Google Nexus 10 is one of the most exciting tablets to come out this year and late last year and a good way to spoil your gadget is to get hold of the latest book cover to come out exclusively for the device. The Google Play Store now offers two distinct colors of this book cover and is presently on sale for $ 29.99.
Although some resent the fact that Google took a long time to introduce an accessory for this device, you will surely find that getting one is worth the wait. The book cover offers ample protection without the added bulk, since you need to replace the stock back cover with the official book cover to use it. Also, opening and closing the flap in front will put the device on awake-asleep mode. Cool eh? Available colors for the book cover are Dark Grey and Scarlet, grab yours now!
Xinhua, China's official condition news agency confirms today that the iphone 5S/5C will be launched on China Mobile. China's biggest cellphone carrier.
It's December 18. That's when China Mobile will begin delivering 4G LTE services in the united states. The very first three metropolitan areas to obtain 4G are Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chongqing, with Shanghai because of follow later on. December 18 can also be when China Mobile will begin selling the apple iphone 5S and apple iphone 5C, ending many years of speculation regarding when Apple's wares will ultimately achieve the world's greatest company (China Mobile has over 700 million clients).
This launch is going to be huge for Apple. To date China Mobile has gathered around 42 million apple iphones on its network, but individuals are gray market imports - and products that can't make use of the carrier's own flavor of 3rd generation (or 4G).
The apple iphone 5S and apple iphone 5C will clearly support both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA (China Mobile's 3rd generation), meaning the very first time the carrier's clients who love Apple products can get to make use of high-speed data on such mobile phone models. This, combined using the Chinese Year around the corner, implies that apple iphone sales in China should skyrocket.
In the other end of the spectrum, China Mobile needs to possess 1,000 yuan ($162) 4G LTE-capable phones available within the other half of the coming year, making certain that everybody in China can usually benefit from our prime-speed revolution.
Great news for LG Optimus 4X HD owners, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the your Optimus 4X is being distributed over the LG Update Servers You can get the official KDZ update file from our LG Firmware Central or wait a little bit more to pop in your official LG Update tool.
We also received updates that European version is now live. Slowly reaching other regions. Congratulations to all 4X HD owners!
The Jelly Bean upgrades will be available OTA (Over-the-air) but you can also update your smartphone using the LG update tool. Sadly, there is no confirmation on when the update rollout will complete, but it shouldn't take long.
Google's Motorola today announced the upcoming launch of Moto X - the company's brand new flagship Android smartphone.
Moto X offers you that choice. It's designed by you, responds to you and is made for you by Motorola, a Google company. Once you turn it on, it's all yours. And every Moto X sold in the USA is assembled right here in the USA.
With the best of Google services baked in, Moto X helps you get everyday tasks done quickly and with less fuss. But it's also designed to sip battery, not chug it, so it will go all day and into the night.
Moto X Features
- a 4.7 inch HD (1280 x 720) display
- Motorola's own X8 Mobile Computing System (also featured by Verizon's new Droids) - this includes a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro applications processor, and a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU
- Android 4.2.2 - curious, since Android 4.3 is already out
- Touchless Control - enabling users to "do just about anything" via voice command
- LTE, HSPA
- 2GB of RAM
- 10MP ClearPixel rear camera with improved low-light performance and fast capture time
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 2,200 mAh battery
Verizon's Galaxy Nexus looks like it might finally benefit from an update from 4.1 Jelly Bean to the latest Android version. This device has been "unfairly" left out and it's been well over 5 months since the 4.2 Jelly Bean came out. Now, you might want to try a leaked ROM for your Galaxy Nexus that may possibly turn out to be just the thing you have been waiting for.
Also, please be reminded that this is not the final version of the ROM and it could be slow or buggy initially, but it really is bound to improve. Also, it should be flashed from stock software. Back up your phone if possible and flash at your own risk, since this will void your warranty and it could even kill your phone if done incorrectly. If you're too cautious and would not want to risk your phone, wait for the official OTA rollout, it probably won't take more than a couple of months if we're hearing constant news (or rumors) about a Galaxy Nexus update.
An image of the Galaxy S4 Mini model appeared on twitter yesterday after it was listed on the Samsung support website.
According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S4 Mini is expected to have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD 960 × 540 display with a pixel density of 256ppi. It is also said to have a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and is running the latest version of Android, 4.2.2.
The Galaxy S4 mini is expected to be launched during summer in June / July.
New and official Samsung Galaxy S 4 cases have been revealed in short YouTube videos authored by Rozetka, which is a website from Ukraine. The videos provide details about three different cases that may be used to protect your Galaxy S 4: the S View Cover, Flip Cover, and another called Protective Cover+. These are official Samsung accessories, which will go perfectly with the new flagship phone.
The most interesting among the three is arguably the S View Cover, which not only protects the device but it also activates and unlocks it when the cover is opened. Furthermore, the clock is actually displayed even when the cover is closed.
On the other hand, the Flip Cover offers good protection for the screen and the back of the phone and is quite elegant to look at. Lastly, the Protective Cover+ offers ample protection as long as you do not drop your phone. Among the three, the S View Cover will probably be the more expensive case because of what it is capable of doing.
Great news, Samsung has officially announced Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy Ace 3 now runs Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which is skinned in Samsung's Touchwiz user interface. This doesn't give the handset all the features you'll find on the Samsung Galaxy S4, but it does deliver the S Translator, Smart Stay and S Voice features.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has a 4.3-inch TFT LCD with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It measures 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm and weighs 115 grams. It sports a 5MP camera with LED flash and supports recording 720p HD @30fps video. There's a VGA front-facing camera.
Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy Ace 3 has dual-SIM card slots and features 3G support, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and Wi-Fi. On the software front, the device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes pre-loaded with Samsung-specific apps like S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay and S Voice among others.
There were rumors floating around the internets a few weeks ago saying that Samsung was working on a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II that used Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 600 chip instead of the company's own Exynos 4 Quad. Well, turns out those rumors were true.
China Mobile, the world's largest operator, just announced a device called the GT-N7108D on Weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter), and yes, it uses the new Snapdragon. Why would Samsung make this variant? Because it'll be able to support the operator's complicated network, which right now uses TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, TDD-LTE, and FDD-LTE.
We think there's really no reason to bring it to more markets - the Exynos 4 chip does a pretty darn good job. Not to mention the fact that the Galaxy Note 3 should be announced pretty soon, which is also rumored to have a Snapdragon 800 chip. It'd be almost pointless to bring a Snapdragon 600 powered Galaxy Note 2 to other markets with that in mind.
What do you think?
It appears as though Samsung would like you to employ that so it formally makes itself. Following the region lock which has troubled customers simply because Samsung really wants to place a lid on gray imports, a study from the Korean media indicates that the organization may be searching at enforcing using official Samsung add-ons next. This can apparently be achieved by using an ID nick, which is baked into add-ons (battery chargers, battery packs, as well as covers) and accustomed to authorize that they're official before they work.
Now, if the indeed happens, it brings along both pros and cons. Just in case of advantages, this could be sure that the frequency of accidents for example batteries catching fire and harmful the unitOrhome - which will be the consequence of third-party batteries getting used - could be reduced. However, the switch side of the that you simply won't have the ability to use add-ons not approved by Samsung, departing only Samsung's official add-ons because the option, which may be bad considering how pricey individuals situations are.
Obviously, Samsung will still allow third-party accessory makers to obtain certification to be used using the company's products, however it could hurt consumer choice, especially when it comes to cost. Right now it's a rumor, however with Samsung's recent antics, we wouldn't be amazed if the happens it will require in the goal to create things harder for customers.
Officially announced yesterday, the Galaxy S5 is now a 5.1-inch unit, comes with a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and 4K UHD video recording, a 2.1 MP front camera, a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor (almost certainly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC), 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 150 Mbps 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, IR remote, fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor, and a 2,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
Weighs at145 grams with dimensions at 142×72.5×8.1 mm, and, it's bigger than the Galaxy S4 by every measure, and it's 15 grams heavier too. The Galaxy S5 adheres to the IP67 standard for water and dust resistance, meaning it can withstand being submerged in up to 1 m of water for up to 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy S5′s camera mentioned by the Executive as the fastest ever smartphone autofocus time (0.3 seconds), and improved HDR. The fingerprint sensor is embedded into the Home button and works by swiping your finger across it.
There's a Protected Mode which hides images and stuff from prying eyes and can be entered by, you guessed it, using your fingerprint. Mobile payments will also be supported via PayPal, with no need to enter a password.
Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in 150 countries on April 11. Pricing has not been announced yet, we are guessing $199 with a 2-year contract in the US is expected.
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is powered by MediaTek's MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and will run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It packs in a 2100mAh battery. Micromax Canvas HD come with 5-inch HD IPS screen that supports HD resolution (1280x720) and a colour depth of 16.7 million. This smartphone is expected to be available in the market in the first week of February. The company has not disclosed the exact price for this device but has indicated that it will be retail for under Rs. 15,000.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD key specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- VGA front camera
- 2100 mAh battery
- Android 4.1
Micromax, India's leading handset manufacture today announced its partnership with MediaTek, the leading chipset manufacturers for the launch of their first quad core processor phone -A116 Canvas HD.
Designed for comfort and convenience, the Canvas HD is powered by MediaTek's MT6589 1.2 GHz quad core processor and run on Android Jelly Bean. With an HD IPS screen with a HD resolution of 1280x720 and a color depth of 16.7 million, the phone comes with superb graphics and HD viewing experience. Supported by a 2100mAh battery, it is the ideal phone for the young generation who is always on the lookout for better, faster and savvier smart phones on the go!
Commenting on the launch and association with MediaTek, Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax said, "At Micromax, we constantly strive to innovate and develop great technological experiences for our consumers. Today's launch marks our association with MediaTek to bring forth our first quad core phone in this segment, offering consumers a great user experience with latest features and added functionality." He further added, "We are excited with the success of Canvas 2, which has clearly established Micromax as number one player in the new 5" phablet category in India. We are looking forward to similar success with the new phone being unveiled today."
The A116 Canvas HD promises superior quality graphics, multi-tasking and improved application performance. The phone sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and multiple camera settings such as night mode, 4X zoom - to further enhance the superiority of the memorable moments. 3G enabled A116 will help users in faster browsing, downloading attachments and watching streaming videos with excellent quality. The users can download HD quality videos and watch them on their phone without compromising with the quality. Users now can get to keep all their downloaded music by storing them in the phone's external memory which is expandable up to 32GB.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager - Business Development at MediaTek, said, "In less than 2 years of launching our first smartphone chipset, MediaTek's shipments in this category have grown more than ten times, with 110 million units in 2012. As the world's first commercialized quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, the MT6589 is an innovative solution that accelerates product development, simplifies differentiation, and offers the best possible experience that mid to high-end smart device owners desire. Micromax shares our core philosophy of pushing the bar on innovation and bringing it within the reach of the masses. We are delighted that India's leading youth mobile brand has chosen MediaTek to power its top-end mobile smartphones."
Competition is getting heavier in South Korean, Pantech, country's third largest handset maker, has officially announced it's first full HD smartphone, code name Vega No. 6, which was rumored about a week ago.
The Pantech Vega No. 6 is one of the largest smartphones, with display measures 5.9 inches. In addition, the handset comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Pantech's own UI called Flux UX, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 3,140 mAh battery, very big battery life.
Patech said its retail price will be 849,000 KRW, which's aournd $776 dollars. However, we aren't sure if it's going to be released outside of South Korea yet.
Before summer time this year, Samsung should unveil at least two Full HD devices: the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the Samsung Galaxy Note III.
Competition is always good for consumers, so we will keep a closer eye on this device.
The Lenovo S920 is now official, and it has appeared over at Lenovo China's webstore, however you cannot buy it at this moment.
Lenovo S920 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, it's probably the first Lenovo smartphone to runs this version of JB. That aside, the new handset offers a 5.3 inch HD (1280 x 720) display, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, MicroSD card support, 2,250 mAh battery.
It will come wiwht a case that's only 7.9mm thin. Lenovo is continuing its collaboration with MediaTek, and has armed the S920 with the company's MT6589 quad-core processor.
Lenovo S920 going to be available in China starting early April.
eBay android app has been updated today, The eBay app now seems to have all the features you'd get on the website. Certainly there's no reason to pop it open in your mobile browser anymore.
eBay also has streamlined and improved the selling flow so it's even easier and faster to list your stuff on eBay. If you haven't listed items with the app before, try it out today!
See these new features:
- The full list of changes in version 2.1 are:
- Streamlined listing flow makes it faster and easier to list your items:
- Save multiple listing drafts so you can finish at your convenience
- Calculated shipping now supported (domestic only)
- More guidance and pre-populated fields to simplify the process
- Saved search improvements
- Improved shipment tracking information
- Improved image handling
The eBay app now seems to have all the features you'd get on the website. Certainly there's no reason to pop it open in your mobile browser anymore.
DirectTV is a provider lets you watch your favorite TV shows and movies without the need for cable. Now, you can enjoy the same service on your Android tablets using the DirectTV application. You can watch anywhere in your home.
Browse TV shows and sports programs using the DirectTV app and learn about parental ratings and descriptions of each. It also describes each movie, program or show so that you will be able to discern which ones to let your children watch or not. A schedule will also help you take note of your favorites.
You can also set up a list of you most frequented channels, monitor what your kids are watching, watch live streams and other cool features that you will surely find useful. This application is free and is already available in Google Play Store.
- - Turn your tablet into a portable TV and watch top TV channels live in any room of your home, plus select channels, including AUDIENCE NetworkTM, inside or outside your home.
- - Browse and discover shows, movies and sports. Plus get program descriptions, cast & crew info, and parental ratings - without interrupting what you are currently watching on TV.
- - Tap to tune in to any show on your TV from your tablet.
- - Set your DVR to record your favorite shows from anywhere.
- - Track your favorite teams and get real-time scores and schedules.
Angry Birds Go! The upcoming series of Angry Birds comes with a completely new style of gameplay that features the high-octane downhill racing with upgradable karts and as usual, a ton of characters with unique special powers.
That's right, Angry Birds are going karting, in a new game that will hit mobile stores on December 11.
Angry Birds Go! will be available as a free download on December 11. Rovio hasn't announced which platforms will be getting the new title, although we'll wager that both the Apple iOS and Android operating systems will have day-one access. Take a look below for the full trailer.
Google has recently released some info regarding the specifications of the much-awaited Google Glass. As published on its support webpage, this innovative hardware will have a "one size fits all" frame with adjustable nose pads. The nose pads come in two sizes for the wearer's comfort. Since the Glass is essentially like reading glasses, looking through the glass will be like looking at a 25-inch display that is situated around 8 feet away.
It will include a 5 megapixel camera that shoots pictures and videos in 720p resolution. Storage is directly synced with Google cloud and has a total of 16 GB of on board storage. It is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-capable and can connect to any phone that has Bluetooth and the right requirements or profile for it to work (POSSIBLY even iPhone). Additional features such as GPS and messaging are present when connected to an Android phone with the use of the MyGlass app. The battery life of this gadget, according to the page, will be enough to last a day with normal usage.
The release of these specifications might be an indication that Google Glass is slowly inching its way to consumer availability. Google also announced that this new gadget will be shipping out to testers dubbed as "explorers" soon.