April 20, 2012

Carly goes from sweet and innocent to the bad ass we always knew she could Be


Over the years carriers have used a variety of celebrities and clever commercials to entice you to join the carrier. T-Mobile is no different. When Carly first hit the stage the geek guys drooled. She was attractive, and looked hot in pink. The commercials were usually pretty funny and many of them poked fun at AT&T. That was the part I loved the most. With a new year already a 1/3 of the way over, it seems T-Mobile is changing their direction. Aiming at making Carly the bad ass we all … [Read more...]

LG’s Google TV Equipped 3D LED TV’s Could Ship As Early As This Week


  After being shown off at CES this year, LG was one of a few manufacturers ushering the new era of Google TV’s. Only problem was, without any specific launch details, many have been left wondering exactly when to expect these all new GTV equipped 3D televisions. Well, it looks like a Korean financial firm has it on good authority that the the first wave of LG Google TV’s could be hitting US stores as early as this week and priced at $ 1,600 and $ 2,100 for 47-inch and 55-inch sizes, … [Read more...]

Could Google sell Motorola handset division to Huawei?


Quickly closing in on a year since Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility the deal remains unclosed. But getting the necessary approvals and finalizing the $ 12.5 billion purchase is really only the beginning. The jury is still out on what Google plans to do with Motorola once they assume control of the company. The decision to buy the company was made mostly on patents — Motorola’s 17,000 or so would be a big help in defending Google and its Android operating system from legal … [Read more...]

LG D1L rumored to feature 4.7-inch HD display and Snapdragon S4, could launch as Galaxy S III competitor in May


Though LG seemed content to stick with the lineup unveiled at Mobile World Congress, it now looks like those won’t be the only handsets we see from the Korean manufacturer this year. In an apparent bid to go head-to-head with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III and newly release HTC One X a new handset has surfaced with a potential May release date. The phone, known as the LG D1L internally, will features a 4.7inch display with 720p resolution and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4. The D1L will … [Read more...]

Highly Rated Apps and Games Could Be Due to Violations of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk System


  Uh oh. It looks like a developer was caught red-handed breaking policies detailed in terms of use statements in both Google and Amazon software. Game developer Noosoft Games used Amazon’s Mechanical Turk system, a system which allows companies to pay everyday users for doing menial and tedious tasks, to get users to rate one of their games in the Google Play Store  A user would be paid $ 1.35 for successfully completing the task. Something like this affects the integrity of … [Read more...]

NVIDIA CEO: $199 Tegra 3 tablets could be a reality by summer


At CES NVIDIA and ASUS unveiled a 7-inch tablet with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The specs aren’t exactly special at this point in the game, but the pricing model was. The new slate would be hitting shelves at $ 250. Since then, rumors of the device becoming a Nexus-branded ASUS tablet in partnership with Google have mucked things up a bit, potentially driving the price to as low as $ 150 while sacrificing certain hardware elements that may or may not include the Tegra 3 chipset. Whether … [Read more...]

Samsung GT-I9300 said to be mid-range but packing dual cores, could launch in May


Remember this guy? It’s the Samsung T-I9300 and the umpteenth image to show up with some sort of claim tying it to the upcoming Galaxy S III. However, in this case a Galaxy S III it is not. As we suspected when the picture first appeared online last week, the phone in question is now said to be a mid-tier device falling in the Galaxy M range (remember Samsung’s new device nomenclature?). But for the GT-I9300 to be considered a step down form top-of-the-line, the Galaxy S III must have some … [Read more...]

Japan could lose Google’s Autocomplete Functionality


Google’s auto-complete ability built into Google Search can be a very handy little tool for many users. For others, it is being addressed as a breach of privacy. That is what happened in Japan recently. A Japanese court approved a petition by a man in the country who claims Google’s Auto-Complete is violating his privacy. How is that possible?? Apparently when the man types his name into the search it is auto-correcting and linking the results to crimes that he didn’t commit. Should … [Read more...]

Could this be Samsung’s 11.6″ Galaxy Tab?


  Unlike most Android manufacturers, Samsung seems intent on retaining its strategy to manufacture hundreds of variants of devices that vary in the tiniest of manners. After creating something like a gazillion tabets in the 7-to-9 inch range, they seem to be interested in testing the upper limit on tablet sizes if the rumors of the 11.6 inch tablet are to be true. Although there hasn’t really been any solid basis for the rumor, which first originated at BGR,  Android and Me found … [Read more...]

Shopping For A Used Phone? PocketESN (And These Tips) Could Make Back Alley Craigslist Deals A Little Easier


  As an Android nerd and 2-year Sprint customer, one of the biggest cons I’ve found from being with a CDMA carrier is the sometimes painful process of swapping or purchasing used devices. Aside from the initial device I receive when signing up for a 2-year agreement, my devices are almost always obtained through face-to-face meetings with sellers on Craigslist. A few quick protips I’ve learned through the years are: Always bring a friend Have them video record the transaction … [Read more...]

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