Monthly Archive: December 2013
LG Optimus 3D has leaked, though the identity of the mysterious smartphone - or, indeed, it's expected glasses-free 3D display - have not been confirmed. According to Phandroid's tipster the smartphone has a touchscreen larger than 4-inches - likely to be 4.3-inches like the Desire HD - together with a "dual-core processor and multi-channel RAM." Given the Optimus 2X runs on NVIDIA's Tegra 2, it doesn't seem too unlikely that LG would have picked the same chip for the Optimus 3D; still, we'll have to wait until the expected debut at MWC 2011 to find out for sure. Android Community will be at the Barcelona show bringing back all the details!
has announced pricing and availability for the Dell Streak 7, which will go on sale on February 2 2011. The 7-inch 4G HSPA+ Android slate will be priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement (and following a $50 mail-in rebate). As promised, that's significantly less than the rumored pricing that circulated earlier this month. More information - plus a sign-up notifier - at T-Mobile's update page here.
DigiTimes reports that ASRock is set to enter the tablet PC market in Q2 2011. The entry will come with lots of help from Pegatron Technology, the parent company of ASRock.
Canalys has announced the results of its smartphone market data for Q4 2010. According to the data Android is the world's leading smartphone platform. Shipment of Android smartphones globally for the quarter hit 32.9 million with Symbian devices biting at Android's shiny metal butt with 31 million units shipped.
WSJ's sources, Google is hiring software engineers, product managers, user-interface experts and others with Android app concepts, as well as re-purposing existing staff, to significantly broaden the number and quality of mobile apps they offer. The new strategy is apparently intended to further take on Apple, which has a strong reputation for solid in-house apps. Some of the new Google titles would be Android-specific, the sources claim, but not all, and Google will bankroll small teams with product-manager Benjamin Ling supposedly taking responsibility for overall management of the project.
showing up in Korea last month, courtesy of K-Pop star Seungri, the G-Slate has now cropped up again in a MysteryGuitarMan video. The two cameras get another brief showing, this time separated with a "with Google" metal band similar to what's on the back of the Optimus 2X, along with an LED flash and a smudge of ports across the bottom. Beyond that we're left enjoying the music and puzzling the strategy. [youtube XrOGWnyaYkE] [via Engadget]