The Nexus 4 was actually meant for developers but it appealed to the common mass too. The price point was just irresistible. It’s been quite some time that we have the Nexus 4 in the market and its time for its better version- The Nexus 5.
Google is expected to launch the Nexus 5 this month at $299(16GB) and $399(32GB). The price points here are irresistible too. With the Nexus 5’s specs expected to take on LG G2 the $299 is completely worth spending.
However there is a leaked video even before the launch.
The tablet fight is getting hotter. Google has unveiled its next version of the Nexus 7 Tablet and I have to say this new tablet is amazing for its price. It will give the iPad Mini a serious competition.
The new Nexus Tablet is made by ASUS and has 2GB of Ram and Snapdragon S4 pro processor.
This new Nexus 7 Tablet weighs just 290 grams and possesses a 1080p HD IPS display.
The Nexus 7 Tablet starts at just $229 for the 16GB model while the 32GB model cost $269.99.
The Nexus 7 tablet also runs the latest android version i.e. android 4.3
The Nexus 7 will be available in the US from July 30,2013. Other countries will follow soon.
They may be arch rivals to Apple but they do recognize the moment: both Google and Samsung have announced that there will be no goodies at Unpacked next week following the sad demise of Steve Jobs. Here’s their joint statement:
Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.
When asked for the reason for the delay, they issued this statement:
“We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’ passing.”
Yes we are disappointed that we’ll have to wait a tad little longer to know the full potential of the next Android – Ice Cream Sandwich, and Samsung’s next big thing – Nexus S / Nexus Prime, but more than that we are happy with this gesture of both the companies.
This image of the Google Nexus S 3 was posted by TechHog’s Michael Blake who has a friend working in the Android Dev labs.As per him the Google Nexus S 3 will have LG and HTC as manufacturing partners.
Nothing more available at the moment guys, but we’ll keep you readers updated about the Google Nexus S 3.
Adobe’s John Nack has informed the world through a blog post that Adobe’s Flash is much more better than HTML5 when run on mobile devices. Cue: its lightening fast!
The result was concluded after an intense benchmark test by web developer Chris Black in which he tested HTML5 running the same animation on an iPod touch 4 (same for iPhone 4), and a Nexus One. Flash was tested only on a Nexus One.
The HTML 5 animation ran at 24 fps (frames per second) on the iPhone 4 and at 40 fps on the Nexus One. The same animation running on Flash on a Nexus One ran at an unprecedented 57 frames per second – more than double the frame rate that Apple has on offer and 17 frames faster than the HTML5 run on Nexus One. Video below proves what we just said:
The iPhone 4 seems to be on a RAMpage here! Okay, i know its lame, but not the fact that Apple iPhone 4 will come in with 512MB of RAM – double than that which the iPhone 3GS ans the iPad have got. This means Apple’s iPhone 4 is now head-to-head with rivals Nexus One, EVO 4G and HTC HD2 (HD2 still ahead with 576MB RAM).
The Original iPhone (2G/EDGE) and iPhone 3G had 128MB RAM.
Apple went more competitive by doubling the RAM to 256MB for iPhone 3GS and iPad.
Now Apple is going for the kill with 512MB RAM for iPhone 4.
Android has been the talk everywhere over the past few months and all this because of the two devices that use this platform – the Motorola DROID and the HTC Nexus One. While the Droid has been heavily marketed, Nexus One has remained rather quiet. With two well-spec’d devices spearheading the Android revolution the inevitable question is: “Which one do I choose?”
Look-wise, neither of these devices is pretty. While the Nexus One is an uninspired piece of AMOLED, Droid’s gaudy color scheme gives us bad 80’s flashbacks. Both of them have 3.7″ displays but the Nexus One wraps it in curves while the Droid frames it with right angles.
In display quality the Nexus One is the clear winner with its super-vibrant AMOLED panel, but the Droid is still a top 3 display on the market and manages to pack in 54 more pixels (480×854, compared to 480×800 on the Nexus One.) AMOLED allows for better brightness, making the display readable in sunlight. It is less power-hungry is an added advantage.
The Nexus One is oddly balanced and liked to make its way to the floor more often than any phone tried. The Motorola Droid, on the other hand, fits quite comfortably and securely in our hands. The Droid is noticeably heavier, but with a glass display and metal casing the extra heft is the result of quality materials. The Nexus One didn’t feel cheap by any means, but we almost always prefer a metal frame over plastic.
Quoting phoneArena : “The DROID of course features a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, something that would usually be an advantage to an all touchscreen device. Not so much here though; the keys are so flat and close together that it is almost impossible to type without looking. We actually found ourselves preferring the onscreen keyboard, and after awhile didn’t even bother to slide out the QWERTY anymore. We will say that the 5-way directional pad does offer some functionality for the gamers out there. The slide mechanism is pretty nice as a whole. Although it isn’t spring-assisted, it is super smooth and offers a perfect amount of resistance all the way through the slide until it nicely clicks into place.”
In terms of buttons both are pretty identical. And although Droid offers a camera key along the right, they both have identical navigation buttons below the display, a volume rocker on the side and a power button up top.
They both boast a 3.5mm headset jack and 5 megapixel cameras with LED flash. And while the DROID features a dual LED flash, the Nexus One offers a dual microphone (one on the back) for active noise cancellation.
No we are not talking about any super hero. Nor is it the name of a new comic. Then what is it?
It is a new WiMAX-enabled smartphone with Android. Yes ‘Supersonic’ is it’s name & with the buzz from the Nexus One starting to wane, it could well turn out to be a front runner to be crowned the next iPhone killer.
Sprint (as it is known) will be carrying an WiMAX/Android version of the jaw-dropping HTC HD2. The biggest (only?) complaint about the HD2 is that it runs Windows Mobile 6.5, though HTC’s Sense makes an effort at making it usable.
It could also turn out to be the world’s first 4G phone.
We know 2010’s just begun, but between all this noise and the promise of a legitimate 4G radio on board, let’s be real — we’re already looking at a very, very early contender for smartphone of the year.
OK, so this new Sprint phone is unlikely to be an iPhone killer. But maybe the Dell Mini 5 could be. It has a SIM slot and 5-inch touch screen and can make calls.