More Details on HTC One X+ Released
Android
HTC One X impressed us immensely when it was first released with its quad-core processor and marvelous display. Despite its strong advantages, the smartphone failed to be a hit and can’t touch the market performance levels set by its strongest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S3. But apparently, the Taiwanese company has other things in its mind, which can still stir …
HTC Desire C Review
Android
HTC is bringing affordable ICS smartphones to the masses, but at what cost? The Desire C doesn’t seem to break the mold in terms of design with its standard rubberized plastic and standard black slab style. As usual, the 3.5” display only managed a HVGA resolution, which is well behind high-end models. Obviously, HTC pares down some of the effects …
Russian Defense Ministry Releases RoMOS, an Ultra-Secure Android Build
Android
Like it or not, mobile devices regularly collect our personal data and sometimes send them to a remote computer. A developer team from the Russian Defense Ministry came up with a security-enhanced Android OS build that doesn’t transmit any data, even to Google. RoMOS is showcased in IFA 2012 running on a specified tablet model. The military-grade slate is resistant …
LG Is Developing a Cable-Shaped Battery
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A team of researchers from LG released a paper about new battery prototype that is flexible and can withstand a large amount of strain. They used a 4th gen. iPod Shuffle and the battery seems to survive severe bending and twisting while delivering adequate power to operate the MP3 player and its LED display. The goal is that to get …
Motorola Will Release Bezel-less Smartphones
Android
Motorola is preparing smartphones with edge-to-edge display, which takes full advantage of the front-side of the handset. However, the company doesn’t specify which models will feature this design, but it is speculated that the phone would be Motorola Droid RAZR HD. With the 4.6” HD display, the phone can play 720p videos flawlessly. Sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, …
HTC Could Be Preparing a 5” Phablet
Android
If 720p display is no longer enough for you, it is a good thing to know that HTC is working on a 5” phablet with full-HD resolution. DigiTimes revealed that the device will use a display with 1794 x 1080 resolutions, which is rather unusual. The display may actually has a full 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, but Samsung decides …
NASA’s Small Satellite Will Use Google Nexus as the Main Processing Unit
Android
NASA will use Android-powered smartphones to control future mini satellites. The “Phonesat” project is a part of the Small Spacecraft Technology Program, which attempts to integrate common consumer electronic products into small-sized satellites. There’s still no definite launch date for PhoneSat, but three small satellites will be rocket-bound later this year. If successful, the project should significantly reduce the development …
Samsung Beats Nokia As The First Manufacturer to Announce a Windows Phone 8 Handset
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Samsung unexpectedly becomes the first manufacturer to unveil a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, beating Microsoft’s favorite, Nokia. The ailing Finnish company, once the most influential manufacturer in the industry, is now struggling to reverse decline. It is due to announce the next Lumia model with Windows Phone 8 early next month. The Samsung ATIV S may directly dilute consumers’ expectation …