Here is a live look at the Galaxy Note 4, which will be hitting the retailer near you in a couple of weeks. Pretty impressive, despite the gap. I particularly like the aluminized plastic cover. Light and strong; bends, won't break.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has gap around edges of screen, Samsung says it%u2019s intentional | Android and Me. A few days before the launch of the Galaxy Note 4, overseas buyers who have the phone say there is a business card sized gap between the screen and the bezel. Will this gap become Samsung's Apple moment? Too early to tell. But, unlike Apple, Samsung is up front about stuff like this, and the user manual actually lists the gap in the user manual. The gap, Samsung says, is a necessary byproduct of the manufacturing process, and may widen with use. What? I am more worried about dirt and crumbs getting in the gap and doing bad stuff to the phone. But, I hope I am wrong. Will there be a gapgate to follow bendgate, and all the other Applegates? Inquiring minds want to know.
The WIRED iPhone 6 Plus Review: Too Big to Fail, But Not to Bend | WIRED. No, I am not going to the dark side. But, if you love iPhone OS, Apple, and the whole Apple universe, then iPhone 6+ is the one you want. Big is better, as I have been saying for several years about my Galaxy Note Series phones. Once you have used a big phone, you will never go back. Bendgate and iOS update woes should not deter Apple lovers from buying this new phone. Sooner or later, Apple will probably solve the problems; although, it is typical Apple arrogance to put out a buggy phone, and fix it later. This is the closest Apple has come to getting Matt Honan to switch back to Apple. But, Samsung has such a big lead now in features and innovative phones, and the Android OS is now so far superior in getting stuff done, the he and I are staying with the Note 3, and upgrading to the Note 4. Read his review to find out why.
Bend test: Galaxy Note 3 vs. iPhone 6 Plus | Android and Me. The next time I hear an iPhone fan give me a hard time about the fact that Galaxy phones are made of plastic instead of metal, and that they are cheap builds, I will insist that person watch this video test. In fact, before you go out and spend a lot of money on an iPhone, better think twice. I am going to go get my Note 3 now. Can't wait for the Note 4.
BlackBerry Passport hands-on: so weird it's kind of awesome. Here is a quick and dirty look at the new BlackBerry Passport, a square looking phone with the classic BlackBerry Hard Keyboard. This keyboard, however, turns into a scroll bar for browsing in landscape mode. It is exactly the size of a shirt pocket, and is thin enough for a high end phone. If you are, or were, a BlackBerry fan, and switched to something else, you might want to take a look at this phone. BlackBerry's security chops might make this a winner.
Samsung Gear S landing on all major wireless carrier this fall | Android and Me. When the Gear S lands this Fall, I will probably upgrade to it from my Gear Live. I like the curved display, and it will seamlessly function just like the Gear Live. However, it will come with an added benefit that I missed from my Gear 2 Neo. You can take calls on the watch. It will have an added benefit, though, since it will have a 3G SIM card that can take calls on its own number. A lot depends on pricing, however, so we shall see whether it is successful.
Samsung Launches $19.99 Power Sharing Cable. And, in the Monday edition of the too cool for school tech, we have the new Samsung power sharing cable that plugs into Samsung devices and any micro USB peripheral and uses the device battery to charge another device. Now, in addition to my several spare batteries, I now can charge my Gear Live SmartWatch and my LG Bluetooth Earset with my phone, in a pinch. Samsung means Innovation. Can't do this with iPhone.