If you missed the LG G2 event from yesterday you missed a whole heck of a lot. The 5.2 full HD 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 packing powerhouse for starters. Throw in the 13MP camera and 24 bit 192 KHz Hi-Fi Sound and the next LG Flagship is sure to turn a few heads.
Well for those that were hoping to see the live event but weren’t able to do so, we have the next best thing. If you head on past the break you’ll find a replay of the entire event. If you want to skip past the opening display you’ll have to hit the 20 minute mark. Either way you’re in for a good time.
Looks like previous rumors of LG being the next Nexus manufacturer now has some competition with the latest rumors of Motorola actually being given the helm of manufacturing the next Nexus. Now while this is just a rumor, and one should always take this with a grain of salt, this does come from quite a credible source in Taylor Wimberly. If you’re not familiar with Taylor, he has a fairly good track record when it comes to rumors on previous Nexus news that he has gotten correct. According to his post on his personal Google+ page “Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not the Moto X).”
With the specs of the LG G2 looking really good, I was actually fairly excited of LG again being the manufacturer of Google’s next Nexus. Although I would be lying to say I wasn’t at the least bit intrigued with Motorola finally being given the chance of making a Nexus device, especially since Google owns the company. What do you guys think, would you rather have Motorola or LG make the next Nexus? Or do you still have HTC, Samsung, or even Sony at the top of your wishlist? Let me know in the comment section!
While currently only available in Europe (oddly enough?), PlayStation has released their All-Stars Island game in Google’s Play Store for Android devices. From the looks of it, you and several of Sony’s popular characters such as Nathan Drake and Sackboy are pinned in an Island in this adventure style game play. More characters from other of Sony’s popular games will be incorporated in the near future.
Hopefully this game will be available in the US and other countries in the near future.
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With a whopping $1500 price tag for the early “developer” edition that people had to pay to have early access to Google’s Glass project, many were a bit worried that the launch price point might be too high for the general public. Looks like latest rumors have it as low as $299 upon release. This is just a rumor after all so take it for a grain of salt for now as this bit of info comes from Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute and hasn’t been confirmed by Google themselves. Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute based this price estimate upon how much Google Glass costs to produce per unit.
Of course, we won’t truly know the price point until the release date is closer or until Google tells us, so just be patient until then!
If this truly is the starting price of Glass, is $300 just right in your opinion? And will you be picking one up for yourself?
There’s quite a bit of talk that NVIDIA is planning on making their own line of tablets that will be paired with their much popular Tegra SoC line (Tegra 5). I say tablet line because not only are there plans on making a high end tablet, but due to recent GFXBench testing results NVIDIA is also planning on releasing a 7 inch tablet with a resolution of 1280 by 800. This mysterious tablet was running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean during the test, but it’s most certain that will be a more up to date version once it’s actually released. It’s also very possible these tablets could just be reference tablets.
What do you guys think of NVIDIA releasing and manufacturing their own Android tablet line? Are you already a fan of their Tegra SoC?
Since being announced by Motorola, the Moto X has continued to generate as much Internet buzz as it was prior to its launch. Some are criticizing the specs of the device, especially when compared to top devices from Samsung and HTC, and some are even claiming the Moto X is not innovative enough. Iqbal Arshad, a top engineer at Motorola, has taken umbrage to the remarks and granted an interview with CNET in which he explains how Motorola is passing by Samsung and HTC when it comes to innovation. Read more
Sony’s upcoming flagship, codenamed the Honami, is said to have some amazing specs along with a revamped UI. Thanks to some hard working people over on XDA, a port of the UI has been made readily available for rooted Xperia Z users. Obviously there’s quirks in it and certain things probably don’t work, but nonetheless it’s still great to see what the new Honami has to offer. Check out the video below after the break!
Also, what do you guys think about the route Sony has taken with its upcoming Honami phone?
If you’re familiar with the DROID RAZR line, then you are familiar with Smart Actions. Smart Actions allowed you to automate actions based on certain specifications such as silence the phone between midnight and 7:00 am everyday. Well Motorola simplified things with the Moto X and renamed it Assist. Motorola probably found that consumers had a hard time with Smart Actions since there were so many settings, so you will only find the essentials in Assist: Driving, Meeting, and Sleeping. The Driving section lets you customize certain settings to help you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Meeting and Sleeping will eliminate interruptions unless it’s an emergency. Motorola Assist is quite easy to set up, so hit the break and lets get started.
MediaTek has begun mass-producing their MT8135 quad-core SoC’s, which consists of two clusters including Dual Cortex A15 cores and Dual Cortex A7 cores. The cores work simultaneously, and feature a powerVR Series 6 GPU (PowerVR 6200), and supports Wireless Certified Miracast. Qualcomm certainly has a huge competitor that’s rising fast, as MediaTek’s low cost chips have already been used in Acer, Asus, and Lenovo products to date.
Preparing for parties used to be such a hassle. The stressful process of building a guest list, sending out invitations, finding the perfect foods, struggling while looking through your liquor cabinet, and of course planning what games you were going to play became tiring and took the joy out of setting it all up. With a little technology, you can enjoy the whole process again. Leave it to Android apps to help you plan the best party possible! Hit the break for what we feel are the best apps for planning your next big party.