Not surprisingly Vic Gundotra is using the Nexus 10, his pictures are proof

In case you’re still wondering if the Nexus 10 exists, take a look at Vic Gundotra’s Google+ page. As you know, Vic is the senior VP of engineering for Google, and he is posting pictures taken from the said device. It looks like a nice vacation destination, but that’s not the important part. The fact that the camera type says “Nexus 10″ is what matters. The pictures are only 3.1 MP, but that’s probably a resize.

I fully expect to see this bad boy unveiled this Monday, but I just want to know how aggressive Google is going to be on the price point. Would love to see $299, but it will most likely be north of that. Who knows what surprises Google has in store? I bet Vic does. Stay tuned because we will be there live feeding you the information as it happens.


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Samsung Galaxy Note II now available from Sprint

Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is now on sale for $299 with a new two-year contract. Like it’s other US brethren, the device sports a 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 8-megapixel rear camera atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Color choices include Marble White and Titanium Grey. As with nearly all of Sprint’s new devices, the Galaxy Note II supports the carrier’s newly-formed 4G LTE network, so long as you’re in one of the (very) limited number of markets.

Are you planning on picking up the Galaxy Note II? Let us know in the commentsbelow.

Source: Sprint

Wow, Samsung records a record 7.4 billion in total earnings during Q3

If you were curious as to how Samsung did during Q3 of this year due to their Galaxy S III sales, the wait is over. Samsung has released their over all sales results of Q3 and it’s a whopping 7.4 billion. Obviously the Galaxy S III has a lot to do with that as their mobile division’s sales more than doubles compared to the same time as last years. Samsung claims to have sold about 18-20 millions Galaxy S III’s during July-September. In comparison, Apple has sold about 26.9 million iPhone’s in that same time period, obviously with most of that being their new iPhone 5.

The large sales in their mobile department also helped mask the fact that their chip sales was cut to almost half as compared to the previous year. Nonetheless, Samsung still posted a record sales number and they’re showing no signs of slowing down with the expected hit of their new Galaxy Note 2 as it is now just starting to hit America.

What do you guys think of Samsung’s record sales? And do you think they’ll slow down or only continue to soar?

source: Reuters

LG’s Optimus G set to land on TELUS on November 13th

LG’s latest flagship device, the Optimus G,  is all set to land on TELUS come November the 13th. While pricing has yet to be released, you can expect it to be around the $200 range on contract similar to its American counterpart. The reviews of the Optimus G have been outstanding and I have no doubts that this device will be a good one. Sadly, LG just doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to updates and taking care of their customers.

Also keep in mind that the Optimus G will indeed come with a fully locked bootloader. If you’re a rooter and modder, that may be something you keep an eye on. Other than that I see no other reason not to get this device if you’re in the market for a high end Android phone. Here’s what you can expect with the Optimus G:

  • Chipset: 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor
  • LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • Memory: 32GB
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
  • Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

Any TELUS customers waiting for this device?

source: AC

As previously reported, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 2 does indeed have LTE capabilities; Software update may be needed in the future

As we’ve previously reported, T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does have LTE. According to reports, hardware wise T-Mobile’s Note 2 is exactly like AT&T’s, and that means LTE bands as well. Obviously, T-Mobile’s LTE network isn’t up and running yet so the bands aren’t turned on out of the box.

The Galaxy Note II features a Qualcomm 9215M chipset which provides the hardware capability to support both HSPA+42 and LTE. T-Mobile plans to reach more than 200 million Americans with LTE by the end of 2013. The Galaxy Note II will not automatically access T-Mobile’s LTE network. We will share more information on how and when the Galaxy Note II will support T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network when the network is available.

My guess is a software update in the near future will enable them so that 4G LTE will be able to be used. I feel that this is great news as it essentially future proof’s the Note 2. Does the fact that it has LTE make you want the Note 2 even more now? Let us know!

source: The Verge

Wacom launches Bamboo Paper app for several Samsung devices

Samsung has managed to snag an exclusive deal to lock Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app to the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S III. Wondering what Bamboo Paper has to offer? Here’s a quick description:

Note taking on your smartphone made easy

Do more with your ideas – sketch or write them in an authentic paper-like digital notebook. Enjoy realistic inking and a fluid interface to make quick notes, sketches or drawings.

Best inking
Feel in control of what you write or sketch with our responsive and fast inking that follows the movement of your hand.

Quick browsing
Finding your notes is as easy as flipping through the pages of your notebook.

Bamboo Stylus
This app works best when paired with the Bamboo Stylus from Wacom. Find out which Stylus is best for you by visiting bamboostylus.wacom.com.

The app is free, and I do expect it to get out of Samsung’s exclusivity in due time. Hit the break for a QR code and download link.


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And so the zombie massacre trend continues; Gameloft releases “Zombiewood”

Sick of zombie shoot-em-up games yet? Well, lets hope not as one more has just came out thanks to Gameloft by the name of Zombiewood. The game is free, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being a “freemium.” Game looks simple enough, it’s an over-view type and you shoot up as many zombies as you can as they swarm around you on each level.

Kind of reminds me of SNES’s classic “Zombies Ate My Neighbor.” That’ll probably always be my lifelong favorite zombie game. If any of you all remember that, then kudo points for you! Hit up the break for a short video about Gameloft’s Zombiewood and a QR code for download!


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Samsung releases 3 videos showcasing some of what’s best on the Galaxy Note 2 [Video]

 

Earlier I posted how Samsung released 3 videos showcasing their Galaxy S III and it’s advantageous features. Now they’re at it again with 3 videos showcasing their brand new Galaxy Note 2 and some of it’s best features.

First they show how much improved their new S-Pen is and the possibilities it has. Then the next two shows how easy and nice multitasking is on the Note 2 with it’s huge 5.5” screen, and how great of an entertainment system the Note 2 is such as gaming and watching videos. Head on over after the break and check out the 3 videos and let us know what you all think about them!


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Halloween “Werewolf” Android figurine edition available October 30th

Even Andy Android figurines are in Halloween spirits! Dyzplastic has worked their magic yet again and created a Halloween “Werewolf” edition of their much popular Android figurine set.

The figurine will be available on October 30th so sit tight till then! Head on over to the source link for a 350 degree view of the figurine.

source: Dyzplastic

Samsung shows off 3 more videos showing the power of S-Beam that are quite hilarious and convincing [Video]

We’ve all got to love these Samsung videos touting the great features of their Galaxy S III, right? They’re at it again with 3 all-new videos showcasing their beautiful 4.8″ SAMOLED screen and of course, the beautiful features of S-Beam.

First off we have a video showcasing S-Beam where the girls playlist is instantly transferred to the guys (and saves the date at the same time). Second we have a video clearly showing the advantages of Samsung’s innovative 4.8″ SAMOLED screen that clearly outshines the other guys device (looks like an iPhone). And last but not least, we have another video showcasing S-Beam that shows how quickly and effortlessly one can transfer videos to another S III, but in this case Samsung went a little beyond PG-13 and implied a sex tape being transferred. Well, can’t hurt to show its possibilities, right?

Enjoy the videos after the break! And comment below on what you think about them.


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