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Google Reveals Beautiful New Calendar App

Google Reveals Beautiful New Calendar App Google Calendar's fresh new look./ ...

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Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update now officially available

Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update now officially available We first heard about the then impending Sony Xperia S Jelly Bean update about a month ago, when we got info that the upgrade software would be released in only a few days. It has taken Sony longer than that to actually deliver the update. But now, after a bit of a long wait, it’s finally here.Users of the Sony Xperia S can now upgrade their handsets to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. At least that’s what users in France are saying, as the ...

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Nexus 4 available in Korea, Google announces

Nexus 4 available in Korea, Google announces The Nexus 4 is coming your way, provided you live in Korea, according to a recent Google announcement.Google Korea, quoted by Yonhap News, says that it would start selling the Nexus 4 in Korea, in order to be able to compete better with Samsung’s Galaxy devices and Apple’s iPhone. The handset is already available on the Korean Google Play Store.It seems that only the black version can be purchased, with no mention of the recently anno...

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US vs Europe – who has the best mobile networks?

US vs Europe – who has the best mobile networks? As someone who pays a fair bit of attention to the mobile industry, it’s clear to see that there are glaring differences between mobile markets throughout the world. Here in the UK, we’re still waiting on the full rollout of our LTE networks, but, on the other hand, I’ve often thought that US prices seem a little steep compared with here in the UK.But rather than looking at small individual case studies, the GSM Association (GSMA) has relea...

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LG Optimus G Pro finally rolling out to rest of Asia this June

LG Optimus G Pro finally rolling out to rest of Asia this June Did you know that LG‘s current flagship Android smartphone, the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro, still hasn’t been made available in Asia outside of South Korea? Indeed it hasn’t, at least not officially, that is. But soon that will no longer be the case, as LG plans on releasing the said handset starting today.The LG Optimus G Pro, which was recently rated by Consumer Reports as better than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 overall, will be ma...

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Google Calendar app gets color labels in new update

Google Calendar app gets color labels in new update The Google Calendar app for Android is the latest app from the Mountain View company to receive an update, after the last few weeks have brought us a flurry of news on this front.Just after the Google Play app has been updated, and to go with the news about the new Gmail update still ringing in everybody’s ears, the Calendar app also got some welcome additions.Most users will likely appreciate the ability to change the colors of the vario...

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Google Play Music receives update, allows you to share tracks from Now Playing screen

Google Play Music receives update, allows you to share tracks from Now Playing screen The Google Play Music app has been recently updated, adding a series of useful tweaks to the user experience.While it may not look like a huge update, what’s been improved can be very helpful in your everyday use of the app (and I’m sure you’ve started to use it even more if Google Play Music All Access is available in your country).First of all, the app now has the option to delete tracks, so you can get rid of the songs you...

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Samsung goes official with the Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung goes official with the Galaxy S4 Mini The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been the subject of rumors the past couple of days. Today, Samsung has put  an end to all these by officially announcing the Galaxy S4 Mini. And just like what we have all been speculating before, this Android smartphone is a toned-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. As such, the Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a more compact 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and weighs lighter at 107 grams, making the device easier ...

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Galaxy S4 Mini official: specs, features, release date and pricing

Galaxy S4 Mini official: specs, features, release date and pricing Despite rumored to announce the Galaxy S4 Mini at its June 20 media event, Samsung on Thursday went ahead and quietly announced the handset.Is this a direct response to Motorola’s Moto X unexpected announcement? It doesn’t really matter, as by now we already knew a lot of details concerning this Galaxy S4 variant.Specs and featuresJust a few days ago we looked at a new set of specs and features for the handset, and it looks like they were pre...

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Moto X Phone launch set for late summer, but no actual release date given

Moto X Phone launch set for late summer, but no actual release date given X Phone conceptAfter unexpectedly confirming the Moto X Phone during a D11 interview, Motorola has issued a brief press release for the handset, mentioning a launch window for the device.During the interview, Motorola’s Dennis Woodside told the audience that the handset will be manufactured in the USA in a former Nokia-owned facility that will employ 2,000 people by August.At the time, we speculated that the phone should be unveiled at some poi...

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Acer Computex 2013 preview video teases mysterious new devices

Acer Computex 2013 preview video teases mysterious new devices Computex 2013 is just right around the corner now, and you can be sure that there will be plenty to talk about at the world famous annual trade show in Taipei. But in case you still haven’t found anything that you think is worth looking forward to in the lead-up to it, Taiwan-based Acer is here to give you not just one, but two completely different items to think about — and get excited about as well.Acer has posted a simple 1-minute...

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Do you manage Google Apps for your business? There’s an app for that

Do you manage Google Apps for your business? There’s an app for that Google has changed the way enterprises run their IT resources. For one, Google Apps for Business lets organizations run their productivity and collaboration apps on the cloud, whether they’re small firms or big enterprises. This includes mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, and this also involves various platforms.Android has an advantage, of course, with Google services being more tightly integrated into Android itself. For one, G...

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Tim Cook not worried about Android’s market share, says Apple still makes the best devices

Tim Cook not worried about Android’s market share, says Apple still makes the best devices If you’ve ever wanted to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thoughts on the fact that the combined effort of all the players in the Android market is practically showing the iPhone and iPad out the door, well, now’s your chance. Cook recently sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal for D11 at All Things D, and it is here that he goes on record to say that Apple does not feel threatened at all by Android’s growing ma...

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It’s Official: Moto X Phone Made In The Good Ol’ USA, Out This October

It’s Official: Moto X Phone Made In The Good Ol’ USA, Out This October X marks the spot for the Moto X phone. With over 130 million smartphones being in existence in the USA even as you read this, has it ever occured to you that not a single one of those smartphones were assembled here? Of course, being “designed in California” does have a nice ring to it, but it is still no the same as having the good old “Made in the USA” label at the back which used to epitomize the hallmarks of quality...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to U.S. with $299 price tag

Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to U.S. with $299 price tag Alcatel may not be the brand that you'd seriously consider when purchasing an Android phone but the price of its One Touch Idol may entice you to buy it. The Alcatel One Touch Idol is now up for pre-order from the Alcatel website for $299. Cheap, right? But don't even think that this smartphone is underpowered. On the contrary, it packs some pretty good specs under its hood. The Alcatel One Touch Idol features a 4.7-inch display (540x960), 1GHz ...

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Moto X (Google X Phone) confirmed at D11, will be “contextually aware”

Moto X (Google X Phone) confirmed at D11, will be “contextually aware” X Phone conceptMotorola officials have unexpectedly confirmed the Google X Phone – apparently called Moto X – during a D11 interview.Moto’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan were took the stage at D11 to talk about, well, Motorola-related things, and the Moto X came out.The phone has not actually been shown, but Woodside confirmed that the device is called Moto X and that he had it in his pocket but was unable to show it.This is most likely ...

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New Nvidia Shield video shows off pre-loaded games and what to expect from the upcoming handheld

New Nvidia Shield video shows off pre-loaded games and what to expect from the upcoming handheld Boys and girls, the Nvidia Shield is almost here! The unique Android gaming handheld has been up for pre-order since the 17th of May and is expected to ship starting in June. With the console’s launch imminent, Nvidia took to its blog to talk about what was involved in getting the Shield ready for its commercial phase.While interesting and worth a read, the more exciting news is that the company has released a new video, which further highl...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom Tech Specs Surface Prior to Official Launch

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom Tech Specs Surface Prior to Official Launch Samsung will hold a press conference on June 20'th in which they will show off their latest devices, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom; but already the tech specs surfaced online. If you are an Android fan, and you probably are since you're reading this article, stick around and have a look at this: A Russian tech website (those sneaky Russians!), High-Tech.mail.ru, claims that it has the tech specs of the aforementioned smartphones. T...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to the U.S. for $299

Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to the U.S. for $299 Looking for a cheap, unlocked smartphone around the $300 mark? Alcatel is hoping you will consider its One Touch Idol ($299), which is now making its way over to the United States for sale directly via Alcatel’s website.The big question is whether you should care. In a pre-Nexus 4 world? Sure, it might have been worth giving it a glance. Unfortunately, the Nexus 4 has really changed the way we think about off-contract handsets. We just expe...

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Are We Facing a Perpetual Shortage in Smartphone Components?

Are We Facing a Perpetual Shortage in Smartphone Components? We all know about HTC's recent technical troubles, when they were faced with a shortage in smartphone  components for their latest flagship , the HTC One. Even if they managed to get over it, the problem was very real and pressing, shipments were delayed, as contractors failed to produce enough aluminum unibody chassis and Ultra Pixel camera sensors. This situation came in the most unpleasant moment, in the first month of HTC One's production,...

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Twitter 4.1.0 rolls out to Google Play, includes new compose window and improved notifications

Twitter 4.1.0 rolls out to Google Play, includes new compose window and improved notifications Are you a Tweet-a-holic? If you can’t get enough of Twitter on your Android device, you’ll be happy to know that version 4.1.0 has arrived to the Play Store. The latest version of Twitter includes several changes, including photo enhancements, a new compose window and improved notifications.Probably the biggest change is the compose window, which is no longer a pop-up and instead runs in fullscreen. Additionally, the compose screen g...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch If you weren’t already excited for Samsung’s upcoming smartphone launches, information leaked ahead of the company’s June 20 press conference might just pique your interest.High-Tech.Mail.Ru, a Russian technology website, reportedly obtained the specifications of both the highly anticipated ruggedized Galaxy S4 spin-off – the Galaxy S4 Active – and the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which allegedly appears externally similar to Samsung’s in...

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Study shows Android users spend larger percentage of time browsing than their iOS counterparts

Study shows Android users spend larger percentage of time browsing than their iOS counterparts Are you reading this on your smartphone? If so, you’ve got about 14 minutes to finish up.A new study by Simmons Connect finds that smartphone users spend about 14 minutes a day looking at websites. They also compared Android to iOS users, and found some interesting statistics which may cast doubt on previous claims of iOS usage over Android. Interestingly enough, this all comes to light the day after Tim Cook noted (again) that iOS users spend ...

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Geneva Model S Wireless Review: This Bluetooth Speaker Is Chic Décor Eyes Will Dig And Ears Will Love

Geneva Model S Wireless Review: This Bluetooth Speaker Is Chic Décor Eyes Will Dig And Ears Will Love I don't have high expectations when it comes to audio. I want something that sounds good enough not to make my friends cringe and doesn't take half a day for me to figure out how to set up. If the device producing the sound happens to look nice, that's an added perk. When I pulled the Geneva Model S Wireless out of the box and started streaming music from my phone with zero setup time, I was in love. Its user experience is as simple and clean as ...

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Are smartphone component shortages here to stay?

Are smartphone component shortages here to stay? We already know that the reason behind the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos Octa split in the Galaxy S4 came down to production issues, and how can anyone forget the HTC One’s component shortages. It’s obvious that there’s a growing trend with production difficulties in the smartphone market, and it seems that other component manufacturers are also struggling to keep up with the growing demand for smartphone hardware.Today we learn that SK Hyn...

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Newly revealed specs for Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom

Newly revealed specs for Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom While we continue to wait for the expected official announcement on June 20th, further information has been leaked in regards to the technical specifications of the Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom. New information in regards to the latest and greatest S4 Active and Zoom / ...

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ASUS Transformer AiO updated to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, support for multiple accounts in tow

ASUS Transformer AiO updated to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, support for multiple accounts in tow ASUS’s Transformer AiO, the company’s all-in-one PC/tablet hybrid that dual-boots Windows 8 and Android, is a strange beast. To call the 18.4-inch device unwieldy is a massive understatement.Much to ASUS’s credit, though, the concept behind the AiO is interesting: instantaneous switching between Windows and Android with the touch of a button. That kind of flexibility is certainly nice to have, and even more so now that ASUS seems dedicated ...

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