Mobile World Congress we're enjoying all sorts of smartphones, tablets, and Android-powered gadgets. One thing that we're seeing plenty of is accessories too. Today we got a few minutes with LG's latest offering, and they are calling it the LG Pocket Photo Printer. It's a little big for a pocket but works quite well so read on for all the details.
Monthly Archive: May 2013
The Weather Channel app arrived in the Google Play Store a short while back. That update brought the app up to version 4.0.1 which included numerous improvements such as faster maps, more detailed forecasts, a refresh button, optimization for tablets and more. The update also brought some improved focus on the in-app advertising. But before we get into that, it looks like Cameron Clayton, president of the Weather Company's digital division has recently been talking about that update, and why it came now.
Jelly Bean for the original Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX has been somewhat of a mystery. After the company did an excellent job updating their RAZR HD and RAZR M, the original RAZR owners have been stuck waiting. Today however we have good news that the official beta (soak test) for the update has started, and hopefully it will be rolling out to all users soon.
Star Wars edition of Angry Birds and it looks like we will soon have some pinball. The game is being released by Zen Studios and will arrive as Star Wars Pinball. Some may recognize the Zen Studios name as the company behind Zen Pinball HD which is already available in the Google Play Store.
ASUS unveiled the Fonepad tablet during Mobile World Congress and to put this simply, this is a 7-inch tablet with full-phone support. They are pushing the Fonepad as being for the person that wants the key features from a smartphone and tablet, but only want to carry one device. While one may have some guesses as to what each of those key features would be, ASUS clarifies things by saying the "voice communication features of a smartphone and the entertainment opportunities afforded by a tablet."
Samsung announced another device that will be headed to the market with Android to connect with all their smartphones and tablets. It's called the Samsung HomeSync media set-top box and today we've got a quick hands-on with it. This isn't Google TV, instead Samsung's using this to integrate their Android-toting devices deeper into our lives, and living rooms.
announced their new Galaxy Note 8.0 back a few days ago, we only received a brief moment of hands-on time with the new tablet. Today however while roaming the Mobile World Congress halls we couldn't help but stop by for a second look and to run some benchmarks. We wanted to see what this 8-inch tablet that also doubles as a phone could do with that quad-core processor under the hood.
NVIDIA recently shared details on the Tegra 4 optimized version of Zombie Driver and as of today they have announced an additional five Tegra 4 optimized game titles. These latest five include Burn Zombie Burn, Carie: Blood Mansion, RPG CODEX, Dead on Arrival 2 and RU Golf. NVIDIA hasn't offered anything in terms of a timeline of when these games can be expected to arrive -- however without a release date for the Tegra 4, a release date for the games suddenly seems a bit less important.
Google will be opening up their own retail stores to compete with the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft in the real world. Reports suggested Google had multiple plans and they'd be opening retail stores before the end of 2013 for their devices, and Project Glass.
Google has recently announced the v3.0 release of the Google Play Services. And while some of this may be more developer oriented, these changes and new features will filter down towards the end user. In fact, some of these new features sound like they will make things a bit easier and more convenient for the end user. Just to begin with, Google Play Services v3.0 brings Google+ Sign-In and over-the-air app downloads from a website.