If Samsung’s 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet is a little too large for your rucksack, then maybe the company’s new 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be better suited. Announced this morning, the new slate comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed, and will be available globally in May.
All items tagged with "wi-fi"
Google has been keen to show us what Google Glass can do, and this week the company revealed the specifications behind the magic. In addition to a 5-megapixel camera capably of recording 720p video, the snazzy spectacles will pack 16GB of internal storage, and a 640×360 display that is the “equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away,” according to Google.
You can already get your hands on Google’s new Chromebook Pixel if you don’t mind a Wi-Fi only model, but if you want to ensure you can get things done on the go — even without a Wi-Fi hotspot — you’ll want the one with LTE connectivity.
Google has remained relatively quiet about this particular model since launching its new notebook back in February, but it has now updated its Google Play store to confirm the Chromebook Pixel with LTE will be available “by April 8.”
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Chip maker Qualcomm has teamed up with DoubleTwist, the creator of one of the most popular media players for Android, to develop a new media streaming service called MagicPlay. The open source protocol will allow any Android device to stream media — including music, movies, and photos — to anything with a Qualcomm chip running the AllJoyn protocol, competing with existing streaming services like DLNA.
Samsung has introduced a new Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera that drops its 3G/4G data connection in an effort to become more affordable. Like the original Galaxy Camera, this model runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with access to a more than 700,000 apps from the Google Play store. It also has all the same hardware, including a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 23mm wide-angle lens, and 21x optical zoom.
Google began rolling out its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update earlier this week, and it looked as though the software would bring nothing more than a few important bug fixes. But after used their devices after upgrading, Nexus owners have begun to notice some changes throughout the OS.
In addition to better download notifications, Android 4.2.2 brings some changes to the Quick Settings pane, and a number of new notification sounds.
Samsung has today added another two smartphones to its Galaxy family in the form of the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young. Both mid-range devices are to offer Android on a budget, and their optional dual-SIM capabilities make them ideal for those who frequently use their smartphones for both work and play. Samsung will be showcasing the devices at Mobile World Congress later this month, but we have the full specifications for both below.
Google has applied for a license to build a wireless network over its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company submitted an application to the Federal Communication Commission last week requesting permission for an “experimental radio service” that would cover a two-mile radius around its building.
Some analysts believe the move could be the start of numerous dense and “superfast” Google wireless networks in other locations.
Hisense Pulse is a new set-top box powered by Google TV that was first announced at IFA back in August. Its $100 price tag makes it one of the most affordable ways to introduce Google TV to your living room, and it comes with some nice features. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one, you can place your order now through Amazon. But you’ll have to be quick if you want it before Christmas.
There’s a problem I often run into with my mobile devices, and that’s not enough storage space. I insist on purchasing devices with just 16GB of memory, and then I have to find ways to manage that storage the best I can. Some devices will take microSD cards that will allow you to bump their storage as and when you need it, but others — like Apple’s iOS devices — don’t come with that luxury.
Vantec’s new NexStar WiFi hard drive dock lets you bump your smartphone, tablet, and even PC storage over Wi-Fi. You can use it to store your audio and video collections on your home network, then use Vantec’s dedicated apps to access them wirelessly when you need to.