The Android wave is sweeping across the world, and it seems that nothing will stop it from achieving the status of being the most popular smartphone platform in the world. And Pantech’s latest announcement is proof of that: the South Korean smartphone OEM has announced two additional Android-powered handsets as its contribution to the Android
NEC may not have much of a presence here, but it is clear that the Japanese electronics OEM is still alive and kicking, especially in the consumer electronics area. And as proof, the company has announced that it intends to showcase a wide range of Android-powered devices at the upcoming CES in the US. Of
Korean manufacturer LG is incorporating music composed by famous composer, Ennio Morricone, to its smartphones starting with the Optimus 2X which was announced last week. Fifteen ringtones and ten of the best-known tunes are pre-loaded on the hand-helds and there are plans to develop apps related to the renowned composer.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the largest telecommunication equipment supplier in China and the world’s number 2 in the mobile equipment industry, had recently worked with Google to release their first-ever Android 2.2 powered smartphone, IDEOS. Touted as the world’s first affordable smartphone, let us take a look and see how it performs.
When it comes to devices that are not meant to be sold outside of China, most OEMs merely need to ensure that the gadget’s user interface (if it has one) supports only one language: Chinese. That is not the case for Meizu though: the Chinese OEM was recently found demonstrating its M9 smartphone which featured
Good news for owners of the HTC Wildfire. According to a Facebook discussion post, the Android smartphone will be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update, starting this week in Europe. And yes, other parts of the world will be getting it too.
Microsoft has its Xbox Live integration in Windows Phone 7, but it was only a matter of time before its competitors in the console market strike back to ensure that Microsoft does not retain exclusive dibs on the console-smartphone service integration. And this time, it is Sony which has fired the next salvo with its Official
Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) was announced earlier this month, and the next version which is called “Honeycomb”, could be available in February next year. While it was said that “Honeycomb” would be Android 3.0, some news sources are reporting that it could be Android 2.4 instead.
Unlike most mobile phone makers that incorporate ARM Cortex A8 processor to their latest phones, LG has gone with Nvidia Tegra 2 for their new Optimus 2X Android smartphone. The Optimus 2X also claims to be the world’s first smartphone (and fastest) with dual-core processor. Update: The LG Optimus 2X will be available in Singapore in Q1 next year.
The IDEOS S7 Android tablet from Huawei was spotted at the Communicasia trade show in Singapore, earlier June this year (and was known as SmaKit S7). Today, the China-based telecommunication and networking company has officially announced the tablet in Singapore.
What’s this? A company that dares to offer an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for a device while disabling access to the Android Marketplace? This has got to be the greatest crime against the Android ecosystem, right? Apparently not, for that is exactly what Barnes & Noble is planning to do for its Nook Color e-book
Owners of HTC Legend would be pleased to learn that their smartphones are getting the new Android 2.2 Froyo update (although it isn’t the Android 2.3 Gingerbread). Unfortunately, that looks to only be applicable for users in Europe. Update: Android 2.2 update for HTC Legend is available in Singapore. Simply run your phone’s system software update, it is approximately
Motorola has announced their new Defy smartphone which claims to be dust-proof, water and scratch resistant. Featuring 3.7-inch touchscreen display, the Motorola Defy will be available exclusively at all StarHub outlets by 18 December.
A couple of days ago, many Optimus owners were understandably disappointed to find out their their smartphone was essentially locked out from any firmware update to Gingerbread. Turns out that even companies get their information mixed up sometimes, and LG has since issued a statement to correct their mistake. Thanks for clearing that up promptly,
We have seen manufacturers like Samsung, Viewsonic, Creative Technology, Toshiba and Dell with their new Android-based tablet device, and it looks like Motorola is also coming up with theirs, called the MotoPad. The 7-inch MotoPad will run Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb).
Google has officially announced its Nexus S smartphone, co-developed by Google themselves and Samsung. The Nexus S has 16GB of built-in memory, runs on a 1GHz A8 (Hummingbird) processor and is loaded with the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform.
Motorola Singapore sent out an invite last week for their new phone launch that is happening this Thursday. From the sound of it, it should be the Motorola Defy which claims to be scratch-proof, waterproof and even dustproof.
No, this is not a pre-Christmas prank. Apparently, it is now possible to play the hit (and very addictive, if we might add) MMORPG known as World of Warcraft on the limited device that is known as a smartphone. All it needs is an account with a certain provider, an Android-based smartphone and lots of
The Sharp GALAPAGOS media tablet will be on sale in Japan, and users have the option to reserve their set when it becomes available next week. At today’s event at Yodobashi Camera in Akiba and Bic Camera in Yurakucho, the company showcased the media tablet which is based on Android operating system, designed to compete with the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle.
3D has existed for a long time, and with the advancement of technology, it has come to displays such as 3D TVs and projectors, laptops and cameras. And soon, 3D may be on your smartphone display too. At least one phone manufacturer plans to introduce it on their Android smartphone next year.