July 2013 Archives

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) launched today, alongside the new Nexus 7. Sadly, the latter is a much more interesting announcement -- anyone expecting any major upgrades to the Android OS will be rather disappointed. Given the dramatic overhaul Apple gave iOS this summer with version 7, today's announcement was pretty snooze-worthy -- though many (myself included) would argue that ... [Read]

As expected, Google today announced a refreshed Nexus 7 at their San Francisco press conference. The Nexus 7 was a surprise hit when it launched last year, with Google and manufacturer ASUS unable to meet demand, so unexpected were sales through Google's Play store. It eventually found its way into retailers, and has since cemented itself at the top ... [Read]

Oh Netflix. It's been a pretty good year so far for the streaming powerhouse, with Q2 earnings reports showing strong growth and even stronger financials compared with the same period last year. With almost 30 million subscribers in the US, up 630,000 from last quarter, and 8 million in the rest of the company's territories, up 610,000, it has ... [Read]

Google's Nexus 7 is the current king of 7-inch Android devices. Launched last year, it's build quality, power and screen defied the $199 asking price -- offering serious comeptition to Apple's iPad, despite the vast differences between the two devices. It was also an unexpected sales success, with almost 5 million devices sold before the end of 2012, and ... [Read]

3 Hot Tech Links - Phones Edition

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 22, 2013 11:14 AM |
1. Nokia may be unveiling its Lumia 625 tomorrow with a special announcement. 2. Apple is looking into creating larger iPhones and iPads. 3. What may be inside Motorola's Moto X. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

Last week, Nokia launched the Lumia 1020 to a packed New York audience. The latest of the manufacturer's Windows Phone line-up, the 1020 brings several features that differentiate it from immediate competition, but is notable in particular for one massive inclusion -- its 41MP camera sensor. Yes, that's right, 41MP in a smartphone. Consider that the Galaxy S4 has a ... [Read]