On our sister site, TeleRead, Chris Meadows has long lamented the lack of an iPod Touch alternative on Android. He’d speculated earlier this year that a cheap Android phone might be the way to go, and recently he took the plunge and bought one. He also got rid of his iPad and is now a straight Android user.
Google unveiled the Android 4.4 KitKat, which was designed to run on older devices with low-end specifications and with RAM as low as 512MB. After this news, a majority of people hoped that manufacturers will update their low-cost devices to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately, there’s no such news from any OEM, but a leaked internal document mentioned Samsung will update several of its old devices to Android 4.4 KitKat.
The age of the physical QWERTY keyboard-toting handhelds is long gone, despite BlackBerry’s best efforts, however that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect a retro-looking little gizmo to pop up here and there from time to time.
Recently, Oppo announced that its flagship Oppo N1 with a rotatable camera will hit the shelves in global markets including America and Europe starting December 10th for $599.
We’ve seen several leaked images of the Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 in the past few weeks. The leaks intensified this week when we spotted Nokia Lumia 929 with Verizon branding from Mexican shores.
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High-end, crazy big, uber-expensive slabs of silicon may no longer be all the rage, as “Mini” devices are catching on and growing in mainstream popularity by the day. Hot on the heels of the Galaxy S4 mini, HTC One mini and Sony Xperia Z1 f (aka Z1S, or mini), comes the Asus PadFone mini, a diminutive version of the quirky phone/pad hybrid that’s recently reached its fourth generation.
With CES 2014 right around the corner, I needed a backpack to carry all of my essentials, daily, for an entire week. Everything else I own is in the form of a sling or messenger bag. Those can be killer on the shoulders for extended periods of time.
Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, now US Cellular and up next Sprint. That’s where you should look for Android 4.4 KitKat on Motorola’s Moto X, while the undervalued Republic Wireless version will reportedly have to wait until “early 2014”.
When the PowerPot first launched on Kickstarter, it turned into a huge success. Huge. Now the company is back on Kickstarter again with a newer level of “huge”. The PowerPot X and XL feature the same thermoelectric generation, but in a bigger size with more power.
Last month, Samsung released the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S3, which turned out to be a big mess and forced the Korean OEM to pull he update due to wide range of issues. Today, Samsung resumed the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update and we’re hoping that they’ve fixed all the known issues and bugs that were present in the previous firmware such as inconsistent WiFi issues, very poor battery life, laggy performance, complete lock-up of the device on lock screen.