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Magazines and audiobooks coming soon to Google Play

Yesterday Google announced its new Google Play brand which integrates Android applications, music, movies and books all into one service. Now magazines and audiobooks may be on the way to help turn Google Play into a more developed and expansive ecosystem. This development came about as an audiobooks page was …

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Apple plan on settling with Android

Steve Jobs may have said that he was going to crush Android but the latest news suggests that Apple are planning to settle with Android manufacturers. New leader Tim Cook appears to have a different view on the matter. Jobs famously said “I will spend my last dying breath if …

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Android 4.0 devices growing in number, albeit slowly

If you have happened to receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich on your Android device in the last few months consider yourself part of the lucky few. Google has just announced the latest figures for platform version market share and the latest Ice Cream Sandwich update holds just 1.6% of the market. This …

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Android ‘Key Lime Pie’ to follow after Jelly Bean

The Verge has today been tipped by a “reliable source” that the next version of its Android operating system is to be known as Key Lime Pie. It is due to succeed the currently unannounced Android 5.0 Jelly Bean iteration that we already know a little bit about. Like everyone else we currently …

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All of humanity to own an Android phone one day

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has given a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, his third in as many years. He touched on the fact that everyone could at some stage could own an Android smartphone if current levels of growth are maintained. This will be done by extending …

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ASUS announces some more Transformer Android tablets

Revealed alongside the Padfone last night were a couple of new Transformer series tablets. The tablets in question are the Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series and the Transformer Pad 300 series. Starting off with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series (buzz-word galore) there is a really impressive 1920×1200 Full …

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Samsung announces a pair of Android 4.0 tablets

Samsung has just announced two new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and the Galaxy Note 10.1. Just like I speculated when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) was announced I knew Samsung would announce a larger 10.1 inch version fairly soon, and I was …

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Facebook deny reading text messages on smartphones

Facebook, the social networking giant have been accused of accessing and reading personal text messages from users on their smartphones according to a report published yesterday in the Sunday times. Facebook have apparently admitted that they accessed personal data on users phones during a test of their own messaging service. …

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Huawei outs a 10.1″ Full HD Android tablet

Today at Mobile World Congress the mobile world’s underdog Huawei announced the MediaPad 10 FHD. The tablet is still fairly early into the production process with the model on show today being handmade. The tablet has Huawei’s home-brewed chipset, the K3V2 quad-core Cortex-A9 chipset inside. This chipset is apparently “more than 49% faster …

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LG announces a new 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max

While the LG Optimus 3D was not an overwhelming sucess when it was debuted last year it did open up a new market of smartphones, namely 3D smartphones. Now LG has announced the sucessor to the Optimus 3D claiming it is “real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.” This successor will …

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LG’s X3 smartphone will pack in a Tegra 3 chipset

In the second LG smartphone related leak in as many days (the first being the successor to the Optimus 3D,) the upcoming X3 has been shown off with some specification and benchmark information. The upcoming and presumably flagship LG smartphone will run on the mighty powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, just like …

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Apple commands that Samsung stops mocking fanboys

It comes as no surprise Apple would sooner or later reply to Samsung’s “Next Big Thing” advertising campaign which takes stabs at Apple’s iPhone and its owners, while also exposing the advantages of Samsung’s Galaxy S II. As part of an ongoing lawsuit between Apple and Samsung (no surprises there,) …

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LG’s Optimus 3D 2 sighted ahead of MWC launch

A bit of a leak has occured on LG’s Optimus 3D 2 ahead of its announcement at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later in the month, which is where the company unveiled its original Optimus 3D last year. Aside from the ability for the phone to continue displaying 3D images without …

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