Google’s Gesture Search – the nifty Android capability which lets you quickly access contacts, settings, applications and more through the use of on-screen gestures – has received an update which extends its character recognition to cover over 40 new languages.
New native character support also supports pinyin for Chinese language gestures. Read more »
Samsung puts the Galaxy S4 through tough tests to make sure the flagship is sturdy for everyday use – falls, hard knocks, water, heat, electricity, dust, the S4 has to face all smartphones’ biggest fears at the testing facility.
It’s an unpleasant affair for the phone, but it’s fun to watch for us humans, so Samsung released a video of the tests. Read more »
Yesterday, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S4 zoom, which is part smartphone and part point and shoot camera. And they have now released a three minute long video that demonstrates the camera capabilities of this device.
Unlike some of the other Samsung videos in the past, this one cuts to the chase and actually shows what the phone is capable of. Even the little story of the girl going around and taking pictures is likable this time. You get to see the design of the phone in action, particularly the multifunction ring around the lens, along with features such as in-call photo share, 16 megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization and the various camera modes and sharing options. Read more »
Google has launched a new application for Android that will allow you to print your documents wirelessly over the cloud.
Your printer obviously needs to be connected to the internet and if it is supported it will show up in the Share menu on your Android device when you are in a webpage or viewing a document. Read more »
Google Glass is available only to a select few and one of them agreed to sacrifice the $1,500 smart glasses in the name of science. By which I mean “people who want to see gadgets disassembled.”
Glass was apparently not meant to be torn down but the Catwig team that did the disassembly managed to put it back together in fully operational condition and with only minor cosmetic damage. Read more »
Core CyanogenMod developer Steve Kondik has used his Google Plus page to tease an upcoming privacy feature that the project may soon adopt.
“Run in Incognito Mode” as it is called will allow you to choose which apps have access to your personal data. The feature works on a per-app basis and if enabled returns an empty list of contacts, calendar entries, browser history and messages for the selected app. GPS will appear to be off as well. Read more »
If you think all the gaming action this month is happening only on the consoles, think again. Gameloft has announced the next versions of their popular Asphalt and Brothers in Arms games and the visuals are likely to blow your mind.
The first is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the successor to the rather excellent Asphalt 7: Heat. From the trailer it seems there is not a whole lot of difference in terms of gameplay but holy mother of polygons does it look spectacular, especially for a mobile game. Read more »
The unwrap of iOS 7 yesterday has not only got the attention of existing users of Apple’s mobile OS, but has also intrigued Android’s newly appointed chief Sundar Pichai.
This is evident from his very own tweet stating that he is “excited to try iOS 7 beta”. Read more »
Colorware, a US-based company which specializes in creating custom paintjobs for a wide range of consumer electronics, has added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its list of supported devices.
Unfortunately, getting yourself a custom-colored Samsung Galaxy S4 will set you back a cool $1000. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 scored a second certificate from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), this one for its screen. The 5″ Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution achieves 97% coverage of the Adobe RGB, which can represent about 35% more color ranges than sRGB.
Earlier this year, the Galaxy S4 received another UL certification – one for its eco-friendliness – and one from TCO as well. Read more »
With an uninspiring Galaxy Tab 10.1 refresh out of the way, Samsung may be looking to produce something more interesting – Korean site ETNews claims that a 12.2″ tablet is on the way.
Samsung has reportedly partnered with Sharp to deliver 2—2.5 million 12.2″ screens a month for a total of about 12 million panels per quarter. The two companies announced they will work closer after Samsung bought a 3% stake in Sharp. Read more »
Samsung officially announced its Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier this the week. At the announcement, the Koreans only confirmed white color option, but now the images of the Golden Brown variant of both slates have leaked courtesy of the popular evleaks. Twitter account.
To recap the specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, the tablet comes with an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship phone is split into two versions – with Snapdragon 600 chipset and with Exynos 5 SoC. Could there be a third one with Snapdragon 800? Quite possibly, according to an AnTuTu benchmark result for the SHV-E330S, which showed up with a 2.3GHz CPU.
That is supposedly the Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced model for Samsung’s home country of South Korea (which is where the benchmark was run too). Read more »
As Man of Steel is gathering popularity Warner Bros is keen to boost the hype even further. Just before the movie’s release we got a trailer of the upcoming game for Android and iOS.
The trailer contains gameplay footage detailing some combos, the flying, the graphics and confirms the June 14 release date. Unfortunately, we got no info on how much the game will cost. Read more »
Oh dear! They say competition is the mother of progress but this is latest childish outbursts are mostly great for a laugh or inspiring fanboy wars depending on how seriously you take things.
After the Mobile Awards in the UK event concluded HTC’s UK decided to poke its rival Samsung on Twitter after winning Hottest phone of 2013 with the HTC One. After boasting about its victory the HTC UK Twitter account added an “Ouch @SamsungMobileUK”, which spurred the events to follow. Read more »