Cherry Mobile Cruize, 5.2-inch Smartphone for $110 (Php4,499)

Just months after releasing their flagship smartphones, the 4-inch Flare and 5-inch Titan, Cherry Mobile just announced their new Bigger XL smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Cruize.

Cherry Mobile Omega: Officially Announced

It's now official, Cherry Mobile just announced their newest Jelly Bean smartphone, the 5.2-inch Cherry Mobile Omega.


If you want to own a tablet but cannot afford the likes of Kindle Fire HD or the Nexus 7, maybe the new Enjoy 71 tablet from MSI might suit your budget.


Via, a manufacturer of integrated circuits in Taiwan appears to be playing in the Android game with an intriguing new creation.


Since the tablet trend is now going for the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, more and more tablet manufacturers are catching up by making and updating tablets to be compatible with the OS.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Microsoft Set to Release Office for Android Tablets and iOS in November

BGR has acquired information from a reliable source that Microsoft Company is currently preparing to release a full suite of Office app for Android tablets and Apple’s iOS. November is the expected launch date of the app for both Android and iOS. Furthermore, the source has witnessed an iPad running the Microsoft Office and said that it appears to be very similar to the recent leak from The Daily, even though Microsoft said that the app is not real.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

$49 Android Desktop Computer from Via Revealed

Via, a manufacturer of integrated circuits in Taiwan appears to be playing in the Android game with an intriguing new creation. They unveiled a PC running Android OS that will only cost $49. The new PC’s motherboard is approximately the size of a little tablet.

The unit features an 800MHz ARM 11 processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB NAND flash, Ethernet port, HDMI port, VGA port, microSD card slot and more.

The small device is enclosed in a black plastic case. For $49 the unit will only run Android 2.3 Gingerbread as of the moment (maybe they’ll upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich soon) so you can’t expect too much. If you are not a heavy 3D gamer and only do basic tasks like listening to music, playing simple 2D games, and web browsing, this Android device is for you.

Via did not disclose any information about the launch date but you can see more details from the press release below.

Press Release:

VIA Initiates APC: The $49 Android PC
Taipei, Taiwan, 22nd May, 2012 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficientcomputing platforms, today unveiled the $49 APC Android PC system.
Powered by a WonderMedia ARM processor, APC integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard that can be connected to a TV or monitor. The system also features a custom build of Android that has been optimized for keyboard and mouse input, and comes with a browser and a selection of preinstalled apps.
“APC brings the familiarity and convenience of Android to the PC at a US$49 price point that will open up exciting new markets and applications,” said Richard Brown, VP of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Like a bicycle for your mind, APC will enable more people than ever before to explore the vast online universe.”
APC is based on the new Neo-ITX form factor measuring just 17cm x 8.5cm and can be housed in any standard Mini-ITX or microATX chassis, providing enthusiasts with unrivaled flexibility to create new mods and DIY projects as well as ensuring rapid time to market for system integrators and OEMs utilizing the platform.
APC consumes only 4 watts when operating at idle power and 13.5 watts at maximum load. This is ten times less than a standard PC system and ensures significant power savings in large scale deployments.APC Features
APC combines an optimized version of Android with a rich hardware package to deliver the best of the internet to users. With the inclusion of hardware acceleration for the most demanding video formats, the APC delivers stunning HD quality multimedia, either streamed from sites such as YouTube or stored locally and delivers a great gaming experience on a large screen monitor or TV.
Key Features:- Optimized Android OS- HD TV support- Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats- VGA and HMDI display ports- Four USB 2.0 ports- One microSD slot- One 10/100 Ethernet port- Audio-out/ Mic-in- VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC- 2GB NAND Flash- 512 DDR3 SDRAM- 15W power adaptor

Friday, May 18, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Gets Rooted

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 just recently went on sale, and now the people at XDA were able to root the tab, therefore the apps which need root privileges can now be installed and opens up installing custom ROMs on the tablet.

The Tab 2 10.1 contains Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and it features a 1280 x 800 pixels 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 also features a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, front-facing VGA camera, 3MP rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and a large 7,000mAh battery.

So, if you have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, you can visit the XDA website and get your device rooted.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich Update Now Available

Samsung has started rolling out the Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich update, with a few owners confirming notifications that the update is ready to be provided over-the-air to their Note. The upgrade with a size of 319MB contains the new TouchWiz version, according to Devin Balentina who received the message on his device, together with the new S Memo widget and the new S Note app.

Those new widgets and apps are from the Premium Suite of Samsung, a new software package particularly designed to make use of the Galaxy Note’s oversized display and digital stylus. There is a feature that let the users write equations by hand and witness them solved, as well as a digital scrapbooking tool.

Balentina is from the Netherlands, but there are also claims from Note owners in Germany being able to update their Note via Samsung’s Kies app for PC. Over-the-air updates typically step out in a staggered manner in order to lessen the impact on a company’s servers, so it may take a while before all Notes are updated.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code Released

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, then it’s time to get the latest source code. Last week, Samsung released the source code of Ice Cream Sandwich for both tablets.

The source code is compatible to 6 various model numbers listed below:

Galaxy Tab 2 7"
·         GT-P3100
·         GT-P3110
·         GT-P3113
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1"
·         GT-P5100
·         GT-P5110
·         GT-P5113

If you want to download all of them and other open source codes from Samsung, they are available HERE.