The Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam is a fairly unique device with its built-in pico-projector. Samsung has put a big 2000mAh battery inside the smartphone, which is almost as big as the one on the Galaxy S III, and given that there’s only a dual-core processor and a smaller 4″ LCD to feed we expected it to fare quite well in our test.
We put the Galaxy Beam through our usual battery testing procedures and we are now ready to share our findings with you. Read more »
Couple of months ago we reported that HTC has released the kernel source code for the international HTC One X. Unfortunately, the AT&T version in the US was left out back then.
We’ll, you’ll be glad to know that the AT&T version has now joined the international model and both their kernel source codes are now available on HTC’s developer website. Read more »
The Sony Xperia go is here and is ready to get the GSMArena review treatment. The rugged droid will be eyed by many as it seems like one of the best smartphones you can take to the beach with you.
The Xperia go is descendant of the Xperia Active, a tough little droid, which we met (and loved) at the end of last year. The new smartphone fixes two of the main shortcomings of its predecessor by offering a larger 3.5″ LCD at the front and a beefier dual-core processor under the hood, so it’s certainly an interesting package. Read more »
Manufacturers are still taking their time with the official Jelly Bean updates, but the guys over at XDA-developers have been quite busy porting the latest Android distribution to various smartphones and already have quite a lot to show for their efforts.
The most recent achievement of the indie dev community is quite impressive though. The Samsung Galaxy Ace and Gio – two smartphones based on the older-gen ARMv6 CPU – got CM10 ports, which will certainly be their only chance of tasting Jelly Bean. Read more »
Virtual personal assistant app Speaktoit Assistant has just landed in the Windows Marketplace. The app has been well received on both Android where it scored 3.5 million downloads and a user rating of 4.6 and iOS (where its latest version has a rating of 4.5 stars.
The app is compatible with all smartphones running WP version 7.5 or higher and the developers will be making the first 10,000 downloads free. If you don’t make it on time, you will need to pay $0.99 to get it. Read more »
Apple has released yet another ad for the iPhone 4S highlighting the Siri functionality. And this time, they have none other than Mr. Martin Scorsese himself.
This new ad sticks to the same formula as the previous ones. The celebrity is using the Siri functionality on the iPhone 4S to manage day to day tasks such as changing appointment schedules, which highlights the ease of using just your voice to do these otherwise tedious tasks while simultaneously highlighting the conversational nature of Siri. Read more »
Sony has hyped the Xperia go as a rugged smartphone ever since its recent release, and it now yet another group of sadistic testers have decided to see just how resilient it really is.
The guys from German tech site A1 have taken it upon themselves to put the Xperia Go through a gauntlet of various tests to push the limits of its IP67 certification, including dunking it in a pool, running it over with a car, and making it into an ice cream sandwich. Get it, Ice Cream Sandwich? Read more »
We have already seen Samsung do a special edition Galaxy Note and Galaxy Y in the past to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics, with Samsung being the official sponsor and all. Now they have released another a new variant of the Galaxy S III especially for Taiwan that uses this same theme.
The special edition Galaxy S III comes with a whole bunch of stuff for the phone. Read more »
Here goes another case of Nokia’s already iconic N9 MeeGo smartphone getting some developer love. Barely a day after it got treated to a bag of jelly beans, a video of the Nokia N9 running Firefox OS has surfaced.
The feat has been accomplished by a Russian developer via the Boot 2 Gecko method. Read more »
It seems that Google are wasting no time in getting the development kit for the latest version of Android into the hands of developers.
Less than a month after Android 4.1 was announced at Google I/O, the new SDK allows developers to optimize their applications with a wide variety of new features. Read more »
The latest version of Android – 4.1 Jelly Bean – has been ported, surprisingly enough, on the Nokia N9.
The proof has been posted on Twitter by its developer. Read more »
Replacing a hammer with a smartphone isn’t something we haven’t seen before. However, there’s now a new kid on the block that wants to test its toughness by hammering a few nails, and that’s the Oppo Finder.
Yep, the thinnest smartphone in the world has decided to chime in and demonstrate its hammer-replacing capabilities. Check out in the video below how it did. Read more »
Remember when Samsung said that the I9000 Galaxy S simply doesn’t have enough power to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? What if we told you that not only is that untrue, but the smartphone can also handle Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The proof was, as usual, delivered by the omnipotent indie devs over at XDA-developers and came in the form of a Jelly Bean-based ROM, which performs flawlessly but for a couple of minor bugs. Read more »
Meizu MX 4-core is company’s second phone we have the pleasure to review. It looks exactly like the dual-core Meizu MX, but adds two additional Cortex-A9 CPU cores and a more powerful GPU to bump the performance.
The Meizu MX 4-core runs on the so-called Flyme OS 1.0 which is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The customizations run a lot deeper than any other UI we’ve seen, but they cut off features instead of adding new. Read more »
The LG Optimus LTE smartphones have reportedly crossed the 4 million sales mark globally.
The best performers among what turned out to be LG’s most successful lineup in a while are the Optimus LTE and LTE Tag, while the Krait-powered LTE2 has sold more than 400 thousand units in South Korea alone. Read more »