Late last month we learned that Samsung was planning to hold a launch party for the Galaxy Note 2 outing in America on October 24 in NYC. As we near the date, the official invitation has finally been sent out to the press. It’s highly expected that Samsung – and its carrier partners – will finally shed some light on the phablet’s availability and price.
With no immediate sign of Sharp making its Android phone available outside Japan, it seems we’re going to miss the boat once again with the company’s latest and most powerful handset to date, the Aquos Xx 203SH, which Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile is planning to release in Q1 2013.
Android users know that “slide-to-unlock” stands for two things in the smart mobile world we live in, a software utility made popular by Apple to unlock the display of the iPhone and then used by various Android device makers for the same purpose on their phones and a patented weapon in court for Apple to go after the same competitors.
Being a Nexus device not only means a pure Google Experience and timely Android updates, but you also get a few other perks such as full device images for easy restoration and binaries for hungry developers to use for creating custom Android ROMs. Following yesterday’s Android 4.1.2 release, today Google posted updated factory images (JZO54K) for the Nexus 7 and both the yakju and takju variants of the Galaxy Nexus. If you don’t own one of those devices, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. Android developers will be happy to know that new Android 4.1.2 binaries (JZO54K) have also been posted…
In case you weren’t paying any attention to the mobile wars, these are not fought only stores, but also in courts where the main players in the game are suing and countersuing each other on various patent-related claims.
Today is quite a day for Android rumors and leaks, especially when it comes to devices such as the upcoming LG Nexus 4 (that’s what the device is called these days, although LG Optimus G Nexus is also a name we use for it) or the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini.
The little brother of the Galaxy S3 will feature a 4-inch AMOLED display with WVGA resolution (800 x 480) resolution. On the inside, the Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 will be powered by a dual-core STE U8420 chip presumably clocked at 1GHz
Despite the supposed “death grip” issues that should have pushed back the releases of the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD until after Black Friday, it now seems that Verizon is all ready to put the duo up for grabs.
Anyone looking for a physical QWERTY keyboard on an entry-level Android smartphone? The LG Mach on Sprint could be just what you need.
It’s definitely not safe to put all your eggs in one basket in today’s tech world, but Samsung’s basket count is getting a bit out of hand. We know that Sammy’s increasing Android popularity is due to the fact that the company has devices for all tastes, needs and budgets, but the already thin lines between low-end, mid-range and high-end are just about becoming invisible.