Jun 062013
 

After Samsung and HTC have launched Google version Galaxy S4 and HTC One, it’s said Sony will launch the Google version of its flagship phone Xperia Z, which is equipped with the native Android 4.2.2 operating system. According to Android Geeks reports, the news is from Sony internal staff, there are no other news sources confirmed. But according to the active performance of Sony in Android open source projects (AOSP), it’s not surprise for Sony to release Google edition Xperia Z. The Xperia Z has not yet visited the United States market, allegedly it will be launched by T-Mobile in a few weeks.

Currently, Sony and Google are working together to develop Google version Xperia Z, but the device will not be released until July. In April this year, Sony released the AOSP ROM of the Xperia Z, but it has many bug and is not suitable for daily use ROM. Therefore,the quality may be more secured through and the depth cooperation with Google to develop Google version.

According to reports, Google version Sony Xperia Z will be sold through the Google Play Store, and priced at $ 599. It’s with 5-inch 1080p TFT screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. It supports microSD card, it has 13 MP rear camera, and it’s waterproof and dustproof.

Jun 032013
 

At the end of Acer’s news conference, the company announced a large screen smartphone Liquid S1. Acer Liquid S1 is with a 5-inch 720p resolution screen, which is the company’s first mobile phone product with a more than 5 inches screen. The phone will be available in European and Asian markets, currently there is no plan to visit the U.S. market. In addition, it will also provide dual card dual standby version according to different market demand. Slightly unfortunately, the Liquid S1 does not support LTE networks.

As to other configurations, the Acer Liquid S1 is equipped with MediaTek 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB, it runs Android 4.2 operating system and the battery capacity is 2400mAh, which can satisfy a full day usage.

The Liquid S1 has a super wide angle camera, which is up to 88 degrees, and also supports smile shutter camera and voice. Acer said, Liquid S1 is a true multi-tasking smartphone, the Float Apps can provide multitasking capabilities small window on the screen, support multiple applications running simultaneously, and the phone will provide a transparent background to allow the user to see those running applications.

The Acer Liquid S1 is priced at 329 euros, and it’s expected to be released for the first time in the third quarter of this year in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, United Kingdom and Germany.

May 312013
 


Recently there are rumors that HTC will launch a 5.9-inch smartphone in the second half of this year. The analysts pointed out that this big-screen phone will be launched in the fall and it’s very powerful, and it can compete with the HTC ONE. In addition to the large screen, the phone will use more powerful processor, other details are still unknown. Taking into account HTC’s close relationship with Qualcomm, the 5.9-inch HTC phone may use Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chips.

Another source said that the new HTC phone is codenamed T6, the screen size is fairly with the highly anticipated Samsung Note 3. The phone will use the quad-core 2.3Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, 5.9-inch 1080p HD screen, 16GB internal storage space and rear camera with Ultrapixel technology, which is also used in the HTC One.

This phone will be equipped with Android Key Lime Pie system and 3300mAh battery, it has a stylus, and supports mini SD expansion.

In addition to these, the Sense UI will also have some changes, as it will add custom Blinkfeed experience. Sources also said that, the HTC is developing the protective sleeve, which has a 1250mAh battery.

May 302013
 

According to the Russian website hi-tech.mailnews, Samsung GALAXY S4 Active will be equipped with 5 inches FHD Super AMOLED touch screen, and also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor as rumored, it has Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM memory capacity, with 16GB storage space, and supports for memory expansion.

Samsung GALAXY S4 Active will also be equipped with Android 4.2.2 system, supports LTE 4G network, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, NFC and other functions, and it has a 2600mAh battery. In addition, the device also has a 1.9 million pixel front camera and a 8 megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED fill light. The device also has infrared remote control function.

According to earlier leaked real machine, it seems the Samsung GALAXY S4 Active adopts an integrated body design and has a metal case. Meanwhile, in order to provide better protection performance, the back is also with four screws, which may mean that the phone will reach a higher water resistance level.

According to the Russian site hi-tech.mail, the product will be released together with Samsung GALAXY S4 ZOOM on June 20. Meanwhile the previous news claimed this waterproof version GALAXY S4 will be officially available together with Samsung GALAXY S4 mini in July this year (July 15-21).

In addition, the Russian site hi-tech.mail also simultaneously disclosed the functional specifications of Samsung GALAXY S4 ZOOM. It is reported that the product is equipped with 4.3 inches qHD resolution Super AMOLED touch screen and 1.6GHz dual-core processor and with 1.9 million pixel front camera and 16 million pixel main camera that supports 10x optical zoom, it has 8GB storage capacity and supports memory expansion.

The Samsung GALAXY S4 ZOOM will be equipped with Jelly Bean system, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), and it’s equipped with a 1900mAh battery, but it doesn’t provide support for LTE network, and it will be officially released on June 20.

May 292013
 

Recently, we have heard many related rumors about Samsung large screen phone Galaxy Note III, and this phone is also expected to be officially unveiled in next month’s news conference. At the same time, and recently the news broke out that the phone will be with many impressive camera features.

According to South Korean media ETNews, the Galaxy Note III will be equipped with a 13 million pixel camera, which is consistent with the previous rumors. In addition, it’s said this camera also supports image stabilization technology to make video shooting more smooth.

At the same time, Note III may also support optical image stabilization, as well as “shutter function”, but the specific details are not clear.

According to an official in Samsung’s mobile communications division, they are currently studying a variety of different technologies, including optical image stabilization, but not finalized. It is also for this reason, Samsung said that they can not say if these features will be added to the Galaxy Note III.

Anyway, evidently the Note III shooting performance may be better than the current Galaxy S4, which is very expecting.

May 292013
 

According to media reports, the white version Nexus 4 is officially released today. The overall hardware configuration has not changed, just the back and the border are replaced by white design. And it’s officially sold in Hong Kong today.

The white version Nexus 4 has no difference from the black version in hardware configuration. It’s still with the 4.7 inches 1280×768 resolution screen, built-in 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and 2GB RAM. LG said the while version Nexus 4 provides the same Android experience as the black version does, but it gives users another color choice.

Currently the white version Nexus 4 price has not yet been announced, but it should be the same as the black version. As to the sale time, the white version Nexus 4 is on sale in Hong Kong today, the United States, Europe and other regions will have to wait some more time.

May 282013
 

The HTC Dual SIM cards Smartphone HTC Desire 600 is officially scheduled to accept reservations on Russian official online store, and it’s priced at 15,990 rubles.

HTC Desire 600 is equipped with 1.2GHz Snapgragon 200 quad-core processor (four Cortex-A5 CPUs), 1GB storage and Adreno 203 GPU. It has 8GB storage space that does not support expansion and 1860mAh battery capacity.

The phone uses 4.5 inches Super LCD2 display with qHD screen resolution. In addition, it’s with the dual speaker design as well as the Beats Audio same as the new HTC One.

The HTC Desire 600 runs Android Jelly Bean system (probably 4.1) and the Sense 5 UI that includes BlinkFeed feature. The BlinkFeed function can display the latest social status, news, entertainment and lifestyle information, photos and other content on the main screen.

May 272013
 


From the Nokia 808, Lumia 920 to HTCOne, Samsung’s main competitors have produced many “camera devices”, and Samsung itself has been busy in its own system and application innovation. However, after the Galaxy S4 official sales exceeded 10 million units, the Android camp boss also started actions in this field. Recently, the UAProf page appears a phone called Galaxy S4 ZOOM, which is Samsung’s camera weapon.

Seen from the disclosed information, the specific model of the Galaxy S4 ZOOM is SM-C101, the screen resolution is 540*960 pixels, and it’s powered by the ARM11 architecture processor. Although the overall hardware configuration is not high-end, according to previous news, the Galaxy S4 ZOOM camera function is very powerful, it’s with a 16 megapixel camera which supports 10x optical zoom, and also it has part of the Galaxy Camera Camera technologies. If the news is true, then the Galaxy S4 ZOOM absolute has the strength to compete with various flagship models in shooting.

May 272013
 


Lenovo new generation women smartphone S820 is scheduled to be officially released in Beijing tomorrow local time. The phone will use the 720P resolution screen larger then 4.5 inches, which reaches the retina level, and also it’s with 13 megapixel camera. News from all sides, the Lenovo S820 smartphone following configuration has been revealed:

1, larger than 4.5 inches 720P resolution screen, reaches the retina level;
2, MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor;
3, 1GB RAM;
4, 13 megapixel rear camera;
5, Android 4.2.1 operating system;
6, 2000mAh battery;
7, dual cards dual standby.

It’s reported that this phone will continue the previous generation product appearance style, and it’s with colorful covers, and a variety of specific applications of female users.

Lenovo has focused on female smartphone market since 2012, and Lenovo has launched three women Smartphones: A360, A520, A550, and the S720 women smartphone last September, they are favored by a lot of female users with beautiful appearance and thoughtful applications.

May 242013
 


Samsung has always been the loyal manufacturer of Android, but it does not mean that Samsung does not develop other operating systems. Today, Samsung’s first TIZEN system mobile phone I8805 configuration revealed for the first time, the device will be equipped with 720P resolution screen.

Although the first TIZEN system I8805 does not have any spy shots revealed, its official internal documents are leaked online. Seen from the information, the I8805 will use the Cortex-A19 processor, and the 720P resolution screen, it supports LTE 4G network. The overall configuration seems to be mid-range, but from the Samsung internal message, the TIZEN system will define it as the flagship.

TIZEN is the the operating system developed for mobile phones and other devices by Linux two alliances LiMo Foundation and Linux Foundation working together with Intel and Samsung Electronics. The system integrates the LiMo and MeeGo two operating systems, currently Samsung is main hardware pusher of the TIZEN system.