samsung z3 tizen

Despite having a rocky start, the Tizen powered Samsung Z1 managed to nab 1 million units sold earlier this year. With such sales figures, it was only a matter of time before Samsung introduced a successor and has now done so in the form of the Z3.

google cardboard vr

Google is to make its popular Street View service available as a virtual reality app viewable on its budget headset Cardboard.

It has also released figures which suggest Cardboard could be a serious competitor to more expensive headsets.

Google Cardboard is now available in more than 100 countries and Cardboard-ready apps have been installed 15 million times, it said.

One analyst said Street View was a "natural fit" for virtual reality.

Google also announced that it has a growing number of certified viewers - including the Mattel View-Master and the Zeiss VR One GX - on sale, which are made of plastic and are more robust than the original cardboard viewer.


Windows Phone has always been a conundrum. It’s a platform filled with good ideas (I always liked Live Tiles I admit), but something kept it from being my smartphone go-to. With the Lumia 950 and 950XL, this a seemingly new experience altogether.
Panos Panay and the Microsoft Devices team just launched to new Windows 10 phones. These aren’t meant for international users or emerging markets. These are the heavy hitters—the Lumia 950 and 950XL. Much like the Surface is for Windows tablets, these Lumias are here to showcase the very best that Windows mobile can offer.

Right when you pick up these new Lumia phones, you’ll notice their lightweight. But it feels lightweight due to material sacrifice. When you hold the Galaxy S6 or an iPhone, the weight gives it some heft, sure, but that’s weirdly important in a device despite our obsession with thinner and lighter. It just makes it feel substantial.

hp envy tablet

 

HP has officially unveiled the Envy 8 Note, an 8-inch tablet running the Windows 10 operating system. The specifications of the "mini-tablet" are more or less the same as previously leaked.
 
It includes a 10-inch keyboard which is pretty interesting since it's larger that the tablet itself and actually dwarfs it, but it will certainly make doing work easier for people on-the-go. It also includes a track-pad to further enhance its functionality.

ms continuum phone

 

Microsoft is bringing desktop functionality to mobile phones using Continuum for phones. The feature allows you to connect your mobile device to a larger screen and use it like a PC.
 
By connecting the phone to a monitor using a USB connector relay, you can use Universal Apps through your phone with their desktop layout. Microsoft's rep came on stage and demoed the Lumia 950 family allowing him to edit PowerPoint and Word files on a large screen, with the Start Menu, almost entirely mimicking the experience on a desktop.
 
The connector also features HDMI output and allows you to connect external USB storage, making you even more productive and use your phone just like a desktop PC.