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Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

We heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that attitud...

HTC Butterfly S and HTC Desire 600 to be shown off on June 19

The HTC Butterfly S and the HTC Desire 600 will be shown to the press in Taiwan on June 19, according to an invite that HTC is sending out to the press.While the HTC Desire 600 has already been officially announced by the manufacturer not too long ago, the HTC Butterfly S is still in the rumor stage...

New RAM Module Announced by Hynix, World’s First 8 gigabit  LPDDR3

SK Hynix, one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, just revealed today its latest high tech RAM memory module, the 8Gb LPDDR3. As you might know, the RAM memory is a key component in personal computers and mobile devices, smart phones included, and its importance tends to be overlooked...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom – Official pictures or clever mockups?

This weekend brought with it some pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. On the one hand, we have what looks like an official image from the site, SamMobile thanks to an anonymous source. On the other hand, from TechTastic (….who were also the source behind the latest reveal of the Galaxy N...

7-inch Asus K008 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablet spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

An unannounced Asus tablet has been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG apparently running an Android 4.3 version.The K008, a 7-inch device according to the Bluetooth SIG documentation, runs software version JWR11, which is said to be an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build version.Other details are not available ...

Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit?

It has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digit...

Picasso: the ''painter'' for Android developers

For those of you who have been following the latest developments in the Android world you might know that Square Inc. launched some open source projects the week before Google I/O 2013. Since they rely heavily on open source software, it was a way to give back to the community. Today I'll write a...

Softbank is considering a bid for T-Mobile if its Sprint offer falls through

Softbank, one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies, is still currently engaged in an attempt to secure a $20.1 billion deal which would see the company purchase 70 percent of the US carrier Sprint. But if the offer falls through it seems that SoftBank is prepared to change tack and offe...

Sprint Vital is official, has release date and price

The Sprint Vital, a device that surfaced a few days ago, has been made official by the carrier.Pictures and information about the Sprint Vital were published a few days ago, and it’s good to see the device, which is manufactured by ZTE, getting officially confirmed. While you already knew some...

Is LG dropping “Optimus” from high-end phones?

LG, makers of such great Android phones as the Optimus G Pro and Nexus 4, may be branding their upcoming phones in a different light. If reports out of Korea are correct, it seems LG may be dropping the “Optimus” from their flagship device(s), instead opting for a simple tag.Korean website Chosu...

Oppo Find 5 Mini spotted in multi-color options, should arrive in July

Joining the ranks of Samsung and HTC, OPPO Electronics may be preparing the release of a “mini” variant of the well-known Oppo Find 5 handset, and one powerful enough to threaten the competition. According to various leaks, the upcoming variant may feature a quad-core CPU clocked at high...

Galaxy Nexus passes through Bluetooth SIG, is Android 4.3 incoming?

There have been plenty of rumours and even some accurate looking pieces of information flying around recently regarding the next update to Android. We’ve seen picture of Android 4.3 update running on a If you recall back a just a couple of weeks, the Nexus 7 also passed through Bluetooth SIG under...

Manage a Mint through the Centuries in Mint Master for Android

When you hear the word Tower of London you generally don’t think of video games. Mint Master is looking to change that as it’s a “strategy” management game with a bit of a storyline involving the Tower of London and its history as The Royal Mint. Mint Master is a management game where you’...

Galaxy Note 3: leaked pics show an angular prototype

Now that the Galaxy S4 has been out for quite some time, tech fans are turning their focus to a highlight to be presented by Samsung at its next big event: the Galaxy Note 3. A new prototype has submerged on the internet which has been simultaneously presented by two sources. Samsung isn't k...

What Android has over iOS

Apple’s WWDC will be upon us in a few hours, and Apple hopes to reignite a stale iOS, after it has fallen behind Android in recent times. Join us as we take a look at all the reasons why Android is king of the mobile operating system world.Disclaimer: I do not absolutely, positively hate iOS. I th...

SK Hynix announces 8Gb LPDDR3, world’s first, 4GB RAM phones later this year?

Image Source: Tech Asia RAM is a key piece of mobile hardware which is all too often overlooked when we talk about smartphone specifications, but it’s ever so important for our increasingly sophisticated mobile applications. We already know that Samsung is working on its own four gigabit (Gb) LPD...

Android Lost helps you find and control your lost phone

Credit: Daum Android Lost is an easy to use app which allows you to find your phone or to remove sensitive data from it in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.The app is easy to use, and the web interface provides a lot of useful features, without much of a learning process necess...

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is official: no wow effect

Today Samsung unveiled a new mid-range device whose inner-laying technical specifications dabble into the Galaxy S4's software features . Running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the recently surfaced device, which didn't get much of a welcome, will be able available on either 3G or LTE networks...

HTC One wins Gold at Computex 2013 design and innovation awards

The good news for HTC just keeps on piling up. Earlier this year, it managed to win the “Best Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet” category in the Global Mobile Awards for its flagship HTC One. Now, that same phone has also netted the Taiwan-based company the Gold award in this year’...

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 now official

Earlier today, we got a hold of what we thought to be a clear photo of a new Samsung smartphone called the Galaxy Ace 3. Now we can finally confirm that the information in our earlier report was correct, and the smartphone in question was is the Galaxy Ace 3 indeed. Samsung has just made the offici...

New Sony Google TV with voice search officially announced, old model put on sale

Sony revealed the new Google TV NSZ-GS8, a revamped version of last year’s GS7 that brings voice search as the main new feature.The device, which has been spotted during the WiFi certification doesn’t come with too many new things compared to its predecessor, the NSZ-GS7, but it does add...

Weekly News Roundup #8 – 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.With Computex 2013 dominating the news las...

Samsung rumored to be getting ready for 12.2-inch tablet launch ahead of Apple in 2014

Samsung has done a terrific job of covering pretty much all consumer market segments so far when it comes to both tablets and smartphones. It has products available in every level of the market, such as the entry-level segment, the mid-range segment, and of course, the high-end segment where phones...

Vine now more popular than Instagram in terms of total Twitter shares

Less than a week ago, Twitter officially announced the availability of the Vine for Android app on the Google Play store. It has since been downloaded more than 1 million times, and according to information from online analytics company Topsy, it has already surpassed Instagram in terms of populari...

Former FCC Chair warns US not to get lazy about LTE

In the US, we’re a bit spoiled when it comes to LTE. We have a huge LTE network, thanks to Verizon, and all other carriers are hot on their heels. AT&T has very respectable LTE coverage in a very short amount of time, and T-Mobile is also building out their LTE capability. The acquisition of...

Pics show what may be the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

If you’re looking for a mid-range mobile device, Samsung probably has a device for you. From their lineup of “mini” Galaxy S devices, to their slew of Ace devices, Samsung has something for all of us who don’t want to spend much on a cell phone.Speaking of those Ace devices, a leaked picture...

Foursquare develops new Android tablet UI ahead of iOS

There are times when Android gets the drop on iOS. It’s still pretty sparse, but it happens. Developers are increasingly aware of Android as a primary platform to develop for, and are doing so more often.Though it happens, the tablet sector is still tough for Android. It hasn’t been very long th...

Mad Catz CEO announces new Android gaming console dubbed “Project M.O.J.O.” coming at E3

Ouya gaming consoleE3 is nearly upon us, and of course, a lot of gaming news is expected. We’ll be hearing more about PlayJam’s Android-powered plug-and-play GameStick, but they aren’t going to be the only guys at the expo showing off the Android gaming experience, as Mad Catz CEO ...

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