Now that the Nexus 4 has finally been released, it will go through the same motions as every other recent major device. There will be the drop tests, torture tests and the infamous “Will it blend?” tests later, but for now we have the iFixit teardown to kick things off.
First things first, the Nexus 4 does not have a user-replaceable battery, which means the back cover requires more than just a push to come off. Once you get the Torx screws out, you have access to the insides of the device. Read more »
At the 2012 Embedded Technology Conference and Exhibition (ET), Imagination has announced its latest member of the Series6 “Rogue” family of GPUs – the PowerVR G6630.
The G6630 features one core containing six shading clusters, which according to Imagination delivers “blisteringly fast GPU compute capabilities”. Read more »
Back when the iPhone 5 was released, one of the complaints was about the camera, specifically the purple tinting that was observed in some of the photographs. But if you thought this only happens on the iPhone 5′s camera, you are in for a surprise.
The image above is part of a panorama shot through the camera on the Nexus 4 and as you can clearly see, there is purple flaring where the bright light source enters the image. Read more »
The Microsoft Surface is Redmond’s first attempt at building its own tablet hardware and comes with the spanking new Windows RT preinstalled.
Office Preview 2013, live tiles, VaporMG, a kickstand and Windows functionality on a slate all but await you after the break. Read more »
Getting ready for the Christmas holidays are we? Here’s another perfect Christmas present to have in mind for the Cut the Rope fans in your life – a plush toy of the main game character – Om Nom.
Round5 announced that it will be selling the adorable plush toys in different sizes varying from 4″ to 16″. On top of that, if you purchase some of the Nommies micro figures, you will get access to exclusive bonus levels of the game, which aren’t available otherwise. Read more »
Hot on the heels of Facebook’s mobile app update, Twitter updated its native mobile apps for iOS and Android, too. The changes concern mostly search and Discover on the mobile platforms.
Discover is Twitter’s auto-generated stream of tweets, suited to your interests and generally coming from outside your regular network. The latest developments to Discover are now available to the mobile apps with “a completely re-done the back-end and user interface”. Read more »
We’ve all heard the rumors that Google is working on a native third-party version of Google Maps for iOS 6.x devices. It seems there has been lots of substance to these rumors, as reportedly, the app has already been distributed for testing to interested parties outside Google’s labs.
According to “a person with direct knowledge of the matter”, who spoke to Wall Street Journal, Google is already putting the finishing touches on the app and should be ready to submit it for approval to the Apple’s AppStore sooner rather than later. Read more »
Hot on the heels of the mobile Facebook website update, the latest new features arrive to the native Facebook apps for iOS and Android. The two biggest new changes include the option to re-share stories from your news feed and the ability to tag people in status updates, comments and photos.
Of course, there is also the addition of smileys, hearts and other emoji in messages and you can now sort the articles in your News Feed just as on the main website. Unfortunately, there are still some silly limitations. Read more »
Just as promised, Madfinger Games (Shawdowgun, Dead Trigger) released the Shadowgun DeadZone game into the Google’s Play Store.
It’s a multi-player only title and allows up to 12 players to show their skills on various maps in deathmatch or zone control modes. Read more »
There are drop tests and then there are ‘throw everything you have in your house at it’ tests and today we are going to take a look at one of the latter.
The test involves keys, knives and mallets and looks like it was devised by Adolf Hitler himself when he was not planning on taking over the world or trimming his mustache. And at the receiving end of these objects is the new Nokia Lumia 920. Read more »
It’s been over two months since the Amazon event on September 6, where they announced their new range of Kindle and Kindle Fire devices. The Kindle Fire HD, in particular, was not supposed to ship till November, even though it went on pre-order pretty much instantly.
Well, that day has come and if you are one of those who ordered a Kindle Fire HD you should be glad to know that Amazon has started shipping the tablet. Unfortunately, if you order now, you will have to wait another month before you can get it due to backorder. Read more »
Hot on the heels of the leaked firmware for the Galaxy S III, the upcoming Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM from Samsung for the Galaxy S II has also been leaked. The ROM is said to be very stable, which indicates it was in its final stages and that Samsung would probably start rolling it out soon.
Being a Jelly Bean ROM, it brings with it the usual Jelly Bean features, such as Project Butter and Google Now. You will also notice that the TouchWiz interface on the S II has been updated and is now identical to the one on the Galaxy S III and the Note II, down to the bloop bloop sound when you touch the screen. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been enjoying Jelly Bean for some time now. But a handful of features that we first saw on the Galaxy Note 2 have been out of reach so far.
The split-screen view mode, for instance, allows big-screen smartphones with plenty of oomph to display too apps at the same time. Today’s good news is that you can now get this and other new features on your Galaxy S3 via a pre-release official firmware.
Rumors suggest these enhancements are to arrive officially to S3 owners this December as a sort of a Christmas present. But obviously presents will come early this year. Well, sort of, this one’s more like a teaser. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 820 stopped by for a quick visit and the first thing we did was put it in front of our camera. The phone is the second Windows Phone 8 handset from Nokia and it differs from the 920 flagship in several areas.
While it misses out on the PureView and PureMotion action, the Lumia 820 actually has several advantages over the Lumia 920. Read more »
Here at GSMArena we are huge fans of well-made parody videos and when we find a good one we can’t help but share it with you. What you are about to see might not be the highest-budget production in the world, but it’s certainly the most hilarious clips we’ve seen lately.
So there’s this fleet of iPhones and iPads that has just completed a hyper drive jump to the orbit of planet Earth, where they are attacked by a squadron of Galaxy S IIIs. An epic battle forms up and a surprising victor emerges. Read more »