Posts by Brooks Barnard

HTC First Full Review [Video]

I’ve already provided several different looks at the HTC First, otherwise known as the Facebook phone.  I unboxed it, gave you my first impressions, and reviewed Facebook Home on the First.  Now it’s my turn to really give you my thoughts on the device.  Here, I’ll be going beyond its Facebookness.  I’ll talk about it’s performance, how it looks,… Read more

Midweek Poll: How Do You Feel About iOS 7?

If you haven’t heard, Apple announced a big update to their mobile operating system yesterday at WWDC, iOS 7. I myself didn’t watch the announcement. I had better things to do, but I am and was genuinely interested in the competition. Not because I’m scared, but because I’m a fan of technology. I’m genuinely a fan of innovation and love to see what… Read more

16 GB White Nexus 4 Out Of Stock In Google Play Store

And just like that, it’s gone.  We knew the white Nexus 4 was a limited edition device, but I sure didn’t expect it to be out of stock this fast.  But then again, with Google’s track record for keeping these Nexus 4s in stock, why would I expect any different.  The white Nexus 4 suddenly appeared in the Google Play Store last Friday, and three days… Read more

What’s On Your Homescreen Brooks?

What’s On Your Homescreen? is back with another homescreen. This time I wouldn’t call it wildly different from Dima’s as compared to Steve’s, but now it’s my turn to show off my homescreen: The biggest contributor to how I organize and use my Nexus 4′s homescreen has to be Action Launcher.  Chris Lacy sent me a review version of Action Launcher… Read more

Midweek Poll: Should Every Android Phone Manufacturer Offer A “Google Edition” Option?

When Google announced the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S 4 at Google I/O earlier this month, it took a lot of us by surprise.  It’s such an interesting prospect.  A lot of us Android fans love the stock Android experience, and for that to be offered on the Galaxy S 4 might be a dream come true for you.  We’re even hearing rumors about HTC offering a… Read more

The White Nexus 4 Is Real Folks

The elusive white Nexus 4 has been popping up in lots of different places, but it seems Google I/O has been the place to finally serve some answers.  This time, MobileBurn was able to get their hands on the device and provide us with some pretty pictures and a new video.  Unfortunately, the person who lent MobileBurn the White Nexus 4 wasn’t able to… Read more

Leaked Specs And Render Of The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

The friends from SamMobile leaked some interesting information Friday morning bringing use an image and specs for a purported Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.  If you recall, Samsung recently made official the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with specs that we were less than excited about.  For what it’s worth, benchmarking has demonstrated that this new Tab 3 7.0 is… Read more

Google Hangouts Is Available To Use Now!

If you haven’t already heard, Google announced its unified chat service that we’ve been hearing about for a while.  Hangouts will bring together all the different Google services such as Gmail, Google+, iOS, Android and Chrome. You will be able to save your chat history, send emoji icons, photos and make video calls. Hangouts will replace Google… Read more