Posts in Mobile

Is Samsung preparing a massive 8-core processor for the upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone? [UPDATE]

// November 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

It has been widely rumored that Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy S4 smartphone at next year’s 2013 Mobile World Congress in February (Samsung still insists it will be introduced later in the year though). Now rumors are beginning to circulate that the new Galaxy S4 may include a powerful 8-core processor. The rumored processor […]

Google Glass competitor emerges – meet the Smart Glasses M100 headset

// November 16th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Vuzix has introduced a product similar to Google Glass. The Smart Glasses M100 resembles an oversize Bluetooth headset. It runs Android 4.0 ICS and includes an integrated “virtual display”eyepiece, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity, 720p HD camera, and motion sensors. Motion sensing is accomplished via a GPS, digital compass, gyroscope, and three-axis head tracker. […]

Researchers design onboard smartphone charger that charges by shaking your phone

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are designing an emergency onboard smartphone charger that draws energy from the piezoelectric force generated by your fingertips clicking the keypad, your voice, or by giving the phone a good shake. It doesn’t generate a lot of power but in an emergency, you could shake the phone for a […]

HTC and Verizon announce HTC Droid DNA with stunning 440ppi display and 1.5GHz quad-core processor

// November 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

HTC and Verizon today announced the HTC Droid DNA smartphone featuring a retina-searing 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 full HD Super LCD 3 edge-to-edge display at a record-breaking 440ppi pixel density. The device features Qualcomm’s 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, 8 megapixel camera, 2,020 mAh battery, and runs Android […]

Since we owe you $1 billion, we have to increase your chip cost in order to pay it – Samsung raises Apple’s chip prices 20%

// November 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

And the battle of the two Titans continues. Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo is reporting that Samsung has increased the price of Apple’s processor by nearly 20%. The newspaper noted that this is the first time Samsung has sought to increase the prices of the processors that go inside Apple’s mobile devices. This after Samsung was […]

Apple begins playing nice with other kids on the playground – settles with clockmaker and HTC

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

Reports are out that Apple has paid $21 million for rights to the Swiss Federal Railway clock it used in iOS 6 without their permission. In addition, Apple and HTC announced this past weekend that they have ended all their patent disputes. The financial terms of their agreement remains confidential but since HTC has been […]

Apple vs. Samsung $1 billion row not over yet – judge to review possible jury foreman misconduct

// November 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

It’s the song that never ends. Federal District Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” of whether the jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, in the Apple v. Samsung case, concealed information during the jury selection process and whether there was any misconduct on the jury foreman’s part. Apple will be required to disclose any information they […]

New Windows Phone 8 feature saves cellular costs by automatically logging in to free Wi-Fi hotspots

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

One of the new features introduced in Windows Phone 8 is a technology called DataSense. In the new “pay for the data you use” age, DataSense not only helps you keep an eye on your usage but also compresses information being transferred to help reduce data costs. But taking it one step further, Microsoft has […]

HTC rumored to be rolling out phablet alternative to upcoming Galaxy Note 2 – the HTC Droid DNA

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

Strong rumors indicate that HTC will be rolling out a new phablet device (cross between a smartphone and tablet), the HTC Droid DNA, to take on the upcoming LG Intuition and Galaxy Note 2. The new device is expected sometime after November 20, 2012. The design is expected to include a 5-inch display (smaller than […]

Amazon rolls out new Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app for easy storage of photos on the cloud

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

Amazon has rolled out a new photo-management application, Cloud Drive Photos for Android, this morning. The application integrates tightly with the photo capabilities in Android. Users can press and hold a photo in the gallery and choose “Upload to Cloud Drive” to send photos to Amazon’s cloud storage service or choose to upload all photos […]

Apple’s legal-ordered but childish public apology to Samsung on corporate home page not good enough – have to do it again [UPDATE]

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

The UK Court of Appeal in London ruled yesterday on the specific wording of Apple’s apology that Apple was forced to post on its homepage as the result of losing a ruling that Samsung infringed on their product design. While Apple did update their hompage to publicly acknowledge that it was wrong to accuse Samsung […]

Internal shake up at Apple accelerates the Apple “turn” – come on, you knew it was coming

// October 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reminiscent of the Jobs expulsion a few decades ago, Scott Forstall was ousted from Apple yesterday, regardless of what Apple may or may not admit. His design taste, abrasive personality, aggressive risk taking, belief that Apple was not working hard enough on “big ideas”, and of course, the iOS Maps fiasco, all rubbed Tim Cook […]

Google beefs up Android – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean introduces several new, innovative features

// October 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google officially launched its new Android 4.2 operating system today and released details on some exciting features that will debut on the LG Nexus 4 and the new Samsung Nexus 10-inch tablet, the first devices to run the new OS. Here’s a run-down of the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean features.

Google announces new Nexus 10 tablet with higher resolution than iPad’s Retina display

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google unveiled the Nexus 10 tablet today. Manufactured by Samsung, the Nexus 10 will be introduced as the “highest resolution tablet on the planet” as it sports a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with 300 ppi. It will include Samsung’s new Cortex A15-based Exynos 5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, quad-core Mali T604 GPU, […]

Google introduces new Nexus 4 smartphone device with screaming quad-core processor and stunning 320ppi display

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

After cancelling its planned launch event in respect for Hurricane Sandy, Google instead announced a line of new products via their blog today. The leaks we began reporting last week turned out to be true – the Nexus 4 from LG, will feature a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS+ LCD HD display with 320 ppi, […]

Amazon pulls no punches with its homepage ad blasting the Apple iPad mini – ballsy

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Amazon quickly went on the offensive after last week’s iPad mini announcement, pointing out the glaring differences between the iPad Mini and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. Leading off the ad is this quote: “Your Apple 7.9 inch tablet has far few pixels than the competing 7-in tablets. You’re cramming a worse screen in there, charging […]