One of mobile’s most popular messaging platforms, WhatsApp, hit a huge benchmark this week. Its creators took to its official Twitter account to announce that in just one 24 hour cycle, WhatsApp handled a whopping 27 billion messages. Yes… 27 billion!
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Rumors surrounding an upcoming smartphone from Motorola — believed to be called the Motorola X or the Google X — have been circulating for a number of months now, however, we’re yet to see any real evidence that the device exists. But new AnTuTu benchmarks for a “Google X” running Android 5.0.1 Key Lime Pie suggests the device may soon be on its way.
That’s if it’s real, of course.
The popular computer application 3DMark is now available to download on the Play Store. 3DMark is an application which is used to determine your device’s graphical performance, and now it’s available to evaluate how well your phone and tablet perform.
On Thursday, March 14, Samsung will unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV at an event in New York City’s Times Square. The Korean company has been very secretive about its next-generation Android flagship — as it was with the Galaxy S III last year — but pictures of the new device may have been leaked ahead of its official debut.
The image you see above was posted to Chinese forum 52 Samsung, and it’s just one of many of that purportedly show the Galaxy S IV. The handset looks a lot like a Galaxy Note II — albeit a slightly smaller version — but according to a benchmark test, its internals are very different.
Benchmarks for a mysterious Samsung tablet codenamed the GT-N5100 have surfaced online, sparking speculation that the Korean electronics giant is working on a 7-inch version of the Galaxy Note. The device would fit in nicely between the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1, and it would allow Samsung to compete with other tiny tablets like Apple’s iPad mini, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, and Google’s Nexus 7.
Asus has been enjoying plenty of success with the Nexus 7, which continues to sell out on the Google Play Store as we approach the holiday season. It’s no surprise, then, that the Taiwanese company is working on another budget Android tablet. According to new benchmarks, the device will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a mysterious 1GHz processor.