Matthew Sabatini(169 posts)

Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.

All posts by Matthew Sabatini
Most Recent
post image

Is Bell About to Launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 16, 2011
Although Google and Samsung haven't posted specific dates about the release of the Galaxy Nexus, worldwide carriers are beginning to come out with information. Mobile Syrup writes that they, "received an email from Bell, looks like the Galaxy Nexus is confirmed for an 'early December' availability.
post image

Google Android Event Announced For November 16th in Los Angeles – What’s it All About?

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 12, 2011

Google has just put out an invitation for their next “special event.” Taking place in Los Angeles at 2:00 PM Pacific Time, we are all curious as to what Google will unveil. After releasing Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus just weeks ago, we can rule out a new version of android and also a new device. So what is Google getting ready to release?

The only plausible idea for this event is Google Music and the Music Store. After the Google Music app was released on Android with over the air syncing, users were still jealous of iOS syncing with iTunes. Therefore, it looks as if Google is out to solve this problem for their loyal [...]

post image

Hand-Gesture Android TVs Becoming a Reality

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 11, 2011

Have you ever wanted to use the Xbox Kinect’s hand gestures on other things such as your computer, phone, or TV? Hisense and eyeSight have made part of that a reality by developing TVs that you can control with your hands. And, we can only imagine that someone is already working on the other two.

In the past, Google has introduced “smart TV” technology that brings the Internet right into your television. However, you must buy a controller, such as the Logitech Revue, to control one of these smart TVs. Now, along with a built-in 2D camera, users can swipe their hands in front of their TVs to control things like volume, channels, and more.

In addition, [...]

post image

Sony Buys Out Ericsson Part in “Sony Ericsson”

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 11, 2011

Ever since 2001, when Sony Ericsson first began, the company was always trailing behind someone else. Now, sitting in sixth place in the cell phone market, Sony has decided to take action against its other half. Despite producing some quality tablets and hand-held gaming systems, Sony has called it quits for Ericsson.

In the late days of October, Sony handed close to US$1.5 billion to Ericsson. In addition to the buyout, Sony has put the ax to its Walkman and feature phone line. Therefore, Sony has just become an Android-exclusive phone manufacturer.

Samsung, HTC, and Motorola sit very happily atop the Android smartphone market, but with new competition, we [...]

post image

Galaxy Nexus U.K. Price Slashed to £520 ($750)

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 11, 2011

After the Galaxy Nexus showed up on Amazon UK for £550 (US$745) without any commitment or contract, we got a little excited. Despite the high price tag, this showed us that the Galaxy Nexus would be here soon enough.

Although originally, the price tag was high and the shipping date was early, the tides have completely shifted and flip-flopped on us all for the worst. Or, is it for the better? To be exact, it’s a bittersweet update to the Galaxy Nexus release. On the good side, the price has been dropped all the way down to US$700 (£519.99). However, escorting the price drop, a big shipping delay. Now, instead of shipping out on November 17, the Galaxy Nexus will [...]

post image

Republic Wireless Now Offers $19 Unlimited Android Plan – How Unlimited Is It?

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 9, 2011

To get a “real” unlimited plan these days, customers have to cough up three digits of cash each month. Although companies like T-Mobile and Boost Mobile boast unlimited plans for around $50, they both have their drawbacks. On the other hand, Republic Wireless is looking out for its “Wi-Fi People”. Now, after buying an LG Optimus starting at $49, Republic Wireless customers will get unlimited everything for just $19 a month!

What’s the catch you ask? Why must there always be a catch? The company, although never charging a single overage fee, suggests that 550 minutes, 150 texts, and 300 MB of data would be close to your limit. Therefore, [...]

post image

HTC Edge – First Quad-Core Smartphone? [Rumor-Mill]

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 9, 2011

Not too long ago, rumors started to come out that we would be seeing quad-core tablets in the very near future. With that, a very special question came about. What about smartphones? Yup, them too. Despite hearing rumors about Meizu’s quad-core phones, our wildest dreams have become a reality. The HTC Edge might as well be the first quad core phone to hit the market.

Although technology is rapidly progressing, only 10% of computers are expected to be quad-core’s by the end of 2011. That is pure insanity! Users may be seeing quad-core’s in their smartphones before their computers. More specifically, the HTC Edge should be featuring the first Tegra 3 [...]

post image

Motorola Atrix 2 vs. HTC Amaze 4G

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 9, 2011


Back in October, two extremely hot phones came on the market practically unnoticed. Mostly, this was due to the fact that one was on T-Mobile (Amaze 4G) and the other was released on AT&T at the same time as the iPhone 4S was released. Despite their poor entrances, both devices have a lot to offer, and might still be two of the top Android smartphones on the market today.

Although neither device will have a screen like other rumored devices, if your looking for a new phone, rumors might just not cut it for you if you need a device now. In that case, take a look at the spec sheet below and meet me at the bottom for a full-on comparison.

Spec-For-Spec [...]
post image

Google Offers App is Live in the Android Market

by: Matthew SabatiniNovember 3, 2011

If you use Google Offers, Groupon, or any other coupon service, you probably get around a thousand emails a day. And. if this sounds like you, Google may have just created an app the will stop your email blues. If you have an Android device that is running 2.1+, you can head to the Android Market and download the Google Offers app.

The app features a very user friendly user interface and displays your Offers in a very convenient way, and enables you to see them by the following: Purchased, Saved, and Used and Expired. In addition, you can redeem any of your purchased coupons from your device. But wait, are you thinking that you need NFC capabilities to use this? Nope! [...]

post image

Nokia Shows Off “Bendy” Phone With Bendy Interaction [Video Hands-On]

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 29, 2011

Recently, manufacturers have been starting rumors about creating bendable phones. However, rumors and proof-of-concepts were the closest that anyone has gotten, so far. Contour displays are starting to gain a bit of a foothold in the market, but this takes contour-ability to a whole new level.

Thankfully, Nokia has come to our rescue, and demonstrated that we shouldn’t count them out of the game just yet. Before I say another word about the new product, take a look at the video below.

The video shows that this incredibly odd device actually bends. In addition, it does not just bend, the operating system uses those “bendings”, and [...]

1 9 10 11 12 13 17
Android vs iOS
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Notetaking)-24 (in hand mural background front featured)
lg g3 knock code aa (3 of 6)
Nougat is here, though getting it to all devices is a whole other story.
Xiaomi Mi Box
Android N logo AA
Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR AA 1
google pixel xl initial review aa (18 of 48) fingerprint nexus imprint
Google Pixel XL International Giveaway!
Poll of the week
Recent Reviews
google pixel xl initial review aa (19 of 48) front featured
Google Pixel XL initial review: first 48 hours
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Olympic Games Limited Edition overview
samsung galaxy note 7 review aa (5 of 20)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review (updated)
Nubia Z11 Review-16
Nubia Z11 review
Buyer’s Guide
Best Android phones (October 2016): our picks, plus a giveaway