Recent in Month: May 2011

Samsung Prepping Samsung Galaxy S III for First Half of 2012

May 30th - A good portion of the world (North America) has yet to receive the Galaxy S II and we’re already hearing about a Galaxy S III. JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile, has mentioned to the Wall Street Journal that they’re aiming to release the next generation flagship in the first half of 2012. We don’t ...

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Download: Evernote for Android Tablets Beta

May 30th - More Honeycomb apps, you say? Why, of course! Evernote, who received honors of being Phandroid’s highest-ranked note taking application, has gotten a tablet version and is now in public beta. While the phone-specific application was still great on tablets, we always appreciate developers taking the time and effort to further refine the user experience and ...

Android Market (Web) Gets Improved Screenshot Navigation

May 30th - This probably seems small, but one of the biggest annoyances I had with the web version of the Android market is how frustrating it was to navigate screenshots. Previously, if you opened a screenshot you had to close it before you opened another one. And you couldn’t just click away from the screenshot to close ...

NVIDIA Shows Off Kal-El (Tegra 3) With Glowball Demo [Video]

May 30th - NVIDIA’s still hammering away at Kal-El and the result of all their work on it seems to be turning out great. Their latest demo is one called Glowball. It shows off the power that Kal-El can give developers who need realistic and dynamic lighting engines. And more than that, it showed off the chipset’s ability ...

Apparent Nexus 3 Photos Leaked, Promptly Yanked

May 30th - We’ve already known a new Nexus phone was coming – that much was confirmed by Andy Rubin, the father of Android. What we didn’t know, however, was who would be making it, what it’d look like, and what kind of specs it would be rocking. The device pictured here is said to be manufactured by ...

Google Pulls Yongzh’s *oid Emulators

May 29th - Arguably, but not really, the most popular emulators on the Android Market have been yanked by Google. The *oid line, developed by Yongzh, seems to have finally rubbed Google, or some console developers the wrong way. Engadget has noted that Mr. Zhang has moved his line of emulators to the SlideME store where they will ...

Samsung Wants to See What Apple is Cooking

May 28th - Four days ago Apple got a court order to smell what the Samsung is cooking. And now it would seem that Samsung is looking to play a game of “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine”. With this request, Samsung is looking to catch a glimpse of the yet to be announced “iPhone 4S”, ...

Motorola Pushing Software Fix for Atrix Mobile Banking Compatibility

May 27th - When Motorola issued the 4.1.83 update for the Atrix 4G on AT&T, the devices ability to properly communicate with the mobile apps and websites of several financial services broke. Never fear, Moto is pushing forth a small update to remedy the problem as we speak. You’ll need to grab the Atrix Certificate Updater from the ...

Mysterious New Asus Tablet/Phone Finds A Name: PadFone

May 27th - It was only last night we found the teaser pic for the mysterious new tablet/phone from Asus and I immediately dismissed the device as the Eee Pad MeMO but could I have been wrong? (Gasp) Well, we didn’t have much to go on, just assumptions and speculation but now it appears we have a name. ...

LG Revolution Is Rooted, Bloatware Can Take a Hike

May 27th - That was easy. While other manufacturers are busy foiling the exploits of modders and hackers everywhere, LG left their brand-new 4G LTE handset wide open to established root methods, leading to the phone being broken wide open by the folks over at RootzWiki just a day after release. The rageagainstthecage method was all that was ...

Ziilabs Shows Off New Jaguar Tablets – Hoping OEM’s Will Take Notice

May 27th - With the Computex tradeshow kicking off soon in Taipei, Ziilabs has put together a couple of Android based tablets they’re calling the Jaguar. This family of Honeycomb tablets is built specifically to showcase their new ZMS-20 and ZMS-40 StemCell processors and they’re hoping manufacturers will take notice. The tablets will come in 2 flavors, a ...

Buy.com Listing Lenovo’s New IdeaPadK1 Honeycomb Tablet

May 27th - Apparently Lenovo is scheduled to launch their new IdeaPadK1 (LePad) Honeycomb tablet next month and from the looks of it, Buy.com is one of the retailers ready to sell with a listing of the device already in place. In case the IdeaPadK1 is news to you (I never heard of it until now) this is ...