Cruzerlite won over our hearts with their first line of Androidified cases, and then continued to do so with the announcement and release of community oriented designs such as the AOKP, RootzWiki, and various other styles. Recently they released their new Spi-Force series showing off the transition of Cruzerlite’s single layered TPU style into a new protection and media oriented design. We’re going to take a deeper look at Cruzerlite’s new style and show off some of the things it has to offer in our review of the Spi-Force series for the Samsung Galaxy S III. [Read more...]
MUSUBO, known for their iSeries cases, have started their expansion into the Android world with their first cases being created for the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S III. While making your way into the manufacturing world can prove to be difficult, we want to know if they are able to keep up with some of the other companies in both quality and price. This isn’t their first time designing and shipping cases, so they should have a pretty solid lead to work with. [Read more...]
While manufacturers fall further behind on updating devices, development teams like Cyanogenmod and AOKP strive to keep these devices up to date. Paying hundreds of dollars for a device only for it to be dropped a few months later is a real bummer; thankfully custom ROMs breathe new life into older devices as they continue to receive the latest and greatest operating systems. As of last night, AOKP has started to release Jelly Bean builds to the older Galaxy S line as well as newer builds for the current nexus devices. [Read more...]
If you own a Galaxy Note there’s a good chance that you’ve installed custom firmware to get more speed, or take full advantage of the high resolution screen through ROMs such as Paranoid Android. There’s no doubt that you’ve missed the one thing that Samsung has done right with their software: S-Memo. S-Memo is an awesome application that allows you to quickly and efficiently caption photos, or take notes for later while being optimized for the Note’s S-Pen. Thanks to developer Nathan Garside, you won’t have to miss it any longer.
Being one of the most anticipated phones of 2012, if not all time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of hype to live up to as it finally made its way over to the US. In a world of emerging quad core tablets and phones, the dual core system stays strong while manufacturers and consumers believe that Android is not yet optimized to fully utilize the larger number of cores. With the recent release of Jelly Bean we’re starting to see just how smooth Android has become while being able to use all of the hardware for an enhanced experience. Being the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy S II is no easy job, and we’re here to tell you if it lives up to the hype of causing all of our news feeds to be filled with BS rumors for months.
If you’ve ever flashed a custom ROM chances are you’ve heard of CyanogenMod (and probably flashed it), either way you should be excited for the upcoming release of CM9 for not only the SGSII, but for nearly every other phone on the market.
(The device pictured above is running the ICSrewD ROM off of the XDA Forums)
Codeworkx has been providing status updates about CM9 on the device and keeping all of the faithful followers up to date, even providing some projected ETAs which is damn near unheard of from a developer. [Read more...]
Skype video chat has finally made its way to the Android application, but has a taken after Hulu and will only be available for a handful of phones.
The phones that will support Skype video chat as of right now include:
-HTC Desire S
-Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
-Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
-Google Nexus S
The list isn’t very impressive, and it seems like it’s too little too late. But, Skype promises they’ll be adding more devices “very soon.”
In addition to video chat, Skype has redesigned the application. The menu makes navigation easier; customers can manage their profile and account, their contacts, and share statuses.
We’ve all been hearing rumors of the iPhone5 and “superphone” it’s going to be, but what about the Android side of things?
Well, Samsung has been paying attention carefully and plans on ousting the iPhone5 before it’s even released! As we’ve seen with the Galaxy S II, Samsung knows how to make a powerful phone all while keeping sleek, thin, and durable.
According to “sources” the new “Samsung Galaxy S II PLUS” (name still in the works) will have similar hardware to the current phone, with an upgrade to the processor, RAM, and OS version. The phone is planned to have a 1.4Ghz Dual Core processor, 1GB of RAM, and come stock with Android 2.3.4 (which means Google Talk with voice and Video).
You can read the original article off of the PopHerald website. They believe that the new phone might be released later this year, the SGSIIP, so you might want to put off upgrading your phone until the end of this year to make your final decision.
The wait for Android users to get Hulu Plus has been a long one. But it’s finally here- for some. The application is currently available for download, but if you’re not the owner of any of the following six phones, your patience will be pushed further:
-Motorola Droid X
-Motorola Droid II
-HTC Inspire 4G
If you’re fortunate enough to have one of the lucky six, you can enjoy the Hulu Plus experience- streaming TV shows and movies- for $7.99-per-month (with the first month free for new customers).
Hulu says their service will be available for more devices in the future.
UPDATE: Thanks to the quick feedback from our Facebook community, It would appear the following information (and original post) is false and the SGSII continues to elude the US in an attempt to keep AT&T users with out-of-date phones. Alright, so that was a little overboard, although we received confirmation from an owner of a Infuse 4G with the same phone and dock down to the placement of the power icon. We’re still crossing our fingers for some more information on the SGSII Superphone and when – if – it gets released to AT&T.
AT&T users: Rejoice! It would appear we have an “official” confirmation from Samsung that the Samsung Galaxy S II, which has been released in Europe for a few months, now will be making its way onto AT&T sooner than later. A small gallery of professional quality shots from Samsung Mobile’s Facebook shows the “Samsung Galaxy S II Desktop Dock” with the SGS II resting in the stand stamped the oh-so-familiar AT&T logo. The design for the phone has been changed up a little bit (much like the Fascinate and the Captivate are both Galaxy S but different carriers) and looks similar to a few of the later Samsung phones.