Thursday, May 14, 2015

Render of 4G LTE Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon spotted

US based Verizon network operator has been quietly working to roll out a new Microsoft Lumia device. While the preparations for launch are happening behind closed doors, a render of the Microsoft Lumia 735 with Verizon branding and 4G LTE capability was spotted online.
The Verizon version of the Lumia 735 will run Windows 8.1 out of the box and will be upgradable to Windows 10 Mobile once that will be released.

We had reported about spotting the Lumia 735 with Verizon’s 4G LTE support back in November. And now the first render of this mid-range Windows Phone soaring in the wild makes us wonder what is taking so long for Verizon to out it.
The Lumia 735 features a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 6.7MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and packs a 2,200 mAh battery. We are not sure if Verizon’s Lumia 735 will carry the same specifications or have some hardware bumps.

LG's new Windows Phone handset said to go on sale next week

The Lancet, LG's upcoming Windows Phone device which was spotted listed on the company's official website a few weeks ago, will be available on Verizon starting May 21, according to a leaked internal memo first reported by PhoneArena

Specs-wise, the low-end device is powered by the Snapdragon 410 SoC, featuring a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, and sports a 4.5-inch 480x854 touchscreen. It is said to come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal memory (of which half should be user-accessible), and packs in a 2,100 mAh battery.
In terms of camera, the Lancet has an 8 MP rear unit, and a VGA selfie snapper. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, and comes with features such as KnockOn (double tap to wake or sleep), as well as Soft Light and Gesture Shot for camera.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Analyst believes Apple will introduce Rose Gold iPhone 6s

Apple is in the luxury product business now with the Watch Edition, so KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the next-gen iPhone could come in Rose Gold. What he isn’t sure about though is whether this will be gold, the color, or gold, the metal.
Current iPhones use yellow gold-colored aluminum, while the top-end Apple Watch has a case made of real gold (mixed with ceramics). The price for such a gilded iPhone is uncertain, but the $10,000 starting point of the watch is probably a good guideline.
The iPhone 6s Plus might borrow another building block from the Watch Edition – sapphire glass. This depends on whether or not it can pass the drop test, says Kuo.
Apple is reportedly concentrating on durability with the upcoming iPhone models (due this September) and is redesigning the interior to make the handsets harder to bend.

Additional features suggested by the analyst include Force Touch (found on the Watch and the new MacBook), an upgrade to a 12MP camera and superior sound.
There's also something Kuo believes we won't see – a 4" iPhone. The mandatory "mini iPhone" rumors have already started, but if he's right we're in for another round of 4.7" and 5.5" devices.
Source | Via

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Apple iOS 8.4 beta is now seeding to registered developers

Less than a week after it released iOS 8.3 to the general public, Apple released iOS 8.4 beta to registered developers. The new firmware brings a redesigned Music application to the Cupertino giant’s mobile platform.

The new Music app for iOS features an all-new, sleeker design, as well as MiniPlayer feature. The latter allows you to control playback while browsing to your music collection.
Recently added albums and playlists now appear on top of the user’s music library. Discovering music via iTunes Radio has also been made easier via hand-curated and featured stations.
The app’s Now Playing interface has been overhauled with larger artwork. Users can also see what song from their library is coming next.
Finally, the new Music for iOS has a Global Search option. It allows users to search for songs and iTunes Radio stations from anywhere within the app.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The 16MP f/1.8 camera of the LG G4 was developed in-house

The 16MP main camera module of the upcoming LG G4 has been designed in-house. The Korean giant’s components manufacturing arm, LG Innotek developed the high-end sensor, which is already in mass production.
LG’s innovative camera unit has a wide f/1.8 aperture. The latter allows the camera to receive 80% more light than the already stellar 13MP snapper found in LG G3.

The 16MP main camera of LG G4 has been paired with an 8MP front-facing unit. The new front-facing camera utilizes a state of the art ultra-thin IR filter.
LG G4 will debut later this month, on April 28. The Korean manufacturer already confirmed that the smartphone will feature a new-generation 5.5” QHD display.