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.

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Samsung’s HD Super AMOLED Screen: How Important Is Its 720p Goodness?

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 29, 2011

Samsung has recently announced 2 new wonderphones for the South Korean market–the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE–just days before the original Samsung Galaxy S II had a chance to debut on the AT&T network.

Although the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE is exactly what it sounds like (i.e., an LTE version of the Galaxy S II), its HD partner is a different story.

Packing 4G LTE and a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen at 1280×720 resolution, the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE is going to be the “phone of phones.” Remember Apple’s Retina display? The 720p HD display on the Galaxy S II HD LTE will be blowing that completely [...]

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LG Esteem Full Specs – Gingerbread and 4G LTE on MetroPCS

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 28, 2011

Leaked photos of the LG Esteem recently showed up in the LG Partner Portal and they suggest that MetroPCS will be making further moves into the world of Android and LTE 4G connectivity with this particular device.

Some in the blogosphere have reported that you can get your hands on this phone for a mere $350 after a $100 mail-in rebate. And, while there there is no confirmed release date, rumors had suggested that September 23rd would be the day. However, due to the fact that it is September 28th, that guess is out of the picture. However, it leads us to believe that the true date is just around the corner.

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The Edison (Atrix 2) Sneak-Peek, Motorola Dismisses PenTile Display

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 26, 2011

Motorola Edison Hands-On With The Verge

Thanks to a post last night by The Verge, the Android community got a peek at the new Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) for AT&T. If you remember, Motorola had announced at CES that the Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic would be similar devices. However, while the Motorola Droid Bionic was being completely re-designed, the Atrix 4G was released on time. Now, the Bionic has made it’s way into the market with an impressive list of specs. The codenamed “Edison” should provide the features that were added onto the Bionic into a second-generation Atrix device. Keep reading for more on Mr. [...]

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HTC Ruby Poses for the Camera (Again)

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 26, 2011

Rumors have been surfacing about the new HTC Ruby, otherwise known as the Amaze 4G for T-Mobile. This 4.3″ qHD beast is poised to be released on October 6th. Not to mention, it’s packing slightly modest specs, with a 1.5Ghz dual core processor and 1GB of ram. As for the design, the leaked press picture displayed above is all we have.

In the category of the OS, the Ruby will sport one of the latest versions of Android 2.3+ Gingerbread. However, since this is an HTC phone, Sense 3.5 will be smothered all over this sweet Gingerbread cookie. And as if everything mentioned already was not enough, we can expect to see an 8 MP shooter on the back of this superphone. As [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II Is the Fastest Smartphone On the Market (Still) By Far

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 25, 2011

With smartphone competition at an all-time high, more manufacturers than ever vying for the top spot to to make the fastest and best device(s) available. One of the newest high end devices around is the Samsung Galaxy S II. The phone packs a 1.2ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (CPU), and an ARM Mali-400 (GPU). Recently, AnandTech put the device to the test. The results, well, are simply astonishing. Clocking in at a 42.5, second only to the iPad 2, is the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Although second place may not seem so hot, the list in not only compiled of smartphones, but tablets as well. As a matter of fact, the Galaxy S II is anywhere from 1.7 – 4 times faster than any [...]

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Mini Projectors Advancing, Do They Have A Future in Android Hardware?

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 23, 2011

Have you ever wanted to describe something to someone but you just couldn’t find the words to explain it? Have no fear, Pico Projectors are here. These nifty devices are handheld, and relatively powerful, and posses the ability to project an up to 100-inch screen. With new technology improving and prices dropping, can we expect to see Pico Projectors technology to be integrated with Android phones?


At the beginning of this month, the  growing world of Android fans got one step closer to having a Pico-Projector phone. The Tursion TS-102 fiercely boasts a 800×600 image for up to 100 inches. But you didn’t come hear to read [...]

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AT&T releasing Galaxy S II on October 2; Bell Cuts Price to $24.99!

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 22, 2011

Galaxy S II (slim)

AT&T recently confirmed via Twitter that the Galaxy S II will be released on October 2nd.

The Galaxy S II will be available starting October 2 for $199.99 w/2-yr contract! Min. $15/month data plan req’d.

As noted, the phone will be available for $199.99 with a new contract. AT&T customers who are buying the phone without a new contract can pick up the slim beast for a cool $

And, for our Canadian readers, you’ll be pleased to know that starting September 23rd, Bell customers can get a $145 discount on the Galaxy S II courtesy of Best Buy. Yes, you read that correctly, [...]

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5 Reasons Why it’s too Late for Windows 8 to Challenge the Almighty Android

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 22, 2011

Folks, numbers don’t lie. Android OS has taken a clear majority of the smartphone market over the past year and competitors seem to be falling behind. Why is it that Windows 8 is even being considered as a competitor when it now only controls 9% of the Mobile OS Market? Keep reading to hear the top 5 reasons that won’t be happening. 1. Windows Marketplace?

One of the main reasons for choosing one mobile OS over another is it’s app store. While Android and IOS currently boast close to 500,000 apps each, the Windows Marketplace has yet to break the 10,000 mark. This is clearly an area where they must catch-up if they want to stay a competitor.

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Is iOS 5 a Fake? Top 5 Features Copied from Android

by: Matthew SabatiniSeptember 21, 2011

Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 5, is said to have over 200 new features. Apple has noted a few of the main features on their website and more than a few resemble Android. In other words, Apple has copied some features from Android devices to catch up to the competition, especially after Apple has recently fallen behind in mobile OS market share standings. The top five copied features are as follows:

Notification Center

Otherwise known as the Notification Bar, this iconic Android feature has been the centerpiece of the operating system since 2008. With a little name change, Apple offers the same idea with a new user interface and 2 widgets.

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