Monthly Archive: December 2013
xda-developers offering up the apk file for the tweaked, refreshed music software along with a video of the app in action if you're not quite brave enough to try it out on your handset. The new app has a browser more reminiscent of the gallery than the old music software, though the currently available file lacks the media streaming functionality Google showed off back at Google I/O 2010 earlier in the year. [youtube glFiw1ex7oY] [via BGR; Thanks Ward!]
Korea Times reports that the second generation Galaxy Tab may be debuting at CES next week. The only people that will make angry are the folks that have only recently purchased the original Galaxy Tab and are now faced with the prospect of a new tablet with better performance hitting the market.
Galaxy S at Mobile World Congress in February 2011. According to Korean news site The Chosun Ilbo, Samsung has officially acknowledged that the so-far unnamed smartphone will launch at MWC, though has stopped short of confirming specifications for the handset. However, it's expected to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and include NFC wireless, as with the Samsung-made Nexus S. Samsung is also expected to slot a dual-core processor into the Galaxy S2, rather than the Galaxy S's single-core 1GHz Hummingbird chip, together with a gyroscope. [via Samsung Hub]
Xperia Play and right before that we picked up a rumor that the smartphone could be landing in March.
Folio 100 tablet, with update v.2.2.5.0053 expected to address the responsiveness and multimedia processing issues which prompted retailer PC World to yank the slate from shelves. According to The Tech Blog, the new firmware does indeed address much of the lag. However, reports from xda-developers suggest that this isn't quite enough to bring the Folio 100 fully up to scratch, with the tablet still prone to going into deep sleep mode and demanding a reboot to get it working once more. The new firmware also lacks the Flash Player 10.1 plugin, which has to be installed separately.
1) screen/soft-touch responsiveness 2) lag fixes 3) Most importantly Pinch-and-Zoom capability for web-browsing and others. 4) Improved viewability (I think) 5) Smoother video/audio processing.
Cowon has outed its latest PMP, and as was rumored earlier in the year, the new Cowon D3 Plenue runs Android 2.1. Fronted by a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, the D3 Plenue has WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, an HDMI port and a T-DMB digital TV tuner. It also has a huge list of codec support and, we're guessing, lives up to Cowon's tradition of audiophile-quality sound. Three versions will be on offer, in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities (with a microSD card slot if you want to add more) but there's no word on pricing or release dates at this stage. [gallery] [via SlashGear]
Dungeon Defenders is a new 3D game that's mixes tower defense gameplay with some RPG elements. It's graphics are incredibly impressive for a mobile phone game and it's definitely worth checking out. You can see a the launch trailer (iOS) below which will give you a good idea of what gameplay will be like: [youtube]njKRC51s4qc[/youtube] The game is available for only $2.99 which is well worth it and it's worth noting that because it comes in at over 600 MB it will take you longer than the 15 minute refund window to download it, so make sure you really want it - who wouldn't - and that your device is suggested which is detailed below: Suggested Devices: Best: All Tegra 2 Based Devices High-End: Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S phones Mid-Range: T-Mobile G2, Droid X, Droid 2 Minimum Requirements: 512 MB RAM (256 free at runtime) GPU capable of OpenGL ES 2.0 Android 2.1 800 Mhz CPU or greater recommended SD card with at least 600 MB free storage [Via Android And Me]