According to the Xperia Blog, which isn’t an official Sony website, they’re a fan site, numerous people have been reporting that their Xperia Z just stops working suddenly. And I’m not talking random shutdowns or reboots, I’m talking full blown paperweight. Some people have reported that pressing the power button and volume up key simultaneously can bring the phone back to life, but it doesn’t work for everyone.
Google Play, the place where Google expects you to go to buy apps, music, books, everything, is going to get updated to version 4.0 pretty soon. Two websites, Droid-Life and Android Police, managed to get their hands on the new version of Google Play before everyone else. Droid-Life recorded a six minute video that I’ve embedded below that walks you through everything; Android Police on the other hand, they took a bunch of screenshots.
NVIDIA is currently hosting an event called the “GPU Technology Conference”. It’s a silly name when you think about it, because there are plenty of other graphics players, but I digress. At this conference, the company talked about the two chips that are going to come after the Tegra 4. While they didn’t exactly say “Tegra 5” and “Tegra 6” as I implied in my headline, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that that’s what the final products will end up being named.
Carphone Warehouse is a massive European electronics store chain, so when they offer up a data point, you should pay attention.
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.