Chromecast back on July 24th and unlike some other device announcements, these became available for purchase that same day. Given a curiosity about the new platform and the low price point and Chromecast seemed like an easy purchase for many. The Chromecast dongle availability quickly dwindled and sale prices jumped on sites such as eBay. The question we have though; Will the Chromecast excitement last or will this be another quickly passing fad.
NVIDIA is promising exactly that with their all-new NVIDIA SHIELD game console. An Android-powered controller with the 5-inch screen built right in. From the thousands of Android games, nearly any Steam PC game and more the SHIELD is a gaming device through and through. It's finally available today and to help you make up your mind if this $299 device is right for you, we have a full review and tons of video.
Google showed the world that the best 7-inch Android tablet could be even better. A little over a year after releasing their first 7-inch slate, they are back with an all-new and improved Nexus 7. With their second tablet, Google just outshined all the others on the market, and that includes the lustrous iPad mini. If you've been debating whether or not to buy a small 7-inch tablet you'll want to read on for our full thoughts on this new king of the hill.
Google Play edition of the HTC One, you get all of the hardware features the original device is packed with, but backed up with an operating system that's almost entirely Google-made. This device is released alongside one other hero machine with a "Google Play edition" tag to make it unique, that being the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Here we have a peek at what it means to pay a premium (or a normal full price, depending on your perspective) for a machine that's already been one of Android Community's favorites this year, this time with a whole different experience on the inside.
Sony Xperia Z still has a fully waterproof body, a 5-inch Full HD display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor. It's not the highest-power machine on the market - if you consider the Snapdragon 600 int he HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4, that is - but it does have a combination of processor and display panel that'll kick out the swiftness the likes of which you've never seen before (if you've not purchased a phone in 2013, of course). And it's all glass for class, too.
originally announced the Galaxy S4 Active in early June. Since that point we have seen the handset shown off during the Samsung Premiere event which took place a few days earlier. We managed to spend a few minutes of hands-on time with the handset during that event, however that was just the start of our experience with the Active. We received an AT&T branded Galaxy S4 a short while back and as such we have been able to spend a bit more time playing around -- and yes, that includes testing the device in water.