Smartphones

HTC added two new smartphones to its lineup today: the HTC U Play and HTC U Ultra. Both phones use an aluminum frame paired with a curved glass back, an unusual choice of materials for HTC, which has a reputation for creating nice-looking, aluminum unibody phones. Underneath the rear glass are layers of colored minerals that reflect light in interesting ways and add visual depth, creating what HTC calls a “liquid surface” that gives the phones an iridescent sheen. Each phone comes in four different colors: Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, and Sapphire Blue. Both phones have a single-piece volume rocker and highly textured power button on the right edge. There’s also a single downward-firing speaker and a microphone on the bottom edge. Unlike...

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Hands On

Last week we were able to spend some time with Samsung's new Galaxy Note 2. The device is a largely updated version of the original Galaxy Note, that enjoyed...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 4

I didn't lug the Blue yeti across the country for nothing: we have episode 4 of the AnandTech Podcast up for you all to listen to. Given the timing...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2012

Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve both receive and transmit audio for handsets. The iPhone 4 started the trend...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2012

AT&T Announces 7 New Live LTE Markets, 2 Expansions, 47 More Before End of 2012

In a flurry of press releases today, AT&T announced a slew of new 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) markets. The news includes a total of 54 new markets, 7...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/6/2012

Motorola Droid RAZR M Performance Preview

While the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX aren't due out until later this year, Motorola/Google sampled press who attended the On Display event earlier today with a Droid...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

The New Droid RAZR Family: Hands On

We just spent a little bit of time with the new Droid RAZR family: the Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX. The RAZR M features a 4.3-inch...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Google's Eric Schmidt: 1.3M Android Device Activations Per Day, 480M Android Devices in the Market

Some data from Google at today's Motorola On Display event: There are now 1.3M Android device activations per day, as of today. About 70,000 of those device activations per day...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Live from the Motorola On Display Event

Having just finished up with the Lumia 920 and 820 at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 event, I just got seated at Motorola's On Display event. Expect live coverage right...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs Edition Shown off at HTC Frequencies

While Anand is covering today's other big NYC events for Nokia and Motorola, I'm over at HTC's second ever Frequencies, and just recently got to play with a special...

4 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2012

Hands On with the Nokia Lumia 920 & Lumia 820

I'm rushing over to the Motorola event right now, but I wanted to upload some hands on shots of the new Lumia 920 and 820 that were announced earlier...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Nokia Announces Lumia 920 & 820 Running Windows Phone 8

Nokia just announced its next-generation Windows Phone 8 devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both are pentaband devices (available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions later this year...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Live from the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Press Conference

We just got seated for the Microsoft/Nokia Windows Phone 8 press conference in NYC. This is the first of many press events happening this week. There's a Motorola event...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Motorola Atrix HD Review: Fast, Sharp, Bargain

The Verizon Droid Incredible 4G LTE raised the question, is there room for a mid-range phone? As it turns out, there is, but the latest Incredible is not it...

47 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/5/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 3

This week on the AnandTech Podcast we discuss the latest in chip architecture disclosures (both intentional and leaked) from AMD and Intel. Steamroller, Jaguar and Valleyview are all on...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2012

HTC Updates International One X and One S to 4.0.4 with HTC Sense 4.1

On August 10th, the HTC One X International (Tegra 3) started getting pushed an update which brought the core Android version to 4.0.4 and also made changes to the...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/1/2012

HTC Desire X: One of the First Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play Smartphones

Today HTC announced the Desire X, a device that resembles their higher end One S, but is targeted at budget minded consumers. According to The Verge, it has a...

15 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/30/2012

Samsung Announces Galaxy Camera running Android 4.1

Earlier today at IFA 2012, Samsung officially announced what will be their first point and shoot form factor camera running Android 4.1. The device is named the Samsung Galaxy...

22 by Brian Klug on 8/30/2012

Sony Announces Xperia T, V, and J Smartphones at IFA 2012

Sony has just finished announcing three new Android smartphones at IFA 2012 in Berlin. The highest end device, the Xperia T (LT30p), is pictured above. It has your standard...

11 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

Motorola Mobility and Intel Schedule Press Event for September 18th

September is going to be an extraordinarily busy month for the technology industry. Nokia and Microsoft are going to hold a joint press conference on September 5th in New...

5 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

LG Optimus 4X HD: Tegra 3 Handsets Stay Global

After a string of disappointing devices that have been poorly received by the market, the current release cycle is very important for LG to re-establish itself as a maker...

47 by Vivek Gowri on 8/29/2012

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