Archive for January, 2012
When Nokia Lumia 900 was revealed at CES’12 recently, it was greeted with much fanfare due its form factor as well as the fact that it was among Nokia’s ticket to re-enter the North American market. However, since it is a LTE-based device, the chances of seeing the 4.3-inch Windows Phone device at non-LTE market could be very slim. Then…comes along this Lumia 910.
According to the source, the Nokia Lumia 910 will feature everything that Lumia 900 has in terms of technical specifications with the exception of two things: first, it is not for LTE network and second, it comes with 12-megapixels camera as compared to the 8-megapixels camera on Lumia 900. No release information is available for the time being but if this device is real, one might be able see it here in Malaysia.
Now, will we see it at the upcoming Mobile World Congress next month? Who knows…maybe.
We’ve heard rumblings about the Huawei Honor before, but now it’s officially available on our shores, Malaysia! The Huawei Honor runs Android 2.3.5 and is also pretty much ready to run Android 4.0 when it comes out in Q2 of 2012. Packing a 1.4GHz processor, 4.0Inch 16:9 capacitive touch screen, 512 RAM, 8-Megapixel camera, and a whopping 1,930mAh battery all in a 10.9mm thin frame, the Honor does sound like quite a good alternative to what is already in the market today.
“Huawei Honor encapsulates the Huawei brand – it features simple-to-use, advanced technology that allows people to share and connect easily. Honor provides a package of features that elevates the smartphone user experience, including an ultra-long battery life, so critical to the performance of smartphones but yet is often downplayed,” said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device. “Consumers now have a high-performing smartphone that lets them communicate, connect, entertain and share content for an extended period of time without compromising on looks, technology or style.”
The Huawei Honor is available in Malaysia and will retail for a cool RM1,099 at over 110 dealer outlets. For more info on where to find it, check out Huawei’s Facebook page here!
Things went icky when the Federal Bureau of Investigation took down one of the largest file sharing sites on the internet – MegaUpload – just before the Chinese New Year break. The Feds also shut down 18 other sites in the Mega network, and put the site’s founder Kim Dot Com behind bars.
But up till today, the true nature of the massive swoop is still vague to laymen like you and I. While it would be easy to blame everything solely on the recent heat around SOPA, it seems that the FBI’s operations went deeper than the proposed (and subsequently overturned) legislation had us believing.
According to the folk over at TorrentFreak who took a closer look at the incidents surrounding the recent swoop and the 72-page indictment which followed, it seems that the authorities had already planned this operation months ago.
Story continues after the jump. Read more…
This one is certainly far from confirmed, but it seems that there is a new model of Galaxy Nexus being tested in the wild which may have a fancy new updated CPU. At least, that’s what some new benchmarks would have you believe.
The benchmarks come from NenaMark, which is a benchmarking app available in the Android Market. As you can see in the device log, there are a number of Galaxy Nexus devices listed, and most are quite obviously the standard Nexus although most have custom kernels and overclocked CPUs. The standout is the device at the top, which is the only one listed as having the PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. The thing is that the standard Galaxy Nexus is running a TI OMAP4460 chip which has the SGX 540. The new OMAP4470 will be the first TI chip with the newer GPU.
This could mean that there is an updated model of Galaxy Nexus getting ready to drop. If the benchmarks can be believed, the new GPU boosts performance quite a bit as well.
Intel opened its back door and shuttled out a refresh of its chips without so much as a phone call, typical! Three desktop Core i5 chips made their way into the big bad world, the i5-2550K replacing the i5-2500K, the i5-2450P replacing the i5-2400 and the i5-2380P replacing the i5-2320. There’s a suspicion that the P that follows the two latter models means the GPUs have been disabled / removed to differentiate the price. The four Celerons, two low-voltage, two ultra-low voltage similarly replace older models, from the $70 B720 (replacing the B710) through to the $134 Celeron 867, supplanting the 857. If that list of numbers hasn’t whetted your appetite for, erm, more numbers, then head on past for detail so comprehensive you’ll have to make sure it’s covered by your HMO.
SOURCE via Anandtech
With all the crazy games that are available now on the smartphone, flinging birds at pigs, slashing opponents in vast castles and even racing against the clock to beat your opponents on the street, you can almost forget that we came from the days of the humble game of Snake on your old Nokia 3310.
Back in the day, you were the (wo)man if you could max out the screen on speed 7, let alone the max speed 9, and the repetitive pressing of 1 and 9 would be key to mastering snake. Let’s not forget when Snake 2 came out!
Those of you who are getting retro flashbacks can now download a snake emulator on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. While free on Android, it will cost 99cents on iOS and Windows Phone.
Check out the source below for the links to download said versions of the game!
The mobile ninjas over at Android Developers have announced a new medium for advice, collaboration and training: Google+. The collective will use the social networking site to help developers “meet, share, and connect with the people behind the Android developer experience.” Programming tips, SDK announcements and training offerings are all on the menu, and the group is promising to hold weekly “broadcast office hours” for live Q&A using the Hangouts feature built-in to Google+. Hit the source link to invite the coding co-op into your virtual circle of choice.
SOURCE via Android Developers