Last week, the @SamsungExynos Twitter account tweeted that they would announce a new Exynos Octa 5 this coming week, but details of the new SoC have already leaked. DDaily is reporting that it will be the Exynos 5420, which is only a slight bump from the Galaxy S 4’s Exynos 5410. It appears this SoC will sport a Mali GPU as opposed to a PowerVR. Unfortunately we don’t know which one for sure, but rumors indicate either the Mali-T604 or the Mali-T628. In looking at the Exynos 5410, the PowerVR SGX544MP3 was a tri-core. The Mali-T604 supports 4 cores, while the Mali-T628 supports 6 cores. Samsung used the T604 in their dual-core Exynos 5250, so it makes more sense that they would go with the T628.
That’s not all as we can expect to see an improved circuit design with shortened times for the SoC to switch between the A15 and A7 quad cores.
We are expecting the new Nexus 7 to be unveiled this Wednesday at Sundar Pichai’s media event. Previous rumors have indicated the release will be the following week, and this leak confirms it. This is an image from next Sunday’s (July 28) Best Buy ad. It has the new Nexus 7 listed for the previously reported price of $229 (16GB version) and it states that it will be available on Tuesday. That would be July 30th.
So what do you guys think about the price increase? A better display and processor is going to be nice, but when is the last time you saw a price increase in the mobile category? It doesn’t make sense to me, but we will know everything there is to know about the new Nexus 7 this Wednesday. Stay tuned.
Yesterday brought us the first press render of the Moto X in black and today gives us the same shot of the phone, but in white. At this point, we just want to get our hands on this bad boy, but we will have to wait until August 1st. Are you guys digging the looks?
Although these are the best pictures to date that we’ve received of the Moto X, they’re certainly not revealing anything groundbreaking to us that we didn’t already know about it. (It feels as though we’ve seen hundreds of photos of the device throughout the past few weeks.) The device will be announced on August 1st and is expected to ship later in the month. To say we’re excited would be an understatement.
Check out the second image (profile) of the device after the break. Read more
Motorola Mobility recently posted a job listing for a senior director of industrial design for wearables, indicating the Google-owned unit is looking to ramp up their efforts in the wearable device market space. This should not be that big a surprise when one considers Google’s efforts with their Glass project and all of the smartwatch devices coming out from several vendors. The position listing indicates the person will “provide strategic leadership, champion innovation and institute best practices to create a new world class wearable’s (sic) design group within Motorola.” Read more
The Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone may not be a Nexus in name, but it certainly is a Nexus in spirit and as such, will probably get early builds of important software updates before other devices. After seeing an earlier Android 4.3 build leak out last month, another build of the imminent update pops up, which naturally has been obtained by the boys at XDA. The build— identified as JWR66V— was concocted on July 11th and turned into a sweet ROM that can be flashed onto the device. It’s unsure of what exactly this build brings, but users are reporting there’s at least an improved battery charge, which also includes an improved wireless battery charging feature. Of course there may be a bug or two (or three), but we’re sure that won’t stop a few of you from trying out some of that sweet, sweet Android 4.3 glory before the rest of us.
Boy, we sure can’t wait for that rapidly approaching August 1st holiday, but in the meantime, the minor wait for the Motorola X’s unveiling won’t stop us from getting important deets on the intriguing new smartphone. According to sources with The Verge, the CDMA version of the smartphone features a 4.5-inch screen, a dual-core Snapdragon processor, Android 4.2.2 (for now), the super-cool “always-on” listening mode and a wrist-flicking gesture which opens the camera app for good measure. While the confirmed specs are based off the CDMA version, it’s probably a safe bet the GSM version will likely have the same specs as well. I mean sure, we still don’t know other important details such as what specific battery will be used, but hey— at least the phone will probably be easy on our wallets and pocketbooks, right?
source: The Verge
There are plenty of ways to access your desktop browser from your mobile device, but most don’t even get to that point because the thought of setting up a server and get it running on your desktop is too overwhelming of a procedure. Although it isn’t too hard, many don’t want to mess around with it either because it’s too confusing or for whatever other reason they may have.
However, the Chromium team is working on an Android version of their already popular “Chrome Remote Desktop” for desktop Chrome browsers, using your Google account and Chrome browser’s ability to sync. (This will give you the ability to access your desktop directly through your Android device’s Chrome browser.) Although it may be a while before it’s available and fully functional, it’s certainly a great start to something that can be an extremely powerful tool for Android.
Via: Android Central
Source: Chromium Code Reviews