With the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet showing up in a Korean back-to-school brochure yesterday, it seemed like it was only a matter of time until Samsung made it official. The specs remain the same: 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD slot for storage expansion, 4,000mAh battery, and Android Jelly Bean.
Parents will love the child-friendly interface and the Time Management feature, which allows parents to set the amount of time your child will be able to use the tab. After the time expires, a password protected lock screen appears.
It will be available in Korea next month, followed by the US, UK, Europe, China, and Africa, but no word on pricing. Hit the break for the press release.
In a very cool publicity stunt, LG sent the G2 to space to film Earth. As you can imagine, this is no easy undertaking. It took 45 days of preparation that yielded 58 hours of video. Not to mention serious weather conditions. Eventually LG was able to get the G2 up by balloon and took some amazing footage at low altitudes and as high as the troposphere and stratosphere. That’s upwards of 18 miles where the temperature is -58 degrees F.
What is most amazing is the breaktaking video that the G2 was able to achieve. Unlike the Galaxy Note III, the G2 has optical image stabilization (OIS). In fact it’s the only smartphone with a 13MP camera that sports OIS. As you can imagine, the G2 hanging from a balloon had some serious shake to it, but the video is very smooth. The other factor is low light. Just take a look at the footage from the stratosphere and you will see how the G2 shined in low light.
The Optimus G Pro’s camera impressed me, so I can only imagine how good the G2 camera is going to be. Hit the break to check it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III front panel is out in the open. It confirms that it will resemble the Galaxy S 4, but it also confirms a display size of about 5.68-inches. As each Note’s display has grown by about 0.2-inches, the bezel has continued to shrink over time. The Galaxy Note III will sport a 2.2mm bezel, which is 0.45mm smaller than the LG G2.
We are exactly a week away from getting our hands on this bad boy. Are you guys excited despite the lack of optical image stabilization? Hit the break for more images.
They are saying the cat’s out of the bag, but is it really? Every indication pointed towards the Galaxy Note III and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch to be part of the Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode II on September 4th. Just in case you’re not a believer, Samsung Mobile VP Lee Young-hee confirmed both devices in a chat with the Korea Times.
Another tidbit we knew was that the Galaxy Gear won’t have a flexible display, and he confirmed that as well. The only other thing he offered was, “The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways.” As to the Galaxy Note III, he didn’t divulge anything.
source: Korea Times
After releasing three Xperia Z1 teaser images, Sony decided to take it one step further. They just released a 30-second video that pretty much shows us the entire phone, including the three images they already released. From the G Lens to splashes of water to close ups of Sony’s meticulous design, there isn’t much left on the table other than the phone’s UI. Hit the break for the full video.
Apple’s Siri must be feeling a bit down with all the attention Google’s Glass devices are garnering. Some folks have discovered a bit of an edge to Siri when a user accidentally says “OK Glass” to the personal assistant. The responses from Siri are present in iOS 6 and supposedly even more are offered in the iOS 7 Beta. Some of Siri’s comebacks include a reference to Glass being “half empty” or being akin to strapping a phone on your forehead. The question now is how long will it take for some intrepid Google Glass wearer to produce a response.
source: The Verge
If you typically do a lot of gaming on your Android device, you know how frustrating some control schemes can be on a smaller touch screen. To remedy that, MOGA released their handheld Bluetooth game controllers for Android devices, which bring console-style controls to a portable device. As a follow-up to the original MOGA controllers, the company unveiled a new line of controllers at PAX Prime that bring a unique spin on gaming controllers for phones; namely, the ability to charge your phone while it’s cradled in the controller. Read more
We’re finally able to see what’s likely going to be the LG G Pad 8.3 thanks to this newly leaked press render that places the tab next to LG’s G2 superphone. Now, I’m not saying LG is trying to be similar to Samsung, but I think it’s safe to say they’re taking notice of what’s successful and what isn’t. The G Pad takes many design cues from its little brother, the G2, which is great for giving these LG devices a uniform look whether its a phone or tablet. There’s a few subtle differences, such as where the speakers and cameras are located, but it’s still a similar look that I think will do well for LG.
Unfortunately, no confirmation on specs or release date, but the world is expecting LG to take the wraps off the G Pad 8.3 at IFA. Hopefully the wait won’t be too much longer.
Following a bunch of leaked images of the device, LG’s Optimus L9 II has finally been announced in the Netherlands. Confirmed specs from the press release include a 4.7-inch true HD IPS display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, a 2,150 mAh battery, and an IR-port. Camera specs are yet to be released, but 8 MP is expected for the main camera, alongside a 1.2 MP front-shooter.
Price is still unknown but the device is expected to be released this October. More to come as details are released.