"Since Motorola was acquired by a certain tech giant last year, its new owner hasn't had a particularly strong impact on the way it does business. Not too long ago, in fact, Motorola dealt another brag-hand of Droids, but there was something distinct about the Moto X that followed them. The first evidence of a change in direction, perhaps. In the same vein, the recently announced Moto G feels very much like a Google phone, and it makes a ton of sense." Read more here:
The Android-powered YotaPhone, which features an LCD display on one side and an e-ink display on the other, is set to go on sale “internationally” before the year is out. Unlike a traditional smartphone, the YotaPhone’s dual screen allows users to view (or mirror) content using the rear-mounted e-ink display, which the company says results in a much longer overall battery life than using just an LCD display. Moving to the more traditional spec list, the YotaPhone will arrive sporting Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, a dual core 1.7GHz processor, and a 4.3-inch 720 x 1280 pixel display on the front and a 4.3-inch 360×640 EPD, 16 grayscale display and a capacitive touch section below the EPD for gesture controls Although already announced for Russia, the YotaPhone, is set for full international release in the first week of December, according to a spokesperson for the company. via thenextweb.com
"People all around the world want to be a part of the mobile Internet so they can access the world’s information, share, and connect with the things that matter to them. But the smartphone industry has relegated hundreds of millions of smartphone buyers to second-class status, preventing them from experiencing the mobile Internet at its best. That’s because price-conscious consumers who don’t want to pay $600 or more for high-end smartphones have been left with two bad options. The first is to buy cheap, new smartphones made with second-rate technology that don’t do justice to modern apps and experiences like navigation, video chat and games. The second is to buy “low cost” versions of premium products that were released two or three years ago and are already obsolete." Read more inside..
"Just in time for Halloween, we have two new treats for Android fans. First, we're excited to unwrap our latest platform release, KitKat, which delivers a smarter, more immersive Android experience to even more people. And second, we're introducing Nexus 5-a new Nexus phone developed with LG. The first thing you'll notice about KitKat is we've made the experience much more engaging: the book you're reading, the game you're playing, or the movie you're watching-now all of these take center stage with the new immersive mode, which automatically hides everything except what you really want to see." Read more inside..
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No plugins are needed whatsoever! (no flash, no java, no unity3d, nothing…) All the latest desktop browsers support WebGL but I have seen many differences.
Firefox 25: Firefox runs wenGL nicely and fast in Mac but in Windows 8 64bit its not hardware accelerated and sometimes it crashes.
Chrome 30: Chrome runs stable and fast WebGL everywhere.
Opera 17: Opera was a nice surprise. It was the fastest of them all in Windows 8 64.
Safari: Safari supports WebGL but it’s inactivated. You have to activate it first and then try it. It was average speed but music was not playing at all.
Explorer in Windows 8.1: It says WebGL is supported (horeyyyy Microsoft) but I haven’t tried that yet.
Nice to see WebGL matures into mainstream browsers. The time is right for more developers to drop flash and start developing for WebGL. Congratulations to the Crazysoft team
"Setting a new milestone in the evolution of the smartphone, LG Electronics (LG) today officially took the wraps off the LG G Flex, a smartphone curved to follow the contour of the face, the first device to offer such a design in the smartphone market. The latest device in LG's premium G Series, the G Flex incorporates proprietary innovations from other LG companies in the form of the display and battery that have never been seen before. The LG G Flex also boasts new user experience (UX) features that take advantage of the curved form factor." Read more inside..
BlackBerry today announced that version 10.2 of its operating system has started rolling out across the globe, adding a slew of features to the company’s BlackBerry 10 devices. The update is arriving this week in Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Latin America is slated to get 10.2 starting in November while the US can expect it sometime “this winter.” To update your smartphone to BlackBerry 10.2, just wait until you get the alert in the notifications section of the BlackBerry Hub. Alternatively, you can manually check for software updates by heading to the System Settings menu and selecting Software Updates. While the download will happen in the background so you can keep using your smartphone as it downloads, BlackBerry recommends you make a backup of your data just in case." Read more here:
"Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner-making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features." Read more inside..
"Today at Nokia World: Abu Dhabi, Nokia unveiled six new devices alongside new accessories, Nokia experiences and third-party developer applications. Nokia introduced its first ever Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, and launched a portfolio of large screen Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 1520 and 1320. Three new Asha models – including the first 3G device in the Asha Platform family of smartphones – deliver industry leading design, new vibrant colors and a more intuitive user interface, all at an accessible price. Building on Nokia's industry-leading innovation in imaging, the latest range of Lumia and Asha products enables people to capture and share the world around them like never before. Nokia also showed new accessories to make life easier and more fun, and announced an array of new Nokia and third-party applications which enhance the Asha and Lumia experience." Read more inside..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced GALAXY ROUND, the world's first curved display smartphone. Samsung has been a mobile display innovator by introducing color TFT-LCD, AMOLED, and Super AMOLED flexible display for its mobile product. With this pioneering curved display technology, GALAXY ROUND blends the latest smartphone screen innovations with unique design features. The sleek and thin Samsung GALAXY ROUND which equipped with a 5.7" Full HD Super AMOLED with 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g offers a comfortable hand grip feeling to user, and exclusive experiences of curved display.Read more inside..
ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, will go head to head with leading tablet brands with today’s release of three high-quality, fully loaded tablets: The ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD, ARCHOS 101 Platinum and ARCHOS 80b Platinum. The Platinum tablets have everything to meet your needs at a price competitive to current market options arriving during October.
“As a pioneer in the portable technology market, our company philosophy has always been to provide innovative solutions to consumers at the best price possible,” says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “It is our intention to strengthen this philosophy by directly challenging the current leading tablet brands with a high quality product that has the best specs and aesthetic design available at a lower price. The combination of features and design of the 97b Platinum HD and 101 Platinum tablets will put them in front of the iPad 4 and Galaxy tab3’s at a better price.” Read more inside..
Amazon today introduced the third generation of Kindle Fire—the all-new Kindle Fire HDX. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets combine groundbreaking hardware, the latest version of Fire OS, and exclusive new features and services like X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. Learn more inside,,
"Oppo has just announced its latest smartphone in a special event in Beijing, China. It's called the Oppo N1 and runs the latest version of the company's home-brewed Color OS based on Android 4.2.The Oppo N1 is built around a 5.9" IPS display of full HD resolution, which equals out to a pixel density of 377 pixels per inch. The display is super sensitive and allows you to use gloves and even pens, just like the Sony Xperia Z1.
Below the display there are 3 capacitive Android keys - back, home and menu. The whole phone is made of plastic and will be available in two color options - black and white. The Oppo N1 sports either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, but sadly, there's no microSD card slot." Read more inside..
"LG has officially announced the , the company’s latest smartphone in the Vu series. It has a a 5.2-inch (1280 x 960 pixels) HD + IPS display at 4:3 aspect ratio, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera. Even though the phone has a larger display, the size of the phone would be similar, and is just 0.2 inches larger than it’s predecessor, says the company." Read more inside..
BlackBerry today introduced the new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry's biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5" display and the largest battery yet on a BlackBerry smartphone. It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you're there and collaborate with ease."The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone builds on the solid foundation and engaging user experience of the BlackBerry 10 platform with features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, its exceptional touchscreen keyboard and industry leading browser," said Carlo Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Products at BlackBerry. "The smartphone rounds out the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and is designed for people looking for a smartphone that excels at communications, messaging and productivity. Having apps like the full Documents To Go suite that comes preinstalled, together with its 5" touch display, the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone gives you a best in class productivity experience on the go." Read more inside..