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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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Asus chooses Qualcomm over Intel for LTE-enabled MeMo Pad FHD 10

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD10 We’ve already given you a roundup of all the new devices announced by Asus at the Computex expo in Taiwan this year, but as it turns out, the Taiwan-based OEM is not done yet. According to a new post on Engadget, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the stage at Qualcomm’s Computex 2013 keynote to showcase yet another Android tablet — one th...

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Sony Launches New Droids, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual

Sony Xperia M Today, Sony Mobile announced the introduction of two brand new Android running smart phones in its portfolio, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual. So, the Xperia M became official, sort of speak. It comes in two flavors, one of them, as its name suggests, supports Dual-Sim. Guess which one ? Moving along, the Sony Xperia M features a 4 inches w...

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Intel Introduces Silvermont Architecture for Tablets and Smart Phones

Silvermont Intel upgraded its Atom line of mobile processors with the new Silvermont architecture. Silvermont is a Bay Trail-T System on Chip (SoC) and it's a totally new design and includes a new LTE modem. This Silvermont line of SoC is built on a 22 nanometer process, in order to be fully compatible with Intel's new generation of Haswell chips. The coo...

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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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HTC Butterfly and One mini will have Ultrapixel cameras!

HTC One and One miniDo you love Ultrapixels? HTC thinks you do, and they’re giving you more of it.The upcoming Butterfly and One mini are both set to have Ultrapixel cameras. That’s about where the similarities, end, so we’ll start with the One mini.The mini, which is clearly a Galaxy S4 competitor, has a 4.3” screen displaying in 720p, but keep many of the sa...

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LG Optimus L9 II shown in leaked pic and benchmark results

LG Optimus L9 II Ever wonder what happened to the Optimus L9 II, the follow-up to last year’s LG Optimus L9? It’s still in the works, and it’s still coming out in the future, which can happen pretty soon according to new information pieced together by the guys at TechTastic.What we have here is a photo of the Optimus L9 II itself, or at least hal...

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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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Android Authority Weekly: June 2, 2013

white nexus 4In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in our world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of the sprawling Android ecosystem.The fabled white Nexus 4This one’s short – The Galaxy Note 3 is loomingIt won’t be the largest s...

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 66 – The Moto X

Android Authority on AirThis week on Android Authority On Air, we talked about one of the most important rumors to become official in a while, the Motorola X Phone. At All Things Digital, D11, Motorola officially announced the Moto X. The X is going to be a new direction for Motorola and we couldn’t be more excited. The Moto X phone will be the first smartphone full...

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Photos of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Branded AT&T Leaked

samsung galaxy s4 active Even if the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is still expected, photos of the rough neck version of the  legendary smart phone  were leaked on the interwebz today, courtesy of a good Samaritan from AT&T probably. The grand master of industrial espionage, the well known internet paparazzi @evleaks provided us with the info, a...

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LG Nexus 4 Available in US on Google Play Store

lg nexus 4 The White Whale is here, after numerous rumors and speculation, you can get your own white version of the new LG Nexus 4 from Google's Play Store. After the company announced at the beginning of the week that the Nexus 4 will be released in Hong Kong and later on, "in the coming weeks" as LG put it, in a few carefully selected markets, for those...

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active press image apparently leaks

Galaxy S4 Active RedSamsung is yet to unveil its rugged Galaxy S4 version, but the first press image of the Galaxy S4 Active complete with AT&T branding has hit the web.Famous leakster @evleaks has apparently managed to get his or her hands on the Galaxy S4 Active, and the phone in the following image looks similar to that Galaxy S4 Active (model GT-I9295) that w...

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Could this be the first image of the Sony Xperia Togari or is it a fake?

Sony Xperia TogariSony Xperia ZWhat could be the Sony Xperia Togari (or L4) has appeared in a photo posted by French blog Nokia Day (but could very well be a fake).The picture, which the French website received from a reader, has been published to show the Nokia Lumia 1030, but the funny thing is that a device looking like a larger Sony Xperia Z also appears in it, ...

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LG Optimus G2 apparently spotted in new photo

LG LogoAn image apparently of the LG Optimus G2 has hit the web, although the handset is yet to become official.The image below shows a smartphone with a slim bezel that looks very similar to a device seen in previously leaked images. That handset was believed to be the Optimus G2 when those pictures were made public a few weeks ago (see following two im...

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More sources confirm Sony Xperia L4 Togari, provide more details

Sony Xperia L4Sony Xperia ZThe Sony Xperia L4, or “Togari” as it is also known, has been confirmed by two more sources, which have also provided further details about it.Interestingly enough, Greek site Tech Blog has confirmed some interesting information about the future device, saying that it would have (as previously rumored) a 6.4 inch screen wit...

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5.9-inch Key Lime Pie-running HTC T6 to challenge Galaxy Note 3, report says

Key Lime PieA new report reveals that the rumored HTC T6 could be a Key Lime Pie-running 5.9-inch handset meant to compete directly against the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung.From the start we’ll remind you that this is just a rumor for now, and we have no way of confirming anything at this time, so make sure you take it with a grain of salt.The Unlock...

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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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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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Are smartphone component shortages here to stay?

broadcomm chips modems smartphone components [aa]  (2)We already know that the reason behind the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos Octa split in the Galaxy S4 came down to production issues, and how can anyone forget the HTC One’s component shortages. It’s obvious that there’s a growing trend with production difficulties in the smartphone market, and it seems that other component manufacturers are a...

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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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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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LG Optimus GJ Launched in Taiwan

lg optimus gj The LG Optimus GJ was officially announced today in Taiwan. The latest in LG's smart phone portfolio is basically an upgraded version of the Optimus G, featuring dust and water resistance. It seems to be a trend in the smart phone world, started by Sony with the Xperia Z and Motorola with the Defy smart phone, and now reaching all companies, incl...

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HTC Desire 200 and HTC Desire 600 Specs Leaked Online

htc desire 600 The Taiwanese from HTC are preparing two new mid-ranged Android running smartphones to be released, the HTC Desire 600 and HTC Desire 200. HTC has been plagued with serious financial trouble lately, actually there are rumors among market analysts that HTC is actually a sinking ship. Now HTC is planning to release two new smartphones, maybe the t...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Photo Leaked

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active There were quite a few rumors about a mysterious Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, codenamed I9295, but now we have pictures to prove its existence. According to the leaked photos, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a tougher version of the current flagship, the S4, and as the name suggests, it was created for those active geeks who actually leave their h...

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Just 10% of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Ship With Exynos 5 Octa Chip Inside

Exynos 5 Octa Chip According to a report from market analysts cited by Reuters, only one in ten Galaxy S4 units will sport an Exynos 5 Octa chip inside. The rest of 90% will be shipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon  600 graphic chips. The Exynos 5 Octa Chip is the coolest eight core GPU made by Samsung's R&D department, this means is made  in house, like 80% of ...

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