Category: Android News


LTE Samsung Galaxy S II, LTE Tab 8.9 to debut next week with 1.5 GHz dual-core processors

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According to recent reports, Verizon will not be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II here in the US market. While that news is certainly disappointing, it looks like Verizon may have chosen to skip the SGSII for something even better. New details indicate that Verizon and Samsung are prepping an LTE variant of the Galaxy S II with a larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, NFC, WiFi,  [Read More…]

Can a tablet replace a PC?

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One of the most important benefits Android OS offers is independence. There’s no need to ever plug your device in to a computer, and it can perform most tasks typically carried out on a PC. Android tablets are convenient, portable and very easy to work with. But can a Honeycomb device replace a PC? This is one of the most discussed topics of the year, and it’s difficult to come to  [Read More…]

TouchPads already running Android make their way into consumer hands

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The promise of a cheap high-quality dual-core Android tablet may seem a little farfetched right now, but thanks to HP, it’s becoming a reality. When Hewlett-Packard announced they’d be killing off hardware production for webOS devices, they initiated a fire sale in which 16GB TouchPads were selling for as little as $ 99. Once the right people in the Android community had their hands on one, a project was  [Read More…]

Droid Bionic put through preliminary battery test

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When the average consumer is phone shopping, words like Super AMOLED, Super LCD, quad-core and Snapdragon don’t usually mean much. Of course, for the average technology enthusiast, those words are what you base your decision on. But there is one thing, enthusiast or not, that affects everyone’s decision in purchasing a phone: battery life. If a smartphone can claim a full 20-24 hours of battery life with heavy to moderate usage,  [Read More…]

Best Buy UK slashes price of HTC Flyer, making room for HTC Puccini?

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The HTC Flyer may not be running Honeycomb or have a dual-core processor, but it’s certainly one of the most unique Android tablets currently on the market.  The only real flaw we found with the HTC Flyer was its price. In the US the WiFi HTC Flyer is priced at $ 499. Prices in Europe were even more ridiculous. But if the price was the only thing keeping you away, we  [Read More…]

Hurricane Irene headed your way? Stay out of harm’s way with two Android apps

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If you live on the east coast of the United States, chances are you’ve heard of this little thing called Hurricane Irene, a severe storm that may wreak havoc from North Carolina all the way up to Maine.

If you do happen to be in harm’s way (we’re sending safe, happy thoughts your way!), the following Android applications can help you track Irene’s path and prepare for the emergency, should you  [Read More…]

AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile Galaxy S II Pose for Picture on Eve of US Debut

We’re only a few days away from getting our first official looks at Samsung’s U.S. Galaxy S II photos so we’re not surprised to see these types of leaks coming at the last moment.  The image you are looking at above is said to be the AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions of the flagship phone, posing together for a class picture.  Samsung was originally expected to unveil  [Read More…]

Pantech Breakout another Verizon LTE Android phone?

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While it may not be sporting the best hardware specs, the Pantech Breakout may have have one big thing going for it — it looks to be a Verizon LTE device, according to this shot we just got from a tipster.  That’s not saying the specs are bad — 1GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, front and rear cameras and running Gingerbread — and it sounds like something we all would have  [Read More…]

HTC Vigor pictures leaked, looks like the Droid Incredible’s big brother

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Pictures of what appears to be the HTC Vigor have been leaked out, giving another good look at the phone.  While the specs are all still a rumor, we can see a dual LED flash and a front facing camera on the big screen, as well as a rubberized version of the Droid Incredible’s stepped back plate.  Of course the phone will run HTC Sense, and we assume it will be  [Read More…]

Samsung reminds why we love the Galaxy S II, and that it’s coming soon to the US

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Samsung may have had to set their big shin-dig back a day to Tuesday because of hurricane Irene, but they know we’re all ready and waiting for the Galaxy S IIto hit here in the states.  To get our mouth watering just a tiny bit more, they have just sent out a couple teaser slides and a new video showing how the Galaxy S II simply rocks.  We can’t argue,  [Read More…]