Category: Android News


LG Optimus 3D 2 leaked, could be announced at MWC 2012

LG Optimus 3D 2 leaked, could be announced at MWC 2012

If a recent rumor is to be believed, then LG is probably going to upgrade its LG Optimus 3D smartphone in the form of the LG Optimus 3D 2 — codenamed LG  [Read More…]

Verizon posts a $2.02 Billion loss in Q4, iPhone sales outpace Android

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Verizon has just announced their operating results for the final quarter of 2011. Big Red saw a $ 2.02 Billion loss due largely in part to a $ 3.4 Billion pension revaluation charged in the quarter. The loss is down from a $ 2.64 Billion profit in the Q4 2010.

The other main factor in Verizon’s ho-hum 4th quarter financials is the iPhone, which Verizon and anyone else who carries the  [Read More…]

European LG Optimus Black Gingerbread update rolling out now

Android Central

It’s been a long time coming, but European owners of the LG Optimus Black should finally be starting to see some Gingerbread. Optimus Blackl owners in India also should be seeing this update.

We first heard about the updates for the Optimus range way back in October, and now it’s the turn of the Black to be pushed up to Gingerbread. The 2.3.4 update is rolling out as version V20N.

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Verizon throwing 4 day Galaxy Nexus giveaway starting today

Verizon throwing 4 day Galaxy Nexus giveaway starting today

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the most popular smartphones right now and is also one of the first to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That being said, probably most of you have already  [Read More…]

Notification bar ads become a nightmarish reality for KDDI users

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Back in early August of 2011, we brought you a story about how SlingLabs was looking to help developers put ads in your notification bar. The negative response to that story was off the charts. While we can understand developers need to make money from their apps, and ads are a convenient way to do that, we don’t have to like the idea of them showing up in our  [Read More…]

Sony unveils new CMOS sensors for smartphones

Android Central

Sony’s Exmor R image sensors have been a stand-out feature for many of the past year’s Sony Ericsson phone cameras. Moving forward, the electronics giant looks set to introduce even more impressive capabilities in future devices, with today’s announcement of new image sensors for smartphones.

Today Sony took the wraps off new CMOS image sensors for smartphones with white pixels in addition to the usual red, green and blue detectors. The  [Read More…]

Google TV’s next chance for popularity – your cable box?

Google TV’s next chance for popularity – your cable box?

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt may not be so crazy after all. Schmidt, who often tastes feet when making public comments, was widely laughed at when he suggested in December that Google TV would appear  [Read More…]

New ‘Experiments’ Gmail feature discovered in Android 4.0.3

Android Central

The Android 4.0.3 update for the Asus Transformer Prime brought with it some improvements to the Google Apps. However small any changes may be, nestled among them the Gmail application has received an interesting new feature menu known as “Experiments.”

Experiments at the moment consists of a couple of new features which are probably not quite ready for the prime-time.

The first of these, enables full text search. Pretty  [Read More…]

Evi is a Siri ‘competitor’ for Android — if you like slow, non-answers [video hands-on]

Evi for Android

We’ve talked before about what it takes for an app to truly be a competitor to Apple’s Siri.

It needs to be easily accessible, and launch quickly. Very quickly. It needs to actually understand what you’re saying. It needs to return results quickly.

We’re going to add one more reqiurement to that list: It needs to actually be on iOS. Otherwise, it’s not a Siri competitor. It’s just an alternative. On  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 making an appearance on the London Eye

Android Central

The London Eye has been given a little taste of Android. Each capsule on the giant big-wheel that towers over the city has been given a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

In partnership with the current sponsors of the tourist attraction, each Tab has been pre-installed with a custom app giving you an interactive guide of the scenery. We’d love to be able to show you this in all its glory,  [Read More…]