Archive for September, 2013

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Gaming on the Move

Best_tablets Online gaming has become increasingly popular. It was announced this week that Android and iOS games are generating four times the revenue of dedicated handheld consoles.

A report by IDC, a research firm, and analytics company App Annie has shown that despite the belief that people won’t spend money on games in the Google play store, the sales of games for Android devices was more than that of both Sony and Nintendo combined for their specialised handheld game consoles. In fact, the game sales on iOS and Android stores combined was a huge four times the amount spent for games on devices such as 3DS, DS/DSi, PS Vita and PSP.

Why has online gaming become so popular? The rise in the number of people playing games on their phones and other devices had led to an explosion in people playing games online. It’s so easy to start playing online casino games when you are sitting on the train on your commute to work, or playing a racing game when there’s nothing on TV from the comfort of your sofa.

New models of mobile phone are getting better and better, with bigger screens, faster connections and more processing power. There is more electronic processing power in a modern smart phone that they moon mission of 1969 had in their whole ship. Imagine!

The Samsung Galaxy s4 is one of the bets handsets for gaming on the market right now. It has a HD screen and the colours are crisp and sharp. This means that the screen doesn’t look distorted or warped when you have the screen close to your eyes. The touch sensitivity is high and you can even play games in touchless mode.

Another option is the HTC One, with its 4.7″ screen and quad core Snapdragon processor. The sound quality is incredible with this handset, with no tinny sounds coming from these Beats Audio endorsed speakers.

The iPhone 5 is another good choice for gaming, as the selection of games in the app store is huge. However, the screen is not as big on the iPhone which can be an issue for some people. The graphics look great and the phone is deft in handling complex processes when playing games. The device is also a good size for handheld gaming, longer yet lighter than previous models.

Whatever you decide, you can be sure that you will spend hours playing games on your new handset.

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By September 1, 2013 Read More →

Archos leak their announcements

archos-101-xs-2-press-imageArchos have announced their entire lineup of new Android products early. They will be debuting the devices at IFA in Germany next week, but they decided to share details a bit early in a press release. The list of devices is extensive and includes several tablets, a smartphone and potentially a smartwatch. Here’s the full press release below,


IFA 2013: ARCHOS Confirms Mobile Connected Strategy with Innovative Tablet and Smartphone Lineup
ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android devices, is pleased to announce its tablet and smartphone strategy for year-end 2013.

Leveraging its four years of Android expertise, ARCHOS has optimised its product development aiming at offering innovative products based on Android and focused into the mobility segment, from tablets to smartphones to connected objects.

"This combination of innovation, value for money and rich product portfolio should allow ARCHOS to further increase its market share in the coming months," said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.

CONTINUING TABLET INNOVATION: Powerful, Google certified tablets with HD screens
The Platinum range – featuring Quad-Core processors, sleek Aluminum design, wireless display technology and IPS screens up to 2048 x 1536 running Android 4.2.

The new Gen11 tablet, the ARCHOS 101xs2, is designed for performance, media playback and productivity. Powered by a quad-core processor with HD IPS screen it also features front-facing dual stereo speakers and ARCHOS’ unique magnetic keyboard functionality.

RENEWING THE THEMED TABLET RANGE: products designed for specific use
Unique to the new line of themed devices is a home screen application developed by ARCHOS that curates the more than 1 million apps inside of Google PlayT. Here each user can discover a selection of apps that best fits the purpose of the tablet making it easier for the end user to find the right content.

The new ARCHOS ChildPad range features a user interface designed for children, Google Play filtered for children, full parental controls and will run Android 4.2. Additionally, this range will feature the 101 Childpad designed to bridge the gap from the digital world of the tablet to content in the real world using magnetic figurines.

For gamers, the new ARCHOS GamePad 2 is the perfect combination of Android tablet and gaming console with access to thousands of the latest games. More details on this device to be released soon.

Expanding its deep Android expertise and answering user demand, ARCHOS is moving full speed ahead enhancing its existing line of 3G and 3G + tablets.

The new ARCHOS Xenon Range of 3 tablets will feature HD screens, up to Quad-Core CPUs, and will run Android 4.2 offering 3G connected devices cheaper than Apple or Samsung Wi-Fi tablets.

The new ARCHOS Smartphone line will include the Oxygen range, additions to the Platinum range and the Titanium range. All smartphones will feature pure un-skinned Android OS and Google Certification.
The flagship smartphone, the ARCHOS 50 oxygen, features a full HD IPS screen, Quad-Core CPU at 1.5 GHz, 16GB storage, Android 4.2 and 13MP back camera and a 5 MP front camera.

The Titanium range, starting at £99 with a 4 inch device, will feature Dual-Core CPUs, Bluetooth, GPS, Dual SIM card slots, Android 4.2, 5MP back cameras and 0.3 MP front cameras.
Archos will provide further details and unveil this product strategy on their stand at IFA 2013, located in Hall 17, Stand 106.

Further information will also be available on the Archos website upon launch – ARCHOS.

Future plans in the ARCHOS product strategy include enriching its smartphone lineup with the addition of 4G LTE models and to develop a full range of Connected Objects, including a unique Smart Watch concept.


Posted by: Gareth

Posted in: Phones