Flipboard first launched for iOS devices and Android users have been hoping it’d launch for their beloved platform as well ever since. Yet it was only at the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement event last week that we finally got confirmation that droids will be having a piece of Flipboard action.
Unfortunately, the app was announced as Galaxy S III exclusive at launch, which meant the only way for you to get it is buy a Galaxy S III. Thankfully, though, one XDA user managed to extract it from the device and made it available to everyone right now. Read more »
The brightest star in the Samsung universe has landed in the office to get our regular hands-on treatment. The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently riding the hype wave as the most anticipated Android phone, and for a good reason.
Inheriting the burden of being one of the best Android phones around from its predecessor, the Galaxy S III has everything it needs to be on top of everything else. Let’s dive right in at what exactly that is. Read more »
Italy is now among the lucky countries to be able to purchase books from the Google Play Books store.
To celebrate the launch, Google is making available a lot of Italian classic books such as Maschere nude: L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù and Cavalleria rusticana. Read more »
Viber has finally made its way to the BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 platforms, albeit in a beta form.
For now, BlackBerry and WP7 users will be able to only send text messages, share photos and their locations with anyone of their friends rocking Viber. Read more »
In case you’ve forgotten, Proview and Apple are still in a legal battle over who owns the rights to use the ‘iPad’ name in China.
But it may all end soon, as the two companies are in talks for an out-of-court settlement, according to Proview’s lawyer Xie Xianghui. Read more »
Motorola has announced the launch of the QWERTY candybar MOTOGO! for the Brazilian market. The company advertises the little fella as suitable for “grownups” but it’ll likely appeal to the youngsters who seek a cheap tool for those long chat sessions.
The MOTOGO! may not be as desirable as its like-minded HTC ChaCha as it lacks a dedicated Facebook button, but instead Motorola has given it a dedicated Google Search one, just like the smartphones from the old days. Read more »
We covered the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement event quite extensively, but if you feel like watching the whole thing all over again, you should know that the video has now be made available for your viewing pleasure.
Going on for some good 1 hour and 18 minutes, the first Samsung Unpacked event for 2012 will tell you everything you need to know about the newly introduced flagship smartphone. So, go get some popcorn and enjoy the presentation. Read more »
After yesterday’s official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the impressive benchmark results it achieved, you might’ve assumed it is the most powerful Android phone around. However, a new contestant for the title just emerged in the face of Meizu MX quad-core.
Sporting exactly the same Exynos 4 Quad chipset as the new Samsung flagship, the latest Meizu MX scored 12,140 at AnTuTu, beating the Galaxy S III with its 11,878 and thrashing the Tegra 3 version of the HTC One X, which managed to score just 9,989. Read more »
The Galaxy S III is officially announced and Samsung are throwing down the gauntlet to everyone willing to go step up to the plate. Naturally, the challenge is accepted by Apple and Nokia with their flagship smartphones – the iPhone 4S and the Lumia 900.
So, the game is on. All bets are off and it’s everyone for themselves. But enough idioms, let’s take a look at whether Samsung can blow the fish out of the water with the Galaxy S III (ok, there was one more idiom). Read more »
Eager to continue the success of the Galaxy S II, Samsung has loaded its successor, the Galaxy S III, with everything latest and greatest in the mobile world.
But to get on the smartphone throne the new Samsung flagship will need to outdo the current kings of the hill – the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. All of them have HD screens and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and they are all after your hard-earned cash. Here’s how they stack up. Read more »
Google has been so obsessed with speed that it has invented its own networking protocol designed to replace the good ol’ HTTP.
Chances are you are already a bit familiar with SPDY (not an acronym, but shortened for Speedy) as its been already put to use in Chrome, Firefox 13 beta and even as a module in Apache server. Read more »
Amazon has launched a desktop application for Windows and Mac OS X to accompany its Cloud Drive service.
Unveiled last year, the Cloud Drive service from Amazon was only accessible through a web browser on a desktop computer, but now the desktop app will let you directly access your cloud-stored files. Read more »
HTC released the first OTA update for the One X last week, but the Taiwanese are already ready with update number 2. The new firmware release is 1.29.401.7 and is supposed to improve several aspects of the handset’s UI and performance.
The update is 35MB in size and provides minor bug fixes as well as various system improvements and optimization. HTC hasn’t released an official changelog as of yet, but users over at the XDA forums report that power management has been improved resulting in better battery life. Read more »
Hungry for some real life Angry Birds action the games just can’t provide? You are in luck, as today marks the opening day for Angry Birds Land.
The unique adventure park is situated at the Särkänniemi Theme Park in Finland and is designed to provide fun for kids and adults alike. Read more »
Microsoft are striving to keep their Windows Phone Marketplace neat and tidy, and have spoken out to developers about how to make sure their apps are as accurately described as possible.
Doing so, Microsoft hopes the Marketplace will become a better place for finding what you need without getting bombarded by spammy apps. Read more »