LG wasn’t the only company that decided to crash Samsung’s Event in Times Square, New York. HTC sent some reps along with the HTC One to grab some of the attention away from The Galaxy S 4. The reps showed off the sound quality and “ultrapixel camera” on the handset.
A lot of the viewers were impressed with what they saw, a lady shared “Better than Samsung”, a gentleman talked about how the handset looked saying “It’s slick, smooth, I’m gonna tell you something, it’s sexy!” and another guy even said, “I might have to switch from my iPhone.”
Scout, the turn-by-turn navigation solution from TeleNav has landed in the #1 spot in the Navigation Category in the Apple App Store. Also, as we speak right now is climbing it’s way up the charts in “Top” free applications sitting at the #4 spot.
If you’re an iPhone user and unaware of Scout, here’s the chance to get familiar. The free version of Scout provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation along with personalized GPS navigation that gives you information that is needed in a fewer clicks.
Scout also comes with:
My Dashboard – Get home faster with personalized commute times
My Places – Save and share the places you love
My Search – Find it faster as Scout learns your friends, favorites and recent places
My ETA – Let your family and friends know when you’re going to get there by sharing your ETA
Traffic – Avoid traffic without distractions
Nearby – Discover things to do near you, including restaurants, food, cheap gas, music and movies with one tap. Discover and plan ahead online at www.scout.me and sync your favorites between the website and the app.
Now stop playing around with other navigation applications and download Scout for iPhone now. You can follow this link to download the app. Scout is also available on Android!
BlackBerry is opening their doors to Android and iOS with a security solution for both work and personal data on mobile devices, BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space. Managed by BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) users will have a solution for third-party platforms. These solutions will provided secured client applications for e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, secure browsing and document editing.
An update for BES 10 will extend BlackBerry security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit. It will also, provide separation between your work and personal data on your device.
“With BlackBerry Balance technology, we offer the industry’s only true compromise-free separation of work and personal data and applications,” said David J Smith, EVP, Enterprise Mobile Computing. “With Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices, we’re extending as many of these features as possible to other platforms, critical in today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers administrators a single, intuitive platform enabling them to effectively and securely manage a variety of devices while protecting their corporate assets and at the same time providing employees the flexibility they desire.”
Secure Work Space is a solution that enables customers to save considerable effort and expense, as they would no longer have to configure and manage expensive VPN solutions.
BlackBerry feels they offer a very “secure and reliable solution” with their Secure Work Space and that it’s a “clear choice for enterprises and governments” to support BYOD policies.
Beta testing for Secure Work Space is already in testing and official availability will be offered by the end of the second quarter. More details we will made available at the BlackBerry Live conference in May.
Don’t forget you can watch the Samsung Galaxy S 4 event live tonight. 7 Eastern / 4 Pacific. Not sure if anything new will be announced outside of what we already know with all the leaks leading up to tonights event. You can watch it live at SamsungMobile.
If you miss the live event it will be available shortly after the conclusion. Any of our readers headed to Times Square tonight to watch it on the big screen?
Andy Rubin, founder of Android has decided that he is going to leave the Android team and start a “new chapter at Google”.
Android has a global partnership of over 60 manufactures, over 750 million devices activated (globally) and about 25 billion applications have been downloaded from the Google Play Store, under Rubin’s leadership.
Taking his place will be Sundar Pichai, who currently works with Chrome and Apps.
Samsung released the next part of their teaser video of Jeremy, the secret messenger for Samsung Unpacked 2013. As any normal kid, once Jeremy got home he couldn’t wait to take another peek into the box.
As Jeremy looks into the box he shares that it’s “his favorite color” leading us to believe the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be available in various colors. Amazed by the bright lights coming from inside the box he says “It’s unreal, totally amazing”.
The Galaxy S IV was never shown, but their Unpacked event is in 4 short days.
Happy First Birthday Google Play! A year ago today Google rebranded their Android Market to the Google Play Store, which offers more than just apps. Celebrating their birthday, Google is going to be offering discounts on their music, books, magazines, TV shows and exclusive gaming offers.
This celebration will carry on throughout the week. Check out the goodie bags and discount offers they are running via this link.
It’s been reported by The New York Times that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will come with eye scrolling. This feature was tipped off by someone who had the chance of trying out Samsung’s new flagship handset were he described the feature as new and exciting.
The phone is able to track your eyes and determine where or when to scroll. It’s exactly like it sounds, if you’re reading an article and reach the bottom of page the software will automatically scroll down for more text.
Now if I can tap on links by blinking I am sold. We will find out if this feature truly is incorporated on March 14th.
If you are an Android user don’t miss todays addition to the Google Play Store from our friends at Android Tapp. The app guides you to the best of the best in the Play Store. You have fast access to in-depth reviews and a straight forward rating system. Check out this video describing the features.
You can download the app via this link directly to your Android device.
Samsung has released a teaser video of the much anticipate Samsung Galaxy S IV that is gearing up to make it’s appearance in Time Square on March 14th. Samsung is really going all out to grab the interest of smartphone users. After media invites went out, Samsung has invited everyone to watch the unveiling live in Time Square.
In the video you meet Jeremy, the secret messenger for Samsung Unpacked 2013. Jeremy is given a box that he is allowed to take a peek inside of. This is part one of what appears to be a series of people trying to see what Jeremy is keeping in the totally top secret box.
Samsung is holding another one of their press events titled “Unpacked” on the 14th of March. To help gain interest in the event, this morning Samsung tweeted “Be ready 4 #TheNextGalaxy @TimesSquareNYC #UNPACKED” with an image attached.
The tweet wants Samsung fans to be at Time Square on March 14th at 7PM EST, where you can watch Samsung’s Unpacked event via a live stream.
If you don’t live down the street from Time Square don’t worry, you can also watch it in your pajamas on your couch. The stream will be available at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile.
Mobile World Congress might as well be Android World Congress as another Android handset is gearing up to hit the market come the second quarter of 2013. ZTE has unveiled the Grand Memo, a 5.7-inch handset.
“The ZTE Grand Memo’s large, high definition screen makes it perfect for media and entertainment, but its uses reach far beyond that,” said Mr. He Shiyou, ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division. “With ZTE’s custom Mifavor UI, a powerful processor, and LTE connectivity, this device offers users a wide array of benefits that go well beyond the capabilities of the typical handset.”
The ZTE Grand Memo will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with quad-core Krait CPUs.
“Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms are at the heart of over 770 announced smartphones and tablets, and we are thrilled to work with ZTE to bring the Grand Memo to consumers,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies.
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
5.7-inch HD display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with quad-core Krait CPUs
2 GB of RAM
16 GB of internal storage
13 megapixel intelligent AF camera with face recognition and panorama
1 megapixel front-facing camera
3200 mAh battery
As always there are no launch details or pricing on the Grand Memo, but check back as more details are released.