Author Archives: Cory Gunther


Moto X headed to Cricket Wireless next

The popular and customizable Moto X smartphone is already available from all major US carriers. Verizon to even T-Mobile (at least online) and now it appears that a few smaller carriers are up next. Some images have appeared showing a fifth carrier, Cricket Wireless, could be next to offer the impressive USA-built smartphone.

Intel Bay Trail quad-core processors set to bring power to Android tablets

Intel has struggled with the mobile markets, but their new chip today aims to fix that. Earlier this year Intel released their new Haswell 4th gen processors which finally brought serious power and battery life to laptops and ultrabooks. Today they company announced their new hybrid chip for laptops and tablets both called Bay Trail, which they hope can deliver the same boost to mobile devices.

Samsung’s Tizen OS 3.0 spotted on the Galaxy S4

The idea behind Samsung ditching Android in the future is nothing new, and we've heard reports, tips, and rumors on this for a long while. However, lately their Tizen OS has been getting a lot of attention. Some say it's been shelved, but recently it was reportedly spotted running quite smooth on the companies current Android flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

AT&T closes deal with Verizon, buys $1.9 billion in LTE spectrum

This week AT&T and Verizon Wireless have closed a business deal that will see the companies swap some 4G LTE. In a deal reportedly worth roughly $1.9 billion, AT&T has just bought tons of spectrum from Verizon Wireless. The two first agreed to the deal back in January as Verizon was snapping up spectrum from others, and now it's a done deal. Read on to see how this will improve AT&T's offering.

iPhone 5C vs HTC One: Plastic and aluminum battle it out

Apple announced two brand new smartphones today. Those being the iPhone 5S with a new processor technology, better camera, and a fingerprint scanner. They also detailed their new iPhone 5C (cheap, color, consumer) smartphone with lower specs, tons of color options, and a wallet-friendly $99 price tag. It might sound like a good deal, but lets compare it to the HTC One and other Android phones.

Apple A7 and M7 CPUs come to contextually compute: Motorola X8 on watch

With smartphones these days we've been seeing a trend of faster processors with more cores. Things like 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800's to Samsung's 8-core CPU and more. Do we really need all of that on a smartphone in our pocket? A few manufactures don't think so. Motorola last month unveiled their new Moto X and DROID lineup with a dual-core (8 chip) X8 computing system, and now it appears Apple has something similar with their new iPhone 5S.

Amazon Kindle smartphone for free rumors denied, at least until 2014

Last week a big rumor hit the web regarding the folks from Amazon finally releasing a Kindle smartphone. The idea behind Amazon making a smartphone wasn't new, but the part about it being free off-contract certainly was a biggie. It was reported that they'd offer it completely free, and use a satellite network instead of standard carriers we're familiar with. Well, that all could be false.