All posts tagged "Google"

  • Android “Honeycomb” media player user interface exposed

    While Nexus S may be the first smartphone to run the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, but already there are prototype devices which are running the next version of the OS called “Honeycomb”, though it has not been finalized whether it will be version 2.4 or 3.0. Regardless, the media player for Android “Honeycomb” sports a sleek

  • Motorola’s Android tablet is called Droid Xoom

    Remember the upcoming Motorola MotoPad that runs Android (Honeycomb) operating system? Well, apparently the name is going to be Droid Xoom and the tablet device will not have 4G LTE support. Not that it is a must-have feature.

  • Toshiba to announce new Android Tablet at CES 2011

    Toshiba may have launched the AS100 last year, and it looks like the maker will be announcing a new Toshiba tablet device at this CES Show. Powered by dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, the tablet runs Android Honeycomb and has a 10.1-inch multi-touch display.

  • Major telcos in Korea reluctant to sell Google Nexus S

    While Google’s latest Nexus S Android smartphone was recently launched in US and some parts of the world, it looks like the phone may face some problems with some telcos who are reluctant to sell the phones. The reason? The search engine giant insists on its distinctive software apps which makes its difficult for carriers (especially in Korea)

  • HTC files trademark for HTC Scribe, hints at tablet device

    Despite other manufacturers who have launched their tablet devices, HTC has none yet to compete in this space. But that could change next year as the Taiwanese company has filed a trademark to the names “Scribe” and “HTC Scribe” which hint at the possibility of the tablet device.

  • Android Market secretly reaches 200,000 apps

    While Android has been playing catch up to Apple’s App store, it looks like the Google camp has just secretly welcomed their milestone 200,000 apps; Apple’s App store is reported to offer 300,000 apps and growing.

  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini successor spotted with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    Another Sony Ericsson smartphone has been spotted and it looks to be running the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) mobile operating system. With a form factor that closely resembles the Xperia X10 mini, this phone could well be the successor to it.

  • Sony Ericsson “Hallon” Android smartphone leaked

    Looks like a new Sony Ericsson phone has been spotted on Picasa, aside from the PSP phone. Codenamed “Hallon”, the Android smartphone will be under the Xperia series and could be running the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

  • Samsung to unveil Galaxy Player at CES, rivals iPod Touch

    Samsung has the answer to Apple’s iPod Touch, and it comes in the form of Galaxy Player - in short, a Samsung Galaxy S minus the phone functionality. And according to news, the Galaxy Player will be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

  • Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade delayed for Milestone users in Europe

    The Motorola Milestone has been retailing in Singapore since March, and the maker has plans of the mobile operating system updates for the Android 2.1-powered phone. Just that despite the long wait, Motorola said the Android 2.2 Froyo update would be available in Q1 next year, for users in Europe (and hopefully other countries too).

  • Hacked Nokia N900 running Google Android 2.3

    While Nokia has already said it will not go for Android, but Windows Phone 7 instead, hacker Alexey Roslyakov (DrunkDebugger) has managed to replace the Nokia N900′s Maemo 5/MeeGo operating system with Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

  • Just in: Google Chrome Cr-48 Laptop Found For Sale on eBay

    Now that didn’t take long, didn’t it? It has been only about a couple of weeks since Google made headlines with their Cr-48 notebook, which ran off a beta version of its web-based Chrome OS. And today, it appears that those who were lucky enough to get their hands on a Cr-48 have a found

  • Sharp brings Galapagos 3D phones to China

    The Sharp Galapagos 3D smartphones were launched in Japan since last month, and the phones do not require special glasses unlike the 3D HDTVs. While Sharp smartphones are generally only available in Japan, it looks like it may come to China (and possibly other parts of the world too).

  • Famous composer Ennio Morricone makes music for LG smartphones

    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 IDEOS Review: World’s First Affordable Android Smartphone

    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.

  • Android 2.2 Froyo comes to HTC Wildfire

    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.

  • Google Android 2.4, not 3.0 may arrive In February

    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.

  • LG Optimus 2X claims world’s first and fastest dual-core smartphone

    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.

  • Huawei launches IDEOS S7 Android Tablet in Singapore

    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.

  • HTC Legend gets Android 2.2 Froyo, but only in Europe

    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