by Joe Levi | April 1, 2013 10:12 AM
We're all familiar with companies that partner with others to pre-bundle "exclusive" software on their devices. NFL football apps, NASCAR, Internet TV, and more have been included on devices from Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, just as examples. These types of partnerships attempt to lure fans to switch to the "official carrier" of whatever it may be. Then we began to see other strategic partnerships rise. Partnerships that made more sense. I'm referring to the arrangement between HTC and Dropbox. Back in 2011 Dropbox announced that they'd be giving HTC customers 5GB of storage space in the ...
by Joe Levi | March 26, 2013 2:32 PM
Google's Android OS has gone through some major changes since its release half-a-decade ago. Some changes have been cosmetic while others have been "under the hood". Cosmetic changes to the user interface usually correspond with major version releases of the OS. As such, if the next version of Android is version 5.0 (which most of us are calling Key Lime Pie) and it follows this pattern, we're in for some pretty significant UI changes. What those changes may be is up for debate, but we can look at what's happening with other OSes to get an idea where mobile devices are headed -- and we ...
by Joe Levi | March 25, 2013 7:12 PM
Google I/O 2013 is only a month or so away, so let's jump right into our guesses and hopes for what we'll see at Google's biggest conference of the year. For those who may not know, Google I/O isn't all about Android -- Google covers a wide variety of technology and services, and tries to cover a lot of everything at the conference. This year we expect to hear more about Google+, Chrome, HTML5 improvements, APIs, Google TV, home automation, and yes, Android will be in there somewhere. Google Now At last year's Google I/O we saw Google's answer to Siri: Google Now. Since then we've seen a ...
by Jaime Rivera | March 18, 2013 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 5 rumors and why they focus mainly on the camera. Then we talk about Motorola and some more X Phone rumors that now include three devices on the list. Then we move the spotlight to Microsoft as the plans for upgrade to Windows Phone 9, or the lack there of are already official. Then we talk about T-Mobile, their new 4G LTE network, and which devices will be benefited. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to bring Android 5.0 to their most recent devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 5 Rumors Focus ...
by Stephen Schenck | March 18, 2013 1:08 PM
Last week, following the introduction of the Galaxy S 4, we talked a little about Samsung's promises to bring some of the GS4's features to existing Samsung models. Today, we're back to looking at what the future holds for updates to a number of Samsung devices, this time concerning the possibility of them seeing get Android 5.0. This info is supposedly a "pre-list" from a Samsung insider, and the data may change between now and when Samsung makes its final decisions. Basically, of all Samsung Androids currently announced, only the Galaxy S 4, the GS3, the Note II, Note 8.0, and Note 10.1 ...
by Stephen Schenck | January 31, 2013 11:21 AM
Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O last June, following the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Galaxy Nexus the previous fall. By that timetable, we should be expecting the next major Android revision to arrive in the near future, long-rumored to be Key Lime Pie. As we wait to get confirmation on just what to expect from this release, a new leak makes that name sound a whole lot more official, as well as gives us a window for when to expect it to arrive. Some leaked Qualcomm roadmaps detail both the company's own plans for releasing chips that will run the new OS, as ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 19, 2013 2:38 AM
It started off as a rumor initially, coming from people "familiar with the matter", but it seems to have stuck. Motorola is rumored to be working hard on a certain "X Phone", and we're led to believe that it will be a super-Android. More recent reports are bringing the X Phone back in the headlines, this time with new alleged info. According to the report the phone will be a 5-inch, edge-to-edge, no-bezel, device. While not a Nexus device, the new theory claims that this will be the first phone from Motorola which will be a cross-carrier-branded device, hence the "X". That doesn't stop ...
by Michael Fisher | January 14, 2013 11:54 AM
CES 2013 is over, and despite the fact that we cranked out about thirty videos covering products ranging from super-phablets to fuel cells, some of us still came away a little disappointed by what was ultimately a very light show, hardware-wise. Whether you were encouraged, let down, or completely unmoved by CES 2013, two things are true. First, you probably missed something amid the torrential downpour of 24-hour news; fortunately, our own Anton D. Nagy has you covered with an extensive wrap-up of our coverage from start to finish. Second -and more germane to our current focus- the ...
by Jaime Rivera | December 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android's probable 5.0 name that never was. Then the iPhone 5 returns to the news, though this time because it continues its pursuit for world domination. Microsoft may also be working on something highly urgent for SkyDrive according to some rumors. Then we go through the probable leaks of the HTC Titan III. We end today's show talking about a good amount of Samsung products to be launched after this holiday season. All this and more after the break. Links - Android Key Lime Pie Still Not Confirmed As Google Employee Teases Us - iPhone 5 ...
by Joe Levi | November 27, 2012 4:29 PM
It seems like we just started getting Android 4 on our devices and we're already looking forward to Android 5. Looking back at previous versions of Android, what might Google roll up into the next version of Android? To refresh our memories, the Android operating was initially developed by Android Inc. as a new OS for smartphones and other touch-screen devices. Android, Inc. was founded by Andy Rubin and others in 2003. Google financially backed Android, Inc. in the beginning, purchased them in 2005, and unveiled the Android OS in 2007. The first consumer device based on the Android OS ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 27, 2012 4:55 AM
The Samsung GT-I9400 we've mentioned yesterday might be the Galaxy S IV or might be another Galaxy phone just as well as today's NenaMark appearance, with model number GT-I9525, could be anything, even though this too is believed to be the successor of the popular Galaxy S III. The specs mentioned in the benchmark result, as you can see above, include Android 5.0, 1.8GHz processor aided by the ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, and a 720p display. Rumors outside these results (which could or could not be faked) make us expect 2- or 3GB of RAM as well as a larger-than-eight-megapixel camera on the next ...
by Jaime Rivera | November 19, 2012 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through our coverage of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Then we go through our hands-on experience with Google's Nexus 4 by LG, which so far seems to impress. We then talk about the recent rumors of Android 5.0 already being tested by Google, even though details are slim. Then we talk iPhone as new rumors have an iPhone 5S already in the works. We end today's show by talking about Windows Phone 8 and some of the bugs that customers are reporting. All this and more after the break.
by Stephen Schenck | November 19, 2012 2:40 PM
Google pushed Android version numbers up to 1.6 before making the leap to Android 2.0 Eclair. Over the course of the following year, it worked its way through Android 2.3 before it was time to take the leap past Honeycomb to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In the time since ICS launched, we've seen Android 4.1 and 4.2 come out, but just how much longer will Google continue down this road before taking the next big step to Android 5.0? We're already seeing signs that such a move could be in the works, upon evidence of an Android 5.0 device showing up in some benchmark results. An entry over ...
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