Category Archives: Android
Jolla’s CEO Jussi Hurmola told in the T3 magazine interview that Jolla will support Android based apps. He told that Jolla’s smartphones are going to get technology, which allows them to use Android based apps. Jolla’s smartphones are going to launch at the end of this year and they are going to get html5 and Qt apps support. “Android and iOS has been the same for 5 years now and our OS will be much more modern, and we believe that we can much better job than those”, Hurmola told the magazine.
Jolla has said that they are going to launch 2 MeeGo operating system smartphones at the end of the year. “3.5-inch display feels too small for the touch screen smartphones”, Hurmola told. That in mind i think Jolla is launching bigger 4-inch display smartphone by the end of the year.
LG’s competitior to Galaxy Note 3, Optimus Vu is released globally. The company released press release which states that they are going to launch Optimus Vu in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America this September. Theres one difference in this version compared to Korean one, Global version is using Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor. Optimus Vu has 5-inch 4:3 ratio IPS-display, 3G connectivity, 32Gb of internal memory, 8 megapixel rear end camera, 1.3 mp front facing camera and Android 4.0 Ica Cream Sandwich. You can read the full press release down below.
Largest LG Smartphone to Be Launched in
Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America
SEOUL, Aug. 20, 2012 -– On the heels of its successful debut in Korea and Japan, the Optimus Vu: will make its global debut starting in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. With the world’s first 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display, the Optimus Vu: blurs the line between traditional tablets and smartphones for a truly unique smart device experience.
Since its March debut in Korea, the Optimus Vu: has sold over 500,000 units, demonstrating public acceptance of its form-factor. The reception the device received in Korea prompted LG to launch the Optimus Vu: in Japan this month, where it has also been received positively by Japanese consumers.
For the global roll-out, the Optimus Vu: will be equipped with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor, the super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core with 5th battery-saver core, that offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements. 4 cores are used for high performance tasks such as games and multitasking. For voice call, email, music and video playback, only 5th battery-saver core is enabled and it consumes very less power.
When paired with the high-resolution 5-inch, 4:3 ratio IPS display, the Optimus Vu: becomes something special –- a device that’s both pocketable and spacious. The Optimus Vu: will come with an upgraded version of QuickMemo™ and Notebook, two features which make great use of the large display real estate.
“The different form factor makes Optimus Vu: unique even in the 5-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
Samsung has released Galaxy Note 2 teaser in YouTube, just ahead of their IFA convention. Director Wim Wenders is involved in trailer talking up “all things you can do in a blink of an eye, with Note 2″. You can clearly see new stylus in this video too. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is expected to launch in 29th of August, in IFA convention Berlin. Galaxy Note 2 is expected to be 5.5-inch phablet. You can check the Galaxy Note 2 teaser video down below.
ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 gets updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update is available now! ASUS informed this morning that Transformer Pad TF300 will get Jelly Bean update later, but as we know now the update has landed now. This might mean that ASUS Transformer Pad TF700 will get it too, but no information when. You can download the update to Transformer Pad TF300 from update section!
Have you rooted your Android device? You just got some great news. Cyanogen Mod 10 nightly builds is available for select devices. According to CyanogenMod Google+ page, CM10 nightly builds is available for the US Samsung Galaxy S3 variants, Original Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Nexus S, galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Nexus 7, Transformer and Transformer Prime tablets. Cyanogen also tells that they are updating the list of supported devices when they are ready, also updates for CM9 is coming.
Mexican Android site AndroidMX uploaded YouTube video, where they are showing Galaxy S3 running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This might mean that Samsung Galaxy S3 is the first non-nexus device to get this update. As seen in video theres not so much visual changes on the Samsung’s TouchWiz except Google Now. Samsung has already released statement which says that they are launching Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 at the end of August, but they did not say in which market. You can watch the video below and let me know what you think about this update!
Xiaomi Phone 2 was announced today at Beijing and it comes with price tag of $310. Device is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, device has 4.3-inch 720p IPS display by Sharp, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz Quad-core processor, 2Gb of RAM and 16Gb of internal storage. Battery is 2000mAh, but you can upgrade it to 3000mAh if you don’t mind 2mm added thickness. In front it has 2megapixel camera and rear it has 8megapixel camera, capable of recording 1080p video. You get also 5Gb of cloud storage with the device. The device is launched in October.
Samsung launched officially Galaxy Note 10.1 today in US. Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will hit retail stores tomorrow, August 16th, and pricing starts $499 for 16Gb model and $549 for 32Gb model. Only Wifi models available at this moment, but it’s believed that Samsung will offer cellular versions later. Galaxy Note 10.1 is packed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 2Gb of RAM, 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front camera. You can also expand the storage up to 64Gb with mircoSD. 10.1-inch display’s resolution is 1280×800 TFT LCD display. You can buy it in two colors, grey and white.
South Korean handset maker LG announced today that they have sold 5 million LTE smartphones worldwide. LG’s Optimus LTE, dubbed the first HD LTE smartphone, was the most popular handset selling around 2 million units. Optimus Vu big display phablet was also hugely popular selling 500,000 units. LG also told that theres more than 10 LG LTE smartphones available in those countries where LTE is available, including Japan, U.S, and some countries in Europe and Asia.
“Sales of global LTE smartphones are expected to increase ten-fold this year from last year,” Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Mobile Communications, said in a statement. “With that in mind, we are planning to introduce an even more impressive LTE lineup in the next several months second to none.”
According to Gartner’s report, LG was No. 5 in total smartphones sales. Just behind
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Official Pinterest app for Android has arrived. Pinterest confirms this at their Pinterest blog. Pinterest app for Android is available for Android smartphones and for Android tablets, and it works regardless of your device cost, speed or screen size. You can download Pinterest App here, and it’s available for iOS and Android devices.