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ASUS unveils the Budget-Friendly MeMo Pad HD7

ASUS unveils the Budget-Friendly MeMo Pad HD7 There have been a lot of Nexus 7 rumors popping up lately, and things got a little more interesting today as ASUS officially announced the Memo Pad HD7. The Memo Pad HD7 is the latest tablet from ASUS, and it’s basically a cheaper version of last years Nexus 7 with a few new additions. The Memo Pad HD7 will come in a variety of colors along with a 5-megapixel rear shooter. The other addition is the microSD slot which lets you expand the stor...

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Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’.

Canada adopts $50/month data overage cap, is immediately dubbed ‘genius’. If you’ve ever looked at your monthly cellphone bill and wondered where those extra charges came from, you’re not alone. Maybe it was going over your SMS limit, or call minutes. Increasingly, the culprit is data. As our mobile devices get more data hungry, and mobile providers offer less of that precious cell sustenance, we’ve got to throttle ourselves.In Canada, there is new wireless code, issued by the Canadian Radio-Television and Teleco...

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Twitter’s Vine for Android now officially available in the Play Store

Twitter’s Vine for Android now officially available in the Play Store   Twitter’s short video sharing Vine app is no longer an iOS exclusive, as the Vine for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store.In case you don’t know what Vine is, you’ll have to know the app lets users record and share videos that aren’t longer than six seconds. That’s pretty much all you need to know about it before you start using it.As the company explains it, Vine for Android is not perfectly in sync with Vine for ...

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Type to Take Down Bandits in Wagon Shootout for Android

Type to Take Down Bandits in Wagon Shootout for Android I’m a sucker for Western themed games, and while there aren’t many of them available for Android we did get a new one over the weekend. Wagon Shootout puts you in charge of a wagon train, and you’ll need quick fingers and great typing skills if you want to make it through the borderlands alive. Wagon Shootout is a western themed typing game where you’ll have to tap out words to keep your enemies off your tail. As soon as your wagon takes...

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Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip

Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip MediaTek has released a new quad-core processor, named the MT8125, which will be targeted for use in tablets. Compared with other big chip manufactures such as Samsung, Nvidia, or Qualcomm, MediaTek processors tend to be cheaper, meaning that we might soon see a few more reasonably priced quad-core tablets and smartphones.The new processor is built from four in-order ARM Cortex A7 cores, meaning that it’s not going to be an absolute powerhouse...

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Vine for Android: The Stop-Motion Sensation Is Finally Here

Vine for Android: The Stop-Motion Sensation Is Finally Here The most popular video app in history has been ported to the most popular smartphone platform in the world. Twitter has announced today that the long-anticipated Vine app for Android will be available today. Vine for Android is here!/ ...

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Android 4.2.2 Features for the HTC One Leaked

Android 4.2.2 Features for the HTC One Leaked Android 4.2.2 update Quick Settings and new battery features to the HTC One and HTC Butterfly. / ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini uses Snapdragon 400 chip, the company confirms

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini uses Snapdragon 400 chip, the company confirms The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be using the Snapdragon 400 chip, the company has confirmed recently.The official announcement for the smartphone mentioned a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, but didn’t give any other specific details. Not that the type of CPU didn’t appear in benchmarks of the device, even before it was officially announced.Well, Samsung has decided to make everything crystal clear, and gave Phone Arena details about the CPU th...

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Vodafone to launch its 4G services in the UK before the end of the summer

Vodafone to launch its 4G services in the UK before the end of the summer Credit: JonOakley/Flickr 4G is slowly coming online in the UK. Currently EE is the only network offering consumers a 4G service, but Vodafone is setting up to be the next big carrier to offer the faster service to its consumers. Earlier today Vodafone announced that it will be rolling out its own 4G high speed network by late summer.Vodafone is increasing its infrastructure spending by 50% this year in preparation for the launch, bringing spendi...

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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free – it really worked for me!

Duolingo: Learn Languages Free – it really worked for me! I've used Duolingo: Learn Languages Free's web app a lot and I have been waiting for Duolingo: Learn Languages Free for a very long time. Until now it was only available for iOS. Last week it was finally released and it is awesome. Now everyone can learn most major languages for free (no ads) while you are waiting for the bus, train or your commute time in general. I'm going to use the app myself to learn German because I've been living in Berlin...

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Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android

Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android Intel was initially absent from the market boom that was smartphones and tablets. The company has long been playing catch-up to ARM in terms of mobile market share, and its Atom line-up of processors simply hasn’t cut it, compared with the more energy efficient designs of its competitors.However, more recently Intel has been making some waves, indicating that it’s keen to finally play its hand in the mobile market with its new line of Sil...

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Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

Duolingo: Learn Languages Free I've used Duolingo's web app a lot and I have been waiting for Duolingo: Learn Languages Free for a very long time. Until now it was only available for iOS. Last week it was finally released and it is awesome. Now everyone can learn most major languages for free (no ads) while you are waiting for the bus, train or your commute time in general. I'm going to use the app myself to learn German because I've been living in Berlin since January 1st, 20...

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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity & FonePad Note w/ Stylus stir the pot

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity & FonePad Note w/ Stylus stir the pot ASUS is a featured star at this year's Computex event and hasn't just stopped at presenting us with one new device. Its new Transformer Pad Infinity boasts a 2560x1600 display and 4K output. This 10-inch tablet has the brand new Nvidia Tegra 4 chip on board. The Taiwanese manufacturer's portfolio doesn't stop there: the FonePad Note, a phablet with a stylus, also joins the crew. ...

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Samsung SM-C101 (Galaxy S4 Zoom?) arrives at the FCC

Samsung SM-C101 (Galaxy S4 Zoom?) arrives at the FCC Samsung Galaxy CameraWe first heard of the Samsung SM-C101 back in May, when rumors classified this smartphone as a proud member of the Galaxy S4 family with impressive camera capabilities. Also known as Zoom, the handset should be an interesting sequel of the Galaxy Camera, but one with conversations skills. The same model number has been spotted passing through the FCC.While the documentation contains sparse details, we’ve managed to find out...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets officially announced

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets officially announced   Not to be outdone by both Acer and Asus at the ongoing Computex 2013 in Taipei, Samsung has gone official with their latest tablets in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series. Samsung officially announced the 8-inch and 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - both of which are expected to become available by this month. A quick rundown of the specs and features of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 gives us the following: 1.5GHz Dual-core processor 8-inc...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 officially introduced

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 officially introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 have finally been officially introduced, after being rumored for some time.They’re joining the 7-inch version, also recently announced, to form the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 family. Thus, almost all of the rumors which were floating around about these devices were confirmed.Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.o, images of which had leaked recently, comes with an 8-i...

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Acer Liquid S1: A new rival to the Samsung Galaxy Mega line?

Acer Liquid S1: A new rival to the Samsung Galaxy Mega line? The Computex event is underway and already there has been a heap-load of announcements. Acer has just unveiled the Acer Liquid SI, a nice addition to the Ultrabook and Windows tablet family. This 5.7-inch phablet is Acer's first step forward into the bigger smartphone world and along with its appealing price, it's in direct competition with the new Samsung Galaxy Mega line. ...

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ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing

ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing ARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9 and can be used in a big.LITTLE implementation. The new Mali-T622 GPU is OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant but yet has a 50 percent greater energy-efficiency compared to the first-generation of Mali-T600 GPUs.According to projections made by...

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Acer announces 5.7-inch Liquid S1 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Acer announces 5.7-inch Liquid S1 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Acer is venturing into new device territory with the announcement of its latest Android-powered smartphone called the Liquid S1. It’s the Taiwan-based company’s first proper “phablet” in that it features a 5.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen display. Between that and its attractive exterior, it’s sure to get a lot of attention when it finally comes out. But will it really impress?Part of the Acer Liquid S1′s full lis...

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Asus Transformer Book Trio runs Windows 8 and Android at the same time

Asus Transformer Book Trio runs Windows 8 and Android at the same time Credit: Engadget Just when you were thinking that Android tablets couldn’t get more awesome, Asus comes to surprise once again with the new Transformer Book Trio, showcased moments ago at this year’s Computex show. The special thing about the Trio is that it can power two operating systems at the same time: Windows 8 and Android.This latest member of the Transformer family has been baptized Trio not because of its flexibility when it co...

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Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10 with Intel Atom CPU announced at Computex 2013

Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10 with Intel Atom CPU announced at Computex 2013 The Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10 has been announced today at Computex 2013 in Taiwan.The processor inside the MeMo FHD 10 is a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560, running at 1.6 GHz (using Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology for better graphics and energy efficiency), with the tablet coming with 16 or 32GB of storage space, expandable via microSD.The tablet, announced at the same event where Asus chairman Jonney Shih unveiled a few other products (including...

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Will Motorola’s new low pricing strategy worry companies like Samsung?

Will Motorola’s new low pricing strategy worry companies like Samsung? Dennis Woodside, the CEO of Motorola Mobility since its acquisition by Google last year, has declared war on high priced smartphones during the All Things D conference. While speaking on stage with Walt Mossberg, Woodside said that because Motorola is a more nimble company (than say giants like Samsung) it doesn’t need to worry about making very high profit margins on its smartphones. Instead the company’s new  pricing strategy i...

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Asus Memo Pad HD 7 unveiled, costs $129 for 8GB

Asus Memo Pad HD 7 unveiled, costs $129 for 8GB The new Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 has just been unveiled by company chairman Jonney Shih at the company’s Computex 2013 event.The specs the new tablet offers are almost guaranteed to make it a success, considering its price. The specs confirm what has been previously known about the Nexus 7 competitor, while the price for the 16GB version is $149, just like the one of its predecessor. An 8GB version costs $129, with Asus stating that the product i...

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New Transformer Pad Infinity: Tegra 4, 2,560 x 1,600 display

New Transformer Pad Infinity: Tegra 4, 2,560 x 1,600 display Credit: AnandTech At Computex 2013, Asus’ chairman Jonney Shih took the stage to unveil a series of exciting new Android products, including the latest generation of the Transformer Pad series – the Transformer Pad Infinity.The refresh to last year’s Pad Infinity features a souped spec sheet – boasting the brand new Tegra 4 processor and 2GB of RAM, the tablet promises to deliver some serious oomph. How serious? Well Asus said the new Pa...

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Asus Fonepad Note announced: 6-inch display, dual-core Atom processor, and a stylus

Asus Fonepad Note announced: 6-inch display, dual-core Atom processor, and a stylus Credit: Anandtech Asus just threw its hat in the supersized phone ring with the Asus Fonepad Note, a 6-inch device equipped with a stylus that promises to give the Galaxy Note 2 a run for its money.At its event at Computex 2013 in Taiwan, Asus unveiled a series of new Android devices, including a competitor to the Note 2, Optimus G Pro, and other 5.5-inch+ devices. The Asus Fonepad Note is equipped with a 6-inch Full HD Super IPS+ display, a dua...

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Asus Computex 2013 event – watch it here (livestream)

Asus Computex 2013 event – watch it here (livestream) Vernieman/Flickr One of the largest IT&C expos in the world has just kicked off in bustling Taipei, Taiwan – Computex 2013. While not focused strictly on mobile like MWC, Computex is still the perfect occasion for local firms to show off their wares.In 2012, Asus’ event at Computex was focused on Windows products, but this year we hope to see at least one or two exciting Android devices. The teasers that Asus released last week suggested...

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Acer announces its first 5-inch smartphone, names it Acer Liquid S1

Acer announces its first 5-inch smartphone, names it Acer Liquid S1 Over at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Acer seems to have started the fire by way of announcing several new gadgets such as the Acer Liquid S1. This smartphone happens to be Acer's first to have a size bigger than 5-inch. The Acer Liquid S1 sports a 5.7-inch HD 1280x720 screen and comes powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Acer Liquid S1 also comes with a 1.5GHz processor and a battery pack that you could last up to one of use. Acer is posing this...

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Cricket Samsung Galaxy S4 goes up for pre-order, starts shipping on June 7

Cricket Samsung Galaxy S4 goes up for pre-order, starts shipping on June 7 An easy way to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a somewhat affordable price is now available courtesy of Cricket Wireless, which has just put up Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone for pre-order on its official web site.The information on the Cricket Wireless pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy S4 states that the handset can be bought at a discount rate. Normally, a unit of the Galaxy S4 costs $599.99 a piece. However, those wh...

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