A Closer Look at Water Resistance Recently on the podcast, Anand mentioned that I was looking at how the Galaxy S5 performed when running benchmarks underwater. This ultimately started after the initial Galaxy S5 review was finished, as I started to test just how well the IP67 functionality worked. For those unfamiliar to how the Galaxy S5 achieved this ingress protection (1 meter depth for 30 minutes), the phone has effectively been designed from the ground up to prevent water ingress. First, a rubber gasket on the back cover helps to keep out water from critical areas of the phone, as seen below. While the photo doesn't show it very well, there's another snap in the area enclosed by the rubber gasket to ensure that a...

Apple TV A5 SoC is 32nm, Harvested dual-core A5

The 3rd generation Apple TV ships with what Apple tells us is a single-core A5 SoC. After delayering the chip to the transistor gate layer in the new Apple...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/11/2012

Nokia Acknowledges Lumia 900 Data Issue, Offers Fix and $100 Credit

In the short time I spent with our Nokia Lumia 900 review unit, I never encountered any loss of data connectivity issues either on AT&T LTE, AT&T HSPA+. Nevertheless...

13 by Brian Klug on 4/11/2012

Sprint HD Voice on HTC EVO 4G LTE uses EVRC-NW over 1x-Advanced

For a while now, a regular feature in our smartphone reviews has been comparison of smartphone voice quality on different devices, air interfaces, and codecs. Until recently, improving voice...

16 by Brian Klug on 4/4/2012

HTC And Sprint Announce The EVO 4G LTE: Krait and LTE, on Sprint for $199 [Updated w/ Hands-on]

HTC and Sprint teamed up today to announce the latest in the EVO line: the EVO 4G LTE. So, not the most novel name, but it gets to the...

22 by Jason Inofuentes on 4/4/2012

Nokia Lumia 900 Review - Windows Phone with LTE

It goes without saying that for Nokia, the Lumia 900 launch is quite possibly one of the most important launches, ever. The Lumia 900 marks Nokia’s first serious foray...

128 by Brian Klug on 4/3/2012

Novatel MiFi 4620L Jetpack Available on April 12th for $49.99

We got a chance to check out Novatel's next generation MiFi at CES this past January, and came away impressed with the update. Officially titled the Novatel Wireless MiFi...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 3/28/2012

Google begins Android 4.0.4 Rollout

Just today, Google announced that it was rolling out Android 4.0.4 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for download, with build IMM76D. The note at that point by...

14 by Brian Klug on 3/28/2012

Apple's A5X Die (and Size?) Revealed

iFixit saved us all a whole lot of trouble and performed a teardown of the new iPad announced last week. The internals were mostly what we expected, down to...

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/15/2012

HTC Publishes Updated Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout Plans

About a month ago, Brian wrote about HTC's initial Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) release plans. Yesterday HTC published a blog post which added a few models to the list...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 3/14/2012

Samsung Announces SGS2 GT-I9100 ICS Update Hitting March 10th - Update: Not March 10th

Not to be outdone by Apple with its recent iOS 5.1 announcement, nor HTC with its rollout to Sensations in Nordic countries, Samsung has announced that it will make...

28 by Brian Klug on 3/8/2012

The iOS 5.1 update, "4G", AT&T, and the 3G Toggle

When the iPhone 4S first launched, AT&T ominously noted (through a document leaked to The Verge) that it was "working with Apple" to update the 3G indicator to 4G...

12 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

Apple Posts iOS 5.1 Final: Build 9B179 - Update: "3G" Logo changed to "4G" on AT&T

A full 1 month and 27 days since iOS 5.1 B3 was posted for Apple Developers to try out, iOS 5.1 final has posted online for download and installation...

20 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

Verizon Wireless Announces its Android 4.0 Update List

Getting Android devices updated to the latest version of the OS is something of an arduous prospect, and in recent months we've been getting an even clearer view of...

17 by Brian Klug on 3/6/2012

Google Rebrands and Renames Android Market to Google Play

The Android Market has slowly evolved to become much more than a place for vending Android applications, and today Google announced that it is rebranding the Android Marketplace to...

12 by Brian Klug on 3/6/2012

Android Market App size raised to 4GB from 50MB

If you've tried any of the bigger, beefier Android games, chances are good you likely have come across an initial asset preload method which goes something like this: The...

7 by Brian Klug on 3/5/2012

AT&T Sets Unlimited 3G Data cap to 3GB, 4G LTE Unlimited cap to 5GB

AT&T recently started taking heat as subscribers with grandfathered unlimited data plans saw their downstream throughput throttled after consuming just over 2GB on AT&T's 3G HSPA+ network. The primary...

47 by Brian Klug on 3/1/2012

TI Demos OMAP5 WiFi Display Mirroring on Development Platform

On our last day at MWC 2012, TI pulled me aside for a private demonstration of WiFi Display functionality they had only just recently finalized working on their OMAP...

3 by Brian Klug on 3/1/2012

TI Brings OMAP 5 to MWC

A month ago we saw weeks old OMAP 5 silicon running at CES. Earlier this week we got a chance to see TI's OMAP 5 reference platform playing back...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2012

Physical Impressions of the Nokia Lumia 610, 900, and Nokia 808 PureView

We just stopped by Nokia for our meeting and finally got a chance to play with the new Lumia 610, the Europe-bound Lumia 900, and the Nokia 808 PureView...

11 by Brian Klug on 2/29/2012

Sonic 4: Episode II, Now Optimized for Tegra

We had a chance to get some hands on time with the Tegra Zone enhanced version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, which was announced yesterday for NVIDIA's...

9 by Brian Klug on 2/28/2012

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