Ahead of the much-anticipated debut of Android 4.4 KitKat are even more shots of Google's next flagship Nexus phone and the OS update.
Italian tech site Tutto Android has an extensive gallery of the device with notes on what's new or different. That list includes tweaked voice activated search, a new camera shortcut from the lock screen, a different app drawer, and a camera that appears to use image stabilization.
The Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat are less than a week away, according to new rumors. Word on the street is that the new phone and next Android update explode onto the scene together on October 15 -- next Tuesday.
That date comes from whispers around the campfire at Google Launchpad, a two week-long event run by the Big G for helping startups to develop their business. However, with no formal press event scheduled on 15th, it could just be the usual idle speculation that flows around every major phone launch.
At the event, developers have been … Read more
Jelly Bean is now on close to half of all the Android devices tracked on Google Play, according to Google's Android developer dashboard.
Stats gathered during the seven days ended October 2 revealed Jelly Bean with a 48.6 percent slice of the market. Specifically, version 4.1.x accounted for 36.5 of all devices, leaving version 4.2.x with 10.6 percent and version 4.3 with 1.5 percent.
The flow rate of Nexus 5 leaks is rapidly accelerating as we near an inevitable reveal. The latest come in the form of a log file that confirms much of what we've already heard in terms of specs, but brings a few new surprises.
The log appears to confirm previous suspicions that the new pure Google phone will come with the necessary guts for wireless charging, as previously revealed in FCC filings.
Also found in the log, which MyCE obtained and combed through for us, is a reference to Miracast. This Android mirroring technology allows you to wirelessly "throw" your Android screen to a TV. … Read more
Congrats to Nels S. of St. Paul, Minn., for winning a pair of HiFiMan HE-400 headphones in last week's giveaway. If you like geek toys, this week's prize will have you flying high.
We've got an Elev-8 Quadcopter Kit from electronics manufacturer Parallax. The kit includes a frame, mounting hardware, motors, speed controllers, propellers, and a control board for flight stabilization. You just need to provide the battery and the RC radio equipment (Parallax recommends a six-channel RC radio).
This kit's not for beginners, as building and flying this baby requires a moderate amount of mechanical skill. Once it's put together, the flyer measures about 3 feet by 3 feet and weighs 2.5 pounds. You can use it for land mapping and surveying, taking aerial video, or just looking cool. … Read more
It still isn't quite official just yet, but a growing Great Lake of leaks points to a powerful new Nexus 5 that will hold its own against the iPhone 5S and other top Android phones.
A few leaked benchmark tests have the Nexus 5 scoring at the head of the class in graphics performance. The Nexus 5 is expected to pack an Adreno 330 GPU, and according to GFXBench's data (as parsed by Phone Arena), it should perform on par with the GPU in the new iPhone 5S. It also outperforms the Sony Xperia Z1 and, perhaps most interestingly, the LG G2, which the Nexus 5 is rumored to be based on.… Read more
The answer: a Nexus 5 made by LG that will drop next month, if a report from Digitimes on Wednesday is to be believed.
The Taiwan-based site and its supply chain sources seem to be further confirming what's now been suspected for several weeks -- a Nexus 5 is just around the corner. … Read more
If you're looking for a start in home automation that's free from fuss -- and, more importantly, free from monthly fees -- then you might want to consider the Insteon Starter Kit, available for $119 exclusively at Best Buy. Insteon claims that with its line of automation products and its free smartphone app, "your home is with you wherever you go."
You should temper your expectations here, as the Starter Kit, with its two LampLinc dimmers and the router-esque Insteon Hub, will only allow you to automate a pair of lamps. Automating just two lamps is … Read more