MediaTek’s new Everyday Genius motto announced along with new quad-core 64-bit chipset


MediaTek has announced a new motto, Everyday Genius, to serve as their new branding motif. To help highlight this new marketing direction, MediaTek took the opportunity during MWC 2014 to announce a new quad-core chipset aimed at devices in the “super-mid market” as they describe it. The MT6732 will be a 64-bit processor that will compete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset. Read more

HP VoiceTab devices surface at MWC 2014 as market expands


Last month HP announced a couple new devices, the Slate 6 VoiceTab and Slate 7 VoiceTab, that were intended for the Indian market. The devices, running Android, qualify as either small tablets with voice call capability or large smartphones. HP has announced the devices have undergone some re-design work and are now destined for some European markets and the Middle East, in addition to India, this May. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 leaked in a video?


We’re just a few hours away before we finally get to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 however, a short video uploaded by a journalist at the MWC 2014 shows three devices laying behind the Galaxy Gear which appear to be the Samsung Galaxy S5. The video shows the devices colored in white, black and golden.

Not long after it went viral, the owner quickly removed the video from his Instagram account. However, some viewers were quick to upload the video on YouTube. According to previous rumors, the Galaxy S5 could feature a Super AMOLED 5.25-inch screen with 2560 × 1440 resolution and will be powered by a quad core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB internal storage, 16 MP rear facing camera, and a 2.1 MP front facing camera. Check out the video after the break. Read more

Lenovo announces 1080p YOGA Tablet 10 HD+, starting at $349

Lenovo YOGA tablet 10 HD+

Lenovo has announced their newest Android tablet, a 10.1 inch YOGA tab with some pretty high-end specs. The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ sports a 1080p screen, a powerful Snapdragon CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a pretty large 9,000 mAh battery, and like the other YOGA tabs you get the handy little kickstand that lets you stand the device up in a variety of ways for reading or watching movies. It comes out of the box with Android 4.3, but Lenovo is planning an update to 4.4 later on. You’ll also get an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.6 megapixel front camera, up to 32 GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot. It’s not going to compete at the extreme high end of the market, but at the right price, this tablet could do very well in the midrange market. Read more

Garmin adds Xperia smartphone app with an extension for Sony’s SmartWatch 2


Xperia users will now have another navigation option to choose from as Garmin announces a new way to navigate. The new app will also work with Sony’s SmartWatch 2. The app itself will include onboard maps, lane guidance, speed warnings, social media integration among other things. The smartwatch extension will display walking directions and provider user navigation without the need to look at your phone. Joern Watzke, VP of world-wide mobile business at Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH, had this to say:

“We’re thrilled to bring Garmin’s premium navigation features to Xperia smartphones. Garmin XperiaEdition boasts a comprehensive navigation feature set not available from other apps. The unique integration with Sony SmartWatch 2 provides users a seamless experience that extends smartphone navigation in the car to displaying pedestrian directions on the user’s wrist.”  

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Glympse and ChatON partner up to provide location technology to over 180 million users


Those who use ChatON will be happy to know that the Samsung chat app will be adding location sharing to its list of features. Partnering with Glympse, a  person-to-person time-based location sharing tech company, users will have the ability to share their location via the Glympse icon. Users will then be able to share real-time movements on a map for a set period of time with their friends. Co-founder and CEO of Glympse, Bryan Trussel, had this to say about how easy location should be:

 “We believe location technology should be ubiquitous and incredibly easy to use, and by putting it directly into an SMS conversation, we’re providing a rich and immediate way for people to share where they are.”

The update should be live soon, if it isn’t already, otherwise you can download the app from here in the Play Store. ChatON users, you’ll have to let us know just how well it works when you get it. We have the presser for you after the break. Enjoy!

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AT&T’s LG G2 currently receiving KitKat

LG_G2_Back_TAKitKat is currently rolling out for LG G2 users on AT&T. According to the carrier, KitKat will make the G2 17 percent faster than Jelly Bean, and improve battery life dramatically. Among the improvements:

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, improved closed captioning support, and stronger security.
  • Improved battery efficiency: the phone plays music more efficiently and supports the battery-saving location mode, extending battery life.
  • Faster processing speed: The latest version of Android provides a noticeable speed boost that runs applications 17 percent faster than before and web-browsing speed is mproved with the Chromium engine.
  • Printing in the Cloud: Google Cloud Printer makes it simple to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.
  • Enhanced “Knock On” feature: The responsiveness of LG’s Knock On feature has been improved.

To download, make sure your device is more than half charged, and head to Settings > General > About phone > Software Update > Update now to get started.

Source: AT&T

Pictures of Samsung Galaxy S 5 faux-wood box allegedly leak

wood_s5We’re quickly approaching the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, but that doesn’t mean that leaks are slowing down. The presumed boxing material for the S5 has been pictured from multiple angles, one of which you can see above. That’s a faux-wood finish that looks pretty similar to the faux-wood box of the Galaxy S4 and Note 3.

The bottom of the box, which has the specs, is missing from the pictures, so it remains to be seen what we will officially have there.

Source: Galaxy S5 Abonnement
Via: Phone Arena


Alcatel unveils the One Touch Idol 2, Idol 2 Mini and Pop Fit smartphones


Alcatel has unveiled three new smartphones named One Touch Idol 2, Idol 2 Mini and Pop Fit.

The Idol 2 features a  5-inch IPS LCD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and 7.3mm body and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 MP camera, 1.3 MP front camera and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and 3G connectivity. In addition, the smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly bean. The 3G model has a price tag of €199 ($273) while the 4G model is priced at €249 ($342).

The Idol mini 2 has a 4.5-inch 540×960 display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 MP camera, Read more

TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for February 17 – February 23, 2014


The Galaxy S 5 and the All New One keep making headlines, but Google dropped a big surprise bomb announcing Project Tango, which is making us rethink what the Next Big Thing really is. We got a few pre-MWC announcements such as the LG G2 Mini, and a few Huawei devices. Samsung even unveiled followups to the Galaxy Gear, but what software is it running? There is still a ton more coming this week, including the Galaxy S 5. Will there be a “Prime” version or will is just be a “Standard” version? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what will be an epic week in the world of Android.


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