HD_voice

The HD Voice technology promises to make phone conversations crystal clear, and the HTC EVO 4G LTE was one of the very first phones to support it, at least in America.... But you need a carrier to support it as well, and although Sprint promised tp make it available later this year, the phone itself launched without that functionality working.

Sprint is saying again...

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With XBMC finally arriving on Android, I was thinking it may be just a matter of time before the app is ported to the Android-based OUYA console. Now the XBMC team is announcing that they will... do a lot more than just port the app: and it will actually be integrated in OUYA.

The talks between the 2 teams are still young, but it’s possible that OUYA wants XBMC to be its default med...

sony-xperia

Sony has been one of the more supportive companies when it comes to sending its own code back to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and for this reason it has... been a lot easier for custom ROM makers like the CyanogenMod team to port the latest version of Android to the latest Sony devices. This is why we’re now getting an alpha version of CM10 for all...

ESLookback

The OpenGL ES 2.0 specification has been finalized since 2007, but we didn’t get to use it in smartphones until 2009, when the iPhone and Android phones started... supporting it in hardware. It still feels like a long time for the OpenGL ES specification to be updated, though. But the wait is over, as Khronos, the group responsible for OpenGL, OpenCL, OpenVL (augmen...

HTC-One-Series

HTC doesn’t seem to be doing too well lately, even after the big launch of the One series, and the much praised HTC One X smartphone. Yesterday they said that their sales fell by 45% in... the month of July compared to the same month last year, fromĀ T$45.11 billion to T$25 billionĀ ($834 million). The sales were also down compared the previous month by T$5 billion.

Things seem to...

kodakonline

WSJ reported yesterday that Kodak’s upcoming patent auction already has 2 bidders: Google and Apple, and each has bids between $150 million and $250 million... so far. Kodak, however, is expecting up to $2.6 billion for its 1,100 digital patents to pay off its creditors.

This may be wishful thinking for Kodak, but who knows how fast the bids will esca...

chrome-market-share-statcounter-june-2012

Who knew that Google Chrome would get so far? It now accounts for 1/3 of the market, and it has the highest browser market share as well, surpassing the total market... share of IE (IE7, IE8, IE9) on its own. Chrome took 33.4% market share in June, according to StatCounter, while IE took only 32%. Firefox was at 23.7%, while Safari was at 7.1%.

What’s nice...

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Although we haven’t even seen the first generation of Mali T600 series GPUs shipping, ARM is already announcing the second generation of T600 GPUs, not only for the Mali T604, but also... for the GPU-compute-oriented Mali T658. These second generation GPUs are the Mali T624 (4 cores) and Mali T628 (8 cores) for the graphics-oriented chips, and Mali T678 for the GPU compute oriented pro...

GameKlip

One of the main complaints about gaming on a smartphone is that you just can’t play a “normal” game on a smartphone just with touch controls, because... the experience is too poor and it’s too hard to play this way. Sony tried to solve this problem with the Xperia Play, but the problem was they didn’t want it to compete too much with their upco...

Horn-android

Phosphor Games’ Horn is looking to be one of those Android games that you absolutely have to buy. The game is based on the Unreal Engine, which means impressive graphics are assured, and... it seems to resemble a lot the very popular iOS gameĀ Infinity Blade.

The team behind Infinity Blade seems to have made some sort of exclusivity deal with Apple, and they aren’t going to br...