Dear HTC: What happened? You made the very first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1. You also launched the first Nexus device, the Nexus One. But then Samsung came out of nowhere and ate your lunch. You released the Sensation in 2011, but no one cared since the Galaxy S II was that much better. Then you released the One X in 2012, but you forgot to tell anyone about it, so no one actually bought one.
In case I haven’t told you already, I love my Note II, and I can’t wait to hear more about its successor, the Note III. According to The Korea Times, the third generation Note will have a massive 5.9 inch FullHD (1080p) screen. A prototype will be shown to AT&T executives this week, which is nothing to be surprised about. Device makers always show prototype to operators because operators like to plan their product portfolios months in advance.
The video below is Google’s latest advertisement for their flagship 10 inch tablet, the Samsung manufactured Nexus 10. If you can’t watch it, you’re not missing much. All it shows is a couple expecting a baby having an argument on Google+ about what to name their child. She wants Alfie, he wants Kevin, and in the end they settle on Alvin.
PhoneArena recently published a rumor that hit the internet like a lightening bolt. They say that the next Nexus phone, which they’re calling the Nexus 5, will have a camera that has Nikon branding.
Handset companies used to announce a portfolio or three or more devices at large industry trade shows. Usually there would be one high end product, another that’s a bit more affordable, but shares many of the same features as the flagship model, and then finally a budget device that was the “aspirational” model for people in emerging countries.
I’ve been backpacking through South East Asia with my girlfriend since January 5th. Samsung unveiled a pink version of my phone, the Galaxy Note II, in February. We’ve been trying to find one just to see what it’s like, but we kept on being told that it wasn’t available yet.
Sony has just announced two midrange Android smartphones that are, how should I put this, rather unexciting. Before I get to my rant, let me introduce you to the devices. First up is the Xperia SP. It has a 4.6 inch 720p display, dual core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel Sony Exmor RS camera, 4G LTE support, NFC, and it ships with Android 4.1.2 on-board. It weighs an astounding 155 grams thanks to an aluminum frame, and it’s almost 10 millimeters thick. The design language is a mix of Sony’s 2012 smartphone portfolio and the latest Xperia Z.
How odd. Less than 24 hours ago I published a piece saying ST-Ericsson tried to sell themselves to Samsung, and Samsung said no.
It’s Monday, which means a lot of you are going to be slacking off at work, so I thought I’d help you pass the time by sharing everything I know about Samsung’s latest flagship phone after spending a significant chunk of my weekend reading about it.
There are people out there who refuse to throw anything away because they think their garbage will some day prove to be useful. These people are called hoarders. The same type of mentality exists in the digital world, and thanks to services such as Evernote, Instapaper, and Pocket, anyone can archive just about any random piece of junk they come across the internet.