Good news, Motorola Defy owners, your Gingerbread is on the way. What’s even better is that a leaked image coming straight from the Motorola dev center will allow the most knowledgeable among you to bring their handsets to Android 2.3.3. right now.
Of course, even though it’s an official image, it’s not the final thing (or Motorola would have released it themselves). Read more »
We are just back from the GSMArena.com lab, where our hard-working coders do their magic and we have some good news for you. The Phone Finder section of our website has just been updated and you will, hopefully, find it much more useful now.
We’ve added searching by several new criteria – the ones that are probably most important in picking your next cell phone. You can now filter the nearly 4000 handsets in our database by processor clock speed and number of cores, as well as available RAM and internal storage. Read more »
I guess overclocking dual-core CPUs in mobile phones to 1.5GHz is normal now – a brave soul pushed the Tegra 2 chipset inside their T-Mobile G2x (a.k.a. LG Optimus 2X) to the breakneck speed, 50% up from the stock frequency.
A week ago we saw a Galaxy S II reach 1.5GHz though the G2x manages to beat its score at some benchmarks. Read more »
We have the Motorola XOOM in our hands (finally!) and the first thing we got to test is its display. We’re working on a full-blown review too but the screen is such a central component to the tablet experience that it’s one of the first things we started assessing.
We’ll be using iPad 2 as the yard stick for this comparison – it’s just so popular that most of you have probably seen one at some point and will have grounds for comparison. Plus the iPad family is the trend setter in this developing market niche. Read more »
Today Motorola finally unveiled the DROID X2 for Verizon – a dual-core droid running on Android 2.2 Froyo that leaked more than enough times in the past few months.
The DROID X2 goes on sale online tomorrow, while it will hit the retails stores on 26 May. Read more »
Remember when AT&T banned installation of apps from third-party markets on their phones and users were effectively left without access to the Amazon store, not to mention custom installs off a memory card? No? Well it happened and all of AT&T’s Android smartphone were declined access to the new app store. Now it seems that AT&T is “rethinking” and will allow installation of third-party apps on its future Android phones, starting with the Samsung Infuse 4G.
The things is here, AT&T doesn’t address whether older droids will get the same treatment via a software update or will be left in the dark. It would be unfair if they don’t. We can only assume only new phones will be able to install third-party apps, judging by this memo AT&T sent to developers. Read more »
After the total overhaul that the Google Search app for iOS got a couple of months ago, it has become way nicer looking and easier to use. However the feedback that the company has been getting about its performance has obviously been less than flattering.
Well, Google engineers have obviously taken notes and today introduced a new version that addresses the issue. The app has been sped up by up to 20%, which should dramatically improve responsiveness and thus the overall user experience. To achieve this, the company has axed the “Just Talk” by default so if you were using it you would need to activate it manually from the settings. Read more »
If you’ve ever used SPB Wallet on you iPhone, Symbian or Windows phone you know very well what it is. In case you haven’t, SPB Wallet is a safe app, which can tend to your private information, such as passwords, credit cards, codes, account logins and everything else you hold dear and wish have always with you, but stored safely in an encrypted form.
The SPB Wallet app even offers cloud syncing with your Gmail account in case you ever lose your phone or need the information on another platform (computer or phone). The app basically has you covered in any foreseeable occasion when you need your personal data with you. Read more »
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 and the Asus Transformer will be getting the latest Android Honeycomb version 3.1 in early June.
This was supposedly confirmed by both companies to This is my next dot com. Asus indeed has confirmed it on its Facebook page. Read more »
Are you a fan of all things RIM, or maybe just a Blackberry addict? Either way, here’s an interesting infographic courtesy of the Geekaphone squad that celebrates the Canadian telecoms giant and their signature smartphones.
Did you know US President Obama has one, or that co-CEO Jim Balsillie mortgaged his house in order to help the company out in its early days. Fun facts like this and more down below, check it out Read more »
If you have been keeping track, you’d know that we are currently extensively testing the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II battery life. Today’s discipline is web browsing endurance, which, as our recent survey found out, is one of the key usages of modern day mobiles.
And just for the fun of it, we decided to make this one more competitive by including some other handsets we found lying around the office. So here are the contestants – we’ve got the iPhone 4 with its Safari browser, as well as some more droids – the original Galaxy S, the LG Optimus Black and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Read more »
Do you run a tight ship when it comes to your mobile data plan? Perhaps you find yourself always going over and racking up a hefty excess on your bill? Maybe you’re just worried about data charges whilst you’re roaming? Well, Onavo Mobile have a solution. Sort of.
What their app actually does is genuinely pretty cool, on paper. It redirects any data you may have downloading to your iPhone, compresses it down on their cloud-servers and then spits it back out to you at a fraction of the size. Read more »
Gameloft, the company responsible for a plethora of well known mobile games across all sorts of platforms including iOS and now Android, have taken steps to make it that much easier for you to transfer your games from your old Android device, to your new one.
Previously, transferring your Gameloft purchases was an arduous task, whichever way you tried it. Read more »
Apple love their secrets and this instance is no different. Although the big
cheese, I mean fruit, have yet to confirm anything officially, signs point to Thursday, May 19th as a day to mark down in your calendars.
Why? What has made you put your conspiracy hat on GSM Arena? We’ll sources say somethings afoot and it makes sense to pin it down to the 19th as the start of something, as this marks the Apple Store’s 10th anniversary.
So lets look at the facts Read more »
Motorola just can’t keep this baby on a short leash before the official announcement. The DROID X2 has already leaked numerous times in the past few weeks. There is almost no detail that hasn’t become clear already – specifications, pictures and even the release date.
What’s the today’s leak about then? It’s the Motorola DROID X2 manual, uploaded directly on the Motorola’s official support website. Read more »