As cellphones grow large in size day by day, the screen quality used is getting more and more important. Gone are the days when a simple LCD would have sufficed. Today manufactures are trying to gain competitive advantage over others through new technologies used in touch screens such as Super LCD, Reality display, Nova display, Retina display and what not. Pretty much every manufacturer has its own trademark name for the kind of screen technology they use. However, agree or disagree, no one has a bigger advantage over others through LCD technology alone than Samsung with its Super AMOLED and Super AMOLED Plus displays. It’s the stand out feature in all their cellphones and it makes other manufacturers look in envy. And it’s about to get a whole lot better with the arrival of Super AMOLED HD.
I think by now we’re all aware of the fact that Google will unveil a new Nexus phone some time later this year running Android 4.0. Unfortunately that’s pretty much all we know for now. Whoever’s doing the job of keeping this phone a secret ought to be rewarded. That however wont stop the rumor mill from churning out saucy news every now and then and if this latest one is to be believed, we might see the new Nexus phone this October with some pretty hefty specs.
HTC Sensation? Galaxy SII? Suddenly all that seems primitive in the wake of what the Chinese have unveiled today. The super phone called Xiaomi Phone comes preinstalled with MIUI which needs no introduction. The ROM, available for almost any major Android phone, has a user base of nearly 500,000 and updates for it are released on weekly basis. Now onto the hardware which is what makes this phone just that much more special.
It’s a terrible time to look for a cellphone if you’re a fashion conscious person or someone who carries a phone more as an accessory than a gadget and wouldnt be caught dead with a boring looking phone. The world is full of dull, monotonous looking cellphones and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. HTC however might just have felt the plight of these few individuals and if these leaked pics are genuine, we might see a new Android smartphone that skimps on specs but not on looks.
Not much else to say really except that Sensation owners in different parts of Europe are now getting the latest Android update on their phones. 2.3.4 update brings video calling to gTalk primarily. And if I were a Sensation owner I’d pray for a few bug fixes and performance enhancements that seems to plague quite a few Sensations.
Only unbranded phones are getting the update for now. Carrier dependent phones can hope to get the update pretty soon although I wouldn’t hold my breath on it.
With HTC’s financial bliss making headlines recently, it was only a matter of time before they used a chunk of it for something major, 300 million $ to be precise. The cash in question is being used to buy a sizable percentage of Beats Electronics. For the audio illiterate amongst us, Beats by Dr. Dre is a line up of high quality (debatable) headphones/earphones and with HTC really pushing the audio ante in all their recent phones with technologies such as SRS and Dolby, one can only wonder what the Taiwanese company has in store for us with the latest partnership. Read more for the full press release!
HTC Mazaa, a while back was one of those sensationalist devices with bloated specs. What made it wishful thinking rather than a realistic possibility? A presence of a 12MP camera. A 12MP camera is a bit of a rarity these days and the only phone I can think of from the top of my head is the stunning N8 (stunning camera that is).
HTC announced at the beginning of June that they’d be making Sense opensource by giving developers access to its APIs and that the whole process would be part of their upcoming developer website. The said website, HTCDev.com is now online and running and it includes plenty of goodies for developers.
While the rest of world has been basking in the glory of Samsung’s latest god phone, the Galaxy S II, people in USA have not been so lucky. The phone is not available on any carrier and the only way to get it is to pay full price (650$) for a SIM version and use it on a compatible network. However it looks like their prayers have been answered and a variant of Galaxy S II is ‘almost’ on its way to T-Mobile all ready for the Americans to cuddle up. The phone in question is the Samsung Hercules and it comes with some pretty hefty specs and rather familiar looks. Read more to find out!
Previously it was revealed in Toronto that the Samsung Hercules will be coming to Canada through Telus. Now the 4.5″ smartphone is coming to T-Mobile aswell but its branded as a Galaxy SII which means this is a variant of the SGSII and not an all new smartphone.As revealed earlier the smartphone has a 1.Ghz Dual core processor, 8MP camera that can shoot 1080p, a 4.5″ screen and a 4MBPS HSPA+ radio.