Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...



Gingerbread

Verizon’s $79.99 LG Lucid with 4G LTE undercuts Nokia Lumia 900

March 27th, 2012

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced an upcoming new addition to its 4G LTE smartphone lineup. Launching on March 29th, the entry-level LG Lucid features low-end specs and last year’s Android build, but it also sports one of the lowest launch prices we’ve seen so far for a 4G LTE-equipped smartphone. Specs include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, …

Full specs of LG’s upcoming Lucid 4G for Verizon leak

March 23rd, 2012

The unannounced LG Lucid 4G, code-named Cayman, is reportedly slated to arrive on Verizon’s 4G LTE network within the coming weeks. Droid-Life on Thursday obtained purported specs for the handset, which looks to be a mid-range smartphone. The Lucid 4G will be equipped with a 4-inch IPS Gorlla Glass display with a 800 x 400-pixel …

Sony announces the Xperia sola, with ‘floating touch’ navigation [video]

March 14th, 2012

Sony on Tuesday announced the Xperia sola, the latest addition the company’s Android portfolio. The handset is equipped with a 3.7-inch Reality Display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, NFC and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich promised for the summer months. The Xperia sola also features “floating touch” navigation, which enables “magic” …

Samsung releases Android 4.0 ICS update for European Galaxy S II

March 13th, 2012

Samsung on Tuesday announced an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available in Europe and South Korea for the Galaxy S II. An update for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R,Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 8.9 and Tab 10.1 will follow in the near future. Samsung is …

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G available from T-Mobile on March 21st

March 13th, 2012

T-Mobile on Monday announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available in select stores on March 21st and nationwide on March 28th. The carrier’s newest 4G HSPA+ smartphone is equipped with a 3.97-inch Super AMOLED display and a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The device also features a 5-megapixel camera …

Android fragmentation gets measured; 2012 is the year of Gingerbread

February 29th, 2012

Fragmentation is a recurring issue that haunts the Android ecosystem in many ways. While Google’s latest version of the Android platform was intended in large part to address the issue — which many believe to have peaked when the software giant launched Android 3.0 Honeycomb and maintained two entirely separate versions of Android for smartphones …

Hands on with LG’s entry-level L-Series smartphones

February 28th, 2012

The term “entry-level” immediately reduces the appeal of smartphones in markets like the U.S. these days, as flagship phones are typically far more exciting and innovative. Still, it’s notable when a manufacturer goes to some length to differentiate an entry-level line of smartphones, and LG has done just that with its new L series. The …

Hands on with Samsung’s Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile

February 28th, 2012

Samsung has a number of new devices on hand at this year’s Mobile World Congress, and one of them was the Galaxy S Blaze 4G set to launch on T-Mobile later this year. We got a chance to check out the Blaze 4G, and we left relatively unimpressed. To be fair, the Blaze is a …

Hands on with Sony’s Xperia P (again) and Xperia U

February 27th, 2012

We were only able to spend a few minutes with Sony’s new Xperia P smartphone as we rushed from Sony’s press conference to HTC’s press conference on Sunday, and we didn’t get any time at all with the Xperia U. Thanks to a slightly lighter event scheduled on Monday, we were able to make it …

Samsung Galaxy Beam hands-on

February 27th, 2012

A projector phone? From Samsung? Sure, why not? We got a chance to spend some time with Sammy’s newly announced “Beam” addition to its ever-expanding Galaxy line, and we left with mixed emotions. On the one hand, this is a solid and well executed smartphone, but it sports a 1Ghz dual-core chip, Android 2.3, a …