ASUS Transformer Prime vs Transformer Pad TF300: benchmark battle

The Eee Pad Transformer Prime reigns supreme at the top of ASUS' tablet portfolio, but the newcommmer Transformer Pad TF300 has a lot to prove. This cheaper alternative to the flagship also has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a gigabyte of RAM and it's running Ice Cream Sandwich. The Transformer Prime is the better of the two tablets (unless you want GPS signals without a dongle) but is it $120 better? If you're a performance junkie, you're about to find out. Note that all tests were made on a Transformer Prime and Transformer Pad TF300 running unmodified Android 4.0.3.

Galaxy S III spotted in Samsung Kies

If you're an Android modder and you've had even a fleeting relationship with Samsung hardware, odds are pretty good that you've run across Kies, the company's desktop syncing and software flashing app. Kies keeps a database of all current Samsung Android devices, and you'll never guess what's just popped into it. Or maybe you will, since leaks seem to falling from the sky on this one: the Galaxy S III. Or more appropriately, the Galaxy S3, since that's what the phone is labelled in the application.

AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile approved by the FCC

Yesterday we reported that AT&T was currently looking to buy up spectum for their 4G LTE networks. Mainly to prepare for what was coming today, which was the FCC's approval to hand some of theirs over to T-Mobile. AT&T will be transferring some of their AWS spectrum to T-Mobile as part of the agreement from the failed merger earlier this year.

Galaxy S III beats all comers in AnTuTu benchmark

With the Samsung "next Galaxy" event fast approaching, news of the impending Galaxy S III is coming in from all over. The latest and certainly most interesting tidbit comes from the AnTuTu benchmark app, which keeps a database of the fastest devices that have used their app and servers. Lo and behold, the Galaxy S III showed up in the results today, smoking every other Android device yet tested. Yup, even the reigning king of processor performance, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

Google’s original Android tablet UI design revealed

In case you haven't been following along today. Google and Oracle are still knee-deep in battle and their lawyers have their work cut out for them. Lucky for us the lawsuit by Oracle is revealing all sorts of juicy information. From the original "Google Phone" in 2006, to the first ever revenue numbers of Android alone and more. All that and more can be seen below but check out this photo from 2010 revealing Google's initial tablet UI for Android.

Google trial shows first revenue numbers from Android

As the Google and Oracle trail continues we just keep seeing loads of interesting information regarding Google -- and more specifically Android. You could call this a treasure chest of information. While Google's earning calls quarterly always discusses revenue company-wide, this is showing earnings and numbers specific to Android.

Google vs Oracle lawsuit reveals first ‘Google Phone’ from 2006

Google and Oracle are currently in a huge legal spat over the Java code being used in Android. We've covered it briefly but it's all quite technical stuff. Today however during the hearings they've revealed the original "Google Phone" that was presented to carriers such as T-Mobile in 2006 - two years before the original G1 was released in 2008, and one year before the iPhone was launched in 2007.

Facebook for Android updated – takes over the app tray

Facebook for Android has seen a few updates this week in case you've missed them. While I wouldn't go as far as to call them progress -- they are making changes. Some for the better, and some for the worse. As if Facebook didn't consume too much of peoples lives already, now they've updated the app and added two more icons to our app tray. Instead of one Facebook icon on our phones, we now have three, or four. Seems excessive to me and I'm not a fan.