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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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Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 receives LTE support

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 receives LTE support Earlier today, popular chip manufacturer Qualcomm issued a press release detailing some of the new features that are heading to its Snapdragon 400 line-up of processors. The Snapdragon 400 is a mid-range mobile processor which will be appearing in products like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini among others.The major news is the addition of multimode 3G/4G LTE, which will provide handset manufacturers with an integrated LTE compatible chip without the ...

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Google Glass won’t be getting porn. Ever.

Google Glass won’t be getting porn. Ever. Credit: DVF Being the first at anything is always notable. The first to develop a porn app for Google Glass? Sure, that’s good for a few turned heads. What it won’t do is make it onto Google Glass.MiKandi, the company behind – wait for it – Tits & Glass, is in a bind. The app, which allows Glass users to see pics of the human form in all its glory, was released yesterday and quickly pulled from the Glassware hub. Google chang...

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Toshiba eXcite Pro and Write: Tablets with Tegra 4 coming out in July

Toshiba eXcite Pro and Write: Tablets with Tegra 4 coming out in July Toshiba is one of the first manufacturers that are building tablets using the new Tegra 4 chip from Nvidia. The 10-inch eXcite Pro and eXcite Write will arrive during the months of July on the market. In terms of mid-range devices, Toshiba has also presented a Tegra 3-stocked tablet called the eXcite Pure. Finally, a Bluetooth Keyboard Cover completes the entire package. Toshiba presented these tablets during the Computex IT conference. I had the...

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After several delays, WikiPad will finally arrive June 11th for $249

After several delays, WikiPad will finally arrive June 11th for $249 The Wikipad started out with a fair share of hype around it when it was first announced last year. Unfortunately, quite a few delays and internal problems quickly pushed the Wikipad into “vaporware” status. The good news is that the WikiPad is in fact real and on its way soon, with the tablet arriving on June 11th.According to the folks behind the WikiPad, the tablet will be available for just $249 from retailers such as TigerDirect, Best Bu...

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Quick Look: G.I. JOE Battleground for Android

Quick Look: G.I. JOE Battleground for Android Last week we told you about the soft launch of G.I. JOE Battleground for Android which is currently only available to folks in a few regions. Well, thanks to a friend overseas I’ve spent the past couple of days playing around Battleground and I’m happy to say you will not be disappointed if you’re a fan of G.I. JOE. G.I. JOE Battleground is a card battling game in the vein of Blood Brothers, but full of your favorite characters from the wo...

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Android stats for June: Jelly Bean almost beats Gingerbread

Android stats for June: Jelly Bean almost beats Gingerbread Android stats have been published on the Android Developers website, showing once again that Jelly Bean is on the rise.The Android fragmentation that our favorite platform’s enemies like to bring up so much is getting closer to its end, as the current round of Android stats show increasing number for Jelly Bean, compared to last month.The stats, which are based on numbers of devices visiting the Google Play Store, show that the share of And...

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Fallen Tree Games releases Quell Memento for Android

Fallen Tree Games releases Quell Memento for Android Fallen Tree Games first caught our attention with their puzzler Quell, and then they blew us away with Quell Reflect. Now they’re back with Quell Memento, and if you’re into puzzlers your free time is about to take a big hit. Quell Memento follows the other two games in the series as you set out to work a series of puzzles in an old house. The gameplay stays the same as you’ll swipe to move your raindrop through each level, but a few things...

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The HTC One is selling well but the company’s COO resigns

The HTC One is selling well but the company’s COO resigns HTC has posted its latest monthly revenue figures, which should tell us exactly how the company is fairing in the face of competitive pressure from the Galaxy S4. In typical HTC fashion, there’s been some good and bad news.We’ll start with the good news: HTC’s May sales leapt up an impressive 48% compared with the company’s April figures, and have almost doubled since March. In monetary terms, HTC’s sales increased from $NT19.6 billion ...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z 4G ready version available at Vodafone U.K.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z 4G ready version available at Vodafone U.K. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now available at Vodafone U.K. as a 4G ready device.Vodafone U.K. plans to launch 4G services by the end of the summer, so it’s only logical for the carrier to prepare a range of devices that can take advantage of the much touted new generation of network technology.You can get the Xperia Tablet Z from Vodafone U.K.’s website (link below), in black and white color variants, with 16GB of memory. The price is...

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Sony Xperia M announced: a sleek mid-ranger with a dual-SIM version

Sony Xperia M announced: a sleek mid-ranger with a dual-SIM version The new Sony Xperia M may not be fabulous in terms of specifications, but it may prove a great option for those looking for an affordable device.Rumored to be working on the high-end Togari and making plans to sell the Xperia Z with a carrier in the U.S., Sony hasn’t forgot about the low and mid-end segments of the market.The Sony Xperia M falls into the same category as the Xperia L, announced earlier this year – a smartphone with de...

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16GB White Nexus 4 already out of stock at the Google Play Store

16GB White Nexus 4 already out of stock at the Google Play Store There’s some bad news for anyone who was planning on picking up the sleek new white Nexus, as after being on sale for just a few days, the 16GB white Nexus 4 has already sold out at the Google Play Store.Mind you, this is something that we’re quite used to seeing; the original Nexus 4 was repeatedly out of stock in various regions pretty quickly after its initial launch as well. The Nexus 4 is clearly an incredibly popular device. Either ...

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Will Samsung’s SM-C101 be a Camera sequel or a new Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone?

Will Samsung’s SM-C101 be a Camera sequel or a new Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone? I’m sure that until now you’ve heard us on repeated occasions mentioning a rumored Samsung SM-C101 device. Samsung’s upcoming creation is said to have a camera powerful enough to beat even Nokia’s camera phones, a medium size screen with modest resolutions and, most important, phone capabilities.From how we see it, there are two possibilities for this unconfirmed device. First, we may see Samsung bringing to market yet another Galaxy...

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