Intel’s been trying to elbow into the mobile market, and their latest Bay Trail processors definitely look like a step in the right direction. If no one is using them, though, what’s the point? We’ve seen Intel buddy up with Samsung to ship some devices with their CPUs on board, as was the case with the 10 inch Galaxy Tab 3, and they may have gotten a foot in the door with an upcoming Samsung tablet that features the latest and greatest from Intel. A tablet with the model number of FTXI02W0000026 (which is apparently typical for Bay Trail CPU-powered devices) shown up in a shipping manifest, and while SamMobile seems to think it will be a Windows 8 tablet, there’s a chance that it will dual-boot with Android, too. We’ve already seen Samsung show some interest in that type of device, so, hey, anything can happen, right?
The Moto X has plenty of cool features, but one feature that doesn’t get as much buzz is Motorola Migrate. Motorola developed this application to make it easy for you to transfer text messages, call history, SIM contacts, pictures, video, and music from your old phone to your brand new Moto X. It works wirelessly and is quite easy to setup. Hit the break to get started.
Google+ is receiving an update to its Android app that adds five highly requested features. When Google Hangouts was launched earlier this summer, it caused a lot of confusion when Android users had Google+’s Messenger app in addition to the new Hangouts app. This update removes Messenger, so there shouldn’t be any more confusion. Secondly, users can now share their location differently between their circles. For example, you can choose to share your precise location to one circle, but only your city to another. This comes on the heels of Google Latitude being shut down last week.
The most important update is probably that Google Drive photos now show up within Google+. Meaning, your Google Drive photos can be auto-enhanced and animated through the Google+ app. In addition, smaller features such as easier account switching, and Google Apps for Business support are also added in this version.
Source: +Virgil Dobjanschi
If you are interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S 4 on the AT&T network, but the $199 price tag on a two-year contract is out of your reach, a new option may be just the deal you were looking for. AT&T is now listing refurbished Galaxy S 4 smartphones in their online store for only $29.99 with a two-year contract. At present, only the black or white versions of the device are available.
If you are interested in a “Certified Like-New” Galaxy S 4, hit the source link to start your order.
HTC released their full length 2 minute commercial to the masses a little while ago, and we are still trying to figure out the concept. As expected, Robert Downey Jr is the star and it starts out with the teaser we saw on Vine a couple of weeks ago followed by the teaser we saw on Monday.
The rest of it reveals more random names for what H-T-C might stand for. They even show examples, such as the Humongous Tinfoil, Catamaran, Hipster Troll Carwash, and Hot Tea Catapult. Eventually, Downey settles on Happy Telephone Company.
Right now, this all seems meaningless, but hopefully we will get a better understanding in the weeks ahead. Let’s hope for HTC’s sake. Hit the break for the full commercial spot.
I really liked the “Galaxy Folder” name, but apparently it will be a different phone all together. Today Samsung outed the Hennessy, which is another clamshell phone. This one is destined for China and probably won’t be available anywhere else.
It will sport two 3.3-inch HVGA (480 x 320) displays, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, 1,500mAh battery, Android 4.1, and dual SIM support for CDMA and GSM radios. Still no word on pricing for availability.
Late last night, the team at CyanogenMod announced the first nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.2, which is based on Android 4.3, It will eventually become available to all supported devices, but for now, it’s only available for the new Nexus 7, Nexus 4, HTC One, a few Samsung phones/tablets, and a few Motorola devices.
source: +CyanogenMod / Available devices
Smarthwatches aren’t selling like hotcakes, but that isn’t stopping manufacturers from making them. We already saw a number of models last year and Sony recently introduced the Smartwatch 2. We have already heard rumblings about the Galaxy Gear from Samsung, and we were thinking it would launch alongside the Galaxy Note III at Unpacked Episode 2. Looks like we were right as SamMobile has confirmed it will officially be unveiled at the event.
Unfortunately we really don’t know a lot about the device other than the SM-V700 model number. It will obviously be marketed as a companion device for Galaxy phones, but will it be useful to owners of other Android phones? Hopefully we will see a few more leaks before the September 4th event.
We got word back in May that LG was looking to re-enter the tablet game sometime during the 3rd quarter of this year. If you remember, LG had the Optimus Pad, which didn’t do so well, and eventually caused LG to stop concentrating on tablets. I guess they just couldn’t stay away as they are readying their next tablet, dubbed the G Pad.
This one will have an 8.3-inch (1920 x 1200) display, a quad-core CPU, and 2GB of RAM. The CPU was unspecified, but I suspect it will be a Snapdragon. There are also plans for it to have both WiFi and cellular options.