Category: Android News


Hands on with the Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung took the wraps off of its Galaxy Tab 8.9 tonight in New York City, the latest product in its ever-growing Galaxy line. Shoneel Kolhatkar, Samsung’s Director of Product Planning, said that the 8.9 “hits the sweet spot … between screen real estate and compact size,” and we tend to agree. First thing you’ll notice is that on paper, a little more than an inch doesn’t seem like a whole lot  [Read More…]

Hands-on with the Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

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In addition to the Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung also introduced its new line of Galaxy Players tonight, an attractive option for those who want the functionality of an Android-powered Galaxy device without the monthly data charges. And a fine option it is: the Galaxy Player is up-to-snuff with some of the best Android devices on the market. It comes in two flavors: the 4.0 has a 4-inch screen Super WVGA Super  [Read More…]

Motorola Electrify hands-on

Motorola Electrify

The smartphone fairy must’ve been feeling generous today, because she’s tossed me a new phone to check out. No, it’s not the Motorola Photon 4G. That’s on Sprint. No, this phone is the Motorola Electrify, a US Cellular-branded device that’s lock, stock, and barrel the Photon, but with a silver bezel.

All the good things Phil had to say about the Photon still ring true. It’s fast, it feels solid  [Read More…]

T-Mobile reveals Galaxy S II launch date and price

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Samsung held the Samsung Galaxy S II event last month in New York, and T-Mobile was the only carrier that did not allow anyone to play around with its variant. Those precious devices were kept under glass, but T-Mobile is now finally ready to release more details about this super-phone, as well as the price and availability.

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II will come with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor  [Read More…]

Android 101: How to restrict certain apps from being downloaded from the Android Market

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Parental controls are a slippery slope on any platform. And make no mistake about it — your child will at some point find a way around any walls you erect. But if you still want to give it a go, you can set the Android Market to only allow apps or a certain “maturity level” to be downloaded to a device, also known as content  [Read More…]

Samsung Announces Tab 8.9, Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

It looks like Sammy is going into October with a bang, as they’ve just officially announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9, as well as two new Galaxy Players, the 4.0 and 5.0. There are quite a few specs to run through for these devices, so let’s jump right into it

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ZTE Smart Tab 7 Spied Loitering at FCC

A ZTE Smart Tab 7 was recently found hanging out in the FCC, giving us an early hint at yet another Android tablet headed for the United States.  Very little is known about the device save for its support for Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth connectivity however the name points to a 7-inch display.  As some of you may know, Vodafone announced a Smart Tab 7 and Smart Tab 10  [Read More…]

Will Amazon Announce Android Tablet on September 28?

It’s been a long wait, but we could finally be less than one week away from Amazon officially entering the Android tablet space.  According to various outlets, Amazon is sending out invitations to a a press event to be held on September 28th at 10:00 AM.  We can’t think of any other reason as to why Amazon would be throwing a media bash so we’re anxious to see  [Read More…]

Patent wars: Verizon jumps into the fray, siding with Samsung against Apple

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Over the weekend, the ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn. No new devices have been banned, but a rather unlikely third-party has made their opinion on the situation known. The unlikely third-party is Verizon, and it looks like the carrier may become the voice of reason.

Verizon has filed the necessary paperwork to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California to ask  [Read More…]

4G LTE-Ready LG Esteem Spied for MetroPCS

A new LG handset had been uncovered for MetroPCS which looks to bring a bit of high-end class to the no-contract carrier.  Specifications for the yet-announced LG Esteem include a 4.3-inch LCD display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel (720p HD video) camera on the back side. Price is expected to be $ 349.99 with a $ 100 mail-in rebate, which is a rather  [Read More…]