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LG Made Google Smartwatch Would Have Gear 2 Like Hardware!

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nexuswatchTo be honest, all thanks to Samsung, Google is late in the smartwatch department, but now it seems as if we are about to get the long awaited “Nexus” smartwatch.

As always we have @evleaks at our rescue, what we learn from his tweet is, that the watch will have a 1.65-inch IPS LCD with a 280×280 resolution. Other specs include 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. No word on the processor just yet. To give you a comparison, the Samsung’s latest smartwatch features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a 320×320 resolution, a 1GHz dual core GPU, a 2MP camera, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage.

Do you like the idea of a Google Smartwatch or not, do you think LG and Google together would do a better job then others like Pebble?

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March 14th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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This One Dimensional Concept Keyboard Is Now Available On Android!

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minuumMinuum keyboard made lot of news when it was first in the concept stage and later in the beta. As we speak, the keyboard has dropped the beta badge and is available for everyone.

For those that are new to Minuum, the keyboard app basically takes an entire keyboard and scrunches it down to just one line. Such a layout is ideal for those with smaller-screened Android devices or for those that simply want to maximize their screen real-estate. The predictive capabilities of the keyboard involve a learning curve, but they really are very good.

You can try the app here for 30 Days before shelling out 3.99$ for it. Tell us if you like it or not!

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March 13th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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Moto X Style “Always Listening” Mode Now On All S800 CPUs!

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Untitled-11Voice controls that let you navigate through the OS without even touching the device, is almost straight off a sc-fi movie. While it was cool to see the Moto X pull off such a trick, we were left scratching our heads as to why dozens more Androids couldn’t do the same.

All the ways led to Qualcomm who could, but did not want to provide API support for these features right out of the box. And you know what comes into the picture when we come across such a situation? Awesome Devs at XDA! Yes, Guillaume Lesniak shared that clip on Google+ last week, while also talking briefly about his work here. He asserts that we’re seeing a fully asleep CPU, where the DSP is doing all the audio processing required to trigger the “wake up” signal.

This feature is far from stable right now, but with time he assures that more and more devices shall leverage the awesome power of Qualcomm chips.

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March 11th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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Military Grade Tech. On Smart Glasses Is Here!

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LumusDK40If you are a F-18 pilot, you probably know Lumus for their Heads-up displays built into helmets. The rest of us get to learn about Lumus, and hope their OEM efforts are successful, as they show off a pair of concept consumer level smart glasses.

Lumus has two products to offer in the near future, they don’t want them to be retailed, instead want to act as OEMs for other companies for 2 of their products - the DK-40 single lense and the DK-32 dual lense.  Lumus has a sub-assembled unit, combining their micro-display pod and Lumus Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) lens. The micro-display pod of the OEM is capable of firing out 720p, 1280 x 720, video. What it then looks like is something like this :

LumusNavBut honestly, are you looking forward to wearing such witchcraft on your eyes? Do you see glass wearables to be the future?

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March 10th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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Rumors About Upcoming Nexus 6 Already,Likely Lightweight G3!

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Nexus-6-Concept1-e1386129536351We just heard about the news that LG is planning a June launch for the G3, that instantly makes people wonder, when will it’s derived Google sibling be launching?

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?

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March 6th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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Woah! Oppo Find 7 May Have A 50MP Camera!

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oppo-find-7-imageIt 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 !

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March 3rd, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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“Steve Jobs” To Design The Next Lenovo Smartphone!

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astonLenovo 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”?

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March 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 am

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Google Aims To Map Your World With This Smartphone!

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tango-phoneTill 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?

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February 21st, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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Facebook Snatches Whatsapp For $19 Billion!

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facebook-buys-whatsappWhen you are talking abou t Facebook and acquisitions, Snapchat is the first name that pops-up after the recent eventful decline of the company that Facebook was willing to buy for $3 Billion!

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!

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February 20th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

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Snapdragon Glance Beta Lockscreen Boosts Battery Life!

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Qualcomm-Snapdragon-GlanceIndeed our smartphones are smarter than ever, but when it comes to battery life, no matter how good the phone is, battery has always been an issue.

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.

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February 10th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

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