Traditionally, the video from Apple’s WWDC keynote has been made available to stream directly from its own website – all two hours of it to pe precise. This means that everyone who wasn’t present at the event now has the opportunity to experience it, albeit a few hours later than it happened.
You will be able to hear all the Siri jokes, along with the crowd’s reaction to them. Read more »
Real-time video stabilization is available on both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. We already did a comprehensive shootout between those two, but we thought you might find it interesting how they fare in this particular challenge.
Both phones have 1080p-capable 8MP cameras and quad-core processors, but their video-recording capabilities are not exactly the same. Read more »
Last week Sony put a teaser on its Facebook page about a new Xperia phone announcement. It was supposed to happen today at 11AM GMT, but after almost half an hour of delay Sony unveiled, well, another teaser.
Hopefully when the timer reaches zero a new Xperia smartphone will be announced. If you are impatient, you may even help speed up the coundown. Read more »
HTC’s little fella – the Desire C – is already available through various retailers around the world. You can have it for about €235, quite a sweet price for an ICS smartphone.
The guys over at Clove UK prepared a video with the unboxing and UI demonstration of the Desire C. Here it is: Read more »
Here is a bummer. The flagship Galaxy S III has a redesigned MHL port and that’s incompatible with the previous HDMI MHL adapters available for other Samsung products.
The reason is very simple – despite the USB MHL port looks the same, the phone uses the connector pins in a different way. Thus your old MHL HDMI cables won’t work on the newly released S III. Read more »
The Nokia 808 PureView just went on sale and we showed you photos of its first unboxing. Among the pictures you could see two of the optional accessories of the smartphone – the tripod mount and the protector case.
We assumed that you’d have to purchase those accessories additionally, but it seems Nokia will also offer the 808 PureView with an extended retail package, which includes them. Read more »
The Nokia Belle FP1 rolled out in April we already knew back then that Nokia is already working on the FP2. And while we’re hoping this may be getting closer to release we got to see the first screenshots of this new edition of the mobile OS. Naturally, as with most other Feature Packs, the update brings some new features to the now elderly software.
As you can imagine, there’s no detailed changelog so far, but the upgrades suggested by the leaked screenshots include a redesigned keyboard, a new gallery (with share button), a new music player, a new search button in home screen toolbar, and a new unlock screen (by swiping). Read more »
A new type of capacitive display allows any type of button to protrude from a touchscreen on command. When no longer needed, the buttons drop back down seamlessly into the screen.
Combining the best aspects of a touchscreen interface with physical keys, this Tactile Layer technology from Tactus could drive the final nail in the hardware QWERTY keyboard’s coffin. Read more »
Broke your screen as soon as you got your shiny new Galaxy S III and you are looking to replace it yourself? Or you are into “gadget porn”? Whichever you are after, I’ve got you fixed-up with this new video, showing the complete disassembly and assembly process of a white Galaxy S III unit.
We’re no strangers to dismantling various electronic devices and we like watching other people teardown expensive gadgets too. In the case of the Galaxy S III, a detailed teardown was already published by iFixIt courtesy of Chipworks, but today we are looking at a video showing the intricate process of turning the latest Samsung flagship into bits and pieces. Read more »
At an event held today in the company’s San Francisco offices, the Google Maps team presented their latest and greatest achievements. The most important mobile news is that Android devices are getting offline access to GMaps. But there are other new things too – Google Earth and possibly Maps are getting a fly-by 3D view and we also saw the Google StreetView’s latest camera rig that’s meant to snap hiking trails and such, carried on… the back of a human operator.
The offline maps for Android bit is naturally of much higher interest to us than the other stuff, but you gotta know the new 3D view is also designed to be accessed on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. The new 3D view mode, similarly to the project by Bing Maps, uses image data captured by dedicated airplanes, which capture detailed images of metropolitan areas while flying over them in strict patterns thus providing greater degree of detail than was possible before. Read more »
Mobile chipsets’ processing power is improving unbelievably fast over the past few years, but unfortunately, this brings a lot of unwanted heat to the equation, which takes away some of the fun. According to Qualcomm, though, this needn’t be the case.
This is where their Snapdragon S4 SoC comes in, prepared to show how much cooler (literally!) it is than the TI OMAP 4430 (Motorola RAZR, competitor A) and the Exynos 4210 (Samsung Galaxy S II, competitor B) in a thermal shootout. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 610 has dropped in for a visit so we decided to fire up our gear and shoot a video with it.
It comes preloaded with Windows Phone Tango and half the usual amount of RAM for a Windows Phone, totaling 256 MB. Read more »
Samsung just brought the Galaxy S III to the market and it immediately had to face an Apple iPhone 4S in a drop test.
AndroidAuthority decided to redo the drop test from last year, when the Galaxy S II met the iPhone 4S on the sidewalk curb, and survived thanks to its Gorilla Glass screen. Now, the Galaxy S III comes with Gorilla Glass 2, so it’s interesting to see how it’ll fare in the same challenge. Read more »
The Sony Xperia P packs a special screen with WhiteMagic technology, which promises a lot of power-saving – up to 50% Sony says. But the other variable we need to consider here is the battery – and its meager 1305mAh capacity.
So, the screen may seem well suited to display web sites (which are predominantly white) with its white subpixels, but the battery is smaller than the one on a Samsung Galaxy S, which came out two years ago with a similarly-sized screen and a single core chipset. Read more »
The Xperia acro S and Xperia go went official couple of days ago, but Sony has decided that their impressive specs sheet and ruggedness deserve another video.
The acro S and go got their specifications listed on separate videos, and some of the highlight features even got tested. Read more »