We’ve already seen a lot of Android apps that are really cool. These apps are the ones that make our Android devices different from feature phones (also called basic phones). These apps make our Android smartphones powerful. Today, you will know more about a fascinating and powerful app useful for people who love traveling and taking pictures.
Pictour is yet another Android app that helps you manage your pictures. This is not like your average picture manager, since this app specializes in travel pictures.
The app is very helpful when it comes to managing photos you took from your travels. Pictour makes it easy to share your travel photos to friends and loved [...]
We always want our gadgets to be cool and good-looking aside from being useful. Most of the time, good-looking gadgets are those thin ones with nicely curved bodies. At times though, manufacturers would go out of the usual path and create something unique. And, this is what the Motorola Flipout is all about–a unique smartphone that is different from the usual candy bar style.
The Flipout is not your typical smartphone. It features a small 2.8-inch display which, when flipped out, reveals a QWERTY keyboard. We’re not just talking about a screen sliding upwards when you flip it; we are talking about some unique method where the screen pivots around a point in its [...]
The HTC Sensation XE and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S are two great Android smartphones that are gaining popularity nowadays. The Sensation XE is one of the first to get the new Beats branding while the Xperia Arc S comes from the famous Xperia product line. Will these two meet our expectations? Will they satisfy our cravings for a truly awesome Android smartphone? Read on and find out.The Looks
The two smartphones are nowhere near similar when it comes to design. The styles and the physical design of these devices are totally different from each other.
Sony made the Xperia Arc S super thin, with some curves around the edges. The back portion of the device is [...]
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a cool Android smartphone that does not just accomplish its regular Android duties but runs PlayStation games, too. The dedicated game pad built into the Xperia Play makes this device a mini version of the PlayStation Portable (PSP).
Despite the fact that this smartphone can play PSP games, this one is still a true-blue Android device. And, because of that, we can install the CyanogenMod custom ROM into this machine. We are not talking about those obsolete versions here; instead, we are going to tinker with CyanogenMod 7.2, which is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
If you are up to some smartphone hacking today, experience the [...]
Portability is one of the key factors that made Android tablets a big success. These book-like gadgets are pretty much everywhere nowadays. Almost every month we see makers release new tablets and upgraded models of existing ones. They can’t help it–these devices are selling like hotcakes.
Let’s take a look at two of the newcomers (relatively speaking) right now and we’ll see if these tablets are worth our money. We will take a peek at the Sony Tablet S and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. We will compare the two Android tablets side by side, so we can determine which one will outshine the other.Form Factor
One of the common attributes [...]
Battery power is always precious when it comes to our gadgets. Of course, no one likes to be stuck near a wall outlet because his/her battery would just run out of juice too quickly. We always want our gadgets to be free of wires. That’s actually the main reason why we call them mobile devices–because we can bring them anywhere.
Most Android smartphones are very powerful; they can do so many things for you. The powerful nature of Android devices can, most of the time, be accompanied by battery issues, though.
Today we are going to check out the Huawei Honor U8860 and we are going to see how we can optimize the battery life of this Android [...]
This year would surely be one of the biggest years for Android. There were so many Android devices that hit the market, and not just low-end and mid-range ones but also ones that did shine and become so popular.
Today we going to compare two of the big guns in the Android smartphone arena, and we will check out which one is better. When we say big guns, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation XE. The fame of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of unprecedented success by far. Now, can the HTC Sensation XE climb the heights of the Galaxy S2’s success? Does the Sensation XE have what it takes to compete with the Galaxy S2? It’s time for us [...]
Almost every new Android tablet released in the market would always be compared against the Apple iPad 2, and no doubt this tablet is a tough one to beat.
Motorola just recently released the newest Xoom sibling, the Xoom 2. And, just as for any other tablet out there, we can’t help comparing it with the iPad 2. Will it have what it takes to beat this famous tablet from Apple? Let’s go ahead and find out.Form Factor
Most of us are already familiar with that sexy body of the iPad 2, and only a small number of tablets can be on par with this thin form factor. Surprisingly the Xoom 2 is also sexy, just as thin as the iPad 2. Both tablets are just 8.8 mm thick which [...]
We usually see Android phones with typically big touchscreens and virtual keyboards. It is not typical for us to see Android phones with QWERTY keyboards. This makes the two Android phones we are comparing today unique. The Motorola Charm and the Huawei U8300 are two of the unique Android phones in the market today that sport a QWERTY keyboard.
Let’s go ahead and dissect these two Android devices so we’ll see what makes them unique. And, a heads up–these two smartphones are actually priced below US$100, so these may be good for people who are budget-conscious.Design
Both these smartphones are mainly made out of plastic, which creates an impression that [...]
Many of you have already seen or probably heard of the new Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet. Yes it looks closely similar to the Nook Color but don’t be deceived by the looks. This newest tablet from Barnes and Noble is a mean machine sporting a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM.
And yes, this device can now be rooted. Thanks to the Android enthusiasts at XDA Developers, this mean machine can now be unleashed at full throttle. Are you itching to try how this works? Let’s go ahead and have the rundown of all the steps on how to root your NOOK Tablet.
A word of caution before proceeding, this process will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your [...]