Samsung’s all-new Galaxy S6 is an excellent competitor to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to the early reviews, but what about the Galaxy S6 Edge? You may be tempted to switch for that curved glass display, but some say it’s a gimmick you’ll quickly get bored of.
Samsung’s all-new Galaxy S6 has already begun reaching early adopters in the U.S., and the initial reviews are pouring in. We’ve rounded up some of the best to give you an idea of how the device stacks up against its biggest rivals, such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple’s latest iPhones are its fastest-selling smartphones to date — and there’s a great reason for that. They’re not only substantially bigger than all of their predecessors; they’re also better in almost every way. After using an iPhone 6 Plus for the past six months, I still think it’s one of the best smartphones money can buy.
The iPhone. It’s a device that’s done more for the smartphone industry than we probably ever deserved. As a result, we’ve been under the constant deluge of new devices, new technology, more powerful processors and displays, better cameras, thinner handsets, camera bulges, and whatever else you can throw in there. It’s certainly been a roller coaster of a ride, and despite the fact that we’re more than 7 years into it, there’s obviously still more coming.
This was a huge year for Apple, entering a new category (wearables), launching a new phone in two sizes and also releasing the latest iteration of iOS — and while it all sounds like just another year at Cupertino, I can’t help but wonder how they pulled it all off this time. While iOS 7 represented a quantum leap in the way Apple’s mobile OS looked and worked, iOS 8 builds upon the solid foundation of iOS 7 to improve the user experience, integrate more tightly with Mac and iCloud, and enable increased interoperability between iDevices as well as between apps.
Google has long tried to get into the instant messaging and communications market. For around a decade, we’ve had Google Talk, which relied on the open XMPP standard. While that product has enjoyed support by many third party instant messaging clients, it has not become the mainstream messaging alternative that, say, Facebook has become in a very short time. At yesterday’s Google IO 2013 conference, the search giant released a Google Hangouts app for iOS and Android, which is set to become Google’s core communication tool. We take a look at what you can expect on your iPhone.