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Soon, the LG Optimus G Pro will also be featuring innovative technology such as those that are allegedly found on the Samsung S IV like eye recognition and other capabilities.


The Optimus G Pro is one of the leading smartphones in the market today and the company also promises upgrades that will improve the phone's use. Hands-free movie playback and smart scrolling are also very likely to be integrated and is clearly the direction that most smart phones are going.


Perhaps the most important thing that users are waiting for is the ability of a smartphone to perform optimally and consume very little battery life. Unfortunately, no company has come up with an extremely efficient device that has really awesome capabilities.


LG plans to roll out a Value pack upgrade that will allow Optimus G Pro users to use their eyes when playing and pausing videos and QRemote functions that will work well with any LG smart TV.


Press Release:


EYE RECOGNITION TO BRING NEW LEVEL OF ENTERTAINMENT CONVENIENCE TO LG SMARTPHONE Technology to Debut in Smart Video Feature in Optimus G Pro


SEOUL, Mar. 14, 2013 - Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG Electronics (LG), will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro. Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.


Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer's eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer's eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user's gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.


In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world's first Dual Camera function. The Dual Camera feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.


"LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Elec-tronics Mobile Communications Company. "It's the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs."


The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available for some LG premium smartphones in the future.


Other features in the Value Pack upgrade include:


• Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad via the QRemote function. These new options for QRemote work specifically with LG Smart TVs to enhance convenience when using Optimus G Pro as a remote control for LG Smart TVs.


• The Smart LED Lighting outlining the home button of the Optimus G Pro will be upgraded so users can customize the colors to correspond to their favorite contacts. The flashing of the LED in different colors will allow users to identify the source of incoming calls, missed calls, unread messages and emails.


• Video Pause/Resume allows the user to stop and start in record mode for one continuous video file.


• The first Color Emoticons in an Android smartphone for more personalized text messages.


Source: AndroidAuthority

 





Google's Motorola today announced the upcoming launch of Moto X - the company's brand new flagship Android smartphone.


Moto X offers you that choice. It's designed by you, responds to you and is made for you by Motorola, a Google company. Once you turn it on, it's all yours. And every Moto X sold in the USA is assembled right here in the USA.


With the best of Google services baked in, Moto X helps you get everyday tasks done quickly and with less fuss. But it's also designed to sip battery, not chug it, so it will go all day and into the night.


Moto X Features


  • a 4.7 inch HD (1280 x 720) display
  • Motorola's own X8 Mobile Computing System (also featured by Verizon's new Droids) - this includes a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro applications processor, and a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU
  • Android 4.2.2 - curious, since Android 4.3 is already out
  • Touchless Control - enabling users to "do just about anything" via voice command
  • LTE, HSPA
  • NFC
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 10MP ClearPixel rear camera with improved low-light performance and fast capture time
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 2,200 mAh battery


Press Release

 



Most of these smartphone makers have slight advantages over the other and that is why they are still in the business. But Samsung has been making waves and has one important characteristic against many and this might also be the reason why it is on the brink of unseating the most profitable smartphone vendor, which is Apple.


Samsung's cost of production for the S 4, and other Samsung devices for that matter, can be comparable to Apple's but half of the components for these devices are sourced out from their own plants, which means that half of the cost goes back to their bank account and that they already earn money even before they sell S 4 units. Whereas Apple sources out most of its components from others, which means that they only become profitable once they have sold the iPhone units.


Furthermore, Samsung has control over the component and the production of their units and that they are not at the mercy of third party providers who can easily leave them hanging, like in bottle neck productions. The report came from Wayne Lam who analyzed that these leaves Samsung with a bigger advantage over all other smartphone manufacturers.


Source: forbes




Good news, Fitbit Android users! You may now track your activity using some of your Samsung devices. The application allows you to monitor your activities and goals wherever you are. It connects using Bluetooth 4.0, which is also available in newer Samsung products such as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy note II, and most likely succeeding generations of popular Samsung devices.


This is a major milestone for Samsung and Google because they somehow encourage users to engage in fitness activities and healthy nutrition through reminders, contests, etc. There are various Fitbit Series and those who use the Fitbit Flex can launch the application immediately by tapping the band.


You will receive immediate and constant push notifications on your paired devices. Fitbit is truly perfect for those who want to overhaul their lifestyles and further increase the awesomeness of their other Samsung devices.


Google Play Store Link


 



For those of you who play tech support for friends and family, there's now a Hangouts app to make things easier -- powered by the same technology behind Chrome Remote Desktop.


Hangouts Remote Desktop lets you help others by controlling their computer remotely (with their permission, of course). And because you're both in a Hangout, you can talk with and see each other during the session.


The news was broken by Daniel Caiafa, who has confirmed that the tool is using the same technology as the Chrome Remote Desktop tool.


To get started, just start a Hangout and click View More Apps > Add Apps > Hangouts Remote Desktop.


Let us know what you think, and please keep the feedback coming!



 


Check out the Airnb android app new updates.


Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, anywhere on Earth. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.


Features & Capabilities:


• Discover unique properties in 30,000+ cities in 192+ countries worldwide
• Stuck without a place to stay? One click lets you search for nearby places available tonight
• Access your itinerary and host details, and get one-click directions
• Check out user profiles, reviews and message prospective hosts and guests
• Snap photos of your space with your camera for instant upload to Airbnb
• Keep track of guest check-in/check-out at your listing
• Keep your property's calendar up-to-date
• Confirm reservation requests and pre-approve guests when you're on the go


What's in this version:


• A complete design refresh to make the app experience much better for you
• New host tools: You can set your calendar availability and pre-approve guests from the app now
• A lot of bugs fixed.

 

Link: Google Play Store

 

 


 



Google has now taken to their official blog to offer up a few more details regarding all the new photo features unveiled today. In the info, Google also clarifies that while most of the features are widely supported by just about any Android device, Auto Awesome Movies will only work on "certain devices with Android 4.3+".


Just take videos and photos with your phone as usual, and Google+ will automatically make you a beautiful short movie, complete with effects, transitions and a soundtrack. You can share the video as is, or dive into the editing process to customize even further.

 

Check out all the features at the link below


Source: Google 


 


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