Category: Android News


Galaxy Nexus case review: Qmadix Snap-On Cover with Holster

Qmadix Snap-On Cover with Holster

You don’t always want to have to choose between an easy snap-on cover and all-over protection for your phone. Sometimes it’s more convenient to have the option to switch things up as and when you need, and that’s one of the main strengths of Qmadix’s snap-on cover with holster for the Galaxy Nexus.

 

Firstly, you’ve got a basic snap-on cover that’s finished in soft-touch plastic, with a grooved  [Read More…]

Review: Klipsch S4A earbuds and companion Android app

Klipsch S4As sound great, don’t break the bank and have an Android app for tweaking settings

Klipsch S4A

One of the first things you should do — nay, the first thing you should do — when buying just about any new smartphone is to ditch the cheap earbuds that come with it. We’ve been testing the Klipsch S4A earbuds for a couple weeks now — as well as the Android companion app that  [Read More…]

Samsung cracks open Galaxy Note, reveals tabletphone components within

Galaxy Note teardown

Usually we have to wait for some brave individual to take screwdrivers, spudgers and the like to a device before we get to see what’s lurking inside. This time, however, Samsung’s saved you the trouble of voiding your warranty and being left with a heap of broken circuitry, with an official teardown of the Galaxy Note, its unique phone/tablet hybrid.

If you’ve never looked inside one of these things before, it’s  [Read More…]

Samsung defends against Apple design infringement claim in Netherlands

iPad 2 compared to Samsung Galaxy 10.1

Samsung is having a rough go against Apple in Germany, but that’s apparently not setting a precedent for the rest of Europe. The Court of the Hague, in the Netherlands, has denied an appeal from Apple to place an injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales on grounds of design patent infringement. The Dutch ruling took into account two out of six potential pieces of prior art, though  [Read More…]

Apple lawsuit is not targeting Galaxy Nexus unlock screen

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S

The Korea Herald today is reporting that the unlocking mechanism on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not the subject of a new legal complaint filed by Apple.

The Galaxy Nexus was first named as a target on Jan. 20 on Florian Mueller’s FOSS Patents blog. But an unnamed Samsung official tells the Korea Herald that Google’s first Android 4.0 device isn’t on the list of supposedly  [Read More…]

Sony ST25i ‘Kumquat’ looks set to launch as ‘Xperia U’

Android Central

We got our first glimpse of the Sony ST25i “Kumquat” last week, and now it seems we may have the official name for the device, too. According to a new entry on the website of the Indonesian telecoms authority, the phone will launch as the Sony Xperia U. This continuing the lettered naming scheme used by the Xperia S, as well as last year’s Tablet S and Tablet P.

The ST25i “Xperia  [Read More…]

LG boasts 1 million Optimus LTE phones sold worldwide

Optimus LTE (Korean version)

LG says it’s sold more than one million Optimus LTE smartphones worldwide since the device’s launch late last year. The Optimus LTE made its international debut in LG’s native South Korea last October, before moving to Japan and North America in December. On AT&T it’s the Nitro HD, on Verizon it’s the Spectrum, and Canadians will recognize it as the Bell Optimus Eye. The names may be different, but all  [Read More…]

Evernote for Android – Now with auto-titles, improved layout, save and continue

Evernote

Evernote is in the process of rolling out the latest iteration of their popular Android app. Today’s update will push Evernote into v3.5, and it brings along plenty of changes as well. So what’s new? We’ll tell you as it was told to us:

Auto titles – There are times when you need to remember something on the go — a fast snapshot or a quick voice memo. Evernote is great for that.  [Read More…]

Lookout launches Mobile Threat Tracker, visually represents malware around the globe

Lookout Mobile Threat Tracker

Lookout has released a neat new application this morning — Mobile Threat Tracker.  What it does is tell you where and when users running Lookout have came across malware in their mobile devices. How it does it is the cool part — the results are updated hourly, and when you start the app you get an animated timeline where individual malware “hits” are represented as tiny shafts of light  [Read More…]

Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool coming in Feb. says ASUS

Transformer Prime

The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet, and users were a bit up in arms when it was discovered that the bootloader was locked.  ASUS responded with an official statement that a tool to unlock the bootloader was in development, and today their official Twitter account told everyone that it would be coming in February:

ASUS Twitter

Of course, you’ll be voiding  [Read More…]