Telstra today have confirmed what we expected to be true. Two devices from the HTC One series will be heading to their stores. The only catch is, we don’t know which ones! Here’s what Telstra had to say on the matter,
‘Today we’re confirming we’re bringing two of the newly unveiled HTC One handsets to the nation’s largest and fastest national mobile network.’
This means that Telstra will be picking between the HTC One X, XL, S or V. Based on the newly rolled out 4G LTE network, it’d be safe to assume that Telstra will opt for the One XL as their flagship device. For those of you who don’t know, the X/XL are the flagship phones of the …
Hi all! Android Australia was churning out post after post during this year’s Mobile World Congress. It got a bit messy with articles here and there and everywhere. That’s where I come in. Here’s the round-up of the top events from MWC, with a full list of all topics covered!
So here we go!
Just before the congress officially started, Sammy came out with two announcements – one stellar, one not so much:
- The Galaxy Beam – a Gingerbread running smartphone with an in-built projector capable of projecting a 50” HD screen.
- The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – a dissapointing edition to the Galaxy Tab line, bringing 2011’s specs together with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
After what has been a fantastic MWC full of lots of Android goodness, GSMA the mob that hosts MWC has announced their Annual Global Mobile Awards. The list of 17 winners consists of many categories including “Best Mobile App” and “The Green Mobile App.”
The most recognizable win, probably came from Samsung with their Galaxy S2, which won smartphone of the year. Very expected and not so expected at the same time. Considering that the Galaxy S2 has now officially sold 20 million devices to date, it’s not that unexpected. But because of the extensive list of new smartphones announced this year at MWC, it is sort of a surprise.
We chose a list of 10 interesting and Android related …
Google’s ex-CEO and current Chairmen, Eric Schmidt, has made a great keynote speech at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The video goes for about an hour, but each moment is entertaining enough to keep you going – he is really just a pleasure to listen to.
Schmidt touches on a variety topics, including but not limited to:
- 1Gbps internet in the world, starting in Kansas City.
- A large section on Chrome for Android with demos.
- Driverless cars.
- Holographic/3D gaming.
- Support for small businesses
LG has had lots to say over the last day or so. In fact, all of us here at Android Australia are struggling to keep up with them. What I want to know is – can too many announcements be too many announcements?
So far, LG announced their new Optimus L range, for the everyday consumer, an update to their 3D phone of 2011, the Optimus 3D Max, and the Optimus 4X HD , for the tech-head power users. All these phones are getting quite the hype at the moment, but one other announced phone also from LG has caught my eye, but maybe for the wrong reason.
The LG Optimus Vu is the last Major announcement LG …
I recently wrote about ZTE’s announcements of dual and quad-core Android powered devices. I mentioned how ZTE is a brand which is doing great things at this year’s MWC and informed the Australian public about ZTE’s lack of penetration in our local smartphone market. Unfortunately ZTE is not the only big brand that is releasing great products which will probably never hit our shores.
ViewSonic, who also do not have a very established name down under, have announced several smartphone devices which are to be released in the coming months. These devices are the ViewPhone 4e, ViewPhone 4s and ViewPhone 3. Another device that had been announced but was not on display at MWC is supposed to be the flag …
As you all know, Siri sucks! Although surprisingly here in Australia it is better than the US version. However, I still don’t want some obnoxious computer personal assistant consistently asking me if I would like restaurant locations or real-estate listings.
At the present time Google’s Majel, their Siri competitor, has not yet made it to the market. But by using Google’s voice control feature (that are already available on all Android 2.1 and above devices), as well as Motorola’s Electrify feature (a UI made for Google Voice control), we’re already seeing Siri put in her place!
Have a look at Motorola’s advert for the feature – Apple wont be too happy!
Remember though, Google is currently …
Personally, when it comes to 3D I’m always a little sceptical. I’m not too sure why to be honest. Maybe its because I think that making an image that is in fact 2D look 3D is similar to cheating. Regardless, I do understand the hype around the technology, I just don’t understand why someone would want 3D capabilities on their phone.
The LG Optimus 3D MAX is the second generation 3D phone from LG. Last year when they released the original, I thought to my self – why? I couldn’t understand why anyone would need this feature, and shrugged it off as a marketing gimmick. However, the improvements made in this update have seen me change my mind on small …
This is Huawei’s second major announcement of MWC, to see our coverage of their new line of phones click here.
Imagine if Enzo Ferrari made a tablet. It would be cool. It would be sexy. It would be powerful. Chances are, it would be a lot like the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD announced at this year’s MWC. This tablet just screams awesome with a feature set that blows all other tablets out of the water, starting with the screen. The 10” display has a resolution of 1920×1200, greater than that of my MacBook Pro’s 15.4” high-res display! With a pixel density of 226ppi on a LED backlit IPS display, watching videos on this little gem will …
Toshiba have brought something new to the table at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Although it is currently nothing more than a prototype, this tab looks to have a bright future.
What we currently know about it is:
- 7.7″ AMOLED screen (1280×800 resolution)
- 1GB of RAM
- Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor (unknown GHz)
- 16, 32 or 64 GB internal memory, micro-SD card compatible.
Hands-on with the Toshiba AT270:
Source: Android Community
Samsung has proved itself to be one of the major contributors to Barcelona’s MWC and the South Korean company shows no signs of slowing down. Obviously Samsung has quite an established name as a phone manufacturer but it has also dominated specific niche markets with innovative products such as the Zipel oven.
Samsung’s latest release is a direct competitor for Apple’s iPod touch, and what a fantastic competitor it is. The Samsung Galaxy S Wifi will have the following packed under the hood:
· 1 GHz processor
· 4.2 inch WVGA (480 * 800) display
· 2 MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera
· will read the following audio files: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, WMA, …
It’s official, or at least as official as you can get without a product announcement. In preparation for their keynote this morning, Samsung have reportedly flooded the first floor of the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona with huge images of what is said to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (as seen below).
Solely from the image supplied we can tell that the Note has a stylus, is 10.1″ wide and could be running Ice Cream Sandwich, although the notification bar looks strikingly similar to that found on the Honeycomb tabs w/ TouchWix UX. The look of the tab is very similar to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 , but appears to have some silver tinting on each edge (possibly …