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Why are millimeters more important than milliampere-hours?

My first cellphone was a Nokia 3310. It was, by today’s standards, a clunky piece of equipment with a tiny monochrome display, and, gasp, it was 22 millimeters thick. I wasn’t using it much back then, so I only had to recharge my trusty Nokia every four or five days.<p>Today, I need to be always on …

Phones

Dolphin Browser celebrates 80 million downloads with new version

Dolphin Browser is one of the most popular mobile browsers out there, a fact proven by the 80 million downloads it’s celebrating (it has celebrated 50 million a few months ago).<p>Well, if the 50 million downloads have been celebrated with the release of Jetpack, making Dolphin Browser much faster, …

Apps

Samsung ATIV Q Windows laptop / Android tablet now official: specs, features, pricing and release date

Samsung on Thursday unveiled during its London-based Premiere event a new member of its Windows ATIV family, but a device that has Android capabilities: the Windows laptop / Android tablet ATIV Q.<p>The dual-booting device is actually a convertible laptop capable of running either Windows 8 or Android …

Google Play

Purported Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows small bezel, rounded corners

<i>Galaxy Note 3 concept</i><p>A new purported image of the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 flagship smartphone has hit the web, although it can’t be confirmed just yet.<p>This isn’t the first rumored image showing the next-generation Galaxy Note smartphone model, and it’ll surely not be the last, so, as always, we …

Galaxy Note

The LG (Optimus) G2 will probably be announced on August 7 in New York

The follow up to the Optimus G is likely to be called simply the G2 and to arrive in late summer. LG has sent out invitations to the press for August 7, for a media event in New York. The company didn’t reveal the theme of the event, but from the talk we’ve been hearing, it’s certainly the G2.<p>LG …

Mobile Technology

Qualcomm adds six new processors to its Snapdragon 200 range

There is lots of buzz at the moment about the speed of the Snapdragon 800 processor but high-performance processors aren’t the only type of chips that Qualcomm make. Along with the Snapdragon 800 there are the dual-core and quad-core Snapdragon 400 and 600 processors, which both use the Krait 300 …

Is the Ativ Q the start of a friendship between Windows and Android?

At Samsung’s premiere yesterday there wasn’t a whole lot for Android fans to get excited about. We already knew about most of the products unveiled there, and the most exciting Galaxy device was the Galaxy Camera NX.<p>Now what was truly exciting for Android fans was the Samsung Ativ Q. It’s a …

Gear & Gadgets

Buying guide: Best Android phones – USA, June 2013

Android is a seemingly ever growing mobile operating system, which currently dominates the smartphone market, and there is a good reason for that – choice. Android offers an enormous amount of choice compared to iOS, Windows Phone 8, or Blackberry.<p>Having options is very good, however, it can become …

Phones

Could Android ever become the dominant PC operating system?

In this week’s Friday Debate, we discuss the potential of Android as a PC operating system. Could Android ever take the place of Windows, OSX, or Linux? Should Google even try to turn Android into an universal OS? What would be the pros and cons for using Android on computers?<p>Join us in the …

Software

What is 4k?

I’m sure by now you’ve at least heard a little about 4K technology, and you likely pieced together that it has something to do with the resolution of displays. The real question is what exactly 4K means for consumer devices going forward, and how it differs from common resolutions like 720p and …

Televisions

HTC One comes with $100 in Play Store credit through Radio Shack

Have you been seeing the HTC One reviews, and wondered why you don’t have one yet? Front facing speakers, aluminum build, sleek design. The camera is amazing, and Sense isn’t so bad anymore. So, what’s holding you back?<p>IF AT&T or Sprint offer good service in your area, you’re in luck. If you …

HTC One

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a Galaxy S3!

If you’re a proud Galaxy S3 owner, but long for Android 4.2.2, you’re in luck. SamMobile has leaked an early firmware build of Jelly Bean for the S3!<p>While they caution it is still in testing at Samsung, this gives hardcore fans a sneak peak at what they’ve been waiting for. As you can see in the …

Android News

CSR Racing full review (video)

Some of the best games on Android tend to be racing games. Sure, there’s some bad ones, but there’s a lot of good ones out there too, and CSR Racing is one of them. It has some stunning graphics, a variety of awesome cars, and you can even upgrade those cars with turbos among other awesome …