Asus is updating its Transformer Prime firmware from 18.104.22.168 to build 22.214.171.124 which is meant to address several problems identified by the company. First, it attempts to “enhance GPS speed” by automatically downloading satellite location tables over WiFi.
Motorola’s Droid 4 has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially for a device that hasn’t even officially been announced. It started with information surrounding leaked specs for the device and now has escalated with Techno Buffalo managing to get their hands on a Droid 4 demo unit.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now ready to make its official debut with Verizon Wireless. Yes, this is the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that you’ve all been waiting for. I know I have.
At the same time, this is anything but far fetched and the lack of physical buttons (or even capacitive touch buttons) lends itself to the ICS format.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software features are now public and the UI and experience has changed dramatically, enough so to get us excited about it. A new typeface called Roboto is used throughout the UI, while landscape controls have moved to the screen, making a bit of magic as they disappear when viewing videos or in widescreen mode.
Sharp Aquos Zeta SH-01G
While you may only know Qualcomm for its Snapdragon processors, the company is entering the wearable arena with the launch of the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch.
hile not quite reaching the mind-blowing resolutions of 4K TVs, the Vivo XPlay 3S just might be the world’s first smartphone with a 2K display. That’s an effective resolution of 2560 x 1440, which (aside from the difference in aspect ratio) is roughly the same resolution as a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro
Imagine if you were able to break away from the wall charger for well over a day. It might sound crazy, but that’s exactly what the Droid MAXX will do.
This week we are trying things a bit different, giving you a look at some of the best apps released during the week for Android, iOS, Blackberry and WP.
Yet another Friday has arrived… the weeks fly by don’t they? It is once again time for another chapter of “Best of Apps of the Week” here at Mobile Mag. The format is pretty simple here. I look at 5 Android apps that I consider some of the “best” for the week. Directly after, I […]
Friday has arrived once again, and that means another “Best Apps of the Week” roundup here at Mobile Magazine.
Friday has arrived once again! That means it is time to take a look back at some of the best new apps that arrived this week to iOS and Android devices.
A leaked roadmap suggests that Microsoft has plans to release Office for iOS and Android a year and a half from now on October of 2014. That could give Google and Apple enough time to plan their best shot against Microsoft.
If a new rumor is to be believed, Facebook’s upcoming April 4th event will be focused on the social network giants first foray in the mobile operating arena. Like many before them, Facebook has opted to adapt Google’s Android OS to incorporate their own social media apps including Facebook Messenger, Photos and Contact applications. The […]
It looks Android 4.2.2 is starting to roll out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. The update was first reported to Reddit, and it seems that the update is all about “performance and stability” fixes. What kind of performance updates? One user says that it improved his Bluetooth ability in his car, stating […]
Even though many people think that the iPhone is continuing to dominate the world of smartphones, the recent stats are really stating otherwise. A report has been released by the good people at Canalys, for example, and they’re saying that Android accounted for a full 70 percent of all smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of last year.
HTC is getting ready to announce a couple of new Android smartphones and it looks like we’ve got the inside scoop on all of their pertinent features and specs. Neither one of these devices sounds like it’s going to be a flagship, as that spot is being reserved for the HTC M7, but they are approaching the middle and lower tier of the market with the M4 and G2, respectively.
Right now, the arguably two hottest Android devices in town are the LG Nexus 4 and the HTC Droid DNA. So which device should you choose?
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.
The Droid Razr M 4G LTE is on its way, and despite no official announcement yet, we know just about everything there is to know about the upcoming Droid Razr Maxx successor.
When it comes to searching or texting, having the ability to get the job done quickly with text alone is certainly a good way to go. For many of us, Voice Search is something we use all the time, but it isn’t available for everyone.
Google made the official announcement today that, going forward, Android Market would be known as Google Play, integrating with other Google purchase platforms.
China and clone devices pretty much go hand-in-hand, still the newest iPhone 4S clone actually has something to offer that makes it at least somewhat noteworthy. This clone is one of the first few Shanzhai smartphone clones to feature Ice Cream Sandwich.
Vodafone’s German arm will launch the device “sometime soon.” The Velocity is a variant of the HTC Vivid LTE handset that was released in the US on AT&T’s network in the previous year.
Google Chrome has finally hit Android mobile devices, well, those that happen to be lucky enough to run Android 4.0 at least. According to Google Chrome blog, the new Chrome app is all about Chrome such as speed and simplicity, a (supposedly) no compromise browser that is every bit as good as the desktop version many of us have come to know and love.
Ever wanted to see a showdown between voice assistants? You can do just that by taking a peek at the video (posted below) which has been released by Motorola. It shows the duel between Siri on the iPhone 4S and Google Voice Actions on the Droid RAZR.
Google’s Android Market reportedly raised past the 400,000 app mark this past weekend. It was just last April when Android Market got 200,000 apps. Then, next 100,000 apps were registered in last August, according to Distimo, an app store tracking service.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 has been pretty big for Sega, but they skipped out on the Android love for that title. That’s changing for the next chapter, as Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is being launched on Android some time this year.
Well, Motorola is ready to introduce another generation of Mototablet and they’re doing it with the strangely named Droid Xyboard.
The Ainol Novo7 is a new tablet that is actually a collaboration of efforts by such companies as Ingenic and MIPS, available for under $100. The downside is that for now it’s only available in China, though MIPS and Ingenic plan to expand its target base to other countries as well.
The key factor that differentiates the Fujitsu Arrows Tab from all other tablets is that its rugged and runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb, of course, is its not the only ruggedized Android on the street. Competition is good. We heard rumors about the Arrows Tab being waterproof, but it looks like it’s all set up to be military-level spec to battle the bumps and bruises that it’ll surely experience along the way. It’s high-spec with 4G LTE to work with Docomo’s Xi network. Yeah, as with so many other Fujitsu products, this will likely gear up to be a Japan thing.
This is really preliminary stuff at the moment, but it looks like you will soon be able to run a version of Linux on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPad. You might even get it on the iPad 2, but for now, the image shows Linux booting up on a first-gen iTablet. This could also pave the way for the Google Android operating system to work on newer iDevices too.
Asus has lifted the lid on their Eee Pad Slider, making it available online for orders and immediate shipping. As previous rumors had it, the 10 inch tablet would feature an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM and an integrated keyboard. Plus, the SL101 Slider would come in two versions, allowing you to choose between 16GB of storage space and 32 GB. Of course, the price will also vary $400 for a 16GB unit and $550 for a 32Gb one.
It’s kind of hard to believe that they’ve already come along this far. With the pending release of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Sprint is on the cusp of releasing its 25th device capable of using its speedy 4G network. That’s a milestone on its own. It also helps that the Conquer 4G is pretty affordable.
On the Apple side of the equation, if you want an iPhone without the phone, you might consider getting an iPod touch. On the Android side of the equation, if you want an Android phone without a phone, you might turn to something like the newly announced Primer Pocket tablet from Skytex.
In the case of the Galaxy S II, the specs have pretty much been bumped up across the board. This starts with the positively gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. All of the original Galaxy S phones had the standard 4.0-inch screen. I don’t need to tell you that this screen is easily the most amazing one you’ve ever seen on a smartphone.
You know that whole kerfuffle in the United States over what it means to have a 4G network? It looks like that conversation has just crossed over into Canada, because Telus has just announced the newest addition to its collection: the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G.
What? You thought NVIDIA Tegra2 was the only tablet-friendly dual core processor on the block? We already heard about the new Samsung Exynos 4210 processors a while back, but now we can see it in action on an actual real life tablet. And she’s a beauty.
Firefox 4 Beta 5 for Android and Maemo was released yesterday, promising better-than-ever performance and stability.
CherryPal released the $188 Android tablet last year. It was a cheaper unit that catered to a specific lower income market and took much of its design queues from the iPad. We’ve been handed an exclusive tip of a new CherryPad Android tablet coming out in the next little while; it could even be before the end of the month.