Sony Xperia Ion Vs. Motorola Droid 4

Intro Now that the dust has settled from CES, we can dig in and look at some of the new Android tech. Sony and Motorola had many big announcements at CES, with the Motorola Droid 4 (D4) and the Sony Xperia Ion (ION) among them. Motorola and Sony have both been working with Android from early on so I expect a lot from these phones. When comparing them, you will notice some drastic differences that I will explain the significance of and how these differences will affect you when choosing one over the other. The Specs CPU/GPU/RAM At the core…

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Tablets are gaining popularity these days as a means for extending the functionality of desktops and laptops. Tablets are lightweight, compact, and not only smart enough for productivity but also great companions for reading ebooks while on the go. Most tablets come in various shapes and sizes, from 5.3 inch phoneblet hybrids to 10.1 inch monster displays. If you intend to read ebooks on your Android tablet, you’ll be glad to know that there are Android apps to serve that very purpose. Here are some of the top and the best ebook reading apps for your Android device. Kindle Perhaps…

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Taking pictures under low light can be quite tricky, most especially if your phone doesn’t support LED flash and digital optical zoom. Pictures taken during the day are of great quality with vibrant colors  and amazing details caught on camera. On the other hand, pictures taken at night are exactly the opposite. Dark rooms where there is absence of natural light spoil the rewards of having quality moments with friends and family. Most high-end phones are already equipped with the best cameras, but some mid-range and low-end smartphones aren’t as lucky. Devices with above-average cameras can take advantage of camera…

LG Spectrum Hands On

Yesterday at CES 2012 I had the chance to take a look at the LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless. Let me tell you this handset is set for success from a spec list stand point, the LG Spectrum is coming packed with a 4.5 measured screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 making the display look absolutely beautiful, 4G LTE connectivity, 8MP camera with LED flash capable of 1080p video recording, a 1.3 MP camera on the front, running 2.3.5 Gingerbread behind LG’s custom UI, all of this powered by a massively fast 1.5 GHZ Snapdragon processor! Overall the design…

Droid 4 vs Droid Razr Maxx

Two of Motorola’s big announcements at CES 2012 were the Droid 4 (D4) and the Droid Razr Maxx (DRM).  These two phones are similar in many aspects, but they are separated by one key factor: the keyboard. Without looking at any other features of these phones, this can be the ultimate decision maker for many. But if your looking beyond this, there are some other differences that may sway you one way or the other when deciding which to buy (these I will cover below). The Specs Cpu and GPU Processors/Ram The D4 and the DRM each have the TI…

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When it comes to cases, Otterbox does a very nice job of keeping your phone safe. In fact, if you’re a Galaxy Nexus user, Otterbox has created 2 cases just for you. The Defender and Commuter cases are $49.95 and $39.95 respectively. Both cases have two layers of protection, and the Defender series case comes with a belt clip and doubles as a stand. As you can probably tell by the name, the Defender case protects more than the Commuter case. However, the Commuter case will be thinner and sleeker and fits into your pocket more easily. A lot of…

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Motorola and Verizon finally announced the Droid 4 at CES this past monday, yesterday we were able to get some hands on time with the brand new device that will be launching soon on Verizon’s LTE network. It’s a pretty good looking device, looks a lot like the Droid Razr as far as design, but there are parts that make it like a Droid. Don’t forget about the awesome specs the Droid 4 has, for a reminder read below: 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor Full-edge Lit QWERTY Keyboard Running Android 2.3.5 – Will be upgraded to Android 4.0 soon 4-inch qHD display…

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Hey everyone! This is Darcy LaCouvee from AndroidAuthority, reporting live from the CES 2012. What I have here is the Huawei Ascend P1, it’s an incredibly thin device. We’re looking at a 7.69 mm profile, which is one of the thinnest phones on the market, it just blows away the thinness of the Galaxy S2 or even the Droid RAZR. With this device, We’re looking at an 8 mega-pixel auto focusing camera on the rear with an LED flash. Inside we have a 1.4GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor with a SGX 540 GPU. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.01…

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Unless you’re subscribed to an unlimited data subscription with your mobile carrier, using data services through your Android device can get tricky. If you are not careful, you could consume data beyond your monthly limit and end up paying extra. The good news is that there are apps that can help you monitor your data usage. One highly recommended app is Data Detective, which does more than just help you with data usage monitoring. In a nutshell, Data Detective can monitor mobile network traffic (4G/3G/Edge/GPRS) and Wi-Fi network traffic. show you how much data each app has consumed over a…

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We have already seen many useful apps in the Android Market, apps that we probably have been using even now. Be they for productivity, entertainment, or whatnot, these apps are an important part of our Android gadgets. We recently ran into the Tablet Remote app, an Android app whose function confused us at first. After installing the app, though, we discovered that it’s actually a useful one. The app uses Bluetooth to communicate with fellow Android devices. It seems to be an interesting and unique function. If you’re intrigued about what this app can do, read on to find out…