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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Posted on 14 June 2014 by yizhan

It’s been a couple of very competitive years for market giants like Apple, HTC, Sony, Nokia and Samsung. Needless to say that Samsung has been one of the top dogs with its innovative ideas and smart market campaigns to attain and retain its customers. Previously focusing on a ‘lifestyle campaign’, this time Samsung has shifted its focus towards ‘product campaign’. In regards to its latest launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Ines van Gennip, one of  Samsung’s marketing directors said that this time Samsung is taking on a strategy of” people inspired innovation.” And Samsung once again has come on top with the upgrades to its latest, most anticipated android smart phone of the year.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers better quality screen with Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors and a multi-touch interface.  This 1920 x 1080 pixel display places the new S5 somewhere between the S4 and Note 3, in regards to overall size and weight. In terms of display, the GS5 is much brighter than the GS4, not just indoors, but in direct sunlight too. Significant improvement has been seen in the viewing and the colors are more lifelike even from severe angles. There has been immense improvement on the camera with its 5312 x 2988 pixels and phase detection autofocus. This 16MP camera also has LED flash. The new bigger design has the added benefit of a more durable battery life with what Samsung calls ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’, which comes in handy to keep users afloat when the battery is critically low. It automatically changes phone settings to manage basic functions and restricts app use for reserving power for emergency functions.

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There is plenty of power and storage, which is a nice improvement over its previous models. It supports up to 128 GB in addition to its existing internal memory of 16/32 GBs. Jam packed with Android v4.4.2, the phone supports up to 4G Networks. Speaking of speed, most versions of GS5 come with a new feature called Download Booster, which combines the power of WiFi, LTE and Grayskull to help to increase the download speed of larger files compared to the speed you get on any one network. This service however doesn’t support anything less than 30 MB and doesn’t apply to certain protocols like UDP and FTP.

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This model is both water and dust resistant which adds to its appeal and the overall upgrades on the software have managed to satisfy the customers on a large scale. There are however areas which could have used more work, like the fingerprint scanner in the home button and the heart rate monitor which some people have even gone so far as to declare futile. The Touchwiz UI looks way better but can still be frustrating for some users. Despite much speculation about a metal design, Samsung has yet again stuck with its conventional design completely. Although waterproof, its dimpled back can hardly be termed an improvement over the past designs. And being a flagship phone, much more was expected from Samsung, especially when its competitors are eye candy like the HTC One M8. However there are pros to not having a particularly slippery phone considering the GS5 is 5 mm taller, 3mm wider and 0.2mm thicker than its predecessor the GS4, and a better grip never hurt anyone.


The GS5 is currently selling at a price of around 650 $, depending on carrier charges and the FOREX.
All in all if you’re looking for a smart phone that delivers, the GS5 is one of your best options. Looking at it from a perspective of market share and customer base, Samsung could’ve just sat still and still sold all that much product, considering that, it is obvious that Samsung is making an effort this time to keep its customers happy.

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs:
5.1-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1080×1920 pixels, 432ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC 2.5GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 Graphics
16GB internal memory
up to 128GB via microSD card
LTE 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
IP67 water & dust resistant
Fingerprint scanner
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
16 megapixel camera with AF, LED flash
1080p @ 30, 60fps, 4K @ 30fps
2 megapixel front-facing camera @ 1080p
2,800mAh removable battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI

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Details on the Upcoming Amazon Smartphone

Posted on 21 May 2014 by yizhan

Smart-phones are all the hype nowadays and every company wants to jump in on the bandwagon by making a flagship phone of their own and it seems the next company to do so will be Amazon. Their phone has been rumored for a long while now and there have also been leaks about its features and looks etc. and by what we know up until now, it’s definitely something you’ll want to pick up if you’re into high-tech smart-phones, that is of course if it manages to actually deliver all the features that have been mentioned about it.

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Getting the basics out of the way, according to sources, the phone will have a 4.7 Inch screen and will be running a custom android version similar to the versions seen in the kindle fire tablets. The design of the phone is still unknown as it’s hidden under a protective shell so that unauthorized people don’t get any unwanted previews of it but if you were to guess from the design of the protective covering, it’s one of the traditional smart-phone designs similar to the ones you’d see in a trademark phone by someone like Samsung or Sony but don’t think that the design is set in stone, Amazon may very well decide to introduce a new design to it before shipping it out.. Other than that, since it is Amazon’s phone, there’s also a rumored data plan for it which grants bonuses and free content from the digital selections Amazon has to offer.

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The real game changing feature that Amazon is offering with the phone is the whole 3D interface. The interface design will be completely 3D and there will also feature gesture controls (think slightly similar to the Air Gestures seen in the Galaxy S4) which is certainly something that’s new to the smart-phone market since not many companies have focused on gesture based controls up until now other than Samsung of course with its Air and multiple other forms of gestures.. It will also feature other gestures other than the 3D ones such as if you’re browsing through movies, if you tilt your phone then it will display the IMDB rating of the movie you have highlighted above its thumbnail, this is just a small taste of the gesture controls that the phone will have to offer.

The Amazon phone will consist of a whopping six onboard cameras. Two of these cameras will be the regular front and rear mounted cameras used for taking pictures and capturing videos. Other than these two cameras, the other four will be infrared cameras that the phone will utilize for all the regular and 3D gesture controls, they must be offering a really large amount of gesture based controls if the phone has four onboard cameras built solely for this purpose. Putting gesture controls aside, many sources have stated that the phone will feature a completely new control scheme for how you control and navigate through your everyday apps.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review

Posted on 30 December 2013 by yizhan

After the great success of Samsung’s S series . The Samsung Note series is looking to continue the same way success by the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 , Galaxy Note 3 is a phone which could be seen as a tablet but you should believe it’s a phone and a tablet .

 Lets move on to Galaxy Note 3 , the first impression on Galaxy note 3 is a mind blowing it can fits between a phone and a tablet , relatively it’s a huge giant in the market of 2013 . Like Samsung previous devices . Samsung considers the user experience and built every device efficiently to make a user experience quite well . As people were thinking on , The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would be best predator in the race of smart phones . Lets talk about Note 3

 Design

 Simply a well manufactured back of Note 3 , the sleek type of metrical is slightly grip in hands , Although its back side looks like a leather type of material infact its not that kind of back , it’s a complete plastic like in previous build devices.

 Display

The Galaxy Note 3 again come with Super Amoled display having 5.7 inch screen , slightly looks big on hands , and the pixel density is 1080 x 1920 Full HD screen 386ppi , the quality is significantly better than preview Note device , And gives a great user experience while watching HD video and playing Super High quality games.

 Structure

 About Body structure , Note 3 has a measurement 151.2 X 79.2 x 8.33 . That’s looks pretty sizable structure . Those who have smaller hands , they have to use it in one hands , can easily be used in a palm . Relative to previous Note devices it weight is slightly lower than previous one has 168 g . It has four hardware buttons , one on the mid like all Note devices and others for volume control and power off button , Fixed in a right place to make ease for the user.

 Camera

 Galaxy note 3 has 13 mp camera , ability to record full HD 1080p , and has the ability to record slow motion in 720 p nad fast motion in 1080 p. its easy to access provides good user expericance . There’s no physical button available for capture . It has a single LED flash , with lense of f/2.2 sensor Same like S4.

 CPU speed

 Galaxy note 3 has a powerful speedy processor has 2.3GHz quad-core speed , Some other versions also come with Octa –core option which has the power of two quad-core chips . It comes with 3GB of RAM and comes with different internal storages 32GB or 64GB.

 Software

 Like all Samsung devices It’s running a new Jelly bean 4.3 with a great Samsung stock Touch Wiz UI  .Touch Wiz comes with along different tricks and tweaks , Like Samsung Apps , S Widgets and other bunch of new tricks . Samsung offers new amount of features for this great huge screen to make it easy for user experience . some important features of Galaxy Note 3  re below;

 S pen

 Now you can do different extra stuff by using S Pen , quick note , Hovering windows . S pen makes ease for the user to note their urgent task quickly , you can write a text by using S pen integration.

S Translator

You can easily communicate with different types of people around the glob with the help of S Translator . It can give a quick translator assistant for your given sentence

S Voice

Samsung’s siri alternative also available in Galaxy Note 3 , You can use it like a personal assistant . You can call different people , text , set a quick remainder , set alarms , Ask for weather and many more

 Hover for more features

With the help of Spen you can now access a new window just like a multitasking window named as Hovering window . To open it simply hover your S pen on the screen with out touching it and it will be opened , by using it you can do bunch of new tricks.

 S Note + Evernote integration

On of the best feature of Samsung Note 3 is it have the ability of handwriting recognition , Just pull out the S pen and you can write a quick note by using free hand writing style and the recognition will converts it into text . Now Evernote is fully integrated with S Note hand writing it can saved your notes and sync these notes online with Evernote  automatically

 Battery Life

 Note 3 does comes with 3200mAh battery relatively a huge battery . After a daily driver usage of this phone the battery life is slightly better . Battery is very good for this type of processor chip . A single charging can be used upto 1.5 day with a normal use . I think with this highly specs phones its quite good.

 My first impression is very impressive on it . I consider it a predator in the race of many other Smartphone’s . So , definitely must try it.

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Android KitKat 4.4

Posted on 30 December 2013 by yizhan

Android is the new blast in tech world . Its more stability and customization made it more useful OS in mobile industry . Android is owned by Google . Google is making rapid development of Android OS . After the success of Android 4.3 jelly bean which released just after Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich. Around 66% people currently using android 4.3 . .
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Recently Google had announced Android 4.4 KitKat (collaboration with Nestlé) on 3th of September. As this the new version android definitely its more sleek and stable then previous one with the improvement of some new features . And its been developed for low end devices . Android KitKat will be preinstalled in the up coming latest smart phones in 2014

UI
The new android OS comes with new advance type of tricks and tweaks . The new user interface makes user much easier to access . Notification bar has a transparent type of look . The more customizable setting than previous one . The transparent notification can be hide in full screen application . Although KitKat 4.4 also looks like the previous version of android . But honestly more better than IOS 7.
Multitasking
Google resolved some old crashes and bugs in this new version of android . The multitasking is quite faster than jelly bean and have great improvements in the touch screen means that your device will give you more stable and faster responds than ever before.

Google now integration
The voice search is fully integrated with the home launcher , now you can access Google now by just saying the hotword “Ok Google” totally hand free . You can also access the Google now by just swipe left to the home screen and there you can see your all Google cards.

Call dialer
Now your call dialer is also fully integrated . It can now suggest you those people who you called most . You can search a person inside the app without exit from app . Its can also suggest you the people living nearby your place .
Google Keyboard
In the new version of android google involved slightly better keyboard . Looks quite same like previous one . The new keyboard does also come with new emojis .
Google Integration
As android is owned by Google , The new version is fully integrated with Google applications , Google cloud Prints . Google Keep gives you instant note . Google Drive is also fully integrated with Google Quickoffice , you can save your file instantly to Google drive.

Following are the phones will get Android 4.4:
• Nexus 4
• Nexus 7
• Nexus 7 (2013)
• Nexus 10
Other than google nexus devices , some mobile brands can also get android new versions
• Samsung Galaxy S4
• Samsung Galaxy Note 3
• LG G2
• LG G Pad
• Sony Xperia Z
• Sony Xperia Z1
• Sony Xperia Z Ultra
• HTC One
• HTC One Mini
• Moto X (for those of you who can get a Moto X)

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Top Tips To Help You Get The Most From Your Cell Phone

Posted on 07 November 2013 by yizhan

When it comes to cell phones, no two are the same. Whether you have have a Samsung flip phone or you can have an iPhone, you will find great benefits from the tips located below. Any cell phone user should learn all they can about the device, and today is the day!

Do not use a screen protector on your phone. These may look like a practical investment at first as they will reduce the amount of glare that you have during the day, but will also reduce the visibility on your phone. Air bubbles will also result if you do not put them on properly.

Don’t rush into buying the latest, greatest phone. Sometimes it’s just not worth it. Sometimes updates to phones are relatively minor. Read several reviews of new models before deciding if you need to make a purchase. It’s likely you don’t.

If you have a weak signal, try not to use your phone. It will drain the battery very quickly. Also, if you have your phone on your person, do not shove it down into the depths of your purse or briefcase, as it is unlikely to get a good signal down there. If you are concerned that your signal is weak, it is best to turn the phone off completely.

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If you want to listen to music on your cell phone, you may want to install a cloud storage application. This way, you can save your favorites to it without using the memory in your phone. You can also do this with pictures. Additionally, it keeps your music and pictures safe if something happens to your phone.

Do not use the Wi-Fi on your cell phone if you are in a place that has access to a computer. Many people do not realize that this is an easy way to rack up excess bills. You should log onto the computer and save the data usage for the times that you really need it.

Haggle a bit when shopping for your next phone. You generally wouldn’t expect haggling to work in a retail setting, but it is often effective in the case of buying a new cell phone. Try it for yourself. It can’t hurt, and people often get between 50 and 100 dollars knocked off the price.

Charge your phone with a power booster or a pack that attaches to your cell phone. This device will have a full charge already so you can charge your phone on the go and have backup energy when you need it most. You will just need to charge this pack in advance for this to work.

Most smartphones lack an optical zoom feature. To photograph an object up close, you must physically move nearer to it. There are also lenses that you can buy that will fit onto your smartphone that will let you zoom in.

If you have a teen and they are in need of a new phone, you should think about buying them one that is prepaid. This will stop them from using the phone too much and running up a huge bill. They will be more disciplined once they know they have a certain allotment of texts, talk minutes and data that can be used monthly.

If you do not need a cellphone with internet connection capability, check out one of the several prepaid phones. These cellphones do not require that you sign a contract, and you can have phone service for as little as a few dollars a month. Many seniors prefer these phones since they are not interested in anything other than phone service away from home.

Whether you want to learn how to find the best apps, buy the best phone or just decide between Android, iOS or Windows, knowledge is power. The advice here is a great start, but don’t stop learning now! Keep reading, developing your mastery of cell phones so you can use them to your advantage.

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Which 2013 smartphone is the best for gaming

Posted on 23 October 2013 by yizhan

Many of us use our smartphones for games. Some prefer the addictive challenge of a puzzler such as Cut the Rope, whereas others opt for the online casino or an arcade type adventure game. This means that one of our prime concerns when buying a smartphone should be: Which phone is best for gaming in 2013?

Android have a host of stylish phones which are great for gaming, as the Google Play store becomes ever more bountiful, but then Windows phones also have a fast developing app market. With all that in mind, it’s still nevertheless the iTunes store and the iPhone that lead the way for many critics and the iPhone5s looks set to reinforce Apple’s position.

When considering gaming abilities we should look at things like storage – 32or 64GB is preferable as games and heavy Operating Systems really fill a phone up – screen size, processing power and RAM. The latest iPhone ticks all of these boxes and the A7/M7 processing combination really makes the phone a mark of things to come.

That’s not to say Android has been left behind and many will still prefer the slightly larger screen of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the sound capabilities of the HTC One. This new breed of Android phones have huge quad core processors to keep those graphics heavy arcade action games ticking along, and the user interfaces are great for swiping and touching the screen.

Phones like the Sony Xperia Z have really taken the market by storm, offering a 5inch display, Snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM. The Google Nexus 4 represents how much Google’s products are having an impact on the market. It’s fantastic value and has good size 4.7inch screen for decent visibility.

Remember, if you’re a fan of perusing online betting markets or playing online casino games, a larger screen can be just what you need. Anything above 4.5inches is about right.

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Relaunch of GOINOUT – the premier dedicated nightlife social networking platform

Posted on 11 October 2013 by yizhan

Social networking has always been very popular in the Philippines. A research from blog 24/7 Wall Street put the Philippines as the number one country in Asia that has 93.9% of the nation signed up to Facebook. In terms of nightlife, Philippines is one of the most happening countries in South-East Asia, offering incredible experiences. With a plethora of exotic hang outs, bars, clubs, discos around, party goers in the Philippines are spoilt for choice. This is what the creators of Goinout have spotted as a big opportunity, a huge market – the social networking trend combined with nightlife experiences. Introducing Goinout – The Social Nightlife Network app for the iPhone & Android.

Goinout delivers all that Philippines’ nightlife enthusiasts need to socialize and explore the endless nightlife choices. It redefines the nightlife experience and brings about a “revolution of the way we’re going out every night”. With social media booming in the country, low costs of Android mobile phones and the rise of the mobile internet, the creators of Goinout are confident that the application will soon steal people’s attention as they use Manila as a launching pad.

Android Release & Cool New Features

With the much-vaunted release of the Android version of the app, users can now interact with a greater number of like-minded clubbers and party-goers. The app now boasts a dedicated camera feature for users to upload pictures from their nights out, thus, making it easier for other users of the app to decide on the best parties to go to. In the coming months, users can also expect more rewards that can be redeemed via the app as Goinout partners up with clubs & bars all over the city.

With the current member base at approximately 40,000 strong from the IOS community alone, this figure is expected to grow exponentially in the coming months – especially with aggressive and innovative marketing strategies in the pipeline. “We’ve been very fortunate that the Singapore Infocomm and Technology Federation has recently awarded us with a grant to bring our product and services to the next level – not only through tech improvements but with such valuable support from the SITF grant, we can explore more innovative and cost-effective modes of marketing and awareness-creation.” says Vasu Gulati, Marketing Head of Goinout. This is good news for both advertisers and venue operators alike as they seek to garner the attention of an increasingly affluent, yet, demanding consumer base. With Goinout’s highly targeted member base (over 18, socially mobile and have money to spend while hitting up nightspots), the founders expect to receive very positive support and demand from marketers and venue operators alike.

 Advertisers Playing A More Significant Role

With several category leaders from the lifestyle industry as potential advertisers lined up, the plan is to allow these advertisers more autonomy in deciding how they want to reach out to the lucrative member base. From product discounts to giveaways, these advertisers have been hand-picked to ensure that they are plugging products and services that would appeal to the lifestyle of the typical Goinout user: 18-50 years of age, socially mobile, time-poor but cash-rich executives and entrepreneurs who trust that the app will allow them to be at the right parties at the right time, always.

With advertisers providing such innovative and content-rich support, the Goinout user experience will be all that more rich, fun and fulfilling.

 Greater Interaction Between Clubs/Bars and Consumers

In addition to a smoother, faster and more fluid user experience, Goinout users can expect to enjoy and capitalize on cool new features like photo-sharing and instant messaging. With the photo-sharing function, users can interact with their communities and tribes real-time by sharing interesting and cool photos of the going-ons in the clubs and bars they visit, thus, providing a visually impactful and accurate review of the venue they are patronising. “When the sun is out on a Sunday, my routine would be to check out who’s at Tanjong Beach Club and if it’s worth my trip there or not – usually it is” says Vasu.

Over time, venue operators will be given access to an easy-to-use interface where they can post the latest updates on promotions and activities to ensure that they speak to the member base in as effective and as alluring manner possible.

 A Well-Rounded Team

With a well-rounded team headed by individuals with vast experience and competence in the nightlife entertainment, information technology, luxury lifestyle and new business development, the Goinout team has been working round-the-clock to ensure that the app will be a winning platform for consumers, advertisers and venue operators alike with a vision to expand into the region in the coming 12 months.

For Enquiries:
Vasu Gulati
Head of Marketing
vasu@goinout.com
+65 86148872

 

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10 Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

Posted on 01 April 2012 by yizhan

Looking for a plumb job in the tech field? Check out these guidelines to make a killer technical resume.

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PLDT Telpad AD 1000A Runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3

Posted on 30 November 2011 by yizhan

Just lately, the largest telecommunication business enterprise in the country presented the new PLDT Telpad for anyone to view. Aided by the Telpad, you can actually at the same time include the high-end to own most suitable landline inside the Philippines in addition to using the Google android tablet towards surfing or  browse the internet.

 

Owning the Telpad will provide you with the advantages of using a landline and even surfing the internet. You can even see updates and news feed from your FaceBook, Twitter, and video hosting sites plus several  lot more. It is easy to have images and even upload pix within your treasured web 2.0. It is easy to have fun audio, download and read new music and publish video. You can view motion pictures and download and read pictures. It is easy to have fun game titles, download ebooks and read them all .

 

When it was first published, the PLDT Telpad is equipped with the S7 slim Tablet. The tablet was powered by Android 2.2 Froyo has a 8GB internal memory. Now, a new unit has been introduce. The Telpad is now equipped with the AD-1000A Tablet powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is more flexible that the first one and with a more advance memory management.
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AD-1000A Specs

 

  • Android Gingerbread 2.3 – the latest OS that is perfect for tablets today
  • Hundred of thousands apps from the Android Market
  • 1 Ghz Cortex A8 Processor
  • 2gb built in memory; 512 mb RAM and 32gb standard SD
  • 7 inches TFT LCD Screen Display
  • 4-point multi-touchscreen
  • Primary keypad: Back, Menu, Home
  • 2MP camera SVGA 800X600 pixels
  • Wifi access
  • Bluetooth functions
  • Standard USB port
  • Built in speaker
  • Microphone
  • 3.2 mm headphones
  • HDMI port connectible to tv
PLDT Telpad Plans
  • Plan P1,849 to 1 mbps
  • Plan P2,099 to 1.5 mbps
  • Plam P3,095 to 3.5 mbps
  • Plan P4,100 to 5.5 mbps
Take note that you’ll be charged with those amounts monthly with 2 years holding period. The unit is not for free of course. You have to pay for P5,500 for the tablet to comlete the telpad package. Luckily, it can be paid in 3 options: full cash amount, or 12-month (P475) installment, and 24-month (P250) installment.

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Dell Streak 5 gets Official

Posted on 08 April 2011 by yizhan

Dell Philippines has finally launched its very own Android tablet in the local market — the Dell Streak 5. I have heard that this device has already been roaming around the grey market last year and selling for around Php35k.  I wonder why it took so long for it to reach the Philippines.  Well, at least it hear now.

The Dell Streak 5  SRP is Php27,000

Dell Streak 5 specs:

Gorilla Glass display

480 x 800 pixels, 5.0 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen

Adreno 200 GPU

1 GHz Scorpion processor (Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon)

up to 32Gb via microSD

HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

16 GB storage, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP

5MP autofocus camera w/ dual-LED flash

720p video recording

GPS w/ aGPS

Li-Ion battery 1530mAh


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Upcoming: XPERIA™ PLAY

Posted on 15 February 2011 by yizhan

This is what I have been waiting for, a PSP on my cellphone.  Well Sony Ericsson made a dream come true. The Experia™ Play is Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and to be the first  PlayStation™ certified smartphone.  In phone mode, you can experience almost everything that Android technology can give. With best-in-class entertainment experiences, a great 5 megapixel camera, a brilliant 4” multi-touch screen and great social networking features.

And when you slide down the gaming control, here the excitement begins. User can experience a new world of great mobile gaming. The slide out game pad has a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle. Qualcomm’s optimized Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver silky smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption so Xperia PLAY users can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time. The Eperia™ is expected to be available this March 2011.

Experia™ Play & Android video

Specification:

  • Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
  • 2G Network     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network     HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
  • 119 x 62 x 16 mm
  • LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches
  • PSP like gaming buttons
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Multi-touch input method
  • Timescape UI
  • 400 MB, 380 MB RAM internal memory (user-available)
  • microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh

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Rumor: Android 2.3 coming this week

Posted on 09 November 2010 by yizhan

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The wait for Android 2.3 could be over this week.  According to some tweets in twitter yesterday, Android 2.3 could be released  by November 11.

“Prepare your Nexus One (developer version) for Android over-the-air update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days,” according to a translation of a tweet in Spanish sent yesterday by Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez.
This version they call the Gingerbread features more on improved design.  It also include WebM support, better copy and paste functionality, and improved social-networking features.

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Goolge map for Android 4.6 Gets New Features

Posted on 02 November 2010 by yizhan

Google Mobile Team  released the latest version of Google Map for Android which is version 4.6.  The Google Mobile team had added  many feature to the said version.  It includes the Page  Place Reviews, Advance filter option result and a Google Latitude real-time updating option.  I have experience the power of Google Map in a lot of platform, I still remember, I used to have one on my P1i Which is running on Symbian OS 9.1 UIQ 3.0,

“Lately, we have been working on giving you even better ways to find nearby places with Google Maps for Android, such as the Places icon and rich Place pages,” posted on Google Mobile Blog reads.

Page Place Reviews

This is now available in the Google Map for Android, this feature is already available in the desktop version.  What it do is let you see “Reviews from around the web” for highlighting sites that have high-quality reviews about the place  and “Reviews from Google users” for reviews posted directly to Google Maps by other users.

Filter search results

Narrowing or filtering searches is very easy with this version.  Now you can narrow  down which place page review you want to check.  You can also filter results for some searches by:Open now, Neighborhood and  Related searches

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Google Latitude Real-Time Updating

In this feature you can choose a speculative “Real-Time updating” option from an individual Latitude friend’s profile page to help meet up with them by temporarily seeing faster location updates (friends must have Maps 4.6 and Android 2.2+).

Google Map for Android 4.6  is now Available at Android Market.

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The New Acer Liquid E Ferrari Special Edition

Posted on 25 October 2010 by yizhan

Acer Philippines just released a special edition of their liquid E, the liquid E Ferrari Special Edition.  New style and look and now running on Android 2.1 OS.   Added some extra features and accessories that includes some ringtones, images and video.  Retail price for this unit is ₱29,990

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Specification:

Network 2G Network    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network    HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
OS Android OS, v2.1
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 768 MHz processor
RAM 256MB
Dimensions 115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm
Weight 135 grams
Display TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.5 inches
Music MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Internal 512MB
External microSD Card expandable up to 32GB
Connectivity GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Video VGA@20fps, MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
Colors Available Red
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1350 mAh
Talk Time Stand-by    Up to 400 hours
Talk time    Up to 5 hours
Extras Acer UI 3.0
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Official Video of the Acer liquis E Ferrari Special Edition

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Opera Mobile for Android is coming!

Posted on 16 October 2010 by yizhan

Opera has just announced their upcoming browser, the Opera Mobile  for Android Phones.  Well we all know that there are lots of browser that are available in the Android Market and most user can’t really decide which to use.  Therefore this announcement that Opera made is an excellent news.

opera mobile

In their announcement, the Opera Mobile will be available sometime next month. So lets wait and see how this browser’s gonna hit the market.  One of the Opera Mobile’s main feature is the pinch  zooming and the hardware  acceleration support.

You  can read more details here.  So lets just wait for the final lunch and you be the judge.

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