Archive for November, 2011

Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE press shots emerge (images)

November 30, 2011

Anxious, impatient and fed up with the lack of release details, one future Verizon Galaxy Nexus customer decided to take matters into his own hands by digging around Big Red’s website in hopes to find classified information. In the end, after searching the XML manifest for Verizon’s site, some Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE press...
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NTT Docomo to release Galaxy Nexus on December 2

November 30, 2011

While the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been available in Europe for nearly two weeks now, smartphone consumers in the US are still waiting for Verizon to announce an official release date for the slightly thicker and heavier LTE-equipped version. We know it’s coming in December, possibly on the 8th, but it would be nice...
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Jelly Defense Android game is free from Amazon Appstore

November 30, 2011

Infinite Dreams’ Jelly Defense Android game is free today through the Amazon Appstore (promotion ends 12/1 at 3AM ET). Regularly $2.99 in the Android Market, Jelly Defense is a popular Tower Defense game that brings unique, artistic graphics and gameplay. The game has been purchased/downloaded over 10,000 times and received an overall score of...
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Droid RAZR 1080p video and 8 megapixel camera samples

November 30, 2011

The most notable features on the Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR have to be its super-slim 7.1mm profile and Kevlar fiber-coated backplate. However, being the (current) World’s thinnest smartphone doesn’t mean Motorola sacrificed on high-end features. The Android handset features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display, and an 8 megapixel rear camera...
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HTC Rezound 1080p video and 8 megapixel photo samples

November 30, 2011

In our Verizon HTC Rezound unboxing video, we talked in detail about its specs. Aside from a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 720p HD display, the Rezound also sports an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, f/2.2, and 28mm wide-angle lens. In camcorder mode, it supports up to 1080p HD video capture. If you’re wondering how...
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Samsung announces Exynos 5250 Cortex-A15 2GHz dual-core CPU with 2x performance and 4x graphics

November 30, 2011

Samsung has unleashed details on their latest System-on-Chip (SoC) that will debut in the first half of next year. The Samsung Exynos 5250 features two Cortex-A15 chips clocked at 2GHz. The 2GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor, manufactured using a 32nm-low power HKMG process, is said to have twice the performance capabilities and four times...
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Adobe to update Flash for Galaxy Nexus in December

November 30, 2011

Some Samsung Galaxy Nexus users were quite surprised to find out that their latest and greatest Android smartphone isn’t capable of displaying Flash content, despite that being a highly touted feature on the Android platform. As you’ve read several times on this blog, Adobe has quit the mobile Flash business. However, they previously mentioned...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus teardown (images)

November 29, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus wouldn’t be official without a proper surgical teardown by the guys at iFixit. The following pic-by-pic teardown gallery below shows what it looks like when you rip open the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone. The Galaxy Nexus features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.65-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display,...
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Google Maps 6.0 for Android has Indoor maps (video)

November 29, 2011

Google Maps has been updated to version 6.0, bringing an interesting new feature to the table. Google Maps for Android now features indoor maps! It’s currently in beta and only select buildings are supported, but once this feature matures, we imagine it will come in handy for many users. Grab the update from the...
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World of Goo Android physics puzzle game (video review)

November 29, 2011

World of Goo, a physics-based puzzle game, has been released to the Android Market by 2D Boy. The popular title first launched on Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo Wii (WiiWare), before landing on Mac OS X, Linux, and iOS (iPhone, iPad). We’re glad it finally made its way to Android. You can purchase the...
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Samsung expects to crush 2011 smartphone target sales

November 29, 2011

At a launch event for the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, a mobile executive said Samsung expects to beat its 2011 smartphone sales target due to the popularity of their Galaxy family of Android devices. “We are pinning high hopes… on achieving sales higher than our previous plan,” the executive...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE pictured running Android 4.0.2

November 29, 2011

A photo has emerged showing off the back of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, complete with Verizon and 4G LTE logos. The tipster revealed that his test device has just been updated to Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s unclear what has changed in the minor update, but it’s likely it was pushed out to...
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Google+ Hangouts featured in new Galaxy Nexus ad (video)

November 28, 2011

Google has posted a new video ad showcasing Google+ mobile hangouts, which allows users to chat face-to-face with up to 9 people from anywhere. With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web — and the phone. Let buddies know you’re hanging out and see who drops by. Chat face to face with a...
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Google Catalogs app released for Android tablets

November 28, 2011

After debuting on the iPad, Google Catalogs is now available for Android 3.0+ tablets. The app essentially allows users to shop all their favorite catalogs in one place. According to Google, it features more than 125 brands you know and love like Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma, Nike and Sephora. The app currently has over 400 digital...
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AT&T LG Nitro HD announced, previewed by LG Girl (video)

November 28, 2011

Stephanie Duchaine, known in the smartphone world as the LG Girl, shows off the AT&T-bound LG Nitro HD in the video below. The LG Nitro HD Android smartphone features a 4.5-inch True HD display (1280×720 resolution, 500 NIT brightness, 329ppi), 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video...
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