Come this Friday, Sprint will be the first US carrier to stock HTC's first supersize smartphone, the HTC One Max.
With its enormous 5.9-inch 1080p HD screen, 4-"UltraPixel" camera, and 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, it's certainly striving to recapture some of the original HTC One's excellence.
However, the Max's design does present a few features all its own, like a fingerprint scanner and a microSD card slot.
Sprint will sell the hulking handset beginning November 15 for $250 with a new two-year service agreement. With Sprint's One Up … Read more
Schools now can purchase Android tablets outfitted with a special version of Google Play designed for teachers and students.
Starting Wednesday, Google Play for Education will be included on the Nexus 7 through the Google in Education program. Google Play for Education offers teacher-approved apps for students, educational videos, and books for those in grades K-12. Teachers can search for approved apps based on grade level and other criteria, buy them via a purchase order, and then deploy them to their students.
Each Nexus 7 tablet costs $229, plus an additional $30 for management and the Google Play for Education … Read more
iOS and Android users who plan to buy a PS4 may want to check out Sony's new PlayStation app.
You can use your iOS or Android device as a second screen and remote control to display and manage the action from compatible PS4 games. You can shop at the PlayStation Store to buy and download games and add-ons for your PS4 console. You can also view PlayStation manuals and system guides.
Via the Sony Entertainment Network, you can chat with … Read more
The HTC One Max will reach Sprint customers on Friday, November 15, according to a Best Buy preorder page.
The page shows the phone selling for $250 with the standard two-year contract. Sprint subscribers who want to replace their current device off contract would have to pay the full price of $750 for the One Max.
Outfitted with a 5.9-inch screen, the One Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor and offers a fingerprint scanner to unlock the device.
The large smartphone, aka phablet, is already available in China and parts of Europe. In … Read more
Some Nexus tablet owners can expect to get their first taste of Android KitKat soon.
Google announced on Twitter Tuesday that it would begin rolling out an over-the-air upgrade of Android 4.4 KitKat to Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 tablets immediately.
Starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat— Android (@Android) November 13, 2013
However, not all Nexus owners can expect the upgrade right away; Google said the current rollout is for Wi-Fi-only tablets, meaning that Nexus slates with mobile data will have … Read more
Fans of Google's Nexus series of smartphones often have lots of positive things to say about the devices, but glowing praise for the included camera usually isn't included.
While the recently released Nexus 5 makes some improvements on the lackluster shooter of its predecessor, the Nexus 4, a hacker over at the XDA developers forum has taken it a step further with a mod that's like digital steroids for its 8-megapixel camera.… Read more
For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.
The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker was released on Tuesday by IDC, which detailed third-quarter numbers for all smartphone shipments worldwide. A total of 261.1 million smartphones were shipped during this quarter, 81 percent of which run Google's operating system. A study by Strategy Analytics last month revealed nearly the same numbers, showing that Android gobbled 81.3 percent of the global smartphone market in the third quarter.
There are several smartphone manufacturers that run Android on their devices. … Read more
One of Android's biggest hang-ups could be going the way of the rotary phone, thanks to a new app released on Tuesday by CyanogenMod.
The first app published by CyanogenMod since it received $7 million in funding and incorporated in September is the CyanogenMod Installer, which streamlines installing the customized version of Android.
Installing custom versions of Android, called custom ROMs, is tricky business. CyanogenMod's new installer app aims overcome the learning curve and make it easy for any Android user to install its custom ROM.
While CyanogenMod didn't immediately have many details available, an explanation of … Read more
The Moto X is slowly but surely gaining some ground in the mobile space.
Chitika, an online ad network that services tens of millions of ad impressions across North America, revealed on Tuesday that Motorola's Moto X has watched its share of overall Motorola device Web traffic jump from 1.2 percent in early October to 1.8 percent at the end of last month. Though that is by no means massive growth, Chitika points out that its popularity seems to be steadily rising.
Motorola released the Moto X in August, and it arguably sits at the top end … Read more