What about having WhatsApp on your wrist?

You can already have an encyclopedia on your wrist, so why not a messaging service?

That’s at least the thinking behind the makers of WhatsApp, who have released their app for Android Wear.

Beginning today, WhatsApp has now been made available for Android Wear devices. You’ll be able to read your messages and even reply to them from your smartwatch.


Now don’t think you’ll be typing away on a tiny screen; you’ll need to talk into your wrist Dick Tracy style to dictate the messages. What’s interesting is that WhatsApp hasn’t made the update public. There isn’t any mention of it on the Google Play Store, nor have they made any official announcements regarding the latest update.

You’ll need to manually install the update to get the feature as well; it won’t be pushed to your device. It should be headed to the Google Play Store very soon, but if you want to start talking into your wrist, then you can click the source link below and go to town.

Latest Rumors: Samsung to unveil Galaxy S5 on February 23!


The rumors surrounding the next generation Galaxy S smartphone are coming in thick and fast. Firstly, the device was tipped for a March release, which was even backed up by a statement from the company’s VP, but we then had a Samsung executive saying that their flagship smartphone will not be showcased at the Mobile World Congress.

Now, we have another report from Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin, who says that the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone will be announced on February 23. It has to be noted that the same guy had correctly predicted the Galaxy S4 launch date last year.


Samsung Galaxy S5 launch – 18.00. Barcelona. 23 February. Price the same. Launch – end of April. Specs – u know them 🙂 new touchwiz 😉

— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) January 21, 2014


Samsung will announce its 2014 flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone at a dedicated event in Barcelona on February 23, which is a day before the Mobile World Congress kicks off. Furthermore, Mr. Murtazinclaims that the device will be available in the stores by the end of April, which alligns nicely with earlier rumors.


Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and the device is said to offer a choice between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and Samsung’s next generation Exynos. The other hardware specifications of the Galaxy S5 include 3 GB of RAM, 16 megapixel rear camera, fingerprint sensor, new TouchWiz user interface and a 3,000mAh battery.

However, these are just speculations based on the previous rumors and there is no official confirmation at the moment. We will keep you posted when Samsung starts sending invitations for its next Unpacked event.

Samsung official: Samsung Galaxy S5 to be unveiled in New York City during March

Two new Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors, including a potential surprise, have landed today ahead of the device’s arrival later this year.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor mill continues to churn at an incredible rate ahead of the device’s likely arrival in the early part of 2014. Rumors have been swirling for months now though they have started to pick up in recent days with launch dates, release dates and features firming up ahead of its arrival.


Two new rumors have popped up today and they point at two different things. The Samsung Galaxy S5 launch date and the Samsung Galaxy S5 battery size and power. One of the rumors seems to confirm something that we’ve already learned and the other hints at a potential surprise on board the Galaxy S5.

According to ZDNet Korea, another Samsung executive has dismissed a Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at Mobile World Congress, saying that the show’s main purpose is as a “business meeting” rather than a launch pad for a flagship device. This falls in line with rumors from earlier this month that suggested that the Galaxy S5 would skip MWC 2014 and instead, launch in March and get released in April.

It’s still not clear where the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched though recent reports have indicated that the main event will be held in a European city and not in the United States. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall.

The other rumor is a bit of a surprise. While rumors initially indicated that the Galaxy S5 would have a 4,000 mAh battery, a new rumor from PhoneArena suggests that Samsung might be using a 2,900 mAh battery with fast charging. The fast-charging and the size of the battery being the surprises.

The Galaxy S5 will reportedly use technology from Amprius, a battery startup based in Silicon Valley which according to ExtremeTech, utilizes a “new kind of lithium-ion battery that stores around 20% more energy than batteries currently on the market.”

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 uses a regular 2,700 mAh battery so it could be that the Galaxy S5 battery has some advantages over it. However, given that rumors point to a new high-resolution QHD display on board the Galaxy S5, it’s possible that that will even things out.


The Galaxy S5 appears destined for an early 2014 launch and it appears that it will do so with a number of high-end features on board. Recent rumors point to both a plastic and metal design, a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor or a Exynos 6, 16MP camera, Android 4.4 KitKat, and more.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S will replace the Galaxy S4 as the company’s flagship and challenge the likes of the iPhone 5s and the rumored iPhone 6, the latter of which is rumored for later this year.

Eye-Controlled Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Ship by April This Year with Revamped Galaxy Gear

A VP at Samsung has confirmed the company will be launching its latest smartphones flagship, the Galaxy S5, by April. The executive vice president of mobile business at Samsung – Lee Young Hee – has shed some light on company’s future plans about the Galaxy S5 flagship.

Just like its Galaxy S4 predecessor, Samsung is once again targeting March for the official announcement and April for the release date for the Galaxy S5. This means the manufacturer won’t be bringing any flagship phones on the upcoming MWC in Barcelona next month.

Since the Galaxy S5 is going against Apple’s latest iPhone 5s and in the meantime it should be prepared for the upcoming iPhone 6, Samsung is considering a fingerprint sensor and an iris scanner options. Thus it will not only catchup with the competition but will go way ahead of it. According to Mrs. Hee, the company is exploring its options, so this is no guarantee the iris recognition technology will make it to the Galaxy S5 in time for release.

A brand new design is going to be one of the Galaxy S5 key features. Samsung has acknowledged the users weren’t impress at all with the Galaxy S4 reused design and that’s why the company has gone “back to the basics” and created its new flagship from scratch. Here is what Lee Young Hee is saying about the new design:

“When we moved to S4 from S3, it’s partly true that consumers couldn’t really feel much difference between the two products from the physical perspective, so the market reaction wasn’t as big. For the S5, we will go back to the basics. Mostly, it’s about the display and the feel of the cover.”

Meanwhile gossip also has it that Samsung is working on a three-sided display for the Galaxy Note 3 successor. The innovative screen will let you see various notifications on the sides of your phone. Samsung has already demonstrated similar technology before, so it won’t be a surprise if we actually see it implemented in the next flagship phablet. All this new technology also has a downside however and in this case it is the higher cost. Mrs. Hee confirms: “We are targeting consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets”.

Finally, Mrs. Hee unveiled Samsung is working on a second generation wearable device to replace the Galaxy Gear. It will add more functionality (especially health-related) and reduce the bulkiness. It will premiere with the Galaxy S5.

So, with most of these coming straight from Samsung, it’s almost certain to come out true. So if you ever worried that Samsung’s well of innovation is starting to dry up, you don’t have to anymore.

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 To Launch In February?

Galaxy S5 may be easier to use one handed

Rumors about the purported Samsung Galaxy S5 have been circulating on the internet from past few weeks. Now, there’s a new rumor suggesting that Samsung will launch the new Samsung  Galaxy S5 in February, along with the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.

We could only be a few months away now from officially seeing the next flagship smartphone from Samsung, and as usual we are being treated to various rumours and speculation. Now it is being suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S5 may be easier to use one handed thanks to some alleged software tech.

While we have got used to hearing various claims about the possible hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S5, when the company launches a new flagship device we are also treated to some new software features and a recent patent application is pointing to some neat new TouchWiz features that could be seen.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The patent application includes a feature that will allow the user to resize the on screen interface to their own preferences, which will see certain content pushed to a certain side of the display. Also instead of an app having a standard square window it can be altered to any shape on the side of the display.

This could certainly make the use of larger sized smartphones easier with one hand with the Galaxy S5 tipped to be the first handset to feature the new software technology that could see a slight increase to the 5-inch Full HD display the current model has.

The software could also be rolled out across a number of handsets including the Galaxy Note 3, where at times users may want to use the device one handed and this feature could aid this. It has to be remembered though many companies get patent’s approved for the technology never to see the light of day on a product released to the public.