From afar and up-close, this device may look like the iPhone 5, but it's actually the GooPhone i5. That's right, thanks to all the controlled leaks from Apple, phone manufacturers in China are already starting to produce knockoffs, with this particular model being Android-powered. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Even to this day, all of the iPhone 5's specifications (larger display, higher-resolution camera, etc.) are still just rumors, and what better way to add to the speculation than with some amazing Android-powered smartphone concepts. We've rounded up five of the coolest for your viewing pleasure. First up, we have the ASUS ZenPhone, which is powered by Android 4.0 and boasts a quad-core 1.9-GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor as well as 32GB of onboard memory. Continue reading to see them all.
The idea behind Ouya, an open-source Android game console priced at just $99, was so popular that in just 2-days, the Kickstarter project raised over $2.6-million. It "will run an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor (just like the Nexus 7), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage." Continue reading for a video and more information.
Ice Cream Sandwich has just been released, and Google / Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone is soon to follow. This latest update ditches passwords "for facial recognition technology to unlock phones." Plus, there's an all-new photo editor and an improved keyboard. Continue reading for a hands-on video.
Siri isn't the only game in town. You'll be able to speak into the Galaxy Nexus and other Android 4.0 smartphones and type emails, SMS messages, and more with your voice with the text immediately appearing on the screen in front of you.
[via PC Mag]
Finally, we get a nice (yet brief) preview of Google's upcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich update. You'll spot "a new Google Apps icon which opens up a tray containing a number of featured services put out by the search giant, and long-pressing the home button brings up a vertical Honeycomb-style multitasking menu." Video after the break.
The notification bar, camera UI and other menus also have a much different look. Granted, all of this could just be a custom ROM built to emulate the latest Google dessert, so we can't be a full hundred percent certain that it's authentic.
Motorola's DROID Bionic is headed to Verizon Wireless this fall (September 8 possibly), and it's definitely no slouch. Featuring a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 8.0MP camera, dual-core 1.0-GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of ROM, 16GB of internal memory, and 4G LTE suport. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.
Physically, the phone feels smooth in the same way a Droid 2 does, though a bit lighter -- good news considering the LTE hardware and big display, but not entirely surprising when you take into account the lack of a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
[via Geeky-Gadgets - Engadget]