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July 10, 2012

Face Unlock feature on Android 4.1 becomes smarter

When Google announced the Galaxy Nexus running on Ice Cream Sandwich last year, one of its fancy features is the Face unlock. But we discovered that you can actually trick the lock screen by putting a picture of the registered face in front of the device. It’s not that secure after all.

April 18, 2012

Intel’s Android Smartphone coming out this week?

After announcing the company’s successful 1st quarter, Intel CEO Paul Otellini mentioned that the first Intel powered smartphone will be released this week. As the company’s earnings soar, it seems that Intel is ready to embark on a new venture in the mobile communication market and set a new milestone in the process.

September 17, 2014

Graphed: Flagship Smartphone Announcement Calendar

Almost all the flagship smartphones are already out and announced for this year, except the Nexus if Google does plan on unveiling one. Nevertheless, we took the effort of compiling the announcements of major flagship smartphones from companies across three iterations and we graphed them to give you a better look at when companies announce […]

September 16, 2014

10 cool non-tech products that Xiaomi is selling in China

Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi, is known around the world mostly for their very capable yet aggressively-priced Android devices. But did you know that they are also selling cool, non-tech Mi products in China? Take a look at ten of them.

September 16, 2014

What to expect when Android One arrives in Philippines

We’ve reported on what Android One is all about and we saw the first family of devices launched yesterday. During this event Google also announced the pending arrival to our local shores. What should we expect from the tech giant when the said program arrives in the Philippines?

September 16, 2014

ASUS, HTC, Lenovo working with Google for Android One

Google announced yesterday the first batch of smartphones powered by Android One. Among them are devices made by Indian electronics companies like Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice. Of course, Google has also partnered with other prominent manufacturers like ASUS, Acer, HTC, and Lenovo to give its customers more options.

September 16, 2014

Panasonic takes on the Galaxy K Zoom with Lumix CM1

Because of the lackluster sales of its Eluga line of handsets, Panasonic had to take a step back from making Android smartphone. But it seems that the Japanese firm may have not totally given up on Android and decided to launch the Lumix DMC-CM1, a hybrid device that’s part flagship smartphone and part camera similar […]

September 15, 2014

Android One devices now official, to be available in PH

Google today launches the first batch of Android One devices namely the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno. They’re all priced equally and competitively at Rs. 6,399 in India or a sub-5K local price. To add more good news, it will soon be available in the Philippines.

September 15, 2014

Ten incoming ‘phablets’ to watch out for in the PH

Planning to get a new smartphone with a large screen but do not know yet which one to get? We’ve got you covered as we’ve compiled a list of ten newly announced ‘phablets’, including the new Galaxy Notes and the iPhone 6 Plus, that we expect to arrive here in the Philippines.

September 12, 2014

HTC to come out with a GoPro-like camera?

It seems like a smartwatch isn’t the only thing keeping HTC busy these days as new rumors suggest that the Taiwanese company is also on its way to venture into sports cameras.

September 11, 2014

Apple Watch versus Android Wear watches

Apple just announced their own version and take on what a smartwatch should be. For them it’s square, has rounded edges, can keep track of your fitness lifestyle, should be classy yet customazible, and a viable extension of your iPhone. While the Apple Watch is not the first one to feature such, it is a […]

September 11, 2014

5 “innovations” for iPhone 6 not new to Android phones

Apple already unveiled its newest handsets – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Along with them come features that are pleasant and new to the ears of iFans but have already been experienced by Android users for quite some time now. We list down these features for comparison’s sake.

September 11, 2014

Swiftkey Keyboard coming to the iPhone and iPad next week

Swiftkey Keyboard, one of the most popular keyboard app for Android is finally coming to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on September 17.

September 10, 2014

Starmobile Vida: 3.5-inch Android Kitkat for Php2,499

Starmobile has recently announced the latest addition to their Android smartphone portfolio, the Starmobile Vida which is dubbed as the “Most Affordable Android KitKat Smartphone with 3G” connectivity.

September 10, 2014

Wear this: Garmin Vivofit Smartband

Garmin has been known for making GPS devices so it’s not that surprising that they’d also go into the health and fitness market with the Vivofit smartband. We’ve been using one for about a week along with other smartbands to see how it fares against the earlier ones.

September 08, 2014

CM Omega Icon running on Windows Phone OS?

When you think of the CM Omega Icon, you think of a leather-backed Android smartphone with a sub-Php7k price tag. But what happens when an Italian company changes the phone’s OS to Windows Phone and decided to a little flare by, say, adding a metal Harley-Davidson logo on the back?

September 07, 2014

It’s About Time: A Smartwatch Compilation

A lot of smartwatches have already been outed and announced, running Android Wear or their own operating system, having round displays or conventional square ones and more. So to paint a clear picture of what the smartwatch industry looks like at the moment, we’ve compiled the smartwatches from top phone manufacturers that are competing for […]

September 07, 2014

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs. Meizu MX4, the Chinese giants

Two of the most prominent smartphone maker in China battle it out in the flagship category, each sporting the top chipsets from Qualcomm and Mediatek — the Meizu MX4 and the Xiaomi Mi 4.

September 04, 2014

Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk unveiled

Sony has officially announced two new wearables in Berlin during IFA. The first one is the Sony Smartwatch 3, obviously on its 3rd generation and the other is the Smartband Talk fitness band.

September 04, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review

The Redmi 1S is Xiaomi’s latest Android offering here in the Philippines. It sports a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 8GB storage with microSD card support, 8MP camera, Dual-SIM capabilities, 2,000mAh battery, and powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU. Priced under Php6k, is this smartphone worth buying? Find out by reading our full review of […]

September 04, 2014

Samsung Gear S: curved smartwatch runs on Tizen

Samsung is really banking on wearables this year and the announcement of the Samsung Gear S as a companion smartwatch to the Galaxy Note 4 is another testament to that.

September 01, 2014

Upcoming Sony Smartwatches appear in grainy render

The IFA 2014 is just around the corner and more leaks are finding their way online. What’s new today is this low-quality image of the Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk.

September 01, 2014

Xiaomi to enter the Android gaming scene with Ouya

From affordable but feature-packed smartphones, Xiaomi has slowly expanded its portfoilo by releasing other consumer devices such as earphones, TVs and set top boxes. The next item on their list is Android gaming, and decided to collaborate with Ouya on their next venture.

August 31, 2014

RWatch M26 Bluetooth Watch from GearBest

We got this RWatch M26 Bluetooth watch from Gear Best the other month. We’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now to see if it really does what it claim it does.

August 30, 2014

Gionee GPad G5 with hexa-core CPU becomes official

Gionee has made official their latest hexa-core Android smartphone, the Gionee GPad G5. This successor to the GPad G4 was launched in India just yesterday for Rs. 14,999.

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