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All posts tagged "MWC"

  • ‘Nokia X’ rooted to run Google Apps, and Nokia approves

    The Nokia X has barely even seen the light of day and already one intelligent developer, fresh from MWC, has rooted the X to run Google apps. There’s even a forum posting that teaches you how. Nokia’s X line of phones (the X, XL and X+) run a rather low-level version of Android, 4.1.2 so rooting it was fairly easy for the developer. The XDA forum user exploited the system at the core level with Gandalf (not the white-haired wizard), a one-click rooting app that works with most Android devices. Then, he installed an app to access the file...

  • LG unveils F70, a 4G, mid-range 4.5″ smartphone with KitKat

    Look at the size of this thing. Imagine if it was this large and fearsome. While everyone’s been focusing on the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, companies like LG have been pushing out phones that people really need. And it seems that the phone we want, are all mid-range, like the brand new F70, a 4.5-inch smartphone with 4G internet… Android 4.4? The F70 (not the airplane) continues the trend we’ve noticed from MWC, that of tech companies pushing middle-range devices into our eager hands. The F70 is no different from the Sony Xperia M1 in that respect, and...

  • Sony smashes out Xperia Z2 phone and tablet, plus mid-range Xperia M2

    Sony’s been a busy little bee at Mobile World Congress 2014. Today sees the launch of three new devices, so far. The self-described “mid-range” Sony Xperia M2, the Xperia Z2 and Xperia X2 Tablet. Xperia Z2 Tablet The Z Tablet is something we loved, so we’re glad to see its sequel. The display is a 10.1-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS stunner with front Surround Sound, a weight of 439g which beats the air and it’s waterproof. That alone is the Z2 Tablet’s strongest selling point. But this is billed as the world’s fastest tablet, and for good reason. We’ve got a...

  • LG G Pro 2 official: 5.9″ screen, slow-mo video, 3GB RAM

    It’s here, the LG G Pro 2, the “next level” upgrade to one of the best smartphones around, the G Pro. And it’s coming to Mobile World Congress (MWC). There’s new UX to contend with, and an improved 5.9-inch display on offer. Spoiler alert: everyone seemed to love the G Pro, so there’s definitely going to be even more to enjoy with the G Pro 2. The G Pro 2 is only 8.3mm thin, with a 5.9-inch IPS display running at full HD or 1920×1080. The screen and bezel have to be seen to be believed, as the press shots...

  • LG’s new flagship G Pro 2 smartphone finally confirmed, coming next month

    It’s official. LG has issued a press release, confirming that its latest flagship, will be called the G Pro 2 and will be unveiled next month, most likely at the Mobile World Congress 2014. If the rumours are anything to go by — and they often are — the G Pro 2 is to have a rather large full-HD 6″ display. According to NDTV, the G Pro 2 is also said to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and paired with 3GB RAM. Featured in the image above, LG’s Optimus G Pro impressed the crowds at the...

  • HP Slate 7 hands-on review: welcome to the party [MWC]

    After its aborted efforts with WebOS and the TouchPad two years ago, it appears that HP thinks now is the time to get involved with tablets. Here is the Slate 7 – a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And why not? After all, though we think of tablets as a market that’s ‘Apple plus others’, it’s worth remembering that it’s actually in its infancy both in terms of the technology itself and the number of people globally that actually have a tablet – think how complex or widespread the PC or a mobile phone were after only a few years. And, of course,...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on review: supersize me

    Fed up with the likes of Apple and Google stealing its tablet thunder, Samsung has launched the latest in its stylus-powered range. TechRadar nabbed a decent chunk of hands on time with the new device, and it’s clear that the tablet is different from the rest of the larger devices Samsung has on offer, taking most of its design cues from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. Clad in the familiarly light polycarbonate, the device brings a smaller form factor that’s designed to be held in one hand. But like the iPad mini before it, the...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: sticking to stylus? [MWC]

    Outed at Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC), Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, the tiny stylus-toting successor to the Note 10.1. Here’s what we know about it so far: The Note 8.0 will run Android 4.1.2, Jellybean to everyone else. It’ll be the TouchWiz version, that messy UI Samsung is still overlaying on its devices. CPU is a 1.6Ghz quad-core puppy with 2GB RAM and the 1200×800 display will use the S-Pen, Samsung’s answer to the stylus. According to The Verge, the device house somewhere between 16GB and 32GB of internal memory. It has a 5-megapixel camera on the...

  • Samsung HomeSync is the Apple TV we craved [MWC]

    This is perfect: Apple TV can suck on some fear with the introduction of Samsung’s HomeSync, a JellyBean-powered media centre unveiled today, only hours before its “official” launch at Mobile World Congress 2013. As usual, here’s all you need to know about this new media hub. Thanks to Cnet, we know that the HomeSync is a media center, with HDMI out and a neat party trick: it’ll connect with other (Samsung) products via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This trick also works in reverse and Samsung mobile device owners can beam content from their phones to the big screen. HomeSync is powered by...

  • Dual core Intel smartphones to be showcased at Mobile World Congress

    Just a week after news of the Intel Yolo smartphone for the African market hit the internet, Intel has announced that it will be displaying Intel Android devices with a new dual core, dual graphics platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The mobile showpiece takes place between 25 and 28 February in Barcelona, Spain. The company said in a release: “Specifically, Intel will showcase its latest smartphone technologies and devices running the...