The Kickstarter funded, Android-based gaming console is now in its final stage, ready to go into the hands of eager buyers. But when exactly will you be able to buy it?
According to OUYA, the console will start shipping to regular customers on June 4 for $99. It will be sold through Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers. For that money, you get the console, the controller with the touchpad, an HDMI cable and batteries for the controller. Meanwhile, the Kickstarter project backers started receiving the console this month itself. Read more »
If ever there’s a phone in need of a teardown the iFixit team is ready for action. This time the crew disassembled the HTC One and found that it’s no picnic.
The One ended up with a bad grade for repairability but received good marks for build quality and durability. We get to see the Snapdragon 600 CPU, the 4 “Ultrapixel” camera, inside the sweet looking unibody and those stereo speakers at the front. Read more »
Now that we finished with our HTC One review, we took our time to give you the detailed breakdown of the smartphone’s battery stress tests.
The HTC One is powered by a 2300 mAh Li-Po battery unit that handles the latest quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset. So, how did the HTC One do? Here we go. Read more »
The guys over at HI-TECH@mail.ru decided to go all scientific about screens and put the Samsung Galaxy S4′s 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED against the 4″ Retina of the Apple iPhone 5 and the 4.7″ Super LCD3 1080p display of the HTC One.
The review involved quite a few number of tests – from color reproduction, brightness, gamma, sharpness, viewing angles, the lot. And although a clear winner isn’t appointed your personal victor can be chosen based on the stuff you value the most. Read more »
The folks from Firemonkeys studios broke a word on an upcoming update to the popular Real Racing 3 video game. Due in mid-April, the update will add the much needed cloud saving support, Chevrolet cars to the lineup, and a new racing mode.
The addition of cloud saving support will solve one of the game’s most notable issues at the moment. Read more »
Probably the last thing you’d like to witness happening to a brand new HTC One is its quick fight with gravity, followed by the heart-breaking noise of the impact when it hits the ground. Well, that’s exactly what the folks over at AndroidAuthority did.
Goof thing then that the drops weren’t done in the name of science. The HTC One was put against the iPhone 5 in a series of drop tests from different heights to see which one would fare better. Read more »
Google Translate is a great tool for bridging the gap between languages – the Android app was pretty awesome but it let you down when you needed it most, in a foreign country with no data connection. That’s no longer an issue, as the latest version of Translate for Android (requires 2.3 and above) can download offline language packs for 50 languages.
All the popular languages are available and even less common languages are included, like Haitian Creole, Maltese and Esperanto. Read more »
Remember when Qualcomm said in its Galaxy S4 announcement blog post that the smartphone touts 1080p@60fps video recording?. Well, sadly, that’s not the case.
Qualcomm has got in touch with us regarding the video recording capabilities of the Galaxy S4, and has confirmed that it has made a mistake – the Galaxy S4 is capable of shooting 1080p at just 30fps. Read more »
If you live in India or Mexico, you’ll notice that the Play Store app on your Android phone now has a new tab on the main screen: Movies. Yes, the Google Play Movies service has officially been added to the Play Store in these two countries.
The Movies store works like any other category. You can find a movie by searching for it or pick one from the various categories or genre. Once you find a movie, you can either choose to rent it or buy it. Read more »
Roughly one and a half year after the launch of the game on iOS and exactly a year later on Android, the original Temple Run is now finally on the Windows Phone platform. Or to be precise, on Windows Phone 8.
The game is identical to the iOS and Android version but does not leverage the Xbox Live feature the way the iOS version uses Game Center. It’s also not what you’d expect to receive in 2013. Read more »
Gameloft released the launch date and trailer of the upcoming Iron Man 3 official video game. Android and iOS users will be able to jump into Tony Stark’s suit on April 25.
From the brief moments of gameplay included in the Iron Man 3 trailer, it becomes obvious that Gameloft’s latest superhero title will follow the endless running format. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaked so many times prior to its announcement late last month, that it’s almost yesterday’s news.
Nevertheless, we’ve been busy putting it through our gauntlet of testing, and will give you a quick look at what’s in store for you from Samsung’s latest tablet offering.
The Note 8.0 is set to compete directly with Apple’s iPad mini, and is spec’d competitively enough to do just that. It offers a (you guessed it) 8-inch screen of 800 x 1280 pixels resolution, which results in 189 ppi. It has a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. Read more »
The security issues of smartphones have caused quite a lot of concern lately. Recently, bypassing the lock screens of the smartphone has become a child’s play and one of our readers has found out a way to achieve this on a Nokia N950 without the use of any codes or patterns.
The passcode of the Nokia N950 can be bypassed without breaking a sweat and the process involves crashing the lock screen by pressing random buttons and numbers, which makes the lock screen unresponsive and closing the app allows you to access the entire smartphone. Read more »
Grand Theft Auto has been one of the most popular gaming series for ages now and the fifth generation of the game will soon available. Rockstar Games, the creator of the title has released the in-game screenshots of the much awaited Grand Theft Auto 5.
The latest screenshots shared, give us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming version. The images show the skies, weather and underwater environment of the action, which takes place in the city of Los Santos. Read more »
SamMobile received a system dump of the Samsung Galaxy S4 firmware and ripped out some interesting bits –the APK of the new S Voice, the high-res wallpapers and the ringtones.
Meanwhile, a member of XDA-Developers has ripped the ringtones from the HTC One and shared them with the world. Read more »