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[Infographic] Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 and S3 Mini Compared

[Infographic] Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 and S3 Mini Compared Samsung is the top seller of smartphones in the world - by a wide margin. They also dominate the competition when it comes to large display devices - "phablets". But not everyone wants that five-inch-plus display. The infographic below reveals the specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and compares it with Samsung's S4 and S3 Mini. ...

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NewsBlur – A good Google Reader alternative

NewsBlur – A good Google Reader alternative Google announced some time ago that it will get rid of Google Reader as of July 1st. That why I already started looking for alternatives. I've been happy with NewsBlur up to now, however this Android app has often been criticized. A few days ago, the app received an update which really improved it. Whether the app can now meet expectations will be exposed in today's app test review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...

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Rumor: Android 4.3 coming to HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release”

Rumor: Android 4.3 coming to HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release” A known HTC developer revealed on Twitter that the Android 4.3 update will be available for the recently announced HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release.”The “HTC One with Nexus User Experience” was made official only yesterday at D11, although it has been rumored ever since Google unveiled the Galaxy S4 Google Edition at Google I/O 2013 earlier this month.Just like Nexus devices – even though this special HTC One ver...

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Acer to release an Android AIO affordable system, betraying Windows 8

Acer to release an Android AIO affordable system, betraying Windows 8 Acer has apparently taken a small leap out of the Windows 8 band wagon and, as CNET affirms, the company is gearing up to release an All-in-One computer powered solely by Android instead Windows 8 or even the skinned RT version.The AiO will reportedly contain an Intel Core i5 4430 processor clocked at 3GHz, 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM and at least 8GB of storage. Considering the fact that this new processor generation will be built using the Haswell techno...

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Bloomberg: HTC plans a 7-inch Android tablet, due in September-October

Bloomberg: HTC plans a 7-inch Android tablet, due in September-October An HTC 7-inch Android tablet is in the works, says Bloomberg, quoting people familiar with the matter.According to the same  report, HTC decided to scrap the plans for a 12-inch tablet running Windows RT, due to concerns related to demand for the device.HTC, which hasn’t been doing great lately (although there are signs of a comeback for the company, thanks to the success of the HTC One), can’t afford the marketing effort that Sams...

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Vanilla Android may be released for existing HTC One owners

Vanilla Android may be released for existing HTC One owners So we’ve finally confirmed the existence of the vanilla Android based HTC One, which is set for a June 26 release. The handset will be a little pricey, costing $599, but will contain exactly the same hardware as the standard One. The only difference will be the changes in software.After the announcement, it’s understandable that some HTC One customers may feel a little disappointed that they weren’t given this choice before buying the origi...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 shows up in another leaked image

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 shows up in another leaked image Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has shown up in yet another leaked image, and this time it’s a pretty sharp one.The image, which has appeared on Move Player, does show a tablet looking just like the one in previously leaked pictures. This time the device is black but it looks like it features the same thin bezel. You can take a look at the image, below.Considering all the information floating around about it, the tablet...

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LG Optimus G2 apparently spotted in new photo

LG Optimus G2 apparently spotted in new photo An image apparently of the LG Optimus G2 has hit the web, although the handset is yet to become official.The image below shows a smartphone with a slim bezel that looks very similar to a device seen in previously leaked images. That handset was believed to be the Optimus G2 when those pictures were made public a few weeks ago (see following two images).On the display of this phone you can see an option to send an email to G2-SW-Stability@lge.com...

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Nutrition information added to Google Search, helps you with your diet

Nutrition information added to Google Search, helps you with your diet Nutrition information is the latest feature to be added to Google Search, making it easier for you to watch what you eat, even when on the go.According to an article on the official Google Search blog, the feature has already launched in the English version of search and will start rolling out in the U.S. in the next ten days. Presumably, it will be available in the rest of the world soon enough, too.The feature uses the Google Knowledge Graph a...

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Sony Xperia Z coming to a U.S. carrier soon, says CEO Kaz Hirai

Sony Xperia Z coming to a U.S. carrier soon, says CEO Kaz Hirai The Sony Xperia Z will finally be available with a U.S. carrier, according to what Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has said at a recent conference.Speaking with reporters after appearing at All Things D‘s D11 conference, the Sony official has admitted that there was still “a lot of stuff to do” in the U.S. market for the company. Included in the “stuff” is also selling the Sony Xperia Z in partnership with a carrier, which the So...

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CyanogenMod 10.1 RC3 available for download

CyanogenMod 10.1 RC3 available for download In the push towards a stable release of CyanogenMod 10.1, the development team has published its third release candidate (RC) with a boat load of bug fixes including a fix for the preview issues seen after using the camcorder.In software development circles release candidates are used for public testing and to squash bugs. The idea is that the software is functionally ready and a release candidate is created for testing. If serious bugs are fou...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini video by Three shows the smaller S4 in glorious details

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini video by Three shows the smaller S4 in glorious details It was just last Thursday when Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and now Three UK has posted the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini  video showing the said handset in all its glorious details. The video gives a detailed look at the Galaxy S4 Mini which as you may have known by now is a toned-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Mega, an upcoming 6.3-inch phablet to be released soon. The Sams...

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New Asus Transformer Tablet At Computex 2013?

New Asus Transformer Tablet At Computex 2013? These plastic cut outs never looked so cute! ...

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Sony Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Arrives, Pre-Rooted ROM

Sony Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Arrives, Pre-Rooted ROM Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on the Xperia S at long last! :) Hats off to all you Sony Xperia S owners - it seems that your patience and long-suffering has finally been rewarded, where the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia S has been released. Of course, there were some false alarms before, where just last week, Sony France confirmed the availability of the Jelly Bean update on 24th May, but it had the same results as those who made p...

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Android to overtake Apple in tablet sales

Android to overtake Apple in tablet sales It's no surprise that Apple has dominated the tablet market, as they were among the first to revolutionize the market when it introduced the iPad in 2010. However, it seems that Android has finally caught up and is poised to break on past Apple in the coming months. Tablets, tablets, and more tablets / ...

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Real Racing 3 for Android to get Dubai update soon

Real Racing 3 for Android to get Dubai update soon We last saw an update to Real Racing 3 for Android about a moth ago, when new cars, new events, and a bunch of other stuff got added to the game by EA. Now, in case any of you mobile racing game enthusiasts are hungry for more, there is yet another software update scheduled to arrive soon. This will no doubt get you excited just as all of the previous ones did.Real Racing 3, which is tagged by its creators as something that sets a new standard f...

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Airpush SDK 6.0 released: Adds in-app banner ads, developer analytics tools, and more

Airpush SDK 6.0 released: Adds in-app banner ads, developer analytics tools, and more Airpush, the second largest mobile ad network for Android developers, recently announced the release of Airpush SDK version 6.0. This brings a number of major changes to the platform that will benefit not just Android devs but Android end users as well.One of the biggest changes to Airpush in the latest SDK release is the addition of in-app banner ads, which is expected to drive higher revenue for developers who may now use it on top of notifica...

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Raspberry Pi used to avoid Internet censorship in China

Raspberry Pi used to avoid Internet censorship in China In countries like China, government control looms large. As much of the rest of the world enjoys hassle-free Internet browsing, countries with less than open governments face censorship on a grand scale. Painting with a broad brush, The People’s Republic of China is not friendly to outside influence, including those on the Internet.Where there’s a will, there’s a Pi. A Redditor, going by JaiPasInternet, has found a nifty workaround for cens...

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Samsung may sell 80 million Galaxy S4 units this year

Samsung may sell 80 million Galaxy S4 units this year Samsung’s massive, glitzy advertising campaign pretty much ensured the Galaxy S4 would be a blockbuster hit, something the South Korean company preliminarily confirmed when it announced sales had exceeded 10 million earlier this month. Even with competition from HTC and Apple, market watchers RBC Capital Markets say the S4 is in no way losing momentum, and could potentially hit sales of 80 million units this year.In comparison to Samsung’s l...

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DARPA develops Android-based sensor for future use in UAVs and more

DARPA develops Android-based sensor for future use in UAVs and more DARPA, the U.S. Department of Defense’s famous research agency, put out a call for developers a few years back for help on a new mobile-oriented project that it started called the ADAPT program. ADAPT — which stands for Adaptable Sensor System — was said to be a way of seeking “novel techniques and processes to rapidly develop low-cost ISR sensor systems” through the use of manufacturing methods used by ODMs. In sho...

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Glu Mobile adding (real money) gambling to its games, starting with Deer Hunter Reloaded

Glu Mobile adding (real money) gambling to its games, starting with Deer Hunter Reloaded Glu Mobile isn’t exactly raking in the dough, as the company hasn’t reported a profit since it went public in 2007. So what’s a mobile game developer to do? Add gambling into its games as a way to attract more users.Glu Mobile has announced it is partnering up with San Francisco start-up Skillz to provide a technology that will allow them to add real-money tournaments to its games for users in the United States, starting with De...

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Is Android Really Trumping iOS in the Mobile Wars?

Is Android Really Trumping iOS in the Mobile Wars? According to an article on TechOpinions Android might now really be trumping iOS in the smartphone wars after all. A recovering lawyer called John Kirk recently wrote a piece on TechOpinions and subsequently did an interview with Venturebeat on why many tech writers are wrong about the value of Android's market share and why Apple is really winning the smartphone wars. Apple Dominates As Far As Profit Is Concerned / ...

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Three UK releases first promotional video for the Galaxy S4 Mini

Three UK releases first promotional video for the Galaxy S4 Mini Earlier today we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini was finally official, after months of speculation and rumors. Now we get a look at the very first promotional video for the upcoming handset from UK-based carrier, Three.The video starts by showing off what the 4.3-inch S4 Mini looks like, and then compares it (size-wise) to the “rest of the family”, namely the Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4. For some reason the video doesn’t mention t...

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HTC One with stock Android officially announced

HTC One with stock Android officially announced Well, that didn't take long. From rumour of a speculated release of the HTC One with stock Android this summer to an official announcement within days. HTC One with Stock Android is no longer a rumour / ...

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HTC One with Nexus experience confirmed, $599 and will be available on June 26

HTC One with Nexus experience confirmed, $599 and will be available on June 26 Just like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, the HTC One is also receiving the stock Android treatment via a new model which Google calls as the HTC One with "Nexus Experience." This was confirmed by none other than Google's Sundar Pichai at the D event. This new model of the HTC One will be available on Google Play store on June 26. It will set you back for $599 which is a bit cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition. The HTC One ...

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The Official After Earth Game is now Available on Google Play

The Official After Earth Game is now Available on Google Play We’ve seen a slew of movie tie-in games over the past few months, and today we’re getting another two more. The first game (World War Z) has already been pulled from the Play Store for technical reasons, so we’re going to take a look at After Earth, a game is based off the new Will Smith flick of the same name.The After Earth game puts you in the role of a Ranger who’s been selected to participate in the Elite Ranger Academy. From there...

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HTC One “Google Edition” isn’t without some sacrifice: won’t support IR blaster, HTC Zoe or Beats Audio software switch

HTC One “Google Edition” isn’t without some sacrifice: won’t support IR blaster, HTC Zoe or Beats Audio software switch Earlier today, Google’s Sundar Pichai revealed that the HTC One with “a Nexus Experience” is happening, despite the initial denials from HTC. The announcement of the HTC One Google Edition follows behind the Google I/O reveal of the GS4 GE.What makes these Google Edition devices so exciting is that we can enjoy our favorite flagship phones without worrying about all the manufacturer bloat that normally comes with them. Of course...

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