Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Three New Intel Atom Mobile Processors

 Intel  announced two new processors and chipsets to join what's already powering the likes of the Lenovo K800 and the Orange Santa Clara.

Nine New Cyber-Shot Cameras from Sony

Sony Announces nine new Cyber-Shot digital cameras few hours ago.and the Model numbers are HX200V, HX30V, HX20V, HX10V, H90, TX66, TX20, WX150 and W690.Five of these are of the compact zoom variety, two belong to the super slim T-series and the last two fall in the W-series.
lets see the features of these new cams..

Monday, February 27, 2012

Skype beta Launched for Windows Phone

Nokia just announced Skype for Windows Phone at their press event at MWC. The beta version is available now at the Windows Phone Marketplace, with a full release expected in April.

Skype for Windows Phone has been optimized for the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800, the HTC Titan and Radar, and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash, but should work on most phones running at least version 7.5 of WP.

This version will allow you to make the usual free video and voice calls using your Wi-Fi or 3G network, as well as charged calls to land-lines and such.

lets check out the screenshots.

check out the hands on video

Mozilla Released Firefox for Meego (N9)

Hey Guys Mozilla released Firefox browser for N9.it's not exactly same like desktop version but t’s quite good, a little hiccups in places but could possibly be rather awesome should flash appear next week.

Drag left to see tabs and drag right to see navigation and settings. The main page (when opening new tab) shows up your bookmarks. All pages are loaded up as the desktop version, so fonts are small (to an extend readable). You’ve got some neat options for plugins to make the text larger (as well as other FF plugins like adblock that should help load times).

I will need to test this out more, perhaps the random lags might be something else (bad internet connection perhaps? Mine does tend to die around midnight).

You can download this for free at Nokia Store.take a look at the screenshot of Firefox running on Meego.

check the Hands on video.

News via DailyMobile

Nokia announces PureView 808 with a 41 MP Camera

Today  the 1st day of Mobile World Congress Nokia  brought the PureView teaser to a thrilling 41 megapixel end, announcing the Symbian Belle-running Nokia PureView 808.
The Nokia 808 Pure View uses a 41 MP sensor, which captures image data from seven adjacent pixels and condenses it into one, resulting in stills at around 5 MP resolution with amazing detail and low noise levels. The optics are Carl Zeiss and there's Xenon flash and a LED one acting as a video light.
Technically the sensor is able to capture 3 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 38 MP at 4:3 aspect ratio and 2 MP, 5 MP [Default], 8 MP, 34 MP at 16:9.
Video recording goes as high as Full HD 1080p at 30 fps and there's also 720p@30fps. Video is encoded in H264 and supports stereo sound recording. The large image sensor allows 4x zoom in 1080p and 6x in 720p.

The Nokia 808 PureView has a single-core 1.3 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM and runs on Symbian Belle. The display is a 16:9 4" AMOLED of nHD (640 x 360) resolution covered with curved Gorilla Glass.
Inside there's NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB on the go and 16 GB of onboard storage.
The Nokia 808 PureView should arrive on the shelves around May 2012.

check out the promo video of Nokia 808 Pure View.

Nokia 808 Pure View Hands on Video

Pure View is born from breakthrough PureView technology that takes the quality of camera phone photography to unprecedented levels. Pure View captures more detail and depth because each pixel is oversampled to create one "pure" pixel that eliminates noise and offers natural color. I hope photographers will like to have one of these in there pockets!

News via GSMArena

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean GUI Concept by Bob Freking

Designer Bob Freking designed a concept graphical user interface(GUI) of Android 5.0 jellybean.he used all the rumors about upcoming jellybean to design this.including the one saying that you’ll be able to dual boot with Chrome OS or Android 5.0 on netbooks. lets take a look at the screenshots of his design.

when looking at the screenshots i guess Bob is not that much far from real thing.this is so realistic.i think Bob sees a future where tablets are sold without operating systems. Face unlock is also here and the new notification bar is more useful, plus it replaces the recent apps button. Faster access to multitasking, notifications and toggles is also available from here.
Android 5.0 is expected to be released in June 2012.lets see how much close Bob's concept with the real OS interface.

News via Concept-Phone

Samsung announces Galaxy Beam with a built in pico projector

The Mobile World Congress is about to start and many companies announced new devices.here we go again.this time its Samsung.A new Android device with a built in projector.as in news this projector uses a 15 lumens lamp that is capable of projecting a 50-inch wide high-definition image, although Samsung does not mention the actual resolution.
though the other specifications aren’t anything to write home about. The Samsung Galaxy Beam was announced via press release prior to Mobile World Congress, which doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow.the Galaxy Beam has a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 720p video recording, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 2,000mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Gingerbread is the order of the day, with Samsung’s standard flanked home button configuration for navigation purposes.  There isn’t a whole lot of information on how the projector mode will work – Samsung isn’t even saying what resolution it has, beyond “high definition”. We’ll be sure to check out the Galaxy Beam at Samsung’s booth on the show floor later this week

News via GSM Arena and Android Community

Chrome Browser for Android gets it's 1st Update

We know Google released the Beta version of Chrome web browser for Android few weeks ago and now it got the 1st official update. previous version only supported only in few regions.The biggest improvement in new version is added support for more regions. The updated list now also includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Poland, India, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland.same like before browser is only available on Ice Cream Sandwich devices.
Other changes include the addition of Android Beam support, which means you can now beam URLs to other NFC-enabled Android devices by simply touching them. Lastly, there are some bug fixes and some performance updates.The new update solves two of my major problems with the first release. The page no longer blanks out while scrolling, which used to happen a lot before. Also, the boundaries around the sides to trigger the switch tab function are now better defined, which means you don’t accidentally end up switching tabs when all you wanted to do was scroll horizontally on the current page.following picture shows the text formatting between Chrome beta Browser and inbuilt Android Browser.

As i heard many people still stick to the inbuilt Android browser due to some tab problem in Chrome.that is, switching becomes a chore when you have more than a couple of tabs because then the browser reloads the third tab every time you access it.check out the video of introducing Google Chrome browser.

News via GSM Arena

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Windows 8 Store Screenshots Leaked!!

I know that Microsoft are set to finally unveil the consumer preview of Windows 8 in 5 days for us all to download, but as generally happens coming up to a release, a flood of screenshots have been leaked. These screenshots are of the new Windows store and are apparently taken from the Build 8250 which we reckon is the consumer preview which we should get our hands on next week.

Unfortunately all the screenshots are in Chinese but the main point of them is to show the layout of the Windows Store as well as some of the apps and games that will be available on it. following screenshots are from PCbeta.com

It will be interesting to see if these screenshots actually match up with the official release of the Windows Store next week.

News via Windows8news.com

Gangstar Rio: City of Saints

Rio de Janeiro just got a whole lot wilder thanks to the first major update to Gangstar Rio: City of Saints for iPhone and iPad!

Perform crazy stunts on the various ramps added around the city, hop inside the awesome new Monster Truck and crush anything in your path, make more money for your gang by taking on new bank heist jobs as often as you like, try out new swag including a SWAT Team outfit, golden weapons and more!

Click here to visit iTunes Rio de Janeiro page

Friday, February 24, 2012

ViewSonic announced three new Android Handsets

Viewsonic announced three new Android devices just few hours ago. all these three handsets will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich and have dual SIM slots.i think that might make them the first dual SIM Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices.

The best feature specified handset has a 3.5" Super Clear IPS LCD with 640x960 pixels resolution.well and it's name is kinda copyrighted ,its ViewSonic 4s.pheew!!!! seems like ViewSonic guys gonna mess with Apple.any way it has a 1GHz processor and a 5 Mega Pixel camera.

The other device is the ViewSonic 3GS, uh, 4e which has a 3.5" HVGA screen, 3Mega Pixel camera and 650MHz Processor and is 10.3mm thick.
With these names Viewsonic is obviously staking on the remote similarity to Apple products. It's really a ridiculous move and we can't quite wrap our heads around their concept. OK, perhaps, not ridiculous, but kinda sad.

The third one isn't just a phone - the ViewSonic 5e has 5" WVGA screen and is more of a phoneblet(in between Phone and Tablet ), but just like the other two it has two SIM slots and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
if we take the past years,ViewSonic announced some crazy looking handsets at Mobile World Congress and then no news about them again..dear ViewSonic i think it's better if you just stick with your Monitors.wish Apple will not file a case about the names of these three devices.

News via : GSM Arena

Sony releases Android 4.0.3 beta ROM for limited Xperia devices

Sony Mobile has released a beta of the Android 4.0.3 ROM for certain Xperia handsets. These include the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. Compared to the alpha ROM released back in December, the beta enables GSM radio and FM radio functionalities, which means you can make and receive calls and browse the web. However, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities are still unavailable.

The new beta ROM includes features such as the new lockscreen, which includes the ability to control the music player and launching the camera. Sony will also include the face unlock feature found on the Galaxy Nexus in the final version, but it is currently unavailable. Other new features include the ability to bring up a list of messages that you can send after you decline a call and a new dialler app which features the highly useful quick dial mode.
Apart from this you get the usual Ice Cream Sandwich goodies, such as the new multi-tasking view and notification screen where you can use the swipe gesture to remove items from the screen. The beta ROM does not include the usual Google applications, however, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Android Market, etc. but they will obviously be added in the final version.
The ROM is now available for download on Sony's website but before you go ahead and download it do keep in mind all the limitations of the current ROM mentioned above. There are also some issues, such as having to unlock the bootloader, which means you won't be able to download the final version when it comes out a couple of months later. So make sure you go through all the warnings and instructions in the source link below before you install it on your phone.

[via GSM Areana]

iPhone 5 concept by Federico Ciccarese

My friend in concept-phones.com received another iPhone design. and i want to share it with you guys.
this concept designed by Federico Ciccarese.
a new iPhone 5 render, that he created taking into account all the rumors floating around about the next generation of Apple handset. The key concept here was elegance and a curved form factor that Apple hasn't approached just yet, at least not on the iPhone.
As you remember older iMacs were big on curves and the first iPhones were also pretty curved. With the iPhone 4 came a more rectangular approach, those nifty round buttons and no trace of curves. Now, Federico wants a curved back iPhone and most likely a curved display as well. I suppose this is a quad core iPhone, since that’s what the rumors are saying. Also, the camera is probably the same 8 mega pixel affair, that’s evolved enough to be kept that way for a year or two, maybe with a 3D option thrown in for fun.
My friend also expect yet another GPU bump for the phone, for even more impressive gaming on the smartphone. Also, as you can see the Apple logo on the back lights up, a feat that people have dreamt of having on the iPhones and iPads for a while. This can also be done with a special hardware tweak, but that’s another story. So, what do you say? Is there any chance that Tim Cook and co will go with a curved Apple phone?
                                                           [via Federico Ciccarese]

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus+ concept with Android 5.0 UI

This Jelly Bean device has been created by Hasan Kaymak and goes by te name Samsung Galaxy Nexus+. The device features a 4.5 inch Full HD display and a quad core processor.There’s also an 8 megapixel camera on board, Google Voice+, a feature that’s just like Siri (or even better) and some extra UI functions. For example, the designer imagined an editable Status Bar, Dock (color, style, icons) and also a tweakable Menu style. From what I can see, the design is not totally different from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, since it’s a Plus model after all, like the Galaxy S II Plus and Galaxy S Plus. This means that it only adds a minor improvement or two.

In this case the improvement is particularly the CPU and mainly the camera, something that people complained about on the original Galaxy Nexus, that only had a 5Mp sensor. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean looks nice and keeps very much of the Android 4.0 design styling, so I can’t really figure out any design additions. The back button looks a bit modified, unless I’m mistaking…

                                                                 [via Hasan Kaymak]

New Nvidia tegra 3 Architecture

Hello folks, this is my 1st blog post and it's about the new Nvidia Tegra 3 processor Architecture.lets see whats cool in it.

the main difference of Tegra3 with other quad-core architectures is this thing got a fifth companion core.The job of this core is to handle all the usual menial tasks while the four performance cores rest, to be called upon only when there is a need for significant graphical muscle power, such as in 3D games. This results in amazing battery life because the companion core consumes very little power compared to the four cores.This kind of architecture is called as variable symmetric architecture.As in news say this processor have a new name called 4-PLUS-1
i think we can find out more about 4-PLUS-1 processor at Mobile World Congress.and this will be a good competitor for upcoming Samsung Exynos processor.