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Why Would Samsung Hold A Launch Event For Android And Windows?

Why Would Samsung Hold A Launch Event For Android And Windows? Considering the massive install base of Android phone - and Samsung's dominance in the hardware market - why would they hold a simultaneous Android and Windows launch event? Windows Phone is a also-ran in the "smartphone wars." (This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will feature Intel chipset

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will feature Intel chipset In recent years Intel has pushed hard to roll its x86 processors onto mobile devices running both Windows and Android. Unfortunately, none of these attempts have exactly blown anyone’s socks off – or if they have, they were just too limited in marketing to make any major impact.What Intel needs is a tablet maker that will help them really stir things up with a high-profile, big-name device. That’s exactly what they could be getting,...

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Nexus 4 reportedly headed to Japan

Nexus 4 reportedly headed to Japan Now that we’re hearing murmurs of a white Nexus 4 coming soon, it seems the device as we know it is about to hit a new market. A product page for the Nexus 4 appeared briefly on the Japanese Play Store, hopefully hinting that Japan is soon to have the ability to purchase Google’s flagship phone.If the device is coming to Japan, and is a straight port, it should work with all major carriers. The carrier bandwidth in Japan is covered in the...

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Play Store reportedly getting new shipping options for devices

Play Store reportedly getting new shipping options for devices Aside from the availability of product, ordering devices from the Play Store is pretty easy. Google Checkout is reliable once set up properly, but there is one small issue that causes consumers to scratch their head. When you buy a device, you get it when they say you do.To be fair, you currently get 2-day shipping via UPS. The issue is, not everyone will want that option. Whether inconvenient or not affordable, the singular shipping choice is ju...

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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 camera to include optical image stabilization technology

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 camera to include optical image stabilization technology Galaxy Note 3 conceptA new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 could feature an improved camera capable to offer users optical image stabilization (OIS) features.According to etnews, Samsung is apparently working on including OIS capabilities in the unannounced Galaxy Note 3, a feature that should help improve the pictures and videos taken with the phone’s main camera.OIS is a technology that’s used in various cameras but also in some mobile d...

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Samsung Sells 12.5 Million Android Smartphones in China in Q1

Samsung Sells 12.5 Million Android Smartphones in China in Q1 Yes, you got that right, Android rules Communist China, as the tech giant Samsung sold an impressive 12.5 million Android running smartphones in China in the first quarter of 2013. Samsung's performance is even more impressive if you're taking into account the structure and the type of the Chinese market. HTC, ZTE and Huawei are the top dogs there, or at least they should be. Why? Because it's an emerging market, people are living on tight bud...

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Galaxy S4 Mini's Image Appears on Official Samsung Website

Galaxy S4 Mini's Image Appears on Official Samsung Website The Galaxy S4 Mini's image has already appeared on Samsung's official apps website. ...

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Samsung uses their components business as a weapon against competition

Samsung uses their components business as a weapon against competition So often, we decry Samsung for being proprietary. Their TouchWiz, apps, and services are all very much geared toward people buying Samsung devices. This isn’t wrong or nefarious, it’s just not what we’d like to see from such a well known brand. Android is proudly open source, and the development community is phenomenal to keep it that way.While software is subjective to taste, hardware is a different story. Consumers will gravitate to what ...

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Snapdragon 800 beats Samsung Galaxy Octa in Benchmark, 10% Faster

Snapdragon 800 beats Samsung Galaxy Octa in Benchmark, 10% Faster RBMen, a Japanese website, managed to obtain the results from a benchmark in which a Snapdragon 800 SoC was used on a soon to be released Pantech IM-A880 smartphone, the benchmarks showed impressive numbers, more precisely it scored 30133 in the Antutu benchmark. This is an excellent result, with the processor clocked at 2.1 Ghz, much better than the previous Snapdragon 600 and 10% faster than Samsung's own, in house-made Exynos Octa 5, which ...

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Oppo Find 5 now available to buy in Europe

Oppo Find 5 now available to buy in Europe The Oppo Find 5 is making its way to Europe through the company’s official web store, starting today, as previously announced.If you want a phone with very good specs and a 1080p display, but don’t feel like spending your cash on the flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC or LG, then the Oppo Find 5 should be a device you should consider.Already available in the U.S. for $499, the Oppo Find 5 is now making its way to the...

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Porn Apps for Google Glass Coming As Soon As "This Week"

Porn Apps for Google Glass Coming As Soon As "This Week" Porn Coming Soon to a pair of Google Glasses near you. ...

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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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