One of the trends to mark this year’s Mobile World Congress was definitely the rise of the Android quad-core powerhouses with massive HD displays. We took enormous amounts of teasing both from NVidia and Qualcomm showing us the theoretical and practical benefits of having four (or five, you know who you are) physical cores waiting to unleash their processing power under your fingertips.
The multi-core beasts I am talking about are the Huawei Ascend D quad, HTC One X and LG Optimus 4X HD. All of them were announced at the MWC, have four processing cores (or more), pack HD resolution displays and run Android 4.0 Ice Scream Sandwich. So, let’s bring them all together for a thorough comparison to see which will win the enthusiast Android users’ hearts. Read more »
Apple’s iPad 3 event is just around the corner, but something extraordinary has happened. Magician Simon Pierro has got his hands on an iPad 3 ahead of its announcement and reviews its magical features.
As rumored, chief among the features is the Retina display, which Simon discovers can do a lot more than you expect it to. Next comes Siri for iPad, which, well, I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s pretty magical what Siri can become in its iPad 3 version.
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Microsoft concluded its Windows 8 Consumer Preview demonstration at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and now it’s time to get to the essentials of what the Consumer Preview brings to the table.
While there are many new things surrounding it, like its flawless work on various SoCs, eight second boot-up time and more, we are going to concentrate on the new sides of the software. Let’s dig in.
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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is underway and is now heating up.
Check out our extensive coverage with photos and videos to get the full scoop.
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The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft developed even deeper roots today. As of now, Nokia Maps and Bing Maps have a unified maps design.
The goal is to offer users more simplified design that is easy on the eye and will help them better navigate by removing unnecessary clutter from the maps themselves. Read more »
Just a day after Apple sent out official invitations to the iPad 3 announcement event, a popular blogger’s site got visited by one such iPad 3. Interestingly enough, its reported resolution by Google Analytics is Retina display-esque, but not exactly the one everybody expected.
The resolution in question that got reported by Google’s Analytics serice is 2560×1600 pixels and the device got recognized as an iPad 3. Read more »
In the heat of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. As the name suggests, this is the replacement for the original Galaxy S WiFi, rocking a 4.2-inch display.
Samsung are aiming high with this one, trying to bring a serious alternative to Apple’s iPod Touch. And here’s what they’re throwing against it. Read more »
After all the rumors, leaks, and speculations, Apple has finally revealed the date of the iPad 3 announcement. The magical date is March 7th and here’s how the invitation to the press looks like.
The big event will be held in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10AM PST, March 7, which happens to be Wednesday. Read more »
Microsoft has been working hard in recent time to expand its Windows Phone reach. Evidence of this are the announcements of the entry level Nokia Lumia 610 and now the fact that the company is expanding its Marketplace to 23 more countries.
And here are the countries the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is now available: Read more »
Samsung and Rovio announced today they will be partnering on the release of the new Angry Birds Space game. The highlight of the new game, as the name suggests, will be low gravity and, as you’ll see in the teaser video, there is a new species of birds.
Both companies claim the new Angry Birds game is going to be best enjoyed on a Galaxy Note, with the new graphics taking advantage of the huge 5.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. Now, time for the trailer.
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According to Corning, its second generation of ultra tough screen glass, dubbed simply Gorilla Glass 2, will start to appear on devices in April or May the latest.
The first shipments have been sent out to the company’s partners, they added. We saw the Gorilla Glass 2 in action back at CES 2011 and we are looking forward to seeing it on actual retail devices. Read more »
With MWC well under way in Barcelona, HTC were kind to also host an event in New York City, where we got to spend time with the LTE sporting One X, bound to hit AT&T Wireless across the Atlantic. As you probably know by now, the smartphone looks identical to the HTC One X, but sports a different CPU and chipset, which bring its LTE mojo to life.
The HTC One X for AT&T packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 chipset. It features two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz, along with Adreno 225 GPU. Read more »
Last year, Google released a very special limited edition Android pins at the Mobile World Congress and this year they are bringing them back.
Refreshed and ready to be collected, there are 90 of them representing the different Android users. They are extremely fun and well made and rest assured we’ll try and hunt them down for some close hands-on. Read more »
ZTE didn’t come all the way from China to Barcelona to just announce smartphones. No, the Chinese are stepping up the slate market as well with their four latest Android tablets.
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The line-up of new ZTE tablets consists of the PF 100, T98, V96 and V9S. The first two sport quad-core Tegra 3 processors and the other two make do with dual-core chips. Let’s start with the first duo. Read more »
As promised, Mozilla revealed one of its partners for the Boot to Gecko project for Open Web Devices.
The browser vendor only started work on their Boot to Gecko OS for phones less than a year ago and has already found a friendly hand to keep the project on schedule to launch in 2012. The partner in question is Telefonica and, by the looks of it, is a perfect match for Mozilla’s web standards based OS. Read more »