LG may not be the world’s best-known smartphone maker or the largest maker of smartphones in the world, like their co-nationals Samsung, but the Koreans are, nevertheless, a force to be reckoned with.
First off, the phone maker has passed through a long period of lackluster evolution, marked by mediocre products and a dwindling mindshare. But now, all signs indicate that LG is back with a vengeance. And for those in the know – LG has been making major waves in their display division, and is producing what many consider to be some of the finest displays available to date.
Over the past several months, LG has scored a number of important wins. It [...]
All week, Android Authority was live on-the-ground at Computex 2012 in Taipei, represented by our own editor-in-chief, Darcy LaCouvee. He’s got hands-on time with some amazing devices!
Last week, when ASUS teased the “next transformations” that would be showcased at Computex 2012, very few people expected what was finally revealed by ASUS, the Transformer AiO. The dual OS device featuring Android 4.0 and Windows 8 works as an all-in-one PC as well a tablet. Very impressively, it allows a simple transition between the two – switching between OSs is as simple pushing a button.
Here’s a video of Darcy’s hands-on with the ASUS [...]
All week, Android Authority was live on-the-ground at Computex 2012 in Taipei, represented by our own editor-in-chief, Darcy Lacouvee. He’s got hands-on time with some amazing devices!
ASUS has slowly been cornering the Android tablet market with some amazing options such as the Transformer Prime and the Transformer Pad TF300. But ASUS has definitely saved the best for last, with the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T. First seen at CES 2012 back in January, the device has since undergone a name-change, with information on the device variants including a WiFi-only version, an HSPA+ version, and an LTE version.
As a recap, here are the specifications of [...]
Remember the amount of hype Samsung managed to build around its new Galaxy S3 before its official unveiling? Well, if you thought that the hype machine will tone down, now that the device is official, you thought wrong!
Not a day goes by without finding out something new about the S3, from its official release dates in different parts of the world to benchmark results, pricing details or different models and specifications. Today, we are glad to show you the S3’s first appearances in unboxing and hands-on videos, which have hit YouTube with a bang over the last days.
There are no less than three unboxing clips and hands-on previews online (that we know of, at [...]
When the Jawbone ERA arrived at my doorstep, it caught me completely off guard: I completely forgot it was heading my way for a review. But after spending some time with it, I can assure you, I will not forget the ERA anytime soon. I’ve never really saw myself as one to use a Bluetooth ear piece, because I was always under the impression that they were uncomfortable and clumsy. Is this the case with the Jawbone ERA?Video
AUDIONoiseAssassin® 3.0 with wind reduction 10mm wideband speaker (HD audio) Automatic volume control Voice announcements
TECHNOLOGYBuilt-in accelerometer (motion sensor) MotionX™ technology Dual [...]
While at CES 2012 I saw a ton of new Tablets and phones running Android one of my favorite things I saw was the Toshiba Excite 10.1. The reason I fell in love with it was the design, it feels absolutely perfect to me it’s defiantly the best feeling hardware a tablet has ever had. The straight edge makes the thinness of the device really stand out at only 0.3 inches thick.
The Toshiba Excite X10 is powered by TI OMAP 4420 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz equipped with 1 GB of RAM. The screens resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and 10.1 inches in size. It was running with Android 3.2 Honeycomb when I got to take a look at it but I was told Toshiba is hoping to [...]
At&t released many devices at CES 2012 one of them being the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE a very large device with a massive 5.3 inch screen. It comes with a stylist to help navigate throughout the huge display, surprisingly enough it fits fine in your pocket and doesn’t feel to abnormal while holding it up to your ear during a phone call.
The Samsung Galaxy Note comes packed with a 1.5 Ghz processor, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera for video chatting, 1GB of RAM, a beautiful Super AMOLED display, and a 2500 mAh battery. To see it all live from CES 2012 check out the video below.
This past week at CES, our very own Darcy LaCouvee was invited to ASUS’s suite to check out some of their new products including the Padfone, Transformer 700, and the ASUS Memo tablets. For now we are just going to check out the ASUS Padfone. The Padfone features a 5MP camera, and running on Android 3.0 – Honeycomb. The tablet part of the duo features a 10.1 inch display and the phone part features a 4.3 inch screen.
The ASUS Padfone is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2012, but we will see when ASUS finally releases it. Hopefully we won’t see the same problem as we saw with the release of the Transformer Prime, and now a new release to [...]
We were able to get some time with the newer version of the Transformer Prime 700, which features the higher pixel resolution 1920×1200, and better GPS then the original Transformer Prime. Running on a Quad-Core Tegra 3 processor, it’s one arguably one of the best tablets ever made, and is certainly an awesome device. We also got the chance to play with the keyboard dock, which turns the Transformer Prime into a netbook on steroids, ala touch screen goodness.
Check out the hands-on Video and pictures we have below and let us know what you think about it. Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!
Hands on Video:
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 of the phone is comfortable and feels really nice in your hand, it doesn’t feel to big like you would [...]