About three years ago, I remember one of the biggest problems I had while sorting out phones was figuring out what SoCs were inside them. Manufacturers weren't yet open to disclosing what silicon was inside, and there wasn't any SoC messaging or branding from any of the numerous silicon vendors. There was a pervasive sense of contentedness everywhere you turned with the current model where what was inside a handset was largely a black box. I remember wishing for a tool like CPU-Z for Android so many times, and I remember trying to explain to someone else just how dire the need was for something like it. Today vendors and operators are considerably less opaque about what's inside their devices (proving yet again that...

Google Announces Glass Specs, Developer SDK, Shipment to Glass Explorers in Waves

Google dropped a bunch of Glass related news today. First up are some high level specifications which posted in an FAQ document. There's still no word about SoC or...

21 by Brian Klug on 4/16/2013

LG Optimus G - JavaScript Performance Improving in Final Software

A few days ago we posted some preview performance numbers from the LG Optimus G with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad core Krait SoC at 1.5 GHz. While...

23 by Brian Klug on 9/20/2012

HTC Updates International One X and One S to 4.0.4 with HTC Sense 4.1

On August 10th, the HTC One X International (Tegra 3) started getting pushed an update which brought the core Android version to 4.0.4 and also made changes to the...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/1/2012

AT&T's HTC One X Gets Updated, Changes Task Switcher Button, Coming to all One S and X Devices

Probably one of the most interesting and controversial decisions about the HTC One series involves something as basic as button placement. Rather than use on-screen buttons like the Galaxy...

16 by Brian Klug on 8/4/2012

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Joining Verizon Wireless July 5 for $149

We saw it first at CTIA, one of the few devices launched there, and after a long wait it's here; the Droid Incredible 4G LTE by HTC will be...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/2/2012

Google I/O 2012 Keynote Day 1 - We're Here Live

We just got seated inside Moscone Center for Google I/O 2012. While some details of the Nexus 7 tablet and Q have been already released before the keynote...

7 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T) Review

Since the release of the first Eee Pad Transformer (can you believe it's only been about a year?), ASUS has released several members of the Eee Pad and Transformer...

112 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Review - AT&T and T-Mobile USA Variants

For the past couple of days I've been playing with, benchmarking, and battery life testing two USA-bound variants of the SGS3 literally nonstop, a white AT&T model with LTE...

107 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Google posts CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 IMM76K Factory Images

A few days ago Google started rolling out the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 IMM76K update en-masse to Verizon subscribers. I mentioned a relatively well known trick to improve your...

1 by Brian Klug on 6/6/2012

Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE 4.0.4 IMM76K Update Rolling Out

It has been nearly four months since I originally wrote about the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update, which changed the signal to bars mapping, improves stability, and brought other...

13 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2012

Google Selling Galaxy Nexus on Google Play Store for $399

It's been what seems like an eternity since Google stopped selling the Nexus One directly through google.com. Google struggled with support and logistics involved with selling a consumer electronic...

15 by Brian Klug on 4/24/2012

Toshiba Teases New Notebooks, Tablets

We recently had a chance to take a meeting with Toshiba representatives in San Francisco, California, where we were previewed their upcoming releases for 3Q12. Toshiba is essentially targeting...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/11/2012

Google begins Android 4.0.4 Rollout

Just today, Google announced that it was rolling out Android 4.0.4 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for download, with build IMM76D. The note at that point by...

14 by Brian Klug on 3/28/2012

Acer Iconia Tab A510: Tegra 3 Hits $450

Asus's Transformer Prime just got some company. Available for pre-order today, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 brings the price of entry for a 10.1" Tegra 3-powered tablet down to...

21 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/22/2012

Archos 80 and 101 G9 Turbo 1.5 GHz Available Now In US

Quick update, to the Archos news we've had rolling lately. US buyers can now pick up the Archos G9 Turbo line of tablets at their promised 1.5 GHz; the...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/19/2012

Archos Shipping 1.5GHz 80 G9 Turbo Across The Pond

UK readers have one more thing to lord over their colonial cousins. Starting today, Archos has made available the long promised Archos 80 G9 Turbo in its full 1.5...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/16/2012

HTC Vivid Android 4.0 Sneaks Out For Some

The long road to Android 4.0 for US subscribers seems to be getting shorter; and for some lucky users the time has come. AT&T's HTC Vivid was one of...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/16/2012

HTC Publishes Updated Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout Plans

About a month ago, Brian wrote about HTC's initial Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) release plans. Yesterday HTC published a blog post which added a few models to the list...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 3/14/2012

Samsung Announces SGS2 GT-I9100 ICS Update Hitting March 10th - Update: Not March 10th

Not to be outdone by Apple with its recent iOS 5.1 announcement, nor HTC with its rollout to Sensations in Nordic countries, Samsung has announced that it will make...

28 by Brian Klug on 3/8/2012

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