Google IO 2016 Coverage

Google Compare seeking to bring auto insurance comparisons to U.S.



It goes without saying that Google has its hands in many different ventures, from Fiber to Android, but the Google search engine is still their crowning achievement. For some time now, Google has been quietly working on dedicated price comparison searches, falling under the service of Google Compare (formerly called Google Advisor).

Our friends across the pond have had Google Compare more front-and-center than those of us in the U.S. If you were to type in the U.S., you’re taken to a page that only offers credit card comparisons; however, if you type in, you can see a much larger service being built. There are comparisons and quotes for travel insurance, mortgages, banking, and auto insurance. Read more

Can’t Remember The Specs Off Hand? Use Phone Genie.

When you’re in my line of work, being able to rattle off the specs of the latest and greatest device can come in handy and save you a ton of time.  Well, thankfully you don’t have to go far anymore to find out the screen size, CPU and version of that smartphone, you just need Phone Genie for Android.  The application is a great database for referring to the latest smartphone and tablet to hit any market.  The developer touts that the app will provide detailed info on phones made in the last 15 years.  The app taps into the vast database associated to GSMArena’s website, offering a smooth and easy to navigate UI.  Find what you need and what’s important accurately and quickly.  You can use the device to simply check out specs or you can use it to compare it to another device.

The biggest advantage of Phone Genie is that, it allows you to compare the features of 2 phones / tablets side by side, and decide which device is more suitable for you.

Hit the break to snag this highly all-important addition to the cell phone junkie’s arsenal.  There’s also a ton of screen shots for you and a video demo of the app in action.  As always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.   Read more

Five reasons a Samsung Galaxy Tab is a better idea than an Apple iPad

With tablets being the newest, latest and greatest thing in the mobile computing world, how is anyone supposed to choose which one to get? While it’s obvious which ones we here at TalkAndroid would choose over some others, I want to share with you my opinions on why you may want to pick a Samsung Galaxy Tab over an Apple iPad. Hit the break to get my top 5 list.

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Sprint Epic 4G tested against T-Mobile G2

Epic 4G vs G2

Comparing the T-Mobile G2 and the Sprint Epic 4G, we can see many similarities, as well as a few differences aside from them being two different manufacturers and carriers.

Download speeds are essentially the same, which was to be expected. Both smartphones have all the features you’d expect for an Android smartphone, but below we’ll highlight what you usually don’t see in feature spec details…processor speed tests and their results.

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Samsung Fascinate comparison charts

The guys over at droid-life have released some great comparison charts to pit the Samsung Galaxy S line up against the Fascinate and Epic 4G. If you’ve found yourself standing in front of a couple Samsung phones at upgrade time, mouth slightly agape, drool dripping from your mouth, then perhaps you should take a look at these charts and see what might be right for you. Full gallery below.

With this information in hand, which of these phones do you prefer? be sure to let us know in the comments!

[via droid-life]

Samsung Epic 4G and packaging pose for some exclusive leaked pics

One of our loyal readers was nice enough to snap some quick, exclusive pics of the new Smasung Epic 4G that arrived in-store today, and we’d like to share it with you. Pictures include the Epic itself, a shot of the packaging, and a side-by-side size comparison to the HTC EVO 4G.

Looks pretty good to us. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

[Thanks to Robert for sending this in!]

UPDATE: Looks like we have our actual unboxing up!

Video: 4G faceoff – HTC EVO vs Samsung Epic

As the days until the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint continue to dwindle, there’s a major question surfacing: with Sprint about to offer two 4G phones, which one is better? Sprint has released a video today of a video faceoff between the Samsung Epic and the HTC Evo. The video (obviously) highlights the features of the Epic over the EVO, touting its:

  • super AMOLED screen
  • physical keyboard
  • media capabilities to stream wirelessly to DLNA devices

So, as you can see, this is Sprint’s latest at gathering up some more hype before the release, which will hopefully be on August 21st, but we’ll see if that really ends up happening. Video after the break

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