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Sunday Debate: Custom ROM vs. Stock Android

In our sixth Sunday Debate we are arguing stock Android against custom ROM. What do you prefer - neat and clean OS or as many features out of the box as possible? Yordan: Custom ROMs mean you value your time 2012 was a marvelous year - we had the London Olympics, the viral "Kony 2012" video and for a brief time, the world was going to end until it didn't. It was also the time when Google launched its first tablet Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that was my first pure Android experience. I loved the simplicity of the OS for a brief time until I started missing some...

Samsung trademarks Fit Plus – a new smart wearable might be incoming

Samsung might be preparing a successor to the Gear Fit dubbed Gear Fit Plus, according to a recently unearthed patent file. The company has claimed the Fit Plus name with the KIPRIS (Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service). Unfortunately, no specs are confirmed yet - in fact the name protection does not even guarantee the product will come to the market. Still the Gear Fit is due for an upgrade and this gives us some hope. Source

Another nubia Z18 camera sample appears online

The nubia Z18 is finally arriving tomorrow after a turbulent period for the parent company ZTE. The phone should have a new generation of the borderless display, called Full Screen 3.0. The phone is expected to bring the latest nubia UI 6.0 version that will have 30s long exposure setting in the Camera Menu. The suggestion comes from a leaked camera sample on Weibo that was later reposted by Ni Fei, nubia CEO. ZTE nubia Z18 camera sample The image reveals a lot of noise and blur, meaning the device either wasn't properly mounted or nubia will use a mediocre sensor for the...

Apple iPhone 7 is official with water resistance and stereo speakers

Starting from the design, the iPhone 7 is now water- and dust-resistant. With an IP67 certification, it can last up to 30 minutes under a meter of water. The iPhone 7 looks almost the same as its predecessor, but with few key changes. The main among them is the new place of the antenna bands. They are now on the top and bottom edges on the back. Subjectively, this makes the iPhone 7 look a bit cleaner. Apple has two black offerings - Jet Black and just Black, as well as Gold, Silver and Rose gold. The headphone jack is gone, just as rumored. Now, plugging headphones will happen through the lightning port only. Of course, you could go wireless with a pair of Bluetooth headphones, too. (more…)

Sony launches new edition of its Wena smart wristwatch

Sony launched a new version of its Wena Wrist smartwatch, called Three Hands Square. It is unique because the body is analog, but the strap is smart - it comes with LED and has NFC chip for mobile payments. The latest version adds a leather band to the already launched series with steel and rubberized sport-strap. Three Hands Square has a square body and a round face with three size options - 18 mm, 20 mm and 22 mm. The larger round Wena Wrist comes only in 22 mm. The leather leash does not have LED notifications, but the NFC is available. You can also mix and match since Sony...