Samsung’s flagship the Galaxy S III is among the most capable Android mobile devices on the market today and its powers aren’t confined to just raw computing power and a great display.
The S III is quite the connectivity beast, as tech blog AndroidNZ was eager to demonstrate in a lengthy video. They put the Galaxy S III through its paces by hooking it up to various devices, flash drives, hard disks and other gadgets to see if it delivers. Read more »
There’s no arguing that Android could feel a little sluggish at times, especially when faced with less capable hardware. Even in its latest, Ice Cream Sandwich release, Google’s mobile OS feels like it could do with more code optimization. And that’s exactly what the Linaro team has done.
The indie developers created an optimized, faster and streamlined Android 4.0.4 build called Linaro, which performs up to 100 percent faster than the AOSP (stock) version. Read more »
Since the Galaxy S III is the official phone for this year’s Summer Olympics, Samsung and Eurosport have made a sweet deal to celebrate the largest sports event.
European Galaxy S III owners will be offered an exclusive one-month free access to the Eurosport Player, granting them live video streaming of various Olympic events right on their phone. Read more »
Just couple of months ago, Epic Games showed off an insanely impressive looking trailer of what upcoming games utilizing the Unreal Engine would look like.
And now, with Unreal Engine 4 getting ready for prime time, the company has done more of the same to show off the capabilities of its updated engine. Read more »
You might’ve thought that since Facebook cashed out $1bn for Instagram, the company will be more focused on integrating into the world’s largest social network, than providing updates for its the mobile app, but that’s still not the case.
The latest Instagram release has just hit Android and you’d be happy to know that it fixes some nasty bugs and improves searching. Read more »
After all the rumors of the eagerly anticipated sub $250 Google Nexus Tablet, finally some alleged photos of the slate have surfaced showing how it will actually look.
We got to see two alleged press shots of the device, showing the front and back panels. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S III records videos with impressively high quality, but what if we told you that it’s doing so without even firing on all cylinders? And now, thanks to custom ROM developer hyperX, you can squeeze every ounce of performance from the flagship device.
The newly released mod enables a new superfine mode for the 8-megapixel camera and lets it shoot full HD 1080p videos with a bitrate of 30 Mbps and192 kbit stereo audio. Read more »
Mobile chipsets’ processing power is improving unbelievably fast over the past few years, but unfortunately, this brings a lot of unwanted heat to the equation, which takes away some of the fun. According to Qualcomm, though, this needn’t be the case.
This is where their Snapdragon S4 SoC comes in, prepared to show how much cooler (literally!) it is than the TI OMAP 4430 (Motorola RAZR, competitor A) and the Exynos 4210 (Samsung Galaxy S II, competitor B) in a thermal shootout. Read more »
Dropbox has launched an update for its Android application bringing its version number to 2.1.4.
There aren’t too many new features in the latest version, though. Added is a Korean language support, which should be great news for Korean Android users. Read more »
Just days after Microsoft launched the Release Candidate of Windows 8, the company proudly announced another great achievement – Windows 7 has been sold in more than 600 million copies.
Steven Guggenheimer, CVP of the OEM team at Microsoft made the announcement at Computex adding that more than 75 million licenses were sold in the past four months alone. Read more »
Out of the blue Google just announced it has acquired Quickoffice, the popular productivity suite for viewing and editing document files for smartphones.
Google hasn’t provided much details about the acquisition, so it’s unknown whether we should expect an update to Quickoffice or whether it’ll even continue its existence under the same moniker. Read more »
Mozilla is launching Firefox 13 via its regular Release channel today and has packed it with new features deeming it a “landmark release”.
One of the first things you’ll notice when firing Firefox 13 for the first time is the all-new start page. As before, it’s minimalist in design, but now features a new navigation bar, allowing you to access your Downloads, Bookmarks, History, Add-ons, Sync and Settings.
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Nokia has launched an updated version of its Transport app for Windows Phone 7.
The new release comes with updated detailed timetables for more than 100 cities around the globe such as New York City, London and Berlin as well as estimated routes in 410 cities. Read more »
Samsung just brought the Galaxy S III to the market and it immediately had to face an Apple iPhone 4S in a drop test.
AndroidAuthority decided to redo the drop test from last year, when the Galaxy S II met the iPhone 4S on the sidewalk curb, and survived thanks to its Gorilla Glass screen. Now, the Galaxy S III comes with Gorilla Glass 2, so it’s interesting to see how it’ll fare in the same challenge. Read more »
The Xperia acro S and Xperia go went official couple of days ago, but Sony has decided that their impressive specs sheet and ruggedness deserve another video.
The acro S and go got their specifications listed on separate videos, and some of the highlight features even got tested. Read more »