We’re always happy when smash iOS hits make their way to the Google Play Store, and another great one has been added recently. Subway Surfers, a game that ha enjoyed over 25 million downloads in Apple’s App Store, is finally available for Android in the Google Play Store. The game features never-ending chases as you play as Jake, a tagger who has unsurprisingly attracted some unwanted attention and must run from the police. Jake’s escape route twists and turns through a VERY active subway system.
We were looking forward to Rayman Jungle Run being launched for Android yesterday, but that never happened. The iOS version launched — earlier than expected, too — so we were a bit vexed to find out that the Google Play Store was devoid of good ol’ fashioned Rayman goodness. Ubisoft says the game needed to be delayed because more time was needed to optimize the game for as many Android devices as possible. It’s a plausible excuse considering just how many different devices are out there, and a one week wait isn’t much to play one of the more exciting franchises in the gaming world. Users can find hopefully find Rayman Jungle Run in the Google Play Store September 27th, and if iOS pricing is anything to go buy it shouldn’t cost you more than $3 to download
When it comes to Android users, there’s a whole lotta benchmarking junkies out there who love to pit the “performance” of their device against others via the many benchmarking apps available. Today, Qualcomm’s in-house benchmarking application, Vellamo, has just been up dated in the Play Store and it brings with a more robust and complete set of benchmarks for users to test. No longer just a web browsing benchmark, Vellamo now features all new system-level benchmarks testing everything from CPU performance, to networking capabilities via simulated 3G/4G/WiFi, HTLM5, and of course, web browsing. I’ve said it before, benchmarks are never a real-world interpretation of the speed an end user will experience with any device — but gosh damn they’re sure fun to run, aren’t they? Watch Qualcomm talk all about the new features of their app in their newly uploaded YouTube video below.
Apple’s iPhone 5 officially becomes available tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. local time, but we were able to get one just a little bit early. If you’re following along, you no doubt saw every review and article related to this phone (AAPL), so here’s an honest bit of first impressions from someone who kind of likes his iPhones… To start with, it really is light. Like light. It doesn’t feel cheap at all …
Are benchmarks useful for anything more than bragging rights? It’s a question we could debate for hours, but Qualcomm just released their new Vellamo 2.0 benchmark suite and we decided to take it for a spin with a handful of Android devices to see if we could form any drive-by conclusions…. Visit our site to read the full article.
If you are a proud owner of a Tegra-power device, then you might want to check out these two new games that just landed on TegraZone. The Bard’s Tale is a massive RPG with over 20 hours of gameplay and Fort Courage is a free-to-play tower defense style game. Both have exclusive graphics that… Visit our site to read the full article.
Plenty of ZTE news this morning. After announcing their Blade III smartphone for a European release , MetroPCS is launching the ZTE Anthem 4G, the smartphone maker’s first LTE handset available in the United States. The Anthem is an Android 2.3 device and features a 4.3-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and HD video playback via HDMI, and is priced at $219 after mail-in rebate. The phone is available with any of MetroPCS’s all-incusive service plans ranging from $40 to $70 per month. MetroPCS hasn’t provided and exact launch date, saying only that it will launch “in the coming weeks.” MetroPCS Adds ZTE Anthem™ 4G to its Expanding 4G LTE Smartphone Portfolio Anthem 4G is first ZTE 4G LTE AndroidTM smartphone in the U.S.
The ZTE Blade III has been no secret, the bigger question being when the manufacturer would officially announce the device that appeared on a Finnish retailer’s website last month. We now have an answer as ZTE has formally taken the wraps off of the handset, revealing that the phone will begin hitting Nordic retailers this month. The Blade III, which sports a 4-inch display, 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, and Android 4.0, will be available first in Finland, with a release planned for this month. In October it will reach Sweden before going on to launch in other European and global markets in the future. The phone’s retail price has been set at 1499 SEK, or roughly $230.
Marvel’s The Avengers will soon be available on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, September 25th, and if you’re a Samsung Galaxy S3 user on T-Mobile — you’re in luck. T-Mobile and Samsung have teamed up to offer the biggest blockbuster this side of Asgard exclusively for new and existing Galaxy S3 devices. Starting Sept. 25th, Galaxy S3 users will be able to download Marvel’s The Avengers in glorious HD free of charge via Samsung’s Media hub.
The long awaited Galaxy Note II is now available for pre-order by U.S. Cellular. This Titanium 16GB edition is like having a multi functioning tablet as your phone. With its 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.6 GHz quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.1 OS the Galaxy Note II is a definite multimedia powerhouse. It has all the standards such as an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera, however it has full 1080P video recording and playback for those moments where taking notes just doesn’t cut it. If you need to take a note, it comes with the S Pen and great functionality to make written tasks easier