LG is teaming up with TSMC to manufacture their own processors. LG has long used Qualcomm processors in their devices, but the move to design and build their own processors follows in the footsteps of Android rival Samsung, who has been manufacturing their own Exynos processors for years. Apple, too, has been designing their own processors, including the Apple A7 that powers the most recent generation iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.
Google on Monday confirmed that Android 4.4 KitKat will be arriving to Google Glass later this week. What’s more, the wearable technology will pick up a handful of other features, including photos organized into bundles, photo replies in Hangouts, and the ability to directly send feedback. What’s more, voice commands are also enhanced and sorted by frequency and recency.
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Verizon Wireless on Monday announced some new changes to its More Everything plans set to take effect later this week. Effective April 17, customers on a month-to-month plan can switch over to a More Everything plan and take advantage of the savings. According to the carrier, those who move to a data plan of 8GB or less can do so for $ 30/month, a savings of $ [Read More...]
With the budget-conscious in mind, Lenovo has announced a new trifecta of android tablets focused on work and play. These A-Series tablets, as Lenovo VP Shao Tao puts it, “is designed to meet the demands of today’s young, active users who are always on the go, and have lifestyle requirements that are as diverse as their own personalities.”
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For quite awhile now, Mailbox has been an iOS exclusive. If you aren’t familiar with the app, it’s a very nice email client that was acquired by Dropbox about a year ago. Android users, it’s finally your day! Mailbox is officially in the Google Play Store!
The reason why it is so popular is a mixture of great design and functionality. The design is mostly [Read More...]
Lenovo is refreshing its lineup of A-Series tablets today, hitting three different sizes, price points and functionalities with the A7-50, A8 and A10. Starting off on the smallest end, the A7-50 packs a 7-inch HD display with wide viewing angles, perfect for reading books or web pages, along with a 5MP rear camera. The A8 steps up to an 8-inch screen, adds Dolby audio and comes in a variety of different colors. The A10 is the [Read More...]
If you haven’t been able to decide yet between the myriad options for streaming boxes, Amazon has yet another new option for you: Fire TV. The new box, announced today, includes a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM (which Amazon says makes it three times as powerful as Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku), supports the requisite 1080p video output, and can do Dolby Digital Surround Sound over HDMI or optical audio out.
Lenovo today announced four new “A series” Android tablets. On tap are the A7-30, A7-50, A8 and A10, with each “A” number denoting the display size. Lenovo puts it thusly:
The new range starts with the A7-30 seven-inch devices, designed for optimal music or multimedia enjoyment through exceptional Dolby®-enhanced dual-front speakers while still packing a performance punch. The A7-50 is the affordable on-the-go reading companion with a 7-inch, wide-view HD display for sharper text and web [Read More...]
Samsung, as expected, have just revealed their lineup of three new Galaxy Tab 4 products which include a 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch size screen, all with new designs and new internals from the previous generation.
The Galaxy Tab 4 range sees a move towards slimmer bezels and squarer corners, together with a slimmer, thinner, and lighter design than the Galaxy Tab 3.
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UK mobile operator Three has launched a new insurance option for consumers – Three Rescue. Following a report shared by the network detailing how British smartphone owners place a value of over £1,000 on the contents of their handheld devices. The insurance starts from just £2 a month with full cover for stolen, lost or damaged smartphones.