In a rare interview with international journalists, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei claims that the world’s largest telecom equipment maker will exit the US market amidst allegations of cyberspying.
US government officials have long accused Huawei of having ties with the Chinese government, and have often tried to pass legislature or block the spread of the company’s equipment through federal regulations. Read more »
In the past, we have seen tech enthusiasts taking the popular gadgets for a spin in a drop test to check out the durability of the product. On the other hand, we have Richard Ryan, who blasts the devices with military weapons from his armory.
The latest victim to undergo the horror is the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which takes on the HK 417 battle rifle. Read more »
We all remember when the man behind Android stepped down to focus on other duties inside the company. His Android duties were then taken over by Sundar Pichai who is now the face of the OS.
We’re naturally talking about ex-Apple employee and current Google one – Andy Rubin. What was then disclosed by Larry Page, Google co-founder, is that Rubin will be starting “a new chapter at Google” but up until now the name of said chapter wasn’t disclosed. Read more »
Popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam has made its debut on Android. The application launched on iOS earlier this year and a few months back the developers started beta testing with Android version with a small group of people who signed up for it. Now the app is finally available on the Play Store.
For the uninitiated, VSCO Cam is an app that lets you capture, edit, store and share photos from your phone. It has a completely custom and minimal UI that is neither native to iOS nor Android and looks identical on both platforms. The UI takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, it really is as simple to use as any other photography app. Read more »
The service manual of an upcoming LG slate with a model name V510 has shown up in China. The designation suggests that the device is very similar to the LG G Pad 8.3, which carries the V500 model name.
The newly leaked service manual suggests that the LG V510 measures 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm and sports an 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Read more »
Google in association with HBO has brought a couple of popular TV shows to the Play Store. The new deal has allowed the search engine giant to include Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Girls and Veep on the Google Play service for the first time.
The Play Store will also stream a couple of older shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos and Band of Brothers in the coming week. Read more »
Hewlett-Packard has quietly released a new trio of Tegra-powered compact tablets that aim to lure more than a few shoppers this holiday season, as well as ultra-cheap dual-core 10-incher.
All four tablets are set to come with Android 4.2, with the cheapest starting at $149.99. Read more »
The Qualcomm Toq, the chipset makers first piece of wearable tech, went on sale yesterday.
Despite the rather steep $350 price tag, the device has already sold out. You can still get you hands on one, though, as Qualcomm is currently accepting pre-orders for a second batch of Toqs, expected to ship in 1-2 weeks. Read more »
The final and stable version of CyanogenMod 10.2 is ready for prime time. The developer team behind the most popular Android ROM is now shifting its focus primarily on CyanogenMod 11, which will bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the CM masses.
The CyanogenMod team will also continue to provide hot fixes and security patches as they are needed. This is quite an important milestone for them as this stable CM 10.2 release marks the end of Jelly Bean-based development. Read more »
December is officially upon us, and that means another Angry Birds Seasons expansion pack.
The latest Christmas expansion, called Arctic Eggspedition, adds 25 new levels, one for each day until Christmas. Read more »
If Black Friday has been too much of a hassle for you but you still need a good deal on a tablet, Amazon’s got you covered. It’s now selling its 7″ Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD slates at a discounted prices until quantities last.
Both slates have seen a $50 discount – the Fire HD’s 16 GB version is now $119, while the Fire HDX has $50 on all its storage options, the cheapest being $179 for the 16 gig. Read more »
Amazon joined the likes of Nokia and Microsoft this holiday season by throwing a punch at Apple in a commercial. The retail behemoth’s latest ad for the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX aims squaarely at the iPad Air.
As expected, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 commercial focuses on its larger-resolution display, as well as lower weight and price tag in comparison to those of the iPad Air. Read more »
If you watched the recent Apple keynotes, Apple’s retort to the argument that Android devices are outselling iOS devices is that more people are actually using iOS devices as compared to Android devices. While Apple is known to blow things out of proportion in its keynotes, it’s not completely wrong on this.
According to data collected by IBM and Adobe while tracking Thanksgiving and Black Friday online shopping this year, they have come to the conclusion that iOS devices are far ahead of Android devices for being used to make these purchases. Read more »
FIFA has launched official apps on the two most popular mobile operating systems – Android and iOS. Both apps are free of charge.
The official FIFA app gives you access to all sorts of information on 197 football leagues worldwide. Read more »
Android 4.4 KitKat is the latest version of the Google developed mobile operating system. The 4.4 was promised to enhance the overall performance and as far as we can tell from those devices that have already been updated that it mostly true.
However, it turns out that at least one aspect of the user experience has actually taken a turn for the worse. A study by OptaFidelity found that video playbacks in Android 4.4 is notably worse than it was on 4.3 Jelly Bean. Read more »