Recent in Month: April 2012

HTC One X Software Update Version 1.29.401.7 Being Pushed Out Now In Europe

Apr 30th - The unlocked international version of the HTC One X is now receiving its second software update since its release. Version 1.29.401.7 is being pushed out today to users in the UK and while we don’t have a detailed changelog, it’s been speculated by users on over on XDA that the 35MB update addresses color temperature ...

Video Roundup: HTC One X Quad-Core vs HTC One X Dual-Core

Apr 30th - One of the biggest misconceptions in Android that more cores¬†always equals better performance. Much like the “ricer” vs muscle car argument, there are other factors involved when calculating speed. Qualcomm makes a pretty nice little dual-core S4 processor, using more advanced Cortex “A15-class” cores providing for nice torque. Compare that to Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core ...

U Prepaid Coming Soon To A Walmart Near You From Alltel and US Cellular

Apr 30th - Just like Straight Talk, which was the result of Walmart teaming up with TracFone back in ’09, Walmart is teaming up with a few regional carriers to offer a new no-contract cellphone service for thrifty consumers. “U Prepaid” will be the fusion of both Alltel and US Cellular in collaboration with Walmart to offer wireless ...

Motorola DROID Bionic soak test underway

Apr 30th - The Motorola DROID Bionic looks poised to receive a software update soon as users have begun receiving notifications regarding a soak test. As usual, there’s no telling what these tests will bring but as we haven’t heard about Ice Cream Sandwich updates for some of Motorola’s most recent devices, it’s hard to imagine that the ...

Closing statements have been presented in the Google/Oracle case

Apr 30th - Another important milestone in the case between Google and Oracle has been reached. Both sides have presented their closing arguments, meaning they’ve exhausted all of their firepower and are now ready to let the judge and jury make their verdicts. Oracle closed by saying Google’s wrongdoing is evident due to the chain of emails between ...

Verizon Xperia Play receives update with great new enhancements

Apr 30th - Verizon’s Xperia Play has received a new update that adds a couple of important enhancements, but also adds a bit more bloatware. To start, VZ Navigator and Video On-Demand have been pre-installed. The power button can be held down to take screenshots. The right trigger can be used as a camera button within the camera ...

Huawei MediaPad receives Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Apr 30th - Despite being available for close to half a year, not many devices have received Ice Cream Sandwich. Another device was added to the somewhat exclusive club today, though, as Huawei brought the goods to their 7 inch MediaPad tablet. This 330MB update isn’t available over-the-air so you’ll have to download software to your PC to ...

KegDroid uses NFC and Android to make pouring beer fun again [Smartbeer]

Apr 30th - Slap me silly and throw me down a well, I’d be lying if I said this latest Arduino-powered gadget doesn’t get me excited. Engineer Paul Carff is introducing KegDroid, and as its name implies ¬†this is sure to be a desirable item for beer lovers like myself. KegDroid makes use of three essential technologies – ...

Verizon announces new prepaid plan; exclusive to the Samsung Illusion for now

Apr 30th - Those of you who aren’t fans of contract-based plans will be happy to know that Verizon is adding another prepaid option. The plan is exclusive to the Samsung Illusion for now, and will included unlimited calling and texts, plus 1GB of data for $80 per month. All things considered, it sounds like a very decent ...

Samsung pushing Android 4.0 update to Galaxy phones in Canada

Apr 30th - Samsung Canada has announced that the update to Ice Cream Sandwich will being today for “select devices” with rollouts continuing through the end of the quarter. The specific smartphones and tablets to receive Android 4.0 weren’t named, but candidates include the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Tab. In a statement Samsung said, “The ...

CyanogenMod 9 makes its way to the HTC One X

Apr 30th - Arguably the best custom Android ROM has made its way to arguably one of the best Android handset with a build of CyanogenMod 9 reaching the HTC One X. The early take on CM9 for the HTC flagship phone surfaced over at the MoDaCo forums and is a relatively complete build offering a stock Android ...

LG to focus Android efforts, no plans for future Windows Phone handsets

Apr 30th - Windows Phone has had its share of ups and downs as the operating system struggles to gain a foothold in a smartphone market dominated by iOS and Android devices. It is this dominance that has LG backing away from Microsoft’s mobile OS in order to refocus efforts on Android development. Speaking to the Korea Herald, ...

Huawei investing in gesture control, cloud storage research

Apr 30th - Though Huawei has yet to make much of a name for themselves outside of China, the mobile manufacturer isn’t hurting when it comes to research and development money. We were already surprised by the reveal of a quad-core processor developer in house for use in tablets and smartphones — now it sounds like Huawei has ...