Any eccentric oil barons with a thing for photography out there? How about folks that haven’t had to worry about making ends meet in their lives? Recent lotto winners? Rock stars? Talk show hosts?
Well, look who’s getting bullish about its Android prospects. It’s Acer, which seems to have gotten fed up with living in the shadows and might look to bathe in the spotlight come next week’s IFA.
Founded in 2009 in Canada and acquired in 2011 by Japanese tech giant Rakuten, Kobo has been a fairly shy presence in the gadget world so far. Their e-readers are sizzling hot up North, where they’ve been outselling Kindles for more than a year, but worldwide they’re a mere blip on Amazon’s radar.
Flip phones, or handhelds with clamshell designs, might be considered a thing of the (distant) past in America or Europe, but it appears they’re still in demand in parts of Asia. Or at least that’s what Samsung wants to think.
The HTC One Developer Edition, the SIM-free and bootloader unlocked HTC One sold in the U.S., will be skipping Android 4.2 and going straight to 4.3, according to the company’s Global Sales President Jason Mackenzie.
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has sent invitations to an event on September 2 in Beijing, China, where it is expected to unveil its newest flagship smartphone, the Meizu MX3.
HTC has begun rolling out the Android 4.2.2 update for the One X+, the enhanced version of the company’s yesteryear flagship, bringing a laundry list of new features along with the latest iteration of the Sense UI.
Xolo A500S breaks cover: a stylish 4-incher with Android 4.2, dual-core speed and Rs. 7,000 price tag
Seeing as the majority of today’s budget-friendly smartphones in India are, let’s face it, fugly and chunky, it’s a big breath of fresh air to be able to welcome the Lava Xolo A500S. This fellow is terribly uninspired in the hardware department, but it saves face with up to date software and most of all
Google has made all Play Store-equipped Android devices running Gingerbread or higher more secure by making the malware scanner feature a part of Google Play Services, an app that is installed automatically on all Android 2.3+ devices.
Here’s a nutty idea of blending the past and future of mobile tech – putting Android on a flip phone. You know, the kind of handhelds that everyone owned or dreamed of owning a half a decade ago. Just with Android on top of it all.
While the Asian cheap smartphone market is flourishing by the day, scoring a solid Android gadget for less than $300 continues to be a great challenge in the States. But not if you give an OEM like BLU a chance, since the company has just released the $140 Dash 4.5.
It’s no longer a secret that Nvidia has lost a very important battle against the likes of Qualcomm, MediaTek or Samsung due mostly to the high cost of the new Tegra 4 platform, but the mobile processing war is not over.
Even the most skeptical should have been convinced of HTC One mini’s existence following Engadget’s yesterday leak, but if you still needed additional proof we’ve just received it in the form of a User Agent Profile found on HTC’s own website.
The rumors are piling up concerning Huawei’s super-slim Ascend P6, expected to be unveiled in a week, but that’s not the only phone the Chinese have in the pipeline.
The oft-rumored Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has surprisingly become official with three weeks to go until the Premiere London event. The 4.3-incher looks exactly as it did in all those leaked photos.
Lenovo has introduced a new female-oriented smartphone called S820 that rocks a snazzy red body with generous curves and a velvet finish. On the inside, the thing is no powerhouse, but it comes with fairly decent mid-range specs.