With the mobile phone market growing every single day manufacturers are using more and more raw materials to reach the demand. With the new Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia touts that it is the most environmental friendly phone they have ever built. It is made out from recycled materials which is recycled by them in various plants around the world. So ths whole phone can be recycled with no hassle and its packaging is made out of 60% recycled materials. Click here to look at the whole environmental portfolio of the 820
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Last year samsung bridged the gap between a phone and a tablet with the introduction of the Galaxy Note, they also made a whole new category called phablets which are basically half phone half tablet. Since then they have released a newer version Galaxy Note and a 10 inch Galaxy Note. So now the only thing needed to complete the family is to have a 7-8" version. A few days back there was some leaks of a GT-N5100 tablet which was being certified for wifi. Now following the DLNA certification it shows that this sub 7" tablet has a 1280 X 800 resolution which is pretty common for 7" tablets. This 7" Galaxy Note is expected to feature the S Pen and android 4.1. We might see this early next year either at CES or MWC.
The mobile smartphone world is now hot and is growing at a steady rate and the growth rate is overtaking the PC growth rate. One of the key items in a modern smartphone is the processor which powers the phone. There are many companies making mobile processors like Samsung, Qualcomm, Texas Intruments, and many more. One of the similarities that there manufacturers all use in common is the architecture it is on. Most off the companies are using the ARM architecture but some companies like Apple choose to develop theirs based on their own architecture design aspect. Currently most smartphones this date are rocking the ARMv7 architecture which include the cortex A9, A15, A5 and many more. Now it seems like the ARMv8 is ready to meet with smartphones and AMD is going to be the first to use this new architecture. The Cortex A50 is based on the 64 bit architecture and there are two versions of architecture ready which is the A53 and the A57. Chips based on this new architecture are expected to be manufactured in the 28nm or 20nm manufacturing process. Chips based on this new architecture are expected to be out in 2014.
One of the most notable features in Android 4.1 Jellybean was the keyboard which is super responsive and has the best autocorrecting out there. In android 4.3 Google updated the keyboard to support gesture typing which is like the SWYPE keyboard. Currently we still do not know when the Android 4.2 update will be available to other Nexus phones but my bet is on November 13 because that is the day the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 will be on sale. If you can't wait for the update to use the keyboard there is always APK files. Here are the links for the APK files; there are two files, one for non rooted and one for rooted, so if the non rooter version is now installing use the rooted version and flash the APK file. Android 4.2 Keyboard APK (no root required) Android 4.2 Keyboard flashable ZIP (root required) Source: Pocketnow Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook Page, Follow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page
A few weeks back we thought the i9260 was going to be the Galaxy Nexus II but it turns out it is the Galaxy Premier which is and updated Galaxy Nexus running Samsung's TouchWiz skin over it. The specs include a 4.65" 1280 X 800 Super AMOLED screen, an 8MP rear shooter, 1GB of RAM, 8/16GB of storage which is expandable via micro SD card, BT 4.0, NFC, a 2100 mAh battery, and a 1.5GHz Ti OMAP 4470 processor. This phone is running Android 4.1 Jellybean and a TouchWiz skin over it, it has all of the motion or special features like pop up play, S Beam, and many more. This phone will go on sale next month and will be priced at about $680. Source: GSMArena Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook Page, Follow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page
On Monday Google officially announce the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 and those two new nexus devices are the first tablet and phone to run the latest version of android, Android 4.2. Android 4.2 brings some totally new features to android and one of the feature is the multiple user features which allows your tablet to have multiple user support, so you can share your tablet amongst few people. This feature in particular only works on android tablets running android 4.2 so the phone is left without this feature. But there could be a logical explanation behind this. This might be because of Nokia's patent which Google might infringe in adding the multiple user support on mobile devices. A mobile telephone is designed to be used by several different end-users at different times. A first end-user can alter the mobile telephone so that it operates in a manner specific to that first end-user and a subsequent end-user can alter the mobile telephone so that it operates in a manner specific to that subsequent end-user; each end-user has only to respond to prompts displayed on a screen in order to alter the mobile telephone so that it operates in a manner specific to that end-user. But this problem can be solved by Google paying royalties to Nokia like what Apple did so they can use the huge library of patents Nokia owns
Just recently the Play Store has reached over 700,000 apps and the Windows Phone store has reached 120,000 over apps last month. Today a new report shows that the Windows 8 store is now home to over 10,000 apps and at the rate it is going at now 500 apps are added every single day. This number is expected to go even higher as adoption for Windows 8 is growing and more and more developers are coming on board. I won't be surprised to hear if the Windows 8 store reaches over 100,000 apps early next year as Steve Ballmer said that by next year there will be over 500 million windows 8 devices sold.
Yes, the day has finally arrived, Google has announced that the Play Store is now home to over 700,000 apps and that is a major achievement for them. Also the Play Store has finally reached the point where it is on par with the total amount of apps on Apple's app store. The main reason why the Play Store could reach such phenomenal amount of apps in a short period of time is that the apps which are published are not processed by Google. Well we can also say that some of the apps on the Play Store are not having good quality and does not take full support of the hardware. But all in all Apple still reign in the amount of iPad/tablet apps which is exceeding 275,000.
Last week Apple did something out of the ordinary by introducing the iPad 4 6 months after the iPad 3. The iPad 4 has the new lightning connector and that new A6X chip and other than that it is pretty much the same tablet. So what is the performance difference between the iPad 4 and the iPad 3, here are the benchmark scores of it and the iPad 4 is 111% faster than the iPad 3 which means that is some serious amount of power under the hood. The A6X chip scored 200 more points compared to the A6 chip on the iPhone 5. The A6X is a dual core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and has quad core graphics. Also the iPad 4 has 1GB of RAM, all this combined will make the iPad 4 faster than its predecessor. Source: Phonearena Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook Page, Follow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page
Yesterday Google officially announced the Nexus and Nexus 10 ahead of the Windows Phone 8 launch and those two devices were the first to run Android 4.2 Jellybean. In android 4.2 Google has added some new features as well as some updated ones. Google Now has been updated and now gives you more info before you even ask.
The biggest new feature in android 4.2 is the photo sphere camera which enables you to take 360 degree photos right from your phone or tablet. This feature is particularly similar to the Photosynth lens found in Windows Phone 8.
The jellybean keyboard has been well know to have excellent autocorrecting features but in android 4.2 Google adds a new feature to the keyboard called gesture typing. It is basically a swype keyboard built right into the Jellybean keyboard. So now you can type faster with super precise words.
The multiple user feature on android 4.2 tablets are particularly useful because now you can share your tablet with another person. This feature is similar to Windows multiple user so this feature is ready to take on windows 8 tablets. You can easily switch to different users from the lock screen.
This new feature on android 4.2 called daydream now allows you to put screensavers when your device is either docked or idle. This feature reminds us a lot about the old windows where screensavers are always there.
Finally the last new feature is in android 4.2 mirroring to your HDTV has never been easier with support for wireless displays now. All you have to do is connect a wireless display adapter to a HDMI enabled TV to enjoy the quick and easy screen mirroring. To find out more click here
The Windows Phone 8 event just wraped up and they unveiled quite a lot of new features. The event was started with Joe Belfiore talking about the windows phone experience and the he showed of the windows phone devices which will be available this fall. The he moves to the total amount of apps in the windows phone store which has just exceeded 120,000 and Windows Phone has 46 of the top 50 popular apps in other platforms.
Then he touts about the whole new interface which windows phone brought to the market. Soon after a video explaining the personalization of windows phone ends Joe starts talking about the new features. First up in the list is live apps as well as live wallpapers, the lockscreen can now have live wallpapers by third party apps to provide information. Joe also touches on the new Facebook and Twitter for Windows Phone which also works with the new live wallpaper and will provide information to your lockscreen.
Then he touches on the new apps which developers are working on to utilise the new functions in windows phone 8. Skype is now integrated and will not use battery in the background but will still be running. Popular apps like temple run, jetpack joyride, etc will be coming to windows phone 8 very soon. The biggest news is that Pandora is finally coming to windows phone 8 in early 2013 and will provide users with 1 year of free music with no ads.
Next up is data sense which is a new way to get the most out of your data plan. Data sense compresses your data usage so you can use 45% more on your data plan on windows phone compared to other platforms. One cool feature is that data sense even helps you to find wifi hotspots nearby to help in saving your data. And if you are nearing your data cap, data sense will intelligently tailor the way your apps behave.
The next feature is called kids corner and to demo the app Joe's children are on the stage to do so. After the short demo they call another person which felt kids corner is very useful and the person is Jessica Alba. Then Jessica explains here experience using the Lumia 920 and particularly the kids corner feature. She say it is a very good feature and will help parents a lot.
Then Joe says that before she switched to the Lumia 900 she was using an iPhone, she is always on the go so she wants her entire iTunes library in to her new phone so Joe explains how he did it and the process only took about 1 minute to import the whole album. Next up is the rooms feature which is like a group where you can share pictures, chat, see what the members are up to and many more. The rooms feature will work with other platforms but the features are lesser. With that said he now talks about the Skydrive integration with Windows devices.
Finally Joe passes the stage to Steve Ballmer to introduce the top 3 Windows Phone 8 devices. He starts touting about the personal experience found in windows phone and pairing it up with other windows based products is fairly simple. Then he starts introducing each of the devices and some of their special features. Then he announces carrier availibility for the US. Finally he wraps up by saying that WP8 devices will go on sale this weekend in european countries and the global launch or Windows Phone 8 is nearing. Stay tuned for more coverage. Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook Page, Follow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page
Just a few minutes ago we did an article on the Nexus 4 which is Google's flagship android phone. Alongside that Google also announced the Nexus 10 which is the first 10" tablet to bear the Nexus name. This tablet is made by Samsung and has a 10.1" screen with a 2560 X 1600 resolution and if you do the math it has a 300PPI which is more than the iPad 3/iPad 4. Google is calling this screen the True RGB real stripe PLS. The specs of this tablet include a dual core cortex A15 processor which is currently unspecified, quad core Mali T604 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear shooter, and a 9000mAh battery. This is one of the first devices to run Android 4.2. Other features of this awesome tablet include a micro USB port, a micro HDMI port, dual NFC chips front and back, dual front speakers and weighs in at 604g. One feature that the Nexus 10 has that differentiate it from the iPad is that it has multiple user support which is a new feature in Android 4.2. This tablet will come in 16GB or 32GB wifi models only and the 16GB variant will cost $399 and the 32GB will cost $499. These prices are around the iPad price points so it might take some sales from Apple. This tablet will be available in the Play Store on October 13th in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada
The android event today might be cancelled but Google has just stepped forward and they have officially announced the 2 new Nexus devices as well as Android 4.2 Jellybean. First up is the Nexus 4 and it is like everything we have heard in the rumors. It has a quad core Snapdragon S4 pro processor, 2GB of RAM a 4.7" in cell touch display, 8/16GB of storage, and 8MP camera and Android 4.2 jellybean preinstalled. The back of the device is made of glass and adds that suddle amount of premiumness. The Nexus 4 will be priced at $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for the 16GB version. Other features include NFC, bluetooth, and wireless charging support with the latest accessory by google called the wireless charging orb. The battery is 2100mAh and it can last up to 10 hours but the downfall is that this nexus phone does not have LTE support. Source: TheVerge Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook Page, Follow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page
Although the android event today was cancelled the leaks will never stop. Here is a hands on of the Nexus 4 which shows the new software on it. Not much has changed to the whole UI but the quick settings bar which has been rumored is present. In the settings bar toggles there are some pretty interesting toggles like the multi user changing and the tile for yourself. Watch the video below to find out more. Please Subscribe To Our Page, Like Our Facebook Page, Follow Our Google Plus Page And Follow Our Twitter Page
Today Microsoft and the Windows Phone team is finally ready to unveil Windows Phone 8 as well as announcing some devices from hardware partners. They will be livestreaming the event online via their website of their facebook page. We will also be posting live updates via twitter @ttot9.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S IV at Mobile World Congress 2013. This flagship device is expected to sport a 5" 1080P screen an all new design which is thin and light. The camera is going to be bumped up to a 13MP shooter which is developed by Samsung themselves. One of the key features of the Galaxy S IV is the quad core exynos processor which is using the Cortex A15 architecture which is more power efficient and more powerful than ever. The chip is is going to be called the Exynos 5450 and is based on the 28nm manufacturing process. It is codnamed 'adonis' and that means the greek god of beauty and desire. Additionally SamMobile predicted that we could see the chip be clocked as high as 2GHz. We will be starting our Galaxy S IV rumor roundup in mid December so stay tuned.
Microsoft is set to unveil Windows Phone 8 today at San Francisco at 10 AM PT or 1AM ET. We will be live tweeting as the event is running and we will do a full recap of the event right after it has finished. In this editorial i will be talking about what are we expected to see at the event later. The number one thing that we will sure see is the devices by various manufacturers. The lock screen is expected to feature a live wallpaper setting which works with third party apps to provide info. We could see a new locking system for the lock screen and the lock screen is going to be as active as the live tiles are. We are also poised to see more features of IE 10 on windows phone 8. The windows phone team is also expected to talk more on the lenses application and talk about the lenses which will be in store, maybe instagram is coming. Additionally they will talk more in depth about the wallet app and what feature differentiates it from the competition. Office 2013 is also expected to be touched and the capabilities of it too. Finally they are also expected to explain more on the Kids Corner feature and Windows Phone 8 in the enterprise. To find out more expected features click here.
Currently the phone with the most edge to edge experience is the Motorola Droid Razr M for Verizon. Next year we are posed to see big companies like Samsung pursue the edge to edge display to furthermore narrow the body and phone to make the viewing experience even more vivid. AU Optronics have just shown off the screen with the thinnest bezel in the world and the bezel is just 1mm. The screen is sized at 4.46" and has a 720P resolution and picture look more immersive than ever. Additionally they also showcased their Advanced Hyper Viewing Angle Screen on the 4.97" AHVA screen which has a 1080P resolution. Finally they also showcase a 10" ultra slim display which has a 2560 X 1600 resolution and this display uses the IGZO technology to save power.