The BT S Pen is not your run-of-the-mill stylus, and, although it looks very similar to the standard-issue Note S Pen, it has a couple of unexpected aces up its sleeve. As you might have guessed from its name, the BT S Pen comes with Bluetooth functionality, but also a built-in microphone and tiny speaker. Why would you need all those things? Well, to make and receive calls, of course, without ever touching your 3G-enabled tablet.
Android’s pattern lock security easily bypassed with ADB, root not required
An XDA forum member has come up with a solution that enables you to bypass the pattern lock security on Android devices. The only requirement it asks is that the “USB debugging” option should already be enabled prior to the mind lapse. Those who have dabbled with the world of modding and flashing should already be familiar with the option.
Galaxy Note 10.1 explores its educational side, comes with pre-loaded Kno textbook app
It’s not every day we see a mainstream Android device take an interest in educational software, but then again Samsung’s newly unveiled Galaxy Note 10.1 is not your usual run-of-the-mill tablet, is it? Sammy’s 10-incher comes pre-loaded with the Kno textbook app, which comes with a multitude of features that aid in learning.
South Korean scientists able to dramatically reduce the charging time of lithium-ion batteries
South Korean scientists have published research results that could lead to a major improvement in batteries based on Li-Ion. According to researchers, they have developed a method for charging large lithium-ion batteries -- such as those found inside electric cars -- in just a few minutes instead of many hours.
Samsung not likely to license BlackBerry 10 from RIM
RIM is adamant at keeping its BlackBerry platform relevant amid the dominance of iOS and Android in the consumer markets. But while RIM has hinted that companies like Samsung may be interested, the South Korean Android device manufcaturer has actually declined having any interest in BB10.
Although very little has been officially announced, with less than two weeks to go until the official IFA kick-off we have a good idea of what to expect from pretty much all of today’s Android “stars”. Here’s a quick rundown of what we suspect to see on show over in Berlin, Germany.
The Liquid Gallant Solo phone has been spotted and, although it hasn’t been officially unveiled by Acer, it will most likely hit the market by mid-September. As you might suspect from its name, the new handheld is not very different from the Liquid Gallant Duo, with one noteworthy exception.
Xiaomi launches China’s most hotly anticipated Mi2 MIUI smartphone
Xiaomi has launched the hotly-anticipated Mi2 smartphone, powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, running MIUI skinned Android Jelly Bean. The best thing about the Xiaomi Mi2 is the $314 price.
New rumors: Droid Razr HD to come with 8MP camera, no Maxx version with super battery
According to a Phone Arena tipster, there has never been a Razr Maxx HD version planned, so not only it won’t come in October, it will never come period. The only Razr HD will also only feature an 8 MP camera, and not a 13 MP shooter, according to the same source.