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Google Knowledge Graph gets support for seven different languages

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

We’ve been talking plenty about Google‘s efforts in the search space lately, and today’s news holds another big announcement for us. Google has announced that its Knowledge Graph, which works behind-the-scenes with Google Now, has been expanded to include support for a handful of new languages. The Knowledge Graph is a way for Google to deliver not only the information you’re looking for when you search, but also extra information that’s relevant to your query. Starting. 

Samsung Exynos 5440 quad-core to be based on Cortex-A15 for Galaxy S4

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

Samsung’s brand new Exynos 5250 dual-core processor powering the Nexus 10 tablet is the only production mobile processor currently based on the Cortex-A15. The chip is extremely fast, powerful, and efficient, and now we’re hearing their upcoming quad-core powerhouse will be the same. Samsung’s own Kernel Git page has confirmed their upcoming Exynos 5440 quad-core, although we had our suspicions already. A processor we’re all hoping will be powering their upcoming Galaxy S4. 

Department of Energy program to make batteries more powerful, less expensive

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

When you’re shopping around for a new phone or tablet, battery life is one of the most important bullet points you can look at. After all, you can have the best equipment running beneath a beautiful screen, but if the battery life is poor, those top-of-the-line components aren’t going to do you much good. The Department of Energy has decided it’s time to come up with new batteries that are not only more powerful, but less expensive as well. Specifically speaking, the Department. 

LG Spectrum 2 Review: Verizon’s Mid-Range Handset War Just Got More Interesting

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

LG Spectrum 2 The Good The Not So Good The Hardware Design and build quality Display Battery life Storage / wireless / call quality Audio and rear speaker Camera Software Performance UI / UX general Conclusion If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, and you’re not looking to spend over $100 or so on an Android smartphone, your options aren’t exactly limited at this point. If you want one that’s relatively current, though, the RAZR M and Incredible 4G are basically your. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch getting 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

Last week the folks from Samsung starting pushing out the update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for their popular Galaxy Tab 2, only it was just for the 7-inch slate. Today however multiple reports are flooding in that the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2 is also getting the same treat as we speak. Only their WiFi slate is getting the update, but read on for more details. The Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but now it’s finally getting the near latest version. 

Facebook Messenger Android registration now only requires name and number

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

If you’ve always wanted to take advantage of the Facebook Messenger app for Android but never wanted to go all-in and create a Facebook account to do so, then you’ll like this next bit of news. The Facebook Messenger for Android app has been updated, ditching the requirement of a Facebook account for registration. Now, all you need to supply is your name and phone number. That certainly isn’t bad, and it should give Facebook Messenger an influx of new users. Of course, with more. 

Apple files patent for wireless charging from up to 1 meter away

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

The guys from Cupertino have been busy with patents lately, and today we have one more to report on. It appears that Apple has filed for a patent regarding wireless charging. Yes, a feature we enjoy in our Nexus 4, the new Nokia Lumia, and multiple other devices. Better hide those Nexus 4′s before it’s too late. The patent is based around wireless charging technology using magnetic resonance — something that’s been around for some time. More details after the break. I can. 

GameKlip gets a redesign, universal phone mount

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

Mobile gaming has been the subject of much debate between those who consider themselves “true gamers,” mostly because of touchscreen controls. A lot of gamers out there like playing with a keyboard and mouse or a controller and find touchscreen controls to be sub-par when held up to the other methods. Enter GameKlip, which looks to merge the best of both worlds by making your smartphone play nice with a PlayStation 3 SixAxis controller. Of course, GameKlip is nothing new, as it’s. 

Google opens Play Store Private Channels for companies

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

Google has been expanding and improving their Play Store since its birth, and today is no different. While we aren’t getting a new layout, improved features, or any of those things today they’ve announced a neat new feature for companies and businesses. Google has just detailed what they’re calling Play Store Private Channels. A place to distribute apps privately to customers or employees. Google Play Store Private Channels will be a dedicated place for Google Apps customers. 

“Chill” White Andru collectible charger now available

By AndroidPress | OnTuesday, December 4th, 2012 - No Comments »

There is no lack of collectibles for the Android fanatic, but some have more functionality than others. While the Android collectible figures look nice on your shelf and take a mean picture, that’s about all they do. With Andru, on the other hand, you’re not only getting a cute little Android figure, but you’re also getting a collectible that can actually charge your other devices. Of course, the Android faithful will likely be pretty familiar with Andru by now – the lil’. 

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