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CES 2013: Polaroid announces an Android camera

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Android, News | 0 comments

CES 2013: Polaroid announces an Android camera

We talked a few weeks ago when it was only a rumor, now it’s official: Polaroid announces an Android camera. The camera runs on Android 4.1 and has a sensor of 18.1 million pixels capable of shoot 1080p video at 60 frames per second. It will have Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth. The 3.5″ display is significantly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Camera which can be an advantage in terms of autonomy. The iM1386, since it is his name is announced at a price of 399 $ with 10-30mm lens. we ignore for the moment the release...

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Corning will present Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Corning will present Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013

Corning did not wait for the start of CES 2013 to reveal the Gorilla Glass 3 (the new generation of glass for electronic equipment) will be presented, and we provide details concerning its characteristics. The presentation in question will take place Monday, January 7 during the conference Corning. Even if it’s officially, we have to wait this conference for knowing the Gorilla Glass 3 specifications, Corning has already communicated the fact that improvements have been made at the molecular level, to significantly reduce the spread of defects, and the visibility of scratches on the screen. The result of these improvements is a glass three times more resistant to scratches, a reduction of 40% of visible scratches, and glass 50% stronger after a fault against the Gorilla Glass 2. Even if manufacturers of smartphones and tablets care rarely about that their terminals being equipped with Gorilla glass, you must know that this is the case of models known as the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity HTC One X One X + and One S, LG Optimus 7 and the three generations of Samsung Galaxy S. The complete list is available here. Source...

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The Android SDK has never been free

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Android, News | 0 comments

The Android SDK has never been free

It is time to restore the truth. You’ve probably read left or right the Android SDK was not “free”. In fact, the software development kit (SDK) for Android and Android are two different things, the first was always a “proprietary”, while the second is still “free”. The controversy arose after the license update to use the Android SDK. This software development kit (SDK) provides the tools for developers to develop Android applications. Google has indeed updated the license to use the Android SDK by adding this sentence: “You may not use the SDK for Any purpose not permitted by this Expressly License Agreement” This update has not made the SDK into proprietary software … Android has always been proprietary. In fact, Google just wants to prevent “fork” of the SDK from being developed. Because the SDK is open source, which means that anyone can download and modify the source code. This is where it gets stuck: do not confuse “open source” and “free.” Free software is software whose use, study, change and duplication for distribution are permitted, technically and legally. Android is free (cf. AOSP), at least for another four years. In this respect, we can consider Android as a “Free Software” (Apache 2.0 license). Finally, note that it is not “100% free” for Android (as you know on your smartphone) contains some non-free libraries. In short, open source designation is actually related to a method of development and diffusion. While that “Free Software” is a concept more “philosophical” related to the distribution and ownership. Attention to this distinction! There is a free Android SDK, it’s Replicant (API level 15 compatible)....

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LG announces seven new TVs with Google TV for 2013

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Android, News | 0 comments

LG announces seven new TVs with Google TV for 2013

We’ll know more in the upcoming CES 2013, but LG has already announced a range of seven new televisions for the this year, which in turn all Google TV. This announcement demonstrates the intention of the Korean firm to invest more in the Google OS for connected TVs. The TVs ranges GA6400 and GA7900 will be available in 5 diagonal screens (42, 47, 50, 55 and 60 inches). The first visuals suggest a striking design based finesse feet (I mean the TV eh?). The remote control has also been the subject of much attention, since it is said that it will allow easier input text via a full keyboard, voice recognition via built-in microphone, as well as the recognition of movements. The models should be a commercial launch in the U.S. in the first half of 2013, followed by global availability in the following months. The year 2013 will it be that the democratization of Google TV and connected TVs?...

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The 13 must-have Applications for your Android Tablet

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Android, Android Apps, Apps, News | 0 comments

The 13 must-have Applications for your Android Tablet

The tablet market is busily increasing right now, here is the most popular apps in the store : News360 for Tablets (Free) News360 gathers news articles and blog posts around the web and, by learning what you enjoy, brings you content that you’ll find interesting and important. As you discover and read great stories, the artificial intelligence behind News360 learns what kinds of articles you prefer and, with your permission, can analyze how you use Facebook, Twitter and other services to help tailor the news feeds to your interests. The more you use News360 – the smarter it gets. In addition, for every major story, News360 provides coverage from all possible sources combining text, photography and video to give you a full, 360° view of the issues and to help you identify bias and inaccuracy. Pocket (Free) When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection. New York Times, Business Week, and TechCrunch call it “DVR for the web.” Previously the #1 paid Android news app, now free! Use Pocket when you discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You can read an article during a flight, see a web page while you wait in line or watch a video while relaxing at home. Splashtop 2 – Remote Desktop (Free) Splashtop is the easiest and fastest remote desktop app to access your Windows or Mac from your Android phone or tablet, anywhere, anytime! Get full access to ALL your applications (e.g. office documents, Email, IE, FireFox, Chrome with full Flash/Jave support, Photoshop), PC or Mac games (e.g. Civ5, Diablo III), video (1080P), and documents on your computer over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G with intuitive touch experience (supporting Windows 8 gestures seamlessly). It’ll be like having a computer on your Android phone or tablet! Over 10 million users are enjoying Splashtop today, and you should too! Springpad (Free) Save what you love, organize it into smart notebooks, collaborate with others and share it with the world. Your life will never be the same. Save anything, from anywhere. – Collect things you find on the go or on the web. – Clip an article, snap a photo, scan a barcode, record a voice memo or save a nearby place. – Access the things you save from any of your devices. SwiftKey 3 Tablet Keyboard ($3.99) SwiftKey 3 Tablet understands how words work together, giving much more accurate corrections and predictions than other keyboards. Very sloppy typing will magically make sense, even if you miss spaces, and SwiftKey 3 Tablet also predicts your next words. SwiftKey 3 Tablet learns the words and phrases you use, and how you interact with your keyboard as you use it, to make typing easier and even more accurate over time. You can also personalize it using your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or blog posts. SwiftKey is among Android’s best selling apps for a reason — it transforms your keyboard, making typing a breeze and saving you hassle every day. Lilypad ($0.99) LilyPad HD is the first floating instant messaging app for your Android tablet! With LilyPad HD,...

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Facebook Messenger just updated to add voice messages

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Apps, iPhone, iPhone Apps, News | 0 comments

Facebook Messenger just updated to add voice messages

Facebook Messenger just updated to version 2.1 which brings two new interesting new features. you can now sending voice message. Once the button “Record Voice” selected, a new record button appears. Simply press and keep talking. Once finished, simply release the button and the voice message is sent. Free calls to your friends directly from the application are also available. The social network announced that this feature will be gradually launched in the coming weeks. To use the service, Canadian users will be able to log into their Messenger app, open a conversation with the person they want to call, hit the ‘i’ button in the top-right corner and selecting ‘Free Call.’ To send and receive calls, users will need to have the latest version of the app that is available today. What’s New in Version 2.1 : Send a quick voice message when you have more to say Call friends for free right from Messenger* Other improvements and bug...

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Ubuntu Announces its OS for Smartphones

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in News, Ubuntu Phone | 0 comments

Ubuntu Announces its OS for Smartphones

Sooner today we came to figure what Canonical was going to declare when the count down on their site came to zero. We first thought it could be more of Ubuntu for Android, but we were wrong, though. Ubuntu is operating well in your phones, it has configured for your smartphone,and it is also an unusual platform for a Linux operating system. It seems that a few improvements have been made to this most later version of the operating system and it is definitely something that is worth keeping track of. Everything at your fingertips Ubuntu uses simple natural swiping gestures from the edges of the screen to make it easier than ever to access your content and switch between apps. Every edge of the phone is used, letting you move faster between apps, settings and content. Content, not controls Swiping up from the bottom edge of the phone reveals app controls. You can hide or reveal them instantly, which means they don’t take up room on the screen, leaving you free to focus on the stuff that matters. Immerse yourself in your photos, web pages, music, messages and apps. Find anything, anywhere, instantly Just tell your phone what you’re looking for and watch the results come in. If it’s a person, you’ll see data from your email and phone contacts alongside Facebook friends and followers on Twitter. Looking for music? Ubuntu doesn’t just search your phone. It also searches online retailers including Amazon and the Ubuntu One Music Store, putting the whole world of music at your fingertips, alongside your personal collection. Your phone will find it, let Ubuntu do the work A life in pictures The Gallery makes it easier than ever to organise, find and share your photos. Every shot is instantly uploaded to your Ubuntu One personal cloud account, making it available on all your devices – including those running iOS, Android and Windows. and more.. watch the video :...

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Google Glass: From dream to reality!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Google Glass: From dream to reality!

The announcement had the effect of the bomb in 2012: Google working on Google Glass, a project of intelligent glasses. This project could come to public in 2013 with some changes from the promises of departure. At the first, Google Glass was this: Babak Parviz, the head of the project Google Glass confirms that Google is working hard to develop the hardware and software layer and deliver the first functional copies to developers from “early” 2013. An official communication we will reveal more about the progress in the next few months. Google teams currently working on the implementation of emission and reception of calls features. They also study the autonomy of glasses, mainly because of the consumer video and hope they can bring final autonomy for a full day. According Parviz, Google Glass does not include Ads programs – the users will not be overwhelmed by intrusive advertising promotions. Two bad news: The first is based on the augmented reality features are not implemented at launch. The two main objectives of Glass Google are able to exchange files quickly photos, share videos and find all kinds of information quickly. To do this, augmented reality is not a priority and would thus in a later version (or via a software update?). The second bad news concerns navigation, since the device will have a TouchPad. Although we don’t know yet about the shape of this famous TouchPad, this announcement clearly indicates that the glasses are not “fully” controllable by voice recognition or retinal movements of the head. for once, the “Cool Effect” concept that takes a beating. It may Google take up the challenge of presenting a pair of functional Glass Google at Google I/O 2013 that will be held from May 15 to May 17,2013? Discover the full interview Barak...

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iOS 7 begins showing up in apps logs along with new iPhone

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in iPhone, News, Rumors | 0 comments

iOS 7 begins showing up in apps logs along with new iPhone

Its only been a couple months that Apple’s iPhone 5 was released but as you all might know, such companies get straight to work in order to get the next best thing available for us within the given time, with that said.  Developers are beginning to see references to iOS 7 and a new iPhone in their app usage logs. According to The Next Web, one developer in particular has contacted them about the logs, and they report seeing references to both iOS 7, and a new iPhone model with an iPhone 6,1 identifier. No specifics on hardware or software features are shared in developer logs, but sources have indicated that Apple began working on the new version of iOS 7 towards the end of 2012 and is soon to finalise the features that will be included in its first public release. In the past, Apple has released developer seeds of its major operating system updates at its annual WWDC event, which is typically held in San Francisco in...

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Happy New Year from iFA!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Happy New Year from iFA!

iFoAndroid team would like to wish you, our readers, a very happy New Year! May 2013 be a great year, full of Apple and Android news. Thank you for continuing to allow us to do what we love every day, as none of this would be possible without your...

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