This Is Samsung's First Tizen Phone

Samsung’s been playing with its Tizen operating system for some time now, looking for a way to break free of the Google ties it relies on for its Android Galaxy smartphone successes. The OS recently wormed its way into the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, and now, after a long development period, there’s a Tizen phone too — the Samsung Z.

Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Instead of doing work on Monday, how about idly playing around with your smartphone instead? Make the most of it with these new apps.

Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

You’ve made it through the bulk of Monday already. It’s all downhill from here. Have some apps as a reward.

Watch The Entire History Of Nexus Phones In Just Three Seconds

The Nexus 5 is finally here, and it looks lovely. But it was a long road to Nexus 5 greatness, and with this GIF from the folks at GadgetLove, you can speed down it in just three seconds.

Amazon: We Won't Launch A Phone In 2013 And It Won't Be Free, Either

Late last week, the Wall Street Journal claimed that an Amazon phone launch was imminent, and that the handset would be free. Amazon has responded to those claims, stating that neither is true.

How The NSA Misleads The Public Without Technically Lying

The Wall Street Journal published an important investigation last week, reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) has direct access to many key telecommunications switches around the US. Notably, NSA officials repeatedly refused to talk about this story on its conference call with reporters the next day. Instead the Director of National Intelligence and the NSA released a statement about the story later that evening.

The Best Phone Background Image Ever Requires A Shattered Screen

The Onion joked about people getting phones with shattered screens but, if my screen breaks, I will set this background and keep using it until I bleed to death through my fingers. So cool. [Imgur via Reddit]

Nokia's New Lumia 620: Windows 8 On The Cheap

If you want Windows Phone 8 but are scrabbling for cash, Nokia might have the answer. It just announced its new entry-level handset, the Lumia 620, at a show in Paris — and it’s squarely targeted at the budget end of the market.

Tech's New Most Meaningless Spec: PPI

HTC’s new Droid DNA smartphone has plenty of qualities that make it intriguing. It has a quad-core Snapdragon chipset. It crams a 5-inch display in a body nearly the size of a One X or Galaxy S III. Its Super LCD 3 technology trumps the Super LCD 2 that made the HTC 8x display so lovely. By all accounts it’s a wonderful device. But one thing HTC takes particular pride in is the 1920×1080 display, good for a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch, the highest ever in any handheld consumer device. This should make tech nerds lose their shit, right? Not quite. Welcome to your new favourite meaningless stat: ppi.

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