Author Archives: John Hoff


Ematic outs dual-core Kitkat tablet at low, low price point

How many tablets do you know of that can provide you a good Android 4.4 Kitkat performance for under USD$100? Not a lot, we know. But Ematic is trying to get to this specific market by launching the EGD172, a 7-inch tablet that has specs you’d probably expect from this price range – nothing to write home about, but enough to probably secure a place as a Kitkat tablet for emerging markets.

LG G Vista officially confirmed for Verizon, AT&T

The LG G Vista – if the leaks were to be believed – was supposed to be a “mini” version of one of LG’s higher tier phones, and that’s what it’s actually turning out to be as the confirmations are streaming in. The new LG phone has now been semi-confirmed for Verizon and AT&T via internal product leaks. Let’s see what it looks like.

Samsung officially launches 7-inch Galaxy Tab Q in China

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now entering a time of unsurpassed phablet craziness and the push for bigger screens on devices as Samsung officially unveils a 7-inch (!!!) phablet in the Galaxy Tab Q. The device is officially under the “Tab” – which ostensibly pertains to tablets – family, but see here, the Galaxy Tab Q is also a phone! The device was launched in China this weekend.

Sony kills off SUS software, points to PC Companion instead

If you have been a Sony smartphone fan for a while now – even in the early days of Sony Ericsson – you would be familiar with the Sony Update Service, or SUS (which before that was the SEUS). It was the definitive Windows PC software to get if you didn’t want to use Sony’s PC Companion, but now we can tell you with certainty that the SUS is dead.

Second Screen app allows more control casting your device’s display

Second Screen is a powerhouse app created by XDA senior member farmerbb initially to “correct” Google’s selectivity in allowing which kind of devices are able to cast their displays to a bigger screen using Chromecast, but has ended up as a powerful little tool that allows you to control the way your device’s screen is cast onto a bigger screen via any casting tool.

AT&T now offers the Amazon Fire Phone, HTC Desire 610

AT&T has just added to Android smartphones to its lineup, now making available Amazon’s Fire Phone and the HTC Desire 610 to its subscribers under contract or without one. Please hold off on snarky comments on whether the Fire Phone is indeed an Android phone or not, but consumers should be relatively glad that they are getting variety in their choices, not to mention the phone being sold in more places other than Amazon.

Verizon set to throttle LTE speeds on unlimited data users

Even just the sound of it has an “unfair” aura about it, but this is the news coming from Verizon HQ regarding the future of the users of their 4G data network. To ease congestion on cells that have heavy usage, Verizon is set to throttle (adjust or lower) LTE speeds of the top five percent of heaviest data users on unlimited data plans starting October.
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