The Sony Xperia Z is one of the hottest smartphones of the season and for a good reason – it’s got a 5″ 1080p screen, quad-core Krait processor, good looking all-glass body and last but not least it is IP57 certified, meaning it’s not afraid of a little dust and water.
Polish blog Komorkomania decided to test out the Xperia Z’s mechanical impact resistance and later dip into water for the sake of being thorough – check it out after the break. 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 »
The Christmas cheer is in full swing at the Android HQ in Mountain View, California. So much so, that the Android team has released a series of Android-themed Christmas cards and even a video to celebrate.
Shared through the Nexus Google+ page, the ‘Happy Holiday Cards’, as they are called, are showing a happy Droid with some of its arctic friends. Read more »
Samsung USA’s latest ad portrays a typical family holiday scenario. In comes “Santa” down the stairs (yeah, chimneys are overrated) to give the kids some presents.
Long story short he falls while trying to impress the kids and the fail gets caught on camera thanks to an Galaxy S III that was lying around. Read more »
Samsung is now taking to the streets to mock Apple – this time it’s George Street in Sydney, Australia.
Samsung has put up a poster and a huge 4-by-4 with some camping equipment with a sign reading “Get navigation you can trust”. Read more »
Sometimes things go exactly as planned, other times – as Microsoft found out – things fail with a loud bang. The software giant has been on an offensive against Google lately – the Scroogled campaign and, more recently, the #DroidRage campaign.
Except most of the Twitter missiles that Microsoft though users will fire at Android as part of the campaign were smacked right into Windows Phone. Read more »
The official teaser trailer of Star Trek’s sequel – Into Darkness – is finally available. The world premiere is on May 17, 2013.
J.J. Abrams is taking the director’s chair once again, while the screenplay is done by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Yeah, the whole Fringe and Lost gang is here. Read more »
IE6 sucked. We all know that. But the good thing is so does Microsoft and the company has been doing a lot since the past couple of years to make people switch over to the newer versions, which have been a significant improvement, and trying to repair the tarnished image of the browser in the eyes of the internet users.
But there are people who don’t want to let Microsoft repair that image. IE has become a laughing stock of the internet to the point where it’s now a meme. You will often hear people saying how the browser sucks and how they use it only to download other browsers. And while the browser did suck in the past, the new one does not (not as much anyway). And Microsoft wants you to know that. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 920 features optical image stabilization (OIS) for its 8MP camera and while Nokia dropped the ball when it was discovered its promo video was not shot with the 920 at all, fans took it on themselves to reshoot the sample. But riding a bike is too mellow, driving a four by four through the desert puts lot more stress on the OIS and is much cooler too.
UK Mobile Review has a series of posts on how its team did the test, culminating in a 8 minute long video of them driving across sand dunes in the desert near Dubai. Read more »
The Nokia 3310 is widely regarded as the toughest phone on the face of the Earth. A Chuck Norris of the phone world, if you will.
And to check out if this is an urban legend or an actual fact, the guy from the Will it Blend series of videos puts the mighty 3310 to the ultimate blend test. Read more »
We enjoy putting phones through their paces in our office, but as a manufacturer, Samsung too subjects its phones to a host of reliability tests before launching them on the market. And it’s a different type of tests, mind you. A Samsung made video gives you a rare glimpse behind the curtains of their test facilities.
It’s a video ad, that’s alright, but none of these tests seems staged. I’m sure most (if not all) Samsung phones go through stringent testing procedures like these (even employing the help of “I sat on my phone” buttocks dummy). Key press tests, USB socket rigidness, twisting and flexing, abrasive action by vibrating foreign objects, and even rain – it’s all there. Read more »
Getting ready for the Christmas holidays are we? Here’s another perfect Christmas present to have in mind for the Cut the Rope fans in your life – a plush toy of the main game character – Om Nom.
Round5 announced that it will be selling the adorable plush toys in different sizes varying from 4″ to 16″. On top of that, if you purchase some of the Nommies micro figures, you will get access to exclusive bonus levels of the game, which aren’t available otherwise. Read more »
Here at GSMArena we are huge fans of well-made parody videos and when we find a good one we can’t help but share it with you. What you are about to see might not be the highest-budget production in the world, but it’s certainly the most hilarious clips we’ve seen lately.
So there’s this fleet of iPhones and iPads that has just completed a hyper drive jump to the orbit of planet Earth, where they are attacked by a squadron of Galaxy S IIIs. An epic battle forms up and a surprising victor emerges. Read more »
The Sony Xperia go just can’t catch a break – the durable Android handset was tortured in the summer and now the same guys are back to torment it in winter conditions. The poor guy was thrown around, ran over, jumped on, bashed, dunked and put through other trials.
The Xperia go sports an IP67 certification, giving it dust and water resistance, but it also seems to handle subzero temperatures quite well. Read more »
Oh No You Didn’t! HTC went on Facebook to flaunt its slender Windows Phone 8X device and take a jab at “that other Windows Phone”
Nokia Lumia 920 for being “more than 20 pennies” heavier than the WP 8X.
A bit of research and we find that the American penny (or otherwise one cent) weighs exactly 2.5 grams. So we calculated 20 pennies to be precisely 50 grams, meaning HTC is referring to the 55 g heavier than the WP 8X Lumia 920. Ouch! Read more »