Archive for Sep 28, 2011

Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced for CTIA

Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced for CTIA

Samsung has announced their next Unpacked event, this one set to take place at the Autumn edition of CTIA and officially presented together with Google. This is Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 "Google Episode" and it seems pretty likely that it'll taste distinctly like vanilla ice cream. Ice Cream Sandwich, that is; the next big version of Android set, quite likely, to be hosted on a Samsung device by the name of Nexus Prime. Sound like a likely scenario to you?

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iPhone 5 survey shows 41 percent plan to purchase

iPhone 5 survey shows 41 percent plan to purchase

According to a study by mobile ad network InMobi, 41 percent of North American mobile phone owners plan to purchase Apple's upcoming iPhone 5. The forecast surveyed users in the US, Canada, and Mexico and found that if the next-gen iPhone turns out to be a more radical update then over 50 percent of those users would make the purchase within the first six months.

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Ice Cream Sandwich gets two-minute video tour

Ice Cream Sandwich gets two-minute video tour

The much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is expected to be a major revamp that will unite and streamline the platform for both smartphones and tablets. And now the update has been leaked in a two-minute video tour that gives us a nice little preview. The clip allegedly comes from a lucky eBay shopper who picked up a Samsung Nexus S only to find that it was running a build of the next-gen Android platform.

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Flickr launches Android app, iOS Photo Sessions

Flickr launches Android app, iOS Photo Sessions

Popular photo-sharing service Flickr has finally released its first official Android app, two years after it launched its iOS app. Android users who've had to resort to third-party alternatives will now get a slick new Flickr app that allows them to easily upload and share images taken with the in-app camera and enhanced with various filters. Along with the Android app, Flickr is also releasing a new Photo Sessions feature for its iPhone and iPad app.

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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade starts tomorrow

Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade starts tomorrow

The Motorola XOOM will finally be getting its long promised 4G LTE upgrade starting tomorrow. When the tablet first launched back in February, customers were told that it would initially only support 3G and that a 4G upgrade would be arriving shortly, but that was delayed to late summer with a time frame of sometime in September. Thankfully, the wait should be over soon, with the upgrade program kicking off tomorrow.

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‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

‘Crybaby’ Google accuses Microsoft of extortion

Microsoft and Samsung announced today a new cross-licensing deal for greater collaboration on Windows Phone 7 devices, but the deal will also require Samsung to pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android device it sells. Following the announcement, Google chimed in with a statement sent to TechCrunch, accusing Microsoft's patent-wielding tactics against Android and its partners extortion.

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Kindle Fire IPS display vs Kindle Touch E-Ink [Video]

Kindle Fire IPS display vs Kindle Touch E-Ink [Video]

While we won't get too crazy here we do have a few photos and video comparing the display on both the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Touch 3G. With the Kindle Fire we have a 7" IPS panel with a 1024 x 600 resolution that features great colors and exceptional viewing angles. The Kindle Touch features the popular e-ink technology we have seen before and as always it looks great for e-ink. We'll let you decide for yourself so check out the photos and video after the break.

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