Lock and load, ladies and gents keeping an eye on the so-called ongoing spec wars of smartphones, as Chinese OEM Vivo is reportedly prepping an unprecedented attack against everyone from Samsung to LG to Apple.
When word first started trickling out that HTC considered downsizing One max’s processor and go the Snapdragon 600 way instead of S800, I’ll not lie, I was pretty bummed out. After all, why go the “max” way if you won’t go all the way?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell timing is everything when it comes to launching a new tech product, especially one that intends to create a fresh niche or target a part of the audience never targeted before.
The battle is over, Samsung prevailed, LG lost… again, and whatever the Optimus makers manage to squeeze out the “G Flex”, it won’t be enough to make people forget Sammy’s Galaxy Round was the first curved display smartphone to see daylight.
Worst kept secret in tech history is a harsh phrase to use in regards to the HTC One max, since the Nexus 5 feels like old news before going official. But let’s not sugarcoat it, HTC’s done a horrendous job in keeping a lid on One max rumors.
Facebook has agreed to acquire Israel-based mobile analytics and optimization firm Onavo. With this acquisition, Facebook is also establishing a physical presence in one of the startup capitals in Asia.
Facebook is inviting early adopters to join its Facebook for Android Alpha Program, in order to test out new features and interfaces for the Android platform, promising multiple and frequent updates per week.
We’ve seen a lot of hybrid tablets that run both Android and Windows in a dual-boot setup, but if Lenovo has its way, we might see an actual laptop running exclusively on Android in the near future.
Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 tipped for October 15th release, leaked screenshots show built-in NFC payment option
Google seems to be having a harder time keeping the eagerly awaited Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat under wraps with each passing day, as more screenshots from the two have surfaced online.
Describing the ongoing partnership between smartphone and tablet manufacturer Xolo and SoC maker Nvidia as fruitful would probably be the understatement of the century, as a number of Tegra 3 and Tegra 4-powered products branded by Xolo have seen daylight of late.
Oh snap, it seems ARM is still a little pissed at Intel for their alleged benchmark shenanigans from a while back, so, in a very Samsung-like way, the British chip designers have compiled a YouTube video mocking the real-life performance of an Intel-powered tab.
Of the three major diminutive Android flagship versions unveiled so far, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 mini is probably the least exciting on paper, what with HTC’s One mini rocking a far superior screen and sturdy aluminum build and Sony’s Xperia Z1 mini being… well, simply awesome.
Quirkiness and exoticism are what usually describe best the seasonal new gadget line-ups of Japan’s leading wireless carriers, but NTT DoCoMo seems to have turned a page with the latest fall-winter selection of phones, which is downright droolworthy.
“Best things come in small packages” is what the elders used to say, but ask Samsung or HTC about the proverb and they’ll cut you off with a “bigger is better” retort. Not Sony though, as the Japanese have just brought to light the highly anticipated Xperia Z1 mini.
Pantech unveils Vega Secret Note, a 5.9-inch Galaxy Note 3 contender with stylus and fingerprint scanner
Don’t look now, Samsung, but your reign of terror over the booming phablet market is about to end. Or at least be seriously challenged for a change, though Pantech’s spanking new Vega Secret Note is likely to keep it modest and only go for South Korean gold.
Archos GamePad 2 goes official: same old design, same price, but faster CPU, more RAM and crisper display
Anyone remember the first-gen Archos GamePad? You know, the 7-inch budget-friendly Android tablet designed with gamers in mind, but heavily criticized by everyone for shoddy build quality, weak gaming support and an overall disappointing set of specs.
Square Enix is currently working on an iOS and Android flavor of the 1994 J-RPG classic Final Fantasy VI--but Takashi Tokita, director and producer with Square, reveals that the company has expressed interest in bringing the much-beloved Final Fantasy VII to the market as well.
Second Galaxy Note 3 commercial: collapsing buildings, kids singing and Lionel Messi doing nothing (video)
Ever since Samsung has decided to quit mocking Apple in its Galaxy commercials, things have gone from weird to weirder to weirdest. Remember the dancing ninjas/goat-centric Icelandic ad for the Galaxy S4 (though technically Sammy did mock Apple if you paid close attention)?
With Android 4.4 KitKat official for more than a month now, it’s certainly a little odd to still be left in a fog as to what exactly will the new OS bring to the table in terms of updates and new features.
The Nexus 5 is back for a second round of leaks for the day, with a few screenshots allegedly taken on Google’s upcoming flagship confirming its specs and features.