Posts Tagged ‘ hardware ’

Ubuntu Phone OS Demo on Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Smartphone at 2013 CES (Video)

January 14, 2013
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In this video from the 2013 CES in Vegas, we go hands on with the upcoming Ubuntu Phone OS running on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone. “Ubuntu for phones” is not to be confused with Canonical’s two-in-one “Ubuntu for Android” solution, which allows users to run the Android OS on their handset while...
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Archos TV Connect Transforms Any HDTV to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Powered Smart TV

January 3, 2013

Archos announced the TV Connect today with intentions to demo the new product at CES 2013 during the second week of January. According to Archos, the TV Connect with TV Touch remote turns any HDTV into an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Smart TV. The TV Connect enables users to access apps and play games from...
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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II Unboxing (Video)

December 7, 2012

In this video, we unbox the Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon Wireless (SCH-i605). This Android smartphone-tablet hybrid, or “phablet,” is also available on all major US carriers, including Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as many worldwide mobile providers. It’s the same device showcased in a recent Samsung commercial featuring NBA superstar LeBron...
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Google Nexus 7 Unboxing (Video)

July 22, 2012

The first tablet to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Google Nexus 7 from Asus, is in our labs for a proper unboxing and review. The Nexus 7 features a 7-inch HD (1280×800, 216ppi) back-lit IPS display, Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz processor (12-core GPU), 1GB of RAM, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 4325...
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Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Unboxing (Video)

July 16, 2012

In the video below, we unbox the HTC EVO 4G LTE Android smartphone from Sprint. The EVO 4G LTE builds upon Sprint’s EVO brand with a 4.7-inch 720p HD Super LCD display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2000mAh...
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Google Nexus Q Teardown (Images)

July 5, 2012

The folks at iFixit tore down the Google Nexus 7 tablet earlier in the week, so it’s only fitting that they also ripped apart the Nexus Q social streaming media player – both were unveiled at Google I/O 2012. If you recall, Google was proud to announce that the Nexus Q was designed and...
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VLC Player Beta for Android Released on Google Play

July 2, 2012

VLC Player, the robust media player well-known for playing all kinds of files, is now available on Android as a beta application. You can grab it for free from the Google Play Store, however, keep in mind that it’s only an early build (0.0.1) that may not be very polished. This one probably works...
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Closer Look at Windows Phone 8 Features (Video)

June 20, 2012

As you know, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 at a press event earlier today. Let’s take a closer look at the highlighted features from the preview. Keep in mind, this is only the beginning, as Microsoft will unveil more further down the line. Windows Phone 8 Key Features Hardware Partners: First wave of Windows...
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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8 Features: New Start Screen, More Resolutions, Dual-Core Support, Nokia Maps

June 20, 2012

UPDATE: here’s a closer look at Windows Phone 8 (Video). Microsoft just announced their upcoming mobile OS, previously codenamed Apollo, as Windows Phone 8. They detailed and previewed 8 new platform features centered around a “shared core” strategy with Windows 8. Windows Phone 8 will feature support for multi-core processors, two more resolutions (720p...
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HTC One S Running T-Mobile Software Demoed (Video)

March 28, 2012

The video above shows the upcoming HTC One S Android smartphone running T-Mobile software. The device itself isn’t actually tagged with T-Mobile branding, so it’s likely pre-release hardware running what could be older or unfinished software. The HTC One S features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB...
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Sprint 4G LTE smartphones not coming until H2 2012

December 5, 2011

Remember Sprint’s early estimates of pushing out their 4G LTE network by mid-2012? Well, it appears they won’t have actual hardware to benefit from those blazing-fast data speeds until later in the year. According to Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joseph Euteneuer, the first 4G LTE devices will not arrive on Sprint until the second...
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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 to squash Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume bug soon

November 23, 2011

The Galaxy Nexus was released in the UK in a rage of excitement last week, but that feeling soon turned to confusion and concern when a widespread bug was discovered. The “volume bug,” as it’s been called this past week, caused the volume controls on the handset to go haywire, rapidly fluctuating between sound...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE specifications revealed

November 17, 2011

The dimensions for the Verizon-bound Samsung Galaxy Nexus have finally been revealed by Google. According to the official spec sheet, the LTE model clocks in at 67.94 X 135.5 X 9.47mm and weighs 150g. We expected the extended waistline, but the amount of extra weight is kind of surprising. The 3G/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus is...
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Verizon Motorola DROID Bionic unboxing (video)

September 16, 2011

In this video, we unbox the Motorola Droid Bionic from Verizon Wireless. We’ve previously reviewed the Droid 3 and Droid X2 Android smartphones, both great devices, however, the Droid Bionic is Verizon’s first dual-core handset to support their 4G LTE network, making it an incredibly well-rounded product. The full rundown of specs include: a...
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