After announcing the Tegra 4 processor, claimed to be the fastest mobile processor in the world right now, NVIDIA went on to showcase their latest creation, Project SHIELD.
So what exactly is this Project SHIELD? It’s a handheld gaming console that lets you play Android games and will also let you stream Steam games from your PC to the device wirelessly. And that’s just the gist of it. Read more »
According to rumors, Asus has plans to introduce two cheap 7″ Android tablets at CES (maybe as cheap as $129). A leak from retailer Icecat.us points to a cheap 10″ tablet that might be joining them at the Asus CES booth.
The tablet is known only as Asus ME301T MemoPad 10, will apparently pack a Tegra 3 chipset (like the one in the Nexus 7) and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »
Android’s mascot, affectionately known as Bugdroid, has become instantly recognizable in the mobile world and it has already gone several transformations to match the dessert a given Android version is named after. But Bugdroid wasn’t the first mascot.
These loopy-looking robots were. They were created by Dan Morrill, who worked in developer relations, when he decided that slides for a presentation to Google’s dev team needed eye candy. Read more »
“Stay tuned for LG’s moment to shine” is what LG has to say about its soon to come appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas in a week.
LG released a short trailer, hinting at what’s to come without saying (or showing) much of it. LG’s conference at CES tips off January 7. Read more »
Samsung is seeding the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to its digital camera slash Android smartphone starting with the United Kingdom.
The firmware can be installed through Samsung KIES and over the air directly on the device. Read more »
The official dock for the Google Nexus 7 tablet was first announced in early August last year, but we’ve barely heard from it since (the Asus Japan site has it listed, but it’s currently out of stock). So, here’s some good news – B&H Photo Video has the dock listed on their site as coming soon.
The Nexus 7 dock features a microUSB port used for charging and data connectivity along with a 3.5mm audio jack to plug in external speakers. Read more »
Nova Launcher has been updated to version 2.0 for both the free and paid version of the popular homescreen replacement app.
The list of changes isn’t a short one, staying true to the major version bump. Read more »
What if I told you there is a way to play StarCraft and Caesar III classics on your Android device? And that they will run as hassle-free as they would on your computer?
There is no magic involved here. Just Winulator. Read more »
Samsung put a number of exclusive features on their high-end Android devices, like Smart Stay and Smart Rotate. Now, using the GMD Smart Rotate app you can replicate both of those features on a non-TouchWiz device (or on a lower-end Samsung).
The free version of the app implements Smart Rotate – it uses the front-facing camera instead of the accelerometer to rotate the screen. The advantage is that there are situations where the accelerometer gets it wrong – e.g. when you’re lying on your side or if the phone/tablet is on a flat surface. Read more »
The Galaxy Note II is about to get two additional paint jobs. Well, at least the South Korean one is.
According to a leaked image, the two new colors are Ruby Wine and Amber Brown. Read more »
As we had reported earlier, the creators of the Android-based OUYA game console have shipped 1200 of the special edition developer consoles to game developers and backers of the Kickstarter project.
Now that the console is actually out in the hands of the developers we are seeing some hands-on videos and UI walkthrough of the same. Read more »
The Apple iPad is the most popular tablet hands down and unsurprisingly it dominates the web traffic share in the US and Canada with 87% in the month of December (was 88% in November).
The data comes from Chitika Insights who use it as a yard stick. Read more »
With the Samsung Galaxy S III still selling like hot cakes, it is highly unlikely that we will see its successor break cover in the nearest future. However, speculation about the next generation Samsung flagship is already picking up steam. The latest bit even comes with a hands-on video of a Samsung Galaxy S IV concept.
The device in the render you see above packs specifications, based on the latest rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Read more »
Launched alongside the One X+, the HTC One VX for AT&T is the Taiwanese company’s budget offering in the carrier’s lineup. However, the LTE smartphone’s solid build and rather generous 4.5″ display surely give it a solid upmarket feel.
The HTC One VX features a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 chipset with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU and Adreno 305 GPU. Read more »
As if it was not enough that Google skipped adding December for people’s anniversaries in Android 4.2 (it was added later with an update), Google is now trying to ruin Christmas with these depressing Santa and Snowman emoticons.
In what is possibly the most amusing issue submitted to Google’s forums, a user has written a post complaining (jokingly, of course) about the depressing emoticons built-into the latest version of Android. Read more »