Intel has not only decided to finally take the mobile device market seriously, but they’ve just shown us how quick they can be in providing us with results. Just a couple of days ago Intel confirmed that they would be launching a Smartphone with their Intel Atom Z2460, but to our surprise, their launch partner was no longer LG but instead Lenovo with their announcement of the K800 Smartphone.
There are two key reasons why you’ll want to consider an Intel smartphone in the future. First of all, it’s battery life. The device seems to handle complicated processes [...]
We’ve heard of the Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich update before, though it was a Verizon Galaxy Nexus getting it. This time around, it’s the GSM variant of the “pure-Android” phone getting a fresh batch of biscuits and ice cream.
According to reports, the update only measures 8.8MB, so don’t expect anything major except for a couple of bug fixes and improvements. You should get the update notification but if you are eager to invoke it yourself, head into your device’s Settings and check manually for its availability.
As much as we’d wish that all the recent leaks of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi, aka Ark HD were more than just leaks, but we’ll have to settle for now. More images have surfaced recently, along with more spec information, though most of it is stuff you already knew about.
The Ark HD plans to provide a 720p resolution 4.3″ LCD, a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p video capabilities, 1GB of RAM with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage due to the lack of microSD expansion. An interesting note here is that it’ll include a new Snapdragon [...]
While CES probably isn’t the most exciting trade show for mobile enthusiasts (that honor goes to Mobile World Congress and, to a lesser degree, CTIA), there are always a few notable handsets introduced. Last year saw Verizon roll out its premiere lineup of 4G LTE-capable devices (LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, Motorola Droid Bionic), while AT&T also made a strong showing with some “4G” phones of its own (HTC Inspire 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G). This year’s event should also be heavy on the LTE, with the first true 4G [...]
The world’s first GSM phone call was placed on July 1, 1991, when Finnish prime minister Harri Holkeri called Kaarina Suonio, mayor of Tampere city. Almost 21 years later Germany’s Security Research Labs has found that there’s a major security flaw in the system.
According to researchers, an attacker could gain remote control of GSM phones and send text messages or place calls. Billions of people are using GSM technology which accounts for more than 80% of the global market. The vulnerability discovered could expose each and every one of these devices and could [...]
This time, we take a dive into the software element of the LG Nitro HD. For the most part, we’ve all become accustomed to see a manufacturer-customized skin on any non-Nexus devices. Of course, the LG Nitro HD is no exception.
LG’s user interface maintains a resemblance to Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0. This gives the icon a very “iOS” appearance. Some users may like this look and other may not. LG has added a set of quick actions to the pull-down notification bar. This gives users the ability to quickly enable or disable silent mode, Wi-Fi, [...]
Back at the beginning of the month, we learned that Google employees with Nexus S phones were lucking-out, and becoming the recipients of early Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Now the rest of you can join in on the Android 4.0 fun, as Google announced this afternoon the start of OTA distribution for the Nexus S’s update.
Google took to Twitter to announce the news, noting that the update will start to go out today, and proceed to reach Nexus S phones around the globe over the course of the next month. This update is only applicable to the original GSM Nexus S; there’s no [...]
In this video we take a few minutes to unbox AT&T’s latest 4G LTE handset, the LG Nitro HD. Not only does the Nitro HD sport a LTE radio, but it is one of the first few Android devices to posses a truly High Definition screen.
The LG Nitro HD comes packaged in typical AT&T fashion. Living inside this box with the phone is a standard microUSB cable with USB wall adapter, a 16GB microSD card, 1830mAh battery and the phone itself. As if the LTE arms race wasn’t enough, manufacturers are now starting to construct their devices with high definition [...]
Tis the season to get great discounts on just about anything, even Smartphones. If you’re in the market for a Windows Phone to keep or give away for the holidays, AT&T just made your life a lot easier by dropping the price of their Samsung Focus Flash to just a dollar. Obviously that dollar will include hundreds of more dollars after you sign a two-year contract, but hey, no meal is really free these days.
The Samsung Focus Flash is the entry-level Windows Phone on the AT&T network rocking Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, a 3.7″ Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz [...]
Huawei’s Sonic is a Gingerbread-based Android first introduced to Turkey as a budget-priced smartphone. Since its debut, there have been hints that the phone might find a home on a US carrier someday, with expectations piqued after a version of the hardware with T-Mobile’s 3G band was discovered. Now the Sonic is back at the FCC with some yet-again revised hardware, now claiming frequency support for AT&T.
This Sonic model U8652 can do HSDPA on the 850, 1900, and 2100MHz bands. While that 2100 won’t see any use in North America, the inclusion of the [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we start by talking about all the deals that Google is offering in the Android Market as part of their celebration for reaching 10 Billion downloads. We later go through the smartphone releases of the week, which include details on the LG Nitro HD and the T-Mobile launch of the White Samsung Galaxy S II. Going through all the leaks of the week we found more details on the Motorola Droid 4, the Sony Ericsson LT28at, [...]
Last week, cellular carrier Orange revealed the San Francisco II, a budget-model Android. This handset is to follow-up on the carrier’s original San Francisco, which was also sold with its manufacturer’s branding intact as the ZTE Blade. The same sort of connection is at play this time around, and some snooping through Bluetooth SIG records has revealed the new San Francisco II to be be what should see release elsewhere as the ZTE Blade S.
The Blade S is powered by an 800MHz processor and has a five-megapixel main camera. The 3.5-inch display is in a WVGA resolution, [...]
Samsung may have confirmed the US release of its Galaxy Nexus for sometime next month, but if you’ve got the cash to spend, you needn’t wait any longer to get your hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. Retailer Expansys has just updated its US site to indicate that the handset is currently in-stock and shipping-out to customers.
Obviously, with Verizon’s LTE version of the phone yet to arrive, we’re talking about the HSPA+ version that hit the UK late last week. That’s not a big deal, though, from a compatibility standpoint, as the [...]
Is it a phone, a tablet or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen, Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note be able to live up to its hype by providing consumers a hybrid all-in-one device between a smartphone and tablet? Read on to see how the Galaxy Note fares among the sea of Android devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Note comes boxed in a simple white package [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. We begin today’s show by talking about Google Music and the reason why you should give it a try. We later cover the approval by Motorola Stock Holders for the merger with Google and what this could mean for you as a customer. We later go through the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the first impressions on the device. In this week’s rumors we go through the new Motorola Driod Xyboard line-up coming to Verizon, the HTC [...]
In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the new Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). As a hybrid between an Android smartphone and tablet the Galaxy Note boasts some very impressive hardware. Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM produces an extremely fast mobile experience. Out of the box the Galaxy Note is capable of achieving some of the fastest benchmarks we have seen on any mobile device.
The Galaxy Note has a few more goodies that set it apart from other Android devices. The first is the large 5.3 inch WXGA* Super HD AMOLED display (1280 [...]
Is it a phone, a tablet Or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish.
In this video we unbox the new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich will officially come in 2012). Included with the Galaxy Note is a microUSB sync/charging cable, a wall charger, a white in-ear stereo headset, a capacious 2500mAh Li-ion battery, and an [...]
Watch this week’s Pocketnow iReview as we go through all that’s Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about iOS 5.0.1 beta and what’s so good about it. And yeah, no iOS version is complete without a proper Jailbreak, so the next segment is all about the Dev-Team’s progress with the semi-tethered Jailbreak for iOS 5. We later go through our week’s coverage, which includes Adam Lein’s comparison of Navigon between the iPhone and Windows Phone 7. We end the Cool section by [...]
LG’s Prada-branded K2 has been on our radar since this past summer, expected to arrive before the conclusion of 2011. We’ve seen it a few times since, the most recent of which was just last week, when a couple new pics of the smartphone surfaced. We still don’t have any confirmed launch details, but it certainly looks like we’re close to getting there, with the arrival of the Prada K2’s documentation at the FCC.
It’s clear from the FCC publication that the K2 – LG model P940 – won’t be released in the US, but that’s [...]
Watch this week’s Windows Phone View as we wrap up all this week’s Good and Bad inside the world of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. In today’s show we go through Nokia’s recent launch of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phone devices. We also cover the already existing leaks of the Nokia 900 we might see in the future. We later talk about Samsung’s recent announcement of their new Focus S and Focus Flash for the AT&T network, and why you should consider the Flash. We also go through our week’s Windows Phone coverage, which includes [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we go through details on how to pick up your Galaxy Nexus on Verizon as of November 10th and in the UK on November 17, and we later talk more about how Motorola plans to adopt Ice Cream Sandwich. We also go through the recent invitations HTC has sent out for a November 3rd event where we already have the phone that we assume will get announced. We continue with all the smartphone releases for the week, which include [...]
While Verizon subscribers in the US wait for the arrival of the Motorola Droid RAZR for the carrier’s LTE network, the rest of the world is waiting for news of the international version of the smartphone. We’ve been told that it’s on the way sometime next month, but details are sparse. Today, the FCC has published the certification paperwork for a new Motorola smartphone; could it be the international RAZR?
Frequency support has been tested for AT&T’s WCDMA bands, which is about what we’d expect for an international phone arriving at the FCC in [...]
After staying up last night to watch the Google/Samsung event, we went to bed as visions of Ice Cream Sandwiches danced in our heads. Today, everyone’s got Android 4.0 on their minds, and for good reason. While plenty of Android fans will be picking up a Galaxy Nexus, if only to be first to the Ice Cream Sandwich party, the rest of us are thinking about updates. We’ve heard that it should be technically possible to release the OS for phones currently capable of running Gingerbread, but whether or not that translates into manufacturers actually doing so (or in a timely [...]