Apr 202012

Our beloved Portuguese-speaking brethren at Gizmodo Brazil scored exclusive photos of what could be the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is due for a formal launch on May 3.
If this is it, it does seems to be an incremental update rather than a major overhaul.
According to Gizmodo Brazil’s source, the alleged-S III is thinner, yet heavier, with a 12 MP camera.
Here’s a look at its front and back sides:



Quite frankly, the photos leave something to be desired. (Taken with an iPad? For real?) And acording to Gizmodo Brazil the serial number (Samsung GT-I9300) matches up with what GSMArena said would be the Galaxy M. Having said that, their source is quite confident that this is the S III, and it does look pretty similar to the press shot that GSM Helpdesk Netherlands scored last month.

via Are These the First Photos of the Samsung Galaxy SIII?.

Apr 192012

You may or may not have seen HP’s plans from last month on open-sourcing webOS. We did, and had a few words to say ourselves. HP has now good on releasing a roadmap for its open-source release and is fully open-sourcing the Enyo application framework. But what does all this mean for the Android crowd? In the short term it means you’ll be seeing at least a few webOS apps made available for Android. In the longer term it means you’re likely to see a day where the tables are turned and you can install webOS on Android tablets (instead of the other way around).
We’ll tackle the apps thing first — HP this week released the source code for the Enyo application framework. At its core Enyo is based on web tech like everything webOS (whereas the Android framework is based around Java). As an application framework, Enyo is the language webOS developers use to build their apps and serves as an intermediary to raw web code. The user interface trademark of Enyo is the use of sliding panels, both popping in from the sides and stacking up for adjustable multi-column interfaces. In that regard it’s not that different from the Fragments concept introduced for app development for Honeycomb.Going open-source means that developers who have written in Enyo can compile apps to be loaded in a browser or on web app-supporting operating systems with little issue. In fact, it’s already happening — multiple webOS Enyo apps are available through WebKit-based web browsers and at least one, an Instapaper client called Paper Mache, is available now in the Android Market. Of course, there’s some tweaking that’ll have to be done to make things nice and smooth, but apps like Paper Mache look and behave (minus the lag and jitter) exactly as they do on webOS.
The second major announcement was that HP is dumping their custom kernel and coopting the standard Linux kernel for use in Open webOS. This is the basic principle behind Android’s kernel by making the switch webOS will gain support for a wide breadth of hardware. Where there’s Cyanogen for the Android Open Source Project we certainly expect the same to happen with webOS. The question is … will anybody want to install it?

via Want webOS on your Android tablet? HP hopes so | Android Central.

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Apr 192012

HTCs not making it easy for us. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is doing its best to convince us that the HTC One S, despite being the "middle" phone in the HTC One line — between the One X and the One V — in fact is the best phone in the bunch. And, truth be told, were wavering.Youve read our complete HTC One X review. Weve done the HTC One V. And weve already reviewed the Euro version of the HTC One S. And Ive had that one for a number of weeks, too.Point is, were not unfamiliar with these phones. And neither are you after the thousands of words and what feels like hours of video weve brought you.What follows is our T-Mobile HTC One S review. It has a lot in common with its European counterpart, and well highlight what those of us in the states have to look forward to.This phone is a little slice of sexy. Never thought wed call a 4.3-inch smartphone little, but the HTC One S is a mere 7.8 mm thick, and it makes it feel smaller than it really is. Has a powerful processor and great design, and an excellent camera. Its running the most recent version of Android with some nice customizations from HTC.The non-removable battery and lack of a microSD card will be a nonstarter for some. The display, while not bad, isnt as good as its big brother in the HTC One X. Can get pretty hot under a heavy load.If youre in the market for a new smartphone on T-Mobile, you need to check out the HTC One S. Its got a great design, its got great hardware, and the software is top of the line. And it can nearly replace your point-and-shoot camera.

via HTC One S review T-Mobile U.S. | Android Central.