VidBlogger Nation's founder Marc Scarpa joins us to talk about his Social TV Network and the rise of new media. Buzz Out Loud's own legal advisor Gil Cabrera joins us to talk about Samsung and its reach for something, anything in their patent battles with Apple. Guess what, they aren't winning. But you know who IS winning? Steve Ballmer. It's Gadgets Galore with the Samsung Nexus, Droid Razr and the Lytro camera. Which one is Molly going to buy?Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Samsung has confirmed via its Facebook page that the Galaxy Nexus will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless in the U.S. during its initial release. However, Samsung has said that it's possible for other carriers to offer the phone at a later date.
Samsung and Google announced the Galaxy Nexus along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last night at a press conference in Hong Kong. The Galaxy Nexus is the latest in the Nexus line of phones that is developed with Google's guidance, and is meant as a showcase for the latest Android operating system.… Read more
commentary If I'm a Droid Bionic owner, I have to be pretty peeved.
The Bionic was supposed to be positioned as Verizon Wireless' flagship 4G LTE smartphone--the first with a dual-core processor--when it launched in early September. But its reign barely lasted a month, and following several recent announcements, it may not even rank as the third-best Android phone in Verizon's lineup by November.
The speed in which new Android devices are hitting the market speaks to the strength of Google's mobile platform. But it also leads to a lot of headaches for consumers who can be … Read more
We return the favor by telling Jill why she should care about Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich updates, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and why babies under 2 years old shouldn't live in front of digital screens.
Also, stay tuned after the break for news about Sony PlayStation Vita launch delays, and Jeff chimes in with a surprising pitch for the future of portable gaming. Heads up, Sony and Nintendo!… Read more
Today's definitely a big day in Android land, with not one but two big phone announcements. First, Motorola announced the Droid Razr, which packs plenty of power in a very slim package.
Later, Samsung released news of the Galaxy Nexus, which sets the standard for Android phones with the brand-new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We know many Android fans out there want to know the facts about both these handsets, so we created a quick and dirty spec sheet comparison. Of course, we're still discovering details about the Galaxy Nexus as we write this, so we'll be sure to fill in any missing information once we find out. Let us know in our comments section if you spot anything missing.… Read more
Samsung Electronics and Google took the wraps off the Galaxy Nexus, the latest Android handset to carry the flagship smartphone moniker.
The smartphone, unveiled at a Samsung event in Hong Kong today, marks the debut of the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich (each iteration of Android is named after a dessert).
For Samsung, the introduction of another flagship Google phone underscores its growing influence as an Android vendor. While the company was slow to shift away from basic phones and move into the smartphone game, it has more than made up for lost time with the … Read more
NEW YORK--Motorola's ultrathin Droid Razr may be just the device to take on the Apple's latest iPhone 4S.
Motorola today took the wraps off the new Droid Razr, the thinnest smartphone ever made, in a move that revives what some would call an iconic brand, the Razr. Motorola's Razr, introduced in 2004, was the hottest-selling cell phone for years. It's super-thin design was the envy of industry and helped push Motorola to a top spot in the world cell phone market.
The company is hoping to strike gold once again with the brand and with the … Read more
The Razr is back, and it's better than ever. Motorola has done the smartest thing it's done in years with the Droid Razr, which combines sheer Droid brawn with the legacy of Razr design.
We had the opportunity to get hands-on with the phone, and we can't deny that the Droid Razr's ultralight design has an immediate wow factor. We picked it up and were stunned at how skinny it was--it's 7.1mm (0.28 inch) thin, to be exact, which makes it the thinnest smartphone so far, according to Motorola. It's also correspondingly lightweight, at only 127 grams (4.5 ounces).
But that doesn't mean the phone is a fragile thing to be coddled. The Droid Razr feels surprisingly solid, and Motorola says that's because of the sculpted glass, the Kevlar backing, and the stainless steel chassis that holds it all together. There's even a nanotechnology coating that makes the phone splash-resistant. It stops short of being waterproof, though, so we wouldn't go swimming with it. The Kevlar backing is soft to the touch, which is a departure from the usual rough texture associated with Kevlar. The thin display is made out of sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass, which is claimed to be scratch-resistant as well.
And what a display it is. The 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display is really gorgeous in person. With its qHD resolution, images and graphics are both colorful and crisp. Motorola says the Droid Razr is the first smartphone to be able to stream HD content from Netflix. … Read more
Motorola has officially announced the Droid Razr, which combines the power of the Droid branding with the iconic slimness of the Razr. Motorola says it is 7.1mm thin and is built out of Kevlar fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass, both of which contribute to the device's durability and scratch resistance. The Droid Razr also claims it has a water-repellent nanocoating.… Read more
NEW YORK--It's baaaack. Motorola brought back its Razr line but in a more powerful package, with the introduction of Motorola Droid Razr for Verizon Wireless.
Measuring just 7.1mm thick, the Droid Razr is made from Kevlar fiber and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced qHD touch screen with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Despite its thin profile, the Android Gingerbread smartphone doesn't skimp on the features, packing in a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4G LTE capabilities, and 1GB RAM.
For full details on the Motorola Droid Razr, check out our full post here.