HTC might be having some trouble lately, but that doesn’t stop it from caring for the early HTC One adopters. The first batch of the flagship suffered delays due to some production shortages, which were recently overcome.
If your HTC One order was delayed because of those production hiccups but you didn’t give up on the One, HTC will soon reward your patience with a $25 Google Play voucher. Read more »
When the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ were launched last year, they went on sale only in a handful of countries around the world. Now, almost eight months since the product was officially announced, Amazon has gone for a more global release.
The Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ are now available for pre-order in over 170 countries and will start shipping on June 13. Read more »
Google has updated the Google Drive app for Android with some sweet new features. First of all, there is a new UI for the app, with a convenient drawer on the side for some of the menus. The app also lets you set a thumbnail view for the documents instead of a simple list view.
One of the major additions in this update is the ability to scan receipts, letters and documents with the camera and then save them as PDF files on Google Drive. The app then OCRs these documents and lets you search for the text within the PDFs. You can now also download documents for offline viewing on your device. Read more »
Google has updated the Android version of its Chrome browser and has blessed it with a few cool new features and several stability improvements.
Google Chrome for Android now supports fullscreen viewing on your smartphones and you scroll down to hide your toolbar. The update also comes with a simplified search, which allows you to view and refine your queries directly from the omnibox. Read more »
Back in March, Opera released a brand new version of the Opera browser for Android. Unlike the previous version that ran on the Presto engine, the new version was running on the more ubiquitous WebKit engine and also brought with it several new features and a new UI.
The browser is now finally out of beta stage and available for download on the Play Store. Read more »
ASUS Padfone Infinity was announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress and the device was made available recently. The Padfone Infinity was up for grabs in black color variant and now, the smartphone has been launched in “pink” color option.
The latest variant is presumably targeted towards the female audience. The ASUS Padfone Infinity sports a 5″ display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Read more »
The latest Samsung flagship smartphone is the most advanced Android smartphone ever, according to ConsumerReports.
Samsung Galaxy S4 has outperformed most of the top-rated smartphones in a critical tests conducted by the firm. The fourth generation Galaxy S has dethroned LG Optimus G, which was rated as the best earlier. Read more »
Flickr has gone through a major redesign that completely changes the look of the homepage and your photostream. Your homepage now has large photos from your friends as well as from other Flickr users that you can like and share without even having to open the image.
Your photostream also has received a major upgrade. You now have a large cover image up top and your photos span the entire width of the screen in a tiled pattern. Open an image and it takes up a major portion of the screen and the image information is placed below while giving more prominence to the image, the way it should be. There is also a beautiful new slideshow mode. Read more »
The bright-colored BLU Life Play is the most affordable member of the recently launched Android smartphone series by the Miami-based manufacturer. Priced at only $229 with no contract, the dual-SIM handset offers tremendous value without heavily skimping on the hardware specs.
Like the BLU Life View and the BLU Life One, the entry-level Life Play features a MediaTek MT6589 SoC with 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, a PowerVR Series5XT series GPU, and 1GB of RAM. Read more »
The little brother in Samsung’s latest big-screen duo, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, has made it to our office, and we’re giving you a quick look at it before getting our review under way.
As you may have guessed, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 contains a 5.8-inch screen, which ventures well into phablet territory, although not as much as the even larger display located on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Either way, join us as we take a look at this massive smartphone from Samsung. Read more »
Hot off the Google I/O 2013 announcements, the search giant has implemented Google Now reminders feature from Knowledge Graph search results.
From now on whenever you’re signed in with your Google account and make a search that returns a Knowledge Graph entry containing a future date, you’ll get a “Remind me” button. Read more »
Sony is readying the Xperia Tablet Z for global launch in a few days, but the guys behind the CyanogenMod are already ready with a Release Candidate of CM 10.1 for the slate.
As usual, the ROM is based on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Read more »
With Google denying us new device announcements at its I/O event, rumors surrounding the upcoming second-gen Nexus 7 were bound to heating up even more. Today a viginal redditor going by the nickname DangJuice has spotted an unusual looking Nexus 7.
The alleged updated Nexus tablet is starring in one of the developer panels at the Google I/O conference. As you can see from the screenshot above the tablet on the left doesn’t look like the current Nexus 7 tablet. Read more »
The description of an update for the Samsung Watch ON app in the Google Play Store suggests the company is working on a new addition to the Galaxy S4 family – the Galaxy S4 Mega.
As you can see in the excerpt in the screenshot above, the Galaxy S4 Mega is put next to the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy S4 Active (those are also not officially announced by Samsung). Read more »
The LG Optimus G Pro made its way officially to the United States, so we managed to spend some quality time with the Yankee version of the Korean flagship. The smartphone is exclusively offered by AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year commitment.
As far as specs go, the US LG Optimus G Pro is practically identical with the Korean version which we extensively reviewed, save for the omission of FM radio. Highlights include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, 5.5” 1080p IPS display, 13MP camera, as well as every trick from the playbook of today’s crop of Android flagships. Read on to find out what’s different about the US model. Read more »