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Spinpod: take panoramic pictures and record motion time-lapse videos like a pro [Kickstarter]

SpinpodA new Kickstarter project aims to help amateur photographers take better panoramic pictures and record great motion time-lapse videos with the use of a simple and highly portable accessory that fits a variety of smartphones and cameras.Spinpod is the name of this particular creation that needs to raise $75,000 by July 1 to enter mass-production. As...

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HTC launches T-Mobile exclusive HTC One Trade Up program

HTC OneIf you’re in the market for an HTC One and have been considering T-Mobile as your service provider, then we have some very good news for you. HTC has paired up with T-Mobile to offer a trade in service to allow you to swap your old smartphone for cash when purchasing the HTC One from T-Mobile.The program will run from June 5 to June 9 and will g...

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Sony Mobile Munich event apparently set for June 25, is the rumored 6.44-inch Xperia Togari coming?

Sony LogoSony appears to have a media event scheduled for late June in Munich, although it’s not yet known what the company wants to unveil.According to German Android News Blog, Sony Mobile Communication Germany has issued press invites for June 25, but we can only speculate on what the company will unveil.The invitation below asks the readers if they wa...

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Samsung's Sales Beats Apple's in the US in May For the First Time since iPhone 5 was Released

samsung Business Insider reported this morning an interesting fact, that Samsung sold more Android running smart phones in the US market than Apple in the month of May, for the first time since the iPhone 5 was introduced. This is an important victory for Android and especially for Samsung, beating Apple on their on turf. It is well known that North Amer...

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Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference

Stolen phonesImage Credit: Photo West Midlands Police (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Cult of MacStealing smartphones may be a way of life for some people, and with the advance of technology, cashing in on a stolen device sold at half its listed price could be quite a deal. As recent reports show, cellphone theft in New York and various other cities from the United States h...

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Samsung’s Sales Beats Apple’s in the US in May For the First Time since iPhone 5 was Released

samsung Business Insider reported this morning an interesting fact, that Samsung sold more Android running smart phones in the US market than Apple in the month of May, for the first time since the iPhone 5 was introduced. This is an important victory for Android and especially for Samsung, beating Apple on their on turf. It is well known that North Amer...

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Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 get the wireless charging treatment

Zens TeaserThe market for wireless charging has been around for some time, but despite being an innovative way to charge your device, the technology is still not widely used. The company Zens is looking to change that. Zens builds chargers for smartphones that are QI compataible or that can be fitted with external packs/cases that allow them to use the techno...

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Ethically-sourced Fairphone hits its pre-order goal ahead of schedule

FairphoneLet’s face it, phones aren’t exactly great for the environment, and that’s probably not going to change anytime soon. For Dutch startup Fairphone’s part, they don’t claim their upcoming smartphone is completely environmentally friendly, but instead the goal is to be as transparent and ethical as possible when it comes to using resour...

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Enjoy your large phone display? You’re not alone.

smartphones sony xperia nexus 4 aa 1600It seems that Android smartphone buyers located in the United States have developed a keen taste for larger screens, especially those at around 4.8-inch. Starting in April of this year, the volume of phones at this size have successfully surpassed more “conventional” devices, like the 4-inch panel mounted on the Samsung Nexus S.This may...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Gets Official: Same Great Specs (Mostly), IP67 Waterproof Rating, Available This Summer

GS4-Active_008Samsung's tougher brother to the flagship Galaxy S4 is a pretty poorly-kept secret, with multiple leaked photos, videos, and different sets of specifications coming out weeks before its announcement. Samsung confirmed the device today in a press release coinciding with Computex, painting a picture of the S4 Active as a device that mostly matches th...

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Firefox OS tablet quietly unveiled by Foxconn

Firefox OS tablet In case you have any doubts that Mozilla is going to release a Firefox OS tablet in the future, we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t be entertaining those kinds of thoughts at all. And why? Because the Firefox OS tablet is real, and it’s here, at least in pre-retail form as seen in the Foxconn booth at this year’s Comp...

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Intel reveals Merrifield, a next generation mobile processor design

Intel unveils Merrifield reference design for smartphonesMove over, ARM, Intel’s finally hitting its stride in mobile. At least, that’s the impression the chip maker gave when it formally unveiled its fourth-generation CPU product family. Emphasizing the comapny’s growing presence in portable devices like smartphones and tablets – Lenovo’s K900 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 are such example...

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Intel announces plans to pair Bay Trail SoCs with new XMM 7160 LTE chip

Intel-LogoToResizeIntel may not be one of the biggest players in the mobile world, but they are working hard to change this. Recently we reported on Intel’s acquisition of a GPS chip division that could play into their future mobile plans, but their mobile ambitions certainly don’t end there. Earlier today at Computex 2013, Intel officially revealed its ...

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Sony Xperia M and M dual: Cheap mid-range smartphone revealed

sony xperia mToday, Sony has revealed some new mid-range smartphones: The Xperia M and M Dual. Highlights of these 4-inch devices include NFC capabilities and a lower price point. ...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 receives LTE support

Qualcomm logoEarlier today, popular chip manufacturer Qualcomm issued a press release detailing some of the new features that are heading to its Snapdragon 400 line-up of processors. The Snapdragon 400 is a mid-range mobile processor which will be appearing in products like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini among others.The major news is the addition of multimode 3G/...

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Sony Xperia M announced: a sleek mid-ranger with a dual-SIM version

Sony Xperia M The new Sony Xperia M may not be fabulous in terms of specifications, but it may prove a great option for those looking for an affordable device.Rumored to be working on the high-end Togari and making plans to sell the Xperia Z with a carrier in the U.S., Sony hasn’t forgot about the low and mid-end segments of the market.The Sony Xperia M fa...

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Rumor: HTC T6, One mini (M4), Butterfly S, Desire 600 and 200 set to launch in 2H13

HTC LogoHTC is going to unveil a variety of new Android-based devices in the second half of the year, a new report says.According to DigiTimes, the Taiwanese company will be quite busy in the following months, with several smartphones scheduled to be released starting with June. Mind you, this is just a rumor at this point, and we have no actual confirmat...

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Elevator Kills Nurse Who Was Transfixed On Her Phone

sz elevator medicsThe gruesome scene after the accident. Have you noticed that our younger generation these days tend to be so engrossed in their respective mobile devices, smartphones and tablets included, that they tend to walk around while fiddling with the touchscreen display of their mobile device, relying on their peripheral vision instead to navigate throu...

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Verizon HTC One Confirmed

htc one verizon If there is one thing about smartphones in the US, it is the fact that unlocked models are extremely rare to come by as most of them are locked to a particular carrier. Well, if you so happen to be a subscriber of Verizon Wireless, and have longed to own the HTC One, the long wait is finally over. Verizon took to Twitter to officially announce ...

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Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip

MediaTek chipMediaTek has released a new quad-core processor, named the MT8125, which will be targeted for use in tablets. Compared with other big chip manufactures such as Samsung, Nvidia, or Qualcomm, MediaTek processors tend to be cheaper, meaning that we might soon see a few more reasonably priced quad-core tablets and smartphones.The new processor is buil...

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Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android

intel.1Intel was initially absent from the market boom that was smartphones and tablets. The company has long been playing catch-up to ARM in terms of mobile market share, and its Atom line-up of processors simply hasn’t cut it, compared with the more energy efficient designs of its competitors.However, more recently Intel has been making some waves...

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ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing

Cortex-A12-645pxARM has released details of its new Cortex-A12 processor which is designed to be a successor to the very popular Cortex-A9. Aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets, the A12 is 40 percent faster than the A9 and can be used in a big.LITTLE implementation. The new Mali-T622 GPU is OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant but yet has a 50 percent greater e...

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Will Motorola’s new low pricing strategy worry companies like Samsung?

woodsideDennis Woodside, the CEO of Motorola Mobility since its acquisition by Google last year, has declared war on high priced smartphones during the All Things D conference. While speaking on stage with Walt Mossberg, Woodside said that because Motorola is a more nimble company (than say giants like Samsung) it doesn’t need to worry about makin...

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Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 and other unofficial devices have been spotted by a publication on a Samsung Kazakhstan web page detailing a VIP service for the region.First seen by TechTastic, the web page is still up and seems to include a variety of Samsung devices including Android-based smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy Note 3 is c...

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Weekly News Roundup #7 – India

wnri featureIn 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.It’s been a relatively slow week as far as device releases from local manufacturers ar...

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

s4 mini s4 s3 mini teaserSamsung 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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HTC One with Nexus experience confirmed, $599 and will be available on June 26

htc one with nexus experience 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 s...

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Top 5 Racing Games for Android

racing games teaserMany souls out there are thankful for smartphones and the hours of boredom that they can save while sitting in the bus, waiting in a Dr's office or ''patiently'' tagging along with a shopping girlfriend. One of many people's favorite kind of games to play are racing games. The concept, though it remains the same, is co...

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