Archive for May, 2012

New Samsung Galaxy S III Promo Video: A Day in the Life

May 31, 2012

Here’s the latest Galaxy S III promotional video from Samsung. It’s essentially an elegantly made overview video that focuses on all the main features of the handset. It’s actually quite long at just over three and a half minutes. See why the Galaxy S3 is “designed for humans” in the clip below. Introducing Samsung...
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Will Asus Reveal an Android and Windows 8 Dual-Boot Transformer Tablet at Computex 2012? (Teaser Videos)

May 31, 2012

When Asus posted their initial teaser for Computex 2012 on YouTube recently, we found it interesting that they tagged the video with the following keywords: Windows 8, Android, EEE Pad, Transformer, and Tablet. My immediate thought was whether Asus was planning to announce a dual-boot Transformer tablet capable of running both Google’s Android (presumably...
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Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Available in Stores June 2

May 31, 2012

Now that US Customs is allowing HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphones through the border again after a short delay, walk-in Sprint customers are probably wondering when they can purchase said Android handset at their local retail store. Well, there’s good news as Sprint announced today that they “will begin selling HTC EVO 4G LTE...
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Samsung Galaxy R Style with LTE Announced in Korea

May 31, 2012

Samsung announced the Galaxy R Style (SHV-E170S/K/L) Android smartphone with LTE connectivity in Korea today. The Galaxy R Style sort of resembles a beefed-up Galaxy S II or slightly less intriguing Galaxy S III, as the handset sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (undisclosed resolution), 1.5GHz dual-core processor (likely Qualcomm Snapdragon S4), 5-megapixel camera,...
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NTT Docomo and Fujitsu Develop Transparent Double-Sided Android Smartphone Display Prototype (Video)

May 31, 2012

At Expo Comm Wireless Japan 2012, NTT Docomo and Fujitsu showcased a recently co-developed Android-powered smartphone prototype with a double-sided transparent OLED touchscreen display. Thanks to sensors on either side, you can solely use the front panel as you would with the average handset, use the back independently as to not obstruct the view...
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HTC One X Android Smartphone Used as Hammer (Video)

May 31, 2012

A pair of YouTubers decided to test the strength of the Gorilla Glass 2 display on the HTC One X Android smartphone. Typically, a standard drop or scratch test suffices, but these fellas opted to use the handset as a hammer. One guy films, while the other uses the One X, screen-side down, to...
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Google Maps for Android Updated with Zagat Reviews (Video)

May 30, 2012

Google Maps 6.8 for Android now features Zagat scores and summaries, as well as the ability to read reviews from friends on Google+ and find other useful information – like an establishment’s address and opening hours. Check out the video above to see it in action, then hit up Google Play to update to...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with 2GB RAM Heads to Canada June 20

May 30, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III will be heading to providers and customers in Canada on June 20th. Most, if not all, of the Canadian versions of the handset will feature Qualcomm’s MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.8-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display, an 8 megapixel rear shooter, 1.9MP front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0,...
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Sony Xperia Go / Advance and Xperia Acro S Waterproof Smartphones Announced (Specs, Video)

May 30, 2012

Sony announced a new pair of durable Android smartphones for the global market today. The Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S (known as Acro HD SO-03D in Japan) are both water, scratch and dust resistant. The former concentrates more on compact durability with a 3.5-inch display and higher IP67 dust/water resistance rating. The latter...
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Google Asus Nexus 7 Tablet Leaked in Benchmark

May 30, 2012

The Nexus tablet has possibly been leaked as the Google Asus Nexus 7, thanks to Rightware’s Powerboard benchmark result site. The entry unmistakably lists the “Asus” and “Google” brands, number “7″, 768×1280 resolution, and Nvidia’s Tegra 3 1.3 GHz quad-core processor – all pointing to it being the affordable 7-inch tablet we’ve been patiently...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 IMM76K (Update)

May 30, 2012

Aside from its name, some Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners, who prefer to keep things stock, probably don’t feel like they actually own Google’s 2012 flagship model. That’s because it’s been months since they were teased by an update that should have been finalized and released, well, months ago, to be completely honest. After all,...
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LG Optimus LTE, Tag, Vu Get Android ICS Update June 4

May 30, 2012

LG is planning to update the Optimus LTE, Optimus LTE Tag and Optimus Vu to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich beginning June 4th. All three models will get an updated UI with the Vu getting some bonus UX features. Not much else was mentioned in the press release, so we’ll have to wait until...
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SoftBank Summer 2012 Android Smartphone Lineup (Video)

May 29, 2012

NTT Docomo and KDDI may have been first, but it’s now SoftBank’s turn to announce their 2012 smartphone lineup for the Japanese market. Four new Android handsets were announced earlier today: the Sharp Aquos Phone Xx 106SH, Sharp Pantone 5 107SH, Sharp Aquos Phone 102SHII and Fujitsu Arrows A 101F. Aside from the usual...
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Samsung Promotes Music Hub Service for Galaxy S III

May 29, 2012

Today, Samsung launched Music Hub, a new streaming music service that’s currently an exclusive to the Galaxy S III Android smartphone. Music Hub, powered by mSpot, will go head-to-head with the likes of iTunes, and even Google Music. It enables users to “stream songs from an extensive catalog, upload their personal music collections...
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Samsung Galaxy S III Launches in 28 Countries

May 29, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been released in 28 countries in the United Kingdom, France, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Today’s worldwide launch didn’t go exactly as planned, however, as there are delays across the board for the Pebble Blue Galaxy S3 model due to battery door production issues....
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