Going to a mall that you’re not familiar with is always quite daunting, especially if it’s a big one with dozens upon dozens of stores. Thankfully, Google Now aims to make that a little easier on you with a new feature that tells you exactly what stores are in that particular mall that you’re currently in. While Google Now only lists the stores, sadly it doesn’t provide you with some sort of a guide on how to get there. This feature should be available now and let us know if you’ve been able to use it already!
We previously reported on Huawei’s upcoming Ascend P7 device and provided a couple pictures of the phone, but thanks to the trusty evleaks Twitter account, an even closer up picture of the device is now available. By the looks of the rendered image, it seems to give off the effect that the P7 is made of a nice aluminum or some type of metal body frame. The Ascend P7 will come with a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor.
In this week’s Google Glass update, you can expect several new features to be added. You will now be able to automatically backup your photos and videos when you’re plugged into Wi-Fi, rather than wasting your bandwidth on the go. You’ll also be able to clear all photos and videos from your timeline in one simple step, which was apparently a much desired feature from Glass users. Last but not least, Google has taken steps with Glass to be a little smarter about answering your phone calls.
For a little more info and a better description of the updates, check out the source link below!
source: Glass Google+
The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans on unveiling their new Ascend P7 smartphone on May 7th, but not before posing for a couple of pictures. You can expect a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, a 5MP FFC and a 13MP rear camera will be on the device. The P7 will also have a 2,400mAh battery and comes with 16GB of on-storage space, but is expandable via a micro-SD card slot. Check out some of the photos below after the break!
Google Glass users can now use the “Explore Nearby” voice command to launch the Field Trip app. The app is essentially a great way to learn more about the environment that you’re currently in. Certainly a great way to become more immersed into what you’re currently doing. Check out the promo video below after the break to get a better idea of what it’s capable of!
LG has announced the date of which their new LG G Watch will be released in Europe. It looks like June is the tabbed month and will come at a price of 199 euros. While 199 euros equates to about $275, we’re probably looking at the same 199 number when it hits the U.S. and should be available to the public for $199. LG’s smartwatch is also said to come with a 1.65-inch screen and 4GB of internal memory and will come with Android’s brand new “Android Wear” OS that’s specifically for smartwatches.
As we all know, Apple and Samsung have been in court for a couple of years now because Apple claims that Samsung has infringed on numerous mobile device patents. The device in question for this one is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, which we all know is part of Google’s Nexus program. In a nutshell, Apple claims that Samsung has copied the iPhone and demands more than $2 billion in “damages,” while Samsung, on the other hand, claims Apple has infringed on no such thing. After Samsung concluded its defense, it even claimed that Apple themselves has infringed on Samsung’s patents.
Samsung’s main defense is also that the Galaxy Nexus employed Google’s Android OS and that they had nothing to do with the software side of the Galaxy Nexus device. Seems like we’re going to have these kind of court battles for more years to come at this rate, right? If you wish to look more into this trial, hit up the source link for more info and updates. Also, let us know your opinion on this matter, do you think Apple should be taking Google to court instead of Samsung considering it’s their OS that Apple is angry about?
To be honest, I wasn’t all too excited with the upcoming arrival of the CyanogenMod based OnePlus One device since I was too busy with the Galaxy S 5, HTC One M8 and even the Sony Z2 unveilings. Turns out the ones you don’t expect turn out to be one hell of a shocker.
The OnePlus One device will come with a 5.5″ IPS display powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 801 processor accompanied with 3GB of RAM. You’ll also see a nice 13MP camera with a 6-lens f/2.0. As for battery, you can expect a nice 3,100mAh Li-Po battery. Throw in a magnesium chassis, and you have one gorgeous phone.
Motorola announced that they have shipped a total of 6.5 million of their devices globally during Q1. Is that a lot you ask? Well, in comparison Samsung sold about 10 million Galaxy Note 3’s in 2 months and 10 million Galaxy S4’s in just one month. I know, it’s not fair to compare it to the world’s number 1 cell phone manufacturer, but it’s still interesting to see what Motorola has been able to achieve.
With their mild success of the Moto X, hopefully the successor will push Motorola’s sales a bit more forward later in this year.
Today a mystery LG device surfaced in AnTuTu’s Benchmark site that bears similar resemblance to the G3, except that it’s resolution is 1080p. This device could very well be the LG Liger (LG-F450). Upon further investigation, the phone has three different model numbers for three different Korean carriers: LG-F450K, LG-F450L and the LG-450S. With the specs of the device almost exactly like the G3’s , could we be seeing maybe a G3 Mini? Or perhaps a cheaper G3? Stay tuned!
source: Phone Arena
It has been rumored for months now that LG is planning on producing its very own mobile processing chip dubbed as “Odin.” Today LG has finally came forth to end those rumors and confirmed that those reports are indeed true and that they are working with TSMC to make it happen. The SoC will feature LG’s very own ARM-based design with rumors having it at four 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz with the GPU being a PowerVR Series 6.
People always wonder what projects Google’s secret division dubbed as “Google X” considers each year. Thankfully, a couple members of this secret Google division came out and discussed some of the projects that were talked about. Hoverboards, teleportation and space elevators were all talked about and while it seems very far-fetched and a far reach, you have to reach for the stars in order to achieve something great, right?
While it’s not practical for the technology we currently have, I like the idea that Google at least talks about these ideas. Lets face it, ever since we all saw “Back to the Future 2,” I think it’s safe to say we all have wished for hoverboards to be invented someday. While the projects of teleportation and space elevators have been shelved due to the high cost of money and the need to break certain laws of physics, who knows, maybe we’ll see these projects being revisited in the decades to come?
source: Fast Company
With the movie about a week away from release, Gameloft released Captain America: The Winter Soldier game in the Google Play Store. The game is free initially to download and play, but after the first two levels you will be prompted via an in app purchase to continue playing the rest of the game for $2.99. The game is a 3rd person style format and you fight as Cap himself and battle villains while leading your S.H.I.E.L.D. team to save the world. You can find some images and a QR code below after the break!
Thanks to a system dump leak, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 (international version) has been rooted well before its official release. Thanks to a well known developer on XDA by the name of Chainfire, you can use his CF-Auto-Root tool to root your S5 once you have it. Will you root your S5 once you get your hands on it? Hit up the source link for more information!
While Android’s popularity continues to grow at an exponential rate, it’s no secret that Google would love for their mobile OS to become even more lucrative for business users. Thus, Google plans on taking several steps to do just that for their successor to KitKat which should be released either during this year’s Google IO, or later in the fall, coinciding with their new Nexus smartphone.