The boffins over at XDA Developers have done it again. Their latest present comes in the form of an Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for T-mobile’s myTouch4G. This US-only handset hit the stores running Froyo and it hasn’t been updated since.
This update is an unofficial release based on a leak, courtesy of JoelZ9614 and faux123 on the XDA forums. So the good news is that even if you decide to skip it, T-mobile is probably going to make an official release in the near future. Read more »
Well, look what the mailman brought to our door today. A big black box – big enough to house a tablet – certainly not your average cellphone box. And inside it, we found a big black book.
A few pages later we found the LG Optimus Black waiting quietly inside. But the box held more surprises than that. Read more »
Carphone Warehouse has priced LG’s upcoming Optimus Pad tablet at £800. The retailer’s website says the Optimus Pad is in stock but I seriously doubt that, most probably it is on the way and should become available soon.
The tablet is already available in Japan and the USA (via T-Mobile), but we are still awaiting its worldwide launch. If it’s going to hit the shelves with an £800 price tag I guess it will be staying on them for a while. Read more »
It’s great news for future Playbook owners as the “world’s first professional-grade tablet” will be getting the mandatory (nowadays) video calling feature, available tomorrow via an OTA (over the air) update.
The new video chat app on the Playbook will include video calling functionality, naturally, support for both front and back cameras, VOIP support and video services via your Blackberry ID. Read more »
Samsung have just released their Galaxy S WiFi duo – the 4.0 and 5.0 models to the European market. After their tour around South Korea the large-screened media player/tablets with a touch of Android are now on sale in Russia and Switzerland with more countries expected to follow in the weeks to come.
The 4” and 5” Galaxy S WiFi versions run on Android 2.2 Froyo, but will get an update to 2.3 Gingerbread eventually. The lack of cellular radio aside, their internals are almost identical to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S former flagship – a Hummingbird chipset, featuring a 1GHz CPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS , 8 or 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Read more »
Samsung has released yet another ad for their flagship extraordinaire, the Galaxy S II. This time the main focus is on the industry-leading (so far) Exynos chipset, packing a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz and the HSPA+ internet speeds. The ad promises there will be no more breaks, just smooth sailing.
The video is shot on a square in front of a beautiful building in some desirable location (probably) and displays two sets of dance groups. One of them represents the hiccup performance with the brakes, stuttering while dancing and then comes the zippier, more fluid one, which dances circles around the first one. Read more »
It appears that BestBuy is the the place to shop for tablets this Spring, guys. In lieu of their announcement of an upcoming dual-core Toshiba tablet, the electronics retailer has put the HTC Flyer up for pre-order – the company’s first Android tablet.
While this is not the only the place where the gadget is available for sale (it popped up in Germany and the UK weeks before), this time it is the price which makes the event so exciting Read more »
Bummer! A senior executive at Samsung confirmed that the company will not release AMOLED equipped tablet devices this year.
This is definitely surprising and unpleasant news all at the same time. After all, the AMOLED screen technology is one feature which gives Samsung a considerable edge over the competition in the mobile device market. Read more »
Earlier today, Sony’s VP Kazuo Hirai, (formerly in charge of Sony’s PlayStation division) headed up a conference from Sony’s HQ in Tokyo, Japan. The conference was held to address the current situation of the PlayStation Network, the online infrastructure employed by PlayStation 3 owners to play games online, communicate with friends, view PS3 specific content and shop.
The PSN service was recently taken offline after hackers compromised the system and have possibly stolen personal user data including user’s names, addresses, passwords and bank information being accessible to the attackers. Sony have since disconnected the PSN and the service has been offline for more than a week. Read more »
It appears that Microsoft is getting more and more serious about its Windows Phone 7 platform, guys. The software giant’s mobile OS has been subject to a lot of criticism due to its lack of available applications. Now, it looks like things are about to change as the company released an iOS to WP7 mapping tool for app developers.
According to Microsoft, the mapping tool’s main purpose is to help “developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform,”. Read more »
Samsung recently published a notice on their Samsung Social Hub Facebook page stating that the Social Hub Premium update will not be coming to the Samsung Wave S8500. Social Hub Basic is Samsung’s standard interconnecting messaging and communications infrastructure found on their premium Android and Bada handsets such as the Galaxy S II and the Wave II.
The basic version offers support for ActiveSync support for email, Gtalk and Yahoo! Messenger IM functionality and integrated calendar and contact syncing abilities. Read more »
First, it was the Appstore for Android. Now, Amazon is trying to steal some business from another industry heavyweight with the launch of its 69 cents MP3 store for “bestselling new songs.”
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Independent tech market analysts Canalys have crowned Apple the kings of the current Worldwide PC Market which has undergone a 7% market increase as of Q1 2011, fueled primarily, by tablet growth.
Apple sit among the top 5 companies responsible for this positive growth based on market shares accounting for 187.9% increase in growth alongside HP, Acer, Dell and Leonovo (who were the second largest contributor to the growth with a 17% contribution to the overall result). Read more »
Today we managed to get our hands on a Samsung Galaxy S II with the retail hardware and we’ve taken some pictures for you. But we are wondering if your retail Galaxy S II looks the same?
As you know Samsung has added its logo above the display as soon as it was announced its CPU is going to run at 1.2GHz.
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The Galaxy Gio is one of the four new members in the mid-range Galaxy lineup running on Froyo – Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio. We already had the Ace in our hands so we didn’t expect any surprises with the Gio. And there certainly are none, now that we have it on our hands.
Samsung Galaxy Gio packs virtually the same hardware as the Ace except two minor changes – a 0.3-inch smaller display and a 3.2 auto-focus megapixel camera instead of 5. The connectivity package, processor, graphics, Android OS and TouchWiz UI, as well as the memory options and even the battery are the same as those of the Samsung Ace. Read more »