Friday, February 21, 2014

Google New Smartphone Tango With 3-D Sensors

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Google announced their newest prototype Android smartphone with a feature that can make real-time, 3-D maps of its environments. The customized hardware and software of the smartphone is composed of sensors that enables the gadget to make over 250,000 measurements every second. With this capability, it can be use as indoor mapping device and a navigation assistance tool for the visually-impaired. The phone can capture the dimension of spaces or rooms by moving it around.

Google said that “We are physical beings that live in a 3-D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.”

The prototype of the smartphone is developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects unit under a venture called Project Tango.

The device is a 5 inches Android phone with a 4-megapixel camera. It also has an additional motion-tracking camera, a 3rd depth-sensing camera, and includes a pair of processors optimized for computer vision calculations.


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

In Latin America, Android OS Smartphones Dominates iOS

In 18 Latin American countries Google's Android platform reign supreme. A marketing firm Guía Local said that the Android platform got a 61.3% average of the market share in 18 Latin American countries in 2013.

The 18 Latin American countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

In Panama, Android got a whopping 80.6% of the share, next was Bolivia with 75%, and 74.6% share for Argentina.

In those 18 countries, the Apple's iOs got only an average of 28.1% of the market share in 2013.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese Tech Company Lenovo Acquires Google's Smart Phone Business

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The China-based Lenovo Group technology business will be acquiring the problematic smartphone manufacturing division of Google.

They will acquire Google's Motorola Mobility handset-making operation for $2.9 billion. However, Google will be keeping the rights to majority of its  17,000 patents connected to the phones.

Google will keep the patents for the purpose of continuing the control of  technology licensed to phone makers who use Google's Android software.

The deal is still pending for approval by the U.S. regulators.

The world's smartphone market is dominated by South Korea's Samsung and U.S.-based Apple, with Lenovo third if the deal is completed.

Google's share while owning Motorola dropped from 2.3 percent to about 1 percent last year.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Google Nexus 5 smartphone $349

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The Google Nexus 5 smartphone has all the great things about smartphones without the extra like fingerprint reader or sensor to monitor eye movement, for just $349. You can also use your choice of prepaid provider since it is sold unlocked.

If you check the price of other top smartphones that are unlocked most of them are sold above $500. The Nexus 5 is equipped with high-resolution screen that you can compare with HTC, it also has a decent camera, and can handle 4G LTE cellular networks.

The device also runs on Android version 4.4, known as Kit Kat.