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New benchmark for Snapdragon 800 discovered for Pantech device

With the frenzy of new devices released this spring, smartphone buyers are looking forward now to the fall season to see what manufacturers will be …

Samsung tightens grip on China, over 12 million handsets sold in Q1

The Chinese smartphone market is a tough one to crack, especially for premium handset manufactures. The market is dominated by more budget orientated handsets, and companies like Apple have been struggling to match their Western markets performances due to the higher price point of their …

Mobile

Android 4.3, new Nexus device hinted at by alleged Gmail redesign screenshots?

Speculation based on recent Gmail rumors and previous press photos used by the company to promote several Nexus devices seems to indicate that Android 4.3 and/or a new Nexus device may arrive soon.<p>A <i>reddit</i> user posted a series of interesting images (available below) that show press images for almost …

Android News

Floating Notifications app adds chat head notifications to all apps

Facebook introduced something great along with Facebook Home – chat heads. You’re probably already familiar with them, but the general gist of the …

I'm not done hacking my Android devices

Android isn’t an one size fits all platform. Android allows for many choices from smartphone hardware, to smartphone software. Shopping for a smartphone can actually be a pretty daunting task. For most consumers, having such a large variety to choose from is enough customization to fit their needs. …

Android News

Nexus 7 running Android 4.3 goes through Bluetooth SIG

An Asus-made Nexus 7 running Android 4.3 has been recently spotted in a Bluetooth SIG filing.<p>Dated May 27, the filing includes some very interesting information. Although the documentation doesn’t specifically say that the device is the Nexus 7, the “7” tablet” described in it features a familiar …

Android News

Exec: LG working on an Android tablet, no flexible display phone soon

<i>LG’s VP in Europe talked about LG’s plans for 2013, which include an Android tablet, but apparently not a device with a flexible display, as it was previously rumored.</i><p>The EU VP of LG Mobile, Kim Wong, sat down with the press for an interview, and apparently spilt the beans on some of the devices …

Mobile

LG Announces The White Nexus 4, Quashes All Rumors That The Company Is Working On The Nexus 5

We've been seeing images of a white version of the Nexus 4 for several months now (including some recently-leaked press shots), but LG just …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could offer more advanced camera

Popping up later this year, the third-generation of the Note will include a camera outfitted with anti-shake technology, claims Korean news site ETNews.<p>Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could see some major enhancements to its onboard camera.<p>Due out in the second half of 2013, the next Note may sport a …

Galaxy Note

Apple returns to Samsung for the manufacturing of its displays

You’ve probably forgotten this already, but there once was a time when Samsung and Apple were best of friends, like two peas in a pod. However, technology is a fast moving market and in a post-2012 world, it would be difficult to get Samsung and Apple into the same room without one taking a bite …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 preparing for June launch

Samsung is continuing its assault on the market, seemingly throwing devices at consumers only to have money thrown back at them. Recent reports …

Does LG deserve to make the next Nexus?

Earlier today LG confirmed that they are not currently working on any Nexus device right now, despite what the rumor mill suggests. However, the company did make it clear that they would consider the opportunity, if offered. This leads to us to ask the question: Does LG even deserve another shot at …

Android News

Wall Street Journal: Samsung's June 20th Premiere Event Likely Includes The Galaxy S4 Mini

Since Samsung is prone to have big, glitzy events for their flagship products, we had a feeling that "Premiere 2013" would include a few of their …

Hands-on with the white Nexus 4

Phone, ahoy! Have ye seen the white Nexus 4?<p>Aye, cap'n. We have. In fact, we've got the white Nexus 4 here in our hot little hands. And, yes. It's a …

Android News

Google Likely to Replace Android With Chrome

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The biggest smartphone technology event in a decade may be just one year away. <b>Google</b> (GOOG) appears to be working hard to …

Google

Lambda Labs launching facial recognition API for Google Glass

Dystopian future, here we come! Google Glass is about to receive access to a new facial recognition API, courtesy of Lambda Labs. The new API should be out within a week, provided that all goes as it should.<p>Who is Lambda Labs? They are a small startup that released a non-Glass facial recognition …

Google Glass

Check out this list of the best VoIP and SIP apps for Android!

There are a lot of people who use VoIP’s and SIP’s as alternatives to a carrier’s offering. A lot of time you’ll find that the rates are cheaper, and sometimes even free of charge. That said, we went into the depths of the Play Store in search for some of the best VoIP and SIP apps available, and …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumored to have Snapdragon 800 CPU alongside a 13-megapixel camera

Whether you love or hate rumors, there’s plenty of them going around about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 3 that is slated for release later this …

Qualcomm's 'Battery Guru' app is out of beta, and really interesting

Battery life is a concern for all mobile device holders. We’re constantly in a tug-of-war with utility and power consumption, which tends to aggravate us. News of forward-thinking battery technology is promising, but we’ll be lucky to see it soon, if ever.<p>Left in limbo, we turn to apps to mitigate …

Apps

Google Spins Up 'Roll It' To Turn Your Phone Into A Skee-Ball WiiMote, Wrist Straps Not Included

It's the late afternoon - wouldn't you like to sneak out of work to head down to the boardwalk and play some skee-ball? Well, Google might not be …

The Nexus 4 Zebra Edition

Is it the hot new look for the summer season, or just a black and white mess? There's a poll, let us know!<p>BlackBerry users have their Oreo, webOS …

Google Nexus

Samsung unseats Nokia in home market of Finland, says IDC

Nokia is no longer the top mobile phone seller in its domestic market, according to figures from IDC: Samsung has taken the top spot with 36.1 percent of market share in Finland, squeezing its rival into second place with 33.6 percent. The South Korean manufacturer shipped 211,000 devices in the …

Microsoft and GlacierWorks team up to bring Everest to your screen

GlacierWorks, founded by renowned mountaineer David Breashears, has joined forces with Internet Explorer to put the world's highest peak at your fingertips with Everest: Rivers of Ice. The exploration platform works in any browser, but it's specifically optimized for IE 10's touch-based technology. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 saunters past FCC with AT&T-friendly LTE

Sure, the only flavor of the Galaxy Note 8.0 currently lining US shelves is the version just packing Wi-Fi, but it appears that the LTE variety is getting ready for a trip stateside. The FCC just inspected a version of the tablet carrying a 850 / 1900 GSM radio along with support for LTE Bands 2, …

HTC One Google Edition unlikely to be widely available, reports claim | Trusted Reviews

<b>Recent rumours have suggested the popular and acclaimed HTC One device will soon become ‘Nexusised’ with the stock version of Android, but reports on</b> …

Mercedes Benz to put QR code stickers on vehicles for first responders

QR code stickers normally let you redeem a coupon or get some information, but Mercedes Benz has a new use for them. They plan to start putting the …

Mercedes-Benz

36 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (5/15/13 - 5/28/13)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 Zombie Derby<p>2 Games<p>2.1 Fire & Forget Final Assault<br>• 2.2 Sonic The Hedgehog<br>• 2.3 Arma Tactics THD<br>• 2.4 TETRIS® Blitz<br>• 2.5 …

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now two and a half years old, and not only was it replaced by the Korean firm's 2014 flagship offering, the Galaxy S5, but …

IE10 isn't the coolest browser on the block, but it may well be the safest

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 browser is more secure than any of its rivals in terms of protecting users from harmful downloads, according to new …

Google Play spruced up in new release, Services app nabs new syncing options

On the eve of Google I/O, Page and Co. have seen fit to polish the Google Play app with a fresh release. Version 4.1.6 of the mobile OS market brings colorful section buttons and improved spacing for "open" and "install" on application pages, along with a new layout for the wishlist feature that …