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While we have already seen the first Galaxy S4 benchmarks for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 GT-I9505 version (see our own detailed results here,) we’re yet to spot the Exynos 5 Octa out in the wild and take it for a similar benchmark run.
But it looks like Sam Mobile has already gotten some serious hands-on time with the Exynos 5 Octa-powered Galaxy S5 (GT-I9500,) running the latest firmware version. In the process, the publication performed some benchmark tests on the device including the popular AnTuTu and Quadrant.
Sam Mobile says it was “BLOWN [sic] away from the results [they] got,” with the Galaxy S4 “crushing” other 2013 flagship devices from the competition, including the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z. Here are some screenshots:
The GT-I9500 scored 27417 in AnTuTu and 12726 in Quadrant. In order to get a better idea of what that actually means, here’s our GT-I9505 AnTuTu benchmark results right alongside the performance of various other Android handsets in the same test:
Naturally, we’re going to point out that neither Galaxy S4 version is available in stores, and things may get further tweaked before Samsung launches its Galaxy S4 flavors in late April. We’ll be back with more benchmarking results for both the Exynos 5 Octa and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 versions down the road.
Which Galaxy S4 model would you like to buy?
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The Galaxy S4 will be available in 155 countries from 327 carriers starting with late April and now we have more details regarding the Italian Galaxy S4 launch.
Local Android blog Caotic.it has received a tip revealing such details from a trusted source that has some ties with Samsung Italia. The Galaxy S4 will be launched in Italy in the first two weeks of May, although an actual launch date is not available yet. The phone will cost €699 (European warranty) or €599 (Italy warranty).
This is the full price for the 16GB Galaxy S4 version, and according to the screenshot below, we’re looking at the Exynos 5 Octa model.
Like in several other markets, we expect plenty of local carriers to stock the handset in the coming months, although we have no details on subsidized Galaxy S4 offers or carrier release dates at this time.
Are you buying the Galaxy S4, Italian Android fans?
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If you’re a fan of XMBC for Android and the XMBC project in general, then you’re going to love the latest bit of news published over at the XMBC Blog. The XMBC team says that they are going back to their usual monthly development cycle, which means that users can expect a new version of XMBC to come out each and every single month. In fact, right now, as most people are still getting acquainted with XMBC 12 – Frodo, the team as well as a number of other developers are already hard at work on making the next version, XMBC 13 – codenamed Gotham.
There is currently a call for those with highly-developed art skills to come up with the relevant version images now for when it finally comes out. And at the same time, “the brave” are also called upon to test the resulting build that comes out of all the work done by the end of the month, to help streamline the software development process.
For now the most stable build is still the most recent one — XMBC 12 – Frodo — and from the February changelog, the XMBC Team has pulled out a number of noteworthy highlights:
For those familiar with AirPlay for video and audio, this is quite similar, except now you don’t need to be using an iOS device to push your content. You just need to check the box to turn on your UPnP server in XBMC under System->Services->UPnP and you can send your media anywhere that supports it.
This first cycle includes a slew of Android improvements. For starters, XBMC now controls native Android audio, so users don’t have to close XBMC, turn the volume up, re-open XBMC, and finally listen to whatever they were listening to. Instead, the audio is controlled like any other Android app (thanks to mcrosson). Second, XBMC for Android is no longer stuck facing one direction. If you flip your Android device 180 degrees, XBMC will flip with it (thanks to montellese).
The local iOS keyboard is already the default keyboard for XBMC, but now it has even more utility. It can accept any text from any iOS language, and it also supports the iOS clipboard copy and paste feature (thanks to ulion).
Dev Montellese continues his breakneck work of improving the XBMC library. With this cycle, he has added tags for tv shows and musicvideos, and he has also made it possible for those individuals who like to pick and choose each piece of media art individually to add alternative artwork (landscape, banner, etc.) without needing to use an addon like the automated Artwork Downloader. To use this feature, click “Choose art” on a piece of media’s info screen, and then select “Add art” at the bottom.
If you would like to learn about all of the changes introduced in the most recent stable version, XMBC has a list of all February milestones gathered all in one page. And as always, you may contribute through either donations or offering support through the user forums and submitting your own bug reports.
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This update includes some quick fixes and performance tweaks
For those of you still rocking BlackBerry OS devices, Foursquare released a minor update today to version 5.5.9. While it only brings some quick fixes and performance tweaks, there’s nothing wrong with wanting the most current version on your device. Available for older OS’s that run 4.2 and higher be sure to grab it at the link below.
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Sony stole the show at this year’s CES, with a couple of great smartphone announcements, and while the Xperia Z may have been the star, the Sony Xperia ZL is no slouch, as long as no water is involved. In fact, if you aren’t someone who loses phones to water damage often, the Xperia ZL may be preferred, as it features a more compact design and a dedicated camera button, which some consumers may prefer, but has the same specifications as the Xperia Z. If you’ve been waiting for the Xperia ZL, the good news is that the device will be releasing very soon!
After confirmation that the Sony Xperia ZL will be launching in Russia, Germany, and Canada in March and April, we’re looking at a similar US release date as well, with the smartphone showing up on the official Sony Store, tagged “Coming Soon.” Also confirmed is the availability of a red version of the Xperia ZL, which has only been seen so far in images leaked online. Other color options include black and white. The model number (C6506) indicates that this is one of the 4G LTE versions, and the device will be available unlocked (sim-free).
Further adding to the confirmation of the imminent release, the Sony Xperia ZL has also shown up on PC Companion and the Sony Update Service.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Sony Xperia ZL -
- 5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution
- 1.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
- 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
- 2,370 mAh battery
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
The Sony Xperia ZL has been pushed to the background with the Xperia Z stealing the spotlight, but it’s still a beautifully-designed smartphone with amazing specifications, and if water-resistance and the tempered-glass finish of the Xperia Z aren’t must-haves, the Xperia ZL could prove to be the slightly cheaper, but equally good, alternative.
Still undecided? Check out our hands-on comparison of the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL -
Will you be picking up the Sony Xperia ZL when it is released, or would you rather buy the Xperia Z? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Irvine, California – Mobile CAD Inc. announces the release of vueCAD(R), the professional CAD viewer for the iPad, version 4.5 is now available in the Apple App Store.
Control the 3D model with a finger – zoom, pan, rotate and explode. Explore an assembly with tree view and turn on/off subassemblies and parts. Extract dimensions with measure. Slice or section a part to see its internals. Instantly change the background, transparency, textures, and drawing colors, then markup and share a screenshot immediately via email. Turn on the camera to view your design within our real world or change the render engine to see blueprint-style with hidden line. Build your own custom mobile solution using the vueCAD(R) engine.
vueCAD(R) supports all major mesh formats including STL, PLY, OBJ, Blender, Collada and many of the Autodesk formats. Available as in-app purchases, users can add support for STEP, JT, IGES, SolidWorks, Catia V5 / V4 / CGR, Unigraphics, Pro/E, Autodesk Inventor, SolidEdge, VDA, ACIS and Parasolids.
New in version 4.5 is support for assemblies, a tree view for visibility control, new functionality for sectioning, and an extraordinary, new render engine with the ability to show blueprint-style with hidden line and cartoon or cell shading. Additional render styles will be included in future releases.
More than model visualization, vueCAD is a mobile CAD platform for building custom solutions. Filip Peters, CTO for Mobile CAD Inc. states, “We have built a mobile CAD engine to maintain the CAD history, CAD objects and CAD properties on the mobile device. More than a viewer, vueCAD has been used as a platform to create all sorts of custom mobile solutions that require CAD data at the core. From mobile sales tools to laser control systems, any mobile application that requires CAD can be built on top of vueCAD.”
Frank Ruotolo, President of Mobile CAD Inc. gives a brief history of the company’s path, “Five years ago, we set out to solve a specific problem, a Metrology problem, how to evaluate errors between laser scans and the CAD model using a mobile device. We began by creating a mobile CAD viewer, added CAD importers such as STEP and JT and later Catia and other formats. As an intermediate step, we released vueCAD(R) for the mobile market. But our most interesting work has been the custom solutions we’ve built. Our customers, typically large manufacturers in the Aerospace, Automotive and Medical industries, require a solution that is comfortable with large assemblies, can visualize millions of triangles, accepts data from any CAD system in its native format, and adapts to their needs whether it’s as a new tool for their Sales team, a verification system for their Shipping & Receiving department, or a laser control system on the production floor.”
Mr. Ruotolo continues, “CAD on a mobile device is still being defined. What we do know is that mobile CAD is much more than CAD on a small screen. Today’s mobile devices come with all kinds of sensor technologies beyond anything found in a PC that are opening the doors to new solutions everyday such as the Augmented Reality custom engineering projects we’ve created. vueCAD(R) is the ideal platform for mobile software solutions from design to manufacturing to quality control. Add the mobile device’s gyroscopes, accelerometers, and camera, and vueCAD(R) is extended into Augmented Reality with great success.”
About Mobile CAD Inc.:
Formerly known as Titansan Engineering, dba Mobile CAD and based in Irvine, California, Mobile CAD Inc specializes in mobile CAD and next generation productivity applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows devices. From design to manufacturing to quality control, Mobile CAD Inc. delivers an unmatched combination of CAD expertise, manufacturing know-how, and intuitive mobile software. For more information visit vueCAD online.
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 67.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
vueCAD 4.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Business category. Additional CAD importers are in-app purchases and vary in price from .99 to 9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
Titansan Engineering Inc, based in Newport Beach, California, specializes in mobile CAD and next generation productivity applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows devices. From design to manufacturing to quality control, Titansan delivers an unmatched combination of CAD expertise, manufacturing know-how, and intuitive mobile software. For more information visit vueCAD online and the Titansan website. Copyright (C) 2013 Titansan Engineering Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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Fairfield, Ohio – AppAdvice online declared the original Back & Forth as an Essential App in their Best Word Search Games for iPad article and word game lovers have given an average 4.5 stars rating across all App Stores. Now with Back & Forth 2 v.1.0, you can ignore all those accolades and try the game for free!
Back & Forth 2 is fresher, leaner and meaner in addition to being free!
Fresher – Over 134,000 words, 24 new single player puzzles, 25 new leader boards including a new overall leader board.
Leaner – A redesigned interface gets you into the game faster and the universal interface now supports the iPhone 5 and looks amazing on the iPad Retina or iPad Mini.
Meaner – Now featuring a special puzzle in each volume that will drive you truly mad. A board with 24 K’s or 28 Z’s or 34 B’s? Seriously? Yes- and there is a perfect solution that will clear the board and push you to your limits.
Free – Volume 4 (8 puzzles) are included for free along with a trial of Daily Blitz, a 3-minute timed game where you play against the world.
Want more? No coins or endless purchases to buy, just a single unlock fee of .99 USD unlocks daily blitz, daily breeze, volumes 5 & 6 and two player mode!
So why wait? Download on the App Store now and use the power of gravity, in every direction to dynamically change your board as you spell words forwards, backwards, vertically, horizontally & diagonally. With a simple twist of your device, gravity pulls on the tiles and drops them in new patterns. Rearrange your tiles further through the signature “Back & Forth” move where one simple swipe forces two tiles to swap places.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 46.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Back & Forth 2 v.1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Larry Snyder specializes in iPad/iPhone game development operating out of Fairfield, Ohio. Larry considers himself a boardgame designer first and foremost, but his passion for programming and the world of opportunities created by the AppStore has given Larry a chance to live his dream as a game designer reaching a larger community of players than he ever thought possible. Copyright (C) 2013 Larry Snyder. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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The Chinese handset company TCL, which sells their phones under the Alcatel brand, has just announced what’s undoubtedly their 2013 flagship device. It has a 5 inch 1080p screen, quad core 1.2 GHz processor, 8 or 13 megapixel camera (depending on the market), 2,000 mAh battery, and it’s just 7.1 mm thin.
There’s just one problem. When I see this thing, I instantly get reminded of HTC’s Butterfly. The Butterfly and the Idol X don’t just share a common design language, they look like the exact same device. Alcatel also went one step further and copied Nokia’s color palette for their Windows Phone devices.
What else is there to know about this thing? It doesn’t have 4G LTE, so you can forget about it ever hitting America’s shores, and it’s supposedly going to ship in July. In case you can’t count, that’s about five months away.
Why do companies do this to themselves? First Huawei with the P2, and now Alcatel with the Idol X. LG isn’t any better. The Optimus G is only now starting to hit Europe. Funny when you think about it because the G Pro comes out next month and there are already rumors about the G2, but I digress.
Can Alcatel win people’s hearts in Western markets? No. They don’t have the marketing budget for that. Sad to say this, but if you can’t put up a billboard in every important city in Europe and the United States, then your product isn’t going to move. Ask Coca-Cola how much money they drop just to remind people to drink brown sugar water.
The Evad3rs team have released another update for their hugely popular jailbreak tool known as evasi0n. The latest update sees mostly bug fixes surrounding boot up times of jailbroken devices; you should see a significant improvement with version 1.5. The update also offers a refreshed Cydia package list.
The team has also released an update that you can install via the Cydia jailbreak installer if you are already jailbroken; there is no need to re-jailbreak to get the latest version. Simply fire up Cydia and you should see an update 0.4 for Evasi0n.
The team certainly hasn’t rested on their laurels and have always been on the ball with updates to the evasi0n jailbreak tool. Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 6.1.2 and within hours, evasi0n was updated with full support for iOS 6.1.2; pretty impressive stuff.
If you need help with the jailbreak process itself, you can follow our guide linked below. Hit the source link to download the newest version of evasi0n.
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Evad3rs update the evasi0n jailbreak tool to version 1.5, now offers improved boot times
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We have seen various leaked Galaxy Note Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean builds in the last few months, but it looks like Samsung is finally ready to rollout the official update to its first-gen phablet.
In case you happen to own the international Galaxy Note version (model number GT-N7000) then you’ll be able to update either via KIES or over-the-air (OTA). You’re looking for build JZO54K, which is most likely going to be rolled out in stages.
Sam Mobile says that the update is already available in Asia – specifically in Hong Kong and Taiwan – but you can expect your country to get it soon as well. Not to mention that you can always choose to manually update your device, by getting the appropriate firmware.
AT&T Galaxy Note owners, and everyone else that has a carrier-branded version, you may have to wait a while longer for your mobile operator to release the update. But it can’t be long now.
Have you officially upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean?