Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO with 12.2 inch WQXGA screens unveiled

samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO were leaked a while ago, but the official announcement is here, straight from Samsung’s CES 2014 press conference. These are Samsung’s first 12.2 inch tablets that build upon the legacy of the Note 10.1 and the Tab 10.1. The 12.2 inch screens are not normal though, they sport a super high 2560×1600 16:10 resolution with those 4 million pixels powered by the Exynos 5 Octa or the Snapdragon 800 processors based on the variant. Both these devices are nearly identical except for the one main difference between them being the stylus. The S-Pen and its associated functionality will be available only on the Galaxy NotePRO whereas the TabPRO will have everything else that’s on the NotePRO.

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ASUS unveils the ZenFone range with 4, 5 and 6 inch screens sporting the ZenUI


After revealing the first Dual OS convertible, ASUS unleashed a whole new range of smartphones under the ZenFone range. Coming in three different screen sizes, the ZenFone line of devices are all about value for money and addressing choices in form factor as well as price. The three devices launched today are ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 with the number denoting their respective screen sizes. All the phones are powered by the Intel Atom processors with different configurations for each model, lets see what each one packs inside.

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Pebble Smartwatch gets its own App Store with curated apps and watch faces


Fresh off the announcement of Pebble Steel, the smartwatch company also announced its own App Store for its Smartwatches. Called the Pebble App Store, the repository of apps and watch faces with curated lists will reside inside the official Pebble apps for iOS and Android, according to the company. This move has been expected to happen for some time now, especially with the growing popularity of the Smartwatch and the homebrew developer support it gathered in the initial months of launch. If numbers are anything to go by, about 300,000 Pebbles have been sold so far and software bits like apps and watch faces for the Pebble have been already downloaded over 3 million times through third party curated app stores like, which is arguably the most popular, for now. That’s definitely going to change with the introduction of the Pebble App Store, and more over, with the introduction of SDK 2.0, developers can now do more with the Pebble and the new App Store will be having that as the base minimum requirement for apps.

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Pebble Smartwatch goes premium with Pebble Steel, it’s thin and comes in two colour variants

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Exactly one year back, the Pebble was showcased to the public for the first time. It was truly one of the first “Smart”watches at that point in time but now we are in the middle of a revolution, where suddenly everyone wants to make one before giants like Apple make a splash into the hot wearables market. But Pebble has been playing it cool. With a comfortable lead in mind share, the company started to expand from its Kickstarter roots and then updated its smartwatch’s software with a new SDK, support for iOS 7 notifications and more. Initially introduced as a sporty colourful watch, one of the major complaints from many users(including us) was that it looked like a toy and the build quality was rather cheap.

Well, Pebble has a solution for it this year at CES 2014, in the form of the all new Pebble Steel, their new stainless steel chassis for the same good old innards. It has the same e-ink display, the same battery and the lot but it’s now thinner, has a stainless steel frame and is protected by clear Corning Gorilla Glass. Watch it in action in this promo video here –


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Xiaomi hopes to ship 40million smartphones in 2014

Xiaomi, one of the many Chinese manufacturers, has publicized its new year resolution on Twitter. The Chinese company usually makes headlines for its flagship Android devices that are inspired by Apple’s devices. During 2013, Xiaomi roped in Hugo Barra who was one of the highest executives of Android department inside Google.

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Samsung to introduce new Exynos SoC at CES 2014?

With CES just around the corner, Samsung has already started teasing what it has planned up for CES 2014. SamsungExynos’s Twitter account has teased asking if we are ready to #UnlockExynos. With UnlockExynos, it could possibly mean that Samsung are planning to update their current octa-core solution to true octa-core. Samsung was the first company to announce an octa-core processor and it featured in the Samsung Galaxy S4 which was launched earlier this year.

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