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?
The Desire 816 has a big 5.5″ 720p IPS Display, a 1.6GHz Snapdrgon 400 and 1.5GB of RAM and also an interesting microSD expansion of upto 128GB! HTC is also giving a 5 MP wide-angle front camera and a solid 13MP f2.2 lens on the back, which to say is better than the one of the HTC One. The HTC Desire 816 will arrive in white, black, red, yellow and purple colour variants.
Are you excited for this device?
So here it is folks, Samsung has just officially announced the Galaxy S5 at Barcelona, MWC 2014. The phone now has a whole new look and revamped specs, so without any further adieu let’s take a rundown on the specs :
Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
|Display||5.1-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 432 ppi|
|Processor||2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 or 2.1Ghz Exynos Octa-core (depending on market)
Adreno 330, unspecified GPU in Exynos variant
|Cameras||16 MP rear LED flash with ISOCELL and 4K recording (limited to 5min), 2.1 MP front|
|Networks||3G, LTE Cat. 3 2X2 MIMO|
|Connectivity||GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
|Dimensions||142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm,
|Colors||Black White, Blue, Gold|
|Waterproof and dust resistant||Rated IP67 – USB port covered with plastic flap|
So the device now has a perforated rubber back panel to give better grip to the user, new additions include a standard IP67 certification of dust and water resistance. What was rumored enough was the addition of either thei fingerprint or the Iris sensor and the fingerprint sensor has made it onboard!
Touchwiz is now revamped quite a lot, with what Samsung says most “relevant” content. The overall design is now flat, more than ever. Aside from the usual colors, there will 2 variants of the Galaxy S5 : One with the Snapdragon 801 and one with the Octa-core Exynos CPU.
There are three devices in the Nokia X family: the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. The X and X+ both have four inch, 800 x 480 screens and 3MP camera. The XL has a 5 inch display, a 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP a front facing camera. One of the differences between the X and X+ is that the X+ has more memory (768 MB of RAM compared to 512MB). All three phones are dual SIM and use 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processors.
These devices wont see US markets any soon since Nokia is aiming these devices at developing countries and does not want to focus in mature markets.
The Xperia Z2 had received, by far, the best leaked treatment of a total of 12 minutes in a video that we had reposted here. Today, at MWC 2014. A first look at the device might not suggest a major revamp, but it is rocking quite some neat upgrades internally.
From whatever we know, the specifics are as follows :
- 5.2-inch Full HD Live Color LED display (1920 x 1080) with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technology
- 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB of RAM
- 20.7MP 1/2.3-type EXMOR RS CMOS with G Lens, CMOS image, BIONZ for mobile
- 4K video capture (3840×2160 pixels/30p) with SteadyShot image stabiliization
- Digital noise-cancelling technology for an immersive audio experience
- 3200 mAh battery
- IP55/IP58 rating – waterproof and dustproof
- 4G LTE support
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Sony features on top
Yes 4K recording and an improved LIVE LED display top them all, following a better Snapdragon 801. The camera seems to be using the same optics as the Xperia Z1.