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Not happy with a 5 inch full HD phone, try one with a 6 inch 2560 x 1600 display!

Not happy with a 5 inch full HD phone, try one with a 6 inch 2560 x 1600 display! At the high end of the Android smartphone market, this year has been about devices with five inch, full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. But display manufacturers are stopping there. According to industry insiders the key Korean and Japanese display makers are working on six inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) mobile LCD panels.To do that the manufacturers are looking to use a process called Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) to make the displays. With LTPS ...

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Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation After releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.Running on pure Android essence, Sony’s SmartWatch was already compatible with various Google Play applications. Moreover, anyone who wished to develop a new title ha...

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Jay-Z new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” free for some Samsung Galaxy users (video)

Jay-Z new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” free for some Samsung Galaxy users (video) Jay-Z is giving away his new album, called “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” to users of some Samsung Galaxy devices, a full three days before the official release date.That’s good news for at least a million Samsung Galaxy device users. In order to qualify, you have to own either a Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the album will be available to you via a dedicated Android app (provided you’re am...

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CPU-Z Android app now available, allows you to see what’s under the hood

CPU-Z Android app now available, allows you to see what’s under the hood The CPU-Z Android app is now available as a free download in the Google Play Store and allows you to have better knowledge of what’s inside your smartphone or tablet in terms of specs.CPU-Z is one of the most well-known names out there when it comes to PC apps that can show you hardware data for your desktop or notebook. More importantly, it does so in a very simple fashion, accessible even to those without a technical background.Exactly th...

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Buy an HTC One & Get Some Google Play Credit

Buy an HTC One & Get Some Google Play Credit HTC has definitely been down a bumpy road. Though things did look up with the launch of the HTC One, their heralded flagship, it was far from smooth sailing for the manufacturer after that point. It now looks like HTC wants to thank its customers (and acquire more) by offering a nice new deal to motivate some speedy purchases of the One: HTC is offering $ 25 worth of Google Play Credit when you buy the headset by July 15th. ...

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New Google Nexus 7 Leaks?

New Google Nexus 7 Leaks? Word got out last weeking suggesting that search engine giant, Google, was about to drop the second generation nexus tablet to replace the one released last year. New information has come out on this tablet including a picture. Reuters had already confirmed in April that the new device will come with a Qualcomm processor. Asus and Google are apparently looking to ship as many as 8 million of these new tablets in the second half of this year. I...

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iOS apps still bring in more money, but Android is gaining ground

iOS apps still bring in more money, but Android is gaining ground While Apple's App Store is still the place to be for developers who want to make some money off their apps, but Android's Google Play Store has made some significant gains over the past six months. ...

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Samsung Galaxy Users to Receive New Jay-Z Album for Free

Samsung Galaxy Users to Receive New Jay-Z Album for Free Many in the tech and music world were waiting with anticipation when we reported that Samsung and rapper Jay-Z were about to ink an endorsement deal with each other. More was revealed about the true nature of the partnership during game 5 of the NBA finals on Sunday night. Jay-Z has done a deal with Samsung which will see Galaxy users receive a free copy of the new Jay-Z album / ...

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Photos of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Surfaced

Photos of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Surfaced Another phablet in the Galaxy Tab line was leaked on the internet today, let's take a look at the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Initially we knew about the existence of a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 versions, now we have hard evidence about a completely new model. Samsung are getting boring with these, don't you think? Well, the Tab 10.1 specs were  leaked recently and it is said it will feature the latest Intel Clove Trail+ CPU. But unti...

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Weekly News Roundup #9 – India

Weekly News Roundup #9 – India In a weekly segment, I’ll be doing a roundup of the mobile technology news in India, including new device announcements and releases from Indian manufacturers, network carrier news, and anything else that captures the pulse of  the Android scene in India.This week, three more budget-friendly quad-core smartphones join the ever-growing list of such devices in India, and Samsung Galaxy S4 owners have good reason to be excited with the official u...

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 68 – Who wants iOS 7?

Android Authority On Air – Episode 68 – Who wants iOS 7? This week on Android Authority On Air, we discussed our love for iOS 7 (kidding, sorta) and the latest Android news from the past week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Father’s Day the Android Authority way. ...read more Via: Android Authority...

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White House Moves to Free Up Wireless Spectrum

White House Moves to Free Up Wireless Spectrum Mobile data usage continues to rise and put strains on the available spectrum allocated for cellular communications.  As users continue to eat up more and more mobile data services, carriers continue to demand more and more spectrum to feed their networks.  Unfortunately, there is only so much spectrum available.  To combat this problem, the US government auctioned the 700 Mhz spectrum block in 2008 and plans to auction the 600 Mhz block somet...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 16, 2013

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 16, 2013  New iOS 7 arrives, but it’s not actually that newNeon colors, Helvetica Neue Ultra Light, and an assortment of features borrowed from other operating systems – that seems to be the recipe followed by Apple under the lead of Jonny Ive, who took over UI design in a bid The internet was ablaze on Monday with angry Android fans pointing out the similarities between iOS 7 and Google’s operating system, ranging from the quick settings drawer, t...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 16, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 16, 2013 This weeks list of the Best New Android Apps has a little something for everyone, including a few new Android Games. We've consolidated our "best new" lists, and hope you enjoy our picks for the past week... 1. Google Cloud Print If you’ve ever wanted to print something on the fly from your mobile device today’s your lucky day. Google released their cloud printing app last week, and it makes printing via the cloud simple as all you need t...

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HTC One Mini headed for T-Mobile, says developer

HTC One Mini headed for T-Mobile, says developer An Android-powered smartphone previously known as the M4 is now said to be on its way to T-Mobile USA. It’s none other than the HTC One Mini, which we first covered in earlier reports from the start of this month. An HTC developer that goes by the Twitter handle LlabTooFer confirms that the HTC M4 and the HTC One Mini are indeed one and the same.@WhizGidget I'm not sure that Verizon will launch One Mini in near future…T-Mobile U...

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Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit

Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit When the mighty Li-Ion battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (2600 mAh capacity) is not enough, owners can now make use of a spare battery and a helpful charger kit, which has been recently launched by Samsung. Compatible with all variants of the smartphone, this extra charge is enough to double productivity levels and ensure connectivity for longer periods of time.The spare Galaxy S4 battery comes with a compact charging and carrying case and a micr...

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HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices

HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices Making its first appearance in Taiwan’s NCC filings, an upcoming HTC tracking and locating technology called Fetch has been spotted. Judging by the short description statement, Fetch may shape up to be a software and hardware combination which could help users locate various HTC-made devices and even other people.The filing is purely to register Fetch as a trademark and contains sparse details about the actual idea. From what we managed to figu...

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Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features showcased on video

Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean features showcased on video Although Sony has yet to officially release the upcoming Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the water-resistant Xperia Z, some people have already installed an unofficial leaked version (which we covered in an earlier report) on their own phones. As a result, they are now able to run the latest available version of the Android software on their handsets.If you’re wondering exactly what the software update does, there are a couple of new Y...

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Samsung and Jay-Z to reveal details of new sponsorship deal during NBA finals game

Samsung and Jay-Z to reveal details of new sponsorship deal during NBA finals game Samsung wants us to tune in and watch Game 5 of the NBA finals this weekend because it plans to fully unveil the details of its new sponsorship deal with Jay-Z which we first reported on nearly two weeks back. At least that’s what a new teaser photo it sent out to the press implies, which shows the Galaxy S4 alongside what appears to be a gold-plated thing that you’re supposed to wear on your neck.The deal between Samsung and Jay-Z, ...

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Samsung SCH-I435 could be Verizon’s Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung SCH-I435 could be Verizon’s Galaxy S4 mini When the Galaxy S4 mini was first announced officially a couple of weeks back, we didn’t get any information on release date and pricing for the U.S. from Samsung. We still don’t, but perhaps we’ve already glimpsed at our very first clue. A recent Bluetooth SIG certification reveals where the US-bound Galaxy S4 mini might be headed first.Based on information found in the Bluetooth SIG web site, a Bluetooth 4.0-equipped “S...

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Motorola Moto X Specs Leaked on Twitter

Motorola Moto X Specs Leaked on Twitter Motorola is one of my favorite companies since I've seen "Die Hard" and all these bad guys using encrypted Motorola Walkie Talkies, well, strike that, Motorola Moto X specs were leaked on Twitter today. The leak was obviously not encrypted and it comes from a proven tech-spy, @evleaks by his maiden name. You probably know about him, he's a cool dude who proved himself with tons of accurate info in the past, so it is very probable he's got it r...

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Google Reveals Project Loon, Internet from Balloon

Google Reveals Project Loon, Internet from Balloon Yeah, you got that right, Google goes high tech with the Project Loon, providing internet for the people with a little help from a balloon. It sounds like a bad joke, I know, but the idea is not so looney after all. Since the Hindenburg disaster, balloons don't have such a good press, but now, Google X Labs reinvented the wheel sort of speak, as they announced their intention to provide internet to everyone in the world using state of the art w...

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Com2uS releases Brave Heroes for Android

Com2uS releases Brave Heroes for Android You can usually count on Com2uS to release a couple of colorful Android Games each month, and we got a new one last week with Brave Heroes. Brave Heroes is a side-scrolling Castle Defense game where you’ll have to take out the enemies’ castle before they take you out. You’ll produce a steady stream of units with coins earned during battle, and there are plenty of upgrades and unlocks to power-up with between levels. The gameplay isn’t any...

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The Humble Bundle Weekly puts 11 bit Studios Android Games on Sale

The Humble Bundle Weekly puts 11 bit Studios Android Games on Sale It’s Bundle time again! The Humble Bundle is back with a weekly sale and it’s not just for PC people this time around. They’ve teamed up with 11 bit Studios for an awesome sale to bring gamers 4 great Android games for one low price.The 11 bit bundle offers up Funky Smugglers, Sleepwalker’s Journey, Anomaly Warzone Earth, and Anomaly Warzone Earth: Mobile Campaign. If you pay over the average price, you’ll get Anomaly Korea along with s...

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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like the Korea-based electronics company has finally agreed to work on it and not only that, but actually release it to users soon, as new reports i...

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Top 5 News of the Week: Android 4.2, iOS 7, Galaxy Note 3 and Xbox One

Top 5 News of the Week: Android 4.2, iOS 7, Galaxy Note 3 and Xbox One This week highlighted the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco where the big Android competitor unveiled their new mobile operating system iOS 7 as well as iTunes Radio. Strung along this week were some interesting leaked pictures of the Galaxy Note 3, the utter disappointment of Android 4.2.2 being delayed for the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, yet a glimmering hope that Android 5.0 and the Motorola X Phone may appear as soon as October....

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[Survey] What was your first mobile phone?

[Survey] What was your first mobile phone? I know it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones but I can assure you it really existed. Do you remember? Even us folks over here at AndroidPIT like to reminisce over past cell phones. Googling past mobile phones brought us on a walk down memory lane and filled our hearts with warmth. Tell us your story. ...

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Google reveals “Project Loon”, set to bring balloon-powered Internet to the world

Google reveals “Project Loon”, set to bring balloon-powered Internet to the world Google on Friday has taken its quest to bring the Internet to the entire world one step closer with the unveiling of “Project Loon”. Project Loon is another idea that comes from the Google X labs, and is designed to connect even people in the most remote regions of the globe to the Internet, via giant balloons that circle the globe at 60,000 feet in the air.The balloons are made of polyethylene, run completely on solar power, are 15 metres wi...

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