My take on thin phones is not a positive one. This comes from two main areas. Firstly I like my phone to have some form of bulk – this way I know it is in my pocket and I would notice if it went missing. Secondly, going thin often brings about several compromises, namely performance (due to heat dissipation), camera quality (due to z-height restrictions) and battery life. As a reference point, my daily driver is a 5.9-inch display with a 3300 mAh battery that measures 10.9mm and weighs 217g, so that device probably will not go missing unnoticed and I get a good range in performance and battery life. At a MediaTek conference this week in London, as part of MediaTek’s strategy to educate...

Samsung Announces SAFE with KNOX - Security Container for Enterprise BYOD

I talked with Anand about his impressions of the Note 8 after reading his hands on piece, and one thing that struck me was a mention of how Samsung...

3 by Brian Klug on 2/25/2013

Understanding Camera Optics & Smartphone Camera Trends, A Presentation by Brian Klug

Recently I was asked to give a presentation about smartphone imaging and optics at a small industry event, and given my background I was more than willing to comply...

57 by Brian Klug on 2/22/2013

WikiPad Gaming Tablet Coming This Spring For $249

Gaming on Android has been a hot topic lately. Purpose built consoles and handhelds have been rolling out along with plenty of excellent games. The WikiPad, announced in 10-inch...

11 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/7/2013

The Making of NVIDIA's Project SHIELD

NVIDIA put up a blog post recently that goes into some of the details of how Project SHIELD came together. There's plenty of marketing hyperbole in the blog post...

29 by Jarred Walton on 2/1/2013

Epic Games Releases Epic Citadel for Android Devices - We test it out

Epic Games granted us a huge wish and released Epic Citadel for Android devices publicly this week, and included a benchmark inside. Getting Epic Citadel for Android and thus...

52 by Brian Klug on 1/30/2013

Intel Introduces the Safaricom Yolo Based On Z2420 Lexington Smartphone Platform

At CES I took a look at Intel's newly announced Lexington platform FFRD (Form Factor Reference Design) which is an entry-level smartphone design aimed at emerging markets and uses...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/24/2013

Checking Their Pulse: Hisense's Google TV Box at CES

So, Google TV is still happening. Indeed, more players are getting into the game than ever. Hisense is a Chinese OEM/ODM that's seen steady growth in the television market...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/14/2013

Hands On with the Parrot Asteroid Smart - a Double DIN Android Head Unit

At my first CES, one of the devices that caught my attention immediately was a slick looking single-DIN head unit running Android called the Parrot Asteroid. One of the...

19 by Brian Klug on 1/12/2013

Quick Look: Pantech's Discover Android Smartphone

My weirdest meeting was probably with Pantech, who I met with in the Convention Center main concourse and seemed to not have an official presence at CES. Pantech’s main...

3 by Vivek Gowri on 1/12/2013

More Details on Allwinner's A31 Quad Core Cortex A7 SoC

I stopped by Allwinner today to discuss their recently announced and now-shipping A31 SoC. The A31 is based around four ARM Cortex A7 CPUs and a Power VR SGX544MP2...

16 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2013

Polaroid Reveals World's First ILC Android Camera

Polaroid has been struggling to define itself in the last … well, few decades. In the pursuit of new markets, they’re blazing a trail to become the first interchangeable...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/9/2013

LG bringing UltraHD, OLED and more Google TVs to your living room

LG President and CEO Wayne Park kicked off their CES press conference by reminding us that the brand’s presence in North America was launched a decade ago at CES...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/7/2013

ARCHOS GamePad Introduced: 7" Gaming Tablet with Hardware Controls

Sometimes it's easier to take risks, if you aren't moving quite so many units. ARCHOS, long a player in media playback devices has spent a few years exploring Android...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/6/2012

TeamViewer 8 Released, with Windows 8 and Retina Support

TeamViewer is one of those applications that some people have heard about and love, while others have no idea what it is. At its core, TeamViewer is a remote...

30 by Jarred Walton on 12/6/2012

Android 4.2 Hits AOSP, Broadcom Replaces NXP with NCI Stack for NFC

Yesterday source code for Android 4.2 was pushed to AOSP (Android Open Source Project), paving the way for other developers to begin building their own Android images and looking...

13 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2012

Google Nexus 4 Review - Google's new Flagship

The Nexus One was a groundbreaking device. It was the defining moment that Google got serious about making both a real consumer electronic, and pitting the Android platform against...

189 by Brian Klug on 11/13/2012

LG and Google Announce the Nexus 4, Starts at $299

This isn't how they wanted to do it, but LG and Google are going ahead with the announcement of the Nexus 4, and it's a steal. The lineage of...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

LG Google TV Review

I’m really not sure how it happened. Despite our coverage of so many different streaming boxes over the years, we somehow never reviewed Logitech's Revue, their entrant into the...

49 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/2/2012

Amazon Kindle Preview: Paperwhite, Fire (2012), and Fire HD 7" & 8.9"

Earlier today Amazon revealed four new Kindle devices: a new Touch e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite; the latest update to the Fire (not the Fire 2, just Kindle Fire)...

81 by James Pikover on 9/6/2012

Google's Eric Schmidt: 1.3M Android Device Activations Per Day, 480M Android Devices in the Market

Some data from Google at today's Motorola On Display event: There are now 1.3M Android device activations per day, as of today. About 70,000 of those device activations per day...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

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