Recent in Month: October 2011

Google TV Honeycomb Update Ready for Primetime, Coming to Current Hardware Next Week

Oct 28th - Via the Google TV blog, the Android 3.0 update for Google’s smart TV platform is ready to go. The new release features improvements in four key areas, everything from a simplified and easy-to-use user interface to the inclusion of the Android Market for access to more apps than ever. Other tent-pole elements of the new ...

No Ice Cream Sandwich for LG Optimus 2X?

Oct 28th - Will the LG Optimus 2X receive Ice Cream Sandwich? That’s the question on the mind of every owner of that phone and T-Mobile’s G2X variant. One user posted the question to LG’s Facebook page and got a not so positive response. However, since the story started gaining traction around the blogosphere it appears LG has ...

As Smartphone Sales Grow, Samsung Surpasses Apple as Top Dog Manufacturer

Oct 28th - As Samsung reported their third quarter earnings, one thing was apparent: smartphone sales are on the rise. So much so, that analysts are now handing Samsung the rank of top dog in the global smartphone market. While Samsung didn’t give the entire picture, analyst Jae Lee of Daiwa Securities estimated the company to have sold ...

Motorola XOOM 2 Appears in Verizon’s Computer System

Oct 28th - Verizon and Motorola have yet to make any official statements about a so-called Motorola XOOM 2, but it sure looks like we could be hearing about the new tablet soon. Actually, we should be hearing about two new XOOM models. Both a Motorola MZ609 and Motorola MZ617 have made an appearance in VZW’s computer system, ...

Samsung Announces Nov. 3 Launch of Galaxy Note in the UK

Oct 28th - Yesterday we learned that Samsung has already begun shipping their behemoth Galaxy Note in some European regions, and it has now been revealed exactly when folks in the UK can get their hands on the device. The handset, which is about as big as the above pictured woman’s head, will be available for purchase on ...

Samsung Galaxy Note Begins Shipping To Europe In Spite Of Apple

Oct 28th - Samsung has reportedly begun shipping out its 5.3-inch behemoth, the Galaxy Note, to Europe. In a move that is sure to get Apple’s blood boiling, the phoneblet will be arriving in Germany first. Samsung is currently appealing a temporary ban of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Apple has yet to mention the Galaxy Note ...

New HTC Vulnerability Found – 4G WiMax Left Wide Open For Malware

Oct 27th - A new vulnerability was found in HTC devices — this time, specifically involving HTC handsets equipped with WiMax radios and running on Sprint’s 4G network. Developer TrevE discovered the vulnerability on the 20th and thanks to an agreement he made with HTC, didn’t make the exploit public for a total of 5 days, giving the ...

Samsung Q3 Profits Are Down – Smartphone Business Still Booming

Oct 27th - Samsung’s Q3 profits aren’t doing so hot. The South Korean manufacturer reported a 13 percent drop in their fall quarterly profits. The fall was lessened thanks to their smartphone division which saw profits double from a year ago to a record high of $2.3 billion, 60 percent of Samsung’s total profit. Samsung still hangs on ...

$35 Aakash Android Tablet Gets Handled On Camera

Oct 27th - Amazon’s Kindle Fire made big headlines not so much because of the features or specs it housed but more because of its lower-than-expected $200 price tag. If you thought that was cheap wait until you see the $35 Aakash Android tablet launching next month in India. The tablet was developed as a low-cost, government subsidized ...

Sonalight Text By Voice – Completely Hands-free Texting While You Drive

Oct 27th - I’m just going to lay it out here. Despite my suffering from narcolepsy, I do a lot of driving. And since I’m always running late, I tend to get on the road 1st, before sending texts to friends (while stopped at red lights) that I’m on my way. I’ve tried using Google’s Voice Search actions ...

Google Maps Expands Street View To Include 360-Degree Business Interiors

Oct 27th - As a former process server (think Seth Rogan in Pineapple Express), Google Maps pretty much changed my life. I could leave my house on a job and know that no matter where I end up, I will never be lost. Street View has long been another great feature in Maps allowing you to view businesses, ...

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Apps of the Day: Open Sea and Screencast Video Recorder

Oct 27th - Another apps of the day entry for you guys today. While we aren’t really dabbling into the halloween-themed apps out there, always feel free to suggest any you’ve been using or will be using in the coming days. With that said, there are demo versions of each app we feature so give them a try ...

DROID RAZR Accessory Pricing Revealed

Oct 27th - Wondering how much you’ll need to spend on the accessories you want for the DROID RAZR alongside the cost for the phone itself? Our friends at Droid-Life have gotten their hands on price sheet for everything you can expect to see flaunting next to one of the thinnest smartphones in America. We’ve got the Lapdock ...