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Android 4.3, new Nexus device hinted at by alleged Gmail redesign screenshots?

Android 4.3, new Nexus device hinted at by alleged Gmail redesign screenshots? Speculation based on recent Gmail rumors and previous press photos used by the company to promote several Nexus devices seems to indicate that Android 4.3 and/or a new Nexus device may arrive soon.A reddit user posted a series of interesting images (available below) that show press images for almost all of Google’s Nexus devices revealing the connection of those photos with the Android version they were launched with.Iamnotateenagethug ended hi...

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New Xperia commercial uses teenage romance to promote NFC (video)

New Xperia commercial uses teenage romance to promote NFC (video) The new Xperia TV ad shows one thing: love is in the air for Sony, too.It’s hard to say whether it’s because spring is still here or it’s just a trend, but love seems to be a very common theme for tech ads these days. You may remember Samsung’s recent musical short film/ad, called “Love Story”. It used the context of a love story to showcase some of the Samsung smartphone’s most compelling features.Now, ...

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Samsung tightens its grip on China, sells 12.5 million handsets in Q1

Samsung tightens its grip on China, sells 12.5 million handsets in Q1 The Chinese smartphone market is a tough one to crack, especially for premium handset manufactures. The market is dominated by more budget orientated handsets, and companies like Apple have been struggling to match their Western markets performances due to the higher price point of their handsets.However, it appears that Samsung is going strong in China and has managed to make more of an impact in the Chinese market than any other manufacturer. ...

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Samsung invests $25 million in its new U.S. patent business

Samsung invests $25 million in its new U.S. patent business Samsung is investing $25 million in a new company which is designed to help protect intellectual property. The money is being used to form Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKT) based in Washington-DC, which will function as in an independent body dedicated to developing and trading technology patents. According to Korea Times, the business started operations back in March.A spokesperson form Samsung had this to say on the opening of the new pate...

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Hangouts (replaces Talk)

Hangouts (replaces Talk) Google Talk is one of Google's services that I've used a lot in the past. On the one hand, I appreciated it because it integrated well with Gmail, G+ and Android. On the other hand, it had several limitations, like the inability to send pictures and simple chat. Today, Hangouts (replaces Talk) has taken the place of Google Talk and has brought a lot of new innovation to the service. To find out how it has changed and what the new app...

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Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 listed on Adorama, tablets still not official

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 listed on Adorama, tablets still not official An electronics retailer has listed two unannounced Samsung tablets on its website, revealing pricing details for the devices.Adorama seems to know something we don’t, considering that it’s ready to list the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablets even though Samsung is yet to unveil them. We will note that the site doesn’t explicitly mention the products as part of the “Galaxy Tab 3″ family, but it’s clear t...

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Can you stare at the Galaxy S4 for an hour? (video)

Can you stare at the Galaxy S4 for an hour? (video) Samsung and Swiss carrier Swisscom came up with a competition that’s very different from what we’re used to: believe it or not, you have to stare at the Galaxy S4 for 60 minutes straight in order to win it.The video below was shot in Zurich’s Main Station. In addition to the pressure of dozens of people watching the competitors, the organizers prepared quite a few distractions to make the challenge harder, including a hotdog set...

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New Galaxy devices to be unveiled on June 20. S4 Active, Mini, and Zoom anyone?

New Galaxy devices to be unveiled on June 20. S4 Active, Mini, and Zoom anyone? Samsung has just announced its “Premiere 2013” event, which will be taking place on June 20.The event will be held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, beginning at 7pm GMT — that’s 2pm EST, or 11am PST. But you’d need not worry about missing any details, no matter where you are in the world, as the entire presentation will be live-streamed over on Samsung’s official YouTube channel.Samsung also sent out an invitati...

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Rumor: New Gmail UI launching on Wednesday

Rumor: New Gmail UI launching on Wednesday Google is reportedly going to unveil the new Gmail user interface on Wednesday, with the new UI expected to include some of the features seen in previous reports.Earlier this week we found out that potential Gmail UI changes were revealed at Google I/O and then we saw a bunch of screenshots allegedly depicting the new desktop user interface for Gmail and the matching app menu. According to Android Police, the redesigned Gmail will be unveiled on...

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Galaxy S4 mini mistakenly confirmed, Brown Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted

Galaxy S4 mini mistakenly confirmed, Brown Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted Two Samsung Android devices that are yet to become official have been spotted, one on Samsung’s own website, with a picture of another appearing on a Twitter account well-known for mobile-related leaks.We’re talking about the Galaxy S4 mini, which is yet to be made official by Samsung, and the Brown model for the Galaxy Note 8.0, which is also unofficial.Galaxy S4 miniAt this point, the Galaxy S4 mini is confirmed as the white version of the ...

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HTC One Google Edition Is Likely Coming This Summer

HTC One Google Edition Is Likely Coming This Summer HTC One Google Edition is coming soon! ...

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LG Nexus 4 White Version Photos Leaked

LG Nexus 4 White Version Photos Leaked Eye candy, a delight for your senses, that's how I will describe the LG Nexus 4, whose photos were officially "leaked" today. It seems to be a trend lately, just like in tabloids, of manufacturers officially "leaking" photos of their devices. Until now , we needed paparazzi to do the job, now this seems to be a new marketing tool. God, I hate paparazzi...Moving on, the white version of the L Nexus 4 surfaced today on the internet and it looks a...

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Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Officially Appears on Samsung's Apps

Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Officially Appears on Samsung's Apps There were quite a few rumors lately about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, now the smartphone's picture appeared on Samsung's Apps Website(don't mind the photo's specs, it's a concept folks). So, we may assume that it's a done deal, even if Samsung kept quiet until now. Actually, we have no official statement about the little Galaxy S4 from the Korean manufacturer, and this may seem strange. Anyway, we must wait and see things developing. Samsun...

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Weekly News Roundup #6 – India

Weekly News Roundup #6 – 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.In today’s “Weekly News Roundup – India,” the Indian Android smartphone world saw Micromax continuing to add to its budget-friendly quad-core smartphone portfolio, a ne...

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Behind the Cube: 22cans Curiosity Cube has been Cracked

Behind the Cube: 22cans Curiosity Cube has been Cracked That was quick. Yesterday we told you that the Curiosity Cube only had 5 layers left, and early this morning the last layer fell away, and a winner was finally crowned as conqueror of the cube. 22cans Curiosity is over, and the big prize is…You get to be the “God” in Godus, 22cans upcoming God game. That’s right, you will decide the rules of the game, and you’ll get a cut of the profits from the game. Anytime someone spends money via th...

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Sky's Google Play Apps Hacked, Users Encouraged to Uninstall

Sky's Google Play Apps Hacked, Users Encouraged to Uninstall Sky's Android applications on the Google Play Store have been hacked by an anonymous group called the Syrian Electronic Army group. The company has recently advised users from its Twitter account to uninstall the application from their Android smartphones and tablets while the situation is being resolved. The Featured Picture on Sky's Android Apps After The Hacking Took Place / ...

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Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500 Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in its Glass efforts. Even as Google is already testing the waters with its initial batch of beta Glass units seeded out to 800 users, sources close to S...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 26, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 26, 2013 This week’s list of the Best New Android Apps of the week offers up apps that let you video chat, browse the web, and search for solid WiFi signals. There’s a little something for everyone and we hope you enjoy our picks for the best of the bunch from the past week… 1. Zoner Photo Studio If you’re looking for a new photo app, Zoner Photo Studio is a great way to go. It gives you all the tools you need to take, edit, and organize your...

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How Android Is Transforming Shopping

How Android Is Transforming Shopping A new report from Google reveals that Android users are savvy shoppers - using their smartphone to save both time and money. The report provides several detailed slides - which can be downloaded - and a infographic. (This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Officially Appears on Samsung’s Apps

Finally, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Officially Appears on Samsung’s Apps There were quite a few rumors lately about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, now the smartphone's picture appeared on Samsung's Apps Website(don't mind the photo's specs, it's a concept folks). So, we may assume that it's a done deal, even if Samsung kept quiet until now. Actually, we have no official statement about the little Galaxy S4 from the Korean manufacturer, and this may seem strange. Anyway, we must wait and see things developing. Samsun...

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White Nexus 4 press images hit the web, release date still not available

White Nexus 4 press images hit the web, release date still not available The first press images for the white Nexus 4 have apparently hit the web, but a launch date is not yet in sight.A tipster sent Android Police these press images, revealing that the white Nexus 4 won’t arrive in a 32GB capacity. Instead the white handset will be available in either 8GB or 16GB versions. The white version apparently has model number E960W, while the current model has model number E960.All other specs “remain the same, includin...

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Which micro SD card should I buy? Android for Beginners

Which micro SD card should I buy? Android for Beginners What are we going to learn about today? ...

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TouchWiz Vs. Xperia UI: Cluttered or Minimalistic?

TouchWiz Vs. Xperia UI: Cluttered or Minimalistic? Many people are now mulling over the idea of purchasing a new smartphone and the three leading candidates are HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z. But which to choose? Next to design and hardware, one thing to take into consideration is the user interface which plays a big role when choosing a headset. For your reading enjoyment, I've put together a comparison of the Sony and Samsung interfaces to aid you in any future purchasing en...

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Google to cease Android developer payments in Argentina

Google to cease Android developer payments in Argentina “Don’t cry for me, Argentina!” President Cristina Kirchner’s tough foreign currency policies have resulted in difficulties for Android developers and users in the country (Photo credit: AP).Update: Corrected information regarding Google Play purchases from within the country.Even in a globalized world, not everything is perfect, and geography can still be a limiting factor when doing business. Case in point: Google is pull...

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Balling on a Budget? Try Hisense's New $99 and $149 Android tablets

Balling on a Budget? Try Hisense's New $99 and $149 Android tablets Hisense has just released two new affordable tablet computers with decent specs. The two tablets which will be priced at $99 and $149 will be sold at Walmart stores. The New Line of Cheap Android Tablets From Hisense / ...

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Google Drive App Gets A Makeover

Google Drive App Gets A Makeover Google Drive, the file storage service launched 13 months ago has got a new user interface and a bunch of new features in the mobile app version of the service Google Drive gets a new look on mobile devices / ...

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Gameloft's Epic Released to Google Play Store

Gameloft's Epic Released to Google Play Store With the animated film, Epic, having hit theaters yesterday, Gameloft has also released a Android game of the same name to go along with the release. The animated film Epic is now available on Google Play / ...

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