We have already dubbed 2012 as the year of the quad-core smartphone: different manufacturers, in fact, have decided to opt for this solution as regards the range top of the range of devices.
HTC and LG have decided to focus on the NVIDIA Tegra processor 3 , characterized by a 4-core CPU (plus a fifth with power saving features), capable of ensuring performance well above the average, especially in the gaming industry. The only flaw, a tendency to warm up a bit too much when put to the test.
Completely different, the choices of the two producers as regards the aspect of design and construction of the respective terminals: if the HTC One X has a unibody polycarbonate shell, strong and very pleasant to touch and look, the LG Optimus 4X HD proposes a form factor already seen.
The most careful design of the HTC One X has the downside of the lack of support for MicroSD and ‘the inability to remove the battery.
Both devices are among the main strengths of the 4.7-inch display with HD resolution. The LG Optimus 4X HD, however, has proved to be much brighter and, at the same time, more expensive as regards the appearance of autonomy.
And we want to dedicate the last chapter battery sign. The greater capacity of one mounted in the LG Optimus 4X HD (2150 mAh against 1800 mAh capacity than it has the HTC One X) does not match an equally greater autonomy. On the contrary, the HTC One X ensures the best results. An update of software that optimizes resource management could change the situation.
Sony Mobile is preparing to launch its entry-level smartphone that will be called Sony Xperia J (ST26i).
Like any low-end device that looks good, it does not offer much great performance than the high-end ones. According to the source, the Sony Xperia J will work with the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but will be powered by a single core processor 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7627A to run applications.
The Sony Xperia J sports a 4-inch touch screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. At the top right of the terminal, there are buttons for power and volume, but no dedicated camera key.
Based on the picture, the Sony ST26i come in color options black, white and pink, and so it can be seen is pretty slim.
There is no word on price or release date yet.
In the past few hours, a new Android smartphones from Sony was unveiled on the market: its name is the Xperia LT30p Mint.
The credit goes to the Russian Webzine Mobile-review.com, who has published an in-depth preview of a protoripo terminal, allowing us to know what will be its main features.
First, a 4.3-inch bright display with HD resolution, a Qualcomm processor Snpadragon S4 dual core, 1GB of RAM , GPU Adreno 225 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Sony Xperia LT30p Mint can also count on a camera with a sensor of 13 megapixels and a HDR mode to record video in low light conditions.
According to rumors, the Sony Xperia LT30p Mint might be one of the terminals that the Japanese manufacturer will submit next August 29th at the IFA in Berlin.
Fujitsu has just introduced a new phone for the Japanese market, the REGZA T-02D. This device provides a touch screen of 4.3 inches AMOLED and a resolution of 960 × 540. The display works with a sensor that measures the color of ambient light to change color as needed.
Another interesting hardware feature is a rear chamber 13. 1 megapixelwith a maximum of ISO 25600 and Sony Exmor R sensor. A front camera with a 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor is also present.
The phone supports Xi, the LTE network in Japan and emissions. There is a processor dual-core 1.5 GHz on board, although the mark has not been released.
REGZA Link Share allows users to share content on the local wireless Blu-ray and is compatible with REGZA players.
An Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system comes in the device, as well as a fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a battery of 1800 mAh and is resistant to dust and water to meet the standards IPX5 / 8.
The phone will hit stores on July 26. The available colors are black, blue or pink. Prices have not been revealed yet.
The Sony Xperia Go debuted in the United Kingdom, a country in which the new Android smartphone is already available for purchase by the Japanese manufacturer.
One of the first retailers to market the new Sony smartphone is eXpansys. The price is at 199.99 pounds (equal to about 250 euros ).
Presented officially at the end of May, the Sony Xperia Go has a 3.5-inch display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, a battery of 1305 mAh and weighs only 110 grams. The terminal comes on the market with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, waiting for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich.
The strength of the Sony Xperia Go is the IP67 certification and the body of the smartphone, it can withstand dust and water.
The Ekoore team announces the availability of a new model that enriches the range of Android-based tablet: it is the Ekoore Pike 9.7.
Featuring a 9.7-inch IPS display made by LG, the Ekoore Pike 9.7 Tablet PC relies on a Cortex A8 processor, 1.2 GHz , 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory (with expansion capability to support MicroSD ).
Among other features of the Ekoore Pike 9.7 is a USB port, HDMI output, a rear camera of 3 megapixels and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Up to August 6, the Ekoore Pike 9.7 Tablet PC will be offered at the introductory price of 189 euros.
A few hours later by the spread of rumors on the Web that Samsung have decided to halt production of the 64GB version of the Galaxy S III, came the blunt denial by the same Korean manufacturer.
A spokesman for the Korean company contacted by the staff at Android Central, and confirms that the Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB version will come on the market in the second half of 2012. However, there is no word on which countries the device will be marketed.
At this point, those who want just the bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy S III have nothing to do, but wait for information on the date of launch and the markets where it will be available. Sooner or later, the device will come.
Acer has a new Android smart phone that offers dual SIM function that is named Acer Liquid Gallant Duo.
The next phone would be launched in the UK market next month. Reportedly, the Acer Liquid Gallant Duo comes through Expansys on August 8, at a price of 189 euros.
The Acer Gallant Duo Liquid has a dual core processor MTK 6575 at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, and runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The device also sports a touch screen 4.3-inch QHD , a rear camera of 5MP with LED flash and a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB.
This dual SIM Acer smartphone also features a digital compass, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensor and a battery of 1500 mAh.
As for connectivity, it has Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR is, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, a 3.5 mm stereo jack and a micro-USB standard connector.
Google is moving ahead with its most ambitious and futuristic project to date. This is the augmented reality glasses, which was presented this year at the I/O conference of the company. One of the problems facing the development team is the possible theft of the glasses. And it is the high cost (about $1,500) that makes the new Google a prime target for robbers.
So, Google has patented an anti-theft system that detects abnormal movements in the glasses. That is, if someone tries to grab them by sudden movements, they will automatically be blocked and may not be used by someone else. If the robber gets hold of them, the glasses will activate a warning system to alert the authorities.
Will it be enough to prevent theft? Google plans to launch the first game of their augmented reality glasses in 2013.
The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Android tablet will debut in China next month. According to the source, this new Huawei device will have a price equivalent to about 385 euros.
Executed in the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system, it comes with a quad core processor at 1.5 GHz Huawei and 2 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, it only includes 8 GB of internal memory, but offers a microSD card slot for expansion.
In terms of display, the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD comes with a 10.1 inch touchscreen IPS and a resolution of 1920 x 1200. There is a rear camera of 8MP and a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calls.
Weighing 600g and 8.8 mm thick, the battery life is approximately 9 hours to 720p video playback and 7 hours in Full HD 1080p. Wi-Fi, HSPA + and connectivity options, such as LTE and HSPA + for up to 42Mbit / s.
However, there is no information on availability in the markets of United States or Europe.
With the release of the the Galaxy Nexus’ Android update to version 4.1.1, the era of the Jelly Bean has officially begun.
The new version of Google’s mobile operating system, filed late last month, is finally ready to conquer the world.
Although this paper is a sort of a “minor update”, the Jelly Bean actually introduces several innovations to improve the experience of everyday use: the thought goes to Project Butter and Google Now. The first is a new system of performance optimization of CPU and GPU, which allows the interface to move at 60fps, bringing the fluidity at the highest levels.
Google Now, however, is a sort of voice-prompted user that provides a whole range of useful information: from traffic to weather conditions, from sports scores to the location of its events, places to visit or places to eat, as well as the state of flights.
Among the other news of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is to find a better notification system, a more effective voice dictation service (even offline), and some graphical editing ( here’s the full changelog ).
Waiting to find out what will be the first commercially available smartphone to receive the official update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, we leave you with a hands-on video of the latest release of Google’s mobile OS. Enjoy it.