The Google Glass is unveiled as the most advanced wearable computer in the market and thus, it is quite disappointing to hear that Big G used old parts to put this beauty together.
The surprising details were revealed by a developer named Jay Lee who dug up interesting details about the Glass; and published on his Google+ page. Before we get to the nitty-gritty of the report let us review the key specs (for developer Explorer units). It has a high resolution display, 5MP onboard camera with 720p video recording capability, WiFi, Bluetooth, Android ICS, 16GB storage (of which 12GB can sync to cloud storage). There were no details with regards to its key hardware parts, well that is until Lee’s exposition.
According to the geek developer, the Glass is fitted with an antiquated TI OMAP 4430 processor – used for 2011 mobile devices such as the Droid Bionic and Atrix 2. This is pretty disappointing to technical pundits out there because they were expecting more high-end stuff considering its price tag. Furthermore, the Glass also has 682MB memory (out of the possible 1GB RAM) though it’s still unknown if the devices utilizes a dual-core configuration. If you wonder how he found these technical nuggets, Lee used the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) tool. You may check his Google+ page on the link below for more details.
Let us know what you think or feel about this revelation in the comments below.
Apple’s next-gen ’iPhone 5S‘ has been the subject of a heap of recent rumors and speculation – but there haven’t been many specific claims about exactly when it will launch, or when components and finished devices might begin shipping. A new report from DigiTimes, however, claims that components for the device will begin shipping in May, ahead of a Q3 2013 public launch.
Components for the next-generation iPhone will start shipping at the end of May with the new smartphone to have a chance of showing up in the third quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
The new iPhone will not receive a major upgrade and may just be a slightly enhanced version of iPhone 5 (iPhone 5S), the sources said citing their latest specification data. Meanwhile, there are also rumors stating that Apple also plans to release an iPhone model using plastic chassis to push its global smartphone market share, the sources added.
The report cites sources within Apple’s supply chain, and also notes, as expected, that the “iPhone 5S’ will not be a major redesign, but will instead be an incremental sort of upgrade, much as the iPhone 4S was to the iPhone 4. It will, however, receive a significantly “higher end processor, as well as higher-megapixel camera modules.”
While DigiTimes’ track record is anything but spotless, the report does echo previous reliable rumors suggesting a mid-to-late summer launch for Apple’s next-gen headset. Among the more notable claims is one from the highly accurate Rene Ritchie of iMore, who claimed that the device would be launched in August, and one from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that DigiTimes is probably right in this case.
Good news for LG smartphone fans. A new name has joined the Optimus series. LG Optimus L5 II has been launched by the company. This smartphone sports a 4-inch screen. It runs on 1GHz processor. It has been designed nicely keeping the user-friendly nature in mind. In terms of snapper, the device has been provided [...]
Samsung had really been building up the announcement of its next Galaxy S phone, and it finally took the wraps off it yesterday in New York.
The Galaxy S4 packs a 5 inch AMOLED 1080p display (441 ppi), but more importantly you can use it through gloves. You’ll also get an eight core processor depending on your region, otherwise you’re stuck with four cores. A 13MP camera is on the menu, with WiFi 802.11ac support as a side dish. It’s also got the updated Android 4.2.2 on board.
The Galaxy S4 will be available at the end of April, however pre-orders will start on March 28. It’s going to be launched in 155 countries on a huge 327 different carriers, which is pretty impressive.
In terms of software features, ‘Smart Pause’ will automatically stop the video playing if you look away from the phone, while Smart Scroll will scroll when you tilt and look at the phone. Those are pretty unique features, but it will be interesting to see how they work in the real world when lots of people are around you.
We’ll have to wait and see to find out if the Galaxy S4 is going to entice any current iPhone users, but personally I think Samsung could have gone a lot further to really hammer home an advantage and hit Apple while at a low point. However I don’t that won’t stop it selling well, and it looks like a serious threat to iPhone superiority, along with a couple of other flagship phones.
Acer had a decent show at the MWC, in Barcelona. The Liquid E1 was spotted at the event. However, the fact is that it was declared a month earlier. But, it is not completely empty from the company as the president of Acer’s Smartphone Business has indicated about a latest device. It looks like the [...]