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TV-ready game turns your Android phone into a tennis racquet

Android fans: you no longer have to watch on the sidelines as your friends play TV tennis with their iPhones. Rolocule has released Motion Tennis Cast, an Android version of its free sports game that uses screen mirroring tech (such as Chromecast, Miracast or Samsung's AllShare Cast) to turn your …

Prior to the LG G2 launch, leaked images show its nearly full-screened face

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>LG is holding a press event later today and for those that can’t wait to see the phone, leaked images of the Android(s goog) …

Samsung overtakes Apple in phone profits but others grow sales even more

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Samsung topped Apple(s aapl) last quarter in terms of smartphone profits, but both companies didn’t see sales growth realized …

Apple’s fight with Samsung for mobile dominance is a tea party compared to the scramble for the third spot

Numbers for global smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year show Samsung floating far above its competitors, with 72.4 million devices sold to Apple’s 31.2 million, according to IDC, a research firm. It sounds like Samsung’s got Apple beat except that Apple’s broad margins mean it …

Mobile

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …

Mobile

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

BlackBerry Q5 Review: Too Much Function, Not Enough Fashion

Following on rapidly from the release of the BlackBerry Q10, here comes the BlackBerry Q5. Running the new operating system (BlackBerry 10), the Q5 is aimed towards a younger market and for many this is the last major push for BlackBerry launch of BB10. The Z10 was aimed at the geekerati and the …

Sony Honami hits the FCC, launch date could be September 30

The official FCC documentation for the Sony Honami can be accessed online, although parts of it are protected by a short-term confidentiality request that expires at the end of September, suggesting that may be the period when the handset will be released.<p>The protected items include the user …

Mobile

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Nexus 7

Apple iPhone Losing Popularity Contest In China

Apple’s iPhone isn’t as hot as it once was in China as smart phone buyers turn to lower priced rivals like Samsung.<p>The company said on Tuesday that its revenue from China fell 14% year-on-year to $4.6 billion in the quarter ending June 29. The entire China-Hong Kong-Taiwan sales region was …

Chromecast app now available in the Google Play Store!

Google yesterday, during its Breakfast with Sunday Pichai event in San Francisco, announced a device that changes everything — Chromecast. As <i>Android Authority</i>‘s very own Derek Ross puts it, “for just $35, you can turn your living room into an Internet media consumption powerhouse” with this …

Google Play

Android 4.3 improves Photosphere alignment and exposure

With yesterday's event came the official announcement of Android 4.3, and the incredibly fast push to get this latest OS version out to devices …

Jelly Bean

LG G2 video confirms August 7th launch date, hints at contextual awareness

If you’re eagerly anticipating the new LG G2, perhaps this new YouTube video will make it better. Or, probably worse. Aside from a brief glimpse of the device, and a lot of talk about how much it will fawn over you, we get no face-time with the new LG flagship device.<p>Fortunately, we’ve learned …

Mobile Technology

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Phones

July 24, 2013

Welcome to another installment of Android Authority Q & A. Each week we take questions from you, our wonderful readers and viewers, and answer them both here and in video form. In a hurry or don’t like to read? Skip right to the video.<p>Q:<p><b>Audiology asks</b>: Hi Kris. Which phone released in 2013 has the …

Mobile Technology

LG D801 passes through FCC, looks to be AT&T version of LG G2

Ah – the LG D801, there’s a blast from the past! You might not remember, but a long time ago <i>(okay, actually it was just back in March..)</i>, we reported on a benchmark sighting for a mysterious handset by the name of the D801. At the time we knew little about this little guy, other than it seemed to …

Mobile

LG ships record number of smartphones, but profits take a hit

It’s been a mixed year so far for smartphone manufacturers, between them they’ve launched a selection of amazing smartphones over the past few months, but they all seem to be having poor or mixed results when it comes to finances.<p>LG doesn’t appear to be exempt from the trend either, as despite …

Mobile

Rumor: Samsung yet to decide if Note 3 will use a flexible panel

Keep your grain of salts close, but Samsung is reportedly still considering using a plastic-based OLED display (also known as a flexible display) on the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. At least, that’s what the Korean website <i>Asia Economic</i> is claiming in a report today.<p>The Korean outlet says Samsung is …

Galaxy Note

Samsung starts producing 3GB mobile RAM; in time for Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2?

Samsung on Wednesday announced that it has started mass-producing 3GB LPDDR3 memory for smartphones, revealing that the first handsets to pack 3GB of RAM should ship in the second half of the year.<p>Previous reports did say that the company’s next flagship smartphone – the Galaxy Note 3 – will come …

Mobile

Nokia sales chief says Lumia marketing is still a work in progress (interview)

The Nokia 1020 is the best smartphone camera I’ve ever used. This is something I can say with complete confidence after spending a few hours with the device this week and looking at more of its sample pictures today.<p>But Nokia’s problem so far hasn’t been smartphone technology — it’s been getting …

Echoes Of The Samsung Galaxy Marketing In Nokia's Lumia Campaign

Nokia’s Windows Phone adventure continued this week with the launch of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with the focus squarely on imaging. Along with selling the 41 megapixel equipped phone, Nokia will also be looking for the Lumia 1020 to sell the rest of the Lumia range of handsets through a mix of …

Apple reportedly signs Samsung for next-gen iPhone chips

South Korean electronics giant will supply Apple with A9 chips that will be used in a future iPhone, the Korea Economic Daily reports.<p>Apple and Samsung's relationship is apparently not so strained as to prevent the South Korean electronics giant from providing the chips that will power future …

Nextgen

Apple Is Reportedly On A 'Hiring Spree' For New Engineers To Make Sure The iWatch Is Ready Next Year

The news comes from Financial Times reporter Tim Bradshaw, who spoke to several sources familiar with Apple's plans for the iWatch.<p>Here's what Bradshaw's sources are telling him about the iWatch's development:<p>The company has begun hiring "aggressively" for the project in recent weeks, say people …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

Nokia's navigation apps for Windows Phone 8 will learn your commute, provide traffic updates

Windows Phone 8 users will get an update to Nokia's Here Drive and Here Transit "by the end of this week," just months after the apps expanded beyond Nokia-branded Windows phones. Both apps will have a refreshed design and the updated Here Drive will now receive live traffic updates, enabling the …

iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

Amazon and Apple call a truce in lawsuit over 'app store' trademark

Just in time for the fifth anniversary of Apple's App Store, Apple and rival Amazon have agreed to a truce in a long-running trademark infringement lawsuit over whether Amazon has the rights to use the term 'app store' in its own Amazon Appstore for Android. As <i>Reuters</i> reports, US District Court …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. While the company unveiled its expected Mini version along with a photography-focused variant, it also took a step in the rugged-device direction by announcing the Galaxy S4 Active. With …

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