Finnish developer Futuremark has announced that its 3DMark benchmarking software will be headed to Android phones and tablets in 2012. 3DMark has long been an important benchmarking suite for PC gamers, and as Android devices become more powerful, it should come as no surprise to see benchmark-makers attempting to get a piece of the action.
With development just now starting to ramp up, Futuremark is inviting Android device manufacturers to [Read More...]
It certainly did not take long for the CyanogenMod team to get working on Android 4.0. Soon after the Ice Cream Sandwich source code was released, Cyanogen’s official Twitter account informed us that work had begun. We never thought results could show up so early, though.
Steve Kondik (aka Cyanogen) posted something very exciting on his Google+ account last night. It reads as follows:
ICS on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is [Read More...]
There have been leaks and mentions of the follow up to Orange UK’s San Francisco, but it’s now officially official that the San Francisco II is heading to market.
Under the Orange branding, the San Francisco II is actually a ZTE Crescent. While the Orange website is yet to show any pricing details for the device the press video shows it the same as it’s predecessor which was available on [Read More...]
In the midst of all the pacing around and hair pulling in desperation to find out when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be released, a small spark of hope has just hit our inbox. A Verizon tipster sent in a screenshot that proves device training has begun (also includes the Rezound).
This is a normal sign of a device to be released soon, but we still do not know the exact [Read More...]
Verizon LTE will be coming soon to a couple new locations — Roanoke, Virginia and Indiana Pennsylvania. On November 17 they flip the switch in Roanoke, which will bring wireless broadband to downtown, Smith Mountain Lake, Christiansburg, Radford City, Buena Vista City, Lexington City and Rockbridge. While it’s a fairly large population center by southern Virginia standards (about 300,000 people), it’s a pretty isolated metro area, and blanketing [Read More...]
Curious what’s in the pipeline for HTC next year? In addition to launching the Tegra 3-powered Edge, it appears HTC is also working on the Ville – their first smartphone with Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon S4 processor. The latest info comes from Jonathan Geller of BGR who doesn’t exactly have the best track record with recent rumors, but he seems pretty confident in his source and the specs line up with what [Read More...]
Owners of SIM-free Sony Ericsson Xperia X10s have been enjoying Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the past few months, but so far the upgrade has been absent from some branded handsets, including those bought through O2 UK.
In a recent blog posting, O2′s Head of Device-Customer Experience, Stuart Hibberd, let the network’s customers know what’s been holding things up. Specifically, it seems there were a few problems with getting the new camera [Read More...]
Back where I come from, the world of webOS and the PreCentral Nation, Villo.net has been a service used by more than a few great developers to bring easy-to-implement cloud services to their applications. According to a tweet sent out by the service provider, and our own conversations with the developer team, Villo.net will soon no longer be exclusive to webOS – Android developers are [Read More...]
Fans of the Nook Color were none too pleased when I called it a great e-reader and a so-so tablet. Well, Barnes & Noble has upgraded last year’s “ereader with some tablet features” and announced a proper Android tablet that will be in stores this holiday season.
The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is still a heavily-customized version of Android. It also has the [Read More...]
HTC has joined Verizon to announce the HTC Rezound, the first U.S. phone with Beats Audio built-into the device.
With its dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 4.3-inch LCD screen, 720p display, and an 8 Megapixel camera with LED flash, the Rezound is an impressive phone. However, that’s not enough to keep people happy in a sea of super phones; access to Verizon 4G LTE network [Read More...]