Archive for December, 2012

HTC Droid DNA Android Gaming: Contract Killer Zombies 2, Zombiewood and Dead Trigger (Video)

December 31, 2012

In this video, we check out how Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA smartphone performs when playing three highly rated Android games. We demo Glu Mobile’s Contract Killer Zombies 2 (third person over the shoulder shooter), Gameloft’s Zombiewood (dual-stick shooter), and Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger (first-person shooter). Coincidentally, they’re all zombie games available for free in...
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Samsung Galaxy Note II ‘Office Upgrade’ Commercial (Video)

December 27, 2012

Now that Christmas is over, it looks like Samsung is adjusting its Galaxy Note II marketing efforts from regular consumers to business men and women. In the company’s latest TV commercial, titled Office Upgrade, Samsung features the Galaxy Note II in a comical office scene in which two employees discuss the usefulness of the...
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Original Samsung Galaxy Note Will Get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Premium Suite Update with Multi Window Feature

December 27, 2012

It seems Samsung will soon update its original Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Premium Suite features attached. While an upgrade to Jelly Bean was expected, it’s good to see Samsung include unique options and apps from the phablet’s successor, the Galaxy Note II, as well. Galaxy Note users will get...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II Gets Multi-Window Update Today

December 27, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, released globally, including on all four major carriers in the US, has a unique Multi Window option that allows users to run two apps side-by-side in a split screen view. Unfortunately, the AT&T model of the popular phablet has been lacking this feature up to this point. Fortunately, the...
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Giveaway: Win Cruzerlite Cases for Asus Nexus 7 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus Smartphones (UPDATE: Winners Announced!)

December 23, 2012

UPDATE: Winners have been selected and contacted by email! Congratulations to: S. Baranco, L. Imutan, S. Rener, Asa, A. Baroudi, D. Hansen, G. Ries, and R. Jeffries. Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned to our YouTube channel and smartkeitai.com for more giveaways. We, at SmartKeitai, want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas,...
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Huawei Ascend Mate Android Phablet with 6.1-inch 1080p FHD Screen Shown Off Before CES 2013

December 23, 2012

At a Huawei retail shop in Guangzhou yesterday, executive Richard Yu showcased the upcoming Ascend Mate phablet and its mind-boggling 6.1-inch 1080p Full HD LTPS display (361ppi). That easily trumps the Samsung Galaxy Note II’s 5.5-inch 720p screen. Huawei’s smartphone-tablet hybrid was previously rumored to feature a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quad-core processor, 4,000mAh battery,...
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ZTE Grand S Z753 Android Smartphone with 5-inch 1080p Full HD Display Leaks Ahead of CES 2013 Announcement

December 23, 2012

The latest leak out of China reveals that the ZTE Grand S and Z753 are one and the same. A press image of the Android smartphone also emerged, showing off its 5-inch display with 1080p resolution and 440 pixel density in all its glory. The large, high-res screen instantly puts the device in the...
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Google Android Team Posts Happy Holidays Video Featuring Samsung Nexus 10 Dock and Bugdroid

December 21, 2012

Google’s Android team has posted a seasonal video on YouTube to wish all their fans happy holidays for 2012. The clip features a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Bugdroid wearing a Santa hat. It’s a heartwarming story of the familiar green Android robot wishing for some holiday cheer. The Android team surrounds...
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Google and Motorola Developing ‘X Phone’ and ‘X Tablet’ Android Devices for 2013 Release

December 21, 2012

Motorola and Google are working together to release a next-generation Android smartphone and tablet in 2013, reports The Wall Street Journal. Former Google product manager Lior Ron is in charge of overseeing the development of the “X Phone” and the “X Tablet” will apparently follow soon after its release. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information...
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Asus ME172V and ME371MG Nexus 7-like Android Jelly Bean Tablets Leak, CES 2013 Announcements in Tow (Images, Specs)

December 21, 2012

The $200 Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus has been a huge success in the second half of 2012, as evident by its ongoing “sold out” status on the Google Play Store this holiday season. Well, it seems Asus will be following up with a pair of Nexus 7-like tablets of its own, sans...
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Polaroid CEO: Android Powered, Interchangeable Lens Camera at CES 2013

December 20, 2012

Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy has virtually confirmed a recent rumor that the company will announce a new, Android-operated compact digital camera at the International CES early next year. Yesterday, Hardy acknowledged via email that there will be “an Android powered, interchangeable lens camera introduced by Polaroid at CES 2013.” The previously leaked specs for...
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Samsung to Showcase 5.5-inch Flexible Display at CES 2013

December 20, 2012

Samsung is reportedly preparing to showcase its 5.5-inch 720p HD flexible display for smartphones in early January. The Korean company will debut the bendable display with 1280×720 resolution and pixel density of 267ppi as a prototype demo at CES 2013 in Las Vegas – we’ll be there to check it out! In its current...
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ESPN ScoreCenter App for Android, iOS Updated to 3.0 with Refreshed UI

December 20, 2012

The ESPN ScoreCenter app has been updated to version 3.0 with a completely redesigned and optimized user experience for Android smartphones and tablets, as well as iOS devices, including the iPhone 5 and iPad. The new, simplified UI is said to make it easier to access the latest scores, news, alerts and video highlights...
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New Google Nexus 4 Commercial Stars Android 4.2 Jelly Bean’s Photo Sphere Feature (Video)

December 19, 2012

One of the coolest features of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the ability to take 360 degree panoramas with the the new Photo Sphere feature. It essentially allows you to relive your memories as if you’re there again, similar to Street View in Google Maps. Well, the latest LG Nexus 4 commercial is centered...
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RedBox Instant Movie Streaming Android, iOS App Now Available on Google Play and iTunes (Screenshots, Features)

December 19, 2012

Redbox Instant by Verizon is now available for Android on the Google Play Store and for iOS on iTunes (iPhone, iPad). The movie streaming app is currently in Beta form and won’t go final until 2013, so an invite is required for access – simply sign up with an email address on Redbox to...
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