The Coolpix S800, the first Android based camera from Nikon

It looks like the popular camera company Nikon will soon be announcing their first Android based camera. The model will be dubbed as the Coolpix S800 (S800c), and the specs that you can expect on this will be:

  • 25-250 mm lens
  • 3.5″ OLED screen
  • The camera runs all Google Play apps
  • The camera will probably run Android 2.3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

I think this would be great and a smart move by Nikon. Perhaps this could be a first step into seeing some really powerful Android-based camera’s in the near future. Maybe even DSLR’s?

The proposed announcement of this device is on August 22nd and we’ll be sure to relay more information as soon as we know.

source: Nikon Rumors

Led by Samsung, Android smartphone shipments in 2012 Q2 surge to 68% of market

“Android continues to fire on all cylinders,” notes IDC senior research analyst Ramon Llamas in IDC’s just released report on smartphone operating system market share for the second quarter of 2012. The report reveals Android powered smartphones accounted for 68.1% of all smartphones shipped during the second quarter. Year-over-year numbers reveal the number of Android smartphones shipped in the second quarter doubled from 2011 to 2012, with more than 100 million units shipped this year during the second quarter.
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Samsung Galaxy Note, myTouch and myTouch Q all available at T-Mobile starting today

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Just a quick PSA letting you know that the Samsung Galaxy Note, myTouch, and myTouch Q are all available starting today at T-Mobile.

The Galaxy Note is a little late to the party as Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 2 in a few weeks. The price is $249.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. You also have the option of going with one of T-Mobile’s Value Plans, which will put the phone at $199 with $20 installments. You can check out our review of the AT&T version here.


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Latest Reports Indicate Upcoming HTC “Endeavor C2″ Smartphone Is Possibly The Successor To The One X

 

Well friends, it looks like we’re about to see another HTC device arrive sometime later this year. While many of you are thinking this will likely be a brand-new device, it’s looking more and more like a refresh of a really good device already on the market. Reports are indicating the new device will be codenamed “Endeavor C2″ and will include a faster Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, better battery and urBeats headphones. Additional leaks include the upcoming body of the device being identical to existing HTC devices, which also includes the ability to use current accessories as opposed to launching new accessories. Sound a little familiar to you? Well it should— the original HTC One X smartphone was codenamed “Endeavor”, before its unveiling at MWC earlier in the year. All in all with a fairly similar profile as the original, this upcoming device points to what looks to be a supercharged version of the One X that will be called the One X+ and similar to HTC’s strategy in the past with its Sensation and Sensation XE devices.

The device won’t skimp on software either. Stuff reports the “Endeavor C2″ will utilize HTC’s brand new ClearVoice technology to improve call quality and will also be the first phone to run HTC Watch 2, the latest version of HTC’s video-on-demand offering. Sounds like those two features will compliment the rumored Sense 4.1 and quite possibly, Jelly Bean mighty well upon the device’s release— which should be around the beginning of October in the U.K. if all holds up.

Try to contain your excitement there folks. Try to contain your excitement there.

source: Stuff
via: Android Central

Apple shows further evidence that TouchWiz was inspired by iOS

On Monday Apple showed an email that proved that the iPhone caused a “crisis of design” for Samsung and they showed a decent amount of evidence that Samsung’s icon designs were influenced by iOS. Apple wasn’t finished as yesterday they showed the jury a 132-page internal document from 2010 that shows that Samsung was definitely trying to design icons that resembled iOS and not only that, was trying to make the whole UI experience (TouchWiz) resemble it.


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Potential image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 appears and disappears with a blink of the eye

Well here’s something interesting news for you morning coffee. The image above showed up on the Samsung Pakistan Facebook page with “Picture perfect view made even more perfect with Samsung Galaxy S3″ as the caption. Now it clearly isn’t a Galaxy S III and interestingly enough, this same image made the rounds before the Galaxy S III was officially introduced. There is a big difference though and that is that this is more a legitimate source.

It was an obvious mistake because it disappeared shortly after, but it wasn’t the end of it. The page re-appeared but with “Galaxy Note” as the caption. Not surprisingly it disappeared yet again.


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It’s Not Just Android & iOS Fanatics: Conan O’Brien Makes Fun Of Apple/Samsung Patent War In Comedy Skit

 

Sure the Samsung vs. Apple battle has been a serious one, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a laugh or two about the situation. Late night host extraordinaire Conan O’Brien took some time to poke some fun at Samsung and its perceived infatuation at Apple and you gotta admit— even the most hardcore Samsung purists will chuckle and laugh at the skit. While the skit does give a chuckle or two to the average Joe, one can only hope that Judge Lucy Koh and the jurors find this funny as well.

 

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source: Phandroid

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Will Feature A Flexible UBP AMOLED Display

 

The Samsung Galaxy S III may be the hottest smartphone in the land at this time, but the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 may end up being the most innovative device of the year. While we reported the upcoming device may or may not feature a flexible Unbreakable Plane Display (UBP), the Korea IT Times reports Galaxy Note 2 will indeed utilize a flexible UBP display… contrary to some speculated rumors indicating otherwise. The thought here is that the UBP display technology will not only allow for possibly a bigger and better battery, but also allow for possibly a better RGB AMOLED display capable of supporting even more detailed pixels per inch (ppi)– specifically around 350ppi, which would give make the display higher than even Apple’s iPhone 4S with Retina Display. That’s certainly not a bad way to make use of what is expected to be the device’s 5.5-inch screen.

Sure this may be pure speculation and there’s nothing official from Samsung (yet), but boy— you gotta admit the Galaxy Note 2 sure is being hyped up to be the phone of 2012. Stay tuned with Talk Android for any further or additional developments regarding the device.

source: Korea IT Times

Nexus 7 Destroys Benchmarks, Gets Overclocked to 1.64 GHz with Trinity Seven Kernel

So, I’m sitting at my computer just about to hang it up for the night when my friend messages me on Facebook “I’m rooting my Nexus 7 right now.” “Of course you are.”  I replied. He’s really into that sort of thing, and went on to say how he could overclock his Nexus 7 to 1.64 GHz, now I’m intrigued. Well thanks to the guys over at XDA-Developers you too could have a device that destroys everything on the market, at least when it comes to benchmarks.


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MetroPCS Powers Up Voice of LTE (VoLTE), Begins Sales of LG Connect 4G

You may or may have never heard of MetroPCS as they are not one of the big four carriers in the United States, however, being small they are still scrappy and improving their technology all the same. Just over a year ago the ambitious company announced they would eventually transition to a Voice over LTE capable network, and they made it happen, launching the world’s first Voice over LTE network. In addition, the carrier has officially launched their first VoLTE capable handset at one of their Dallas / Fort Worth store locations. The LG Connect 4G is powered by Android and is their first of many VoLTE handsets to launch and MetroPCS promises more rollouts and phone options “in the coming weeks.” This is the ‘way of the future’ and we are beginning to see more carriers make the transition to the VoLTE model as the 2G and 3G networks we have known and loved for so many years become obsolete. Hit the break for the official press release.
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