Recent in Day: March 19, 2012

Sprint’s Push-To-Talk Making A Comeback On Select Android Devices With New App

Mar 19th - If you thought your days of chirpin’ “Where you at?” to your friends and family were well behind you, it looks like Sprint is planning a revival of the service in an upcoming Android app. Apparently, the app will debut as Sprint DirectConnect Now on the Samsung Transform Ultra and give the device walkie-talkie capabilities …

Samsung Galaxy S III’s Secret Weapon Is Wireless Charging [Rumor]

Mar 19th - After a handful of Galaxy S III rumors over the weekend… it’s time for yet another one. Like all rumors, take this as a grain of salt. According to the Korean site DDaily, they have it on good authority that Samsung’s “secret weapon” in their upcoming Galaxy S III is that the device will come …

PSXPeria Lets You Rip and Convert Your Old PS1 Games For Use On Xperia Play

Mar 19th - As a self-proclaimed gaming addict, one of the problems I’ve noticed throughout the years is that I often don’t have the time I once had back in my high school days, to just sit down and do some serious console gaming. This has left me with a surplus of great titles dating all the way …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Passes Through The FCC

Mar 19th - The WiFi-model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5110) has just been approved by the FCC, showing up on their website earlier today. The tablet, which is expected to go on sale later this month in the UK, will feature largely similar specs to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which the inclusion of …

HTC Sensation, Sensation XE and Vivid Get ICS Kernel Source Published

Mar 19th - Developers, rejoice! HTC has released the Ice Cream Sandwich kernel source for a few of their phones. The HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XE, and the HTC Vivid are all getting treatment today. Kernel source code helps developers make custom ROMs and you can bet developers will be hard at work whipping up some Ice Cream …

Study Says Ad-Enabled Android Apps Drastically Affect Battery Life

Mar 19th - Many of us don’t care for ads because they tend to get in the way, but a new study suggests you should be worried about your battery life more than anything. A research team from Purdue University and Microsoft shows that apps with ads are probably responsible for about 70% of those apps’ battery usage. …

HTC Devices to Be Pre-Installed With LogMeIn Rescue for Better Device Support

Mar 19th - HTC and LogMeIn have partnered up to offer the latter’s Rescue service on all HTC phones (carrier approval pending) moving forward. The software will be of convenience to both you and HTC. LogMein Rescue allows customer care and support representatives to remotely control your phone to help troubleshoot any issues you may be having. It’s …

Humble Bundle for Android 2 Brings 5 New Games For the Price You Decide

Mar 19th - Humble Bundle for Android 2 is now available. Don’t know what that is? It’s a service that allows you to buy a pack of games for the price that you want. This second release includes five games that have never been released on Android. You can get Zen Bound 2, Canabalt, Cogs, and Avadon: The Black Fortress in this …

Samsung Galaxy Beam confirmed for April release in India

Mar 19th - Forget for a minute that a phone already named the Samsung Galaxy Beam hit the market almost two years ago. We can even ignore the fact that it spent some time entertaining the miners trapped after a cave-in in Chile. Yes, Samsung seems content to act like that phone never existed, and for whatever reason …

Samsung releases Galaxy S II Android 4.0 source code

Mar 19th - The update to Ice Cream Sandwich just started rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S II last week and has yet to reach users in many regions, but the build’s code can now be found at Samsung’s open source portal. The release won’t be immediately useful for those looking to get Android 4.0 on their …

Sony cooking up a Tegra 3 tablet with Android 4.0?

Mar 19th - According to a recently spotted NenaMark benchmark test entry, the followup to the Sony Tablet S could be in the works — and it carries a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The device that was subject to the test was running Android 4.0.3 and featured a display with a 1280×800 resolution (the same as the Tablet …

Samsung exec says Quad-core Exynos with on-board LTE for Galaxy S III

Mar 19th - A Samsung exec wishing to remain anonymous has apparently spilled a few beans about the highly-anticipated Galaxy S III. Speaking to the Korea Times, the source confirmed that the latest flagship model will utilize a next-gen Exynos CPU developed in-house by Samsung. The quad-core processor — built on a 32nm process and based around A9 architecture …

HTC Droid Incredible 4G get benchmarked (plus a mystery device)

Mar 19th - We’ve hear our share of rumors about the HTC Droid Incredible 4G. Whether you know it by the codename Fireball or model number ADR6410, its existence was a foregone conclusion. Now NenaMark benchmark scores have surfaced for the next entry into one of Verizon’s most popular smartphone brands of the past couple years. The test …

Tegra 3 gets proper comparison to Apple’s new A5X chip, not a one-horse race

Mar 19th - Independent benchmark testing is lending a bit of clarity to Apple’s claim that the new A5X chip found in the latest iPad model far exceeds the performance of NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Laptop Mag pitted the new iPad against the ASUS Transformer Prime and found that the results were’t as one-sided as Apple would have …