Chad Boughton, missing the tactile response of those 2 simple buttons and direction pad decided to swap out the dot matrix display in his GameBoy for his Galaxy Nexus’ Super AMOLED display.
Announced here at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Huawei Mate is a beast of an Android smartphone. It has really pushed the envelope by offering a huge 6.1-inch display.
Remember the Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 Android media player? Well Diamond is back at CES with a sequel, the AMP 2000.
We’ve seen an increase in tablets aimed at younger audiences recently, and Ematic are currently showcasing four more Android pads to add to this range.
Dell appears to be making another run at the Android market, but this time not in the form of its mobile business. Instead, they are creating a dongle that has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Loaded on it named Project Ophelia.
What happens when Windows 8 and Android have a baby? Apparently we get the Asus Transformer AiO
Vizio sure isn’t holding back at CES this year. We’ve heard about their first Windows 8 tablet, their 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet and now a 10-incher that runs on a Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.2 at launch.
In the future, I imagine a world where everything around us can be controlled by a small device like a smartphone or pocket watch. As time goes by, more and more signs seem to point at how close this future might be. Belkin is currently displaying a product at CES that really shows the potential of what the future might hold.
Earlier today we mentioned Vizio was introducing its first Windows 8 tablet, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some Android-related news for us as well. Vizio has now announced a new 7-inch tablet featuring a Tegra 3 processor and pure Android experience without the bloat. Interestingly enough, one of the key features of the Windows 8 tablet was it was also a pure Windows 8 experience, with no vendor-specific junk thrown in.
If you’re in the market for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, and you happen to be in Asia, you might be lucky enough to be getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ahead of other Mini owners.
Perhaps you are in love with the Apple iPhone form factor, but you’d prefer to have things running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If that’s the case, this budget unlocked smartphone could be just the ticket.
Research in Motion has announced a virtual event called Android Port-A-Thon. The idea here is to get developers to port their Android apps over to BlackBerry 10 and RIM is willing to pay you to do it.
The latest rumor has a new 18MP camera coming down the pipes that will be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And it’s doing the interchangeable lens thing.
Normally, you have to pay a premium price if you want to have a tablet that has wireless broadband capabilities, but this sale on the Lenovo Think Tablet makes it a heck of a lot more affordable.
Later today, Google will release a new update for its Google+ Android app.
Hate Facebook for Android? You aren’t alone. The app is known for being a slow and terrible mess. The good news is that Facebook has finally recognized the problem and built a new version from the ground up. The latest update has better load and resume times, improved overall navigation and much more.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt essentially declared it is the winner of the mobile war against Apple.
It seems that Google has now pulled the LG Nexus 4 Android 4.2.x system images and binaries offline. These files were supposed to be out there to allow Nexus 4 modders a way to restore their devices to an original state, making the Google Nexus 4 almost impossible to brick.
Hulu Plus just received a new update for Android today, integrating “Hulu Kids” into the app, providing ad-free content with kids in mind. This new feature also adds parental controls into the mix.
Have an international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or more specially model GT-N7100? Exciting news, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now available for your downloading pleasure.
An FCC filing has been made on Intel’s behalf for a new tablet codenamed “Red Ridge,” and with CES just around the corner, it is more than likely we will be seeing the tablet soon enough.
At the end of August, we alerted you of the Archos GamePad. Archos claims that it is “The first true Android games console”. With a price tag of just £129.99 ($208) and the specs to back it up, the GamePad may be the gaming tablet of the Holiday Season 2012.
Just under 3 months ago, Google purchased Nik Software, the developer behind Snapseed. At the time, Snapseed was only available for iOS and it cost $4.99. Today, Snapseed arrived in Google Play for free and was changed from the $4.99 price tag to free in the App Store.
It seems that Android 4.1.2 is now starting to rollout to a very select few Galaxy S3 users. The latest version is also said to bring multi-window support to the S3.
Do you like the S Pen idea that they have with the Galaxy Note II phablet, but wish you had a bigger canvas to use? Samsung has expanded the Galaxy Note moniker into the true tablet range with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and now you can get it for $50 off.
Rumors have been abuzz for some time that the next release of Android will be named Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Now a Google employee has all-but confirmed that the name Key Lime Pie is official.
While Windows Phone 8 and Nokia Lumia 920 continue to do quite well, that didn’t stop a rumor from popping up suggesting that Nokia was considering jumping ship to Android. What started this rumor? One little job posting.
Did you know that 8% of men and about 1% of women have red-green color blindness? Did you know that there are an estimated 10 million Americans living with color vision deficiency (CVD)?
The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.
Google’s huge power across the globe instantly gives them a step up from any other games with similar mechanics, and this along with the fact that Ingress plays on their own operating system, Android, gives them a huge advantage over anyone else who tries to develop a successful multiplayer GPS game.
While few handsets have even received the first taste of Jelly Bean with Android 4.1, the Nexus crowd not only has Android 4.2 but seems to be getting an update in the form of Android 4.2.1 today. The update is said to be arriving for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 for sure, though there have been reports from Nexus 7 owners that they are getting the update as well.
If you’ve upgraded your Nexus 7 to Android 4.2 and are experiencing some crushing lag and sluggishness, it seems that the solution is really simple. Blame Google Currents.
When recent Facebook app updates only came to the iPhone, some Android users started asking questions. If you look close enough, it’s not hard to notice the flaws of Facebook’s Android app. Just for starters, the entire app is just a webview of the touch website. The biased development of Facebook’s app may be due […]
The Google-owned Niantic Project has managed to create quite a fair amount of hype around it’s hushed-up activities, but the company has now spilled the bean. The fruit of the Niantic Project’s labors is a new game by the name of Ingress, which has now arrived as a beta on the Google Play store.
The problem with many tablet/phone keyboard and stand combos is that they are generally for only one platform. This is great if you tend to stick with the same ecosystem no matter what, but what if you are platform agnostic and like owning multiple devices from various ecosystems. More than likely, you’ll be stuck buying multiple keyboard/stand units, right? Nope, not if you get a ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard.
Technically, this new camera is still an Android smartphone; it has a 1.5GHz processor, a 4.8 inch top quality HD LCD display, and it’s running on Android Jellybean, with access to the Google Play store, meaning any owners of this device can still download and run apps like a usual smartphone device could.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has started to arrive, bringing several new improvements to the table. Unfortunately, any new changes to an OS are bound to be met with a few problems along the way, and Android 4.2 is no exception. It seems that Google Voice is reportedly crashing quite regularly thanks to Android 4.2.
Google is introducing a new feature that allows you to push YouTube videos from your Android phone to your Google TV. Sound familiar? That’s because this is basically like what we’ve already seen with the PS3/Youtube and a smartphone, or even what happens with Apple’s Airplay.
Interested in getting your hands on Android 4.2 and the many new core apps that come with it? While it might be a while before the next version of Android comes to your particular device, you don’t have to wait for those core apps any longer— if you own a device running Android 4.1.
A new report from Kaspersky Labs has now surfaced suggesting that if you are still stuck on the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you might want to watch your back carefully when it comes to malware.
A New York Times interview with Google’s Android business development director John Lagerling has just surfaced that manages to ask several interesting questions about the Nexus line, particularly why the company is now coming in to the 10-inch tablet space. The answer? According to Langerling, they saw the current 10-inch category as underpriced and underpowered and believed they could bring something big to the table.
Gameloft have got to be one of the biggest and most well-known developers for mobile gaming right now, as they’re constantly bringing out a variety of games spread throughout many different genres. For all you sports fans out there, Gameloft have now released the new Real Football 2013, which follows on from the 2012 version.
Starting with Windows Phone 8 devices, NFC will now come into play on Microsoft’s newest mobile platform. While this isn’t that surprising, it is interesting to know that the tap+send features in Windows Phone 8 will actually work just fine between WP8 devices and Android phones.
Xbox Smartglass is a way to bring a tablet screen into the Xbox living room media center experience. Basically the app works by connecting your tablet or smartphone up to the screen for pausing, rewinding and even possibly some games going forward. Think of this as a Wii U-type of experience, although not nearly as widely adapted or supported by games– instead its focus is clearly on movies and other multimedia playback between the two devices.
There’s only a certain amount of times an arcade game can be reproduced, reinvented or emulated by others before the game concept becomes old and boring, but Magma Mobile have managed to squeeze in a title that gamers are still happy to play, and with over 500,000 downloads from Google Play since it’s relatively recent launch, Flying Squirrel has managed to gain a large appeal.