XOLO has done it again! Their latest addition, the X1000, will offer some incredible specs for a price that won’t drain your bank account and leave your wallet bare since the X1000 will sport the following new features:
- SHARP HD 4.7-inch, 720p, 1280 x 720 LCD (edge-to-edge), 312 PPI
- 2GHz Atom Z2480
- 32GB of expandable storage
- High-speed 8MP rear (with “Burst Mode”)/1.3MP camera at the front
- 1GB of RAM
- 21Mbps HSPA+ 3G
One fairly disappointing feature of the X1000 is its use of the antiquated Android ICS OS. This means buyers have to hope XOLO releases the Jelly Bean upgrade in a timely manner, or that a bootloader unlock and CM ROM is around the corner for it. But for the price, it may be worth settling for the archaic OS and bring a little Intel Inside.
AT&T is looking to bring its RootMetric-awarded “fastest 4G LTE network” to a few new areas in the Southern US. The new areas that will see these new speeds are Cleveland, Tennessee and Augusta, Georgia, as well as other areas in the middle of Georgia including the city of Macon. While it’s nowhere near the coverage that Verizon has it’s good to see AT&T expanding its coverage. This is perfect timing especially if you’re considering the newly announced Galaxy S IV from Samsung.
A week ago we told you that Rovio would be bringing “The Croods” to a mobile screen near you. The makers of Angry Birds proved that they were up for the task of bringing featured films to the super small screen with Angry Birds: Rio. Unlike Rio, there will be no angry birds to the rescue this time. Instead, you will see more Sim-City style game that will include the ability to:
● Trap & tame 10 evolutionarily mixed- up creatures! You’ve never seen anything like the Girelephant or Molarbear! Think you can catch them all?
● Create wacky inventions with Grug to open and explore new areas!
● Decorate your pre-historic world with the latest in caveman fashion accessories!
● Meet your favorite characters from the feature animation film from DreamWorks Animation!
If this seems like a game that’s up your alley you can hit the break to find your Play Store link and QR Code. Be warned though that even though you can play the game for free they have an IAP system for those premium goodies. Enjoy!
So you’ve seen how awesome the Galaxy S IV is, but in the back of your mind you’re still wondering if your carrier will officially carry the device. If you’re a Rogers, Bell, or TELUS customer in Canada, put those fears to rest, as all three of the big cell carriers have taken to their Twitter accounts to confirm that they will be carrying your new favorite “Life Companion.”
There’s nothing official about date and pricing, but these things are going to fly off the shelves. You can likely expect the devices to be made available as soon as possible for each carrier, but keep your ears out for details as we get closer to April.
Tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S IV, which promises to be your life companion for a richer, simpler, and fuller life. If there is one thing Samsung proved tonight, it’s not the specs that sells, it’s the features. Last year it was all about S Beam, S Voice, and AllShare. This year they added a whole lot more such as Dual Camera, Group Play, Share Music, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, S Voice Drive, WatchOn, S Health, Adapt View, and Adapt Sound. Still, we can’t forget about the specs, and they are impressive with the 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz Exynos Octa or 1.9GHz Qualcomm quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and 2600mAh battery. What are you waiting for? Hit the break to see our hands on of the Next Big Thing.
When Samsung mentioned during their Unpacked Event this evening that 327 mobile operators around the world would carry the Samsung Galaxy S IV there was little doubt all of the major U.S. carriers would get to carry the device. Those carriers have been hitting the Internet to get the word out that there was no need to make an assumption – availability is going to happen.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV isn’t just packing upgraded hardware and an iPhone shattering 5-inch 1080p HD display. Several new software features were added with the camera being up first, benefiting from some of what you’ll find in the Galaxy Camera:
- Cinema Photo which captures still images from moving backgrounds
- Shooting in Drama Shot burst mode, you can create animated gifs
- Eraser mode removes unwanted background objects or people
- Sound & Shot mode adds audio to the background of still images
- Story Album automatically groups photos based on details such as location or time
During their big reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S IV tonight, the folks from Samsung talked about a couple new features they were including on the device that users may find useful. The first is the Samsung Knox security scheme. Knox is designed to create a virtual wall between the personal and work areas on a device. Knox may be thought of as the manifestation of their SAFE, Samsung Approved For Enterprise, security and part of their big push to get Samsung devices adopted in the enterprise.
Translation apps can be a major blessing and the Galaxy S IV comes with S-Translator, a new app which works with nine different languages. Those languages are English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean. All nine languages work both text-to-speech and speech-to-text for whatever situation you’re in. On stage at Samsung’s Unpacked event, S-Translator was demonstrated live and seemed to do the job. To make the feature even more useful, an optical reader function can translate printed text right on the phone’s screen. You all excited yet?
While everyone was glued to the Samsung Galaxy S IV announcement the guys over at Android And Me were getting the scoop on the Motorola X Phone. The unnamed source sharing what they termed “insider information” disclosed a few Googlerola nuggets. For starters the X Phone will be a line, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy line, not a single device. The most impressive tidbit was the plan to allow users to order custom tailored devices. This could be anything from the color, to the amount of RAM, to the storage space. This would mirror the way many PCs are sold.
The source agreed June was a likely launch date for the new line of devices and thought an update guarantee was plausible. This would be a guarantee by Motorola that a device would, at the very least, get the next major Android update. Other possible good news is regarding the expectation that Google will continue to subsidize the final price of the phone, as it does with the Nexus 4. The’re no telling how accurate this guy will end up being but I definitely like what he’s saying.
Source: Android And Me