Google is about to throw down. At next week’s NYC Android event, the big G is expected yell “me too!” and reveal a full line of Nexus devices. Watch out, Mr. Consumer. These devices aren’t just for the nerds. Google is ready to take the Nexus brand mainstream and provide legitimate alternatives to the iPhones, iPads and Galaxy devices of the world.Nexus 4
Despite the name, this is not a 4-inch device. The Nexus 4 is the fourth Nexus smartphone, which appears to have a 4.7-inch 1280×768 resolution screen. The LG-made phone, with all its specs, was outed by UK phone retailer Carphone Warehouse (leak product page is not available). It’s said to pack a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and runs Android 4.2. Inside the 9.1mm thin body resides NFC, 8MP camera, and 8GB of storage.
No word on US pricing but it could be relatively inexpensive. Carphone Warehouse lists the SIM-Free version of the phone at £389.95; the SIM-free Galaxy S III is £499.Nexus 7
The little $ 199 Asus Nexus 7 tablet is a hot seller and Google seems ready with new versions. A 3G version was recently revealed by the FCC database, which lists the tablet with WiFi and HSPA+ (3G) capabilities. The tablet is expected to have 32GB of onboard storage, but that spec is not listed in the FCC documents.
Google is also expected to discontinue the 8GB version, drop the price on the 16GB N7 and release a 32GB WiFi-only Nexus 7. This is Google’s answer to the iPad mini.Nexus 10
The Samsung-made Nexus 10 could be next week’s big announcement. At this point its existence is nearly confirmed thanks to a leaked user manual and sample pics from Google’s own Vic Gundotra. The tablet is rumored to have a 10.1-inch screen like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1. The leaked manual indicates it will sport the standard assortments of ports and cameras including microUSB, micoHDMI, and dual-cams — no microSD card slot, though.
There are still a lot of unknowns with the Nexus 10. Will it undercut the iPad with a cutthroat price. Will it be available with 4G? Will the screen have a PPI higher than the new iPad?
The Google invite states “The playground is open.” And with three new toys all but confirmed, there will certainly be a lot to keep Android fans entertained through the holidays and into the new year.Related Posts:
Question by chimut: Do you think Motorola Xoom will be the the iPad Killer? Motorola Xoom introduced at CES, The company introduced its much anticipated Xoom tablet computer Wednesday to an eager audience at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
Answer by charliebeanProbably not, Microsoft tried to compete with Apple’s ipod with the Zoon and it didn’t even come close.
Add your own answer in the comments!Related Posts:
And from left field comes a wild rumor. Digitimes is reporting today, citing unnamed sources, that Google and Asus are preparing the next generation of Nexus 7 tablets. There are two versions on tap: A $ 199 and $ 99 version. These tabs are reportedly scheduled for a late 2012 release as a counter to Apple’s expected 7.85-inch iPad mini.
Additional details are nonexistent. There is no word on specs. But judging by the recent release of the Kindle Fire HD and Nook Tablet HD, it’s probably safe to assume the $ 199 version will feature a high-resolution display. And, likewise, the $ 99 version could have specs similar to that of the current Nexus 7. Google might be more willing to take a loss on hardware now that Google Play is taking off.
These models, once again, if they are real, will be answers to the smaller, less expensive iPad Apple is expected to announce this Fall. The recent success of the Google Play store shows that the company is in a different position than it was previously. Like Amazon with the Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 is quickly turning into a hardware portal for its content store. If Google Play is a roaring success, it could effectively subsidize the price of these tablets, allowing Google to sell them below cost.
Still, at this point, take this report with plenty of sodium. Digitimes is not the most reliable source for these sorts of things. But still, there’s a hint of logic here. A $ 99 Nexus 7 tablet is not that far-fetched.Related Posts:
You might recall that Killer Technology launched the Killer Wireless-N 1202 card as a bit of an orphan: without an immediate laptop partner or an aftermarket reseller, it wasn’t clear how and when gamers would get their hands on the low-lag WiFi add-on. Alienware is stepping up and making that much easier as of today by planning to use the Qualcomm Atheros-owned technology across its laptop line. The PC builder didn’t say which models are getting the treatment, although it made clear that more than one of the newly refreshed arsenal will tuck the 1202 inside. If you’re the sort that needs to crush newbs with the lowest ping times, but don’t want to leave the comfort of Starbucks WiFi to plug in an Ethernet cable, your solution now looks to be at hand.
Continue reading Alienware laptops to use Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi cards, guarantee a few frags at the coffee shop
Permalink | | Email this | CommentsRelated Posts:
Killer Technology — formerly known as Bigfoot Networks — has certainly come a long way from its days as a scrappy startup, and now the outfit’s taking one more step towards ping domination with the introduction of two new products. Qualcomm Atheros is actually doing the honors, as it formally reveals the Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi module with Bluetooth as well as the Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet controller. Each one is aimed at DIYers and OEMs, enabling machines based on them to automatically classify and prioritizing gaming, video and audio network data — a bit of behind-the-scenes black magic that’s said to “provide a superior, uninterrupted online entertainment experience.” As you’d expect, both will include the Killer Network Manager software on associated rigs, giving end users a borderline ridiculous amount of control over how bandwidth is used. We’re told that the 1201 will ship next month, while the E2200 is available now; pricing remains a mystery on both, though.
Permalink |Related Posts: | Email this | Comments
If you’re not quite ready to take up ASUS on its refund offer (or if you simply don’t live in the UK), you’re probably holding out for additional updates to dry your tears. Fortunately, Asus hasn’t forgotten about you and your ilk. Early this morning, the Transformer Prime quietly received an OTA update that not only unroots the tablet, but also kicks the slab’s GPS version up to 6.9.13. The folks on the XDA developers forums have restored their roots easily enough, and seem to be reaping the benefits of updated GPS drivers, as well. Engadget’s own tests lean on the positive side — lounging indoors, in a spot where GPS reception was previously all-dark, we snagged sight of 12 satellites on a freshly rebooted Prime with WiFi disabled. Although the response seems generally positive on the XDA developers forums, not everybody is seeing our success. Either way, this update certainly didn’t make things worse; a step in the right direction to be sure.
Permalink |Related Posts: | Email this | Comments
These days, it’s getting tough for companies that make eBook readers to differentiate. Brief forays into jumbo models aside, Amazon’s Kindle has kept things simple and elegant since day one, while Barnes and Noble went the full-featured Android route with the Nook Color.
Sony, to their credit, was among the first to make readers with appeal that extended beyond hardcore techno-literature buffs, and today’s announcement of the ultra-light PRS-T1 shows that they haven’t quite given up the ghost yet.
Sony’s new generation of eReaders seem to have more than a few design cues from the Xperia line of handsets: the T1 features a row of super-slim control buttons and a gently curving bottom edge. It’s a handsome device, something that’s equal parts book reader and fashion accessory. Weighing in at 168g, and 8.9mm thick, it’s ideal for a spot of on-the-go light reading.
Looks aside, the T1 also packs a 6″ diagonal touchscreen display for easy navigation between pages and within menus. Users can also use their fingers or the included stylus to make notes on pages, a feature that would have helped the Kindle quite a bit in its academic trials. The T1 comes with 2 GB of flash memory preinstalled, which stores up to 1,200 eBooks if Sony is to be believed. Digital hoarders will find comfort in the microSD card slot that supports up to 32 GB of their favorite musty tomes.
The device also manages to squeeze in a WiFi radio into its slim frame, allowing for wireless book downloads from Sony’s Reader Store, and interestingly, the ability to wirelessly borrow books from libraries that choose to play along.
Will the T1 do the impossible and overthrow Amazon and BN’s hegemonic hold on the eReader market? In all honestly, probably not, but a functional and stylish alternative can help keep innovation alive and the big guys on their toes.
So let’s just take a step back. Nokia has been making mobile phones since the mid-1980s. It invented the category in 1996 with the Nokia 9000 Communicator. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. At the time, the biggest smartphone player in the world was Nokia. But in just over four years Apple has taken the mobile world by storm, Google has entered the market with the Android OS and now Nokia is feeling the pain, on the bottom line, to put it mildly. And a new iPhone is on its way – will it tip Nokia into terminal decline?
Nokia has reported an operating loss of €487 million for the quarter. It made an operating profit of €295 million a year ago for the same quarter, so that’s a €782 million drop. Or, shall we say, a screaming dive.
Sales were down by 7% over the last year to €9.275 billion on 11% compared to last quarter. Earnings per share were down by 45 percent to €0.06, a 54% drop from last quarter. Last year Nokia had almost €1 billion in net cash. It now has a debt of €176 million.
All of its prdoucts, whether smartphone, feature phone or basic handset have declined in sales, especially the smartphone.
Sales of smart devices dropped 33 percent, to €2.368 billion from €3.503 billion a year ago, or a 34% decline in volume to 16.7 million units.
The trouble with all this of course is that while CEO Stephen Elop says its Windows Phone plans will rescue the company in the long term, by the time that long term arrives, the pummelling from iPhone and Android devices will only have gotten worse.
Meanwhile Apple’s iPhone is booming, if the rumours are true, Apple will enter the lower end of the market with a cheaper version. That could spell devastation for Nokia.
Mobile guru Tomi T Ahonen is calling all this the toppling of a king.
Symbian has been cut adrift. Windows Phone products are still not out. So Nokia needs to get an awesome product out and fast. The Nokia N9, running Meego, is actually very good, but it’s not even on sale yet.
The silver lining? Mapping division Navteq and Nokia Siemens Networks grew. Hoooray.
CLICK HERE to start from the BEGINNING www.youtube.com Thanks to Totally Sketch www.youtube.com LINKS: SHIRTS/MERCH STORE – store.bandmerch.com (Shirts also available at Hot Topic & tinyurl.com ) **NEW RINGTONES!! itunes.apple.com MAIN CHANNEL – www.youtube.com SECOND CHANNEL – www.youtube.com IPHONE CHANNEL – www.youtube.com FACEBOOK www.facebook.com TWITTER www.twitter.com MYSPACE www.myspace.com WEBSITE www.shanedawsontv.com PO BOX 12450 Burbank Bl. Suite P #252, Valley Village, CA 91607 *Film & Television Agent: WME *Film & Television Manager: Patti Crosby Pttcrosby@aol.com *Merchandising & Branding Agent: Shelly Marchetti firstname.lastname@example.orgRelated Posts:
And this, friends, is how you make the leap into the mainstream. Bigfoot Networks has been toiling away in an effort to get its gaming-optimized networking guts into just about everything — there’s also a VisionTek GPU with Killer innards, and a trifecta of mainboard makers announced that they too would be joining the bustling integration party earlier in the year. Now, however, the outfit’s really got something to hang its hat on: a handshake with Dell’s Alienware unit. The Killer Wireless-N 1103 networking adapter will now be listed as an option for the Alienware M18x, M17x, M14x and M11x, promising data rates as high as 450Mbps as well as its Advanced Stream Detect to intelligently classify and prioritize network traffic. Mum’s the word on how much the upgrade will be, but based on prior reviews, we’d say the premium will be well worth it for the hardcore among us.
Continue reading Alienware adds jitter-killing Killer Wireless-N technology to M18x, M17x, M14x and M11x
Permalink |Related Posts: | Email this | Comments