Yesterday Google announced new update for Android Jelly Bean, Android 4.3. It is a minor update giving better performance and stability and for tablets it brings a new feature called ‘Restricted Profiles’. You get the idea from the name what ‘Restricted Profiles’ is about, on Android 4.2 we saw you can add different profiles if more than one person is using the tablet and now on Android 4.3 the owner of the device can limit content of other profiles like, limited access to apps. The update has already started rolling out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
On Google+ a community called NEXUS, a user posted he got the update on his Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. According to the user compare to Android 4.2.2 he found the new update Android 4.3 on Galaxy Nexus is significantly faster, Nexus 4 was already faster and is still faster and Nexus 7 feels more optimized. Later he posted a bug he found in the camera which I am unsure about – maybe something went wrong while flashing factory image or maybe it’s a wrong factory image from different source.
If you don’t want to wait for the update, you can get the factory image from here.
Just a day before the announcement we all saw the photos of new Nexus 7 on Reddit and pre-order on BestBuy. Now Google has “officially” announced the new Nexus 7 at the event in San Francisco which was live streamed on YouTube. It is 2mm thinner and 50g lighter than its predecessor. The Nexus 7 is the highest resolution tablet in the market – full HD 1920 x 1200 screen with 320ppi pixel density. The side bezels are now reduced. With the new Nexus 7 you get camera on the front 1.2 MP and rear 5MP shoots 1080p video at 30fps.
The new Nexus 7 under the hood has Continue reading
Ubuntu Edge is the new smartphone planned to be released in 2014 from Canonical who is behind Ubuntu. Canonical has started an indigogo campaign to raise $32 million to launch the device. What I like about this device is you can Continue reading
Next Wednesday 24th July 2013 Google is holding event – Please join us for breakfast with Sundar Pichai. The event will be live streamed on YouTube. Sundar Pichai became part of Android team after Andy Rubin left. My expectations for the event are –
- New Android OS update Android 4.3
- Upgraded Nexus 7
- And most anticipated Motorola X
At Samsung Premiere 2013 in London Samsung announced another Android based camera but, this time it’s not an ordinary point and shoot camera. It’s a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has 4G LTE, the Samsung Galaxy NX. With 4G LTE and Wi-Fi you can now share high quality photos.
The specification of Samsung Galaxy NX –
- 4.8 inch HD LCD
- 20 megapixel camera with interchangeable lens
- ISO: Auto – 25600
- Full HD 1080p video recording
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Quad Core processor 1.6GHz
- RAM 2GB
- Battery 4360mAh battery
- Weight 495g (with battery)
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Yesterday Microsoft posted on their Xbox website the changes they are making in Xbox One. The reason for this, is the feedback they got in E3 last week, I guess after everyone going for *cough* PS4. The changes -
1. You don’t need to connect to the internet once in 24 hours to play offline games. You can take your Xbox One anywhere and play games just like Xbox 360.
2. You can share games just like how you do in XBox 360. You can download games from Xbox Live and play them offline.
” The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.”
It’s good to see Microsoft made changes to Xbox One. But what matters to me is that Kinect will always be on 24/7 and it will record everything you do and show ADs based on what you do, What? That just not seems right. Continue reading
Every other week a new gadget is announced and everybody wants to get their hands-on the device and be the first to review. This is what I see most of the tech reviewers are doing now.
They test the reviewing device for 2 or 5 days and later when time comes to review they talk about the device features and compare it with the top market device and bash the product because 2 or 5 days aren’t enough to discover and get used to the device.
The users who are willing to buy a new device not only want to know the features of the device and how it keeps up to top market device but want to know Continue reading