Motorola-Droid-RAZR-developer-edition

Was it all a dream? Maybe Motorola doesn’t really want to release fewer models in 2012, or maybe these RAZR editions are just the last we’re going to see of this market flooding... strategy of theirs. Either way, it looks like soon we’re going to see yet another RAZR model, this time one that has unlocked bootloader and is destined for Europe.

In case you were wond...

galaxy-s-advance

Just as I was starting to praise Samsung for their “few-models” strategy over the past couple of years, and how HTC and Motorola, realizing their mistake of trying to flood the market... with uninspiring phones, are going to follow Samsung’s strategy in 2012, here comes Samsung which seems increasingly more interested in doing the same kind of market flooding that HTC and Motorola di...

blackberry-lineup-650x359

 

I’ve had a very bad feeling about the change of CEO’s at RIM since day one. And the more I see the new CEO talk, the more I think RIM can only be worse off after this... transition, even though the whole reason why they even did this was to change things for the better.

The reason I initially thought it’s a bad change, was mainly because he seems to want th...

sony-ericsson-is-just-sony

Sony has finally gained full control over Sony Ericsson after they paid 1.05 billion euro for the shares they didn’t own before. So what does this mean for Sony and where does the smartphone... division go from here?

Sony realizes that smartphones are becoming more important than ever – perhaps more important than simple phones ever were. The smartphone doesn’t just fulfill the...

Galaxy-S-III-mock-up-e1327458690615

Remember that just around the time when the Galaxy S 2 was being launched in US, there were rumors about the Galaxy S3 launching as soon Q1 2012? Some people were upset about it arriving so... early, especially Americans who just got theirs, while others were wondering if that would even be possible.

Technically, I think it’s possible for a true next-gen device to replace the...

samsung-exynos-5250

Last November Samsung said they were working on a dual core 2 Ghz Cortex A15 chip called Exynos 5250.  A dual core 2 Ghz Cortex A15 chip should be at least 2.5x as powerful as the current dual... core 1.2 Ghz Cortex A9 chip in Galaxy S 2. And that’s a difference that you will feel in real world performance, unlike with current quad core chips, where you might feel an improvement in performa...

xperias_group01_black_white

Could 2012 finally be the year when Sony becomes a top 3 Android manufacturer? I don’t know yet, because I have to see more about how committed they are not only to software upgrades (which... so far looks promising, considering they were the first to say all their Xperia phones from 2011 will get Android 4.0), but also to having the best of the best tech on the market.

I can see them pus...

image01

Google is finally putting an end to the menu button which has probably been one of Android’s biggest downsides UI wise. They are telling developers to stop thinking of those actions that... used to be there inside the menu button, and instead use the most important ones in the “action bar” that’s in Android 4.0+, or even implement them inside the app, as many iOS develope...

snapdragon-gamecommand

Qualcomm has noticed how Nvidia and Samsung are stealing their thunder away because of their weak GPU’s and because developers prefer to make games that are the a little more optimized... for those platforms, as well. So to respond to that, they made GameCommand, which is a competitor to the Tegra Zone, where they show all games that are optimized for Snapdragon devices.

But th...

motorola-droid-razr-maxx-1

The Droid RAZR certainly turned some heads back in November. It was probably the most innovative phone I saw all year design and build wise, thanks to its ultra-thin 7.7mm kevlar body. How can... many people can say their phone is protected by kevlar? The only reason it didn’t reach its true potential is because a day later the Galaxy Nexus stole most of its thunder, not necessarily becaus...