Archive for September, 2011

T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G speed test and benchmark (video)

September 30, 2011

The T-Mobile-branded HTC Amaze 4G Android smartphone is due to hit stores on October 10th for $260 (with contract), but one lucky YouTuber already has one in hand. He posted a couple of interesting videos on his channel, showing a 4G HSPA+ speed test, Quadrant benchmark and demo of the web browser. The speed...
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Samsung outs Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Honeycomb tablet

September 30, 2011

Samsung has announced yet another tablet in the Galaxy Tab line of devices. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is an Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 7-inch WSVGA(1024X600) PLS LCD. We saw the T-Mobile USA version of this in the wild last week. It also comes with a 3 megapixel...
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Get new Android Market on your Honeycomb tablet (video)

September 30, 2011

The Motorola Xoom (WiFi vesion) recently received an update (HTK75D) and with it came a new version of the Android Market (build 3.1.6). It’s essentially the same Market we saw pushed to Android smartphones over the past few months, but now it’s optimized and working on Honeycomb tablets – finally. In this video, we...
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Verizon advertises HTC Rhyme with 6-armed woman (video)

September 29, 2011

Verizon Wireless tends to put out some intriguing commercials for their Android smartphones and their latest for the newly released HTC Rhyme is no exception. When you first load the video, you’ll see a woman with the standard two arms holding the HTC Rhyme handset. Then she quickly mutates and reveals a third arm,...
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New Sharp AQUOS Phones: 104SH (1.5GHz dual-core, 720p screen, Ice Cream Sandwich) & 102SH (HD-3D screen)

September 29, 2011

KDDI au recently announced several new Android handsets for the Japanese market. Now, it’s SoftBank’s turn to reveal a handful of enticing smartphones. These include the Sharp AQUOS PHONE 104SH, Sharp AQUOS PHONE 102SH, Sharp AQUOS PHONE 103SH, Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P, and DELL Streak Pro 101DL. Read on for specifications, photos, and release...
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Samsung intros 64GB e-MMC NAND Memory for phones

September 29, 2011

Lots of news out of Taipei today, as Samsung has announced the Exynos 4212 application processor, 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor, the industry’s first LPDDR3 DRAM, and now – 64GB e-MMC NAND Memory for smartphones and tablets (again, hopefully for Android). The new 64GB embedded multimedia card (e-MMC) utilizes Samsung’s 64-gigabit (Gb) NAND with...
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Samsung creates first LPDDR3 DRAM for smartphones

September 29, 2011

At the annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum in Taipei, Samsung announced that it has developed the industry’s first monolithic four gigabit LPDDR3 (low power double-data-rate 3) memory using 30 nanometer class technology for smartphones and tablets. LPDDR3 DRAM is needed to support faster processors, high resolution displays and 3D graphics in next generation mobile...
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Samsung announces 16-megapixel CMOS sensor for phones

September 29, 2011

Along with the announcement of the next-generation Exynos 4212 mobile processor, Samsung also announced the S5K2P1 image sensor. It’s optimized for compact mobile CE devices and premium smartphones (hopefully Android). The S5K2P1 sensor supports a native 16:9 format video at up to 8.3Mp resolution at 60 frames per second and maximum 16 megapixel-resolution for...
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Samsung announces 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos 4212 CPU

September 29, 2011

Samsung’s Exynos application processor line is king right now in the smartphone realm. For those unaware, their current 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor is responsible for powering the highly popular Galaxy S II handset that’s sold millions in a relatively short amount of time. Now, the Korean-based company has announced the next generation chipset –...
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Yahoo! launches Flickr Android app, Photo Session feature

September 29, 2011

Yahoo! has launched a new Flickr Android app into the Market. The free app allows users to take photos with their smartphone’s camera, enhance them with filters and upload them to popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. They’ve also launched a new Photo Session feature that enables groups of people to remotely...
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Google to unveil Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung Nexus Prime at October 11th Unpacked Event?

September 28, 2011

Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event at CTIA Fall 2011 in San Diego will likely be the stage where Google finally unveils Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The event invite is labeled with the words “Google Episode” and teases with the line “get a look at what’s new from Android.” It’s also being streamed worldwide from...
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Android Ice Cream Sandwich demoed on Nexus S (video)

September 28, 2011

UPDATE: new video leak showing Nexus Prime running Android ICS. One lucky eBay customer purchased a Google Nexus S (Samsung), which runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, only to find it running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich once receiving the unit. Naturally, he demoed the unreleased software for the whole world to...
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Amazon Kindle Fire Android-based tablet: $200 on Nov. 15

September 28, 2011

Today, Amazon unveiled the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. It features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display (169 ppi, 16 million colors), 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, WiFi, 8GB of internal storage, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also weighs 14.6 ounces, measures in at 11.4mm thick, and gives users access to tons of...
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light coming to Android

September 28, 2011

Square Enix’s “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light” will make its way to Android soon, launching exclusively on the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY first in November. Although the title features Lara Croft, it’s not your typical Tomb Raider game. This one is more of an over the top dual-stick shooter, as shown in...
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Gameloft’s 9mm HD game now on Android Market

September 28, 2011

If you’re a fan of GTA type games, you may want to take a look at Gameloft’s 9mm HD title for Android. It’s now available to purchase from the Android Market for $6.99. View the game trailer and list of features after the break to see if it’s worth the expense. HIGH CALIBER ACTION...
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