Chat Heads, the best part of Facebook Home, is now available for everybody running Android

Chat Heads, the best part of Facebook Home, is now available for everybody running Android

Facebook Home is going to launch today … eventually, and one of its best features, at least in my opinion, is Chat Heats. It’s a horrible name, I’ll grant you that much, but it’s a powerful concept.

Today is the day: Facebook Home is going to launch, here’s what you need to know

Today is the day: Facebook Home is going to launch, here’s what you need to know

Facebook Home, what Mark Zuckerberg refers to as a “collection of apps”, is going to launch today. It’ll be available in the Google Play Store in the United States, but I honestly can’t tell you if it’ll hit other countries. Me being in Finland, with lots of friends in the UK and various Asian countries, I hope that Facebook is smart enough to let everyone get in on the Home action.

Study says Bing users are 5x more likely to get infected by malware than Google users

Study says Bing users are 5x more likely to get infected by malware than Google users

According to an independent study done by the Germany group AV-TEST, is you use Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, then you’re 5x more likely to see a malware infested website in your search results than if you were a Google user.

DigiTimes: Samsung expects to ship 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8 units a month

DigiTimes: Samsung expects to ship 1 million Galaxy Mega 5.8 units a month

The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 are extremely polarizing devices. You either hate that the company continues to make larger phones, or you’re excited that you no longer have to pick between owning a smartphone or owning a tablet since you can now have both products in one device.

NVIDIA tells investors that the Tegra business isn’t going to grow this year

NVIDIA tells investors that the Tegra business isn’t going to grow this year

Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, recently told investors that the company’s Tegra business isn’t going to grow this year. He says he wants the company to focus on getting chips that have integrated 4G LTE support out the door. In other words, the Tegra 4i.

DigiTimes: TCL to go vertical, start making their own chips

DigiTimes: TCL to go vertical, start making their own chips

Depending on who you ask, Samsung’s incredible component manufacturing skills are one of the main reasons why the company so quickly became the world’s number one smartphone maker. Chinese players, looking to mimic the South Korean company’s success, want to become responsible for a larger portion of their supply chain.

DigiTimes: Japan Display working on a 7 inch 2560 × 1600 pixel display

DigiTimes: Japan Display working on a 7 inch 2560 × 1600 pixel display

Japan Display, the barely one year old joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, is allegedly working on a 7 inch display that pushes an astonishing resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels (WQXGA). That’s 430 pixels per inch.

Pantech to have a 5 inch “bezel-less” phone on Korean store shelves by the end of this month

Pantech to have a 5 inch “bezel-less” phone on Korean store shelves by the end of this month

Pantech doesn’t get a lot of attention in the West, but they’re huge in their home country of South Korea. Phone Arena says they’re number two over there, right behind Samsung. So considering that both LG and Samsung have announced their respective 5 inch 1080p flagship phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, now it’s Pantech’s turn.

It’s official: Samsung just announced the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3

It’s official: Samsung just announced the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3

The long rumored Samsung Galaxy Mega product family has just been made official. As expected, there are two devices in the Mega portfolio, the Mega 5.8 and the Mega 6.3. Starting with the larger model, it has a 6.3 inch 720p TFT display, a dual core 1.7 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, and a massive 3,200 mAh battery. In terms of dimensions, SamMobile nailed them: 88 mm × 167.6 mm × 8.0 mm. The whole thing weighs 199 grams.

Samsung’s new 10 nm high speed memory chips pave the way for 128 GB smartphones

Samsung’s new 10 nm high speed memory chips pave the way for 128 GB smartphones

While technically not an Android related story, the following news item is still significant. Samsung has just announced that they’ve begun mass producing “128-gigabit, 3bit multi-level-cell NAND memory chips using 10 nanometer (nm)-class process technology”.