While today’s big news is truly Apple’s iPad reveal in California, we still find ourselves inclined to take a look over at CeBIT in Hannover to see what is new for the potential competition. A little known company called Yitoa is showing off an Android 4.0 tablet that is set to sell for a curiously low price of $120. The M9704, as it’s called, is by no means a spec to spec competitor to Cupertino’s latest, but it does hold its own as a budget Android tablet. (more…)
Google’s Android operating system is still due to see its public release of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, the next major update for the platform. The search engine giants have been hinting at a Q4 release this year but nothing is concrete yet; even so, speculation has emerged pointing towards the yet-to-be-released Android 5.0′s successor which will seemingly be called ‘Key Lime Pie’.
Last week we talked about a rumor that Samsung would be holding its Galaxy S III launch event in April. Initially when Samsung was asked about the rumor they declined to comment. Today, Samsung officially denied the rumor through their twitter account. The post translates to two things: The rumored Press Release dates for the Galaxy S III are not true, and the actual launch event date will be announced via Twitter first. (more…)
According to a report from the Korean news site ZDnet, Samsung will be having its Galaxy S III launch event in London sometime in April. The rumor sprouted after an employee of Cheil Worldwide, the marketing firm that handles Samsung’s marketing campaigns, said that Samsung would be holding the event in London and that the device would be on sale shortly after. (more…)
HTC’s Sense is one of the most unique and recognizable skins on Android devices; almost every device HTC makes is layered with Sense. A lot of things about Sense are, while useful, strictly proprietary – developers have little chance to use the tools melded into the skin. Now HTC has released a set of APIs that fix a little of that. (more…)
Toshiba is bringing the gorgeous Honeycomb tablet we have discussed before to the US on March 6th. The Toshiba Excite 10 LE ditches the stylings and the naming convention of the previous Thrive series of Android tablets. The Excite comes with a 10.1-inch LED backlit display grafted onto a chassis that clocks in at just .3 inches. Pricing and full specs come after the break.
Sony’s Tablet P, a dual-screened, folding Android tablet, is coming to AT&T with 4G this March 4th, according to a press release fashioned by AT&T. The quirky device has been available in the UK as the Tablet S2 since November of 2011 for an impressive asking price of £500 (or $795). Fortunately, if you’re looking to pick up the device from AT&T stores you’ll be spending a little less – $400 with a two year contract or $550 without. (more…)
It’s no secret that Intel wants to make an Android future for itself with its Medfield processors. This is only evidenced further by Intel’s announcements at MWC. During their time onstage, Intel detailed three smartphone-friendly atom chips that we should expect to see in future devices. (more…)
Sony’s appearance at MWC ushered in two new phones, and a few interesting announcements. Sony has expanded its Xperia catalogue, showing the new Xperia P and Xperia U phones. They also announced that the Sony Ion and Xperia S were going to be shipped worldwide, and that they will be launching the largest brand advertising campaign they have run for years. We already know about the Xperia S and the Ion, so let’s dig into what the new phones offer. (more…)
HTC kicked off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with a bang. The Taiwanese giant unveiled the One series of phones. The One series ushers in HTC’s newest high-end phones, new innovations include improved camera software and hardware, a new hardware design that eschews aluminum builds for Nokia Lumia-like polycarbonate, and a Sense 4.0 that will be slathered over Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC announced three phones in the One series, the X, the S, and the V.