Many of us are itching to get our hands on Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The phone has so many cool features built-in, it’s easy to forget that Sammy is also putting out some nifty accessories to accompany their new flagship device. I’m most excited about the WiFi Display Hub enabling you to wirelessly connect your GSIII to your HD TV for some big screen video streaming and gaming action.
The videos below are a bit disappointing as the GSIII is nowhere to be seen, so the presenters just make assumptions about the function of each accessory. At least we get to see the actual size of each item, so here’s to hoping that we’ll get to actually see them in action soon. Hit the break to see some GSIII accessory monologues.
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE has been rumored to launch across all channels on June 21st and a recent shipment of marketing materials puts us right on track. Over the weekend, Verizon stores received the marketing poster you see above but unfortunately it wasn’t accompanied by an official release date or confirmed pricing. If we can believe an earlier leaked Verizon MAP then we could assume the device to be $149.99 on a two-year contract.
It’s been a little over a month since the device was announced at CTIA and we’ve already seen rumored release dates get pushed back so we are bound to see a release soon. Even though the newest rumored June 21st launch date seems appropriate we can’t say that anything is official until Verizon says so.
source: Droid Life
Golf fans will be happy to learn the USGA has released an Android app for the U.S. Open that looks like it will provide excellent coverage of events at The Olympic Club in San Francisco this week. The app features live video (US Only) for select holes plus on-demand video, real-time scores, news, photos, course details and player bios. The app also features live streaming ESPN radio covering every swing of the club, all completely free to users. Video and streaming radio are available on WiFi, edge, and 3G connections (we assume 4G as well), so there’s no excuse for fans to miss a single stroke. Hit the break for more images and a download link.
Flip phones may be so 2003, but Samsung is aiming to bring back the cool in flip phones by announcing the GT-B9120 for Chinese markets. This smartphone is labeled a device with dual displays placed both outside and inside the device. Both displays will come with a 3.5-inch screen with a 480 x 800 resolution. Moreover, the Gingerbread-powered smartphone will not slouch with its internals too. It will have a dual-core MSM8260 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, HSPA+ and a 5MP camera plus a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
While the device will certainly be found in China at some point this year, it’s unknown if it will land in stores here in the States— though we probably wouldn’t hold our breath on seeing it out here anytime soon.
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The upcoming ASUS PadFone may be taking its sweet time to arrive in stores across the U.S., but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out and grab one now. Thanks to the fine online retailer Negri Electronics those of us out here in the States now have an opportunity to own the sweet device. Negri has both the smartphone and tablet docking station listed for a king’s ransom of $860. Sounds like a lot of money, but consider this: customers are really getting two devices in one, so you could always spin the cost into a positive in order to justify making the purchase. Keep in mind that while the smartphone will be bundled with the tablet docking station, the keyboard dock is not included, so you’ll have to shell out additional cash if you want to own that accessory.
Now the question is how many of you all are going to get out and grab one of those puppies today?
source: Negri Electronics
The Galaxy Note 2 is also expected be similar in design to the Galaxy S III, while coming with premium bells and whistles too. It will likely arrive with more RAM (1.5GB is expected) and also feature an 8MP camera like the original. While 8MP may sound a bit disappointing, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to feature an improved lens and sensors which will result in improved photographs and video. And like the recently-released Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note 2 will likely feature S Beam, S Voice, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Smart Stay.
Just when we thought the hoopla with the Galaxy S III saga was over, we now have the possible mystery and excitement hovering over what looks to be the Galaxy Note 2. Make sure you stay tuned with Talk Android as we will continue to share news as we get it.
source: International Business Times
Polarbit is known for their popular Reckless Racing series, and now they are exploring beyond car racing with Red Bull for Red Bull X-Fighters 2012, a freestyle motocross game. The premise of the game is to be the best freestyle motocross rider by doing mid-air tricks and stunts on your bike. Different gestures perform different tricks while you accelerate and steer with on-screen controls.
Typically, sponsored games are never quite top echelon when it comes to gameplay and features, but Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 seems to be a notch above.
Hit the break for screenshots, a list of features, and gameplay video.
If you’re one of the 93.3% of Android users who aren’t yet rockin’ version 4.0 or up but still want to experience some of the look and feel of the stock ICS launcher now, you’re in luck. Holo Launcher is a real-deal ICS launcher, with various bits and bytes modified to make it run on any version of android 2.2 and above.
- ICS style icons, folders and drawer tabs
- Portrait and Landscape modes
- 7 icons per dock, 3 pages and infinitely scrollable
- Desktop previews via Home button
- Backup and restoring of settings
- and more…
This is a great option for those stuck on Froyo or Gingerbread but still hungry for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. The best part? Holo launcher is completely free, and available now in the Play store. There is also a beta version available as an in-app apk as well. To get in on the beta testing fun, head into the app, go to Launcher Settings > About Holo Launcher > Auto Check For Updates > Beta Version. You can get started by visiting either link below.
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