Droid Weekly 1/13/13: Tegra 4, Project Shield, Exynos 5 Octa, CES 2013, and More


NVIDIA Announces the Tegra 4 at CES 2013

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As you may now, CES took place this week in Las Vegas. NVIDIA started things off with their keynote on Sunday night, and announced a few things, including the new Tegra 4. It's got 4G LTE on board along with 72GPU cores. Read More


CES 2013: NVIDIA Unveils Project Shield


In a surprise announcement, NVIDIA announced Project Shield which is their new handheld gaming device. It runs on Android, and supports PC games from Steam as well. It's basically an oversized Xbox controller. I can't wait to see how well this does on the market. Read More

CES 2013: Qualcomm Announces Next Generation Quad-Core 600 and 800 Mobile Processors



Following NVIDIA, Qualcomm also announced a few new processors. Following up the very successful Snapdragon S4 Pro, Qualcomm announced the 600 and 800 mobile processors which improve battery life and performance, among other things. Read More

Sony Xperia Z Becomes Official at CES 2013


This week during Sony's press conference, they announced the Xperia Z, along with some more 4K TV's. The Xperia Z is a sweet looking device. I can't wait for it to come to the US with all its 5-inch 1080p glory. Read More


Verizon's Galaxy Note 10.1 Has a Huge logo; Who's Surprised?


Holy Logo! That about sums it up. Maybe Verizon should change their slogan to "bigger logo's in more places". That seems to be their goal with Samsung devices lately. You can check out the picture of the logo in this link. Read More

Verizon ready to Follow T-Mobile's Lead of Killing off Phone Subsidies?

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This would be a surprising move for big red, or should I say big green? But I think killing off subsidies will do great things for T-Mobile. And we've been hoping that other carriers would follow their lead. Let's see if that happens. Read More

Samsung Announces Exynos 5 Octa Chip at CES 2013


Following their first keynote, where they mostly talked about appliances, the next day Samsung introduced their new processor. The Exynos 5 Octa which uses ARM's big.LITTLE architecture. This is one powerful processor. And I can't wait to see it in the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 this year. Read More


Samsung Gives New Name to Flexible OLED: Meet "Youm"


This week, Samsung also showed off their new flexible OLED display. They showed it off on a prototype that was basically a digital picture frame. There was no OS, or radios inside. So there wasn't much people could do for hands-on. But it looked pretty awesome. Read More

Chrome Beta Channel for Android Now Available on Google Play



This week, Google released Chrome Beta for Android. It's not replacing Chrome, but with this app you can check out the new features coming to Chrome soon. So of course there will be bugs to be sorted out. Read More

Android 4.2.2 Shows up on Brazilian Nexus 4


This week we also got news that Android 4.2.2 began showing up on Nexus 4s in Brazil. Now this has not been confirmed, so it could be true, it could be false. So we urge you to take this with a heavy grain of salt. Read More