Nvidia’s LTE Enabled Shield tablet has had an update pushed out to it, beginning yesterday. While the details for some of what the update addresses are vague, there is a specific one that it also addresses, in that it patches the bug known as Stagefright.
After a somewhat long period of silence Google’s Project Ara Twitter account sprang to life yesterday with a few tweets updating everyone with what is going on with the project. As it turns out, the news wasn’t the best we could have had, but it wasn’t the worst either.
Depending on where you are located in the world, today is April Fool’s Day or tomorrow will be. Either way the jokes and pranks have already started and the first two spotted come from Google and Samsung. This certainly isn’t either company’s first year of pranks but this year both are quite entertaining to say the least.
This topic has been around since before the Xperia Play got release and while Sony Ericsson had the right idea with making an actual gaming focused device for Android gamers, there are some items that could have been improved upon. This isn’t a knock at the Xperia Play though which is a fun, solid device.
So it seems Samsung may very well be releasing Android first ‘mini’ phone. The Samsung S5830, as it is dubbed, features an interesting silver/gray siding to it while the back is a nice glossy black, similar to the Nexus S. Judging from the photos it only has one rear facing camera and overall looks like a mini Nexus S with silver accents.
More device news coming our way this Monday and again from Samsung. This time instead of the Nexus S it is the W899. This is a flip phone (clamshell in other words) that features twin Super AMOLED screens (front and back) on the top half of the phone. Also it features a rather great looking gold-ish and black finish on the outside.
Another day another update, that seems to be the trend right now regarding the rumored Sony Android Playstation phone, not that we are complaining. Today’s update comes in the form of more pictures, some of which show a few more of the current specs that are at least being used in this prototype version that is being photographed.
While not a complete denial regarding the rumored Android Playstation Phone that has been under development, leaked, rumored about and basically beat down with a stick, Sony during their earnings call were asked about whether this device was real. Instead of answering with a denial of its existence, Sony talked about how it would happen.
Before diving into this update about the Sony Android Playstation phone which has basically split the gaming world in half as to whether it is real or not, please remember that yesterday Sony was claiming the pictures Engadget posted were fake, not that the device was fake. The only people to claim the device doesn’t exist was Sony Ericsson.
At first this may not seem like it is Android gaming related until you remember that rumor has it that Sony Ericsson is apparently making a PSP Go-like phone using the Android OS. According to Engadget, Sony is considering using Android in more of their products although what exactly those products are is unknown but it’s a fair guess what it might be.