Since Google’s unveiling of Android 4.0 back in October 2011, the main question most of us want answered is: “When will my phone be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich?” We know HTC is working hard to update as many phones as they can, but there are hardware limitations to take into consideration, not to mention the dreaded fact that ... Read More »
Just like HTC, Samsung and other handset makers, Sony is sending out invitations to a press event scheduled for February 26. At CES, we had a pretty good idea of what Sony was planning, but we’re all scratching out heads right now, trying to figure out “what’s new and what’s next” for Sony.
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When it comes to new phones, we’re all a little curious as to how they’ll perform when compared to devices currently on the market. Since Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) CPU with Adreno 225 GPU will be all the rage at Mobile World Congress next month, you can probably imagine our ecstasy to see the first benchmark ... Read More »
Earlier this month Qualcomm launched their GameCommand application into the Android Market to showcase all the titles that are optimized for their Snapdragon devices. The app couldn’t be installed on non-Snapdragon devices and the design of the layout was rather uninspiring, but Qualcomm is investing a lot of resources to make sure that ... Read More »
Huawei may not be a name you think of when you’re in the market for a high-end Android smartphone, but that could all change with the introduction of the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE. If you’re looking for a phone that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has all bells and whistles, the Ascend ... Read More »
Update: Snapdragon S4 could still be the first platform to enable WiFi Display, but OMAP4 is more likely to beat them to the punch.
Wouldn’t it be cool to walk into your living room and have your smartphone’s content automatically displayed on your TV? WiFi Display is a new industry standard that allows ... Read More »
Though we’ve often criticised the idea of chipset-exclusive applications, it appears games tied to certain chipsets are here to stay.
Qualcomm has announced this morning that they will be launching their TegraZone competitor GameCommand next week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. More specifically, their GameCommand app ... Read More »
According to a new leak, HTC is working on yet another Android device that will debut in the first half of 2012. The new handset is currently known as the HTC Elite and is expected to run on Android 4.0 with Beats Audio integration. While rumors about the HTC Ville and Read More »
Early this year we made our annual trip to Las Vegas to cover CES. I chose to focus on all the semiconductor companies since I’m processor nerd, and I scheduled meetings with Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and NVIDIA. After talking with each company and interviewing a couple employees (like NVIDIA’s Michael Rayfield), I came away with ... Read More »
Ever wish your Android phone had better GPS performance? Today Qualcomm revealed that phones featuring their Snapdragon processor are now capable of accessing two satellite networks. Most Android devices provide access to the Global Positioning System (GPS) which is a network of 27 satellites, but there’s a second network of 24 satellites operated for the ... Read More »