Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category
It is no secret that this MWC was a disappointment, since none of us got the innovations we were expecting. We were expecting more pixels and smartphones with 2K displays that no company delivered and now, its all about this company OPPO who actually believes in reveling the specs beforehand .
A leaked image taken by this phone according to the EXIF data claims that the resulting photo is of 8160×6120 resolution. If you do the math, this would require a 50 megapixel sensor in order to reproduce a photo of this size. Maybe its just a prototype or maybe they are afterall planning a crazy device like that, either ways the launch date is 19th March, lets have our fingers crossed for what we may come across, might be very surprising indeed !
There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming release of Windows Phone 8.1,one of the highlights being the Cortana voice-powered search, which is Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now.
A key part of Cortana is its ability to save information and data in a Notebook system. Notebook will allow the Cortana digital assistant to access information such as location data, behaviors, personal information, reminders, and contact information. Instead of a Halo-style 3D avatar, Cortana will be represented by a pair of spinning blue circles.
Yes, you can also make Cortana speak your real name, and by “Master Chef”, just dont get it to your head though *wink*
Today we see a Nokia X handset running Google apps including the Google launcher and the Google Play Store. Android is crazy flexible as we know it, with some good amount of developer support, devices that forked, can fly!
Lenovo bought Ashton Kucher as a Product Engineer back in October, it really seemed obvious at the time that this relationship was more of a celebrity endorsement, although Ashton seemed serious about his work on Lenovo Yoga tablets and smartphones.
Recent news from the company says that both Lenovo and Ashton are working on limited edition devices that will be released later this year and since Ashton isn’t really an Engineer he’ll be helping the team out on designing the User Experience.
In an interview with Re/Code, Lenovo Chief Marketing Officer David Roman said, “I know on one level, it sounds corny, but it is real. He not only sees himself as an engineer, but he is an engineer. If he sees a problem, he wants to solve it.”
Would you like to see what comes out of this “special UI designing opinion”?
Ever since the company has announced it’s X series of smartphone running forked versions of Android, we all are left wondering about how Nokia got the WP specific Nokia Apps like Here Maps, Mix Radio, etc.
Clearly Nokia did not re-write the entire codes, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android. amarin are a company that specialize in bringing Microsoft’s .NET Framework to other platforms besides Windows. Its aim is to allow developers to write apps entirely in C# and share the same code on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.
Now that the Mix Radio app is running, Microsoft is looking forward to remove all legacy code from apps that it wants to port over to Android, so future apps will have the same shared code database!
Would you want to have more such apps on your Droid?
Google just announced that it will be hosting it’s first developer conference for the Project Ara soon on April 15-16, this would mark the start of an entire different league of smarphones that are highly upgradeable.
According to Google’s official Ara page, their goal with Ara is to ultimately make modern smartphone technology more accessible for the masses. Google’s Ara Project head Paul Eremenko has said it that to encourage a new trend of smartphones, the Ara could come to the market for as low as $50!
There’s a trick under the sleeve though, since it’s easily upgradeable, the $50 price tag would give the most basic version. We also know that the Ara would come in three sizes : mini, medium,jumbo. Are you interested in this smartphone?
This update has started rolling out to AT&T users and users at different locations have started reported and telling us that they have started receiving the KitKat update. The change-log on AT&T’s page also mentions it will add the ability to drag and drop to uninstall or disable applications and the update should also bring call reliability improvements and we do expect at least a few bug fixes beyond this!
If you are an AT&T customer, do look out for this update. If you are an international version user, we expect the update to reach you in the upcoming weeks.
The GooPhone S5 is really very much alike to the Galaxy S5 and that might be a good or bad thing depending on whether you like or hate the Galaxy S5. On the specs side you get very different specs from the GS5 such as a 2GHz MediaTek 6592 octa-core CPU. Other specs include 2GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13MP cam with LED flash, 5MP front-cam, 2800 mAh battery, dual-SIM support, 32GB, microSD, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G support and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Those specs really aren’t bad considering that one gets all that at just $300 unlocked! Would you consider this phone?
As quoted by an interviewer at CNET “ He(Greg Sullivan) confirmed that Lumia as a brand would continue under Microsoft, but refused to confirm whether the Nokia name would survive on phones too. But a Microsoft spokesperson has since told me that the handset division of Nokia will continue to make phones under Microsoft, phones with Nokia logos on”
Microsoft’s acquisition of the finish phone manufacturer is due to complete in the first quarter of 2014 after which there will be a definitive answer to Nokia’s fate!
Q: When will see Moto X in Aisa A: In next few weeks Moto X will launch in India and Australia #MotoMWC
— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) February 25, 2014
The Moto G launched earlier this month across the Indian subcontinent and it is indeed selling at hot cakes! The company further plans to capture developing markets like these and offer its flaghsip for a very competitive price to the masses.
Are you excited for the Moto X to arrive to your country?