News tagged ‘android’
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Dell's Project Ophelia, which is an Android-based computer that operates from a hardware dongle, is slated for launch this July for US$100. Dell showcased Project Ophelia at CES in January this year. The dongle plugs into any device with a HDMI port and turns it into a PC.
Friday, 17 May 2013
It's not the first time we've seen a white Nexus 4 in the wild, but Android and Me says that they managed to snag one at the Google I/O conference and that it will reportedly be available on the Google Play Store on June 10th.
HP's first Android product, the Slate 7 tablet, will be available in Singapore from June 6th. First announced at MWC 2013 in February, the Slate 7 is powered by an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a 7" FFS+LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Google has announced a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs stock Android. Priced at US$649, it will be available on the Google Play store on June 26. It's unknown at the moment if this device will be sold in other markets.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Sundar Pichai has given Wired his first interview ever after taking over Andy Rubin as head of Android. In the interview, Pichai talks briefly about the future of Android and Chrome OS, Facebook Home, Kindle Fire, Samsung and Firefox OS.
According to rumors, AT&T will be discontinuing the HTC First flagship Facebook Home phone amidst poor sales and lackluster response from customers.
Monday, 13 May 2013
According a Q1, 2013 report by Canalys, 59.5 percent of all smart devices in the market -- 308.7 million smartphones, tablets and notebooks -- were running Google's Android operating system. Apple was in second place with a 19.3 percent market share and Microsoft had a market share of 18.1, just slightly behind Apple.
A leaked Google Play Services (v3.1.36) update file contains codes that hint at a new multi-player social gaming network called Google Games. This new gaming network (expected to be revealed during Google I/O) will be similar to Apple's Game Center for iOS and Microsoft's Xbox Live for Xbox, which includes leaderboards, achievements and more.
Friday, 10 May 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, Apple managed to regain fifth place in the Chinese mobile market with an eight percent market share. For the last two quarters in 2012, it was languishing in 6th place, while Samsung remained firmly in the top spot with a 20 percent market share.
Friday, 3 May 2013
3DMark for Android has been updated to version 1.0.2-1109. While most of the changes in this update are minor, Ice Storm Extreme's Physics test now runs at 720p to ensure the result is not influenced by the GPU. As a result, devices with low-end GPUs may see an increase in scores.