Our Samsung Galaxy Note review unit arrived at the office and we’ve already started exploring its secrets. We’ll be doing our best to being out the review as quickly as possible, but before that arrives, here’s something to bring you up to speed.
As usual, we unboxed the new arrival on video and took a brief tour around its interface to give you an idea of what to expect. The Galaxy Note is quite an interesting device, going where very few have gone before him. Read more »
Let’s face it – most mobile phone advertisements are pretty mediocre and don’t have much imagination thrown into them. Not the case with Motorola and their ads for the RAZR.
Ever since their first TV spot hinting about the upcoming ‘faster’ product on October 18 was released, they’ve been on a roll with their more recent ads. Read more »
Nvidia’s new Tegra 3 is the next big thing in the world of mobile processors and has everyone excited. But looking away from its impressive spec sheet, we know little of what it’s really capable of. So to give us a little demo, Nvidia has put up a series of videos on YouTube and we’ll be taking a look at some of them.
First of all, here is a look at the way the five cores function on Tegra 3. Although it is advertised as a quad-core system, there is a fifth companion core designed to handle less intensive tasks. Depending upon the current activity the system automatically switches between the companion core and the performance cores without any special optimization from the software side. Read more »
We have been hearing a lot about the Transformer Prime. First ASUS chairman Jonney Shih displayed it at AsiaD, then some more live shots surfaced, then came the FCC images, after that the benchmarks and the last we heard of it we found out that it will be delayed and coming in December instead. But now we finally have the official announcement that we have been waiting for.
ASUS today announced the Transformer Prime or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, as it is officially called. It will be the first device in the world to pack in the new Nvidia Tegra 3 processor that has a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU. Read more »
Staying true to its Toughbook series of notebooks, Panasonic has decided to transfer some of its experience to the tablet scene with the 10-inch Toughpad A1 and 7-inch Toughpad B1.
Both the Android-running slates are designed and built to withstand hard abuse and the elements alike. Interested? Here are some specs for you. Read more »
Football fans all over the world, rejoice! Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, one of the best football manager games around, has hit the Xperia Play exclusively. Other dorids wil have to wait a bit before they can get in on the action.
As you might expect from the Pro Evolution Soccer series, the 2012 edition has been licensed by UEFA. As a result, the game features the UEFA Champions League, The UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup. Read more »
That’s right fellas, there’s no need to wait any more. You can have an Android Ice Cream Sandwich firmware up and running on you Samsung Galaxy S II right now, thanks to the skillful developers behind the MIUI ROM.
The great news is this thing is blazing fast. The first benchmarks indicate that the performance has doubled compared to what the stock Galaxy S II has to offer. The Quadrant score is over 5,000, compared to 3,500 before the update (higher is better here). Read more »
The tension in the air is unbearable as tomorrow is the rumored launch date for the ASUS Transformer Prime. Unfortunately, we might have to wait a bit more until December.
According to DigiTimes citing sources close to the “upstream supply chain”, the reason for the possible delay is that the Transformer Prime will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, instead of Honeycomb. Read more »
Barnes&Noble has just announced an upgraded version of the widely popular Nook Color. Unassumingly called the Nook Tablet, it uses the same 7″ VividView IPS LCD screen with 1024×600 pixels resolution. It has nearly 180 degrees viewing angles and is fully laminated for minimal reflections and glares.
The Nook Tablet uses the Nook Color body, but has a completely different core – a TI OMAP 4430 chipset with a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and 1GB RAM. The internal storage is 16GB, expandable via microSD card slot. The new hardware means that HD video playback is easily possible with the Nook tablet. Read more »
We all know that the iPad is still the tablet to beat, but the kind of dominance it enjoys in the tablet market doesn’t cease to amaze us. According to the latest estimates, provided by the market analyst from Canaccord Genuity, the Apple iPad and iPad2 will account for 65% of all slates shipped in 2011.
Despite the increased competition, the iPad managed to stand its ground and Apple will complete the year as the largest tablet manufacturer by selling north of 39 million units. According to the estimates, Samsung will come in second, shipping just 5 million slates, whereas Asus will somewhat surprisingly catch third place with 3 million tablets shipped. Read more »
A rather curious devices has been uncovered by the people at The Verge. The device claims to be a wireless controller for some other device and is shown operating a TV, which is presumably connected to the mystery device.
The Motorola Corvair, as it is called, itself is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 6-inch capacitive touchscreen. It communicates with other devices over IR or RF4CE using WI-Fi. There is a 4000mAh battery inside to provide to the juice for all the wireless interfacing and whatever else the device is capable. Read more »
The 1.4GHz quad-core CPU that powers the Asus Transformer Prime sure sounds promising, but the real question is how much of a performance boost it brings. And, as it turns out, the answer is a lot. About two times, to be specific.
As it turns out, the Tegra 3 chipset isn’t all talk and no action – that thing is blazing fast. The Transformer Prime score appeared in the results browser of the AnTuTu benchmark and it’s more than twice higher than that of the Tegra 2-powered Motorola Xoom. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S II is certainly one of the snappiest smartphones around, but there’s no such thing as a too fast CPU. That’s why the XDA community stepped in and pushed the clock speed of the CPU of the T-Mobile version of the smartphone to the mind-blowing 1.8 GHz.
The exact CPU frequency that was achieved is actually 1.836 GHz. The kernel used to achieve this kind of speed is publicly available and you can try it on your Galaxy S II, if you dare. Read more »
Yesterday Motorola unexpectedly dropped their announcement of the XOOM 2 family of tablets and the only thing they mentioned about pricing and availability was that the tablets will hit UK and Ireland in mid-November. The most important bit, pricing was left blank.
Well not anymore, as Recombu got an official word from Motorola themselves on how much the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition will cost you. Read more »
Here at GSMArena, we really love cool videos and we can’t help but notice that lately Motorola has been on a roll with the promo videos for its smartphones.
After the XOOM 2 tablets announcement earlier today, Moto has reveiled the launch date for the Droid RAZR for Verizon Wireless. The hotly anticipated launch is goint to take place on 11 November 2011 at 11.11 AM. Yes, Motorola will be launching the RAZR exactly at this date, 11.11 AM sharp. Sharp but fast as well, as you’ll see in a minute. Read more »