If you think that touch control mobile gaming is taking too much out of the screen and doesn’t give the player enough control then let me introduce you to the GameKlip.
The GameKlip lets you physically attach a PS3 controller to your smartphone and with software like Sisxaxis Controller you can connect your controller to your phone if it is supported.
Getting everything up and running isn’t too difficult but isn’t plug-and-play either. For android touch enabled games you would need to configure each game separately. And for emulator is just setting up the controller in the emulator settings.
The downside of the GameKlip is the entry price is high. You have to own a PS3 controller for this to work, and if you don’t want to keep pairing your controller with your phone and console regularly then you should have an extra controller which costs by itself and add to that the cost of the GameKlip.
The bottom line is if your are really accustomed to the PS3 controller and would love to use it as part of your Android gaming then the GameKlip is for you.
If it is, it is going to be one hell of a device.
During last weeks CES, Samsung demoed their new YOUM flexible display. The possibilities of new device formfactors is astounding. The scheduled production date of the YOUM display is Q3 of this year so it is very close.
The S4 is rumored to be announced in MWC by the end of February.
After waiting for the Nexus 4 to be shipped from Google for a few weeks. I finally got it a couple of days ago.
The device is beautifully built and in my opinion is the best looking Nexus device to date. It still has design similarities to the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S. But the Nexus 4 is far better built device. My only gripe with the device is the glass rear. I didn’t like it on the iPhone 4/S and I still don’t like it. It looks nice but it is not practical as I already managed to scratch the rear glass after just 30 minutes of use.
The battery life on the device is pretty good, not as great as the Galaxy Note II but still pretty decent. Still needs a little bit more testing before the final verdict. Same goes for the camera. The 8MP camera is an update from the 5MP on the Galaxy nexus but it is the standard in the market at the moment.
Android 4.2 is just fantastic, I‘ve been using it on the Galaxy nexus and the Nexus 7 for a few weeks now and I love it. it is an improvement on previous versions of android and especially with the release the new Gmail that allows pinch to zoom finally makes things even better.
Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
2GB of RAM.
8MP rear and 1.3 front cameras.
4.7-inch 1280×768 display.
2100 mAh non-removable battery.
It looks like Samsung’s new 5.5” Galaxy Note 2 is going to be my new mobile phone due to Samsung actually improving the Android software with its Touchwiz interface. The new multitasking looks insanely productive and great.
The phone should be available in Kuwait this week for around 210KD.
Samsung takes another swipe at Apple with its latest teaser for the upcoming Galaxy phone that is supposed to be announced in Samsung Mobile Unpacked in 10 days.
The previous ads that was aimed at Apple lovers are the SII’s:
According to a Vietnamese site this is soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-9300). that has a 4.6” 1184×720 screen, 1.4 Quad-Core CPU, 1GB of Ram, 8MP camera 16GB storage and a MicroSD slot.
There is a plastic casing around the device in the video to keep the final design a bit of a secret. The 2050mhA battery will come with NFC capability.
More photos at XDA
This is what using a capable modern mobile device (in this case the Galaxy Nexus) as a desktop PC. Connection that are used are:
- Micro USB to HDMI MHL Adapter (supports audio)
- 3.5mm Audio caple (optional. as HDMI has audio)
- Bluetooth Mouse/Keyboard/Apple Magic Trackpad
With mobile devices getting more powerful with each release, and HTC already rumored to release the first quad-core phone. The days of having a separate desktop PC are numbered except for hardcore gamers and professionals. Phones like the Motorola Atrix tried to harness the power of current generation mobile devices by releasing a “lapdock” for their phone.
Even Asus think that phones are pretty capable devices. They showed-off the “Padphone” concept phone last year where you slide the phone in a tablet casing making it a full fledged tablet.
What I think this needs is induction charging and a wireless display technology to get rid of all the wires. This might not get me hooked, but I know a few users that like the extra real-estate that a desktop PC gives them, and this might be the answer.
A more detailed video can be found [here].
I have no idea why Google needed all these years to get this on android but they finally releasing Chrome for Android. Google claims better smoother performance and now you can view your open tabs from your desktop (using Chrome for desktop of course) and also sync you bookmarks.
It is still in beta and doesn’t support all countries or devices but you still get it via installing the apk file.
Download it [here].
I got to play around with the recently released 5.3″ behemoth Samsung Galaxy Note for a short period and managed to grab a couple of pics for comparisons. The device has a Super HD Amoled screen, 1.4 dual core CPU, 1GB ram, 16/32GB internal memory, 8MP rear camera and a Stylus.
As you can see from the pic above, the phone is a hair slimmer than the iPhone 4/4S and has a curved back which makes it comfortable when held in the hands.
But the phone is a little big in my opinion, as its blurring the line between tablet and phones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note was announced almost 2 months ago, but I didn’t comprehend how big it is until I saw this video. Its massive. I like it.