May 062013

Android4.3 has not yet been released, but the related reliable features have been exposed today. It is reported that Android4.3 have identified two new features: Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE and Open GL ES 3.0 supporting.

The introduction of the Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE is to solve the problem of power consumption issue cause by Bluetooth connection to the heartbeat monitor, key search device, external sensors and other accessories and Android phones. There are already a number of devices supporting this feature, but Google doesn’t introduce it to the official Android supporting functions.

The OpenGL ES 3.0 is the latest mobile graphics standard, and currently the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (processors for HTC One and the mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S4) supports OpenGL ES 3.0 standard. This upgrade will continue to optimize the Android 3D gaming experience.

It is expected that Google will announce the related functions of the Android4.3 in the I/O General Meeting held on May 15th to 17th.

May 032013

Lenovo P770 is favored by many consumers since listed, so it’s logical for Lenovo to launch an upgraded version of the P770. A few days ago there was news divulging the spy photos of the P780 and the P780 may be listed next month.

It’s reported that the P780 will be very powerful in battery and screen. The P780 will be equipped with a 4000mAh battery, and a new generation of ultra-sensitive touch screen, which supports gloves and the ordinary pens to have touch operation directly. In addition, the NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will be the spokesperson of the P780.

Other configurations, there is news that the Lenovo P780 will be with a 720P screen (5 inches), MTK6589 processor, 1GB RAM and a 8.0 megapixel camera.

May 032013

The MediaTek launched the MT6572 SOC chip to improve the performance of low-end Android smartphones.

The MT6572 is the world’s first dual-core SOC chip which integrates Wi-Fi, radio, GPS and Bluetooth, and its goal is the entry-level smartphone market. The MT6572 core is dual-core Cortex-A7 processor, the maximum speed is 1.2GHz. The Cortex-A7 is by far the most energy efficient application processor that ARM has developed, it is part of the ARM.LITTLE architecture, which integrates the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7.

The smartphones based on MediaTek new SoC can be equipped with a 5 megapixel camera to record 720p video. Display resolution is up to 960×540, MT6572 also integrates MediaTek HSPA + modem.

MediaTek did not disclose which companies would launch MT6572 mobilephones. According to the ARM website, in 2013 or 2014, price of the smartphones with Cortex-A7 processor will be below $ 100, while the performance is considerable with the $ 500 high-end smartphones in 2010.

According to ABI data, the $250 smartphone shipments will reach 259 million units in 2013 and 788 million units in 2018, which means that the market will account for 46% of the whole shipments, while it was 28% in 2012.

MediaTek said the first smartphone with the MT6572 would be shipped in June, but it did not disclose details.

May 032013

Toshiba is the first enterprise that shows an interest in the NVIDIA Tegra 4, and in last month, we saw the benchmark of the world’s first Tegra 4 Tablet – Toshiba AT10LE-A. Today, there are media revealling the real machine spy of this tablet. It can be seen from the real machine photos, the Toshiba AT10LE-A appearance is mellow, and it’s with a microSD card slot, mini HDMI interface and stereo speakers, and also it provides a Dock external keyboard.

It is understood that the tablet is running Android 4.2.1 system, with a 10.1-inch screen, and 1.8GHz Tegra quad-core processor. Accordance with the previous message, the AnTuTubenchmark of the Toshiba AT10LE-A is 28,058, which is still very top in the tablet market.

It is not clear of the Toshiba AT10LE-A other configurations, NVIDIA has announced the Tegra 4 will delay shipping for a quarter time, so we still have to wait for some time before we can see this Tegra tablet officially unveiled.

May 022013

Sony is currently making two new flagship phones codenamed Togari and Honami, which are scheduled to be released in the second half of this year. But we don’t know that much information about the two phones, and it’s only certain that the Togari screen size will be larger than Honami’s. However, recently media exposed more details of these two devices.

First of all, a postbar user claiming to be Sony employees broke the news that he got the Togari test machine, which uses a 6.44-inch 1080p display, and the design is very similar with the Xperia Z’s. And it’s sais the Togari will be very thin, and uses glass cover.

While the information of the other Honami is more interesting. Allegedly, Honami is Sony’s “One Sony” model, which combines Sony’s best technologies. Honami is with a 5-inch 1080p display, dedicated Walkman audio chip, as well as 20-megapixel the Cybershot CMOS sensor + Carl Zeiss lens.

It’s said that the Honami is the most beautiful cellphone in Sony’s history, and it has completely beyond the iPhone 5. And the phone will be released in July, at least in Asia. Togari and the Honami still have the characteristics of dust and water resistant.

News from the ePrice said that Honami will be sold in July this year in China (China Unicom customized), and then will be globally listed after 1-2 months.

The Honami will be with 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics chip, 2GB RAM and 2700-3000mAh battery. The ePrice is also mentioned to be with 20 megapixel camera and the equipment will be with the xenon + dual LED flash.

Finally, another site VR-Zone claimed this phone may use the Triluminos display, they also mentioned the Snapdragon 800 chip, and referred to the 16 megapixel sensor instead of the 20 megapixel.

May 022013

Samsung has recently added a new product for their Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera product line, to meet the needs of consumers who can not buy the recently launched NX300. The Nx2000 offers most of the features in higher-price models, while it’s lighter.

The Nx2000 is with a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the ISO reaches 100-25600, and it supports RAW and IPEG format photos. The Nx2000 is Samsung second camera that supports the optional 3D lens camera, which means it will be able to take 3D pictures. By selecting the right lens, you can shoot 1080p video in 2D or 3D.

The Nx2000 has multiple interfaces, and it supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC.

The touch panel of the back of the Nx2000 is with the TFT-LCD screen, while the NX300 is OLED. But both resolutions are 800 x 400 and screen size is 3.7 inches.

Samsung official said the Nx2000 can realise continuous capture 8 photos. The battery capacity is 1130mAh, but the specific life time is not explained.

The Nx2000 price is expected to be $ 649, and the specific release date is not confirmed. And it’s expected to have pink, white and silver colors available.

May 022013

The success of the Nexus series makes us focused on Motorola’s upcoming X-Phone. But from the previously revealed information, the benchmark of it is only 15,479 even it’s with the Android 5.0 system, which makes us a little disappointed. But today there is another XT1055 model new Motorola device exposws, which is with 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, running Android 4.2.2 system, and the benchmark is 18,252, is this the expected X Phone?

According to the previous log file on Google’s servers, we already know that Google will launch Android 4.3 system on the upcoming I/O conference, rather than the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie system which we had anticipated, therefore, the release time of the previously exposed Google X may be delayed, while this device equipped with Android 4.2.2 is most likely to be announced in the current I/O conference, and it’s most likely to be the X Phone.

May 022013

At the MWC2013 general meeting at the beginning of this year, HP launched the Slate7 Tablet PC product, and its stunning pink cover and smooth corners workmanship impressed us a lot. On May 1, 2013, the HP Slate7 tablet computer has been sold in the UK.

Just at this time, HP does stop in the tablet area, HP employees said, HP has started to develop the next generation tablet PCs, and named the Model as SlateBookX2. HP Slatebook X2 is a 10.1-inch tablet pc that will run Android 4.2.2 system, and it’s with the 1.8GHz Nvidia Tegra4 quad-core processor. The Slate 7 is sold at the price of $ 170, so it’s believed that the SlateBookX2 listing price will be higher in the future with its large screen. Other specific details are still unknown, but it is certain that the SlateBookX2 will be with a keyboard base when it’s sold.

Apr 282013

The Conquest is a company specializing in the design and manufacture of ultra-luxury armored SUV, its flagship model the Knight XV is the classic of luxury. As early as January of this year, there were medias exposed the Conquest would launch professional customized Knight XV commemorative version three anti-military regulations phone, and now this phone has been officially released, it has the same armored styling, quality certification by the U.S. military, bullet-proof glass and other super-configurations with the Knight XV.

The Conquest Knight XV commemorative version three anti-military regulations mobile phone, continues the KNIGHT XV off-road vehicles black and sharp edges and corners design style, which looks pretty tough and solid. This phone is with a 4.3 inches QHD touch capacitance screen, Qualcomm MSM8225A-based platform dual-core 1.2G processor, 4GB memory and 4GB storage space, Android 4.0 system and 8-megapixel camera, it supports WCDMA 3G and GSM dual-network. But the performance is not its selling point, the phone is aimed at super protection: around the body it’s with German Bayer soft material, which is non-slip and wear-resistant, other hard plastic part is with the United States GE military plastic, which is high temperature, cold and corrosion resistant. The mobile phone has built-in aluminum-magnesium alloy frame structure, so it’s with good shock compression characteristic.

In addition, Conquest customized a specialized UI interaction for the mobilephone, which is seamless with the phone overall design, users may even forget this is with the Android 4.0 system. Regardless of the system or the superior external protective properties, this Conquest customized Knight XV Memorial Edition three anti-military regulations phones are very powerful. This phone has been officially listed in the United States and Canada, the price is $ 699.