Owners of the ASUS Transformer Prime are already enjoying the sweet taste of Jelly Bean, but a new development has caused the update for the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity to be delayed. In a forum post on XDA-Developers, ASUS Technical Marketing Manager Gary Key explained that the company had run into a few technical problems with the keyboard when accessing the recently updated Facebook application.
“For those users in the US and Canada, the 10.4.4.16 Release should be available early next week. A couple of applications that were recently updated (Facebook 1.9.10 on 9/20 as one example) required a last minute firmware update for the keyboard to operate correctly in the “Comment” area with Android 4.1. Sorry about the slight delay but this fix needed to be implemented before release.”
As usual, ASUS has provided its user base with insight, complete with a legitimate reason and a new time frame. So, while we may have to wait a few extra days, at least we know the company will be rolling out fully-functioning firmware.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the HTC One X+, which may or may not be delayed due to increasing the battery size. With fans already anticipated for the upcoming device, it looks like it could be a major contender for the infamous Galaxy Note II, set to release in the UK early October.
Luckily the folks over at GSMArena, have a leaked O2 Wireless brochure, flashing the One X+. The specs match up to what we’ve been reporting, which are… well… quite beastly:
- 1.7GHz quad-core processor
- Whopping 64GB of internal-storage
- 8 mega-pixel camera
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Beats Audio support
- And lastly, 25GB of Dropbox storage
There is still no official word on what will consist of the RAM memory and screen specifications. The cost, according to the carrier pamphlet, will be around £479.99 without a contract, which translates to a hefty $780. If you’re an HTC addict, and want one of the most powerful devices on the market, this is the one for you.
Following the company’s Xperia acro S release, Sony has announced the impending US availability of its budget-level Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual handsets. Currently available in Europe, the smartphones both sport an 800MHz single-core Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2-inch HVGA (480×320) display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Xperia Tipo Dual, however, will feature two SIM slots, which isn’t something that usually makes its way to the United States. Customers will also get a rather disappointing 3-megapixel rear camera. Unfortunately, both units will only support 3G HSPA connectivity for use with AT&T.
The Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual are now available to purchase from Sony’s official online store for $179.99 and $189.99, respectively. Color choices include serene black, classic silver, navy blue and deep red for the Xperia Tipo, and classic black and classic white for the Xperia Tipo Dual. For more information, you can catch the full press release past the break.
Xperia™ tipo and Xperia tipo dual by Sony Come to the U.S.
· Xperia tipo comes in a single and dual SIM version for consumers looking for an easy-to-use full-functioning Android smartphone
· Both smartphones launch on Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
What: Sony Mobile Communications brings two new Xperia smartphones,
Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual to the US. Xperia tipo and tipo dual are designed to be easy-to-use, enabling you to get the most from your smartphone – whether browsing the web, sharing pictures or downloading apps. With a dedicated set-up guide, excellent battery life, built-in application monitoring data usage, and the Android 4.0 (ICS) operating system, you are empowered to make the most of your smartphone’s performance.
Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual are hassle-free full-featured Android smartphones providing access to hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from, as well as Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited for access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks.
If you want to combine work and personal SIMs into the same phone, or if you are traveling and need to switch to an international number, the Xperia tipo dual makes it easy. You can switch between SIM cards any time with a simple press of a button. You can also switch automatically by setting which SIM card to use at specific times of the day as well as customize each SIM card separately with different ringtones and notifications.
Pricing & availability:
The Xperia tipo is now available at store.sony.com. Xperia tipo dual is currently available for pre-order on store.sony.com. Xperia tipo dual will also be available at select Sony retail stores. Newegg and other online retailers will also carry Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual. For additional availability and pricing, please check with each retailer.
· Xperia tipo – MSRP $179.99 (unlocked), in serene black, classic silver, navy blue and deep red
· Xperia tipo dual – MSRP $189.99 (unlocked), in classic black or classic white
The Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual support the network bands below:
· Xperia tipo
o UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100
o GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
· Xperia tipo dual
o UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100
o GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
After months of community comments and focus on the knowledge of traveling, it looks like Google MyTracks has been updated to give users a more enjoyable, and accurate atmosphere. For those who have never used MyTracks before, it is essentially a distance and speed recording tool. People that find more interest in riding bikes, running, or perform other types of recreational activities will be quite happy with the updates, in store for them.
The most notable feature is perhaps the ability to “pause and resume” recording data, which will provide users with a more accurate calculation of their daily travels. Besides the glorious option to control ”time and space”, MyTracks users can now utlize recording easily, as the developers have moved the recording functions to the bottom of the app, as opposed to the small icons on the top. And to throw in that “third wish”, you will be able to control everything with a new, sleek widget.
With these updates, its hard not to get this app. You can grab it in the Play Store for free.. no suprise. What do you think of the MyTracks update? Will this assist you in your daily routine? I would love to hear your comments on your latest endeavors using MyTracks.
Foreign site Telekom Presse obtained some images and specifications for a pair of Samsung devices that are in the works. The devices are the Samsung Galaxy Music and the Samsung Galaxy Music DUOS. Contrary to the bigger is better trend, these devices will come with 3.0-inch screens, an A9 850 MHz processor and 4GB of internal memory that can be increased via the addition of 32GB microSD cards. The pair of phones will initially come loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DUOS version will be dual-sim capable. Definitely not a device for those interested in powerhouse devices and maybe not even for those interested in a device for typical smartphone duties.
However, the devices may be of interest to users who are into music. Each will come equipped with an FM radio receiver and antenna along with the ability to record FM broadcasts. Samsung has built in speakers at both ends of the device to improve sound quality and numerous music based applications will be preloaded.
It is not entirely clear what market Samsung hopes to tap into with these devices. They are similar to portable media players and thus will probably suffer from some of the issues other devices in that niche experience, although the addition of phone functionality may help. However, the hardware specs and small size seem to work against the devices for a smartphone buyer who may be wooed by the addition of nice music features.
No word on pricing or availability. Do you think pricing and availability will really matter with either of these devices?
We’re already familiar with Huawei’s Ascend P1, and the next logical step for Huawei is to offer that same experience in an LTE flavor. Huawei has officially announced the upcoming availability of the Ascend P1 LTE in the UK exclusively on the recently announced EE (everything everywhere) network. As a refresher, here are the specs of the LTE device:
- 2000mAh battery
- 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP camera
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (540×960) display
- Corning Gorilla Glass2
Those aren’t bad specs at all, and of course EE and Huawei are promising “ultra-fast mobile communication” with this device. We’re anxious to see how these new devices will perform on the newly announced network. Hit the break for the full press release.
Huawei Device Ramps Up 4G Innovation
Full-speed ahead with the availability of the HUAWEI Ascend P1 LTE
Vancouver, Canada, September 26, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced the availability of its ultra-fast 4G smartphone, the HUAWEI Ascend P1 LTE at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2012 in Vancouver, Canada. The HUAWEI Ascend P1 LTE will be available in the UK exclusively from EE, with availability in other markets to follow. At the event, Huawei also underscored its commitment to increase access to high-speed mobile experiences for more people around the world through strengthening their LTE product portfolio which includes many first-in-class LTE products such as the Huawei B593, the world’s first LTE TDD wireless broadband router and the Huawei E398, the world’s first triple-mode LTE modem.
“LTE is the future of mobile communications, and faster data networks will become a key area of differentiation for consumers when choosing their mobile devices,” said Kevin Ho, President of the Handset Product Line of Huawei Device. “Huawei is committed to LTE innovation throughout the entire communications infrastructure from the ground to the cloud. The availability of the HUAWEI Ascend P1 LTE is just one more way in which we are putting great technology into the hands of more people globally.”
Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is currently the device compatible with the highest number of frequency bands and is being tested on operators’ networks across Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia-Pacific. Through Ascend P1 LTE, Huawei Device is helping operators to develop and expand their LTE user base. Since initiating LTE R&D efforts in 2004, Huawei has been a global leader in the development of LTE technology and has led the way in commercial LTE rollouts.
Ultra-Fast Mobile Communication with the Ascend P1 LTE
With its 2,000mAh Li-Polymer battery and powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the HUAWEI Ascend P1 LTE enables faster downloads at a data transmission rate of up to 100 Mbit/s that far outperforms HSDPA. Its ultra-low latency guarantees smooth video calls and online games.
The Ascend P1 LTE, running the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, is an entertainment dynamo with pace to burn. The 1GB RAM ensures smooth browsing and the 4GB ROM offers capacity for limitless apps from the Google Play™ Store. The HUAWEI Ascend P1 LTE also provides an array of multimedia features to delight photographers and movie-makers. Its 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash captures 30 images per second to preserve every memorable moment. The second-generation 10.9-cm (4.3-inch) Super AMOLED qHD display with scratchproof Corning® Gorilla® Glass2 provides enhanced stability and durability.
About Huawei Device:
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device’s focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com
In a continuation of yesterday’s initial rollout of 25-cent apps, Google continues their 25 billion app download celebration by adding more titles. Hit the break for the full list of additional titles.
- Cut the Rope: Experiments
- SketchBook Mobile
- Flick Nations Rugby
- Dungeon Village
- Color & Draw for kids HD
- doubleTwist Alarm Clock
- Paper Camera
- FIFA 12 by EA SPORTS
- Mini Motor Racing
- World of Goo
- The Going to Bed Book-Boynton
- Shark Dash
- Color & Draw for kids phone
- Color & Draw for kids HD
As a reminder, Google is still featuring hot prices on 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the world and 25 of their top selling magazines. Those can be found in the banner ads across the top of the Play Store.
Google launches Field Trip to help you find ‘cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you’
Google just launched Field Trip, which runs in the background on your phone and is your guide to cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Whenever you get close to something cool, a pop up notification will appear telling you about the place. Also, if you happen to have a headset or Bluetooth connected, it will read the information to you.
Field Trip will identify the best places to eat, shop, or have fun, including local history. For restaurants and bars, data will be taken from publications like Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Eater. For stores and products, Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will provide the information. Songkick and Flavorpill will take care of local music and Atlas Obscura and Daily Secret will uncover hidden gems.
Field Trip seems like the perfect way to not only discover places in locations you aren’t familiar with, but also to re-discover history and places in your local area. Check out the video below and hit one of the download links to get started and let us know what you think.
Samsung just sent us a “save the date” for an event on October 24th in New York City. The invitation clearly shows the S Pen, so we fully expect this to be some sort of launch party for the U.S. release of the Galaxy Note II. The original Galaxy Note sold more units than most expected, and the Galaxy Note II is supposed to triple that success. We will be live at the event so if there’s anything major to report we will let you know.
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