Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

LG Optimus Elite will launch on April 22 for $29.99

lg-optimus-eliteThe recently announced LG Optimus Elite appeals to those looking for an affordable, entry-level, and environmentally-friendly Android smartphone. On Earth Day, which is April 22, the Optimus Elite will officially launch for $29.99 on a two year contract following a $50 MIR. In case you prefer to buy the Optimus Elite without a contract, then you may want to wait until it launches on Virgin Mobile shortly after it launches on Sprint.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sony Smartwatch. Four Days Battery Life.

Sony-SmartWatchMeet the Sony SmartWatch, it comes with a 1.3-inch OLED touchscreen, Bluetooth 3.0 and four days of battery life and can connect with your Android phone to read texts and emails, receive Facebook and Twitter updates, make and answer calls, control music playback and run apps that are compatible with its tiny screen.

SOS: TigerBot - new malware for Android.

TigerBotNQ Mobile Security Research Center took part in discovering a new kind of Android malware. This malware has been named TigerBot, and it works by sending commands to devices using SMS. Obtaining this malware is done by downloading apps from untrustworthy sources either from third-party app stores or standalone APK files.
 TigerBot hides itself by not placing an icon in the app drawer or the homescreen after it’s installed.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Waterproof Tablet From Taxan: Meopad AQUA

Here you are a new Android Tablet, the Meopad AQUA from TAXAN in Japan. Unlike your average Android Tablet, the Meopad AQUA has been tailored to fit a rather unique purpose: A Multimedia Bathroom tablet!
Indeed, beside the usual functionalities found in most Android 2.3 tablet including a 5Mpix rear camera and a 1.3Mpix front facing one, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth…

Pre-Order LG Viper 4g LTE on Sprint

LG Viper 4g LTEIt’s not running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yet and just the stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but hey that doesn’t mean that the LG Viper 4G LTE is not a worthy phone to get. For one thing, it’s 4G LTE-capable so you are pretty assured of a fast mobile browsing speed courtesy of Sprint 4G network.If those are convincing enough for you, then you better pre-order the LG Viper 4G LTE Android smartphone which just came up for pre-order from Sprint just now. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Boeing Super-Secure Android Smartphone Coming in 2012

As if producing commercial airliners, helicopters, and satellites didn’t keep Boeing busy enough, the company revealed earlier this week that they would soon be branching out into a slightly different market. National Defense Magazine reports that Boeing is currently working on an highly-secure Android-based smartphone of all things, and that it should see a release later this year.

Boeing President Roger Krone declined to go into specifics when it came to the device’s hardware or release date, though he did note the Boeing Phone (the company hasn’t officially decided on a name yet) is nearing the end of its development cycle.

It seems as though the device has been in the works for a while so it’s a safe bet that the spec sheet won’t be the most competitive, and I wouldn’t expect to see anything newer than Froyo or Gingerbread running on it.

If you hadn’t already guessed, this isn’t the sort of device you’ll be able to pick up at your local mom-and-pop cell phone store. In developing their Android phone, Boeing kept an eye on big competitors in the secure communications market, who often price their proprietary devices in the five-figure range. 
Thanks in part to the inclusion of a free (not to mention robust) mobile operating system, Boeing plans to introduce their smartphone at a much lower price, which should please the procurement folks within the Defense Department and other security-conscious operations.

Cost apparently isn’t the only reason that Boeing opted to create an Android device — with Google’s OS accounting for over around 50% of the U.S. smartphone market, users are coming to expect more out of their work-issued devices. As Krone told National Defense Magazine’s Stew Magnuson, the Boeing Phone will give customers “what they are used to seeing [on consumer market smartphones] and give them the functionality from the security perspective.”

Boeing isnt the first company to surprise us with news of a security-conscious mobile device — Dell surprised us late last year when they announced that the their discontinued (and oft-maligned) Dell Streak 5 was the first Android device to be given the official seal of approval by the U.S. Department of Defense. Folks within the organization were apparently fond of the mini-slate’s design, though I have to wonder how well those things actually hold up in the field.

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Samsung updates Galaxy tablets

Samsung, Apple's biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers, is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment centre.

The storage space on the new Galaxy Tab 2 will also be expandable with small memory cards.

Huawei Ascend G300: Price and Release Date

If your pockets (and wallet) are trembling at the firepower of quad-core monsters like the HTC One X, then Huawei's G300 budget offering might be more up your street.

The 5MP camera-toting Huawei G300 won't be lighting up the spec world with its 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and Android Gingerbread OS, but the generous 4in display and a promised Ice Cream Sandwich bump should sweeten the deal.

From Now On Google Currents app is with International Support, Offline Reading

Folks in the US have been able to use the Google Currents app to read various websites with more of a magazine-style layout since late last year, and now those outside the country can finally get in on the act as well. Google has today rolled out version 1.1 of the app for Android and iOS, which makes the service available worldwide with support for 44 languages, and adds a number of other improvements including offline reading, instant online sync, translation for 38 languages and a promised 7X performance boost.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Samsung’s $249 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on April 22 in US

Samsung teased the masses this past February when they revealed that one of their first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablets would be the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, a decidedly mid-range device that seemed lacking in the style department. At the time, Samsung made it known that the Tab would arrive in the U.K. Before trickling down to the rest of the world, a plan that didn’t really pan out.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Toshiba's Excite 13, Excite 10 and Excite 7.7 tablets

Toshiba is getting ahead of the competition by unleashing 3 new Android tablets to kick-off its back-to-school offerings. These tablets are the Excite 7.7, Excite 10 and the huge Excite 13. Yes, you read it right, that 13-inches. Can you still consider a device of such size a tablet? Well, Toshiba does. All three tablets run Android 4.0 under their Gorilla glass displays. They are all loaded with quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 5MP rear camera and 2MP from-facing one. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) priced at $309 online

Well, what do you know: only a day after the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) price was revealed by accident, we now have an idea as to how much the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will cost. The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 tablet is currently listed on the QVC web store and is priced at $309.96. The model in question is the most basic one with 8 gigabytes of storage and no cellular connectivity.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

HTC One X Review

HTC’s new One range - which also includes the HTC One S and HTC One V - aims for the Android heights with slick design, fast processors, greatly enhanced cameras and Beats Audio from the Wonka-esque lab of Dr Dre. The HTC One X is the flagship, sporting a truly spectacular 4.7-inch screen, yet remaining thin, easily pocketable and usable by everyone short of Tiny Hands McGee.

HTC One X: Design

This is not just a slight reworking