Qualcomm’s most powerful platform to date is going to enter mass production this May. This was announced at a special event at Beijing by Yufei Wang, Qualcomm’s Senior Product Manager.
The Snapdragon 800 platform offers four Krait 400 processor cores that can be clocked up to 2.3GHz each. Those core can also maintain asynchronous clocks and thus save you some battery life. Read more »
Samsung is extending the standard 24-month warranty with an additional clause for accidental damage in certain markets at no extra cost. The accidental damage covers broken displays and boards damaged by liquids.
The new warranty will apply over 15 African countries and comes with a few limitations. Read more »
An alleged (that being the key word here) internal test on the Samsung Galaxy S4, performed by Samsung, revealed that the company thinks the device is good but not quite the best.
The report acknowledges that the device is good, but doubts that “this model can revolutionize the market”. Still the study concludes that Samsung is conquering the smartphone market and leading among manufacturers of Android devices. Read more »
Apple has released a new TV ad for the iPhone. After a series of short ads that quickly ran through the various apps and features on the phone, the new ad takes a leisurely approach at showcasing just one feature of the phone: the camera.
Unlike Samsung, whose ads have now stopped making sense entirely, the new iPhone ad shows people actually using the phone. You can see people taking photos with the device in every day conditions, editing them on the phone and then sharing them. Read more »
Google is proposing an agreement to the European Commission which will have it provide search results from rivals like Bing and Yahoo! more prominently.
This is in light of a preliminary conclusion made by the Commission that several of Google’s business practices could be in violation of the EU’s antitrust rules. Read more »
Gameloft has just released the official Iron Man 3 game in the Apple’s App Store. It’s an universal app and goes for free.
The game weighs about 650MB, features nice 3D graphics and promises immersive gameplay. Read more »
Galaxy S4 – Call for Rebellion: Punk rocks Tech is Samsung’s latest commercial about the just released flagship.
It shows pretty much nothing about the Galaxy S4, just that it barely fits in the pockets of that punk chic. Read more »
The iPhone and iPod Touch users were privileged to be among the first to get Fieldrunners 2, the sequel to one of the most popular titles in the tower defense genre. Later the game was made available for the iPad too and even the PC users got it via Steam.
Now I am so happy to tell you the game has finally arrived at the Android’s Google Play Store. Read more »
Is it me or is Nokia’s Beta Labs the most important part of the company? The Labs team constantly churns out Nokia-exclusive apps and features in a bid for your attention. The latest is a beta version of Nokia Chat for Windows Phone 8.
Chat is not a new service – it’s been around Symbian and Series 40 (including Asha) for a while now. Now Windows Phone powered Lumia phones get to join in on the discussion, too. Read more »
BlackBerry’s Q10 QWERTY messenger will launch very soon and the BlackBerry World app store will greet it with a good selection of messengers (obviously, aside from BBM). This includes arguably the two biggest names in the game, Skype and WhatsApp.
Skype will be available for the BlackBerry Q10 at launch, or at least in Canada (where the phone hits the shelves on May 1). Read more »
Even though it came last to the party, Windows 8 is already starting to make an impact. 3 million tablets powered by the Microsoft OS have shipped in the past quarter, capturing 7.5% of the slate market.
The information comes from a report by research company Strategy Analytics who suggest that the number could be even higher had Microsoft expanded the availability of its Surface lineup quicker. Read more »
The sequel to the highly popular game Draw Something is now available for download. The game is currently available only on the App Store and for the iPhone and iPod touch. You can either go for the free version with ads or the premium version for $2.99.
For those who are not aware, Draw Something is a game where you are given a word and you have to draw it on the screen using the various tools available to you. Your opponent then has to guess the drawing and name the word using the letters available to them. Read more »
Xbox fans, mark your calendars. Microsoft has announced that they will be revealing the next generation Xbox console on May 21. This information was revealed through invites that were sent out to the press.
According to the invite, the event will take play at the Xbox campus in Redmond, Washington at 10:00 AM on May 21. There is a hashtag #XboxReveal if you want to keep a track of the event on Twitter. Read more »
The Sony Xperia SP, which we got for a quick hands-on last month, has finally arrived in our office.
We’ve decided to take some quick snaps of it before our review monkeys take it away. Take a look! Read more »
The purported Motorola Phone X might be called simply “Google X” as an AnTuTu score card suggests. The card, which emerged today, gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the first Google flagship designed by Motorola.
Additionally, the benchmark reports that the device is running Android 5.0.1. This gives everyone a tiny bit of hope that the next Android iteration would be ready for prime time at Google I/O 2013 in May. Read more »