In a recent conference Sony’s CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed that the Sony Xperia Z will be available via a US carrier in the near future, however there was no information about which career is going to be the fortunate enough to receive it. However T-Mobile is probably the most likely candidates, as TmoNews leaked a picture of a Sony Xperia Z with a T-Mobile logo. However it is also possible that it will be released via multiple careers on the same time. Of course keep in mind that that unlocked version of the Sony Xperia Z can be bought even now for $629, which may be a lot higher than the career based pricing., but it’s the best option for those who want to get their hands on the phone without waiting and don’t wait their device to be bound by an career. Also keep in mind that the waterproof counterpart of the Sony Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia ZR will also be heading to US careers soon, so if the rugged features aren’t that important for you, then it will probably be the better choice for you. Either we expect the new Sony Xperia flagships to be available in US careers soon as it’s been almost three months since the devices official release.
While just about everybody knows that Android phones are good for online and mobile gaming, not everybody agrees as to the reasons why that is the case, so let’s explore some of them.
When Android was being developed there was never any question regarding what people should use them for. Google, the developer of Android, is a very open minded organisation and it has never sought to impose any particular morality on those who use its services. There was never any attempt to prevent the users of Android phones using them for playing online casino games in any part of the world where online gaming for money was legal.
The same cannot be said about Apple. Apple, when it was led by the now late Steve Jobs, had an unusual attitude to online gambling. It refused to allow any gambling apps to be marketed in the Apple store which effectively meant that the iPhone couldn’t be used for playing online casino games; there were just too many obstacles to overcome.
Apple also had an unusual attitude to Adobe Flash; they refused to allow it to be installed in the iPhone. As most online casinos at that time used Adobe Flash, this was another obstacle to using the iPhone for online gambling.
While the former of these was overturned and Apple relaxed its attitude to gambling, and the latter became irrelevant as Adobe Flash gave way to HTML5 as an online gaming platform, Apple lost ground to Android regarding online gaming.
The question today is whether or not Apple has been able to regain that ground. There is no doubt that it has. If you enjoy playing online casino games at http://www.casinoonline.co.nz then you will enjoy playing them on your iPhone equally as much as you will enjoy playing them on your Android phone. While Android phones are not really any better, neither are they any worse. In a nutshell, the reason that Android phones are good for gaming is that they are as good as the iPhone.
Almost a week after being released in the United States, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is now finally available in Canada. Interested buyers can get it from authorized resellers in the country such as the Future Store, Best Buy, and of course Staples. However Samsung did not reveal any pricing any specific pricing information yet and simply told the loyal customers to contact their nearest retailer to obtain any further details. As it turns out the price is still not confirmed and different results are coming from retailers, among which Best Buy seems to the most reliable and they are currently selling the tablet for $429 in Canada, which as expected is a tad higher than the price in the United States. So far the marketing strategy has been good but the same cannot be said about the pricing, yes it’s better than its direct rival the iPad Mini, but it is also costs $100 more, which is a surprising as Samsung is usually the one with the cheaper options over Apple. However we can’t say anything for sure yet, though the interest rates clearly indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be a successful device, despite its rather hefty price tag.
As we all know that Google releases regular updates for its Nexus series smartphones, and their new flagship the Google Nexus 4 was created by the combined efforts of LG and Google, the result was a well priced smartphone that provides amazing performance and reliable updates, though it was criticized for its lack of LTE Radio and microSD slot. Google being the sincere manufacturer that they are, too this issue into account and is planning to release an update for their flagship the Nexus 4. It is said to be unveiled at their upcoming Google I/O event, which will take place on 15th May. This update will sport the most wanted LTE Radio support and CDMA Bands along with a version that will sport 32 gigabytes of inbuilt memory as well as the new additions. However keep in mind that this information has not yet been confirmed by any legitimate source, so till we know for sure we suggest you take this news with a little grain of salt and wait to see how things unravel. Either way Google’s Nexus 4 could really use this update and will probably put the device right back among the elites.
Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD is considered to be among the best budget tablets around today. It offers above average specification, a stunning 7inch IPS display with anti glare technology and an impressive build quality designed with EBook readers in mind. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD also offers a great number of applications from its very own application store. But unfortunately does not natively allow third party applications to be installed. So what if you want to use third party applications as well? Well in order to do that you must side load these applications into your Kindle Fire HD. So how do you side load applications and what is it exactly?
Side loading applications onto your Amazon Kindle Fire HD, It’s simply installing non-Amazon applications onto your tablet. So basically if you want to install an app that is unfortunately not available in the Amazons application store, you will need to side load the application in order to use it.
First you must allow your Kindle Fire HD to install the applications you want, in order to do this tap on the settings icon that is located in the right corner, then tap on +more at the far right of the screen. This will open the tablets settings screen. Slide upwards to see the options and tap on device. Then under the ‘Allow installation of Applications” change it to ON. Now that you have the permission to install third party applications, you need to download a third party android based application of your choice. You can either search for the .apk file for your phone or download using other app stores. For example you can use websites such as 1mobile.com, Mobile9.com etc. Just simply open the Web on your Kindle Fire HD and type in one of the websites and then you can navigate around the website and download your desired application, though keep in mind some of the sites will require you to open an account first before you can download applications from them. Most of them will only require you email address and basic details. One done you can download applications from there without any problems. Wi-Fi is recommended if you plan to download applications that are bigger than average in size.
Assuming that you have now downloaded your desired application you are now ready to install it. When the download is complete simply tap the file. You will now see an option to install the application, tap the ‘install’ option and the application will start to install all by itself. Depending on your applications size it may take less than a minute or several minutes. When completed you can either choose to open the application you just installed or tap done and install another one. So with that you have now successfully side loaded an application on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet, you can now follow the this process and install as many third party applications as you want on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Originally Samsung’s upcoming mid range smartphone the Samsung Galaxy Win was planned to be a China exclusive device. But as it turns out Samsung has changed their mind, because today the Korean manufacturing giant made an announcement regarding their upcoming device and confirmed global availability for the Galaxy Win. This is indeed a win for the global audience, mainly because the Samsung Galaxy Win is intended to be a reasonably priced smartphone that packs above average features, which is a combination that attracts mainstream audience all around the world. The Samsung Galaxy Win will be running Androids 4.1 Jelly Bean Operating System which will be powered by a Quad Core CPU. The Quad Core CPU should be more than enough to handle the 4.7 inch screen that sports a somewhat disappointing resolution of 800 × 480. But there is method to this madness, lower resolution and a Quad core CPU will result in amazing performance that will be capable of matching if not surpassing other flagship Androids at a much lower price. Moving on to other specification, you get a 5 megapixel camera for you imaging needs along with a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls. Behind the back cover there is a 2000mAh batter, which should be more than enough for supplying the necessary power to keep the Galaxy Win up and running. The Galaxy Win will be available in two colors one of the traditional Ceramic white while the other is a Titan Grey and you will also get the option to choose between two different versions, one with dual SIM capabilities while the other is the standard single SIM version. Unfortunately the pricing and release date is yet to be announced so we cannot make any assumptions about its marketing feature, but the spec sheet and mid range pricing target makes it a good choice for those who don’t want to spend a fortune in order to get a powerful smartphone.
Previously we received a tip form an anonymous source that Nokia is working on a new phone named ‘Nokia Lumia 928’ and will be an upgraded version of the existing Nokia Lumia 928, similar to HTCs One X and One X +. Shortly after Eveleaks released a press image of the Nokia Lumia 928 via their Twitter account, as you can see the Lumia 928 highly resembles the current flagship in both design and specifications, though minor hardware and software improvements are expected from the Nokia Lumia 928. Like its sibling, the Lumia 928 will also pack a 4.5inch display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 which gives you a 332 pixel density, under the hood you will get a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset accompanied by Dual Krait Cores clocked at an unknown speed and a Adreno 225 GPU that will ensure optimal performance in visual tasks, as for you imaging need there is an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash. Like most new phones that are based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, this too will be running on Windows Phone 8. A sound really similar to the Lumia 920 doesn’t it? So what will the Lumia 928 offer that the Lumia 920 won’t? Well for starters the clock speed is still unknown hinting towards higher clocked Kraits which will probably be accompanied by a bigger battery. It will also pack an all aluminium body instead of Lumia 920’s polycarbonate unibody giving it a more elite look, but are these features enough to make people consider it as upgrade or maybe even an alternative to the Lumia 920? Only time will tell, for now we can only assume how the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928 will affect the company’s future.
When it comes to budget Quad-Core smartphones LG Optimus 4X HD is among the first handsets that come in mind, it offers amazing value for the price and beats most of its competition when judged from a ‘bang for buck’ point of view. But unfortunately LG Optimus 4X was being deprive of Androids Jelly Bean and was stuck with an outdated ICS operating system, but it seems LG has finally paid attention to the demand of their customers and have finally rolled out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that the LG Optimus 4X HD so desperately needed. But don’t get your hopes up just yet, because the update has just been released and are only available in a handful of regions for the time being. Which means most people around the world will have to wait a little bit more, in order to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their LG Optimus 4X HD. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for LG Optimus 4X HD will be available via OTA service, but if you don’t prefer the Over-The-Air method the LG update tool is your best alternative. LG has released a statement saying that they are trying to cover all regions as soon as possible, so just be patient and the update will probably be available in your region soon.
Previously we received many unconfirmed rumors about the HTC Desire Q from multiple sources, but none of them were 100% reliable which held us back from making any assumptions. However it seems HTC has taken matters into their own hands and has officially unveiled other half of HTC’s upcoming mid-range smartphone lineup, The HTC Desire Q. The Desire Q is intended to be a budget friendly smartphone targeted towards the mainstream audience. It will measure approximately 118.5 x 62.3 x 9x 3 mm and will weighting 114 grams, which suggest towards a mediocre grip. Inside there will be a single core processor clocked at 1 GHz, which will be accompanied by 512 megabytes of RAM, as for your imaging needs you will be getting a 5 megapixel camera with a single LED Flash. Some other features include Beats Audio and latest connectivity support.
Similar to most entry level smartphones the HTC Desire Q will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will pack a 1600mAh battery to provide the necessary power to keep the device up and running. Though the device is not yet available worldwide, it’s already up for sale in Taiwan at a price of $234. Though this indicates the HTC Desire Q as a region exclusive device, we still think it will probably be available in some other regions at later date. However there is no official word on the global availability of the device, so until then , we can’t say for sure.
In these past few months all the well known smartphone manufactures have been focusing on their high end products , now it seems the battle for the mid range market is about to start and it seems like that Sony might be the first to seize this opportunity and release a powerful midrange smartphone. According to industry sources Sony is currently working on a new mid ranger smartphone that will be powerful yet affordable, how powerful? Well according to DigiTimes this upcoming mid range smartphone from Sony will be powered by MediaTek MT6589 SoC with 4X Cortex A7 Cores and will sport a stunning 5 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It was also mentioned that this upcoming mid range smartphone may be manufactured by Arima (Outsourced) and the joint forces of Arima, Compal and Foxconn international holdings (FHI) are expecting to supply an estimate 10 million smartphone for Sony in 2013.
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