Recent in Day: June 18, 2012

Sprint’s 4G LTE Network Gets Tested In The ATL – Results Look Promising

Jun 18th - In our last post, we showed you guys an unofficial, 3rd party network test that pitted the the big 4 carriers here in the US against each other in a no-holds barred, west coast challenge. Absent from those speed tests was Sprint and their upcoming 4G LTE network, not yet officially available for the masses. ...

T-Mobile Crushes The Competition In West Coast Speed Test

Jun 18th - “My network is better than your network.” It’s an argument I’m sure you’ve heard before, whether online or in the real world. The funniest part about that argument, is everyone is right, no matter who is providing their service. Why? That’s because it’s all dependent on where you live. Sprint might be great in LA, ...

Nexus 7 vs. Microsoft Surface vs. New iPad

Jun 18th - A few moments ago, Microsoft unveiled their entry into the tablet space with the introduction of Microsoft Surface. Of course, the question many of you are most likely wondering is how does Microsoft’s Surface stack up against the competition namely, Android tablets? Well, let’s take a quick look at what was announced. It’s not often ...

The first Amazing Spider-Man trailer revealed [video]

Jun 18th - Gameloft recently revealed we’d be seeing the Amazing Spider-Man swinging its way to the Google Play Store in conjunction with the reboot of the movie series by Marvel, and now we’ve gotten our first look of it in motion. A trailer for the game is now available for your lustful viewing. Most of the trailer ...

10 Burning Questions with Vlad from Minimax, developers of Tagy Cloud UI

Jun 18th - We sat down with Vlad from Tagy, a new app that brings an interesting new idea for launchers and widgets to the Google Play Store. Tagy Cloud UI uses text instead of traditional buttons and icons to open apps. It sizes the names of the apps based on how much you use them, not unlike ...

Testers receive new RAZR/RAZR MAXX ICS builds

Jun 18th - Testers who own the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX have received new test builds, 6.16.211, of their Ice Cream Sandwich-laden update promised to be here by the end of Q2 2012. Motorola’s initial promise has the deadline for a full-scale OTA rollout landing June 30th, and if this latest test proves to be ...

Super-thin Oppo Finder now available for pre-order at $393

Jun 18th - The Oppo Finder, a phone that recently took the crown if the world’s slimmest smartphone (it seems there’s a new one every month), is now available for pre-sale. For $393 or €313 (exchange rates from Chinese yen), you can get an Android phone that is just 6.65mm thin, but is no stranger to a powerful ...

HTC acknowledges WiFi problem in HTC One X, and has already fixed it in production

Jun 18th - A connectivity issue in the HTC One X surfaced not too long ago. The problem saw a diminished WiFi signal if the device was held a certain way — yes, a bit like Applegate, except with WiFi instead of cellular radios. HTC’s already identified the problem, and they’ve even made changes to the production process ...

A new Motorola QWERTY slider appears, could be headed to Sprint

Jun 18th - When it comes to Android-running QWERTY sliders, Motorola does it just about better than anyone. They were, after all, the company responsible for the Motorola Droid, the phone that launched the Android craze almost single-handidly all the while rocking a full keypad. The future of such devices has been in question as manufacturers shift their ...

Galaxy Nexus sale priced at $149 online at Verizon

Jun 18th - A far cry from its original price of $299 on contract, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus can now be had for half. As part of Verizon’s “Summer Sale,” the Galaxy Nexus is seeing its price further reduced from $199 to $149 after an automatic $50 online discount. While arguably better phones have come along since the ...

Samsung Galaxy S III joins the CyanogenMod party, nightly builds now available

Jun 18th - For as much praise as you can heap on the Galaxy S III, plenty of Android purists take issue with the customer user interface Samsung has been slowly evolving over the years. Luckily, Samsung is pretty open to the idea of letting people tinker with the devices operating system. Even luckier for those folks, CyanogenMod ...

Picasa album tied to the ASUS Nexus 7 surfaces

Jun 18th - There is pretty much no denying the existence of an ASUS-made tablet that will launch under Google’s Nexus banner sometime in the next couple months, but a new Picasa web album offers proof that the so-called Nexus 7 has been roaming the halls of Google’s Building 44. The pictures aren’t exactly masterpieces, showing views of ...

Samsung to offer enterprise-friendly Galaxy S III at major US carriers

Jun 18th - Samsung is launching a new brand dubbed SAFE, and they are doing it with one of the most anticipated smartphone launches of the summer. SAFE, which stands for Samsung Approved for Enterprise, is “a comprehensive approach to making Android devices secure and manageable.” In other words, Samsung is pre-loading SAFE devices with a suite of ...

LG Optimus L5 launching worldwide this month

Jun 18th - LG’s Optimus L5, a member of the style-focused L Series debuted at Mobile World Congress in February, which included the similar but more powerful Optimus L7 pictured above, will be making its global debut this month. Things will kick off in Europe, where the mid-range Android 4.0 smartphone will first launch in the UK, Germany, ...