Ubuntu OS for phones was formally announced just last week, and won't be available on the market until early 2014. Test images that have been promised, to allow developers and various other technophiles to play around with the platform, won't be made available until late in February.
Great work is definitely being done on the platform, and it seems that Ubuntu for phones has already gotten a performance update.
The video comes from Mika Meskanen, an Ubuntu interaction designer, showing off two devices one running the original build of Ubuntu for phones and the other running the new update. One of the things that we had all noticed from the early hands-on with Ubuntu for phones was that there was some lag and stutters in the UI when scrolling and such. From the new video, it seems those issues have been smoothed out.
Wondering what Samsung readying for us 2013 ? Samsung has just officially released a teaser video that hints for an important event with a major announcement for a new product that will change the world... The event date is January,8th 2013 which is the CES 2013.
The Teaser hints for a product with that is "Something New" to "Get Ready" for, the video contains some worlds flying around like "Innovation", "ideas", "design" and "technology". The only info that has been confirmed that there Samsung YOUM flexible OLED displays will be there in actual products not just proto-types, We can also expect a sneak peak at the GALAXY S IV not an official release.
The event will take place from January 8 through 13 in Las Vegas and will be a playground for all major companies to show their latest tech to the world. We will be there... Don't forget to watch the Video below!
Samsung keeps on showing us amazing innovations. At the CES 2013, Samsung Electronics unveiled Samsung's Curved OLED TV, breaking the barrier of innovation in home entertainment and become the World's first curved OLED TV with Ultra-High-Definition UHD resolution, using its flexible YOUM technology.
The OLED panel is curved, which provides depth to the content displayed for a more life-like viewing experience. Additionally, consumers will enjoy the Curved OLED TV for its immersive panorama effect, which is currently not possible with conventional flat-panel TVs. When watching captivating content such as vast landscapes and scenes from nature on the Curved OLED TV, they will feel like they are surrounded by the beautiful scenery.
Leveraging its expertise in display technology, Samsung has optimized the picture quality of the Curved OLED TV to deliver a comfortable viewing experience. Viewing visual contents on Samsung's Curved OLED TV is a comfortable experience for the human eye, as the curved panel allows the distance between the user and TV screen to be the same from almost any angle.
"Samsung is dedicated to developing innovation television solutions, beyond what consumers could ever expect, or could even imagine. We will continue our tradition of developing Samsung TV innovations by steadily introducing new TV technology that helps enhance the lives of users, even beyond the World's First Curved OLED TV," - HS Kim, Samsung executive vice president of Visual Display Business.
Who owns a Google TV ? Google has proven itself to be a company that knows when to cut its losses with a product, so that alone makes us feel like Google thinks the set-top box war is one that it can win. Google announced that it will be showing off more Google TV boxes at CES this year, and will be pushing functionality like voice command and the new PrimeTime guide.
Year by year Google TV looks cooler and cooler with the Android UI, but every year it has the same problem as well. There is one big problem with the idea that Google has: cable providers have absolutely no interest in supporting the product.
The new Google TVs are planned to come from traditional hardware partners LG, Visio, and Sony, as well as new partners Asus, Hisense, TCL and others. In addition to pushing the voice command features, there is also a new PrimeTime guide. Check out the Demo Below!
LG is preparing to reveal some new devices in Las Vegas CES 2013 event, the new devices will include a 5.5-inch phablet Smartphone and a 7-inch Tablet.
The 5.5-inch full HD phablet could be the Optimus G2 we've been talking about in the past. It's apparently going to be LG's flagship device for 2013, competing with Samsung's Galaxy Note II.
Finally, we may see a 7-inch tablet from LG. What will make this device unique is its screen with 1920×1200 pixels resolution. That's 324ppi pixel density that will effectively make it the most reader-friendly 7-inch tablet out there.
ASUS, manufacturer of the Nexus 7, will have two low-cost Android Jelly Bean tablets for Next year line-up, carrying the model codes ME371MG and ME172. These two tablets has been leaked and we've got the Photos and the Specs too. ASUS will reveal both tablets at the CES 2013.
The low-end tablet ASUS ME172V, will have a 7" screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, built with TN tech rather than IPS. The tablet will reportedly be powered by a VIA WM8950 chipset, which packs a single Cortex-A9 core and Mali-400 GPU plus a gig of RAM. The storage is rumored to be 16GB and there will be a 1.3MP camera. The Asus ME172V will be available in black and white and it will supposedly be priced around €129-149 in Europe ($129-149 in the US).
The second tablet ASUS ME371MG, packs a better screen 7" IPS LCD of 1280 x 800-pixel resolution (same screen as the Nexus 7) and an Intel Atom CPU. The chipset included is the Z2420 with a single-core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1GB of RAM. The tablet will also have 16GB of storage. On the connectivity side there's 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The ME371MG should have a 3MP camera judging by the photo that leaked on Picasa. The Asus ME371MG should have a price in the €199-250 range ($199-250 in the US).
Bluetooth s now exist on all our daily life, Personal fitness company Fitbit has just jumped further into the wearable Bluetooth-tech market. Today at the CES2013, The company unveiled its $99.95 Fitbit Flex device, an activity tracker designed to be worn all day and monitor movement, sleep, and calories burned.
The Flex is similar to other competing products in the growing personal fitness category such as the Nike FuelBand, and Jawbone Up. Built to be worn all day long, the appropriately named Flex is a soft bracelet encased in a rubbery skin. LED lights on the Flex will also, says Fitbit, glow when you've approached 20% of your preset fitness goals for example taking 10,000 daily steps. Fitbit also plans to offer the Flex in an assortment of five colors to match various styles and tastes.
At its core, the Fitbit Flex is a personal fitness tracker. If you're familiar with Fitbit's other products such as the Fitbit One, Fitbit Zip, and older Fitbit Ultra, most of the Flex's skills won't cause you to raise an eyebrow. For instance the gadget uses an internal accelerometer to record steps, distance traveled, and estimated calories burned through exercise.
NVIDIA already showed its Tegra 4 worlds fastest mobile processor at the CES 2013 today, The company also revealed a new device of its creation, the Project SHIELD.
NVIDIA Project SHIELD is a handheld gaming console that lets you play Android games and will also let you stream Steam games from your PC to the device wirelessly. itbasically looks like an Xbox 360 controller with a foldable display attached. The display is a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution ‘retinal' multitouch unit, with a pixel density of 294 ppi. You can output the video to an external display through the HDMI port on the back, that too in up to 4K resolution! Other hardware features include built-in bass-reflex speakers.
Project SHIELD runs on stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and you can control it either through the touchscreen or the controller.
Thanks to NVIDIA partnership with Steam, you will also be able to wirelessly stream games running on your PC with NVIDIA GPU to your Project SHIELD. The rendering will happen on the PC and then the video will be streamed to the handheld device, similar to the way the WiiU works.
Yesterday at the CES 2013, Samsung made some Big announcements and showed its latest products and innovations for 2013. You can check our reports and photos of the Main Samsung announcements...
Also you can watch the Full Samsung CES 2013 Conference Video below!
You probably heard earlier this month that Canonical announced the Ubuntu Phone OS. YouMobile was at the CES 2013 on the Ubuntu booth and we've got a Hands-on Video for you guys to check out the User Interface and features of Ubuntu Phone OS.
The Operating System is running on Samsung's GALAXY Nexus and it's still a pre-release, the final version will be out by April,2014. Watch the video below and enjoy!