mediatek-ics

Mediatek is announcing a new 1 Ghz single core Cortex A9 chip called MT6575, that is optimized for Android 4.0, and should play a big role in the low-end smartphones in the next few years. I’m... actually surprised we are not seeing more single core Cortex A9 chips around instead of the same old Cortex A8 that we still see in mid-end phones today.

Cortex A9 has the advantage over Cortex A8 in e...

Kindle-Ad

Amazon has had some pretty good commercials for the Kindle, and they’re usually very good at pointing out the Kindle’s big advantages as an e-reader. This new ad is no different... and it points out not only to the Kindle and Kindle Fire’s main advantages, but also pokes fun at the iPad for costing more than “three Kindles”. I really enjoyed this ad, and I hop...

iphone4s-providers.top

That carriers love Android is not really a surprise. Go to any carrier, anywhere in the world, and you’ll notice that most of their smartphones are now based on Android. They even have... their best promotions and marketing campaigns around Android smartphones. Android phones are a great way for carriers to also hook customers that have never used a smartphone before and never needed d...

android-as-a-pc

I don’t remember exactly when I first thought of this idea (your phone being the only computer you need), but I know it was many years ago, probably before Android was on the market. Imagine... using your phone/mobile computer everywhere, because it’s always with you, and coming home, putting it on the desk, and boom – it connects to your desk’s monitor, and then you start using...

The G-Tablet was one of very first Tegra 2 tablets, long before the Motorola Xoom appeared. Unfortunately this also meant that it came with an un-optimized version of Android for tablets. To... make matters worse, Google didn’t open source Android 3.0 or Honeycomb, so it wasn’t available for the G-tablet, because only a few manufacturers had early access to it.

Others have...

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One of the things I like about Samsung and don’t like about HTC is that they are willing to use other chips for their devices, especially if one of their favorite chip is not... top dog anymore (fortunately Samsung’s chips have always maintained the lead so far). HTC on the other hand, no matter how good or bad was the performance of Qualcomm chips, they would stick with th...

google-glasses

There’s something big coming, and that’s the Google Glasses. I don’t know exactly what the next “personal computing” paradigm will be, but I know that it needs... to be even more personal (mainframe-to-minicomputer-to-PC-to-laptop-to-smartphone – all were ever more personal), more mobile, and also cheaper. If I was trying to find out what’s the nex...

market-loophole

From time to time, Google complies with carrier demands that, unfortunately; censor applications that would circumvent certain restrictions that are being imposed by the carriers – even... if such restrictions have already been made on some of Google’s own apps, like the Google Wallet application.

But sometimes, a few smart developers are able to find other ways to install t...

push-ad-lookout

Some apps use ads from shady ad networks which allow developers to push ads into the notification bar of the phone; without requiring any action from you. In a way, they are as bad as pop-ups... that show up when you click a link on the web. Not to mention, they are annoying because they will keep popping up in your notification bar.

Lookout is now releasing a solution to fight this. Ca...

Lock Icon: Android

This piece of news is probably a bigger hit to RIM than anyone else, because when it comes to enterprises and Governments who want to use secure smartphones, they have always been their first... choice. Now it’s becoming increasingly more clear that Android is a viable choice for Governments, military, security agencies and companies who want secure devices.

Currently, those with...