Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category
This is the first time we are seeing a non-dummy iPhone 6 with a working display. It is not easy to draw conclusions regarding the colors of the device it’s either a white or gold version. iOS 8 is what we are seeing on the lockscreen which we believe will mark the end of it’s Beta stage with the launch of the iPhone 6.
The smartphone will apparently be featuring a 4.7″ IPS LCD with a 960 x 1704 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM and dual-core 2GHz 64-bit processor – Apple’s A8 processor.
The Moto G2 is expected to go on retail in Europe on September 10 for €250. However for India we have a document from the import offices showing the reference number and the units imported. According to the import data, the import price is ₹10,640, which pegs the actual retail price around ₹13,000.
It also goes ahead to tell us that 70,000 units have been shipped so far in black and white colors. The Moto G2 should be making it’s way to the USA pretty soon.
Well apart from the SM-N920T model number, there’s confirmation of a QHD display at 1440 x 2560px resolution. Also possibly listed is the presence of a 64-bit processor. The display will apparently will be 5.7inch QHD display. It will also be carrying the signature S-Pen, USB 3.0 with a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
September 3 is the date so stay tuned, we’ll bring in the live action for you’ll.
It’s been a couple of years Android has been rocking NFC and to an extent it does make life simple and even though it may not replace something it is good to have. The tiny chip in the image above is supposedly it, an NFC controller from NXP Semiconductors. It is intended to give the iPhone 6 the ability to conduct wireless payments, simplify device pairing, and facilitate content sharing between devices.
NFC isn’t huge yet, but if Apple manages to pull off something crazy, it would be awesome indeed!
The colors available are polar white or misty grey and can be order from Sprint’s website. A traditional two-year contract would cost you $99.99. If you want to use Sprint’s Easy Pay installment plan, you shell out nothing upfront, then followed by 23 monthly payments of $20.84 and a final 24th payment of $20.67.
This is a great alternative if you don’t want to opt for the bigger brother M8 which is available for $200 on contract.
The update does not bump up the Android operating system version of the phone, but is rather a compilation of a bunch of small fixes. Here are the changelog items :
- Security updates and patches
- Application installation enhancements
- Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
- Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
- E-mail UX enhancements
- S-View cover error
- Re-activation lock improvements
The update is 148MB in size and you should be seeing the notification very soon.
We today have screenshots from AnTuTu benchmark confirming tips that the Nexus 9 will be ditching Qualcomm for an Nvidia 64 bit Tegra K1 chip with a 2560*1600 resolution spread over 9 inches. The HTC-made Android 5.0 tablet posted the impressive score of 45,923 in the popular benchmark.
Today we have news stating that Apple is also “almost definitely” going to showcase the iWatch at the same event as well. We have no idea how it looks and what it does so that is something which would really interesting to see. Apple has acquired Beats and VP of Sales from Tag Heur so we should be seeing a lot of new things incorporated.
iOS 8 should finally start seeding to all iDevices as well so we’ll let you know about all the action.
The Nexus X is allegedly being made by Motorola and judging by the specifications, it is a hell of a phone on paper. The specifications include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset with 2.7GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in memory. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (likely 5.2” in size).
The benchmark also showcases the Android version as 5.0 “L” meaning that it will indeed launch with the newest version of Android. Does this news get you’ll excited?
The price of INR 5,999 (around $99) is lower than what Xiaomi first made official (INR 6,999). This does kill the competition since Xiaomi offers premium quality components with specifications better than the Moto G which is priced at Rs.10,000 for the 8GB version. The device has a 4.7″ 720p screen, Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB of RAM, 8MP snapper, microSD card slot and MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.3.
The Redmi 1S will also be updated to Android 4.4 Kitkat with MIUI V6.