With HTC having already launched their new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One X, the Android rumor mills’ attention seems to be currently focusing on the upcoming flagships from the two other main Android smartphone manufacturers: Samsung and Motorola. While during the previous weeks we have extensively covered the rumors and leaks regarding the Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola’s upcoming smartphone, rumored to be branded as ‘the DROID Fighter’, is somewhat of a recent addition to the pre-launch interest list of Android fans worldwide.
Please note that while none of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S3 specs are set in stone, the image we currently have on the S3 was [...]
Who among you first took the plunge with the original Motorola DROID? I bet quite a few of you. It was mine, too. I loved that device. It could take a good solid weekend beating, with drops, smacks, and come back with a big smile. Fast forward to today, and we have Motorola continuing its tradition of building tanks, fitting ever more inside, all while keeping their iconic war-like-ready aesthetics.
Seriously, I wil say again – where are the DROID RAZR MAXX contenders? Smartphone fanatics are currently whipping one another up into a frenzy with quad core this and HD 720p display that, and it’s all going nowhere, folks. Why, you may ask? Read on [...]
Thin this, ultra svelte that. So what? Sure, we all love thin – but if it sacrifices overall functionality – or even more importantly – battery life, then consumers get downright angry.
A recent JD Power survey revealed that people’s chief concern is with battery life or lack thereof. The race towards thinness is simply not in line with what consumers want. While it serves as a great marketing message, much like “quad core” does, it actually ends up hurting consumers by forcing them to remain near the ‘ol outlet.
Android devices are all about mobility and utility. Try and think of something your Android [...]
Although its 4.7-inch Super LCD display is slightly beyond the ‘optimum’ smartphone screen size (according to the Strategy Analytics report we covered yesterday), the HTC One X is considered by many to be one of this year’s hottest devices. Capturing the interest of many potential smartphone owners that are planning to purchase in the next couple of months or so, the only official estimate we’ve had so far regarding a possible release date was a vague “early April for the European markets”. Fortunately for One X fans eager to get a feel of that 1.5GHz quad-core processor, we just received word a few hours ago from the official O2 Twitter [...]
If you have been waiting with bated breath for Sony to join the growing list of quad-core Android phones in the market, you may have to wait a little bit longer – like, a year longer – since that seems to be the plan according to Sony Mobile’s Product Marketing Manager Stephen Sneeden. Talking with CNET Asia at the Mobile World Congress earlier in the week, he said that it is likely that the company won’t release Android phones powered by quad-core processor until early 2013.
The Sony Mobile exec said that the company is considering moving to Cortex A15 architecture in the second part of [...]
It’s easy to get lost in the sea of Android news, updates, hands-on’s, and gadget releases that seemingly never stop. With the frenetic pace that mobile technology is advancing, it’s very difficult to slow down and look at the big picture. This is precisely why we’d like to pause for a while, and talk about the top smartphone trends that we observed at this year’s highly acclaimed Mobile World Congress. We’ve been up and running all this time, covering the latest events at MWC. But don’t you think now is the perfect time to get a bird’s eye view of the current smartphone trends? Let’s check them [...]
What a great way to make our day! We all love cutting-edge Android devices, particularly those that possess amazing specs. And today, we got just that!
Hitting the Mobile World Congress today is Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company that is currently the third largest IT services provider in the world. Fujitsu immediately caught our attention when it displayed a prototype smartphone running Android 4.0 ICS.Pocket-lint
But soon enough we realized that Android 4.0 is just the icing on the cake. We later found out that Fujitsu’s prototype is actually powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The smartphone is just one of of the [...]
We’ve had the privilege of being able to speak with Intel on several occasions, as well as with manufacturers that are planning on putting their fresh hot tech in upcoming generations of Android devices.
Really though, to be honest, I just don’t know. In the tech world, everyone with half a brain knows that absolutely everything is going mobile. Even a cursory glance will show that PC’s are going the way of the dinosaurs. With sales of smartphones already exceeding sales of PCs in the past short while, Intel and others in the business of making powerful, yet power-hungry processors are looking for a way to get access to ARM’s piece of the [...]
Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei devices, took the stage today (Sunday Feb 26) at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2012, and made some pretty bold assertions and promises. More specifically, the Chairman of one of Android’s rising stars told us that the Ascend D Quad and Quad XL smartphones will be powered by a specially made quad-core chip from Huawei themselves called the K3V2. Not only did Huawei choose not to follow the crowd and put a Tegra 3 chip in their new devices, but they also claim that the Ascend D Quad and Quad XL are the “world’s fastest”. Although they are the first to announce a quad-core phone at MWC 2012, there is reason to believe that [...]
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The year 2011 was all about “dual core” becoming the standard for high-end smartphones. And we have all witnessed what yesteryear’s superphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, DROID RAZR MAXX, and others are capable of. The following phones are much more powerful than anything released last year, and for this upcoming generation of devices, even more.
So, what next? This year, chip-makers have come forth with quad core processors supporting mobile multitasking comparable to the performance of a desktop computer of a few years ago, powered by Tegra 3 SoC’s and TI’s OMAP [...]