Earlier today, Sony officially launched its first dual micro USB flash drive, which has been designed by and large for users with very low storage capacities on their Android-powered smartphones or tablets. This memory stick allows it users to directly transfer files from their phone-to-PC without having to remove the microSD card. The unit features a full USB 2.0 port and a microUSB connector, nicely packaged into a compact, elegant body.
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Google’s Nexus-branded wireless charger is now available to purchase from Google Play in the United Kingdom. The £35 device, which is compatible with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7, is currently shipping in 1-2 business days.
Oppo’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Find 7, has been the centre of attention for sometime now, with many rumors suggesting that the handset will come crammed with some extremely impressive specifications. But recent speculation reveals that the upcoming handset’s hardware might be much more jaw-dropping than was previously anticipated.
Looking for a new Wi-Fi hotspot that’ll ensure you’re constantly connected when you’re on the go? Well, if you want a great deal on it, then you should check out the Karma Wi-Fi Hotspot, which is now available with 1GB of data and free shipping for just $69 for a limited time thanks to Cult of Android deals.
The Xbox One isn’t quite out yet, but those of you planning to pick one up later this week can now download the new companion app for Android in preparation. Gamers can use it to navigate their Xbox One’s user interface, browse the web on their TV, and to turn their smartphone or tablet into a second screen.
One of the great things about Android is that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to gain access to its ecosystem.
Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE — and even the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Motorola — all offer super affordable Android-powered smartphones that even budget-conscious consumers and those in the developing world can gain access to. And some of them aren’t bad, either.
Take the new Moto G, for example: It starts at just $179 off contract, and for that you get an HD display, a quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and access to Google’s latest Android operating system.
Thanks to devices like this, smartphones are about to go mainstream in the developing world, according to a new piece in the latest edition of Wired from our own editor-in-chief Leander Kahney.
Worldwide smartphones shipments reached a whopping 251.4 million units during the third quarter of 2013, up 45% from the 172.8 million units sold during the same quarter last year, and 81.3% of them were running Android. The iPhone’s share fell to 13.4%, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform reached 4.1% — an improvement over last year’s 2.1% share.
As promised, Microsoft has released its official Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS to coincide with the launch of Windows 8.1. The app is free to download and use, and just like the many third-party remote desktop clients, it allows you to access your Windows PC remotely from your smartphone or tablet.
When you’re browsing the web on your mobile, prepare to stumble across new popups that bash the smartphone you’re using.
LG, together with advertising agency M&C Saatchi, has designed intelligent new ads that find out what smartphone you’re using to take trolling to a new level. They’ll pick common faults with your iPhone, your Galaxy S4, or your HTC One — and then tell you why the LG G2 is better.
Samsung has today unveiled Shape M7, a $400 wireless speaker that hopes to compete with the Sonos. It connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC, and there’s a handy companion app that makes setup easy on Android and iOS devices.