Qualcomm has released the specifications of its upcoming Snapdragon S4 chipset, which will be the first in the mobile world to be using 28nm process technology. That would give it a substantial advantage in power-efficiency and processing power over its competitors.
The Snapdragon S4 chipset will be packing either two or four brand new Krait cores, which have been custom designed by Qualcomm and should bring a 60% improvement over the currently used Scorpion processors at the same clock speed. However, Qualcomm has obviously found 60% to be an insufficient upgrade and it will be clocking those cores from 1.5GHz to the mind-blowing 2.5GHz. Read more »
As you probably know, we’ve had the Nokia N9 in our office for a few days and we are hard at work to unveil every secret it has. And one of the first findings we had was that the FWVGA AMOLED of the MeeGo flagship is using a PenTile matrix, instead of a regular RGB one.
It’s the same kind of matrix that we saw with Samsung’s first-gen Super AMOLEDs, where each pixel is composed of two subpixels rather than three. This gives less room for sub-pixel rendering and reduces the effective resolution, when displaying super fine detail. Read more »
As Symbian Belle gets ready to start rolling to Symbian handsets near you, Nokia has released another story in its blog about the latest update of the platform. The company got the Belle designers to talk about the background of their creation in this nice 4-minute video.
So if you want to know more about the action going on behind the scenes here’s your chance. You will also learn what Nokia’s top priorities when creating Touch UIs are and what makes great user experience according to the Finns’ R&D team. Read more »
NFC is finally starting to gain popularity among smartphones and cool applications for it were bound to start popping up sooner rather than later. RIM itself stepped on stage to kick off the NFC party on BlackBerry OS by introducing the BlackBerry Tag.
BlackBerry Tag uses the NFC radios in the recently launched BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones to allow you to share date between them with a simple tap. Read more »
Granted, LG already introduced an actual smartphone with its True HD IPS display, but the company only saw fit to announce the technology officially now. The company held an event in Seoul dedicated to the new screen, detailing its advantages over competing screen technologies.
According to LG, True HD IPS display takes the viewing experience on mobile handsets, thanks to its high resolution (1280 x 720 real RGB pixels) and automatic color adjustments applied by LG’s exclusive Mobile HD Graphic Engine. Read more »
As usual Apple didn’t specify the amount of RAM on the iPhone 4S announcement, nor is it mentioned on the official website. We are still a few days ahead of the iPhone 4S launch, so no one has disassembled it yet to discover what’s hiding inside the shell.
Still, there are iPhone 4S shipped to developers for months, so we can still have a confirmation on some specs before we get it in our hands. That’s the case here – the creative director of Infinity Blade 2 talks how cool is the new iPhone 4S: Read more »
The youngest member of the Galaxy Tab family of Honeycomb slates just got its US pricing revealed. The Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 will come in two flavors – 16GB and 32GB, which will cost $399 and $499, respectively.
For that kind of cash you are getting a 7″ slate with a WSVGA PLS LCD that runs the latest, 3.2, edition of Honeycomb on a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. You should know that there’s a microSD card slot on board, too, so we are not sure that there’s much sense in ordering the 32GB unit for that kind of premium. Read more »
It’s taken just under five months, but for the biggest acquisition in the company’s history, Microsoft’s 8.5 billion dollar deal has finally gotten the green light.
Skype Technologies SA was previously under split ownership, with eBay buying up 30% of the company in 2005 and the remainder spread amongst tech investors. Read more »
US customers have been exposed to the term ’4G’ in marketing material for a while now. The problem is some 4G technologies are more legitimate than others.
With carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T marketing certain devices as 4G from their existing lines and now with AT&T rolling out their LTE infrastucture, confusion is bound to ensue. Read more »
OK, so this may not make up for the delay to the Samsung/Google ‘Unpacked’ event that we had been expecting, but chief of staff at mydroidworld.com, P3Droid has another piece of Nexus Prime/Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to add to the pile.
The above screenshot and the video to follow show the very cool looking boot animation taken from P3Droid’s Motorola Droid Bionic, which he has running a leaked ROM of ICS destined for the Nexus Prime. Take a look.
Update, October 10: Samsung Galaxy S II does the boot animation too.
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Mobile miners everywhere can now don their helmets and ready their pickaxes as Minecraft Pocket Edition finally makes itself available to the masses.
The mobile varient of this smash indy title, until now had only been available to Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY owners, but the exclusivity deal has run its course and, following an update to the app, availability has been blown wide open. Read more »
The last member of the Samsung Galaxy S II trio of droids is here, people. The T-Mobile version of the smartphone was the last to get its availability announced. It will be available online on October 10, and in T-Mobile stores on October 12.
The T-Mobile Galaxy S II does sport quite a few changes, compared to its GSM siblings, starting with its bigger 4.52 Super AMOLED Plus screen and a different CPU under its cover. Its battery is beefier as well. Now on with our initial impressions.
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Android Police has come across the Music Player and Google+ app from a build of Ice Cream Sandwich discovered by one of their readers, nicknamed Geek Vundotra, who also happens to be a Verizon employee.
Moving on to the actual apps, as you can see the Music app has received a facelift and looks a lot better. Read more »
Sprint has announced that they will soon be releasing their LTE network, which will eventually replace their existing networks in a span of the next two years, a move that comes as a result of their decision to simplify their existing networks. Sprint currently operates CDMA, iDEN and WiMAX networks in the US.
Sprint’s current 1900MHz and LightSquared’s 1600MHz spectrum will be converted to LTE. The first LTE enabled devices will be launched by mid-2012 and the full rollout of the network will be completed by 2013. Read more »
A most welcome guest came by our office today. The MeeGo powered Nokia N9 arrived with its shiny in-depth colored body and gorgeous AMOLED and this time it will stay with us for a full review.
You can bet that one of the most interesting smartphones of the season is receiving the attention it deserves in our lab, but we know the waiting until the review is complete is killing you. That’s why we did what we usually do and prepared a quick hands-on video for you to give you an idea of what to expect. Read more »