Google is working hard to expand its influence, and plans to stay relevant with the way we interact with people, information and objects. Projects like Android@Home and Google Fiber are proof of such, but the Search Giant is not stopping there. Google’s most recent filing with the FCC revolves around a “next generation personal communications device,” which further displays Google’s commitment with their recent jump into hardware manufacturing.
We have recently [Read More...]
Following last week’s HTC Ville leakage, a new, unannounced HTC smartphone running Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0, and a Droid Incredible-style back panel has appeared online. The photos above (and a few more) have surfaced over on PhoneArena, suggesting that a 4G LTE-powered Droid Incredible 2 successor could be coming to big red in the future. While there’s no Verizon branding on the chassis (likely due [Read More...]
A Motorola employee infamously said that users who want to customize their phones should purchase their device from another company. Realizing the [Read More...]
Games can be really fun to play on your Android device. There’s all sorts of them available, from ones for dedicated “gaming” hardware like the Xperia Play, to HD games optimized for tablets. But Android is good for a lot of things besides games. Some use their device as the web in their hands, others need a portable e-mail solution, some of us are heavy texters. Tonight, I’m [Read More...]
Intel’s Medfield system-on-a-chip isn’t the company’s first venture into smartphone territory. Last year, at CES 2011, Intel and LG partnered up to debut Intel’s Moorestown chip. Unfortunately, nothing ever came of the reference device. Due to a “lack of marketability,” the handset never saw retail. This year, things could be different.
Intel’s Medfield has been rumored to appear at this upcoming CES, but in exactly whose hardware has remained a mystery [Read More...]
If you like to tinker around with your device then chances are you’ve suffered a soft brick or two in your life, then spent some time hitting up Google and eventually finding some magical files to help restore your device back to normal.
Those wonderful little files are the Fastboot recoevery files and they are great to have kicking around just in case things go awry, and while they’re often hard to find [Read More...]
Want another sneak peek of Qualcomm’s next-generation display technology that promises to extend battery life like never before? Nicole Scott of Netbooknews recently met up with Qualcomm’s Cheryl Goodman who gave her a tour of the Kyobo e-reader, the first Android device to feature a Mirasol display.
I’ve already covered the Kyobo e-reader and Mirasol display technology, so I won’t dive into those again, but take a few minutes to watch [Read More...]
Epson has me intrigued. The company best known for printers, projectors, and scanners is working on a mysterious new device that runs the Android OS and is expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in late February.
We have absolutely no idea what Epson has planned, but we were told the device is in a new category and it offer a range of mobile entertainment and viewing options.
I did a quick [Read More...]
Tonight OnLive announced that their cloud gaming service has finally launched in the Android Market. The service allows you to buy or rent the hottest console and PC games then stream them to any device including PC, Mac, TV and now tablets and smartphones. The OnLive Android app is free and users who download it now can get a free copy of LEGO Batman.
Steve Perlman, Founder & CEO, described the service in [Read More...]
Let’s face it, while app reviews in the Android Market might be helpful to developers and potential customers for finding out some of the best and worst features of the current release of an app, they haven’t been altogether too informative, and could be skewed to show the app as being worst/better than it really is. Old reviews can still weigh heavily on the user’s choice, especially if [Read More...]