Tag archives for Mobile

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 benchmarks hit theweb

Benchmarks for Qualcomm’s highly anticipated Snapdragon 800 SoC finally hit the web last night as a handful of publications convened in San Francisco for a day of testing and poking around. Although there’s still some waiting ahead before we see real-world performance and efficiency figures, going by the initial impressions ...

Knockoff cell phone batteries prone to catch fire or explode, senatorwarns

If you’re in the market for a new cell phone battery and are interested in saving a few bucks by going with a counterfeit or knockoff replacement, you might want to think twice. That’s because poorly made handset batteries are prone to smoking, catching fire or even exploding according to ...

Google Cloud Print app for Android makes printingsimple

Once only possible using proprietary apps by numerous vendors like HP, printing on Android tablets and smartphones just got simpler. Google Cloud Print promises Android users a straightforward method of sending print jobs to any printer connected to Google's print service. The Google Cloud Print app -- which appeared on the ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 headed to AT&T on June 21, priced at$399

AT&T has announced that it is bringing one of Samsung's high-end tablets, the Galaxy Note 8.0, to its customers on June 21. The wireless carrier will be selling the device for $399 with a two-year contract. Although first released in the U.S. as a Wi-Fi only tablet, AT&T's version will ...

Samsung Ativ Q: a laptop-tablet hybrid running Windows 8 andAndroid

There’s no mistaking it now; the global shift from desktop PCs to mobile devices is in full swing. In an attempt to bring out the best of both worlds, Samsung unveiled the Ativ Q on Thursday, a true laptop-tablet hybrid. Although the device can seamlessly shape-shift from one form to ...

WhatsApp sets new record of 27 billion messages in oneday

Mobile messaging app WhatsApp announced a new record earlier today as they recently processed 27 billion messages during a 24 hour period. It’s a substantial increase over the company’s previous single day best of 18 billion back on December 31 of last year. Detailed stats reveal that 10 billion of those ...

Always-on voice controlled smartphones to appear in2014

Citing multiple sources, GottaBeMobile reportsthat LG has plans to release a smartphone with always-on voice activation as soon as next year. Reportedly, smartphones armed with the technology will respond only to the owner's voice and may require just a simple "hello" to begin processing voice input. Buttonless (and touchless) voice activation ...

iPhone 5 coming to Virgin Mobile on June 28, pricing starts at$550

Apple’s iPhone 5 is set to arrive on Virgin Mobile starting June 28. It joins a growing list of pre-paid carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket Wireless and Straight Talk from Wal-Mart that have jumped on the iPhone bandwagon as of late. The carrier will offer the handset as part of a ...