Verizon has not yet published release dates for the Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx HD


Verizon and Motorola launched the Droid Razr M (which is available for $99 on contract), but has not provided exact dates to launch two new Motorola smartphones: the Droid Razr HD and HD Droid Razr Maxx.

In any case, it is possible to be available soon. Especially since shared the first Motorola Razr Maxx HD commercial on YouTube . Unfortunately, it was recently abolished, the precise reasons unknown. Anyway, the commercial showed one of the main functions of the new handset: the battery, which can last up to 32 hours (based on the average user’s profile). Its HD screen and LTE connectivity also mentioned.

The Razr Maxx HD will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is also scheduled for shortly thereafter. It remains to be seen whether the new Maxx will go on sale at the same time with the Razr HD or not (most likely yes).


What is regression testing?

Any user of smartphones, tablets and PCs will be well aware of what a change in operating system or even minor tweaks to it can do to their existing applications and how it can affect them both in a positive and in a negative fashion, depending on the quality of the change.

For Android users, updates are something that they tend to deal with a lot more than most other mobile platform users. Nothing can be more frustrating than to deal with a new update, which actually gives you more headaches than fixes the old bugs.

To avoid precisely that and to ensure that the latest tweaks fit in perfectly, one needs to turn to regression testing.

For those new to the word, regression testing involves fixing bugs and ensuring that an already existing system and its functionality has no negative impact from the changes, enhancements, patches or updates that have been just rolled out to clients.

In simple terms, the old test cases are run against the new version of the software to guarantee full compatibility. And when done correctly, it obviously promises seamless combination of the new software with all the old apps and brings with it the much needed bug fixes as well.

Regression testing can be used to test both the correctness of the program and at times the quality of the output as well. On an Android platform, a software quality assurance team is the one that takes care of the regression testing aspect and the team retests a test that has initially exposed a bug in the software at regular intervals after the software is updated and modified. This ensures in both smoother and hassle-free operating system, while making sure that all the old applications still are compatible and offer the same output, if not better.

If done perfectly, Regression testing on Android platform, like anywhere else, ensures that there are no new faults and hassles in the latest OS update you have received…


The Huawei Ascend G600


A smartphone with a screen of 4.5 inch is said to be one of the best representatives so far of what is the “spirit” of the Chinese firm in the market of smartphones. Its design is quite attractive, has interesting features and a very affordable introductory price.

It is a upper-middle range device with a price around 300 euros. Considering its technical specifications, we will see that the cost is not bad at all. For starters, the Huawei Ascend G600 has a display resolution of 960 X 540 pixels, that is, a density of 245 dots per inch. It is also equipped with an 8 megapixel camera that includesflash LED dual.

As for its processor, it has dual core 1.2 Ghz. It comes with 768 MB RAM, internal memory expandable to 32 GB with micro SD cards. Its operating system is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which will be updated to 4.1 soon Jelly Bean, as reported by Huawei.

The connections of this smartphone include a microUSB, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The interesting thing is that has an NFC chip (Proximity Communication), in which in a not too distant future, allows us to make payments from the device itself. It supports WiFi Direct and has a range of 6 to 380 hours standby. It will be available in Europe this September.




EE would be the first to offer the Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean



EE (known as Everything Everywhere), the new British mobile operator launched (today) its 4G LTE network, and could become the first to sell the Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. As you already know, the S III is currently running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Pocket-lint has received a document confirming that the Galaxy S III will be released by EE with Jelly Bean on board. And while it is not known exactly when the phone will be available, it should happen soon. This means that 20 million Galaxy S III units sold worldwide to date, also should be updated to Jelly Bean.





Incoming Dual-SIM Version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2



Samsung in recent years has accustomed us to the release of several variants of its main device and the Galaxy Note 2 could not be an exception.

And so, according to the latest rumors from Asia, the Korean manufacturer is preparing a special version of the terminal set to what is quickly becoming the most important market for smartphones, the Chinese.

It seems, in fact, Samsung is ready to launch in China a Galaxy Note 2 characterized by Dual-SIM support and Dual Standby. This variant of the Note 2 would have three slots, one for the MicroSD, one for the SIM and one for the MicroSIM.

The terminal should not have any other news regarding the features, among which are a quad-core Exynos processor 1.6 GHz, 2GB RAM, 5.5-inch display with HD resolution, method of interaction S Pen camera, 8 megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

There is no indiscretion on the possible marketing of the Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Europe.




Kobo Arc, an Android ICS Tablet For Only About 158 ​​Euros



Kobo has launched an affordable Android ICS tablet named for Kobo Arc and comes in storage options of 8GB and 16GB.

The Kobo Arc has a touch screen of 7-inch IPS with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and 215 ppi (pixels per inch), and speakers. It features a dual-core processor TI OMAP 4470 to 1.5 GHz , 1GB of RAM, and runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

It has a 2-megapixel front camera with HD video capture at 720p. In terms of connectivity, the tablet offers Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, microUSB port and a headphone jack of 3.5 mm. Its battery allows up to 10 hours of reading time. It weighs 364 grams.

Customers can get the Kobo Arc for 158 euros (8GB model) and 197 euros (16GB version).

Obviously, the new Kobo Arc will compete with other cheap tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7.