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Viewsonic Introduces Their V430 Smartphone

Written on September 21, 2011 by Lulu

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Viewsonic introduces their newest Android-based smartphone called V430, which appears to be similar to the company's V350.

Viewsonic introduces their newest Android-based smartphone – the V430 – which looks like a larger cousin to the company’s V350. The two devices share the same Android 2.2 Froyo build, but the V430 jumps to a larger 4.3-inch display with WVGA resolution. Google’s mobile OS is paired with Viewsonic’s own ViewScene 3D UI overlay.

The new handset provides a standard set of smartphone features, including a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, a five megapixel primary camera, VGA front-facing camera and a 512MB of RAM.

ViewSonic V430 appears to be headed to Russia first. It still remains unclear if the said company will expand its launch plans.

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HTC Jetstream Tablet and LG Thrill 4G on Sale at AT&T

Written on September 05, 2011 by Lulu

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HTC Jetstream at $700 and LG Thrill 4G at $100 - both on contract - is now available in AT&T.

AT&T got one of their more important weekends ahead of the iPhone 5 with the arrivalof HTC Jetstream and LG Thrill 4G. The HTC Jetstream is not just the said carrier’s first LTE-based 4G tablet, but it also serves as the firms’ first 10-inch tablet outside of the iPad. This device features Android 3.2, combined with HTC’s first version of Sense interface for the tablet-native Google OS.

Meanwhile, the Thrill 4G will be an American version of the Optimus 3D. It goes along with supporting AT&T’s HSPA+ 3G bands.

Learn more about HTC Jetstream and Thrill 4G after the skip.

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Apple-rejected Panels, Used For iPad Clones

Written on July 04, 2011 by Lulu

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According to a report, panels that didn't meet Apple's requirements are being used to develop iPad clones by several Chinese manufacturer.

Based on a report from DigiTimes’ sources, rejected 9.7-inch IPS panels that didn’t meet Apple’s stringent requirements for developing the iPad 2 are being sold to China-based vendors. Sources pointed out that two main suppliers of the panels – LG Display and Samsung Electronics – shipped an estimated 12-15 million 9.7-inch IPS panels in the second quarter, while 7-9 million iPad 2s are projected to ship in the said timeframe.

Apple still have a long way to tap in the full potential of the tablet market in China, even though iPad has seen significant demand in the world’s most populated nation.

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T-Mobile’s Samsung Dart t499 Now Available

Written on June 16, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Few weeks ago, the forthcoming arrival of T-Mobile's Samsung Dart has been one of the hottest issues on the market. But yesterday, it seems that the rumors just ended as T-mobile officially announced that the Dart is already up for grabs.

June 15, 2011 – The Samsung Dart, also known as the Samsung t499, has been released in the market with the means of the T-mobile company. This “compact, stylish and affordable Android phone that provides customers the essential features they want from a smartphone”, can be purchased for FREE with a 2-year contract on T-Mobile.

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LG T-Mobile G2x Phone Officially Unveiled, Coming ‘Later This Spring’

Written on March 22, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From smartphones to 'superphones,' this dual-core powered LG T-Mobile G2x is set to enter the phone arena by storm this spring.

LG’s T-Mobile G2x phone with Google has been officially unveiled and it boasts to be among the first in an uprising ‘superphone segment.’ Armed with a 4G speed on America’s largest 4G network, a 1Ghz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, architecture a 4-inch touchscreen display plus preloaded apps, the T-Mobile G2x phone is poised to thunder the smartphone industry with stellar speed and performance. Too bad it only has Android 2.2 Froyo, but the hopes of having it upgraded to Gingerbread or even Honeycomb shouldn’t be singled out. The device is set for a release ‘later this spring.’

Hit the break to check out the preloaded apps once you get the LG T-Mobile phone!

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Creative ZiiO 7-inch Tablet Upgrades to Android 2.2 Froyo

Written on March 21, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Creative ZiiO tablets just got yummier with Froyo. Let's hope it'll go Honeycomb soon.

Somewhere in the vast territories of the tablet-kingdom, a handful of Creative ZiiO tablets are out there waiting for some good news to arrive. Well, they need not to wait any further. Creative Technology Ltd. has announced that they’re upgrading its Creative ZiiO 7″ Android-based tablet to Android 2.2 Froyo on March 25. Current owners will be able to download the upgrade for free via support.creative.com or ZiiO Space portals found on the tablets. The 10″ owners, on the other hand, can expect the upgrade sometime around April. This is good news indeed, but do you know what would make as better news? Upgrade the tablets to Honeycomb instead!

Hit the break to see what else is new with the Creative ZiiO 7-inch tablet once the upgrade kicks in!

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HTC Thunderbolt to Strike March 17, LTE Coming to Verizon Customers

Written on March 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt will shatter the smartphone skies this March 17.

The wait is almost over! HTC Thunderbolt is about to strike Verizon Wireless stores this March 17, and it brings 4G and LTE along in its thundering entrance. Powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 Froyo, the Thunderbolt is set to rock the industry down to its core with a generous price of $249.99 on a two-year contract. But the biggest news around here is that Verizon is offering an unlimited LTE data plan for an additional $30.00 a month.

Hit the break to view the complete specs of the HTC Thunderbolt!

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Top 5 Free Android OS Games for Your Smartphones

Written on March 12, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Android OS may look like it means business on the outside, but deep inside, it's got loads of fun games that will make you forget that Infinity Blade is still on the iOS.

The Google Android OS isn’t particularly the hub where people can get the best gaming apps usually available to the iPhone. Though we’re still hoping for developers to make Android versions of their hit titles like Infinity Blade, Mirror’s Edge, Plants vs. Zombies, there are other games on the Android OS that may tickle our fancy and perhaps make us forget how awesome the iPhone OS games are even for just a moment. We’ve all come to admit that Google Android OS is more business or utility driven, but that doesn’t mean Google doesn’t know how to have some superficial, mind-numbing fun, right?

Hit the break to check out 5 of the best Android games available on the Android Market to date.

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Android Amazon Appstore Possibly Launching This March

Written on March 02, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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"Launching this month! Amazon Appstore for #Android" ---Millennial Media tweet

There’s no stopping the arrival of the Amazon Appstore for Android, but the question “When will come out?” still hangs in the air. But maybe we can see some shining light over a tweet by ad network Millennial Media which says that the said appstore is “launching this month.” Millenial Media also shared a couple of things about the Amazon.com – Android team-up and how it would be a “great opportunity” for developers to strut their apps. Unfortunately no particular details were shared.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb Statue Now Up at Google Office

Written on March 01, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Eclair to Froyo, to Gingerbread, to Honeycomb. The arrival of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb statue at the Google California campus was satisfyingly delicious.

California, the Honeycomb has landed. We repeat, the Honeycomb has landed and the bee and the android has arrived with it. In Google’s own unique way of inducting their new Android mobile OS to the family, the gigantic company has finally erected the Android 3.0 Honeycomb statue as it makes its stand next to its predecessors, the Eclair, the Froyo and the Gingerbread. If you happen to come around California, then it would be a great idea to drop by Building 44 Google’s California campus, where the statue makes its stand and signals the herald of the new OS.

Hit the break to see how the brilliant people of Google installed the gargantuan sculpture.

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