Xiaomi is a young company that made a name for itself with affordable, feature-rich Android phones but is branching out now. Its new product is called the Xiaomi MiBox, an Android-based set-top box.
Typically for Xiaomi, the MiBox is priced quite attractively – $64 (RMB 399). Unfortunately, the company is yet to expand its availability beyond China. Read more »
The Sony Xperia go just can’t catch a break – the durable Android handset was tortured in the summer and now the same guys are back to torment it in winter conditions. The poor guy was thrown around, ran over, jumped on, bashed, dunked and put through other trials.
The Xperia go sports an IP67 certification, giving it dust and water resistance, but it also seems to handle subzero temperatures quite well. Read more »
Dropbox, the current top dog in cloud storage solutions, is celebrating its 100 millionth account by offering free cloud storage to people who share their Dropbox story.
If yours is one of the top ten favorite stories, you will get 100 GB of cloud storage for life. If it makes it in the top one hundred favorites, then you get a consolation prize of 10 GB for life. Read more »
We were able to take the HTC DROID DNA camera out for a spin and see if the beastly smartphone can also double as a proper cameraphone. The 8MP camera of the smartphone is operated in a way very similar to that of the HTC One X+, which we just reviewed.
This means that the still camera and the camcorder interface share the same screen with the two shutter keys located on the right side. Read more »
We managed our usual set of benchmarks on the freshly announced HTC DROID DNA and its Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. We were curious to see how the four Krait cores and the Adreno 320 GPU handle the FullHD screen screen.
The latest Qualcomm chipset didn’t disappoint and we saw the HTC DROID DNA post some pretty impressive scores in our tests. Its high-end rivals were often found lagging behind and at times they were feeling downright underpowered. Read more »
As usual after it releases a new Android version to the general public, Google contributes its source code to the Android Open Source Project.
As of now Google has made the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean source code public so that developers can download it and start developing ROMs based on it. Read more »
HTC just announced their DROID DNA monster smartphone, but does it have what it takes to challenge the current flagships? The 5″ 1080p is one-of-a-kind at the moment, offering unmatched sharpness. And the Snapdragon S4 Pro is the most powerful chipset in an Android phone right now, though it’s not the only phone to use it. But there are plenty of other variables to consider.
To make the comparison easier, we’ve made a head-to-head table, pitting the HTC DROID DNA against the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Check it out! Read more »
Windows Phone 8 devices are already out there battling the droid gang for a piece of the smartphone market. But some of the early Windows Phone adopters don’t plan to abandon their WP7 devices just yet.
That’s why Microsoft promised to bring a few of the WP8 features to legacy hardware with the upcoming WP7.8 update. There is still no official information on the release date, but Microsoft Brazil might have spilled the beans on this one. Read more »
HTC just announced the DROID DNA for Verizon – a 5-incher droid with a super impressive 1080p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core Krait processor.
It’s a Verizon exclusive and hits the stores in a week. To help push the smartphone HTC already published a couple of promo videos on YouTube. Read more »
If you own a GoPro camera, then you’re familiar with its abilities to capture all the cool stuff you do on the go, and in full HD to boot.
The folks behind the GoPro HERO series cameras have just released an Android app which lets you control the camera from your Android-powered cell phone. Read more »
The Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices launch today on the search giant’s Play store in the UK and Australia. Already they’ve been sold out and we expect the same to happen in the US later on.
But if you’re living outside of the said countries and wish to get a clue whether you’ll be able to get some Nexus goodies we’ve got you covered. Read more »
The HTC One X+ is a quick update to the company’s flagship – they pumped up the Tegra 3 chipset to higher clock speeds, fitted a bigger battery to compensate and threw in some extra storage to sweeten the pot.
Now the question is whether the bigger batter and Jelly Bean are enough to offset the extra power usage from the overclocked chipset. Read more »
The question of Android updates might make many users uncomfortable, but not Nexus owners – just as the new Nexus 4 went on sale (and quickly ran out), the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 began to roll out. You can read more about the Galaxy Nexus update here.
If you own a Nexus 7 tablet you can update it manually too, if you don’t feel like waiting. Read more »
According to reports coming out of Korea, Samsung has apparently increased the manufacturing cost of processors that it supplies to Apple by 20%.
As you may know, Apple custom designs its own chipsets for use in iOS devices but these chips are then manufactured by Samsung to Apple’s specifications. Samsung has now increased the prices of these chips by 20% and Apple, faced with the lack of immediate alternatives, has agreed. Read more »
After announcing the aggressively priced $249 Samsung Chromebook last month, Google has now announced an even more aggressively priced Chromebook.
This new model is manufactured by Acer and is sold for just $199 in the US. For that price you get a machine that has a 11.6-inch display, an Intel Core processor, 320GB hard drive with additional 100GB free storage on Google Drive, 3.5 hour battery life and of course, Google’s Chrome OS. Read more »