Latest
Switch view

Rovio releases Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay trailer

by 26 comments

Just when you though you couldn’t take any more of Angry Birds in any form here comes another new game. As we have mentioned it before, Angry Birds Star Wars is the fifth game in the Angry Birds series by Rovio and is based on, no prices for guessing, Star Wars.

Rovio released a couple of teaser trailers this month but now a slightly longer video has been released, this time showing some of the gameplay. And you know what? It actually looks interesting. Read more »

Meet Windows Phone 8 in a detailed video overview from Microsoft, pokes iOS and Android

by 200 comments

Today is a pretty important day for Microsoft, as the company is launching the latest iteration of its Windows Phone mobile platform.

And to make sure that everybody understands and learns all about the new features Windows Phone 8 packs, Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Windows Phone, Joe Belifore stands in front of the camera for a lengthy 18-minute video showcase of the OS. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 32 GB already on sale

by 15 comments

Walmart is already offering the 32 GB variant of the Google Nexus 7 slate for $249.

The retailer lists the device as in stock so you might be able to grab one before units are sold out. Read more »

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean’s Photo Sphere feature lets you snap photos like the ones in Google Street View

by 92 comments

The new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was just announced and one of the most interesting new features is called Photo Sphere. It lets you shoot spherical panoramas, similar to what you see in Google Street View.

Capturing a Photo Sphere is easy, you just snap photos left, right, up, down, wherever, and the camera app will automatically stitch them. If it still sounds confusing, check out this video demo by Hugo Barra himself (Android’s Director of Product Management). Read more »

New Google Nexus lineup promo video released: Google Now in focus

by 24 comments

Google has just unveiled two new additions to its lineup of Nexus devices, plus a couple of new versions of the popular Nexus 7 tablet. And, as the tradition goes in such cases, the company has released a promo video, highlighting the strongest points of the newly announced devices.

In this case the video is mostly focused on the Google Now voice-operated service, demonstrating how you can ask your Nexus device just about anything and it will immediately find the answer for you. Read more »

Google Music hits select countries in Europe on November 13, introduces a music matching service

by 12 comments

Alongside the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announcement, Google has also revealed that parts of Europe will be getting access to the Google Play Music store.

The countries in question are France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Read more »

LG Nexus 4 hands-on video released prematurely by Three Sweden [UPDATE: Official]

by 33 comments

The LG Nexus 4 has to be one of the most-leaked phones in recent memory – the latest premature release comes from the official YouTube channel of Sweden’s carrier Three, who posted a quick hands-on with the upcoming Nexus (which was supposed to be announced today, maybe 3 Sweden didn’t get the memo about the cancellation). Update: It’s official, LG announced it even without the event.

The quick UI demo doesn’t really show much, but there are new notification area toggles which look quite interesting. They are not placed above the notifications as usual, but are instead a separate screen you can access by tapping a button. Read more »

GTA V set to launch in the Spring of 2013 according to leaked pre-order ads

by 6 comments

The next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series will see the light of day some time in Spring next year. GTA V will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles around that time according to a leaked photo of a retail display.

Polish fansite GTA Five.pl has obtained photos of an upcoming retail display, inviting customers to pre-order the game. Read more »

Samsung Exynos 5 blows the competition out of the water in GLBenchmark

by 62 comments

The Samsung-made Exynos 5 chipset, has gone through some benchmarking and to has proved to be quite the performance champion.

The test in question is GL Benchmark and currently the dual-core Cortex A15 processor running at 1.7GHz and quad-core ARM Mali T604 GPU tops the charts, beating the LG Optimus G and the Pantech Vega R3. Read more »

Amazon attacks Apple on its homepage, compares the Kindle Fire HD to the iPad Mini

by 166 comments

The 7-inch tablet wars just got serious. After the Nexus 7 got compared (in what I think were less than key areas) to the iPad Mini at the Apple’s event last week, now Amazon has flexed its muscle, pitting its Kindle Fire HD against the iPad Mini on its very homepage.

The online retailer has put up a big ad right on its homepage saying “Much more for much less” and made a comparison of its own 7-inch Kindle Fire HD against the iPad Mini, highlighting the display resolution, pixels per inch and most importantly – the price. Read more »

Google Maps gets a big update to terrain, looks even more awesome

by 54 comments

Google Maps is undoubtedly on of the best (if not the best) mapping service in the world and when it comes to the various layers Maps offers there really isn’t anyone that can come close.

Terrain is among those layers, which is available both in the Android app and in the website. The Google team has now updated the terrain view in the entire world and it is now much more detailed and differentiates mountains and forests far better than before. Read more »

‘Twist Pilot’ for iOS and Android game review

by 21 comments

Twist Pilot is an puzzle action by Zynga for iOS and Android. The game involves controlling Phil through a maze while collecting rings and avoiding spiders.

The game uses simple gameplay elements and cleverly designed levels to deliver the thrills. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

‘Sonic Jump’ for iOS game review

by 65 comments

Sonic Jump is the latest installment in the series of Sonic games for the mobile platform. However, unlike the other games that came before it, this is a brand new game and not just a port from some other platform. Update: It seems this is a remake of a J2ME game released on mobile several years ago.

With Sonic Jump, the series has taken a new direction, and I mean literally at that. Instead of the previous side scrolling or the third person sprinting, Sonic Jump takes you straight up, as you vertically jump from one platform to another. We decided to take a look and see how well this new experiment works. Read more »

Vic Gundotra shares photos taken with the Samsung Nexus 10, 2560×1536 pixel display confirmed in a specs leak

by 92 comments

After its quick start guide leaked yesterday, the Samsung Nexus 10 is certainly just a few days away from its official announcement now. However this doesn’t mean that leaks will suddenly stop and we’ll just sit and wait quietly. This time it’s Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering who spilled the beans by sharing a couple of photos taken with the slate.

The photo you see above is reported at a resolution of 2048×1536 (3.1MP) and I have to say it doesn’t look too bad.

Furthermore, we got to learn the Samsung Nexus 10 specs thanks to the GLBenchmark website. Read more »

Galaxy Note gets an official Jelly Bean ROM courtesy of the XDA community

by 64 comments

An official ROM from a hackers community such as the XDA? I know, it doesn’t make much sense on first sight, but bear with me. Think of this ROM as a leaked release of the official Samsung-made XXLS2 firmware.

We’ve all known for some time that Samsung is cooking a delicious Jelly bean serving for the original Galaxy Note owners, but the company is yet to release that.

So if you cannot bear to wait any longer, here’s your chance of getting some new tricks running on your smartphone. What better thing to do over the weekend with all this bad weather coming up across Europe. Read more »