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Apple’s “New, Improved” Notifications Center, Lock Screen Flatter Android

by: Chit AgustinJune 7, 2011

If Apple had to imitate someone–whether to sincerely flatter or not–that someone has got to be the best and has got to be Android. And, that was what happened just recently at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2001 held in San Francisco. Apple chose to imitate the best.

At the conference, Apple demoed various new features and enhancements to iOS 5. Among the enhancements is the much-improved notification system, which Apple calls the Notifications Center.

iOS’s current notification system has been much maligned and scorned, and Apple has heeded the cries of the people who found the existing system nasty. Thus, the new and improved [...]

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New, Clearer Photos of Sony Ericsson ST18i Show Up

by: Chit AgustinJune 7, 2011

Middle of last month, Android Authority covered the story about the leaked photos of the Sony Ericsson ST18i, which we thought to be codenamed “Azusa.” We got one thing right: those photos were, in fact, of the Sony Ericsson ST18i, but we goofed about the codename. The codename should have been “Urushi.”

There’s an Azusa, yes, but its model name is actually Sony Ericsson ST18a, which was later released as the Xperia acro.

Last time you saw glimpses of the Urushi, your eyes had to deal with out-of-focus and blurry images. But, photos of the Urushi have resurfaced, and this time, you can feast your eyes on clear images. Take a look and [...]

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Some of the Best Apps in the Market Right Now!

by: Chit AgustinJune 6, 2011

With more than 300,000 currently in the Android Market, it’s always a daunting task to to look for the most recent and best apps to make your Android experience more colorful and enjoyable. Anyway, let’s go straight to the point. Here are some of the best apps in the market right now:

Plants vs. Zombies

PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies is undisputedly one of the fastest-selling video games ever. Plants vs Zombies addicts have long been waiting for the mob of joyful zombies to invade Android, and now it that time has come. The game is already available with a price tag of $1.49. However, you can get it via Wi-Fi download, and it will be exclusive at Amazon [...]

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The First Ever WiGig-Enabled Chip From Panasonic

by: Chit AgustinJune 6, 2011

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance, known as WiGig, is a group hell-bent on bringing us the use of multi-gigabit speed wireless communications technology working on the 60 GHz frequency band. WiGig will enable devices to link without the use of wires at multi-gigabit speeds! It allows top performance wireless information transmission, display as well as audio apps that support the aptitudes of current wireless LAN devices. Just think Wi-Fi, but 10-20 times faster! With blazing fast speeds to stream HD video and other stuff like high quality audio, it will do accomplish this marvelous feat without the need for silly antiquated HDMI or DisplayPort cables.

Although WiGig can transmit [...]

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OnLive Universal Wireless Controller: Experience Gaming Like Never Before

by: Chit AgustinJune 5, 2011

OnLive has finally come to Android smartphones and tablets. Now, you can experience gaming on your Android devices like never before thanks to the Universal Wireless Controller. During the Uplinq 2011 event hosted by Qualcomm, OnLive publicized and introduced the Universal Wireless Controller wherein you will be able to enjoy playing video games on various devices as long as it is supported by OnLive. Thankfully the list is quite healthy, and is growing. Devices like OnLive’s MicroConsole, Vizio TVs with VIA Plus, any PC’s and of course Android devices will all be supported. .

“We set out to make OnLive available everywhere. Now that this is a reality, consumers need a [...]

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TI Bounces Back with 1.8GHz Dual Core – SoC Wars Continue!

by: Chit AgustinJune 5, 2011

Nowadays, you can rarely see Texas Instruments’ silicon chip equipped among the best Android devices. For TI, the ugly truth is that manufacturers prefer either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon or NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 SoC’s. Nevertheless, TI is looking forward to gettinh back in the business with the introduction of their newest and freshest OMAP ARM dual core processor known as the OMAP 4470 which is speculated to be released sometime in 2012.

It has been a long while since we last saw TI’s silicon chip on top calibre Android smartphone and tablets and we really don’t know why TI kept a low profile while pitching to Android OEMs. But now, they’ll be bouncing back with what [...]

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3 New Devices to Be Debuted by HTC, T-Mobile on June 8

by: Chit AgustinJune 3, 2011

It seems that HTC loves T-Mobile so much. And, once again, the two are about to launch new devices next week. That is, if we are to base our speculations on a job listing posted on TmoNews.

HTC appeared to have left very obvious clues about the launch date of the HTC Sensation 4G–it’s going to be on June 8.

The job listing on TmoNews, however, mentions that T-Mobile will be showcasing 3 new HTC handsets. One of them will definitely be the HTC Sensation 4G, but what are the other two? Your guess is as good as mine. Truth be told, there are several other possible handsets that HTC can debut together with the Sensation 4G on June 8.

TmoNews, for [...]

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Sharp’s Android Slider Phone Heading for North America and AT&T

by: Chit AgustinJune 3, 2011

Ever since the epic failure of the Nexus 3’s leaked photos, I’ve started to take “leak” stories and tips with a very, very big lump of table salt. I was not the only disappointed soul, you know.

Just as the buzz about that story begins to die down, another leak image arrives on virtual newsstands. This time, it’s of an Android smartphone for AT&T, made by Sharp, and headed for North America.

Just this week, the Unwired View team received a leak photo of the smartphone, which actually looks very similar to Samsung’s Sidekick 4G. This leaked kicker, of course, is from Sharp. Unwired View assured readers that the source [...]

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Motorola Site Glitch Reveals New Devices

by: Chit AgustinJune 1, 2011

Motorola had its website redesigned lately and some glitches on the site revealed various new devices that we are hoping to come sooner. These glitches have already been fixed. However, some images have been captured before they went missing–thanks to Pocketnow, who immediately took screenshots.

Just to clear things up, these images are good for the eyes and there are no specific details yet. Maybe, because of this, Motorola will be forced to speak out and formally reveal these new devices.

“Dick Tracy never saw this coming.” This is the tagline that goes along with the device named Tracy XL. I wonder what this device is, but it looks more [...]

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Leaked Images of the Nexus 3, An Epic Fail

by: Chit AgustinJune 1, 2011

The first time I saw the leaked images of the rumored Nexus 3, I was a bit suspicious and asked myself – is this for real? Hearing anything about the Nexus 3 was music to my ears, and I really wanted to believe it was indeed the Nexus 3. What Android phone lover wouldn’t? Almost everyone, including me, was captivated when they saw the leaked images of the Nexus 3. Upon hearing that most recent news about the leaked images, and the fact that they were nothing more than a half-decent Photoshop edit, I was filled with both disappointment, and renewed sense of excitement! We all know that a new Nexus is coming, and that it’s going to be incredible. It’s likely to be the [...]

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