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Acer to Launch $400 All-In-One Android PC

Sun, 06/02/2013 - 17:21 -- Fred Straker

Android will take another step into the Windows-dominated PC market with the Acer DA220HQL all-in-one touch screen PC. Acer plans to launch the computer with Android Jelly Bean and a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core ARM Coretex-A9 processor. The device features a 21.5-inch multi-touch display with a 178 degree viewing angle and 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution.

Acer Android DA220HQL

8GB of internal storage will be included along with 1GB of DDR3 memory. Going along with the all-in-one theme, a front-facing webcam and speakers are built-in, along with a handy stand that adjusts for typing on a table or viewing content. Besides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the DA220HQL includes a card reader slot and ports for Micro-HDMI, Micro USB, and USB connections.

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White Nexus 4 Unveiled, LG Nexus 5 Not Happening

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:42 -- Alex Gardner

LG has announced that the White Nexus 4 is headed to Hong Kong tomorrow, May 29th, with plans to launch it in Europe, North America and the rest of Asia over the next several weeks. The new Google handset features the same specs as its predecessor, and will most likely carry the same $350 price tag for the 16GB version.

White Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 was originally launched on November 14, 2012, but quickly sold out in under 30 minutes. The device was made available in the Google Play store again on January 29, 2013, and has been in stock ever since. It features a 4.7 inch 1280×768 IPS Plus display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2GB of RAM, and it was the first device to ship with the new Android Jelly Bean operating system. The White Nexus 4 is expected to ship with Android 4.2.2, not Android 4.3.

Save Up To 50% on LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One and Galaxy S4 Cases

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 10:24 -- Marshall Walker

Zagg is holding a site-wide Memorial Day sale for all its products including invisibleSHIELDs, cases, audio products, and portable battery chargers. Tablet keyboards are 20% off, and everything else is 50% off. The sale begins on Monday, May 27th and runs to Tuesday, May 28th. Zagg carries quality cases and screen protectors for the LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and other popular smartphones and tablets.

Zagg Memorial Day Sale

The Zagg invisibleSHIELD is a durable screen protector made from military grade patented materials. It's available for almost every smartphone and tablet, and comes in a high-definition "glass-like" version, an "extreme" version, with additional break and shock resistance protection, or the original scratch-resistant version for front and back coverage.

Second Generation Nexus 7 Coming Soon

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 19:02 -- Penelope Wang

The next generation Google Nexus 7 tablet is rumored to launch in summer 2013 according to sources cited in DigiTimes. Supply chain sources claim the updated tablet hardware will begin shipping at the end of the second quarter, with general availability coming in Q3. AU Optronics (AUO) will produce the 7-inch low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) display featured in the next Nexus 7.
Nexus 7 2G
AUO did not comment on the report. Google and ASUS will produce up to eight million updated Nexus 7 units for shipment in 2013. For its part, Google did not mention a new Nexus 7 tablet at its recent annual I/O conference, however the company is expected to reveal Android Jelly Bean 4.3 on June 10. It's possible a new Nexus 4 phone and the next generation Nexus 7 tablet could also be revealed.

HTC Announces Quad-Core Desire 600 Smartphone

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:05 -- Penelope Wang

The mid-range market will soon get some of HTC's flagship features on the upcoming Desire 600 smartphone. Running Android Jelly Bean, the Desire 600 will include the same Sense 5 experience that launched on the HTC One, with BlinkFeed and BoomSound. The device also packs a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor.

HTC Desire 600 white

Despite a lower price, the Desire 600 will offer dual SIM card slots, an 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.6 megapixel front camera, and a 4.5-inch super LCD2 720p display (960 x 540 pixel resolution). The Sense 5 user interface is a highlight of the HTC One, which launched in March.

Things Not Looking Good for Facebook Home or HTC First

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:03 -- Marshall Walker

Things are not looking good for Facebook Home or the HTC First smartphone. The mobile network operator EE has confirmed that pre-orders for the HTC First have been canceled in the UK. EE told Engadget that Facebook decided not to launch the new handset in the UK after listening to "customer feedback".

HTC First

"Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customization features to Facebook Home over the coming months. While they are working to make a better Facebook Home experience, they have recommended holding off launching the HTC First in the UK, and so we will shortly be contacting those who registered their interest with us to let them know of this decision. Rest assured, we remain committed to bringing our customers the latest mobile experiences, and we will continue to build on our strong relationship with Facebook so as to offer customers new opportunities in the future."


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) Photo, Specs Leaked

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 13:56 -- Fred Straker

The next Galaxy Tab from Samsung has leaked ahead of its official reveal. With an 8-inch display and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) is expected to launch by the end of June, according to SamMobile.com. The tablet will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and come in both 3G capable and Wi-Fi only flavors.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Leak

The leaked photo above details the form factor of the Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0), which will measure 8.24 x 4.81 x 0.27 inches and feature a redesigned thinner bezel. In addition, the new Android tablet will sport a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. Here's the full list of leaked specifications:

Google Announces its Own Version of Samsung's Galaxy S 4

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 17:02 -- Alex Gardner

Google has unveiled a new edition of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 at its I/O keynote on Wednesday. The 16GB GS4 will run its own stock version of Android Jelly Bean and is fully unlocked. It will come equipped with LTE support for AT&T and T-Mobile, and will be offered through Google Play on June 26.

Google Galaxy S 4“This is Google’s take on Android, and it feels really awesome on the Galaxy S4,” said Hugo Barra, vice president of product management for Android.

The Google-branded GS4 won't come cheap. Google plans to offer the device off-contract for $649. That's a lot of money when compared to Google's $300 Nexus 4, but there is no comparison when it comes to devices. The Galaxy S 4 blows the Nexus out of the water when it comes to specs and quality.

Google Launches All Access Music Streaming Service

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 15:40 -- Marshall Walker

Google unveiled its new streaming music service at Google I/O 2013 on Wednesday. The paid service has been dubbed Google Play Music All Access. Google Music allows users to customize song selections and stream individual playlists, or listen to a curated Spotify-like radio stream. Subscribers can also skip songs they do not like, and utilize the Listen Now feature, which suggests new releases based on your listening habits.

Google I/O 2013Google Play Music All Access launches in the U.S. starting today for $10 a month with a 30-day free trial. Users who sign up before June 30th will receive $2 off the subscription fee.

Karateka Kicks its Way onto Android and iOS Devices on May 16th

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:47 -- Sammy Snyder

The classic Apple II video game Karateka (not to be confused with Gymkata) is making its way to Google Play and the Apple App Store at the end of May. Jordan Mechner developed the side-scrolling / fighting game while attending Yale University in 1984. The game was eventually ported to the Atari 800, Commodore 64 and other consoles after its initial release.

KaratekaThis new release is the original game, and not the remake that hit Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in 2012. iOS users can buy the 2012 version through the App Store for $2.99. Karateka Classic will be available for both Android and iOS devices on May 16 for $0.99. So don't get confused.

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