Recent in Year: 2012

New Toshiba mini camera sensor will boast Lytro-like capabilities

Dec 27th - Remember Lytro? It’s that remarkable camera technology that allows you to tune the focus of your shots after you’ve already taken them. This is a very nice piece of technology, and while most purists would scoff at anyone who can’t get tack-sharp focus during composition there are a ton more who would want the ability ...

Original Samsung Galaxy Note getting Jelly Bean with Premium Suite

Dec 27th - We figured Samsung would be committed to delivering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to most of its high-end Galaxy phones but we didn’t expect the Samsung Galaxy Note to still be on the OEM’s roadmap for major upgrades. It has been confirmed that the original Samsung Galaxy Note would be getting a Jelly Bean upgrade that ...

Google’s 12 best Android apps for 2012

Dec 27th - As 2012 draws to a close, ‘ol Googs has finally revealed their top picks for apps of the year. If you’re expecting Holo-themed diamonds in the rough, you may be left wanting. Google said their pics were based on compatibility with both tablets and smartphones, and even a few veteran apps who recently found themselves ...

6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate pictured in the wild, 1080p display and all [VIDEO]

Dec 26th - You either clicked this post to scoff, or drool. In any case, if you missed it, Huawei Chairman Richard Yu unofficially unveiled the manufacturer’s much leaked 6.1-inch Ascend Mate back on Sunday. While the device hasn’t been much of a secret — Richard has taken to his blog to talk about the device a few ...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 receiving Multi-Window update starting tomorrow

Dec 26th - Good news for those of you looking to do some serious multitasking on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for AT&T. After rolling out last week for T-Mobile, it looks like AT&T users can finally get in on the fun with the #2 largest wireless provider in the US announcing plans to begin rolling out the ...

Unwrap a shiny new Android for Xmas? [POLL]

Dec 26th - So, here were are in Christmas’ wake and whether you’re cleaning up wrapping paper or empty beer bottles, hopefully you found yourself with a shiny new Android device under your tree. Doesn’t matter if you’re new to Android or a long time veteran, the best way to get acquainted with your Android device is in ...

Tapatalk HD Beta brings forum access to Android tablets

Dec 26th - Those of you who prefer to peruse the various forums of the internet — including AndroidForums.com — might want to download this great new app that just hit the Google Play Store. It’s Tapatalk HD, and while the smartphone version of Tapatalk has served tablet users quite decently there’s nothing like a version optimized for ...

Do Android ads make you feel like you’re being molested by robots? [VIDEO]

Dec 26th - They say laughter is nature’s greatest cure, and while I can’t say it’s helped me shake off a few common colds it does bring a lot of bright moments in otherwise dull and boring days. That’s why I couldn’t help but watch this clip that was sent to my inbox earlier today. Comedian Dan Ahdoot ...

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Toy Defense update brings 12 new levels

Dec 26th - Toy Defense, one of the hottest new tower defense games on the Google Play Store, has gotten a nice holiday upgrade. While Christmas has passed, the festive feeling still swirls about and you could use some of that in tower defense form. 12 new holiday-themed levels have been added to the game and they’re all ...

ZTE Grand X coasts to the FCC, T-Mobile launch imminent

Dec 26th - ZTE is supposed to make a big splash at CES this coming January, but it seems we’re getting info on all its goods well in advance. One device that might make an appearance at the trade show is the ZTE Grand X, and it looks like it has made it to the FCC right on ...

Instagram gets hit with class-action lawsuit, but will it matter?

Dec 26th - Instagram knows first hand that someone is always willing to read the terms of service agreement no matter how many people claim to skip right to that big “accept” button. The Facebook-owned company came under heavy fire earlier this month when it revised its terms of service to include some troubling language in regards to ...

Samsung GT-N5100 (Note 7) turns up in GLBenchmark result

Dec 26th - Earlier this month the world was tipped off to a possible new entry in the Galaxy Note series. Rumors swirled of Samsung’s desire to bring a note-taking experience to the 7 inch form factor that has swept the tech world off its feet. A result in Nenamark’s benchmark database all but confirmed the existence of ...