The full SDK for Android 3.0 is available to developers and now they can start making apps for the tablet-oriented OS. The new APIs are ready and integrated and the SDK Tools are now at version r13.
This is great news for future owners of the slew of Honeycomb tablets released this year at the MWC, running Honeycomb. It means that pretty soon the new Android version will be getting specific apps in the Android Market.
With all the fuss about the impressive 1080p video recording and the gorgeous new SuperAMOLED Plus display we might have missed a pretty cool new feature of the Samsung Galaxy S II – its MHL port. Long story short it’s a port that integrates HD TV output into a compact microUSB-shaped connector.
The MHL standard specifies a 5pin port that can output HD video up to 1080p/60 and 192 kHz 7.1 channel audio to HDTVs. And that’s only one of its fancy features. Now for the details. Read more »
The HTC press conference might be one of the key events of this year’s MWC but Samsung’s was one of the milestones. The manufacturer did quite a show for their Unpacked event and announced the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
We already showed you the HTC event from the MWC into a short two minutes time-lapse video. Now we are going to do the same with the Samsung’s presentation. Read more »
The HTC press conference was one of the key events at this year’s MWC. The Taiwanese company announced five new smartphones and its official entry in the Tablet market with the HTC Flyer.
We recently got back from Barcelona where the MWC 2011 was held and we finally managed to crunch down all the photos we took in a nice time-lapse video, whcih will show you the press conference in only two minutes.
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It might sound a bit strange, but the User Experience team at Mozilla Corporation has already started working on how the Firefox 5 user interface will look like and we have some screenshots for you. Yes, even though the first Firefox 4 Release Candidate is expected to come out in late February or even early March, the UX engineers have already started throwing in ideas on how the user experience could be improved for the future version of my all-time favorite browser.
The designers have already revamped the way the search field looks like, for example. And they haven’t stopped there. Read more »
The company behind Gorilla Glass has posted a rather interesting video showing how our everyday lives could be improved if everything we interact with is covered with Gorilla Glass enhanced displays.
As you probably all know, Gorilla Glass is the type of tough glass that protects smartphones and tablets from scratches and damaging. So imagine that everything in your home has an embedded display protected by Gorilla Glass and watch this impressive demo: Read more »
LG has ambitious plans for 2011 – sell 30% more phones this year, for a total of 150 million devices, and smartphones will make up 20% of that. LG has no illusions though and knows that smartphones will be the big money maker.
The company intends to introduce 20 new smartphone models globally in 2011.
They will be growing their workforce and R&D budgets too… Read more »
Hey there, we had a really rough evening today. An hour before all press events started, we got a serious Denial-of-Services attack on our server. Our blog got hit the hardest. As a result we’ve missed our live blog schedule.
We’re deeply sorry, you can imagine our own disappointment too. Things are looking better now and hopefully, we’ll be able to cover all new product announcements over at GSMArena.com.
We still have our best guys out there in the field, doing all the hard work so you can bet you will get all the juicy details this evening.
LG has issued a new action-packet ad inspired by the Transformers movie, where the LG Optimus Pad is represented by Optimus Prime fighting some Mega…tablet… tron.
Even though the clip is not Hollywood material, the latest advertisement for the Optimus Pad from LG is sure worth a thousand words (and laughs). Just watch the epic battle between good and evil, and I’ll see you after the break. Read more »
Celebrating losing its iPhone exclusivity in the US (just kidding), AT&T has announced that as part of its new bonus service called Mobile to Any Mobile, all AT&T customers will be able to call anyone in the US on their mobile for free.
To be eligible for the bonus service, you need to be on either the National or the FamilyTalk plan and also have the Unlimited messaging add-on plan activated. The Unlimited messaging plan is available for $20 per month on top of the usual monthly fee for the individual plan.
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Samsung just released the promised HDTV remote control application for its high-end Android devices – the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab.
The app requires Android 2.1 Eclair and either the Galaxy S or Tab need to be hooked up on the same wireless network as the TV set. Yeah, you need one of those connected HDTV sets. Here are some screenshots of the two apps. Read more »
Having the best time you can possible have is what going to the beach is all about. It’s sunny, you’ve hopefully brought friends along and there are plenty of activities to keep you happy like building castles made of sand (over the said friends) and whatnot. And here comes the Jetlev – a hybrid Jetpack, running on water, to up the level of the summer fun-having.
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Research and development, or R&D, is the most important department if you want innovative products – it’s where tech breakthroughs are made. So, how much a company spends on R&D should be a clear indicator of how much “innovation” each company has.
Well, reality begs to disagree with my common-sense argument – Apple, arguably one of the most innovative companies in the world, is last but one in terms of R&D budget, while Nokia (which hasn’t been so hot lately) spends the most… Read more »
Sony Ericsson was first to announce it will hold a pre-MWC event on the 13 February this year. This is a somewhat strategic move to steal the spotlight before the MWC 2011 is even on. It was to be expected as they’ve been doing such pre-MWC events for at least three years now.
Last year Samsung joined in on the fun and held an event on the exact same date and time. And today, only a couple of weeks before the beginning of MWC 2011, Nokia decided to go the same route.
Yes, the Sunday evening of 13 February will be hot, in a geeky kind of way.
In regards to new product announcements, the Mobile World Congress 2011 is the most important event in the mobile industry, setting the pace for at least six months ahead. This time it takes place between 14-17 February (as usual in Barcelona, Spain) and in a bold move three major manufacturers announced they’ll be holding pre-MWC events at exactly the same date and time.
Now I remember witnessing a similar situation last autumn. Read more »
Computers, Internet and mobile phones – those are an indispensable part of our modern lives. We are so dependent on the technology that even the slightest tech problems (remember Skype blackout?) can cause damage on economics, transport, even life.
The last decade has been pretty intense technically. More than two billion people are using the Internet compared to the 400 million ten years ago. The cellphone subscriptions have also risen to 5 billion – five times more compared to the 1 billion subscriptions in year 2000, according to the International Telecommunication Union.
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