Earlier this year NVIDIA announced their new Tegra 4i processor that will have LTE onboard and it looks like it will be out in just over half a year from now in Q1 of 2014. Luckily the people over at Anandtech was able to their hands on an unbranded test device running this latest processor. This unbranded device comes with a 4.7″ 720p screen and a 13 megapixel camera.
NVIDIA also mentioned that once this unnamed device hits the market we can expect it to cost around $300-$400 unlocked. Seems like Google’s Nexus line pricing is really influencing these other companies to do the same doesn’t it? What do you guys think of this new processor, are you a fan of the Tegra or do you much prefer the Snapdragon or Exynos?
I’m sure by now most of you are familiar with the recent news of the NSA scandal and what we once thought was private data now being accessed by the government. Obviously this doesn’t sit well with most and with smartphones being in most people’s pockets nowadays the threat of your data being exposed is dangerous. Steve Kondik, the founder of the popular 3rd party custom Android ROM CyanogenMod is figuring out a way to give Android an “incognito mode” so that it ensures no personal data can be leaked. Per Kondik:
I’m working on a new feature that will hopefully make it’s way into CM. It’s called “Run in Incognito Mode”. It’s a simple privacy feature designed to help you keep your personal data under control.
The second you get your beloved Google Glass, the first thing you do is tear it apart and see what’s inside, right? Well, not really of course, but the guys over at catwig did just that for all of us to see. They literally took the whole thing apart all the way down to the optics. If you’re curious to see what’s inside Glass then you don’t want to miss this. Be sure to hit up the source link below for more pictures and a detailed write up on what they discovered.
This is absolutely just a rumor, but it seems as if some are pinning October to be the launch month for the next iteration of Android (Key Lime Pie). This isn’t too far from my initial guess of November considering Google tends to release a new Nexus device alongside a new operating system around mid to late Fall. Nonetheless the sources also mention that Google plans on making Android 5.0 optimized to work fluidly on lesser powerful devices with 512MB of RAM.
I think this is great as it shouldn’t take a quad-core beast for Android to be completely smooth, look at the iPhone and Windows Phone for example. Either way lets just wait and see what the big G has in store for us Android fans in the next couple of months leading towards fall.
Once again, thanks to evleaks Huawei’s Ascend P6′s specs and screen shots of its new Emotion UI have been leaked. According to evleaks, the Huawei Ascend P6 will come with a 4.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, an 8 MP BSI rear camera with macro capabilities starting at 4 cm, and a 5 MP front-facing camera with “face enhance.” Nothing out of the ordinary as the specs are just about aligned with current other flagship device specs. The most interesting part was the leaked shots of its Emotion UI.
As you can see the shots kind of reminds you of a “wooden” like theme. At least it does for me. Certainly not my taste, but I’m sure it will interest other people. Hopefully Huawei just keeps their device currently updated with each Android update.
Today Nyko has announces several couple of products for the upcoming NVIDIA Shield. First we have the Shield Dock that will provide a nice little dock for your Shield. You can place your device right ont eh dock for charging purposes and also features a full-sized HDMI port allowing for easy connection to any HDTV screen. This should be available later this year according tot he company.
Next up we have two cases, the Travel and Shell case. The Travel case will feature a softer type of material while the Shell case offers more protection with a harder material. Lastly we have a Power Kit that will provide all the necessary things for travel such as cables and charging kits. For more information on these products you can check out the full press release after the break!
If you’re not familiar with this app and how it works, you can check out our previous post about it right here. Basically it’s similar to Facebook’s Chat Heads feature but makes it a system wide notification “Head” in a sense. Recently the app has been given a huge update and provides many more features that weren’t in the version that was on the XDA page. You can try out the app for free for 30 days and if you like it and think you’ll use it you can purchase the app for $2 separately. The free version has every feature the paid one does, it just won’t work after 30 days which I think is ample amount of time to decade where it’s an app you’ll use. Links for the paid and free version after the break!
Facebook updated their Home app today which provided some bug fixes along with a new feature, Favorites Tray. The feature essentially allows you to add your favorite apps into the new tray. I know, it’s no revelation as any launcher out there has been able to do this with folders and such, but it’s something right?
The best Twitter client on Android (in my opinion) has just gotten better with its recent update to version 2.0. The popular Falcon Pro app now has the multi-user feature, a slightly re-designed UI and another “black” theme if you choose to apply it.
I know plenty have been wanting the multi-user support so I’m sure this update will make plenty of people happy. Links for download will be below!
Just as the title says, AMD has finally separated themselves from Windows exclusivity and plans on manufacturing chips for Android and Chrome based OS devices. AMD will make chips based on x86 and ARM architecture for both Android and Chrome. While AMD is still “committed” to Windows and will continue to provide chips for the company, I think it’s just near impossible for them to continue to ignore the possibilities and market for Android devices, especially considering the growth the OS has been achieving these past couple of years.
With that said, you should expect Android devices to carry AMD chips in the near future! Stay tuned.