dolphin-browser-8.7

The Dolphin Browser has been one of Android’s users favorite third-party browsers. Formerly known asĀ Dolphin Browser HD, it’s now changing its name to... Dolphin Browser in an effort to simplify things. The change starts with version 8.7 and it brings a series of improvements as well.

The new version includes a cleaner address bar that givesĀ mor...

ouya

Even though there are only a few days left until the end of OUYA‘s Kickstarter campaign, they’re still managing to sign-up more partners to make their... offer more compelling and to increase the buzz around their product. This could help with receiving more donations in the last few days of the campaign, and also to get more people interested in buying...

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3DMark has been the standard gaming benchmark for PC for over a decade now. It’s what people have been using to see how their hardware fares with the latest games. The 3DMark version for... Android is coming out later this year, and it has gained 4 more partners for Ā their “Benchmark Development Program”, to create industry-wide benchmarks for games on Android. The 4 partners...

HTC-One-X_21-e1341569996850

HTC had a little bit of a reboot this year with the One series, led by the HTC One X, which was meant to be the best smartphone on the market. And the One X really was the king of the hill for... a while, but, shortly after its release, the Samsung Galaxy S3 made its appearance and stole most of its thunder.

To fight the Galaxy S3, HTC will have to introduce a new and improved phone soon...

china-android

While things may not be looking so good in the US market for Android, dropping 5% in market share compared to the last quarter, Canalys is reporting that Android has a very healthy global growth... rate, reaching 68% in Q2 2012. This is compared to a year ago when Android only had 47% of the globalĀ market. Apple dropped from 18.9% a year ago to 16.4% globally in Q2 of this year.

What’s...

archos-g10

Archos been manufacturing MIDs/tablets even before Apple announced the iPad. But they’ve always been more about low-end to mid-end devices, than about making gadgets that actually look... and feel premium. It looks like that’s about to change with Archos’ Gen 10 tablets, which look like they were made to compete in the high-end market, hopefully for a lower price.

A...

android-versions-july-2012

Last month, Google announced that ICS devices represented close to 11% of the total Android devices, and now a new report is saying that ICS saw a 50% increase on Android devices, jumping to... 16% after a month. Gingerbread still owns the lion share of the market, sitting at 60%, and Froyo is now less than ICS, at 15.5%. Jelly Bean is now at 0.8%, thanks to the popular Nexus 7 and the upgra...

samsung-pro-class-1500-flash-memory-1343879683

One of the main issue I have with mobile devices is that they have very slow storage. It’s typically under 10 MB/s read speed for most devices, and even the best of the best flagships... only get to around 20 MB/s read speed, and about half of that as write Ā speed. Even the Nexus 7 barely goes over the 10 MB/s mark, but since it’s a very affordable product, it can be forgiven...

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OUYA is approaching the end of the funding campaign, with 7 days left to donate if you want to help them succeed or “pre-order” an OUYA console for yourself.... In the past few days the company has announced partnerships with OnLive and Square Enix for Final Fantasy 3, and now it’s announcing another major partnership, although this one doesn’t have much...

google-wallet

Google Wallet promised to replace physical wallets with a virtual wallet that can be accessed from your Android phone. However, the momentum has been slow in the... U.S. because carriers are trying their best to avoid using it on the handsets they sell, because they are preparing their own competing solution called Isis. The only carriers in the U.S. that have b...