Droid fans, the Droid 4 is coming in a few days and it's everything the Droid 3 should have been, but wasn't.
Ready for today's craziest rumor? Yeah, if a bunch of hardware research analysts from Taiwan are to be believed, Amazon's stockpiling supplies to build a Kindle smartphone to either fight the almighty iPhone or make a killing on Android.
The iPhone 4S's Siri is a very intriguing piece of tech. Everybody wants in on it. But sadly, nobody but the iPhone 4S will have Siri's brains — until now. A group of mobile developers claim they've cracked the Siri protocol and figured out how to "use its recognition engine on any device."
At first glance this might look like one of those iPod Nano watches, but it's really a whole lot more. The I'm Watch from Italy actually packs a tiny version of Android 1.6, which allow it to be tethered to your full sized smartphone.
Launched last year to lukewarm reception, Google TV flopped hard because of a number of things — overpriced set top boxes and integrated HDTVs as well as a bare and hard to navigate interface. Say hello to Google TV again, because Google's giving it another whack with a new update.
Building a tablet in today's climate is hard. You'll either be called out for being a copycat by consumers or officially called out by Apple — the leading tablet maker — for blatantly ripping off its vague design patents. Since Apple set the precedent for what a modern tablet (not one of those bulky tablet PCs that Bill Gates dreamed up a decade ago), there's an expectation that a finger-friendly touchscreen tablet should be thin, light and start at $500 (or less if you're not an iPad). And even though Samsung is still knee-deep in some lawsuits that span courtrooms around the globe with its larger Galaxy Tab 10.1, it still fired up the factories to pump out the smaller Galaxy Tab 8.9 to sell in the U.S. To rival the iPad 2 is a tough task. Motorola's Xoom tried. RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tried. A sea of cheap Android tablets tried. The only one who seems prepared to bring the entire ecosystem of content and hardware is Amazon and its Kindle Fire next month. Is the Galaxy 8.9 the tablet that finally gives the iPad 2 a run for its money? Maybe, maybe not.
Google TV, when it was first released, didn't quite set the world on fire. While it had a lot of interesting ideas, its execution was found to be lacking and few people ended up getting on board. Google's hoping to change that with Google TV 2.0.
For the last few weeks, we've been babbling about Siri and its intelligent and humorous responses, but many (including you guys) have stated that voice control is nothing new and that Google had it first, which is true. So what does Android's creator think? He think's talking to your phone is totally lame.
The cat's out of the bag. Samsung and Google's next flagship smartphone — the Galaxy Nexus (previously codenamed Nexus Prime) just had its specs leaked out by a Japanese carrier flyer and it's about as feature-packed and powerful as we expected it to be.
If the pre-order frenzy inspired by the iPhone 4S has you wanting an upgrade, Amazon is looking to distract you from Apple's wiles. In true Amazonian fashion, the online retailer is doing a damn good job of it, too. These aren't obscure, unwanted Android phones, either — some of the latest and greatest made the list.