The HTC One X is one of the best smartphones in the market. It packs one of the best designs we’ve seen on any device in the last couple of years, and the quad-core power that we’ve been dreaming about since last year. Obviously devices behave one way when you buy them and differently once you fit them to your specific needs after weeks of use. Now that all the buzz is over, and after a couple of months of real-world use, it’s time for another episode of After The Buzz, where we intend to answer many of the questions that we get asked all the time:
Is it still [...]
One of the exciting things about Android is the ability for skilled community developers to dismantle and port stuff from one phone to the other. HTC Sense 4.0 was a big deal when the One family landed — and there were also ports — and now it is time for those who want a cleaner launcher to get Samsung’s own TouchWiz UX Nature from the Galaxy S III to their Ice Cream Sandwich-powered phone.
It has already been confirmed to work on a solid number of devices so your chances of success are rather high. You need to be rooted though; if you are, installation is as [...]
That’s right, it’s another review of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This time we’ve got the AT&T version. It’s very similar to the Sprint version and shares many software features with the international version, so instead of reiterating everything from those reviews, we’re going to try to cover a few more things that you might not have heard about already and of course we’ll give you a different perspective. What’s more, AT&T sent us the “pebble blue” version of their Galaxy S III, so if you’re sick of the white version [...]
Android has come a long way in the past four years. From their initial release that even lacked a pastry name and where a software keyboard wasn’t even included, to the powerhouse we’ve come to love with Ice Cream Sandwich. Times have definitely changed, and one of the reasons why Android is one of my platforms of choice is specifically because of how fast they’ve changed.
Some have compared Android to the Windows Mobile of our time, but I tend to disagree. It is the platform that any OEM can customize to their taste, but the difference between Android’s [...]
As you can clearly see in the image above, the phone outlined on the left is exactly the phone pictured on the right, which means that the LG VS950 is indeed the LG Optimus VU — or a variant of some sort. On this exact same note we can draw the conclusion that the LG VS950, aka LG Optimus VU, is heading to Verizon, at least according to FCC.
There’s no mention of the “Optimus VU” moniker though, but the filing reveals that the VS950 is packing NFC and LTE band 13 plus GSM 850/1900MHz compatibility. LG introduced its 4:3 aspect ratio phablet with the [...]
On June 21, Sony has finally decided to release the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia S, meeting the Q2 target, but unfortunately things were not as smooth as everyone expected. Users were reporting problems updating even with phones having SI numbers for which Sony confirmed the updates.
Now the manufacturer has updated the status of the refreshes and told the world they would re-release the firmware updates. The official wording says: “We have identified the earlier issues and are working to implement the solution across all available ICS updates. This [...]
U.S. variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been announced (and anticipated) on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. Some carrier subscribers were luckier than others but Verizon fans seem to have to wait forever for their phone to be available. Initially, the Verizon Galaxy S III should have been available on July 9, which was before it got pushed back one day to July 10.
Then came rumors of a July 11 availability — later confirmed by Verizon on their website with the patches on the phone — and the latest report comes from HHGregg who have a nice banner up on [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note will soon turn one-year old and the internet is already burning because of all the Samsung Galaxy Note II rumors. However, this should’t stop Samsung and T-Mobile fans from being excited over the Galaxy Note and its appearance on Magenta. It’s been rumored (and expected) for quite some time and last we heard it received its FCC certification.
The image above and the one below are reportedly official press renders of the T-Mobile variant. As you can see, it’s nothing out of the ordinary (still following the Galaxy S II guidelines in terms [...]
No one can really question the success of the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung. Numbers represent an ever-growing tendency from the initial Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II (and Galaxy Note). The South Korean company is determined to capitalize on that buzz as it expects record sales for its current flagship, the Galaxy S III.
JK Shin, head of telecommunications at Samsung, expects more than ten million Galaxy S III units sold in July, Reuters reports. While it isn’t clear what the wording “cumulative [...]