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LG Viper 4g LTE

LG Viper 4g LTE

A new Android-running phone is taking on the road against the giants. It looks good, performance is nice according to a couple of reviews, seems like this one is going to make a name too.

The LG Viper is Sprint’s 1st LTE smartphone, though the phone is a bit early to take on the game: Sprint has not presented its 4G LTE network yet. The inexpensive LG Viper features several high-quality specifications for the price despite getting stuck with 3G speeds. The dual-core processor dealt with everything without any problems, the 5-mp camera takes great pictures, as well as the inclusion of Google Wallet is just not too bad.

Design and Display
The Viper is “platinum” rated by UL Environment for the environmentally friendly packaging and build. Sprint said, Viper’s body is 50 % re-cycled plastic. Eco-friendly phones as we thought are mostly not stylish but this one is an exception.

The piano-black facing is perfectly accompanied with a chrome edge around the phone. The silver plastic back cover has a brushed finish, making it very sophisticated. As for body measurements, it is bit chunkier and bulkier that other smartphones – 4.59 x 2.44 x 0.46 inches and weighs 5 ounces.

The screen is only 4 inches and the resolution is 480 x 800 pixels only, somewhat lower than other high-end smartphones – the biggest reaches 1280 x 720 pixels. It should be sufficient if you only use the phone for checking email, browsing the web or casual gaming.

Software
The Viper is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the overlay from Sprint and LG. The overlay is pretty light and appears just like the vanilla Android Gingerbread interface, but you are tied to a devoted app package service navigation button by Sprint.

Sprint verified that the phone will gradually be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, however the company didn’t state when that update will be available.

Fire vs. Nook vs. Vox

kindleJust recently, Amazon launched its new featured Kindle Fire together with Barnes & Noble following with their Nook tablet, while a lesser-known Kobo Vox just went on sale beforehand. These devices provide consumers with a less-expensive alternative to full featured tablets as what Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab offers.

Kindle Fire runs a highly modified version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) developed for media usage. Gmail, Google Maps, and any other Android apps will not be found on it. Somewhat, you find a well-designed reading entertainment that ships while using the Kindle reader along with several streaming media services which includes Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora. In general, this product is made for getting you to buy content from Amazon. It comes with a free one-month subscription to Amazon Prime, but charges you $79 per year afterwards.

nook tabletWith the price of $50 more than the Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet also sells well on the market. It includes more built-in storage of 16 GB which adds up to 32 GB for the availability of a socket for an SD card than the Fire. A big deal for e-readers for they can store lots of media for them to read or watch whenever they’re out of reach of Wi-Fi. Just like the Fire, there are plenty of books you can purchase from Barnes & Noble, and it also comes with built-in access to Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora.

Amazon and Barnes & Nobles will eventually provide consumers with better hardware specs comparable to Kobo since they can bring on more money on book along with other media purchases in lieu of just selling the hardware.

kobo voxKobo Vox however is a competitive device. Though Kobo doesn’t have the marketing power of Amazon or Barnes & Noble, it provides a social networking aspect that might be appealing to a number of consumers.

Samsung Exhibit

T-Mobile Releases its Second Android 2.3 Gingerbread Phone

Samsung ExhibitT-Mobile proclaimed Thursday that it is coming with its second Android 2.3, also known as Gingerbread, gadget this month, the Samsung T-Mobile Cheaper, Quicker Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Phone, the Samsung Exhibit.

It really runs on 4G speed, which T-Mobile describes as HSPA+21 not merely does it value half the worth of the HTC Sensation.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G arrives with a 1-GHz processor, touch screen keyboard, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing photo camera with pre-installed video chat, Flash-supported Web browsing, microSD slot, and greatest of all, hypothetical speeds of 21 Mbps, which T-Mobile describes as 4G for a modest $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.  Or may be this is the greatest part: the phone as well comes pre-loaded with Bejeweled 2, Scrabble of Hasbro and Doodle Jump.

T-Mobile said the Exhibit arrives in black and violet and is anticipated to strike stores for a moment in June.

The June accessibility of the Samsung Gravity Smart phone, portion of that is cogged in the directions of those appearing for an “affordable, yet functional messaging device.”

The Gravity Smart appears a horizontal, four-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with Swype 3.2-inch screen, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and digital zoom and a camcorder.

The Gravity Smart worth $69.99 after a $50 mail-in discount and two year contract.

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Google Mobile Payment Service

Google is Rumored to Launch Mobile Payment Service

Google is scheduling to open a mobile-payment service based on near-field communication (NFC), allowing payment by means of cell phone at retailers.

Google unites some other companies with related tactics. Late last year, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Moble revealed Isis, their personal preparation for NFC payments appropriate in mid-2011, and eBay is said to be functioning on a method where phones may perhaps shaft of light PayPal payments, as well suitable afterward this year. NFC is a technology that converses only more than awfully short ranges, a matter of inches and is construct into extremely only some phones presently on the market.

The statement based on unidentified basis, lines up with new remarks from Google CEO Eric Schmidt. He said at a technology conference in November that, “You will be capable to walk in a store and perform commerce. You would hit for the whole thing and finally change credit cards.”

Google Mobile Payment Service

Moreover, Google has completed several acquirements that would assist with an NFC system. It newly snapped up Canadian startup Zetawire, which has a copyright on uniting a customer-loyalty method with a phone-based wallet. Google’s venture-capital arm has as well invested in Corduro, which expands mobile-payment schemes.

Although phones with NFC are a infrequency, one of them is the Nexus S, an Android phone prepared by Samsung. Moreover, Gingerbread, the most current edition of Android for smartphones, has several NFC-specific features. Window stickers for Google Places, the company’s proposal engine, will have NFC tags included.

Still, placing NFC tech in several posters and receiving thousands of retailers to play beside are two dissimilar things. The Isis partnership among three main mobile service suppliers is an influential rival in the contest to carry NFC payments to the masses, although Google has associations with those similar companies to market its Android gadgets.

In the entire probability, the method that eventually gets mobile payments mainstream will be a partnership among some companies. NFC technology has had some fake starts in new years, but it is looking extra attention from major corporations lately than ever ahead of. 2011 may perhaps be its breakout year.

Samsung Super Phone 2011

Fresh Samsung Super Phone 2011 is Up Soon

After we finished telling you regarding fresh information on the Google Nexus ‘S’ by Samsung, nowadays we have unbelievable report concerning a brand new, unexpected flagship Samsung smartphone that is on the way early next year.   Engadget has supervised to acquire the scoop, and an illustration they have obtained is supposedly directly from Samsung’s HQ and it explains a latest Android handset with several powerhouse specs, guiding us to call it the Samsung ‘superphone’.

If article of Engadget is accurate, this handset will be away in February 2011 and it will be prepared with Google Android 2.3 OS Gingerbread and an enormous 4.5-inch “Super AMOLED 2″ display screen, yes larger than the 4.3-inch HTC HD7 before you request.

Samsung Super Phone 2011

Additional spectacles contain a 1.25GHz processor of several kind, an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, maintain for 1080p playback and footage, 16GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0 and further.

Consider us daunted. Confidently we will be capable to carry you more information on the gadget, particularly data concerning the latest ‘sAMOLED 2′ technology which is scheduled. Head over to Engadget to observe the image in query, and allow us recognize your considerations on it subsequently.

PSP Phone

PSP Phone to Hit as Early as 2011

A PSP Phone is a complete contract, Engadget proclaimed now – and to show the tip, the well-liked tech blog placed a veer of imagery of a black earpiece with Sony Ericsson making. Engadget utters that the PlayStation receiver example, portrayed on top of, will characteristic a monitor “in the variety of 3.7 to 4.1 inches,” 512MB of RAM, and a1GHz Qualcomm break off.

PSP Phone

The majority significant of every one, the PSP Phone will get Android 3.0 “Gingerbread” software, hurling the machine to the face appearance of smartphone tech. The phone will actually be functioned via a pair of D-pads, and a rectangle-shaped multitouch protection; it appears to be bottoms in a piece on the PSP Go. Certainly, all of this is extremely a great deal up in the air – still if such a supernatural being as a PlayStation phone performs lives.

“The exacting replica in these blasts is motionless in prototyping form,” Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky writes nowadays. “As such, the component doesn’t contain a tradition hide (not even SE’s Timescape plan observed on the Xperia plans), and is said to be quite pushchair We’re excavating keen on more particulars as we talk, but it’s probable that a great deal of what we accounted previous is still precise, and although the machine might still be skulled for a 2010 discharge, 2011 is seeming much more sensible.”

Engadget did not state where it obtained the imagery.
Still if a PSP Phone performs strike ledges in 2011, certainly, it’s indistinct what type of welcome the mechanism would get. The smartphone bazaar is previously a tremendously crowded place, with Apple and Nokia and a turn of Android-powered phones all pushing for notice. Most probably the PSP Phone would be embattled at hardcore gamers who also want to make phone calls once in a whilst – but isn’t that what usual Android phones previously do?
Google Gingerbread

Gingerbread Update from Google is About to Come

Google has completed it all over again. It has astonished everybody who thought they possibly will break Google’s classification and versioning system. Next the present Android Froyo 2.2 informs, the subsequently major discharge was whispered as Gingerbread (version 3.0). On the other hand, Android Central guys marked a respond by Android Security Engineer in Google Android Code Issues thread that affirmed Android 2.3 is a “major release” and this bit will be obtainable then.

Google Gingerbread

Subsequent main Google Android released edition 3.0 has been reportedly named as Gingerbread. However, prior to that update arrives, some patch family updates following Froyo 2.2 would be out by Official Android Project Developers. Google Android’s “issues” storehouse approved a Wi-Fi connected bug trouble thread. In that thread, Android Project Member stated:

“Yes, Android 2.3 is a ‘foremost release’, and this patch will be accessible then.”

Consequently, it is clear that the Android 2.3 release will be accessible rapidly but it is still not obvious whether it would be named Gingerbread or something else. However, the importance on “major release” has certainly acquired us concerned.

We had a report concerning Android 3.0 edition in works and precise particulars like as a minimum a 1GHZ CPU, 512MB RAM and a 3.5-inch or bigger display (1280×760) were programmed too. The Gingerbread update was believed to be out by the last part of this year or before time next year.

It is not clear whether Android 2.3 is Gingerbread update as of now. Google Developers write their individual rules to name some update. Observe the authorized Android Developer video that illustrates the coming of Gingerbread image at Google office.