While I think Sony has some of the best smartphone designs in the market right now, and I hope that it’s one of the companies that will make a Nexus phone this fall, so far Sony has always been at least a few months behind the competition in terms of hardware specs.
I’m still not convinced that the upcoming Sony Xperia Mint will manage to catch up to the competition if it’s only going to be announced on August 29th, and released maybe a couple of months later. By then I’m sure at least some HTC and LG phones will be using the quad core S4 Pro chips, while the Sony Xperia Mint will be stuck on the original dual core S4 [...]
Yesterday, Nvidia announced that its Tegra 3 architecture is fully compatible with Miracast, the upcoming standard for wireless display connections.
Miracast is a specification developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance that will allow seamless and quick connections between mobile devices and HD TV sets. Based on the current Wi-Fi Direct standard, Miracast promises to make you forget about the hassle of connecting smartphones and tablets to TVs through cables. The Miracast standard will allow simple pairing and transfer of audio and video signal to compatible TVs.
Here’s a presentation video from Nvidia that depicts the main use cases for the new Miracast [...]
The cloud storage competition on mobile devices is heating up, as Box goes on the offense against other established players in the market. The cloud storage company has struck a deal with Qualcomm, one of biggest SoC makers in the Android ecosystem, as well as with Microsoft for its Windows Phone devices. We figure you’ll be more interested in the former, so here are the deets.
The Qualcomm partnership means that select devices powered by Snapdragon processors will come preloaded with the Box Android app. The main perk for users is that they will get 50GB of free Box storage. The deal doesn’t necessarily mean that the Box service is mandatory, but phone manufacturers [...]
If there’s one thing to take away from the current incredible demand for the Google Nexus 7, that is great specs alone won’t sell a tablet. Cutting-edge specs must be accompanied by an affordable price point. Hoping to successfully apply this model, Chinese juggernaut Lenovo is now offering the IdeaPad S2110 tablet at a very attractive introductory price.
The IdeaPad S2110 is one of the better looking Android tablets available in the market. Coupled with the impressive specs and docking ability, looks like Lenovo has a winner on its hand.
The tab comes with a 10.1-inch IPS HD display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 16GB internal storage, and [...]
First leaked in a Bluetooth SIG filing in April and then again in an FCC appearance in June, the Samsung Jasper (SCH-I200) is clearly getting close to a release on Verizon’s LTE network.
An image leaked on Twitter by @evleaks gives up some clues about this new mid-ranger from Samsung. Besides the conspicuous Verizon branding, we can see that the Jasper forgoes the traditional search soft button, for an ICS-inspired “three-dot” menu key. Speaking of which, the SCH-I200 will clearly come with Ice Cream Sandwich on board, treated with Samsung’s customary TouchWiz overlay.
The leak also gives away some of the key specs of the new Jasper, and let’s say it’s a [...]
Just like with the HTC One X, which had a quad core Tegra 3 version internationally, but a dual core Snapdragon S4 version in the US, because it was the only available chip with an integrated LTE modem: the Galaxy S3 came with an Exynos 4 Quad chip for all non-LTE markets, and a Snapdragon S4 for the LTE ones, including the US market.
So until now, if you were an American citizen, you couldn’t even choose the quad core version if you wanted, for the GSM networks. But that may be about to change soon, as Samsung is apparently going to launch an unlocked version of the Galaxy S3, the same i9300 model we saw on the [...]