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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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Pebble ready to ship out more pre-ordered smartwatches soon

Pebble ready to ship out more pre-ordered smartwatches soon It’s been four months since Pebble first started shipping out smartwatches to its Kickstarter backers, and after some technical glitches and a few delays, Pebble is finally just about ready to start shipping watches to those who pre-ordered after the initial Kickstarter campaign.In a forum post, Pebble announced that customers who ordered Jet Black and Cherry Red Pebble’s will be receiving an email to confirm their shipping address at some po...

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Intel buys ST-Ericsson’s GPS chip division, first acquisition under Intel’s new CEO

Intel buys ST-Ericsson’s GPS chip division, first acquisition under Intel’s new CEO With PC sales continuing to decline, the mobile market is becoming increasingly important for Intel. The company already has several Android and Windows-based mobile devices that run on its x86 chips, and could even soon be adding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to that list. All of this is certainly a step in the right direction, but if Intel really wants to compete against more established mobile chipset companies like Nvidia and Qualcomm, it ...

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Amazon announces its new “Login with Amazon” service for Android

Amazon announces its new “Login with Amazon” service for Android Tired of remembering dozens of usernames and passwords for each e-commerce website and gaming service? I know that I certainly am, and so does Amazon, as the company has just announced its all new “Login with Amazon” service. The new functionality will be making its way to Android, iOS, and other websites as soon as developers can implement it.The idea is to expand Amazon’s business model, allowing for a broader range of developers and busi...

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Chinese copies of the best smartphones.

Chinese copies of the best smartphones. HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone, ... all, or nearly all high-end devices have their own clone in the Chinese market, some even are released before the original reaches the hands of consumers. But ... To what extent are these replicas? Is it worth it to save some money and switch to a chinese knockoff? ...

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New Verizon Galaxy S3 Update VRBMD3 is Live

New Verizon Galaxy S3 Update VRBMD3 is Live Verizon is one of the best carriers out there when it comes to reliability and customer service, but when it comes to pushing out updates they are the worst. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 through Verizon, today’s your lucky day as they have finally put out the Verizon Galaxy S3 update that a lot of us have been waiting for... The Verizon Galaxy S3 update brings your phone up to build VRBMD3, and it’s also bringing along a slew of new featu...

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Galaxy S4 Mini with Snapdragon 400 Dual Core to be revealed June 20th

Galaxy S4 Mini with Snapdragon 400 Dual Core to be revealed June 20th Samsung already increased the number of products it's launching out of its cannon. It seems that the South Korean company is just ready to keep bombarding users with a new device every other week. With the release of the Galaxy S4 still fresh in our minds and glitter from the release party in New York still in our hair, it seems like another huge event is just on the horizon. Samsung is inviting everyone to London in June and during this tim...

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The new Gmail is here!

The new Gmail is here! It’s official: Gmail has been updated.That update, rumored for quite some time, is now a reality. All the features previously noted, like tabs showing up in your inbox on mobile, and the left hand menu sliding out, are here. While the mobile version of Gmail has had a few iterations, this is the first significant update for our desktop Gmail in quite some time.The new design is meant to keep you organized above all. For those of us who have sev...

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Transferring WhatsApp chats to new devices: Ridiculously simple

Transferring WhatsApp chats to new devices: Ridiculously simple As convenient as the popular WhatsApp messenger may be, there's always a catch: You can't really use the app on more than one device at a time. This is quite annoying when you have multiple smartphones or you pick up the latest and the greatest device. But wait. What if I told you that could easily transfer over your chat history to a new device? Here's the low-down on how to do it. ...

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Verizon’s Galaxy S3 gets a major update, brings Multi-Window and support and more

Verizon’s Galaxy S3 gets a major update, brings Multi-Window and support and more Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Verizon’s network will be happy to hear that the last-generation flagship device is receiving a major update — Android 4.1.2!The update comes with a pretty extensive changelog noting that it brings support for features like Multi-Window multitasking, Multi-Screen, S Beam’s Auto Share Shot, and more. There’s a whole host of bug fixes for the device too. The full changelog is pictured below.In add...

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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (T-Mobile Galaxy S3 mini) now available on T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (T-Mobile Galaxy S3 mini) now available on T-Mobile The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, or the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, is now available for purchase, and it’s a pretty good option for those not wanting to shell out a lot of cash on a new phone.The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit was certainly not a secret, as its presence on T-Mobile has been discussed as early as February. It did take a while, but the device is now here for you to buy (with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini almost upon us).This is not a d...

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Indiana Stone: The Brave and The Boulder Rolls onto Google Play

Indiana Stone: The Brave and The Boulder Rolls onto Google Play Some will say that the Endless Runner genre is a bit overdone, and most of us would agree. Indiana Stone The Brave and The Boulder looks to shake things up a bit by bringing you an Endless Roller complete with 9-bit art. Curious? If you have a heartbeat, you’ve probably seen Indiana Jones and know all about the famous boulder scene. Indiana Stone plays off that famous scene by letting you control the boulder instead of the adventurer. That’s...

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Apple's Tim Cook Slams Google Glasses, Hints at Apple Wristband

Apple's Tim Cook Slams Google Glasses, Hints at Apple Wristband Tim Cook on the future of wearable technology: "It's an area that's ripe for exploration." ...

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Transform Multiple Androids into a Race Track with "Racer" by Google

Transform Multiple Androids into a Race Track with "Racer" by Google Chrome's "Racer" transforms multiple smartphones into a race track. / ...

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Google Blimp To Deliver Wi-Fi Connectivity To The Heart Of Africa

Google Blimp To Deliver Wi-Fi Connectivity To The Heart Of Africa When you mention Google, what comes into your mind? Chances are, we will think about Google being the first and foremost search engine authority in the world, and that is absolutely correct. The thing is, Google's foray into making humankind live better surpasses more than delivering accurate as well as relevant search results. Without Google, we would not have Android, and consequently, this website would be pretty much non-existent. Go...

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Galaxy Note 3 Confirmed to be in the Works

Galaxy Note 3 Confirmed to be in the Works Given the previous success of the Galaxy Note line of phones, it seems to be a formality that Samsung will launch another Galaxy note phone this year to add to its collection The Current Generation Galaxy Note Phone / ...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Takes After The Human Torch

Samsung Galaxy S3 Takes After The Human Torch "I'm such a hot phone even until now, baby!" "Flame on!" was most probably the phrase that a certain Samsung Galaxy S3 owned by a Reddit user exclaimed at approximately 3.15am EST, where it burst into flames approximately an hour after it was plugged in to recharge its drained battery in order to have it be ready for a brand new day's worth of emails, phone calls, social networking and text messages. Granted, there has been reported...

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HTC One Google Edition supply expected to be very limited

HTC One Google Edition supply expected to be very limited We’ve been hearing rumblings of an imminent new HTC One for the past weeks, an edition that supposedly eschews HTC’s Sense software for stock Android (think Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Google Edition).Now, we have tentative confirmation that the device does, indeed, exist, and won’t remain in in the shadows for much longer. A Pocket-lint source said that the device will be made available in the extreme near future. However, quantities available ...

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America’s carrier speeds benchmarked, AT&T’s 3G/4G combo declared the winner

America’s carrier speeds benchmarked, AT&T’s 3G/4G combo declared the winner Ever have trouble streaming video in HD, browsing the web, or quickly uploading files on your LTE smartphone? We’ve all been there. The promise of 4G LTE smartphones was incredible speed, which they mostly delivered; a good, solid connection can deliver amazing throughput. The only problem? All four major carriers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint – are still in the process of building out their respective next-gen networks.Many are...

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Google's new chrome experiment brings skeeball to your phone and PC

Google's new chrome experiment brings skeeball to your phone and PC With their showcase of Racer during the I/O, it was certainly a hint behind what Google was planning to do with their browser to enhance the web experience. Now, their latest experiment has been released in the form of Roll It, allowing you to use your computer's browser and your smartphone to play skeeball. ...

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Latest Rumours: HTC Phablet, Nexus 7, Galaxy Note 3.

Latest Rumours: HTC Phablet, Nexus 7, Galaxy Note 3. Well, much like weeds in any garden, rumours in the world of technology seem to grow and multiply like crazy. Not only do they feed our hopes and expectations of a final or newly released product, it also provides some interesting incite for the builders of the devices some insight behind what users and reviewers actually want. Here's the latest talk for the Galaxy Note 3, the Nexus 7 running Android 4.3, and the HTC One. ...

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Qualcomm’s ‘Battery Guru’ app is out of beta, and really interesting

Qualcomm’s ‘Battery Guru’ app is out of beta, and really interesting Battery life is a concern for all mobile device holders. We’re constantly in a tug-of-war with utility and power consumption, which tends to aggravate us. News of forward-thinking battery technology is promising, but we’ll be lucky to see it soon, if ever.Left in limbo, we turn to apps to mitigate the damage. Apps like DS Battery Saver or Juice Defender are useful, but not as intuitive as we’d like. There is still a level of toying with the...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is the first device to support Verizon’s AWS network, just needs software update

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the first device to support Verizon’s AWS network, just needs software update Verizon might have been a little late to the party with the Galaxy S4, but the GS4 is certainly one phone worth the wait. Not only does it have solid specs under the hood, but it is also the first handset that will support Verizon’s upcoming AWS network.While we’ve known since March that the Galaxy S4 will support AWS, today Verizon’s VP of network support confirmed to Bloomberg that the device only needs a simple software upda...

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Nexus 5: Who can build the next Google smartphone?

Nexus 5: Who can build the next Google smartphone? As long as Google can keep up the steady rythm in which it is spitting out Nexus devices, we can always hope and wish for a Nexus 5 to be dropping in October. The big question on everyone's mind, however, is who will be the company that will be cosen to build the newest Google smartphone? How we've imagined the Nexus 5 / ...

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Samsung's the king of revenue but Apple retains profit crown.

Samsung's the king of revenue but Apple retains profit crown. Samsung can now claim a global victory when it comes to worldwide revenue. Strategy Analytics has released data indicating that the South Korean company boasted over $23.5 billion US dollars in operating revenue in the first quarter of 2013 worldwide. This places them ahead of rival Apple, which clocked in around $22.95 billion. ...

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 & its Camera Modes Tested for Real Life

The Samsung Galaxy S4 & its Camera Modes Tested for Real Life Technical details will only get you so far with a camera, it's how easy it works in real life that counts. The Samsung Galaxy S4, like we've been ranting and raving about for months, has been overhauled with an innumerable amount of software features and this extends to the camera. We took the Galaxy S4 on a day trip with us out in Berlin to see how it stood up in real life situations. ...

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