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

LG Optimus G Pro 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...

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

X Phone conceptX 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 em...

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

Google Admin logoGoogle 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 adva...

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

Tim Cook 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 th...

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

motorola x phone texasX 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 ...

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

X Phone conceptX 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 dev...

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

galaxy s4 active 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 R...

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Are We Facing a Perpetual Shortage in Smartphone Components?

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 sen...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch

s4 active specs leakedIf 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...

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

Android vs iOSAre 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. Inte...

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

Intel-LogoToResizeWith 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 rea...

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Transferring WhatsApp chats to new devices: Ridiculously simple

whatsapp backup 3As 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...

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

google racer okayChrome's "Racer" transforms multiple smartphones into a race track. / ...

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

Cell TowerEver 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,...

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

Battery Guru app from QualcommBattery 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...

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Samsung Outsells Nokia in Finland

samsung outsells nokia Yes, this is unheard of, Samsung outsells Nokia  in Finland, when it comes to mobile phone sells. Pathetic, isn't it?Can you believe that? Nokia used to be the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, there was "Nokia and the rest" kind of thing. The situation changed dramatically in the last few years and Nokia's smartphone line is stru...

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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 is said to be one of the smartphones set to launch in the coming months with a Qualcomm Snapdrong 800 processor under the hood.A new report from ZDNet Korea says that the phone will be just one of the devices expected to rely on Qualcomm’s flagship processor. The list also includes the LG Optimus G2, the Pan...

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Huawei Ascend D1, Ascend P1 and Honor 2 Jelly Bean update promised

Huawei Ascend D1The Huawei Ascend D1, Ascend P1, and Honor 2 will be getting Android Jelly Bean updates, along with some other unspecified models by the Chinese manufacturer.GSM Insider quotes Huawei’s Richard Yu posting to his page on Chinese social network Weibo about the Jelly Bean updates. Richard Yu said that apart from the Jelly Bean Android 4.2 update...

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

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy 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 ...

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

snapdragon 800 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 tha...

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Oppo Find 5 now available to buy in Europe

Oppo Find 5The 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 ...

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

Sony Xperia TV adThe 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 conte...

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