Ainol Novo 7″ is a 7-inch tablet with Android 3.2 Honeycomb preinstalled that retails for $145 (down from $206.61) at McBub online retailer.
What you get for your money is a 7″ WVGA (800 x 480) resolution multi-touch display, a single-core Ingenic JZ4770 Xburst 1 GHz processor, 512 MB worth of RAM, 8 gig storage, 2 MP back and VGA front cameras and, most notably, Android Honeycomb 3.2 preinstalled. Read more »
Facebook announced its Timeline feature back in September at the f8 conference and today it’s ready and available for everyone (globally) to enable, try out under cover and, finally, publish to Facebook contacts.
Timeline replaces your profile page with a reworked new one, focused on your entire Facebook activity divided into years starting with your first ever birthday. Read more »
Flipboard is a digital magazine-like application that combines all of your Facebook, Twitter, website news, articles, photos and more into one live feed for simple (and gorgeous) browsing from one dedicated place. It used to be an iPad exclusive up until the other day when Flipboard launched a version for the iPhone too and we thought we’d take it for a spin and do a little impromptu review of it.
Once the app launched yesterday things went seriously wrong and Flipboard’s servers were overwhelmed by the incredible demand. Today Flipboard updated the app and things started working again. We’ve prepared screen shots for you guys and also a video demo of Flipboard for iPhone, join us after the break for the full scoop. Read more »
The Samsung Omnia W is our guest these days and we thought we’d bring you a video of our encounter with it.
It’s been a long time since the Omnia 7 walked in an introduced Super AMOLED to Windows Phone – a year actually. The Omnia W brings some big improvements over its predecessor and some not quite as big. Read more »
Citing sources close to Microsoft, TheNextWeb, claims that the Windows 8 public beta is set for release in February 2012.
There’s nothing set in stone so, you know, don’t hold your breath until we hear something official. Still it doesn’t seem that unlikely as Windows 8 is expected in 2012 anyway and the MWC 2012 is a big event, a fitting place for presenting a converged desktop/mobile OS. The next iteration of Microsoft’s OS will be the first to be designed to work on both desktops and mobile devices like tablets. Read more »
YouTube received a more polished design yesterday that focuses the user’s attention on the channels he/she follows and adds a video feed that reminds slightly of a twitter feed. The new homepage consists of a predominating gray background, bigger video thumbnails and a cleaner video watch page.
The redesign comes with a fresh homepage that has a dedicated channel bar on the left, displaying the ones you’re subscribed to, trending, popular, music-oriented and entertainment ones, and ones that YouTube suggests to you based on your viewing activity. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S II is getting updated to Android Gingerbread 2.3.6. Three UK have also confirmed 2.3.6 for the original Galaxy S but it won’t come before January.
We’ve received a report that the Galaxy S II has already received the 2.3.6 update via Kies software. The first reported country to receive the update is Mexico but users elsewhere around the globe should receive it soon I guess. Read more »
Samsung recently announced a tricked out edition of their highly popular mid-range droid – the Galaxy Ace. We got our hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss Edition and you can bet we’ve shot and filmed the whole thing.
Although it’s pretty much the same deal on the inside as the original Galaxy Ace, the Hugo Boss edition has been pimped out and made manlier and sexy than before. Read on for the full scoop. Read more »
In an alleged email sent to its partners Samsung reportedly expressed the intention to stop making netbooks and focus on ultraportables (11.6″ and 12″) and ultrabooks starting from Q1 2012.
Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed this yet and the information comes from French site called Blogeee, so take this information under advisement. Read more »
Samsung’s latest ad for their Galaxy S II strikes hard at Apple fans as if the South Korean manufacturers wants to get even for the latest patent infringement cases Apple won in Germany. The scenario in the video is played out in front of an apparent Apple store that will open in 9 hours and, most likely, start selling a new iPhone.
Apparently, according to Samsung Apple’s die-hard fans consist of hipster, “creative” folk and they line up in wait of the new iDevice – which, as you can imagine, is prime material for abuse in a comic form. Read more »
The quad-core Transformer Prime is all but official by now but Asus have went that extra distance and setup a dedicated product page for their premium slate over at their website complete with specs and features.
And if you’re a UK resident, not so keen on quad-core and think dual-core is good enough, you’re in luck as the first-gen Transformer just got a special price cut in some retail shops (Best Buy and HMV) for the 16GB model – now starting at £299 (80 quid lower than the launch asking price). The deal is set to expire on December 4 so you’d best hurry up before all the units have been cleaned from the shelves. Read more »
Nokia Maps v3.08 is now available for download to Symbian Anna and Belle users and is bringing along some goodies you might want to check out.
First off, Nokia Maps now offers four homescreen widgets, also live traffic services, weather service, improved Drive navigation and more. Nokia Maps already offers lifetime free-of-charge voice-guided navigation across 100 countries with downloadable maps and everything. Read more »
Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik has announced that his extremely popular ROM series CyanogenMod will be coming to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 when his group upgrades their ROM base to Android Ice Cream Sandwich in version 9.
The CM9 (7 is for Gingerbread and 8 for Honeycomb) is already in the works and the CM team expects the first stable versions to arrive early next year. Read more »
Cameraphone buffs listen up. If you’re eager to snap some quirky hipster photos with your iPhone’s 5MP or 8MP sharpshooter and happen to have $249 bucks lying around this just might interest you.
PhotoJojo offers a three lens dial case for your iPhone 4 or 4S that gives you three cool shooting modes – Wide Angle, Fisheye and Telephoto. It has three coated glass lenses and it’s made out of aircraft-grade aluminum case. Read more »
Apple was granted a pretty stiff location-services patent that was retrieved from Xerox about two years ago. Originally Xerox filed for it in 1998 and had received it in the year 2000. The patent is quite broad in its terms so this could mean trouble for Android and company.
The patent refers to any system that is location-based, that needs to transmit a location to a network and receive information back. Read more »