Posted by dnovak on March 8, 2013 ·
Lenovo is prepping two new Jelly Bean handsets for the Asian market, the S920 and S820, judging by some leaked images from MyDrivers.com. The devices appear to share a similar slim, rounded edge design with a rear-facing camera. Spec-wise, both have MediaTek’s quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, include dual-SIM support and run Android 4.2.1. It’s not clear what resolution Lenovo has in store [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 6, 2013 ·
Google released a new version of Google Maps for iOS 6. It adds turn-by-turn directions, along with all the other great features such as mass transit information. And today the company issued an update to the app, which only adds to its functionality.
The first features is the integration of Google Contacts. If you’re signed into Google and you search for a friend’s name, the Google Map [...]
Posted by dnovak on December 3, 2012 ·
Whats different about this app is that it was [...]
Posted by dnovak on November 25, 2012 ·
The HTC Droid DNA
HTC has seen some difficult times lately, as it has seen it’s place in the smartphone market steadily shrink amid gains by competitors Apple and Samsung. As late as Q3 2011 it was the leading smartphone manufacturer in the United States. The company needs a shot in the arm and believes that the Droid DNA smartphone is the medicine. The question is, will it turn out to be the [...]
Posted by dnovak on November 10, 2012 ·
Google has said that said that several of its online services have been blocked in China – just after the country’s once-in-a-decade meeting to transfer power to a new generation of leaders got underway.
Traffic to its services in China dropped sharply on Friday eveningaccording to an online “Transparency Report” website operated by Google, which measures traffic to its sites [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 19, 2012 ·
The search giant Google and Samsung launched a new laptop, which will cost only 249$. The two technology giants want to attract users to laptops which rely on the internet. For this reason, the new ultrabook-style Chromebook laptop relies on the search company’s cloud-based Chrome OS. The newest Chromebook is supposed to attract businesses and users which want to store their data in [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 9, 2012 ·
Looks like LG is next in line to build a Nexus-branded Android smartphone. LG’s Nexus smartphone will be derivative of the Optimus G, and according to rumors, will sport a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1280×768 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, on-screen soft keys, 8GB and 16GB internal storage models (no microSD card slot), non-removable battery and wireless [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 1, 2012 ·
HTC’s rumored DROID Incredible X smartphone has reportedly been given the green light as one of Google’s upcoming Nexus devices. Google is presumed to have 5 new Nexus devices available this fall. Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet, the first Nexus-branded device of 2012. Google has now reportedly partnered with HTC to produce the Google Nexus 5 [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 23, 2012 ·
Following the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, Samsung seems to be working on a new Nexus smartphone. The device will carry the model number GT-I9260, which places it above the original Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) and below the new Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) in Samsung’s lineup. The new Nexus device will have the same 4.65-inch display as the Galaxy Nexus, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an upgraded [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 21, 2012 ·
The Galaxy S Duos looks to be Samsung’s latest flagship handset. As the name suggests, it has space for two SIM cards. The phone will be able to keep both SIMs running concurrently, with the ability to chat on Carrier A while fielding incoming calls on Carrier B. Hardware-wise, it will sport a 1GHz processor, 1,500mAh battery, 4GB of built-in storage and a five-megapixel camera [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 10, 2012 ·
HTC is issuing an update to version 4.0.4, launching today, which will allow users to map menu functionality to the lower right ‘recent app’ key, while it will also give camera enhancement like white balance and continuous autofocus improvements. Expect a handful of stability improvements as well as a dedicated tab switcher for the built-in browser, particularly if you haven’t [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 8, 2012 ·
Google unveiled exciting new features for Google Maps at last Wednesday’s press conference, the highlight of which is a 3D view for the service. Using airplanes equipped with 3D cameras similar to the ones Google uses for Street View, the service will soon be able to capture 45-degree images and build accurate models of buildings, large structures, and even trees. Users will then be [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 8, 2012 ·
This week Google announced that it is acquiring Quickoffice.
“Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device,” the company wrote on its blog. “Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 31, 2012 ·
Google and Samsung just announced a new Chromebook and Chromebox computer. Both devices are powered by Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS and are built for speedy performance. Samsung’s newest Chromebook, the Series 5 550, features a 12.1-inch display, an Intel Core processor, 4GB of RAM, an HD Camera, two USB 2.0 ports and six hours of continuous battery life. The Chromebox resembles [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 23, 2012 ·
The deal is finally done. Motorola Mobility is officially part of the Google empire. After over a year in the make, Google was able to acquire Motorola Mobility for the price of $40 per share, or about $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will continue to operate as a separate business entity and as a licensee of Android, but Google still says the purchase will allow it to really catapult its [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 6, 2012 ·
Sprint and HTC just unveiled the HTC EVO 4G LTE during an NYC press conference. As a Sprint version of the HTC One X, Sprint’s new flagship smartphone features a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with 720p HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera powered by a dedicated ImageChip, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, 16GB of internal [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 5, 2012 ·
A rumored Google project based around the concept of a pair of glasses that can deliver real-time information on a heads up display has gone public. In a Google+ post, the company is asking for feedback on their project to help shape what the end result will actually look like.
“We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 4, 2012 ·
The Motorola Droid 4 ($200 with a two-year contract on Verizon) is the latest keyboarded version of the Droid family. And while Droid hasn’t had a big push on the keyboard-style designs, this one takes the grand prize in terms of usability and function.
The Droid 4 reminds you of the Droid Razr, except significantly thicker, measuring in at 2.75 by 4.98 by 0.50-inches. It [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 1, 2012 ·
First announced at CES in January, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is the successor to last year’s Acer A500 Tablet. The A510 can be pre-ordered today in the US and Canada, with a price of $450. Though you can get it in black or white, it’s available in one 32GB configuration for now.
Spec-wise, this is a quad-core slate with 1GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) display, 5-megapixel [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 31, 2012 ·
Following earlier reports that Google would be launching their next Android mobile OS iteration in the second quarter of this year, Google is now prepping Android 5.0 Jelly Bean for a third-quarter release. Sources say that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones will finally begin to roll-out in the second quarter of this year.
After a slow start, Google’s latest OS [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 23, 2012 ·
An image of what could be the unannounced DROID Fighter has published on PhoneHK, a Chinese forum. The handset is said to be equipped with the same whopping 3,300 mAh battery that is found in the RAZR MAXX, and a 4.6-inch high-definition display. The image of the phone also shows that the Android navigation buttons that appear on the RAZR model is no longer present, leading speculation [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 20, 2012 ·
Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently stated that his company is planning to market a tablet of the highest quality. Since this statement, rumors have been spreading like a fire-storm surrounding a Google-branded slate, the Google Nexus Tablet. DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim recently suggested that a Nexus-branded tablet will enter production in April for an initial run of between [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 6, 2012 ·
Google plans to continue the trend of naming Android OS’s, in alphabetical order, after deserts, according to a report from The Verge. First there was Cupcake, then Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and finally Ice Cream Sandwich. The next major Android build will be named Jelly Bean. Even though Google has not officially acknowledged the next version of Android, it is believed that [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 4, 2012 ·
Sprint will be adding ten new smartphones this year to its network that will come with Google Wallet. One of these smartphones will be the LG Viper.
Google Wallet is a service that uses NFC (near field communications) to make a wireless payment system using compatible devices located in retail stores, gas stations, coffee shops and more. It works by allowing you to load up a card with an [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 1, 2012 ·
Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone. The device is a little unique in that it has a built in pico projector allowing up to a 50 inch nHD screen to be projected on to any surface.
The device will be launching with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, not Ice Cream Sandwich, although Samsung has promised that an update to Android 4.0 will follow shortly after launch. Other technical [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 27, 2012 ·
Samsung Nexus Galaxy is the debut smartphone for Android 4.0, designed to show us what Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is all about, and it gives us a glimpse of this version of the Google operating system, which will serve as a benchmark for future models of phones built around Android.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is dominated by a 4.65 inch diagonal screen, and is great for those that frequently [...]
Posted by dnovak on February 17, 2012 ·
Even though Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has launched and making its way to premium handsets, new rumors suggest that Google is preparing to launch the next major build of its mobile platform as early as next quarter. DigiTimes is saying that Google is likely to launch Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) in the second quarter. While details are still limited, the report claims Android 5.0 [...]
Posted by David on February 3, 2012 ·
Sprint just announced the Sunday, Feb. 5, availability of ZTE Optik. It will be available through Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and online (www.sprint.com) for just $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. It will also be available without a service agreement for $349.99, [...]
Posted by David on January 13, 2012 ·
The Motorola Droid RAZR is being touted as the latest flagship phone from Verizon, and for good reason. The company is claiming that it is the thinnest smartphone to date, and we can’t argue with that. This thing is wafer-thin, but that does not slow down its performance or features. In fact, this sucker is very robust, durable and just plain cool.
The Droid RAZR is a descendant [...]
Posted by David on November 1, 2011 ·
The new ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet, the second generation of the ASUS Transformer Prime family, looks to be the makings of an iPad killer. Sure, you’ve heard this claim before, but this might be as serious of a competitor as we’ve seen. The Transformer will have a 10-inch touchscreen display, mini-HDMI port and a 14.5 hour battery span. The tablet will also [...]