Google Now Launcher Now Available in Google Play For Nexus Devices

Google Now Launcher Now Available in Google Play For Nexus Devices

Google finally launched the Google Now Launcher in Google Play. Its the same launcher app that came with the Nexus 5. It was a merging of the standard home screen with the Google Search app. This allowed for things like always-on “OK Google” hotword detection (while on the home screen) and easy access to Google Now. The … Read More

Smart Communications Wins Awards for Disaster Response and SmartNet

Smart Communications Wins Awards for Disaster Response and SmartNet

Smart won an award during the GSM Association’s Global Mobile Awards 2014 in Barcelona, Spain for its efforts in the aftermath of super-typhoon Yolanda. The telco’s SafePH disaster preparedness and emergency response program was recognized with an award for “Best Use of Mobile for Emergency or Humanitarian Efforts.” The day after super-typhoon Yolanda (or Haiyan, … Read More

Nokia Unveiled Nokia X at the MWC

Nokia Unveiled Nokia X at the MWC

The Nokia X, and its brothers, the X+ and the XL, was unveiled at the MWC. The three decidedly low range phones run Android, but not the one you are used to. The devices run the “Nokia X Software Platform,” a forked version of Android 4.1 Jellybean ( similar to what Amazon did with it’s … Read More

HTC One, Best Smartphone of 2014; Apple iPad Air, Best Mobile Tablet

HTC One, Best Smartphone of 2014; Apple iPad Air, Best Mobile Tablet

HTC’s current flagship, the HTC One, was awarded the “Best Smartphone of the Year” by GSM Association (GSMA). The Best Smartphone of the Year award was one of many announced at the GSM Association’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain this week. It bested several big brand flagships including Apple iPhone 5S, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy … Read More

Samsung Outs the Gear Fit Health-Centric Smartwatch

Samsung Outs the Gear Fit Health-Centric Smartwatch

Not content with two Galaxy Gears, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit – a fitness-centric smartwatch/band with notification features and a curved display. Moving away from the Galaxy Gear design, the Gear Fit has an elongated and curved Super AMOLED display which measures at  1.84 inches with 423 x 128 resolution. The device is very light at … Read More

Samsung Announces the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Announces the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 at the MWC. It comes with better specs, including a 16 MP camera. The Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1 inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16/32GB of storage (+microSD), 2GB of RAM, an IR remote, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, WiFi and a 2,800mAh battery. The S5 is IP67-certified, meaning … Read More

Lenovo Officially Announces the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+; has 18 Hour Battery Life

Lenovo Officially Announces the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+; has 18 Hour Battery Life

Lenovo has announced its new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at the MWC, a 1920 x 1200 device with an 18 hour battery life. Like it’s predecessor, it will have a swivel stand for three different uses – Hold, Tilt or Stand. The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will have a 10.1 inch “20/20 Vision” display (1920×1200), … Read More

HTC Wearable Gadgets (Yes There is More than One)

HTC Wearable Gadgets (Yes There is More than One)

HTC is reportedly planning to demo three wearable devices at next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona: two smartwatches and a bracelet. I’m assuming HTC’s focus on wearable devices will be one of their ways to try slowing down the sliding profits and decreasing market share. One of the wearable devices will be a smartwatch … Read More