mobile device

Self-healing rechargeable batteries will lessen battery replacements

Lithium ion batteries used in mobile devices might have gotten more powerful, or, in some cases, less flat, but there's no escaping the fact that, sooner or later, they will lose their life and need to be replaced. But thanks to researchers from Standford University and Tsinghua University in Beijing, that time might come later rather than sooner.

AT&T drops device return policy from 30 days to 14

If you're planning to pick up a smartphone this fall or holiday season from the folks at AT&T you might want to make sure you know what you want, and choose the right device for you. As of yesterday AT&T has cut their device return policy from 30 days down to just 2 weeks. Yup, you'll have 14 days to decide if that HTC One X+ is right for you -- or if you'd rather enjoy that Galaxy Note II instead.

Microsoft lets Android users try Windows Phone 7 — sort of

I know many of you loyal readers and Android enthusiasts would never even dream of switching to Windows Phone 7, nor would I. Today we have learned that Microsoft thinks showing off their phone user interface for everyone to see and try themselves might help their chances. I must admit this is actually an awesome idea. Android phone users can now get a little taste of Windows Phone 7 right on their device -- in a matter of seconds. More details are available after my awesomely confusing image below.

Android Community 101: The Android Device Directory at Device.AC

We've got a brand new device directory for you to be working with and it's time to let you know how to use it. This is our big spec project and it's been behind the scenes being built up for some time - all the devices running Android, all of them ready to be glanced upon in awe due to their sweet specifications and excellent links out to reviews and hands-on posts both here and at our sister site SlashGear. This is a whole new way for us to work with the Android ecosystem and a brand new look at the whole Android collection - let's have a look!

3D displays needed in Mobile phones? Sharp thinks so

3D HDTV's are all the range in the consumer market, at least manufacturers think so. Sales so far of 3D sets have not been very impressive with the main drawback being the expensive 3D glasses. The future seems to be glasses-free 3D displays which are currently being developed, but the question is: is there a need for such a display on a mobile device?

Norton Security app arrives for Android

Norton has just released an security app for Android. I know what you think, what’s the point? This app is surely not needed but it will definitely make a few people feel more secure when browsing the web on their Android device. It does have a few good features that most of us might find useful.

SlingPlayer for Android Demoed

A video demo of the upcoming Sling Player has recently surfaced. This peripheral for Android may has been highly anticipated since Android was introduced. Some people may want it more than most Android phones.
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