performance tweaks

Android 4.4 weight loss secrets revealed

One of Android 4.4's advertised new features isn't exactly something you'd immediately see in devices. The latest version of Android is claimed to have been optimized to run even on low-end devices thanks to an effort internally known as Project Svelte. How this was made possible is now being revealed by Android engineering head Dave Burke who was also responsible for bringing Project Butter's improvements to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy S4 tweaked to achieve unrealistic benchmark results

When Samsung's Galaxy S4 hit the market and reviewers hands, it was quite impressive overall. One area in particular was benchmarks, and now we're starting to figure out exactly why. Don't get us wrong, the Galaxy S4 is a splendid device and possibly the best smartphone on the market, but new reports are surfacing that they specifically tuned the GS4 to score higher than usual in popular Android benchmarking apps.

Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core to support USB 3.0 and more

Samsung and their Galaxy S III have both been a hot topic lately. With little details on the phone, or the rumored quad-core processor that will be under the hood. While we are still hopeful for any quad-core the new Samsung Exnyos 5 dual-core looks quite impressive too. New details are confirming support for high-res displays and even USB 3.0 and more.

Swype Beta Has Been Updated

A new version of Swype is now available to all of you lucky people that managed to get in on the beta testing. This keyboard has been preinstalled on a few phones and has yet to make its way onto the Android Market. This update includes a few bugs fixes and performance tweaks.

Watch Both Keynote Presentations Live from This Year’s Google I/O

This year’s Google I/O is surely going to be action packed. There are a lot of Android goodies rumored to debut at the event. The most notable is introduction of Froyo which could bring Flash, Apps to SD, FM Radio as well as various other performance tweaks. If you weren’t lucky enough to be able to attend this event, Google is making it easy for all of us to see their keynote presentations live.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Android 2.1 update promised for Q4 2010

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that their XPERIA X10 series, which includes the X10, XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro, will receive an upgrade to Android 2.1. This update won’t happen until Q4 later this year. This update will add HD video recording to the X10 as well as other media-centric tweaks.