The next generation Galaxy Note phablet has been doing the rounds in Rumorland for quite some time now and according to the latest speculations, it might feature an OLED display, made from a plastic substrate.
Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to feature a 5.99″ OLED screen, which with conventional RGB matrix (as opposed to PenTile), along with the Full HD resolution. The OLED display with the plastic substrate will be much thinner and lighter than that of the conventional LCD or OLED. Read more »
Facebook unveiled its Facebook Home application for Android earlier in the month and it has been enjoying quite a lot of interest. The launcher, which replaces the normal homescreen with the Cover feed, has been downloaded more than 500,000 times since its arrival on the Google Play Store despite only being available to a few smartphones in several countries.
However, it looks like, Facebook Home has failed to impress the audience with its performance, as the average rating it got is 2.2 (on a 1 to 5 scale). Read more »
The original Cut the Rope has been a rousing success. Known for its simple yet challenging gameplay and adorable animation style, the game was a hit with all age groups. It later spawned a sequel in the form of Cut the Rope: Experiments, which introduced new levels and gameplay mechanics.
Now, a year and a half after Experiments came out, developers ZeptoLab have released the third installment in the series, labelled Cut the Rope: Time Travel. The new game features the now familiar gameplay with some new twists, such as an extra character and not one but two candies in each level. Let’s see how this one performs. Read more »
The premiere of Iron Man 3 is just around the corner (May 3 in the US and even earlier in Europe), but you’ll get to play a virtual Tony Stark a few days early with Gameloft’s Iron Man 3 game. In it you’ll be able to develop and fly around in 18 different suits.
Here’s a video that features some of those plus some in-game footage: Read more »
Facebook had earlier updated its iOS app with the voice calling feature, which had allowed the users to make free calls from US to Canada. Now, the social networking giant has started to roll out the voice calling support features to its Messenger users in US.
The latest service from the popular website requires its Facebook Messenger application to be installed on the smartphone for obvious reasons. Read more »
The Sony Xperia E is the single-SIM variant and second member of the Xperia E family, after the Xperia E dual.
The Xperia E is virtually identical to the E dual, save for the lacking second SIM slot and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which replaces 4.0 ICS. Read more »
Android sticks and ultra-cheap tablets are often powered by an AllWinner chipset, typically one using an old Cortex-A8 CPU design. The Chinese chipmaker has now updated its lineup with three new chipsets based on the new and power-efficient Cortex-A7.
One chip of particular interest, the AllWinner A20, packs a dual-core A7 CPU, which is up to 5 times more power efficient and offers 50% better performance than the A8. It’s fully certified to run Android 4.2.2 as well. Read more »
Oppo’s latest software update for the Find 5, codenamed Project Firefly, adds some really impressive software enhancements to the user interface of Oppo’s 5-inch 1080p flagship.
The eye candy-rich update includes new fullscreen widgets with nifty effects like a camera stream showing all your latest photos taken and allowing to snap a picture right from your homescreen, as well as weather effects on your icons. Read more »
The LG Optimus 4X HD is fresh off its Jelly Bean update and has now received CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly builds based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The release is said to be working good enough for a daily driver but as with all Nightly builds you should know that some things won’t be working properly or at all. Read more »
Sony’s Xperia Tablet S was launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has now started rolling its overdue Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
The latest update for the tablet will be pushed to servers today and you should start getting notifications for applying it OTA (over-the-air). The Jelly Bean update will be available in the United States, Canada and Latin America region. Read more »
LinkedIn, the social network for suits, has updated its mobile apps on iOS and Android. Both apps now feature a brand new UI with a simpler and more attractive layout.
The new app features cards for individual posts, similar to the Facebook and Google+ apps. Clicking on the button on the top left opens a drawer on the left with your messages and notifications. There is a permanent search bar at the top and a button to leave a new post. Read more »
Google Play has updated its guidelines for tablet applications and the developers can now show off their tablet apps in a more beautiful and specialized tablet layouts.
The latest update allows the tablet app developers to upload screenshots of their applications running on 7-inch and 10-inch tablets to the Google Play developer console and those screenshots are shown to users with the devices of the respective size. Read more »
Microsoft and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn have signed a patent licensing agreement, which provides wider access to the patent portfolio of Microsoft for the devices running with Android and Chrome OS. The devices quoted in the patent agreement include smartphones, tablets and televisions.
The terms of the agreement are undisclosed, but Microsoft is said to receive royalties from Hon Hai under the new patent licensing agreement. Read more »
The thermal images of the latest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S4, have appeared online, confirming that the smartphone will rarely be a problem to handle.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was tested under different stress scenarios, which included gaming, continuous camera usage, 3G internet browsing and HD video playback. Read more »
Good news, Oppo Find 5 users. If you were hoping for an official CyanogenMod ROM, you got it.
The CyanogenMod 10.1 based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now available for the Oppo Find 5, though it’s not without its fair share of bugs. Read more »