Another pesky group of nasty green pigs irritates our favorite Angry Birds. This time it’s all about the candy with Halloween fast approaching.
Rovio has released a “Ham’o'Ween” update to its Angry Birds Seasons series with new 30 levels for you bash pigs in and a little big surprise. Read more »
The presence of a barometer inside the Galaxy Nexus raised some eyebrows, even though the Motorola Xoom has had that feature for a while now. People seemed to be having a hard time wrapping their head around the idea of having a barometer in a phone.
So to put this matter to rest and for the people to stop talking about it so much, Google’s Dan Morril posted on his Google+ account the answer to why the Galaxy Nexus has a barometer. Read more »
We’re close to the launch of the Nvidia Tegra 3 and as is usually the case, things have started to leak out before the official announcement.
What we have here is a teaser video that shows off all the things you’ll be able to do with the quad-core chipset (with a fifth companion core for menial tasks) on an unreal (figuratively and literally) transparent tablet. Join us after the break to watch the video. Read more »
The Xperia active has kindly dropped by for a visit here at GSMArena’s headquarters in all of its IP67 certified glory. It’s water-proof up to a meter depth, it’s splash resistant too and can withstand some dirt in its face just in case.
We’ll get started with this bad boy but in the mean time we thought we could put together a UI demo and an unboxing for your viewing pleasure. Read more »
Well, that didn’t take long. The next version of the Transformer teased us with its video just yesterday and now ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the new Transformer model, called Transformer Prime.
Shih also showcased the Prime’s laptop dock, which looks thinner that last years’ model. Read more »
As usual iSuppli have torn the latest iPhone 4S apart and have revealed some pretty interesting things about its inner hardware parts.
The baseline 16GB model of the iPhone 4S costs Apple a total of $188 for materials only (Bill of Materials or BOM) and only $8 for the manufacturing process. Read more »
We got our hands on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus yesterday and we fiddled with its camera. Today, we decided to run a few benchmarks to see what would happen. The phone is running a buggy developer version of Ice Cream Sandwich, but managed to show some impressive scores.
We pulled a few numbers from benchmarks we’ve ran before, so we can compare the Galaxy Nexus against some of the high-end droids on the market. Read more »
Lytro is the world’s first light field camera. Light field is the amount of light travelling in every direction through every point in space. Light field contains a lot more information than traditional light captured by regular cameras, especially pertaining to the placement of objects emitting that light and their distance from the camera.
Traditional cameras capture light and color but light field cameras also captures vector direction of the rays of light. This extra bit of information, combined with the special light field sensor and the powerful software, let’s the camera know the position of the objects in the frame, which is what lets it perform its magic trick, focus selectively on objects AFTER they are captured by the camera. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is in our office for a short while and while our first look article is in the works, we decided to dive in and see the revamped camera app and explore the new features it offers.
The camera interface has been totally reworked taking more minimal approach to the user interface, while the 5MP camera at back does all the heavy working. Read more »
The iPhone 4S is already sweating through our tests – and it has impressed us quite a bit so far. We’re busy shooting photo and video samples, running benchmarks and otherwise examining Apple’s newest superphone.
One part of the camera testing is done – a side-by-side comparison of the FullHD videos that the iPhone 4S shoots and a 720p HD video from the iPhone 4. Consider this a teaser of what’s to come. Read more »
ASUS has posted a brief but intriguing teaser video of the next generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The slate is rumored to be powered by the mighty NVidia quad-core Kal-El platform and will most probably be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
While the video doesn’t say or show much, it’s quite interesting to see the new slim design of the slate, which shows it’s party piece towards the end – the laptop dock, which transforms it into a full-fledged netbook. Check the teaser video out. Read more »
It’s not the first time we’re finding ourselves in update fever amidst Android OS announcements. One factor has always been constant – the pure-blood Google phones will get there first. So now it’s only logical that after the Galaxy Nexus it will be the Nexus S’s turn to claim the brand new OS version, right?
Andy Rubin has said in an interview at the AsiaD conference that Ice Cream Sandwich will be released “a couple of weeks after” the Galaxy Nexus and no word on which phones will get the desired treatment first. Putting together two and two we can conclude that ICS will be available somewhere between late November and December. Read more »
Usually, when Google releases a new Nexus phone it’s the new King Droid and sets a benchmark for the future smartphones to beat. But is this new Samsung Galaxy Nexus worthy of being the new Android heavyweight champion?
Sure it’s groundbreaking world-first 4.65-inch HD super AMOLED is more than impressive but how does it stack up against it’s main rivals – the HTC Sensation XE (which comes with the excellent Beats Audio technology) and it’s cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S II? Check out our specs table to find out. Read more »
At long last! After it was initially delayed because of the sad loss of Steve Jobs, the Unpacked event finally took place in Hong Kong where the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich were revealed to the world.
As we usually do here on the GSMArena blog, we like to put the hottest pieces of hardware in a dogfight against one another and that’s exactly what we’ll do now. The main star today is the Galaxy Nexus and it will stand up against the refreshed iPhone 4S, which now packs an A5 chip with a 1GHz dual-core processor and the Android-superstar the Galaxy S II. Let’s begin. Read more »
PCWorld did a meticulous shootout with the new iPhone 4S, the iPhone 4 and some of the best Android shooters. The shootout covers both still and video capturing capabilities and includes a point-and-shoot camera as a control.
Here’s what PCWorld found, along with our commentary on the sample images. Read more »