Will Shanklin is Gizmag's Mobile Tech Editor, and has been part of the team since 2012. Before finding a home at Gizmag, he had stints at a number of other sites, including Android Central, Geek and the Huffington Post.
Will has a Master's degree from U.C. Irvine and a Bachelor's from West Virginia University. He currently lives in New Mexico with his wife, Jessica.
The last couple of Galaxy S flagships had iterative designs (much like the HTC One M9
that was announced today). But with Apple now making big-screened phones
, the pressure is on Samsung – and it just launched two phones that mark the biggest physical changes to the Galaxy S lineup: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
It's becoming clearer that the entire tech world is trying to get in on virtual reality on the ground floor. In addition to announcing its latest flagship smartphone
, HTC today unveiled a new VR headset, in a partnership with Valve.
In 2013, HTC rebooted its smartphone line with one of the most gorgeous phones ever made, the metal HTC One (M7)
. Since then, the company hasn't so much been flexing its design muscle, as it has been repeating that same design. Meet HTC's second
iterative update to its 2013 flagship, the 2015 HTC One M9.
Of the early Android Wear smartwatches, the round ones (Moto 360
, LG G Watch R
and soon the LG Watch Urbane
) have been the most eye-catching. You can now add Huawei to that list, as it's teasing its new Huawei Watch (you know, like an Apple Watch
... only from Huawei) ahead of its Mobile World Congress reveal.
Samsung's Ativ Book 9 (2015)
impressed us at CES 2015, with its combination of ridiculously light/thin build, razor-sharp screen and (allegedly) long battery life. What we didn't know was when it would launch (apart from "Q1"). Well, you can mark your calendars: the Ativ Book 9 hits stores tomorrow, March 1.
Life moves quickly in the world of smartwatches. Less than two weeks after announcing the Android Wear-running LG Watch Urbane
, LG is back with a variant that drops Wear and adds standalone 4G LTE.
Though Pebble has since become one of the most popular smartwatches around, the product began on Kickstarter. So, instead of holding an Apple-like press event for its latest watch, complete with presenters, intro videos and superlatives (which it could have easily done), the company is returning to its crowdfunding roots. Meet Pebble Time.
The 2015 Samsung Ativ Book 9
shows us what Intel Core M laptops will be able to do: squeeze high-end specs into ridiculously light and thin packages with long battery life. How does it compare to one of the best Windows devices, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3
? Let's line them up.
Android Wear watches have been trickling out since the first two launched in mid-2014. Let's compare the latest, LG's Watch Urbane
, to one of the best watches of 2014, the Asus ZenWatch