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 »
HTC just made the One X source code available to anyone who’s interested in it. The code should help developers to create custom ROMs, without having to rewrite all those drivers.
Unfortunately the released One X source does not include the AT&T’s version, which is based on a different chipset and requires different code to operate. We are not sure if that will be made at a later stage of if it will remain private forever due to some other “restrictions”. Read more »
Most of you reading this may have already watched the Galaxy S III launch event when it was being streamed live on May 3. Samsung even released the video for those who may have missed it earlier.
But in case you still haven’t watched it or just don’t have time to sit through an hour long streaming video, Samsung has now released a shorter version that features the highlights from the event. Read more »
We have seen pictures of a BlackBerry-style phone running Android OS even before the OS was officially announced. Eventually, we got a lot more pictures of how Android looked back in the day. Now, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to get his hands on an early prototype of the device, called the Google Sooner.
The phone was manufactured by HTC and is actually called the HTC EXCA 300. Read more »
The Big Magenta exclusive HTC One S is currently the top dog in the wireless carrier’s smartphone lineup. We did get a chance to spend some quality time with the device, so here go some impressions for you.
Hardware wise, there is practically no difference between the T-Mobile flavored HTC One S and its global version, save for the former’s support for T-Mobile’s superb 42Mbps HSDPA network. Read more »
Motorola has finally released Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its year and a half old Cliq 2 smartphone.
All T-Mobile users who are still holding on to their QWERTY-packing Cliq 2 handsets can now enjoy the goodies brought by the belated Gingerbread. Read more »
The previous update (1.9.0) to the Facebook app for Android brought two extra icons to your app drawer – Camera and Messenger apps.
Most users weren’t particularly happy with that though and it appears that Facebook listened as today we get a new release, which removes those icons. The functionality should still be available right from your homescreen, though, via widgets . Read more »
With all the Galaxy S III hullabaloo, it’s hard to catch up on other Samsung news, such as the fact that the company released the source codes for its latest slates – the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
While the source codes are of little use to most of you, they should help custom ROM developers, enabling them to optimize their builds. Read more »
Opera Mini is among the more popular browsers out there for mobile phones and it’s now become available on yet another platform. The free web browser alternative has now hit the official Bada app repository – Samsung Apps.
It’s supposed to be compatible will all Bada devices, running version 2.0 or later of the OS. 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 »
If you don’t feel like waiting a few more weeks for us to get the Galaxy S III in our office and do one of our live 360-degree spins, this is the right place for you.
The guys over at 3D-desk make 360-degree views of most popular phones and they were particularly quick with the Galaxy S III. The beast was announced just yesterday, but its 3D model is already available on their website for your perusal. Of course, we got it here as well, embedded for easy access. Read more »
A while ago HTC announced the EVO 3D was going to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the Taiwanese company is yet to provide the details on when exactly the the update will come.
The date might be close though, as an official EVO 3D ICS ROM just leaked. If you have the CDMA version of the device and you are feeling adventurous, you can go ahead and install it right now. Read more »
Remember those rumors about quad-core upgrades of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Well, Samsung denied the upgrade on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and we already reviewed the retail unit. But so far we’ve heard no official statements about the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 10.1? Is Samsung taking a last-minute U-turn by pushing quad-core chipsets in them Notes?
Well, this might be just the case, according to a recently submitted NenaMark result. Read more »
In a manner befitting for a flagship, the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S III will storm the market with a serious entourage of original accessories. They range from a flipcase, all the way to a wireless streaming dongle. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
We will begin with the S-Pebble MP3 Player. Read more »
Samsung had a special announcement to make at the very end of the Galaxy S III launch event yesterday. The company announced a special variety of pop-up stores called Pin stores exclusively for the Galaxy S III.
The Pin stores have a very Apple Store like glass walls and being pop-up stores are not as big as regular stores since they are designed to be moved around. Customers will be able to purchase the Galaxy S III here with or without a contract but the main focus will be on letting the customers experience the device, unlike most other stores where you walk in and just purchase the phone. Read more »