A Closer Look at Water Resistance Recently on the podcast, Anand mentioned that I was looking at how the Galaxy S5 performed when running benchmarks underwater. This ultimately started after the initial Galaxy S5 review was finished, as I started to test just how well the IP67 functionality worked. For those unfamiliar to how the Galaxy S5 achieved this ingress protection (1 meter depth for 30 minutes), the phone has effectively been designed from the ground up to prevent water ingress. First, a rubber gasket on the back cover helps to keep out water from critical areas of the phone, as seen below. While the photo doesn't show it very well, there's another snap in the area enclosed by the rubber gasket to ensure that a...

Nokia N9 and N950 Officially Announced - MeeGo Running on OMAP 3630

Back when we reviewed the Nokia N900 we really only wanted a few major improvements. A faster SoC, slightly thinner and more compact hardware, and more of Maemo Linux...

39 by Brian Klug on 6/21/2011

Motorola Droid 3 Pops up in GLBenchmark - A Verizon XT883 with OMAP4

A tipster dropped a link our way early this morning to a GLBenchmark 2.0 results browser page that might be of interest to many. Hit that page and you'll...

43 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2011

HP Veer 4G Review - Getting Us Excited for Pre 3

We touched on the Veer when it first hit our doorstep with a this just in post, and since then I’ve been using the device daily and trying to...

26 by Brian Klug on 6/7/2011

WWDC 2011: iOS 5

After giving us a look at OS X 10.7 Lion in its WWDC keynote today, Apple turned to what is seen as the more important of its OS platforms...

24 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

Hands on and Benchmarks of two MSM8x60 Phones - HTC Sensation 4G and HTC EVO 3D

Yesterday evening I met up with HTC, who let me take a quick look at a number of upcoming unreleased phones, including the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC EVO...

55 by Brian Klug on 6/3/2011

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Day Two Keynote - HTC and Nokia

Today is the second and last day of Qualcomm's Uplinq conference in San Diego California, but we've still got a bunch in store. This morning, we sat down at...

32 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2011

TI Announces OMAP4470 and Specs: PowerVR SGX544, 1.8 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9

The last time we visited TI's OMAP 4 SoC was at Mobile World Congress, there we benchmarked the LG Optimus 3D and came away decently impressed with performance even...

30 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2011

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Day One Keynote - Mobile is King

Today marks the first day of our coverage of Qualcomm's annual Uplinq conference in San Diego, California. It's our first time coming to Uplinq, a conference whose roots trace...

4 by Brian Klug on 6/1/2011

The ASUS Padfone: A Smartphone That Docks into a Tablet

A number of you have asked for this innovation over the past few months: a smartphone that docks into a tablet. Given that the two platforms generally share the...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

NVIDIA's Kal-El Glowball Shows off Dynamic Lighting & Quad-Core Physics on a Tablet

I've warned both Qualcomm and TI that the danger they have to face in the SoC space going forward isn't just NVIDIA engineering, but NVIDIA marketing. Although too aggressive...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2011

Android 3.1 on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

I ran into a number of hiccups in my review of the Eee Pad Transformer last month. Some of the issues were of course due to the early nature...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/28/2011

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" - Mobile IE 9 Browser Explored

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a number of details and the first official look at the next release of Windows Phone 7, codename “mango.” Back when we reviewed Windows Phone 7...

35 by Brian Klug on 5/26/2011

HTC HD7: Now With NoDo

When Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 late last year, it was readily evident that they had a solid platform on their hands, but it was missing some critical details...

45 by Vivek Gowri on 5/12/2011

Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Updates for Phone, Tablet, TV and Accessories

Google’s I/O 2011 keynote may have suffered from a few choice leaks, namely the new Music service and Ice Cream Sandwich announcement, but Google still managed to include some...

22 by Nirdhar Khazanie & Jason Inofuentes on 5/10/2011

This Just In: HP Veer 4G for AT&T

It's going to be a busy week for smartphones. We've got Google I/O, a bunch of finishing touches on the Droid Charge review, the Infuse 4G on its way...

29 by Brian Klug on 5/9/2011

NVIDIA to Acquire Icera, Adds Software Baseband to its Portfolio

Late last year Intel announced the intention to acquire Infineon’s Wireless Solutions business, highlighting an important trend in the application processor space: those determined to lead in the smartphone/tablet...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/9/2011

This Just In: Samsung Droid Charge - The First Verizon 4G LTE Droid

This morning the Samsung Droid Charge arrived on our doorstep, and we've got a few initial impressions and some photos to tide you over until the full review. Last...

42 by Brian Klug on 5/3/2011

BlackBerry Bold Touch and BlackBerry 7 OS Headline BlackBerry World Day 1

There’s no getting around it, RIM hasn’t had the best year ever. It's been steadily losing market share to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7, there's been lackluster response...

27 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/2/2011

AT&T Update Enables HSUPA on Motorola Atrix, HTC Inspire - Our Analysis

With just a day left in April, AT&T made good on its promise to enable HSUPA for its two newest HSPA+ enabled smartphones, the Motorola Atrix and HTC Inspire...

21 by Brian Klug on 5/1/2011

Google Announces Google Talk Video Chat for Android 2.3.4

Back when we reviewed the Nexus S and Android 2.3, one of our only complaints was that gingerbread sorely needed front facing video chat support. Third party video chat...

21 by Brian Klug on 4/28/2011

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