Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

Calm down everyone – Samsung’s not going to make you send your Note 7 back for repairs.

// September 2nd, 2016 // No Comments » // Mobile

The Samsung Note 7 battery problem is indeed a major blow but not unheard of. Samsung will recover and in fact, there are already rumors they’ve ramped up customer service to save face. Still, with Apple’s new iPhone 7 coming out in mere weeks, the battery grenade problem couldn’t have happened at a more inopportune […]

More Snowden leaks – now we find NSA is scraping data from mobile games

// January 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

The Guardian and New York Times revealed today that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, have been working to take advantage of “leaky” smartphone apps, such as the popular Angry Birds game (which according to the report, was used as a “case study” in smartphone surveillance). According to top-secret documents leaked by […]

Nvidia announces the Tegra 4 – delivers breakthrough performance for mobile apps

// January 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Nvidia has formally introduced the Tegra 4 and specs pretty much match earlier leaks that we reported. Developed under the codname “Wayne”, the Tegra 4 will have 72 Nvidia GeoForce GPU cores giving it six times the graphics processing power of the Tegra 3. The main processor will be a new quad-core variant of ARM’s […]

Rechargeable AA battery with USB port for charging or powering mobile devices on the go

// December 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // General Science News

This is a cool idea – if it works. A rechargeable AA battery, called Continuance, with a USB port in the side that lets you plug in and recharge or power your smartphone or tablet device on the go. Charge a few of these Continuance batteries up in your battery charger, toss a few in […]

CyanogenMod replaces ROM Manager with own custom OTA updater

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

If you are a CyanogenMod fan, you’re familiar with the ROM Manager, the application that is used to download and apply CyanogenMod custom Android ROM updates to smartphones. CyanogenMod has announced that they are replacing ROM Manger, which is not open source software, with their own customer OTA (over the air) ROM updater.

Sharp begins production of 5 inch 1080p display that is 1.3 times denser than their own leading 720p display

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Sharp has started “full scale” production of a new 5 inch 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) smartphone display that sports a whopping 443ppi – higher than anything else on the market (LG’s 440ppi LCD is the closest). Sharp started manufacturing the “LCD panel type 5” last month but Sharp said they are ramping up production […]

Why would Samsung release a Galaxy S3 device based on Tizen OS instead of Android?

// September 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The latest Samsung rumors making the rounds are that the leading smartphone supplier is working on a Samsung Galaxy S3 model that runs the open-source Tizen operation system rather than Android. There are several indications that this rumor holds water which begs the question, why would Samsung introduce a device running on Tizen?

Barnes and Noble introduce new affordable Android tablets – but you might want to wait for the Windows 8 devices

// September 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Barnes and Noble signaled their intent to stay in the race today when they released a set of new aggressively-priced HD Android tablets (surprise, no Windows 8 – yet). 7-inch and 9-inch versions were announced, each with variable RAM configurations. Both are built upon Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and neither is going to disappoint […]

Why does it take so long to get an Android upgrade?

// September 23rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

Google releases a new version of Android and maybe, just maybe, several months later your phone will finally receive the upgrade. Sometimes it takes a year or longer and sometimes your phone never gets upgraded at all. The upgrade process involves several entities – Google of course, the hardware manufacturer of your phone, and your […]

Asus Padfone 2 specs leaked and it’s a beast

// September 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The specs for the upcoming Asus Padfone 2 has been leaked online and the device appears to be a beast. The Padfone 2 is expected to be unveiled on October 16, 2012 but most of the specs have remained a mystery thus far. According to the Chinese website, Mobile01 forum, here’s what we are to […]

iPhone 5 has world’s most advanced display – huh?

// September 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Did we hear Tim Cook correctly? The iPhone 5 has the “world’s most advanced smartphone display”? Seems as if Mr. Cook forgot about Windows 8-based Nokia Lumia 920.

LG to release quad-core Optimus G in October 2012

// September 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

LG will be releasing its latest flagship device, a quad-core beast, in Q4 2012. The device sports a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at a 1.5GHz. 2GB RAM and a Adreno 320 GPU should push the device to blistering speeds. It will feature a 4.7 in 1280 x 768 True HD display.

New USB 3.0 will allow much faster charging times for mobile devices

// September 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

New Micro-USB 3.0 ports in upcoming smartphones and tablets will allow for much faster charging time.  Most smartphones today use micro-USB ports with a cable connecting the port to a computer or power outlet.  According to InfoWorld, the new micro-USB 3.0 cable can carry more power over a cable than its predecessor (USB 2.0) which […]

International Galaxy SIII owners will see Jelly Bean update in October 2012

// September 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

CNet is reporting that the Android Jelly Bean update will arrive for Samsung Galaxy S III international owners in October 2012.

Amazon introduces cool new gear including 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD tablet

// September 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Lot’s of new gear introduced by Amazon today.  Amazon held an invite-only event in an airplane hanger in Santa Monica, California.  Guests were treated to several product announcements, some of which could be game changers.  They again stressed the tablet as a service device and not a gadget (which means Amazon makes their profits off […]

Are Droid Bionic users getting a $100 rebate?

// September 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

A lot of Droid Bionic consumers are pretty upset with Motorola after the Bionic rollout debacle.  Customers waiting patiently for the Droid Bionic and Motorola fed the PR engine, drumming up excitement for the grand unveiling.  When the Droid Bionic hit the door, consumers (particularly geeks) jumped at the opportunity to grab the latest and […]