August 21, 2013

Chrome 29 now available

Google has now released Chrome 29 to the stable world and is now available for download. Chrome 29 is available on Windows, Mac, Chrome Frame, and Linux platforms. The features that is tagged along this update are; an improved omnibox suggestions based on recency of sites visited, the ability to reset your Chrome profiles back to its original state, new apps and extensions, and of course stability and performance improvements. You can download Chrome 29 via the official Chrome download page here. Or you can also update your existing Chromes by clicking through Settings > About Chrome > and wait for it to update.

August 18, 2013

Sony Mobile sets an event on September 4, 2013

Sony Mobile has sent out invites for an event in September 4th in Berlin, Germany. This event is said, according to rumors, to unveil the Xperia i1 which has been circulating the rumor mill itself. Anyway, the interesting thing here is that, the said event will happen at exactly the same day Samsung has set for their Samsung Unpacked Event Episode 2. Sony's event will happen 2 hours before Samsung's which will start at 7PM (local time - Berlin). As usual though, IFA Berlin is always a time where a lot of new gadgets are introduced to the world so this does not really come as a surprise. Let us just be ready for September for it is just around the corner.

August 8, 2013

Android Device Manager goes live!

I am pretty sure most if not all of you heard or have read about Google's Android Device Manager feature right? The feature was announced by Google during their announcement of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Today though, the feature goes live and kicking! I got to use it already and it's neat! You actually do not need to do anything. Well, as far as I can remember I did nothing to actually get the feature. Just make sure all your apps especially those by Google are up to date and you pretty much should have Android Device Manager. One way of checking if you do have it is to fire up the Google Settings app on your device it should have Android Device Manager as one of the options.

LG announced the LG G2 their new Android Flagship smartphone

LG has officially announced their 2013 Android flagship smartphone that is set to compete and take a chunk or two of the smartphone market this year from Samsung, Sony, and HTC's very own flagships. The LG G2, for a smartphone is huge. Almost everything in it is huge! From the screen which is a 5.2-incher and is said to be the thinnest LCD display to ever be stuffed in a mobile device. If you categorize a device whether it be a phablet or a smartphone, then you'd be very surprised that LG is not calling this monster a smartphone but rather a smartphone. At 5.2" of display realty it, for some including me, will definitely put the LG G2 in the phablet category but officially it is not. Anyway, other things that makes this device amazing is that it is thin incorporating LG's new battery technology and talking about batteries, the LG G2 packs a whopping 3,000 mAh battery inside the rear of this device which, for smartphone standard, is mind boggling. Anyway for more of its amazing specifications, the list is after the break. The LG G2, according to LG, will be available in the US' 4 major carriers and will also be sold in more than 130 carriers world wide.

August 3, 2013

Google Play Edition HTC One gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update

Google has started shipping the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to the Google Play Edition HTC One and the Galaxy S IV via OTA. These devices are not Nexus devices who gets the newest version of Android seconds after they are announced by Google. But the fact that they are the first among all the other devices, even their original counterparts. For those who owns these smartphones get your Android 4.3 Jelly Bean installed now. For the HTC One, the update is 150MB while the Galaxy S IV's update is at 180MB.

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update comes to the Sony Xperia ZR

Sony Mobile, as reported by XperiaBlog, has started rolling out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to the Sony Xperia ZR.  The software was scheduled to roll out early August but the blog site has received reports that the update has started rolling out even before August came. Well, that is great news, since today it is already August we should expect the roll out to be more prominent on all devices. For those who owns an Xperia ZR, check your phones for the update! Cheers!

August 2, 2013

The Motorola Moto X unveiled

Yesterday, in New York, Motorola/Google has finally unveiled their newest flagship Android smartphone, the Motorola Moto X. This device has been running around the rumor mill for months and has finally become a reality. A blog article I have read said that this is the ultimate Anti-iPhone device because not only does it run on the most customizable OS there is the phone itself can be custom made by you via Motorola's online studio. "Through our online studio, Moto Maker, you choose the colors, and decide on the details: front, back, accents, memory, wallpapers, even add a name or a short message. " The Moto X is expected to to start selling in late August/early September in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Priced at $199.99 (SRP) with a 2-year agreement in the US via AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, Sprint, and Best Buy. For T-Mobile, you can head over at and get yours there.