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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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LG Optimus L9 II shown in leaked pic and benchmark results

LG Optimus L9 II shown in leaked pic and benchmark results Ever wonder what happened to the Optimus L9 II, the follow-up to last year’s LG Optimus L9? It’s still in the works, and it’s still coming out in the future, which can happen pretty soon according to new information pieced together by the guys at TechTastic.What we have here is a photo of the Optimus L9 II itself, or at least half of it, as it rests on top of an LG laptop’s keyboard. Our biggest clue that it is indeed the...

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Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website

Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website Galaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 and other unofficial devices have been spotted by a publication on a Samsung Kazakhstan web page detailing a VIP service for the region.First seen by TechTastic, the web page is still up and seems to include a variety of Samsung devices including Android-based smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy Note 3 is clearly listed on the page as the SM-N9000 (see following image), although other details about the up...

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Google Glass facial recognition apps not allowed until “strong privacy protections” are in place

Google Glass facial recognition apps not allowed until “strong privacy protections” are in place Posting on its Project Glass Google+ page, Google revealed that it won’t allow Google Glass apps that use facial recognition features for the time being, as long as “strong privacy protections” aren’t in place.The news is not unsurprising considering the on-going privacy-related debate we’re witnessing in connection with Google Glass. Even at Google I/O, the company tried to address such privacy concerns for the wearable gadget that can...

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Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3'rd

Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3'rd It was nice while it lasted, as from June 3'rd Yahoo Mail changes its Privacy Policy and discontinues its Mail Classic service. All users will be forced to switch to the latest version of Yahoo Mail and for doing that, to accept the new Terms of Service. If they refuse to do it, they will have to migrate to another webmail service, since they will have no other option. Pretty cool Yahoo, I hope you're going down in flames. Maybe you're think...

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Rumor: New Nexus 7 could be unveiled at Computex

Rumor: New Nexus 7 could be unveiled at Computex A new report suggests that Asus could unveil the new Nexus 7 model at Computex in a few days.From the start, we’ll tell you to take this particular rumor with a huge chunk of salt, as the source isn’t really providing that many details to work with.What IBN Live says is that “analysts” expect the company to unveil the device during the show, but it doesn’t make it clear what analysts think the new 7-inch Nexus tablet will be shown in Ta...

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Is this the new Samsung Galaxy S5?

Is this the new Samsung Galaxy S5? If you don't know what Antutu is, well, it's a very popular benchmark and sometimes, if you check its data base, a wild snorlax may appear now and then, this time, maybe, I said maybe, a possible prototype of the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Yes, this is a wild guess, but recently in Antutu's database appeared a device named Samsung Galaxy GT-I9600, which may be the successor or the sequel of the current flagship, the Galaxy S4. The new Samsung Gal...

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Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available

Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies are now available for Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 owners.In case you own one of these three devices, you can now install your CM 10.1 custom ROM and replace TouchWiz altogether. We’re actually not surprised to hear that CM10.1 is coming to more Galaxy S4 versions considering that the ROM has already been made available to the T-Mobile and AT&T models, as well as to the Canadian LTE Galaxy S4 versio...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 2, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 2, 2013 Whether you want to train your dog, listen to a thunderstorm, or just print from the cloud this week’s list of the Best New Android Apps has you covered. Without further ado, we proudly present our top picks... 1. TapNotes – Meeting Recorder TapNotes Meeting Recorder lets you take down notes and record audio at the same time. The app lets you easily jump to tagged spots in recordings, search or browse chronologically, or save important no...

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Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3′rd

Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3′rd It was nice while it lasted, as from June 3'rd Yahoo Mail changes its Privacy Policy and discontinues its Mail Classic service. All users will be forced to switch to the latest version of Yahoo Mail and for doing that, to accept the new Terms of Service. If they refuse to do it, they will have to migrate to another webmail service, since they will have no other option. Pretty cool Yahoo, I hope you're going down in flames. Maybe you're think...

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Weekly News Roundup #7 – India

Weekly News Roundup #7 – 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.It’s been a relatively slow week as far as device releases from local manufacturers are concerned, with just one new smartphone from WickedLeak being launched. That said, there has still...

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Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week

Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week At AndroidPIT, we try to increase our community and get people talking about what they love most....Android! Dialogue on this groundbreaking topic is made easy by our forum, where you can share thoughts and ideas, ask specific or broad questions, start debates and meet other smartphone users and enthusiasts. We brought together this weeks top threads: perhaps you would like to join the conversation. (This is a preview - click here to read the ...

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked In our review of the HTC One we found very little to fault with the device. Its big, beautiful 4.7-inch display was something to marvel at. It was fast and responsive, and it also had a hardware design that was unparalleled in the Android market. But the phone wasn’t perfect and we did have to take a few marks off of the device because of the use of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0 on top, instead of running the latest version of Android,...

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