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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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Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to U.S. with $299 price tag

alcatel one touch idolAlcatel may not be the brand that you'd seriously consider when purchasing an Android phone but the price of its One Touch Idol may entice you to buy it. The Alcatel One Touch Idol is now up for pre-order from the Alcatel website for $299. Cheap, right? But don't even think that this smartphone is underpowered. On the contrary, it packs some prett...

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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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Alcatel One Touch Idol coming to the U.S. for $299

idol-one-touchLooking for a cheap, unlocked smartphone around the $300 mark? Alcatel is hoping you will consider its One Touch Idol ($299), which is now making its way over to the United States for sale directly via Alcatel’s website.The big question is whether you should care. In a pre-Nexus 4 world? Sure, it might have been worth giving it a glance. Unfo...

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

rollitWith 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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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Ace 3 specs leaked

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1If you’re looking for some juicy information to tide you over until next month’s Samsung Premiere 2013 event, then look no further, as some rumored specifications have appeared for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet and Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone.The information has appeared on the same site which leaked information about the Galaxy Zo...

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Samsung Poised to Present New Galaxy and ATIV Devices

samsung premiere galaxy ativSamsung, the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, has recently sent out invites for its upcoming event in London where it is poised to announce new additions to its Galaxy and ATIV lines. The Invite to the Latest Samsung Event to Take Place in London Later in June / ...

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

china androidThe 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...

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

Samsung Premiere 2013Samsung 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 ...

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LG Nexus 4 White Version Photos Leaked

lg nexus 4 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 pap...

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

samsung galaxy s4 mini 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 Korea...

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Weekly News Roundup #6 – 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.In today’s “Weekly News Roundup – India,” the Indian Android smartph...

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