Tag Archives: site

Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch-up

The “Apps & Entertainment” page on the official Android site revealed something interesting earlier in the week. There was a tablet that appeared to be somewhere between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in size. Naturally, speculation went to an 8-inch model and dubbed it the Nexus 8. That said, it looks like Google has done a bit of touch up on that tablet.

76e541b73a0x3591.jpg Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch up

The image that was seen earlier in the week is sitting above. Courtesy of Ron Amadeo, there is a nice side-by-side of the before and after as well. That comparison can be seen below and as you will notice, the finger placement by the back button has shifted. What that picture doesn’t fully show though, the bezel around the tablet has changed in size.

10f1c4494822 42.jpg Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch up

The image that was discovered earlier in the week had the tablet with a rather thin bezel. After this touch-up, the tablet is sporting a much thicker bezel. Given we have heard little in terms of a Nexus 8 up until this point, it seems more than likely this was a poor image editing job to begin with, and Google has just made adjustments to stop the chatter.

Of course, on the flip side, by Google having made an adjustment, that will likely only have some believing they did so to hide the accidental outing of the Nexus 8. After all, this would not be the first time Google revealed a device. They did the same with a Kit Kat statue video — it showed the Nexus 5.

Just to keep the conspiracy alive, there was a recent Bluetooth SIG filing that highlighted an 8-inch tablet. The filing was discovered about a week back and had the LG-V510. Time will tell the eventual outcome here, but we are likely to side with Google sticking with a 7-inch and 10-inch variety for the Nexus tablet line.

Go here to read the rest:
Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch-up

ico tag Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch up Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , ,

Del.icio.us

delicious Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch up
Facebook
facebook icon Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch up
Digg
digg Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch up

  


RSS Copyright © Hottest Mobile Phone News & Reviews | PhoneInferno [Nexus 8 image on Android site given a touch-up], All Right Reserved. 2013.
Powered by Readers From RSS 2 Blog

Hottest Mobile Phone News & Reviews | PhoneInferno

Google introduces Helpouts, a Hangouts-powered live assistance site

Helpouts

If you are looking for expert assistance online, there is no shortage of existing options. While some of these ‘help’ sites use a Q&A format, others offer email, voice or even video-conferencing as a means to communicate with an expert. Still, most of the current offerings are quite limited in terms of infrastructure or potential reach. That’s where Google comes in with its newly announced ‘Helpouts’ service.

Like other expert help services, Helpouts is designed to connect people to experts with knowledge across a variety of topics, including home and garden, education, cooking, computers and electronics. So what sets this apart from similar services? The key difference is that Google’s offering leans on the existing Google+ and Google Hangouts infrastructure.

The key difference between Google Helpouts and existing alternatives is that Google’s offering leans on the existing Google+ and Google Hangouts infrastructure.

While the service isn’t live just yet, Google is currently asking interested experts to head over to the Helpouts website and sign up. Of course Google isn’t just taking just anyone who claims to be an expert. The company will require a copy of your qualifications before it approves your application.

It’s worth noting that the expert help won’t necessarily come just from individuals, Google will also allow small, medium and large businesses to offer their services through the platform.

Once an expert is signed up, Google will allow them to offer their services for a per-session fee, per-minute or gratis. Aspects such as scheduling, rankings, payment and client-matching will then be handled completely by Google. In exchange for its services, Google takes a 20 percent cut of all expert earnings.

That might sound a bit steep to some, but it really isn’t. There are a lot of costs to think about here, including the bandwith, servers, marketing and the fact that Google is providing an 100% moneyback guarantee for anyone not happy with the help they received.

So what do you think, is this something that you’ve been dreaming of ever since Google Hangouts first went live? If so, you might want to sign-up now to receive an alert notifying you when the site finally goes live to the general public.

Android Authority

HTC One mini listing shows up on GFXBench web site, confirms long-rumored specs

HTC One Mini benchmark
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a bunch of new info pop up about the upcoming HTC One mini, a downsized version of the flagship HTC One. We’ve named it as one of several Android devices worth waiting out for, and for good reason. The rumored specs are really not that bad, and a recent appearance on the GFXBench web site confirms this.

A page for the HTC One mini recently appeared on the GFXBench web site, revealing some info about the phone’s technical specs, as well as its 3D graphics performance when compared with its big brother, the HTC One, through a couple of benchmarks.

The benchmark listing’s info matches what we already know. It says the HTC One mini uses the model name “m4″ and will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. Also, its processor will have a minimum CPU frequency of 384MHz and a maximum CPU frequency of 1.4GHz. Its GPU is identified as the Adreno 305, as it should be with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC.

Interestingly, the incomplete benchmark results tell us that the HTC One mini performs, on average, about 60%-70% lower than the HTC One when it comes to 3D graphics. But then again, that’s what it’s supposed to do, and it shouldn’t really have all that power given that it has modest specs — starting with its use of a 720p HD (1280×720 pixels) screen.

There may be more of the HTC One mini that we have yet to see. Its rumored release date is supposed to be in August, which is less than a month from today, so perhaps the leaks will be even more frequent in the coming weeks.

Are you waiting for the HTC One mini? Which of its rumored qualities so far do you find most exciting? Let’s hear your thoughts on it below.

    




Android Authority

AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site

The brand new flagship HTC One smartphone surely is an impressive handset, but we know many of you have been waiting and wondering if the bootloader would be unlocked, or at least unlockable using the HTCdev site. While HTC has been better lately about unlocking many devices bootloaders, they have a dev edition up for sale leading many to believe the One would be locked down.

b94245a7a904x540.jpg AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site

However today the news broke over on XDA that the official HTC Dev bootloader unlock site that was released last year will let you unlock the bootloader on the One. At least for now. We are not sure at this point if the initial release software from AT&T and HTC allow it and this will be closed, or if HTC indeed plans on allowing this device to be fully unlocked with the appropriate channel.

For now it appears that the device will be able to be unlocked and free from HTC and AT&T’s handcuffs. From there users will be able to root and do as they please and flash all types of custom ROM’s for the handset. CM10.1 on the One sure would be nice, right. Hopefully things stay this way for the impressive new device. And hey, maybe this is why Verizon opted to pass on getting the HTC One – it wouldn’t surprise me.

Once the device becomes available to the mass public in the coming weeks on AT&T we’ll find out for sure if things will stay this way, or if AT&T and HTC will patch this up and lock her down. The unlocked developer model goes on sale April 23rd. In the meantime if you managed to get one early this weekend, head to the HTCDev site and give it a try.

[via Droid-Life]

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : One
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : AT&T
    Announced Date : February 19, 2013
    Release Date : March 29, 2013
    Also Known As : HTC M7

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.7 Inch
  • Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.41 Inch
  • Width : 2.68 Inch
  • Depth : 0.36 Inch
  • Weight : 143 Grams
Battery & Power

    Battery Type:

  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 2300 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software

    Android OS:

  • 4.2.x
    Audio Playback:

  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:

  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:

  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : Snapdragon 600
    CPU Clock Speed : 1700 Mhz
    Core : 4
    Ram : 2000 MB
    Internal Storage : 32 GB
    Front Facing Camera :474e3c627dcw yes.gif AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site
    Camera Resolution : 4 MP
    Camera Features:

  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :f30a2b22b5acw no.gif AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site
Cellular Network

    Network Technology:

  • GSM
    GSM Band:

  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity

    Wi-Fi:

  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
    Bluetooth:

  • A2DP
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:

  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :f30a2b22b5acw no.gif AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site
    NFC :474e3c627dcw yes.gif AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site

861a829e0eoader1.gif AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site

See the rest here:
AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site

ico tag AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Del.icio.us

delicious AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site
Facebook
facebook icon AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site
Digg
digg AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site

  


RSS Copyright © Hottest Mobile Phone News & Reviews | PhoneInferno [AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked by HTCdev site], All Right Reserved. 2013.
Powered by Readers From RSS 2 Blog

Hottest Mobile Phone News & Reviews | PhoneInferno