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RadioShack trade-in program gets you up to $300 off a new Samsung device

RadioShack trade-in program gets you up to $300 off a new Samsung device The RadioShack trade-in program is a good way of getting up to $300 off a new Samsung device purchase (maybe that brand new Samsung Galaxy S4?).It would seem that trade-in programs are pretty popular among companies lately (remember the program HTC has done for the One). That can only be a good idea for you, the consumer, as you can use an old device, which would just lie around the house gathering dust, to get a discount on a new one.That’...

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HTC One mini? Mysterious 4.3-inch HD phone with UltraPixel camera surfaces

HTC One mini? Mysterious 4.3-inch HD phone with UltraPixel camera surfaces Heard enough about the rumored HTC One mini? Well, guess what? Now you won’t merely have to read about it, but you will also get a chance to actually look at it, too. Thanks to information and a bunch of live photos posted on a site named Delfi.ee, we can now get a grasp of what exactly the HTC One mini — or whatever it is really supposed to be called — is all about.It is said that the upcoming HTC handset is rocking a slightly...

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Sprint Vital leaks: 5-inch HD screen and dual-core CPU (pictures)

Sprint Vital leaks: 5-inch HD screen and dual-core CPU (pictures) The Sprint Vital, a smartphone with a pretty interesting set of specs, has had quite a few of its details leaked, including images and specs.The handset, which has already made its presence felt a while ago as the ZTE Quantum, seems to be getting closer to its release date, as Engadget has received plenty of details about it (you can check out the device in the images below).According to the documents the publication received, the ZTE-made devic...

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active officially presented: get ready for action!

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active officially presented: get ready for action! It's finally been announced: the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has arrived. For all you rough & tough people out there or simply for those who want something with more durability, Samsung is offering its new sturdy headset with the innovative features of the Galaxy S4 along with impressive technical specifications including Android 4.2.2 and a dust and water protection quality of IP67. ...

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Samsung officially announces Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung officially announces Galaxy S4 Active It has been barely a month since the first bits of info about it started to surface on the Internet, but now we finally have definitive proof of its existence. Samsung today officially announced the Galaxy S4 Active, the “rugged” version of its latest flagship Android smartphone. It carries many of the same features flaunted by the original but at the same time, it also comes in a redesigned body that’s meant to make sure it su...

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Google Glass XE6 update brings better photo quality

Google Glass XE6 update brings better photo quality The Google Glass XE6 update is now available, with the most important improvements being the ones concerning photo quality.If the Another new thing is that you’ll now be invited to add a caption to your image right after you’ve taken it, using your voice.Apart from these two important updates, the Project Glass team also promises a number of smaller ones, including changes of notification sounds for Off Head and shutdown, as well as b...

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Internet of things coming to Android with Bluetooth Smart support

Internet of things coming to Android with Bluetooth Smart support One of the important Android announcements made at Google’s recent developers conference was the upcoming support for Bluetooth Smart (or Bluetooth low energy as it is sometimes known) in the next version of Android. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean supports Android API level 17. The commitment from Google is that Android API level 18 will support the  Bluetooth Smart. Official API level support for Bluetooth Smart will finally allow the “Int...

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Asus chooses Qualcomm over Intel for LTE-enabled MeMo Pad FHD 10

Asus chooses Qualcomm over Intel for LTE-enabled MeMo Pad FHD 10 We’ve already given you a roundup of all the new devices announced by Asus at the Computex expo in Taiwan this year, but as it turns out, the Taiwan-based OEM is not done yet. According to a new post on Engadget, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the stage at Qualcomm’s Computex 2013 keynote to showcase yet another Android tablet — one that was not included in the original Asus press conference.If you’re curious to know what it is...

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Samsung and Jay-Z ‘close to inking’ $20 million sponsorship deal

Samsung and Jay-Z ‘close to inking’ $20 million sponsorship deal Throughout his long and illustrious career in the music industry, hip-hop legend Jay-Z has been known to be a BlackBerry user. He even referred to himself as a BlackBerry Bold in one of the songs from his album The Blueprint III, which came out back in 2009. But times have changed, and if you were to ask the famous rapper now, he would probably tell you that he’s a Samsung Galaxy S4.The reason for Jay-Z’s change of heart? A new deal ...

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Firefox OS tablet quietly unveiled by Foxconn

Firefox OS tablet quietly unveiled by Foxconn In case you have any doubts that Mozilla is going to release a Firefox OS tablet in the future, we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t be entertaining those kinds of thoughts at all. And why? Because the Firefox OS tablet is real, and it’s here, at least in pre-retail form as seen in the Foxconn booth at this year’s Computex expo in Taipei, Taiwan.The unnamed Firefox OS tablet first went on display beside a number of F...

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Smartphone Sales to Surpass Feature Phones in 2013 – Led by Android

Smartphone Sales to Surpass Feature Phones in 2013 – Led by Android A new study by IDC confirms that smartphone sales will surpass feature phone sales in 2013. The largest growth area will be in "emerging markets" - which are particularly Android-friendly. Image courtesy of ...

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Samsung wins a U.S. import ban on AT&T iPhone 4 and older 3G iPads

Samsung wins a U.S. import ban on AT&T iPhone 4 and older 3G iPads Every time we turn around, Apple and Samsung seem locked into yet another patent dispute. Internationally, many of these battles end in favor of Samsung. Stateside? Well – we all remember Apple’s big win against Samsung in California just last year.This time around, Samsung has turned the tables on Apple, as the U.S. International Trade Commission has now issued a ban on several AT&T versions of older Apple iDevices including the iPho...

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DigiTimes: Samsung may experience in-house chipset supply shortage in 2013

DigiTimes: Samsung may experience in-house chipset supply shortage in 2013 Due to projected high demand for upcoming Samsung products, the company may experience a chipset supply shortage in 2013. That’s according to a report by DigiTimes, which anticipates Samsung’s in-house production of chips like Exynos will be unable to meet keep up with global orders.That isn’t the only setback Samsung’s suffered as a result its products’ blockbuster sales. We told you in April that the company was forced to begin purch...

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Larry Page and Steve Jobs: advice given, lessons learned

Larry Page and Steve Jobs: advice given, lessons learned At the time Steve Jobs was nearing the end of his long bout with cancer, an important shift in Google management was afoot. Eric Schmidt had been running the show, while Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided what direction they wanted to pursue within Google, and his tenure at the top was just about done. Larry was set to take over the day-to-day operation, and Sergey decided to play in his laboratory, creating all kinds of forward-thinking products...

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Sony Launches New Droids, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual

Sony Launches New Droids, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual Today, Sony Mobile announced the introduction of two brand new Android running smart phones in its portfolio, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual. So, the Xperia M became official, sort of speak. It comes in two flavors, one of them, as its name suggests, supports Dual-Sim. Guess which one ? Moving along, the Sony Xperia M features a 4 inches wide TFT touch screen, capable of FWVGA resolution and its system on chip is a Qualcomm Snapdragon ...

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Google: Don’t panic, your “intercepted” white Nexus 4 shipment is still coming, as scheduled

Google: Don’t panic, your “intercepted” white Nexus 4 shipment is still coming, as scheduled You might have seen reports on the net suggesting that the white model of the LG Nexus 4 has run into a few shipping problems. It’s even possible that you have tracking information that says your order was intercepted in transit for return back to its origins. Don’t panic just yet! According to Google, it’s nothing more than a minor tracking number issue.Here’s the email that Google is preparing to send out, letting you ...

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Intel reveals Merrifield, a next generation mobile processor design

Intel reveals Merrifield, a next generation mobile processor design Move over, ARM, Intel’s finally hitting its stride in mobile. At least, that’s the impression the chip maker gave when it formally unveiled its fourth-generation CPU product family. Emphasizing the comapny’s growing presence in portable devices like smartphones and tablets – Lenovo’s K900 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 are such examples – Intel detailed the next iteration of its low-power, 22nm processor for phones.The big focus ...

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Intel Introduces Silvermont Architecture for Tablets and Smart Phones

Intel Introduces Silvermont Architecture for Tablets and Smart Phones Intel upgraded its Atom line of mobile processors with the new Silvermont architecture. Silvermont is a Bay Trail-T System on Chip (SoC) and it's a totally new design and includes a new LTE modem. This Silvermont line of SoC is built on a 22 nanometer process, in order to be fully compatible with Intel's new generation of Haswell chips. The cool thing about Silverline is that it's claimed to be three times faster than the current Atom line or...

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Unlocked HTC One pricing increases, goes from $575 to $600

Unlocked HTC One pricing increases, goes from $575 to $600 Normally when a phone has been on the market for a little while, it is only natural to see price changes. Almost always this means lower pricing than before, but not in HTC’s case. Apparently the HTC Store is now selling the unlocked HTC One for $599.99, a $25 price increase.When HTC first started selling the HTC One through its store there was no indication that this was limited time pricing, so what gives? While we can’t say with a...

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HTC One Max (T6), Butterfly 2 to launch in second half of 2013, analyst says

HTC One Max (T6), Butterfly 2 to launch in second half of 2013, analyst says In a research note to investors, an analyst said that HTC is expected to see “strong revenue growth” in the second half of the year thanks to two new flagship devices including the HTC One Max (currently known as the HTC T6) and the HTC Butterfly 2 set to launch during the period.This is the second report today that mentions potential HTC devices for the second half of the year, and we’re finally given a product name for the T6 – HTC One ...

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Custom ROM Test: XenonHD

Custom ROM Test: XenonHD Yet again, I felt like trying out a new custom ROM on my Galaxy Nexus and the choice today was XenonHD. How can a custom ROM be more advantageous than pure Android? Let's find out. ...

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Intel announces plans to pair Bay Trail SoCs with new XMM 7160 LTE chip

Intel announces plans to pair Bay Trail SoCs with new XMM 7160 LTE chip Intel may not be one of the biggest players in the mobile world, but they are working hard to change this. Recently we reported on Intel’s acquisition of a GPS chip division that could play into their future mobile plans, but their mobile ambitions certainly don’t end there. Earlier today at Computex 2013, Intel officially revealed its XMM 7160 LTE modem, which it plans to pair with its next-gen 22nm Bay Trail Atom SoCs for tablets.Ac...

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Nvidia CEO demonstrates innovative stylus technology at Computex 2013

Nvidia CEO demonstrates innovative stylus technology at Computex 2013 Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has shown an interesting new stylus technology at Computex 2013.Namely, the Nvidia official has demonstrated how a non-digitizer stylus can be used to perform actions normally only possible with a digitizer one – such as the S Pen used with Samsung Galaxy Note devices and made by Wacom (a company in which Samsung has bought a stake).Using a Tegra 4-powered 7-inch tablet, Huang has used a normal stylus to draw and w...

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HTC One 4.2.2 official update coming OTA by mid-June

HTC One 4.2.2 official update coming OTA by mid-June While the leak of 4.2.2 has been available for HTC One users for a while now, it seems that the word is finally getting out over an official OTA update that is planned within the next little bit. Andrey Kormilstev, a country manager for HTC in Russia has said via Twitter that the rollout of Android 4.2.2 should be happening by mid-June, so HTC One users, rejoice! Android 4.2.2, how I long to be with you. / ...

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New Play Store web version is currently being tested at Google

New Play Store web version is currently being tested at Google Google has been making a lot of changes to apps lately. We expected changes for various mobile apps, but when those changes bleed into the desktop, it’s worth note. Rarely do desktop apps or services follow the pace their mobile counterparts set.The Play Store has gone through many changes in its lifespan, even suffering a name change not too long ago. What it hasn’t yet done is become cohesive with the mobile app. News suggests that the new ...

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Sony Xperia M and M dual: Cheap mid-range smartphone revealed

Sony Xperia M and M dual: Cheap mid-range smartphone revealed Today, Sony has revealed some new mid-range smartphones: The Xperia M and M Dual. Highlights of these 4-inch devices include NFC capabilities and a lower price point. ...

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Google Play: Redesigned web interface in the works

Google Play: Redesigned web interface in the works Well, it's been a few weeks since the Google I/O Conference and there has been a ton of stuff that we've been following that has been either revealed, still rumoured, or just downright validated as a rumour. One thing though that had caught our eye was the redesign of the Play Stores, and now it seems that we've finally gotten some screenshots of what it is destined to look like. ...

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The Secret Legacy (Full) – why did Grandma have to die?

The Secret Legacy (Full) – why did Grandma have to die? Personally, I'm a big fan of the Point&Click adventure games. For years now, I've been looking for good games within this genre and I am happy that I managed to beat this challenge. The Secret Legacy (Full) is a thrilling game that is full of secrets and has had great success.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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