Google IO 2016 Coverage

Panasonic launches the 5-inch Eluga Turbo in India for Rs. 10,999


It’s rare that a day goes by without the announcement of a new smartphone in India. This time, it’s Panasonic taking the wraps off of the Eluga Turbo that packs Dual-SIM support, 3GB of RAM, and a 5-inch HD display for Rs. 10,999 ($162). The Eluga Turbo will be available to buy on January 27th from the Indian retailer, Snapdeal. Join us after the break for a rundown on the specifications of Panasonic’s latest smartphone. Read more

Panasonic’s CM1 camera phone set to launch in the US

panasonic cm1Panasonic has announced they’ll be launching their super high-resolution camera phone hybrid, the CM1, on North American shores. The device has already launched in a few global markets, so if you’ve been waiting for US availability, this is good news.

The CM1 features a 20 megapixel camera with a full 1-inch sensor, and it’s capable of shooting 4k video. The phone has a pretty slim frame and a 4.7-inch display, so on paper, it seems like a pretty great choice for photography enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the device only runs Android 4.4 with no concrete plans on upgrading to Lollipop, and the early reviews aren’t stellar. You’ll also only be able to snag an unlocked GSM version for about $1000, so it’s priced well above other flagships. Read more

Panasonic announces the Lumix CM1, an Android-powered smart camera

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPoint and shoot cameras have slowly fallen to the wayside thanks to the rising popularity of smartphones, so manufacturers have had to take a different approach to keeping their camera businesses alive. Many companies, like Samsung, have pursued “smart” camera options that run Android, allowing users to take pictures with decent camera specs and quickly get their photos on Facebook and Instagram.  Read more

AllCast from ClockworkMod released to Play Store, will allow streaming of media to (pretty much) anywhere


Koushik Dutta has done it again. His popular app, AllCast (which doesn’t require root access), has been released to the Play Store. The app will let you stream pictures and video to pretty much any device. This includes Xbox 360, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Samsung and Panasonic TVs, Google TV, and all DLNA-enabled devices.

Unsurprisingly, Chromecast is not supported because it’s still heavily restricted by Google. You can download the application for free, but you’ll get ads, splash-screens, and a limit on length of videos you can watch. To remove the limitations, you’ll have to pay a $4.99 fee for the unlock key— a price well worth it when you consider what you’re getting from the app.

Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store.

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Panasonic announces Android-powered home phone for European markets

panasonic house phone

You can literally find Android powering any type of device, from GPS units to cameras to kitchen appliances. When you think about it that way, it sort of makes sense that Panasonic would slap Android on a house phone, even if that does seem a little backwards in this market. The new phone, dubbed the KX-PRX120, is a simple landline phone running Android 4.0. It has a measly 1450 mAh battery (which I guess wouldn’t be so bad considering you would never be far from a charger) WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5 inch screen and even a front-facing camera for video calling.

The device is exclusive to European markets, but it’s interesting. Would you pick one up if it was available in the States, assuming you still even have a landline?

source: Connected Digital World