If you have applied the Android 2.3.3 update to you Google Nexus S recently you might have noticed that the screen now looks different. There’s no reason to worry though – the slightly warmer colors don’t indicate a hardware bug, but are in fact a feature implemented by the Google engineers.
According the support team the color temperature adjustment was done so darker colors could be rendered “more accurately at all brightness levels”. Read more »
The Motorola XOOM packs some serious punch under the hood and there’s hardly an Android application that would require more. However this doesn’t stop the hacking community to try and squeeze every last drop of performance out of dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU (you know, just in case).
We just got news that an XDA-developers forum member has successfully managed to increase the clock speed to 1.5 GHz with a few kernel modifications. And it’s not the see-what-I-have-here kind of deal – you can follow a short tutorial and get the extra power on your very own XOOM. Read more »
MobileMe is dead, long live MobileMe? Apple has put their online service on the End of Life list, discontinuing both online and in-store purchases. And of course, rumors about the MobileMe service going free started churning in the Internet rumor mill.
Perhaps Apple’s new data center might have something to do with all this… Read more »
The Windows Marketplace might be some way off its competitors in terms of content, but it’s catching up pretty fast. We just got word that some of the most wildly popular mobile games will be joining it shortly.
The Rovio addictive physics game Angry birds and the Plants vs Zombies tower defense title will be hitting the WP7 Marketplace shelves on 6th April. In addition WP7 will soon welcome other mobile hits such as Doodle Jump, geoDefence, Hydro Thunder Go and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I. Read more »
Reportedly, a Samsung spokesperson contacted a Korean news outlet informing them Samsung will release a 8.9-inch Android tablet in the first half of the year. Following the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the manufacturer is about to unveil a smaller tablet, but still one that’s bigger than the original Galaxy Tab.
It seems there’s no stopping the tablet war from escalating.
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It turns out that Android 3.0 Honeycomb is not just for tablets – XDA-Developers already have an alpha version of a Honeycomb ROM running on the Google Nexus One.
The screen on the Nexus One is too small for comfortable use of the Honeycomb UI, but I think that the possibility of such a ROM making it to the tablets that don’t have Honeycomb is more exciting… Read more »
Congrats to all Nokia S40 owners, as Foursquare is finally released for their devices today. If you haven’t heard of Foursquare until now, it’s an unobtrusive way to share your location with friends and explore new and interesting places.
The application has been available for iOS, Android, webOS, S60 and BlackBerry for quite some time now and it’s good to hear that finally it’s available for S40 as well. The app can be downloaded from Read more »
Samsung is working hard to develop their Bada OS into an even better platform and version 2.0 integrates much of their progress so far. Bada will be doing a strong push into the fields of social networking, location services, providing content and mobile payment.
They demoed three apps that demonstrate the capabilities of the new OS, there’s even a video demo of the updated user interface. Here’s what Bada 2.0 is all about… Read more »
Angry Birds is a hugely popular game available on just about every mobile platform imaginable, except Windows Phone 7 that is. But now Rovio just confirmed that they are already working on a version of Angry Birds for WP7.
Another big real is that there’s a 3D version of the game in the works, but Rovio was more tight-lipped about that… Read more »
Samsung announced Bada OS version 2.0 at the MWC and detailed the new features. It’s a pretty long list, which includes several new technologies and overall enhancements of the OS.
We saw a few slides with new features back in December, but now there’s a whole presentation full of new stuff…
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You know that I’ve always been concerned about the health and well-being of you guys, the GSMArena Blog readers. And I am about to prove it to you once again by letting you know about the new MiCoach app from Adidas.
The new MiCoach application acts as your personal coach, guiding you through your daily exercises and fitness routines by speaking to you. Literally. Read more »
Marvell announced a cool new chip – the Marvell PXA978 is a single chip but combines all the functionality needed for a phone. A fast 1.2GHz application processor, GPU, video decoder/encoder and so on.
The chip also works as a 3G modem and it supports both UMTS (that’s regular 3G), TD-SCDMA (that’s Chinese 3G) and HSPA speeds too… Read more »
Adobe keeps pushing improvements to their Flash platform and its good to hear that the Flash development on mobile platforms is keeping pace with the computer platform.
Adobe is showing off Flash 10.2 for mobile devices, which improves performance over v10.1… Read more »
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is the latest attempt at creating a gaming smartphone and this just might be it. Sony Ericsson have worked hard to ensure that finding and playing games is easy and better still – that there’s a big selection of high-quality games.
Here’s the gist of what the XPERIA Play will offer… Read more »
According to Opera’s State of the Web report, Opera Mini has about 90.4 million users every month, while the Opera Mobile handles approximately 15 million more. That makes for a total of 105 million people, which is a really impressive number.
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