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 »
It’s becoming a bit of a trend this – using nails and hammers on smartphones. After the Nokia Lumia 900 display took some really painful hits, a guy from Russia decided that his HTC One X could do a lot better and decided to skip the hammer part all together.
So here we have this video where the HTC One X is used as a hammer, driving nails through wood. And the results? This is not the kind of stuff I would recommend for the faint of heart.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III is arguably the hottest Android smartphones ever, scoring over 9 million pre-orders.
Naturally, a huge part of this success is due to the phones numerous features, which Samsung has kindly decided to demonstrate in a real-life scenario. This includes taking photos, reading a children’s book, playing music, browsing the Internet and of course, wireless sharing. Read more »
Compared to its predecessor‘s 1500 mAh battery, the one found in the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 has received a rather modest 20 mAh bump in capacity. Interestingly enough, a year ago we would have considered a 1520 mAh battery as a large one by any standard. Today however, it appears downright insufficient, especially when there’s a 3D screen waiting to be powered.
As you have probably guessed by now, we approached the battery test of the LG Optimus 3D Max with a pinch of suspicion. Here goes the full breakdown. Read more »
Get this one while its hot! The Dropbox app for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which offers 48GB of free cloud storage for all S III owners, has been ported for other devices.
This means that you’ll be able to install the dropbox apk from the S III on your device (if it’s rooted), and get some free cloud storage love. Read more »
Numerous smartphones go through our office each week, but rarely does one of them leave as good a first impression as the Sony Xperia U.
Its price tag suggests that the Xperia U is an entry-level smartphone, but its powerful chipset makes sure performance is as good as on the high-end Xperia S. Now add the cool design with the interchangeable bottom caps and the color-changing transparent stripe and you get what is undoubtedly one of Sony best efforts this year. Read more »
It’s been over three months since the LG Optimus L7 was announced back at the MWC. The mid-ranger promised to bring some high-end features at an affordable price and we are here to check if it delivers.
After we finally got to welcome the Optimus L7 to our office, we were surprised to see how good it actually turned out to be. Read more »
Popular developer Scalado has just released its latest product dubbed Photobeamer. The cool app lets you send any image currently being displayed on your iPhone to another display almost instantly.
All you need to make it work is have a display capable of opening a webpage. Read more »