device for $199 down and 24 monthly payments of $21.
There’s no question that the next generation of consoles is going to deliver games that look better than the best-looking games on current hardware. But there’s only so much excitement you can wring out of the idea of a shooter or platformer or role-playing game that looks better than current games, but plays just like a hundred games you’ve already played. At PAX Prime in Seattle, we tracked down developers working on four Xbox One games to ask them about how those games are leveraging aspects of the next-gen console–the processing power, the cloud, and yes, even the Kinect–to provide experiences that wouldn’t be possible on the Xbox 360. Here’s what they had to say.
While tech companies descend on Berlin to announce their latest and greatest wares at IFA, Xiaomi is making waves of its own in China.
The smartphone maker, which recently poached Android executive Hugo Barra from Google, on Thursday held a press conference in Beijing to unveil a new flagship Android handset dubbed the MiPhone 3. In a more surprising move, Xiaomi also introduced a new 47-inch, Android-powered 3D smart TV, which will go on sale next month in China for 2,999 yuan ($490).
PayPal is expected to introduce today a new version of its app for iOS and Android that aims to transform the online-payments service into a fully functioning digital wallet.
The Verge took a long look at the app. The opening anecdote is neat: order and pay for a beverage from your PayPal app, walk into the store, pick it up, walk out. The Verge came to this conclusion: The new app is packed with features, it might be the most complete payment app to date, but it still isn’t quite right when it comes to making our lives easier.