Are you looking to buy a great smartphone at this time of year?Perhaps as a Father’s Day gift?Or maybe just a treat for yourself?Well either way this is without a doubt the best time to do so!Why,you asked?Well because Amazon smartphones are going on sales for this season,as a Father’s Day present to y’all!Here are links to smartphone I mention that are going…
Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple quietly signed a deal with TSMC earlier this month. The agreement reportedly has TSMC taking over some of Apple’s chip production in 2014. Technical setbacks kept the agreement from happening any sooner, according to the sources. Neither company is commenting on the accuracy of the story, although few would doubt Apple’s incentives to reduce its dependency on Samsung-made silicon — it’s not keen on funding a primary competitor.
Flush from launching in the US in a Google-heavy iteration, HTC is rewarding its UK fans with a sultry “glamour red” option of the One smartphone. It’ll arrive at retailer Phones 4U in mid-July, although there’s no specifics yet on storage (16 or 32GB?), or whether there will be any price difference between the new colorful hue and existing silver and black options.
- HTC One Glamour Red edition official: Hits UK next month (slashgear.com)
- Google Play editions of HTC One and Galaxy S4 with stock Android available today (j3r0m3.com)
- Galaxy S4 mini to Land at Phones4U on July 1 (news.softpedia.com)
- Your Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich questions answered (reviews.cnet.com)
Not to be forgotten amid other new Samsung products, the company has announced that its complete Galaxy Tab 3 line-up will arrive in the US next month. The tablet family launches in the US on July 7, with all three screensizes (7-, 8- and 10.1 inches) will be available from Best Buy, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Office Depot, other bricks-and-mortar retailers and Samsung’s own online store. As a refresher, the entry-level Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is priced up at $199 and supports a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of storage (plus microSD expansion), and a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 TFT display. There’s Android Jelly Bean (4.1) from the outset, as well as the Samsung’s apps and built-in hubs.
Increasing the screen to eight inches, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 ($299), bumps up the specifications elsewhere too, with a more potent Exynos 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and higher-resolution (1,280 x 800) TFT display. It’s got the very latest Android build (4.2), as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video capture. Storage is also doubled to 16GB, with extra space available through microSD and 1.5GB of RAM to keep apps running smoothly
Finally, there’s the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 ($399), which packs an Intel Z2560 processor (1.6GHz dual-core) and the same resolution as the Tab 3 8.0, albeit stretched a little further. It also matches the smaller model on storage and camera specs, although RAM has inexplicably dropped to just a single gig. The larger model does include a built-in IR blaster, however, as well as Samsung’s WatchON TV recommendation service. All three WiFi-only models will arrive in white and a previously-leaked gold brown hue — preorders start tomorrow.
Following yesterday’s photos of a case said to be based on the expected design for Apple’s lower-cost iPhone, AppleInsider now shares design drawings from a case maker showing expectations for the exact dimensions and profiles of the both the lower-cost iPhone and the iPhone 5S.
Unsurprisingly, the dimensions of the iPhone 5S are nearly identical to those of the iPhone 5, with case makers also apparently expecting the same layout and size of the physical features.
When Anki Drive was demoed live on stage during Apple’s WWDC, we saw a modern take on classic slot cars using iOS devices and Bluetooth-equipped toy vehicles — basically a racing video game rendered with real world objects. But there’s actually a lot more to it than that. Earlier this week, we talked briefly with Boris Sofman — Anki’s CEO and cofounder — about the product and the startup’s history and ambitions. While playing the game and taking pictures was off limits, we got the opportunity to examine the cars up close. Read on after the break.
During Apple’s WWDC keynote, the company revealed that a number of new APIs will be introduced with iOS 7, including support for MFi (Made for iPhone) certified hardware game controllers, which will allow manufacturers to design and release dedicated iOS gaming peripherals.
Some new information on the controllers has been made available to us from a variety of sources, including Czech site Jablickar.cz, which reports that Apple will team up with both Logitech and MOGA to produce the upcoming controllers. While no details on design have been leaked, Apple did provide two reference images to developers displaying a standalone handheld controller and an iPhone enclosure.
A MOGA Controller