Samsung has never been one to shy away from innovation and this is especially true when it comes to screen size and quality. The Galaxy Note is a perfect example, what with its 5.3-inch screen and the fact that it really spurred the push for the “phablet” design, like LG‘s Optimus VU. Samsung looks to push the innovation envelope again if their recent patent is any indication. Patent No. D658,173, which lists Kim Dong-Hun as the inventor, was filed on April 7th, 2012 and is for a “design for a terminal for portable mobile communication.” Should this device actually be manufactured, it would come with a dual 7-inch screen in a clam-shell design. Also, as you can see from the image above it will come with a remote/pointer. This suggests that it could be geared towards business professionals.
We’re big fans of Lookout Mobile Security here at Talk Android. They just keep getting better. Today they announced two new services: File System Monitoring and Install Monitoring. These two services are aimed at those of you that like to download apps from alternative markets, forums, or any other means. Lookout already has protection for scanning apps after installation, but this update will scan these 3rd party apps before installation. That’s the ultimate form of protection because there’s no sense installing something that’s malware to begin with.
With services like Slacker, Pandora, Spotify, and others, satellite radio provider SiriusXM needed to seriously adjust their offerings to stay competitive. They just announced a new update for their Android app (version 2.0) for smartphones and tablets. Now with the internet radio app, users can now pause, skip forward, and rewind content as well as start songs or shows form the beginning and replay up to 5 hours of programming.
Today Motorola announced that the budget friendly Motorola MOTOLUXE will be heading to Canada in Q2 of this year. As a friendly reminder, the Motorola MOTOLUXE is currently a Gingerbread powered device (ICS update under evaluation) and features a 4-inch touchscreen with a 480 x 854 resolution, an 800 mhz processor, 512mb of RAM, and an 8MP camera.
“With its stylish design and media features, MOTOLUXE is the perfect smartphone to complement our busy lives,” said David Petrou, sales director, Motorola Mobility Canada. “Not only does MOTOLUXE have the power of Android, it also has a fun, adaptive and easy-to-use user interface, a big vibrant screen and a sharp camera to help you capture your everyday life.”
No word on which carrier/s will offer the device or if the white version will be available but Q2 is just around the corner so we should have more details soon. We will fill you in as we learn more. To see the full press release jump past the break.
We’re back talking about N.O.V.A. 3 again. Last Wednesday we brought our readers an earlier video showing some awesome theatrical footage of the soon to be released action-adventure first person shooter. For real gamers that’s just not enough. We want to see straight up, real gameplay. This is the deciding factor when it comes to whether or not we’re really going to want to play this game. Straight from the Gameloft YouTube channel we have video of some great gameplay action. Looks like it’s sporting some great graphics and awesome action. Check out the video after the break!
The HTC One X has a number of great specs such as a 4.7-inch touchscreen at 720 x 1280 with Gorilla Glass protection, Android 4.0, Sense 4.0 (if you’re into that), a Quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 8mp rear facing and 1.3mp front facing cameras, NFC, and let us not forget Beats audio. Yes, this phone is stacked pretty nicely. Although I wonder if something could make it better? Possibly give its owner a whole new experience with their HTC One X. Well you who have been longing for this exact scenario can now take advantage of CyanogenMod 9.
At the beginning of the month we had the opportunity to attend Sprint and HTC’s announcement of the HTC Evo 4G LTE and even got to get a little hands on time with the device. Since then, we watched as Sprint fired up the reminder page for folks to sign up to receive an email when they start taking pre-orders on May 7th but we are still dying to know when the device will actually be released. According to the folks at Good and Evo, one of their “reliable” sources is telling them that the Evo 4G LTE has been “confirmed” for launch on Friday, May 18th and will actually arrive early in Sprint stores on the 14th. In addition to the suggested launch date, Good and Evo also stumbled across some Evo 4G LTE marketing materials (above and below) that should look similar to the ones that will be displayed inside Sprint retail locations.
LG has been in the cellphone game for as long as anyone else and their Android offerings from this past year have provided a nice boost to their global market share. Their development has been mainly divided between Android and Windows Phone, yet LG has not been very impressed with the results from their WP venture. “The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure“, LG explains.
The company has now stated that for the foreseeable future, they will solely focus on Android handsets and take an indefinite hiatus from WP. This seems to be good news for us Android lovers, however one must ask if this is indeed the best move for the company? At this time, LG would be the only major Android manufacturer that solely works with Android OS. Thankfully, LG’s repertoire of technology stretches to everything from HD TV’s to high efficiency washer and dryers, so putting all of their eggs in the Android basket shouldn’t make or break them. For such a large company, it just seems surprising to limit itself to Android only. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Many AT&T users are excited about getting their hands on the upcoming HTC One X that will be available on the carrier in a little over a week. As some of you have already figured out, the AT&T version of the One X isn’t entirely like its European cousins. The Euro One X has 32 GB of internal storage, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a few smaller upgrades that are lacking in the AT&T version. To be honest, AT&T’s One X is actually more like the international HTC One XL which is a dual-core, 16 GB, LTE version of the One X. However, HTC Australia states that their One XL also has 32 GB of storage on board, leaving many to wonder why AT&T couldn’t include more storage after all.
So why is AT&T’s One X different from all the rest? Truthfully because it’s not a One X at all, but a One XL that has been misbranded for obvious advertising benefits. However, that’s not the only reason why their One X has less storage. AT&T, like other companies, has conducted research in the past to find that 16 GB is more than enough storage space for the majority of their smartphone users. That, coupled with the fact that T-Mobile‘s recently released HTC One S also comes with 16 GB of storage and is currently $199 on contract makes the plot thicken.
So in an effort to keep the price competitive, it seems AT&T made the decision for less storage while keeping the best intentions of their customer’s wallets in mind. You can’t really knock them for trying to look out for you, can you? Then there’s always Sprint‘s Evo 4G LTE with micro SD card support for up to 32 GB of additional storage, which is perfect for those of you that are soon to be off contract and need a bigger trunk for your junk.
While Sprint owners can enjoy all that pure ICS goodness on the newly released Galaxy Nexus, they have yet additional reasons to be excited for the device: the arrivals of CM9 Nightly and ClockworkMod Recovery. The ClockworkMod Recovery, which is the gold standard in ROM management will be available in touch and classic flavors, while the CM9 Nightlies will offer up users daily dose of new Android 4.0 code. Keep in mind though that as exciting as the CM9 Nightlies release is for users, keep in mind the codes may not have been tested and do not have any changelogs, so owners of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus may encounter a significant bug or two (or three or four).
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