Flipboard first launched for iOS devices and Android users have been hoping it’d launch for their beloved platform as well ever since. Yet it was only at the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement event last week that we finally got confirmation that droids will be having a piece of Flipboard action.
Unfortunately, the app was announced as Galaxy S III exclusive at launch, which meant the only way for you to get it is buy a Galaxy S III. Thankfully, though, one XDA user managed to extract it from the device and made it available to everyone right now. Read more »
ENVY, HP’s family of thin and light notebooks just grew by five members. HP just announced the ENVY Spectre XT, ENVY Sleekbook 14 and 15.6-inch and the ENVY Ultrabook 14 and 15.6-inch models.
Priced at $999, the ENVY Spectre XT comes with a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, third generation Intel Core (Ivy Bridge) processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard, Beats Audio with quad speakers, eight hours battery life, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with two-year subscription to Norton Internet Security, full versions of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 10. It will go on sale on June 8. Read more »
Instagram released an Android version of their app last month, but it has always trailed behind the iOS version. Initially, it didn’t even work on most phones and even if it did, it lacked some features found on the iOS version.
The app has been constantly updated ever since it was released and with the latest update it comes closest to matching its iOS counterpart. After updating to the latest version, you will see that the tilt-shift effect has finally been added to the app, notified by the drop icon in the top bar. Read more »
At first Rovio’s CMO said that Angry Birds Space will not be coming to Windows Phone. Not long after that (presumably after Microsoft made some calls), Rovio’s CEO said that a Windows Phone version of Angry Birds Space is in the works.
Now Nokia has officially confirmed at CTIA that Rovio will be releasing Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone. Nokia will be partnering with Rovio to get the game on their Lumia phones (which just might get the game before other Window Phone customers) and to bring future Rovio titles to Windows Phone as soon as possible. Read more »
AMOLED displays, although beautiful to look at, have had issues performing under bright sunlight. The first phones to use AMOLED displays were barely usable outdoors. Eventually the technology improved, specifically when Samsung introduced their Super AMOLED displays, which had significantly better outdoor visibility, and these days AMOLED displays are even outperforming LCDs when it comes to visibility under sunlight.
One such AMOLED display belongs to the Nokia Lumia 900, which despite its AMOLED nature performed very well under bright light, thanks to Nokia’s Clear Black Display technology, in a comparison test performed by DisplayMate. Read more »
The brightest star in the Samsung universe has landed in the office to get our regular hands-on treatment. The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently riding the hype wave as the most anticipated Android phone, and for a good reason.
Inheriting the burden of being one of the best Android phones around from its predecessor, the Galaxy S III has everything it needs to be on top of everything else. Let’s dive right in at what exactly that is. Read more »
As of now, $449.99 can get you a 16 GB 10.1″ Toshiba Excite Wi-Fi from the ToshibaDirect store. The 32 GB and 64 GB versions will be available later on for $529 and $649 respectively.
The slate is powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset with ULP GeForce 2 graphics, offers a 5 MP camera on the back and runs on Android 4.0 ICS. Read more »
Both Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile launched their own versions of Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D. They are both contract-free, and come with tempting, affordable 4G plans.
The EVO V 4G and EVO Design 4G are the same as the original HTC EVO 3D for Sprint, but have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 3.6 pre-installed, along with a bundled 8GB microSD card. Read more »
Italy is now among the lucky countries to be able to purchase books from the Google Play Books store.
To celebrate the launch, Google is making available a lot of Italian classic books such as Maschere nude: L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù and Cavalleria rusticana. Read more »
Gameloft has a couple of new mobile game titles incoming. The first is a sequel to the long-running racing series Asphalt – Asphalt 7: Heat, while the other is a tie-in game with the upcoming Man in Black 3 movie.
Asphalt 7: Heat was first unveiled during the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III phone, but with all the excitement, a lot of people didn’t notice. Read more »
Viber has finally made its way to the BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 platforms, albeit in a beta form.
For now, BlackBerry and WP7 users will be able to only send text messages, share photos and their locations with anyone of their friends rocking Viber. Read more »
Olympus has announced the new TG-1 HS, which is a higher-end model in their rugged Tough series of cameras. As you can expect, the camera is designed to be waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof.
The TG-1 HS has a 12 megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor with 4x optical zoom. Read more »
In case you’ve forgotten, Proview and Apple are still in a legal battle over who owns the rights to use the ‘iPad’ name in China.
But it may all end soon, as the two companies are in talks for an out-of-court settlement, according to Proview’s lawyer Xie Xianghui. Read more »
CrackBerry got hold of some RIM internal documents, which give us a better idea of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. There’s a new motion-based lockscreen, video editor and shots of the screen-sharing in action.
The new OS looks and operates very much like the Swipe UI found on the MeeGo-running Nokia N9. Read more »
Motorola has announced the launch of the QWERTY candybar MOTOGO! for the Brazilian market. The company advertises the little fella as suitable for “grownups” but it’ll likely appeal to the youngsters who seek a cheap tool for those long chat sessions.
The MOTOGO! may not be as desirable as its like-minded HTC ChaCha as it lacks a dedicated Facebook button, but instead Motorola has given it a dedicated Google Search one, just like the smartphones from the old days. Read more »