Latest News


GlassUp, Another Augmented Reality Startup, Would Also Like Some of Google’s Milkshake.

Yet another player is joining Meta, Japan’s Telepathy One, China’s (allegedly real) Baidu Eye, and big Google’s Glass at the face-mounted AR table. GlassUp, the newest kid in town, claims precedent on the concept. Google just shrugs an[...]
GlassUp, Another Augmented Reality Startup, Would Also Like Some of Google’s Milkshake.

Read more


Samsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi Connectivity

At the Samsung PREMIERE 2013 London, Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact 20.3Mpix APS-C sensor System Camera (CSC) runing on Android 4.2.2 and featuring a powerful 1.6GHz Peg[...]
Samsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi Connectivity
Samsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi ConnectivitySamsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi ConnectivitySamsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi ConnectivitySamsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi ConnectivitySamsung Introduces GALAXY NX with 3G/4G LTE & Wi-Fi Connectivity

Read more


Google Glass, Meta Wants Your Milkshake! …Do Consumers Want Either of Them?

Google Glass fever and upstart Meta’s rapidly financed US $100,000 Kickstarter campaign indicate #1. impending altered reality market maturity, or #2. everything new remixes the old, but still the geeks sing “Ohhhhh look, shiny!” Googl[...]
Google Glass, Meta Wants Your Milkshake!  …Do Consumers Want Either of Them?

Read more


Samsung refresh its Series 3 Chromebox with a new look!

Ok, I have to admit that I am quite disappointed in Samsung on this one, Granted their previous Series 3 Chromebox had enough power for what is was supposed to do but like most of you I would have been thrilled to be serve with a small[...]
Samsung refresh its Series 3 Chromebox with a new look!

Via Samsung

Read more


LG Expands Google TV Line-Up For 2013

Building on the success of its Smart TVs with Google TV, LG is expanding its 2013 Google TV lineup to seven models in five screen sizes for 2013 – including premium models featuring LG’s popular CINEMA SCREEN design, the company [...]
LG Expands Google TV Line-Up For 2013
LG Expands Google TV Line-Up For 2013LG Expands Google TV Line-Up For 2013LG Expands Google TV Line-Up For 2013

Read more


Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7

Acer America today debuts its new Acer C7 Chromebook, its next-generation mobile computer that runs Google’s Chrome operating system and is priced at a low $199. The premiere offering in the Acer C7 Chromebook line is the Acer C710-284[...]
Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7
Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7Acer outs in the USA a new Chromebook with the C7

Via Google

Read more


Samsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based Camera

Despite being the world second Android based camera, Sorry Samsung but Nikon bit you to it, the GALAXY Camera still win our heart! Indeed, unlike the Coolpix S800c, the GALAXY Camera runs on Android 4.1 instead of Android 2.3.3 the act[...]
Samsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based Camera
Samsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based CameraSamsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based CameraSamsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based CameraSamsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based CameraSamsung present its GALAXY Camera, World second Android Based Camera

Via Samsung

Read more


Sony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 Series

Sony Europe and Sony North America has announced not one but four new DAP including the very sexy F800 Series powered by Android 4.0 Walkman F800 Series Treat yourself to an extreme on-the-go entertainment experience. Powered by Androi[...]
Sony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 Series
Sony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 SeriesSony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 SeriesSony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 SeriesSony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 SeriesSony Unveils Latest Android Powered Walkman, Introduces Thinnest Walkman To Date with the F800 Series

Via Sony

Read more


Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012

Sony Europe today announced the availability and pricing of the NSZ-GS7, Internet Player with Google TV, originally introduced in January at CES. Powered by the Google TV platform, the Internet Player will be available to buy in store [...]
Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012
Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012Google TV from Sony Arrives in Store July 2012

Via Sony

Read more


[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U

Here you are Sony’s top of the line Xperias, behold the Xperia P and Xperia U. The First model, the Xperia P is a true wonder and comes with a gorgeous 4”WhiteMagic display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 1Ghz Dual Core CPU, with 16[...]
[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U
[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U[Hands-On] Sony Xperia P and Xperia U

Via Sony

Read more


[Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC !

LG fans rejoice, our good old chap Cutkillavince was this year again at MWC for AkihabaraNews and make sure to attends LG’s press event to get some first hands-on experience with the company latest and brightest devices like the : Opti[...]
[Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC !
[Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC ![Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC ![Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC ![Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC ![Hands-On] LG’s best and brightest at MWC !

Via LG

Read more


LG introduces the LG-SU870 or Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012

LG Optimus 3D Max is a powerful smartphone in both 2D and 3D mode and a pleasure to view with LG’s exclusive brightened display. 3G’s network speed has been also improved to HSPA+ 21Mbps. LG Tag+ offers advanced NFC (Near Field Communi[...]
LG introduces the LG-SU870 or Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012
LG introduces the LG-SU870 or Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012LG introduces the LG-SU870 or Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012LG introduces the LG-SU870 or Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012LG introduces the LG-SU870 or Optimus 3D Max at MWC 2012

Via LGE

Read more


Docomo introduces New waterproof Android Aquos SH-06D and Medias Tab N-06D with NOTTV support

Docomo has announced two new Android devices, the AQUOS PHONE SH-06D smartphone and the MEDIAS TAB N-06D 7-inch tablet. Both models support NOTTV, a TV service for smartphones, which will begin transmission on April 1. NOTTV is a new t[...]
Docomo introduces New waterproof Android Aquos SH-06D and Medias Tab N-06D with NOTTV support

Via Docomo

Read more


Sony still keep faith in Google and announces its 2nd Gen Google TV Solution

Alongside the NSZ-GP9, a Google TV Ready Blu-ray Player, Sony also introduced today at CES the very interesting NSZ-GS7, a new Google TV Network media player. Schedule to hit both the US and European Marker later this summer, the NSZ-G[...]
Sony still keep faith in Google and announces its 2nd Gen Google TV Solution
Sony still keep faith in Google and announces its 2nd Gen Google TV Solution

Via Sony

Read more


Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!

There is not a day without an Android related news and here is the turn of NEC that announced this morning a partnership with TCN or Tokyo Cable Network to bring NEC’s LifeTouch Android Tablet to the masses with a series of dedicated s[...]
Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!
Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!Tokyo Cable Network and NEC bring Android Tablet to the Masses!

Via NEC

Read more


Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

I know that here at Akihabara News people often complain of numerous spelling and grammar errors since not all of us are native English speakers or have a journalism background, although those of us that are try to fix the mistakes whe[...]
Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

Via AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

Read more


Google to ‘supercharge’ Android with $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

It’s Monday morning and we already have some major news coming from none other than Google with its next acquisition. According to a post on the Google blog by CEO and co-founderw Larry Page, the company is going to acquire Motor[...]
Google to ‘supercharge’ Android with $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Via Google Blog

Read more


Facebook releases standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS

If you’re a heavy texter, it seems like Facebook now has its sights on you! Let’s face it, most of the big companies that have their own apps, have their own messaging service. For example, Google has Google Talk and Huddle[...]
Facebook releases standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS

Via Facebook Blog

Read more


Honeycomb for Logitech Revue leaked, update now at your own risk

If you decided to jump aboard the Google TV wagon after the price was recently slashed to $99, or if you were planning on purchasing one soon, here’s something interesting you should check out. Although Google is planning to rele[...]
Honeycomb for Logitech Revue leaked, update now at your own risk

Via Phandroid

Read more


Logitech slashes its Revue price to $99

After a net loss of $29.6 million for the first quarter, it seems like Logitech wants its Revue, which was the first Google TV device, to be able to take a bigger share of the market from its competitor, the Apple TV, during the second[...]
Logitech slashes its Revue price to $99

Via Logitech

Read more


T-Mobile MyTouch 4G getting a late Christmas treat starting tomorrow

Hey, MyTouch 4G users, here’s some news letting you know that you haven’t been forgotten. If you’re still running a non-rooted phone with the stock firmware, you’ll be happy to note that today T-Mobile and HTC a[...]
T-Mobile MyTouch 4G getting a late Christmas treat starting tomorrow

Via T-Mobile Support

Read more


Samsung’s Nexus S Aboard NASA’s Final Shuttle

Samsung and Google today announced Nexus S, is aboard NASA’s final space shuttle. As a leader in technology and innovation, Samsung is pleased to be a part of this moment which will most certainly be marked in history. Nexus S from Goo[...]
Samsung’s Nexus S Aboard NASA’s Final Shuttle
Samsung’s Nexus S Aboard NASA’s Final ShuttleSamsung’s Nexus S Aboard NASA’s Final ShuttleSamsung’s Nexus S Aboard NASA’s Final ShuttleSamsung’s Nexus S Aboard NASA’s Final Shuttle

Via Samsung

Read more