Recently, we’ve been taking a look at some game controllers for the iPhone over at 9to5Mac, such as offerings from Logitech and Moga. Now another company is looking to get into the market, but this time with Android. Today, Wikipad announced its new Gamevice controller for Android devices. The device is a detachable controller, similar to those made for the iPhone (via Android Central). The Gamevice fully encloses your Android device, allowing only access to the screen.
Intel is about to introduce new “Dual OS” devices in partnership with PC manufacturers that will boot both Android and Windows during its appearance at CES next week, according to a new report from TheVerge. Android will apparently run in virtualization software within Windows, allowing users to use apps from both operating systems side by side: Read more
Ahead of an official appearance at CES next week, Acer today announced a number of new products including two new additions to its Android tablet lineup. Both of the two new models will arrive this quarter including the Acer Iconia A1-830 7.9-inch tablet, which will start at $149 in the US, and the 7-inch Iconia B1 starting at €129 (no word on US availability). Read more
Just ahead of CES next week, Acer has announced a handful of new hardware and devices including two desktop-sized All-in-one computers powered by Android.
The Acer DA223 HQL runs Android Jelly Bean with a 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor on a 21.5″ touch screen HD display. It also runs Windows.
It features a built-in rechargeable battery so you can move it from one room to another without being plugged in. Read more
AT&T has announced incentives worth up to $450 for T-Mobile customers who switch to their service. The move is being made in response to T-Mobile’s Uncarrier offers, after AT&T recently said that it too expected to move toward separating device and service charges.
Proving the old adage that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, the deal of course comes with strings. First, $250 of that is the maximum you’ll receive in return for trading in your existing T-Mobile handset. To get the full $250, you’ll need a recent handset in good condition – in which case you’d almost certainly get more selling it privately … Read more
If there was ever a dream team for a new kid’s tablet, DreamWorks and Fuhu has to be one of the hottest contenders for the title. The animated film maker and the company behind the Nabi range of children’s tablets told the NYT they are teaming up to launch a new 8-inch tablet at CES next week, expected to go on sale in the spring.
The tablet is expected to come with a mix of animated games and educational apps, and will include content that can interact with DreamWorks toys. DreamWorks claims the device will have similar power to an iPad and be treated like a cross between a tablet and a TV channel … Read more
LG G Flex for AT&T (D950, left) and T-Mobile USA (D959, right). http://t.co/xdHaTrMWw3—
@evleaks (@evleaks) January 03, 2014
The Ev-er reliable @evleaks’ latest leak? Some images of the LG Flex with some markings of the US GSM carriers. That’s right, if you are a T-Mobile or AT&T customer, you’ll soon have some ‘flexible’ options when it comes to Android phones. Sprint? Yeah there too. Verizon? Fashionable late as usual. Read more
Rumors of Nokia’s fabled-Android device persist and with a new leak the rumor mill will continue to spark. Courtesy of WPDang, the Nokia Normandy looks to run a “forked” version of Android which likely means no direct access to the Play Store. Ultimately, that doesn’t surprise us given that the potential for a Google-approved Nokia device seems like a crap shoot in a post-Microsoft acquisition world.
Samsung’s efforts to dominate every technology vertical continues this morning as the company announces the successor to the original Galaxy Camera, the Galaxy Camera 2. The new model of the Android-based shooter includes an upgraded 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 21x Optical Zoom, 2GB of RAM, Dropbox support for more memory and a 16M BSI CMOS sensor for “vivid images which are both rich in color and sharp in detail.”
Samsung is generally one of the best companies to visit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. The Korean giant arguably puts on some of the best shows and has one of the largest individual display areas for any company in attendance. That’s all well and good, but a new post by the company’s “Samsung Tomorrow” blog is capturing our attention.
Hot on the heels of rumors claiming that Verizon would soon be offering the Moto G for $100, Best Buy has announced that it is now selling the device in its retail stores. Speaking to the LA Times, Best Buy spokesman Jonathan Sandler announced that, the device “is currently landing in stores and is available for sale as soon as it arrives.” This means that there is no set release date for the device from Best Buy, so you’ll need to keep in contact with your local store if you are interested in purchasing one.
A version of the phone for Sprint’s Boost Mobile prepaid service was also released today, this time through HSN. The Moto G is currently on sale for $129.95, but you can get it for $99 after a $30 mail-in rebate (regular price $169.95).
Being priced at just $99.99 sans-contract, the Moto G is easily the best bargain phone on the market. We were big fans of it when we reviewed it, and its recent update to Android 4.4 KitKat only further improved the experience. Of course, it’s also worth noting that the Moto G’s older sibling, the Moto X, received a price drop today as well, and now runs $399.99.
Motorola is kicking off 2014 with a piece of excellent news as the Moto X drops to $399.99 without contract. Rick Osterloh, the company’s Senior Vice President just announced the news on the company’s official blog stating Motorola has “hearing a lot recently from people who want a new premium smartphone at a reasonable price without having to wait for a contract upgrade.” Motorola is taking the bull by the horns and dropping the price down to a level that is arguably one of the best price tags we’ve seen on a premium device in some time.