Smartphones are aren't usually the first thing that comes to mind when the name Boeing gets mentioned, but it turns out that the giant aerospace company is preparing to launch an ultra-secure Android based smartphone.
Most Android users are either on Froyo, Gingerbread or have upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. This Japanese smartphone made by Sharp looks nothing like the Android you're accustomed to. Hands-down, this Neon Genesis Evangelion phone has the coolest custom skin for any smartphone we've ever seen.
Everybody knows that most of the smartphones we buy are made in China, but now it turns out that more of them are being bought in China than in the U.S.
Even as a longstanding proponent of the "one size doesn't fit all" line of thinking, Samsung's Galaxy Note is perhaps one of the most outrageous smartphones in recent years. With its gargantuan 5.3 inch screen size that dwarfs even the newest crop of 4.5-inch and 4.7-inch smartphones and the return of the stylus as its major form of input, the Galaxy Note is the "phablet" — smartphone/mini tablet hybrid — that nobody asked for. In my first impressions, I noted that the 5.3-inch display was an absolute beauty to look at, the "S Pen" stylus was responsive and the 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM was nimble enough to run Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread without any major hiccups. The Galaxy Note felt well built and the 8-megapixel camera wasn't too shabby, but there's a difference between being awed with it for a few hours and using it as your main go-to device day in and day out. How big can a smartphone get before it becomes a hindrance in daily use? To find out, I decided to put the gargantuan Galaxy Note to the test as my main phone (my iPhone 4 took a temporary backseat) for work and leisure. You've already read our rather positive hands-on with the Galaxy Note, now let's dig deeper and see whether the Galaxy Note is a welcome companion or a bust, shall we?
With the way smartphone screens are getting sharper and larger, it's only a matter of time before those ugly black bezels that surround a screen disappear entirely. If any company can design a bezel-less smartphone, it's Samsung.
There are lots of games for smartphones, but most just have you pushing buttons on the tiny screen. TheO is different, because it turns the phone into a giant controller that you can toss around the room.
The Galaxy Note has an identity crisis it needs to clear up. On the one hand, it's sort of a mini tablet due to its huge 5.3-inch display (largest of any smartphone on sale) and fancy stylus. On the other other hand, it also functions exactly like an Android smartphone on AT&T's 4G LTE network, meaning you'll be required to get a two-year contract chained to your leg and pay for a voice plan. Either way, AT&T just let us rub our greasy fingers all over a Note. Read on for our hands-on impressions.
Here's one way to differentiate your smartphone from the swarms of Android smartphones out there — make your screen even larger than the biggest smartphones currently available and change gears from a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio display to a 4:3 one. That's LG's plan for the Optimus Vu.
Ahead of any official Sprint announcements, an online ad on CNET popped up revealing the Galaxy Nexus will land on Sprint as the network's first 4G LTE smartphone. Looks like Verizon lost its exclusive on Google's flagship Android smartphone.
Bearded dragons like catching flies and other insects, so if you fire up a game on your smartphone with bugs crawling across the screen, any good insect chasing lizard will go for it.