Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sony launches their second generation Smartwatch 2 at an event in London on Tuesday, they also announced the 6.4in Xperia Z Ultra phablet. Sony beat Apple's and Samsung's rumoured smart watches. Sony said that the Smartwatch 2 acts as a companion for Sony's Android powered smartphones.
It has a 1.6in 220x176 touchscreen and has a one-touch access to all of its main features. It includes the ability to glance at messages and Facebook posts while on the move, control music playback, handle phone calls and do things such as mapping while running. You can also take pictures through your phone using the watch.
Like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the watch is dust and water resistant. It also features built-in NFC, which makes pairing the Smartwatch with a phone easy.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Michael Coombes who is the former head of sales at HTC UK, and James Atkins, former U.K. marketing head for the Taiwanese company, announced on Monday that they are launching a start-up smartphone manufacturer Kazam. They promise Kazam would have "stunning design, robust hardware, and intuitive technology, underpinned with improved customer service. Kazam will focus on the European market."
"We believe your smartphone is a digital reflection of who you are, and since we are all different, it's important that we don't adopt a one size fits all approach," said Coombes in a statement. "We aim to provide quality smartphones that are accessible to everyone."
They have not yet disclosed the OS that they will use for Kazam.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S4 Zoom, it's a new version of its flagship smartphone and it has a 10x optical zoom. The S4 Zoom is Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Camera combined into one, it is half-Camera, half-Smartphone. It has 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, an optical image stabilizer, and Xeon flash.
It ncludes a 4.3-inch, 960-by-540 display. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor.
It also has a in-call photo sharing feature that is called Zoom Ring. While talking to your friend you can snap a picture and share it to your friend in an instant.
OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
Battery: Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - all versions
4G Network: LTE (market dependent)
Release Date: Exp. release 2013, Q3
Dimensions: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm (4.94 x 2.5 x 0.61 in)
Weight: 208 g (7.34 oz)
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
Memory: Internal - 8 GB (5 GB user available), 1.5 GB RAM
Card slot - microSD, up to 64 GB
USB: microUSB v2.0
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Camera: Primary - 16 MP, autofocus, Xenon flash, check quality
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 10x optical zoom (24-240mm), optical image stabilization, HDR, panorama
Secondary - 1.9 MP
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Twitter's Vine app is now on Android smartphones. The free app, which enables people to record and share clips of up to six seconds with other Vine users as well as on Twitter and Facebook, has been available on iPhone since late January.
"Vine for Android has many of the features that more than 13 million people have grown to love: easy video creation with automatic playback and sound; Explore, where you can discover popular posts and see what's trending; and Find Friends, where you can find and invite people you know to join," said Sara Haider an Android engineer.
It Supports Android 4.0 and higher.
Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook (more coming soon!)
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor's picks
• And so much more.
MiKandi, LLC, an adult app store has developed an app called Tits & Glass for Google Glass that prompted Google to change its policy to ban adult content on Google Glass.
Now Google Glass have content policy regarding adult content.
"We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography. If we become aware of content with child pornography, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution."
On titsandglass.com site they have posted an update regarding this news:
"We have just learned that Google changed their policy over the weekend to ban our porn app for Google Glass. The website will function as normal, but we are making changes to the app to comply with the new policy. Please go to our company blog to learn more."