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Gizmodo.de claims that the Nexus 6 will be a “lightweight” version of the G3. Well, what might that mean? Lightweight not meaning light on changes here, sadly rumors say that the stripping down would be in hardware, meaning a lower power SoC. Again, the report we are reading from is highly translated and we hope we are not reading too much between the lines but that does mean that plans are setting in place at the Google HQ.
Would u want a slightly less powerful Nexus?
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 !
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”?
Till now our smartphones have had more sensors than ever – A GPS sensor to track your location , a gyro and accelerometer to track your motion and for a brief period there were two cameras to capture 3D media.
But what Google says with the introduction of Project Tango is that these have not enabled our modern smartphones to sense and understand our surroundings. Project Tango is a mashup of multiple technologies, combining cameras, depth sensors, inertial measurements, and some advanced processing in order to grab a constantly changing stream of data from a phone’s surroundings and translate that into a real-time picture of the world outside.
We don’t know where this might g, but how about a Nexus phone with 3D scanning?
Tonight we get news that Facebook has gone ahead with plans to purchase a smartphone messaging service, it’s not Snapchat this time around; instead, Facebook has announced an arrangement that will see it acquire WhatsApp in a $19B deal! Just to give you a perspective of how large $19 Billion is , it is many fold times more than the money they bought Instagram for and it is 19 times what Google was ready to pay them last year.
To break it down, each whatsapp user is valued at $45, the total active monthly users being 450Million!
Qualcomm has release its Snapdragon Glance application, which combines smart learning with battery improvements. The app has just gone into its beta phase, which has appeared on the Google Play Store. Snapdragon Glance plugs in to Qualcomm’s Battery Guru app that was released last year, which attempts to improve your battery life by learning from your smartphone habits.
Glance is in beta so it’s functionality may change a tab bit before the final version.
The new and frustrating Flappy Bird is viral and it’s no secret that the dev is earning truck loads of money. ame developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style because that is what is popular in Japan right now.
Flappy Bird’s mindblowing success brings a lot of hope to individual game developers. The overwhelming response to the game is courtesy of the frustration the gameplay builds that is addictive somehow.The internet is raving over screenshots of people posting high-scores, if you have already played the game, then the real question is, what is your high-score?!
Check it out for yourself – Flappy Bird
The rumors and speculations would never stop we guess until an official announcement is made by the company. Ever since Steve Balmer announced him retiring from the company and his position, literally a dozen new candidates are being rumored to take his place.
Silicon Angle’s sources claim to know different things. “According to sources close to the hiring team”, Sundar Pichai as Microsoft CEO is likely, as he is the front-runner for the position. While Satya Nadella seems to be top in-house option, the report says that the negotiations are ongoing and Pichai is negotiating with the “hiring committee” as the top external candidate.
Facebook was rumored to come out with a news application much like flipboard and the company has done just that. The app is called Facebook Paper, and it would be available on iOS starting February 3rd.
Facebook Paper is all about it’s UI and the information is presented to you. It’s card like presentation allows users to select from a scroll-able list of items and view news + updates from friends in a more elegant fashion. The video below would give you a better idea because we sure are confused about the very existence of a standalone app that simply displays the same information as the Facebook app in a different way!
Not long back did we learn that a relatively new and unknown manufacturer called Geeksphone was coming with a dual-booting device that could flawlessly run Firefox – Android together. Geeksphone recently updated their homepage with more details of the device and other specs.
Geeksphone is a Spanish company that released it’s first device back in 2009 and with this one it wishes to make it’s mark in the industry, although seeing the specs that follow, you may or may not agree to it. How their Multi-OS would work is unclear but the specs they are gonna offer include a a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU with 1GB of RAM with a 4.7-inch IPS display sporting a resolution of 960×540, 4GB internal storage, microSD for expansion, an 8MP rear cam, 2MP front cam, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth, and a 2000 mAh battery.
A Q1 European release is expected, are you excited for this phone!?