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.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
G1 was released in 2008, and one year before the iPhone was launched in 2007.
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.
Sony came right out and made their intentions very clear for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Stating that all Xperia smartphones from 2011 would receive the update to the latest and greatest OS from Google. While they've already started these upgrades for many Nordic countries, today they've update their blog with additional details.
Galaxy Tab, the original Galaxy S, and a few others will never officially see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from Samsung. Instead they'll be getting the hotly discussed Samsung "value pack" instead that will bring ICS-like features to the aging devices. Today that update appears to be ready.