Samsung Galaxy S5 receiving update!

July 23rd, 2014   decode  Smartphones

Samsung is pushing out a new update for the European variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F). It’s not an update to Android 4.4.3 or 4.4.4, but it does include performance improvements that might be substantial given the update comes in at 194 MB, and should…

Google Play Store 4.9 Brings New, Image-Rich UI with a Hint of Material Design

July 23rd, 2014   decode  Smartphones, Tablets

It’s not Wednesday yet, but we’ve got a great Google first party Android app update to share. Rather than an app update in the traditional sense, today’s update is actually to the Google Play Store–and this new version packs quite a nice visual makeover that features…

Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Grand, and more firmware Updates

July 22nd, 2014   decode  Smartphones, Tablets

Samsung has a boatload of phones and tablets in its lineup, and regularly releases firmware updates for various devices. These can include major updates, which bring a newer version of the OS to a particular device, or minor ones that improve performance and stability and…

HTC is building three tablets?

July 22nd, 2014   decode  Tablets

HTC is reportedly working on the Nexus 8 tablet, the soon to be newest in Google’s line of products. Codenamed Volantis, the Nexus 8 is supposed to be arriving this summer, although HTC could be adding another couple of tablets alongside the Volantis. According to…

Xiaomi Mi 4 announces in China

July 22nd, 2014   decode  Smartphones

Xiaomi has announced the successor to their flagship Mi 3 smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is priced at approximately $320 for the 16GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. Xiaomi has also announced a fitness band called Mi Band that…