LG Introduces The Curved Phone G Flex 2        
LG Introduces The Curved Phone G Flex 2

Back in 2014, LG released the G Flex handset, a 6-inch smartphone with a unique curved body design and a self-healing coating that clears up scratches or any damage done to the device's casing.  

Now, the South Korean company is introducing an enhanced and more streamlined version, the G Flex 2. This time around, the newest version comes with a smaller but more handy 5.5-inch display screen, and Qualcomm's most powerful chip set.

The G Flex 2 smartphone was introduced by LG during its very recent press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES 2015) held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. 

With its introduction, LG's G Flex 2 handset is the first of many phones this year expected to feature Qualcomm's newest offering -- the Snapdragon 810 processor. It is an eight-core 2.0 GigaHertz chip set that is 64-bit compatible for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. The 810 processor functions with 2 gigabytes of memory, and can support 3 x 20 MegaHertz LTE carrier aggregation for all networks that support it.

For the device's display screen, LG employed its own plastic OLED display technology. Techies may recall that this is the same display technology utilized in LG's G Watch R wearable device. But in G Flex 2's case, the resolution is set higher to 1080 pixels. 

As for its camera, the G Flex 2 smartphone sports a 13-megapixel camera that has laser autofocus system and optical image stabilization -- features that users may also find in LG's current flagship device (the LG G3).

The G Flex 2 features a 3,000 mAh battery that takes full advantage of Qualcomm's fast charging technology available via the latest Snapdragon chip sets. This technology significantly reduces the recharging time by up to 75 percent. Thus, users can get the G Flex 2 half-charged in just 40 minutes.

But what really makes the G Flex 2 unique is its curved body. The front side (display screen) has a 700 millimeter curved radius, while the rear side is curved just a bit less (650 millimeter radius). This is by design, by the way. According to LG, this helps users hold the phone more easily and also, allows the device to fit more easily in users' pockets.

Naturally, the G Flex 2 will be launched first in South Korea before the end of the month. But American users will not have long to wait. Major carriers AT&T and Sprint have already confirmed that they will be including the device in their respective smartphone line-ups this year. Regional carrier US Cellular has also announced that they will be offering the device in spring. No specific release dates and pricing details have been provided yet, but LG fans in the US should be pretty excited nonetheless. 

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          Guide for Picking The Best Android Phone for You        
Sony Xperia X10 vs Nexus One vs Motorola Droid vs Acer Liquid vs Archos

Xperia X10

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Acer Liquid

(Updated: 21st Jan 2010) The Android handset landscape has changed drastically over the past year, from a literal handful of options to – the fingers on both your hands, the toes on both your feet and all the mistresses Tiger Woods has had in the past 24 hours (OK, maybe 4 hours). You get the point though, there are quite a few options and through the course of 2010 these options will only increase.

The only other mainstream handset smartphone option that rivals the Android handset options available in 2010 will be the Windows mobile platform – and we're all rushing for it – not!

So what are the handsets to consider in 2010? The ones currently released on the market that we will look at are the Acer Liquid and Motorola Droid and an additional three to be released early 2010, the Sony Xperia X10, Google Nexus One (Passion, HTC Bravo) and Archos Phone Tablet – though we only have a handful of details on the phone.

Archos Phone

We will look at hardware and software sub-categories, and compare the phones based based on the information we have.



The Nexus One and Sony Xperia X10 have the snappier Qualcomm Snapdragon 1Ghz processor onboard. The Acer Liquid has a downclocked version of the Snapdragon running at 728Mhz – perhaps to conserve battery. This would probably put the Acer Liquids performance more on par with the Motorola Droids. The Archos Phone promises to be a really fast phone with an upgraded ARM Cortex processor running at 1Ghz and also with improved GPU over Droid and iPhone.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250, 1.0 GHz

Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 550 Mhz

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250, 1.0 GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250, 768 MHz

ARM Cortex 1Ghz


The Snapdragon's Adreno 200 Graphics core is phenomenal on the triangle render benchmark, coming in with a score of approximately 22 million triangles per/sec compared to approximately 7 million triangles/sec on the Motorola's SGX530. This is an important element for 3D graphics. Interestingly, the iPhone 3GS has a similar CPU to Motorola Droid but an upgraded faster SGX535 GPU which is capable of 28 million triangles/sec and 400 M Pixels/sec. Archos may get better SGX GPU.

Xperia X-10 Graphics Demo

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

PowerVR SGX530 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

PowerVR SGX540?

22 M Triangles/sec

7 M Triangles/sec

22 M Triangles/sec

22 M Triangles/sec

35 M Triangles/sec

133 M Pixels/sec

250 M Pixels/sec

133 M Pixels/sec

133 M Pixels/sec

1000 M Pixels/sec

HD Decode (720p)

HD Decode (720p)

HD Decode (720p)

HD Decode (720p)

3-D Graphics Benchmark

Motorola Droid 20.7 FPS (Android 2.0).

Nexus One 27.6 FPS. (Android 2.1)

Acer Liquid 34 FPS. (Android 1.6)

Xperia X10 34FPS+ est. (Android 1.6)

Note: All phones tested running WVGA resolution 480 x 800 or 480 X 854. Different versions of Android will be a factor e.g. Android 2.0 + reproduces 16 million colors vs 56K for 1.6. Older phones such as G1, iPhone 3GS may score 25-30 FPS but they use lower 480 X 320 resolution.


The Nexus One comes in with an impeccable 512MB of RAM. This provides an element of future proofing for the hardware and puts it in a league of its own. The Xperia X10 comes with 1GB of ROM and 384 MB of RAM. The 1GB means you'll be able to have twice as many apps on your phone until Google lets you save on your removable memory. The Acer Liquid and Droid are more or less the same.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone


512 MB

256 MB

384 MB

256 MB


512 MB

512 MB

1024 MB

512 MB


The Nexus One uses an AMOLED screen which provides crispy images and more saturated colors than a TFT-LCD. It's also more energy efficient. Xperia X10 packs a 4.0 inch TFT screen with 854 x 480 resolution. Expect similar picture quality to the Motorola Droid for the Sony Ericson phone. The Archos Phone promises to deliver an interesting experience that could potentially make it the King of Androids.

Spot the difference: Top TFT-LCD screen and bottom OLED

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

800 x 480 px, 3.7 in (94 mm), WVGA,


854 x 480 px, 3.7 in (94 mm), WVGA,


854 x 480 px, 4.0 in (102 mm), WVGA,


800 x 480 px, 3.5 in (89 mm), WVGA,


854x 480px, 4.3 in (109mm), WVGA, AMOLED

Display Input

All standard stuff here. All are pretty much Capacitative with multi-Touch depending on the continent you buy your phone from.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch


The Xperia X10 has the largest battery – and might I add likely the best quality battery from the lot. It's the same battery used in the Xperia X1 and it performed admirable. Talk time for the Nexus One is very good and we expect the Xperia X10 to match this or be marginally better. Of concern is Nexus Ones 3G stand-by time of 250 hours. It's worse than the other phones but not bad at a little over 10 days! Updated 21st Jan 2010 - confirmed Xperia battery times. Xperia more or less performs at the same level as the other Android phones, delivering 5 hours talk time.

Sony 1500 mAh Battery

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone


1400 Li-Po

1400 Li-Po

1500 Li-Po

1350 Li-Po

Talk/Standby 3G







The phones are all capable of 3.5G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s) data transfer. The Motorola Droid and Sony Xperia X10 can give you a little bit extra supporting 10.2 Mbit/s data transfer. Obviously the network must exist to support these speeds. Motorola is the only one with Class 12 EDGE, but this is not too important in this day and age of 3G.

Nexus One, Bravo

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

HSDPA (Mbit/s)

7.2 (1700 band)





2.0 - 5.76





(850, 900,1800,1900)






Class 10

Class 12

Class 10

Class 10

UMTS band 1/4/8

















Nexus One is the only Android phone that currently offers 802.11n connectivity. In fact, I can't think of any other phone out there that also has 802.11n. This might be the Google Talk phone we all thought was heading our way after all! All phones have either bluetooth 2.0 or 2.1. These will essentially be the same as far as data transfer (3 Mbit/s) is concerned. Version 2.1 offers better power efficiency though and a few other enhancements.

Nexus One - Broadcom 802.11n

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone


2.1 + EDR

2.1 + EDR

2.1 + EDR

2.0 + EDR


802.11 b






802.11 g






802.11 n







The 2GB shipped micro-SD card with the Acer Liquid is unrealistic by todays standards. The Motorola Droid offers the best deal with a 16GB micro-SD. The Sony Xperia X10 is shipped with an 8GB micro-SD card, but remember the Xperia X10 also has that slightly bigger 1GB flash memory on-board as well for and impressive total of 9GB expandable to a total of 33GB. Google decided to save on costs by only offering a 4GB micro-SD card with the Nexus One, but if the idea is to compete against the iPhone then 8GB should be the minimum. Clearly the Motorola is on the right track with 16GB shipped, and you can't ignore the impressive 1GB ROM on the Xperia X10.

SanDisk working on 128GB Micro-SD

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Sim Card






3.5 mm jack






Micro USB





Shipped Micro SD/Supported (GB)


Class 2


Class 6




Class 2


Light Sensor





Proximity Sensor















Cell/Wifi Positioning






Case Material

The Motorola metal case is the sturdiest. Build quality for the Nexus One and Xperia X10 is very good. The Xperia X10 has a refelective plastic whilst the Nexus one is more industrial with teflon and metal on the bottom. Acer Liquid has average build quality, but that was always the intention with the Liquid in order to keep manufacturing costs low.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone






If you want a physical keyboard then the Droid is your only choice in the list. The keys on the Droid keyboard are basically flush so you don't get the comfortable key separation feel on a Blackberry keyboard. The others (Droid as well) have virtual keyboards which work in portrait or landscape mode.

Droid Slide-out keyboard

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone







The Xperia X10 is one of the best camera phones. Sony used it's camera know how for their new smartphone lineup and it will be hard to match-up against Sony unless the other guys partner up with someone like Canon. The X10 comes with an 8.1 mp camera with X 16 digital zoom. The software has also been changed from standard Android to include typical camera options. Also included are a four face detection feature that recognizes faces in a photo and appropriately tags/files the photo. Motorola Droid comes in with a 5 mp camera with X4 digital zoom compared to the 5mp and x2 digital zoom on the Nexus One.

Xperia X10 sample photo

***Additional Photos***

Motorola Droid sample photo

Nexus One sample photo

Acer Liquid sample photo

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone







X 2

X 4





Y (dual)




Video wise, the Nexus One, Motorola Droid and Xperia will perform roughly the same.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Video Res.











Lightest and thinest is the Nexus one. Motorola is weighed down by the metal used. They all are roughly the same size as the iPhone 3Gs which comes in at 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm and weighs 135g.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Height (mm)





Width (mm)





Depth (mm)






Weight (g)






OS Level

Nexus One has the most current OS level at 2.1. Motorola Droid is expected to upgrade soon as well as the Acer Liquid. The heavily customized Xperia X10 will be more of a challenge to upgrade to 2.1 because of the heavy customization.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone






Xperia X10 shines as far as demonstrating how customizable Android really is. The other 3 phones have very few changes to the standard Android OS.

Sony TimeScape/MediaScape

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone



Rachael UI

Acer UI 3.0

Application Market

We are likely to see more App market emerge. Sony currently leads the way and Motorola and HTC (Nexus One) will follow suit as well.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Android Market

Android Market

PlayNow, Android Market

Android Market


Mediascape is an ambitious effort to add decent media functionality to Android. Sony succeeds and also introduces a fun way to organize your media. Acer has Spinlet which is not as complex as Mediascape.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone





Social Networking

Sony again leds the customization way with Timescape. This is another good job by Sony to add extra functionality to Android. Timescape helps manage your contacts better and brings social networking and contacts onto one application.

Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone





           Nokia Lumia 730 Dual-SIM , Lumia 735 , Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 Mobile From Microsoft Corporation | Lumia 730 ,735 , 830 Features, Specifications & Price In India        
Microsoft Devices announced the rumoured Superman codenamed selfie phone. The Nokia Lumia 730 and Nokia Lumia 735 have similar looks and innards, the only difference is that the Nokia Lumia 730 is a Dual SIM handset supporting 3G connectivity and the Nokia Lumia 735 can handle a single LTE connection and can be charged wirelessly. The prices of the Lumia 730 and 735 are 199 and 219 Euros respectively. When they arrive in India in bright green, bright orange, dark grey and white colour variants at the end of this month, we can expect the prices to hover around Rs. 16000 and Rs. 18000 respectively.

Nokia Lumia 735.
Nokia Lumia 735​
The Nokia Lumia 730 Dual-SIM and Lumia 735 sport a 4.7inch OLED display with ClearBlack tech. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and supports supersensitive touch. We were disappointed to see that Microsoft has left out Glance Screen in both these devices. Underneath we find a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM running Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim edition.

Nokia Lumia 730.
Nokia Lumia 730 Dual-SIM​

Microsoft says that both of these smartphones are “the ultimate selfie and Skype smartphones” and it isn’t kidding. The Lumia 730 and 735 have f/2.4 aperture wide angle 5MP sensor that can accommodate as many friends as you like. It also preloads the phones with its new Selfie app which not only lets you access the front camera quickly but also lets you add filters and skin enhancements and even lets you slim down your face and blur out the background. For select markets it is offering a free three-month Skype Unlimited World subscription that lets you make calls to mobile and landline phones. On the rear you find a 6.7MP auto-focus camera with BSI sensor and 4x zoom capable of recording Full HD videos at 30fps. The only foible is that the phone does not have a physical shutter button like its recently launched big brother.

The Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 have a smaller 8GB internal memory which can be expanded with the help of microSD cards of up to 128GB. It throws in 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage as well. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and microUSB. Like all Lumia family member you get free voice guided navigation and offline maps with the help of Nokia HERE maps service. The company claims that the user removable battery will last for 25 days on standby and offer 22 hours of talk time.

           Microsoft Launches New Nokia Lumia 730 Dual-SIM , Lumia 735 , Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 | Lumia 730 ,735 , 830 Features, Specifications & Price In India 2014        
Microsoft Devices announced the rumoured Superman codenamed selfie phone. The Nokia Lumia 730 and Nokia Lumia 735 have similar looks and innards, the only difference is that the Nokia Lumia 730 is a Dual SIM handset supporting 3G connectivity and the Nokia Lumia 735 can handle a single LTE connection and can be charged wirelessly. The prices of the Lumia 730 and 735 are 199 and 219 Euros respectively. When they arrive in India in bright green, bright orange, dark grey and white colour variants at the end of this month, we can expect the prices to hover around Rs. 16000 and Rs. 18000 respectively.

Nokia Lumia 735.
Nokia Lumia 735​

The Nokia Lumia 730 Dual-SIM and Lumia 735 sport a 4.7inch OLED display with ClearBlack tech. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and supports supersensitive touch. We were disappointed to see that Microsoft has left out Glance Screen in both these devices. Underneath we find a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM running Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim edition.

Nokia Lumia 730.
Nokia Lumia 730 Dual-SIM​

Microsoft says that both of these smartphones are “the ultimate selfie and Skype smartphones” and it isn’t kidding. The Lumia 730 and 735 have f/2.4 aperture wide angle 5MP sensor that can accommodate as many friends as you like. It also preloads the phones with its new Selfie app which not only lets you access the front camera quickly but also lets you add filters and skin enhancements and even lets you slim down your face and blur out the background. For select markets it is offering a free three-month Skype Unlimited World subscription that lets you make calls to mobile and landline phones. On the rear you find a 6.7MP auto-focus camera with BSI sensor and 4x zoom capable of recording Full HD videos at 30fps. The only foible is that the phone does not have a physical shutter button like its recently launched big brother.

The Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 have a smaller 8GB internal memory which can be expanded with the help of microSD cards of up to 128GB. It throws in 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage as well. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and microUSB. Like all Lumia family member you get free voice guided navigation and offline maps with the help of Nokia HERE maps service. The company claims that the user removable battery will last for 25 days on standby and offer 22 hours of talk time.

          Razer Expands In-Ear Hammerhead V2 Line with Bluetooth and iOS Lightning Models        

Razer has added two more options for their in-ear Hammerhead gaming audio series including a Bluetooth 4.1 option as well as a Lightning Connector version for the latest Apple devices. The Razer Hammerhead BT features the Qualcomm aptX codec for low-latency, high-quality audio that lasts up to eight hours on a single charge. It can […]

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          Complete Company and Creative Team Announced for Old Globe's Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio        

The Old Globe today announced the complete company and creative team for the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, named for a Globe board member whose generosity supports a four-week program for rising 9th - 12th grade students and recent high school graduates to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare's plays, and to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material.

Participants receive an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and text, as well as training in voice and speech and clowning. Students explore original writing as a part of understanding text and verse forms and participate in regular master classes with Globe artists and staff, many of whom are among the leaders in their field. Students deepen their understanding of and appreciation for Shakespeare's writing, and use his work as a model for investigating and engaging with their own experiences.

The Studio program includes full days of training from Monday, July 17 through Friday, August 11, and will culminate in a one-night-only public performance on Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.; on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This final presentation at the Globe will combine scenes from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with original material generated by the students.

The company of avid local Shakespeareans includes Miguel Avila (Gompers Preparatory Academy, City Heights), Jose Hurtado (San Ysidro High), twin sisters Marielle Parra and Marianne Parra (San Ysidro High), Brian De la Cruz(Montgomery High School, Otay Mesa), Tori Hitchcock (The Classical Academy, Escondido), Jordi Bertran (Pacific Ridge High, Carlsbad), Shamaya George-James (Madison High, Clairemont), Imhani King-Murillo (San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts), Isabella Delgado-Rodriguez (Mater Dei Catholic High School, Chula Vista), Joshua Strode(Heritage Christian School, Homeschool Network), Athena Ramos-Hagle (Olympian High, Chula Vista), Raul Garduno(Gompers Prep Academy, City Heights), Tristin Beery (Monte Vista High, Spring Valley), Brooke Henderson (High Tech High, Point Loma), Zared Isaac Balmeo Mance (Olympian High School, Chula Vista), Amanda Castro (San Ysidro High),Kimberly Pacheco (Hoover High, City Heights), Katrina Dismukes (Scripps High), Quinn Rodriguez (The Bishop's School), Jennifer Burch (Grossmont High School), Brendan Dallaire (Mount Everest High School), Mars Maniaci (Cal Coast Academy), Grace Klacka (Scripps Ranch High), Anna Lauer (Classical Academy), Lauren Jones (Mater Dei Catholic High School, Chula Vista), Jack Patteson (Del Lago Academy), Havilah Houston (Heritage Christian Homeschool Network).

The Globe's creative team includes Lisa Berger (Director), Ray Chambers (Acting Technique & Verse Instructor), Melissa Alcazar (Music Director), Elvina Adams (Movement & Dance Instructor; Choreographer), Erika Phillips (Assistant Director), Patricia McGregor (Special Guest Teaching Artist), and Jessie Medofer (Production Coordinator).

Guest artists who dropped in to share their expertise included Globe staffers and company members of various Globe productions, including Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, Fight Director for Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood and Hamlet, Justin Waldman and Bernadette Hanson from Casting, Associate Artistic Director Eric Keen-Louie and Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.

The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is generously supported in part by the following sponsors: California Arts Council, City of San Diego, Qualcomm, and ResMed Foundation.

Student Sponsorship Support is provided by: Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander, Phyllis and Dan Epstein, Kamaya Jane, Las Damas de Fairbanks, Barbara and Mathew Loonin, Janet Klauber and Jim Melli, Sing Your Song, Inc.and Peggy Ann Wallace.

SINGLE TICKETS are $9 for students, $13 for adults and are on sale now. One performance only! Monday August 14, 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/detailed-directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

CALENDAR: Guys and Dolls (7/2-8/13), Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (7/22-9/3), Hamlet (8/6-9/10), Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio Showcase (8/14), AXIS: Saturday Morning Salsa (8/19), Benny & Joon (9/7-10/22), AXIS: The Journey Encore Installation (9/27-10/1), AXIS: Q&A with The Journey (9/29), The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey(9/30-10/29), AXIS: Day of the Dead (10/29), Globe for All Tour: Twelfth Night (10/31-11/19), Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/4-12/24), M.F.A.: Romeo and Juliet (11/11-11/19), AXIS: Dance with Blythe Barton (11/18), AXIS:Culture Shock's The Nutcracker Teaser (12/23), The Importance of Being Earnest (1/27/18-3/4), Uncle Vanya (2/10-3/11),American Mariachi (3/23-4/29), The Wanderers (4/5-5/6), A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12-6/17), Native Gardens (5/26-6/24), Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre's artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star,Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

          International Trade Commission takes up Qualcomm case, considers iPhone ban        

The U.S. International Trade Commission said Tuesday it will investigate Qualcomm’s charge that certain iPhones and iPads infringe on six of its patents -- an initial step that could eventually lead to an import ban on some devices.

The ITC’s decision to start an investigation is the latest skirmish...

          HP, Lenovo, ASUS to release first Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 PCs        
Microsoft and Qualcomm just announced at Computex that Lenovo, HP, and ASUS are expected to be the first companies with devices that feature the Snapdragon 835. Powered by Windows 10 on ARM, the ultra-thin and always-connected devices are said to usher in a new era of mobile computing. I am excited about ARM-based Windows machines, because this time around, there'll be a compatibility layer for running x86 applications. The built-in LTE, 4x-5x (claimed) standy time and 50% more battery life (again, claimed) are very welcome, too.
          Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market Overview, Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities & Restraints to 2020        

Global Internet of Things (IoT) Market in Healthcare Sector 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years.

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The global internet of things (IoT) market in healthcare sector to grow at a CAGR of 36.5% during the period 2017-2020.

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The report provides a basic overview of the Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market including definitions, classifications, applications and market Sales chain structure. The Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market report enlists several important factors, starting from the basics to advanced market intelligence which play a crucial part in strategizing.

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- Cisco Systems
- GE Healthcare
- Philips Healthcare
- Qualcomm

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In the end, the report makes some important proposals for a new project of Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market before evaluating its feasibility. Overall, the report provides an in-depth insight of 2020 global Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market covering all important parameters.

Market driver
- Highly competitive IoT market
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Market challenge
- High cost of implementation
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Market trend
- Developments in sensor technologies and communication devices
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Key questions answered in this Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market report
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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List of Exhibit of Global Internet of Things Market in the Healthcare Sector Market 2020

Exhibit 01: Countries covered for market analysis

Exhibit 02: Product offerings

Exhibit 03: General architecture of healthcare IoT applications

Exhibit 04: Segmentation of IoT market in the healthcare sector

Exhibit 05: Global IoT market in the healthcare sector 2015-2020

Exhibit 06: Five forces analysis

Exhibit 07: Global IoT market in the healthcare sector by product 2015

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          Qualcomm plant Stellenabbau        
Anscheinend hat der Chipentwickler Qualcomm grössere Probleme als bisher angenommen, denn nun scheint es massive Stellenstreichungen zu geben.
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          Xiaomi Mi 3        
If you guys are looking for a decent priced smartphone with loads of qualities, i think you need to put a stop to your search and take a moment with Xiaomi Mi 3. This phone was announced on September 2013, is packed with bulk of qualities. Though there is some stiff competition in that price range, but that incredible screen (~441 ppi...!!) gives it a slight edge over the others. It is available just for around Rs.25,000 which literally blows my mind considering sh** load of qualities.

Detailed specifications are - 

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2013, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, December
BODYDimensions144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm (5.67 x 2.90 x 0.32 in)
Weight145 g (5.11 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
SpeedDC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
USBmicroUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
Video1080p@30fps, HDR
Secondary2 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
RadioFM radio
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
 - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 500 h
Talk timeUp to 4 h
Music playUp to 50 h

          Vivo V5 Plus Limited Edition to Celebrate 10 Years of IPL        
Go La Vivo with  IPL

This IPL, get ready to Vivo with V5plus limited Edition handset phone.

It is that time of the year that everyone is hooked to their television channel, online scorekeeper while making a long queue near the café or the coffee machine, discussing averages, wide angle and batting line. Yes, it the time for IPL, India’s one of the most loved cricket edition where sports enthusiasts, fans and alike gather together to accord the spirit of the game.

Not just that. This year is double special as the Indian Premier League completes its 10 years of inception.

Yes, it is a time for double celebration. To commemorate this milestone, one of our popular mobile brand Vivo has come up with a special edition phone VIVO V5 plus.

VIVO V5 plus is a limited edition phone that is launched recently at a high voltage event in Hyderabad. Bollywood Actress Soha Ali Khan who appeared in some path breaking cinema like Khoya Khoya Chand and Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster had graced the occasion along with Mr Rahul Johri, CEO- BCCI.

About VIVO V5 Plus
This limited edition handset is a5.5FHD and comes in a matt black colour. It has a special VIVOIPL engraved on the back cover.

The phone does not compromise on quality and has 20 MP Dual Front Camera and 16 MP Rear Camera. It’s large display of 13.87 cm (5.5) FHD Display make viewing content on mobile a great experience. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core CPU and 4 GB RAM/64 GB ROM

The features are quite competitive and you must be wondering about the price. The phone is priced at Rs 25,990
The beauty of VIVO handsets is its camera. The dual lenses of the device i.e. 20MP and 8MP create sharpness on the face while creating a beautifully blurred background which is enhanced by digital optical algorithm to generate an amazing Bokeh effect.

You can buy this phone online from Flipkart or any other Modern trade outlets from tomorrow i.e. 10th April onwards.

Hurry! It is a limited Edition Phone!

So if you are a cricket/ IPL enthusiast and planning to buy a new phone, do check out this handset.
Celebrate Cricket, celebrate IPL with Vivo limited edition V5 plus

About Vivo India:
The premium global smartphone manufacturer, Vivo entered India in late 2014. In a short span, Vivo India has become an established Camera & Music brand. Vivo India currently has its presence in more than 400 cities in 22 states, with a strong focus on Camera & Music. Vivo is one of the fastest growing companies in India and one of the top 10 smartphone brands in the world.

So, go VIVO with the new smartphone in town and tell us your experience, along with your selfie.

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          Nokia Lumia 525 Price & Specs         

Nokia Lumia 525 Price & Specs

Rs. Coming SoonUSD $NA

 Nokia Lumia 525 Price Pakistan

Specs & Features     
 Whats New? Nokia Lumia 525 - More Style, More Fun!
Aimed at the low end but still an eye candy to the believer, Nokia Lumia 525 have got some premium looks with many changeable ultra glossy colours to keep you warm. Lumia 525 is a quite decent handset at a low end price and is an an upgraded successor to the best-selling Windows Phone. Nokia Lumia 525 has a gig of RAM and a Dual-Core processor so that you can play loads and lots of games,use a whole lot of apps and have tons of fun. Nokia Lumia 525 has a 5MP smart camera with some awesome editing tools like Glam Me & Cinemagraph, enabling you to create action sequences or applying magic touch to your photos. With the Here Maps and turn by turn guidance of Here Transit of Nokia Lumia 525 you'll never be lost again.  
 Dimension 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm  
 Weight  124 g  
 Battery  Talk time Up to 17 h, Stand-by Up to 336 h, Music play Up to 48 h  
 OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black 
 Memory 8GB built-in, 1GB RAM, (supports up to 64GB) 
 Processor 1GHz Dual core, Qualcomm MSM8227 GPU: Adreno 305 
 Connectivity  Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, USB v2.0, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPRS Class B, EDGE (Up to 236.8 kbps), 3G (HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)  
 Display Size  4.0 inches Screen with 480 x 800 pixels (approx. 233 ppi pixel density) Scratch resistant glass
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity  
 Display Colour  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch  
 Frequency / Band 
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 900 / 2100  
 Browser HTML5  
 Colors Black, White, Yellow, Red  
 Entertainment  FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player, Video/photo editor, SNS integration, Games  
 Camera  5.0 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, 1/4" sensor size, geo-tagging, Video (720p 30fps)  
 Other Features  GPS + A-GPS support and GLONASS, MicroSIM card support only, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic,Document viewer/editor, Predictive text input, Speakerphone  
 Ring Tones  Downloadable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV  
 Messaging  SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM  
 Price  Price in Rs: Coming Soon    Price in USD: $NA  


          Nokia Lumia 1320 Price & Specs         

Nokia Lumia 1320 Price & Specs 

Rs. Coming Soon USD $NA

Nokia Lumia 1320 Price Pakistan

Specs & Features    
 Whats New? Nokia Lumia 1320 - Big and Beautiful but still Affordable!
Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Nokia Lumia 1320. A large Screen budget friendly phablet with heart grabbing specs, especially for the midrange people who want more in lesser price. Nokia Lumia 1320 is a gem, a masterpiece created by Nokia that can knock down any competition if marketed right. Packing a huge battery bank of 3400 mah, Nokia Lumia 1320 can last for days powering 1.7 dual-core snapdragon 400 processor. With a 6 inch Bigger, brighter, 720p, super sensitive IPS LCD and the latest Gorilla glass 3 protection, Nokia Lumia 1320 still manages to be pretty sleek and doesn't feel overweight or bulky in anyway. The most amazing thing is that despite being a budget friendly mid range phone Nokia 1320 supports 4g. Having polycarbonate body in matte finish, Lumia 1320 has rounded edges unlike the other phones from the family. The only negative seen is a 5MP rear cam but that can be neglected keeping in mind the price & the new polished camera software. Nokia Lumia 1320 is a a must have phablet.  
 Dimension 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm  
 Weight  220 g  
 Battery  Talk time Up to 25 h 40 min, Stand-by Up to 672 h, Music play Up to 98 h, Non-removable  
 OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black 
 Memory 8GB built-in, 1GB RAM, (supports up to 64GB) 
 Processor Dual-core 1.7 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4) GPU: Adreno 305 
 Connectivity  Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, USB micro V2.0, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, wifi hot spot), GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSDPA 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps), LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL  
 Display Size  720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass  
 Display Colour  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, ClearBlack display, Multitouch  
 Frequency / Band 
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100, HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100), HSDPA 900 / 2100), {LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 (LTE 700 / 850 /1700 /1900/ 2100)  
 Browser HTML5  
 Colors Yellow, white, black, red  
 Entertainment  Stereo FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, Video/photo editor, SNS integration, Voice memo/command/dial, Games (built-in)  
 Camera  5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1.4" sensor size, geo-tagging, Video,1080p@30fps), 2ndary VGA  
 Other Features  GPS + A-GPS support and GLONASS, GPU (Adreno 305), Micro SIM, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Document viewer/editor, Predictive text input, Speakerphone  
 Ring Tones  Downloadable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV  
 Messaging  SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM  
 Price  Price in Rs: Coming Soon    Price in USD: $NA  


          Nokia Lumia 1520 Price & Specs        

Nokia Lumia 1520 Price & Specs

Rs. Coming Soon USD $NA

Nokia Lumia 1520 Price Pakistan

Specs & Features  
 Whats New? NOKIA LUMIA 1520 - What's your story?
You know there's a saying "Bigger is Better" well.. Nokia has proved it. With the NOKIA LUMIA 1520, Nokia stands tall in the large screen smartphone world. Featuring an enormous 6 inch 1080p full HD screen and a 20 Megapixel pureview camera NOKIA LUMIA 1520 is a huge beast ready to rock. Another stunning enhancement the you'll be surprised to know is that not one two or three but the new NOKIA LUMIA 1520 is equipped with four microphones to provide you the accurate sound and rich recording while making videos. having a built-in Microsoft office, a massive battery bank and Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, NOKIA LUMIA 1520 is a work monster for the professional beast. Just imagine the power of Qualcomm 800 processor with a 2 GB RAM and full HD 1080p resolution while playing games. NOKIA LUMIA 1520 will blow your mind away.  
 Dimension 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm  
 Weight  209 g  
 Battery  Talk time Up to 27 h 40 min, Stand-by Up to 768 h, Music play Up to 124 h, Non-removable  
 OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black 
 Memory 32GB built-in, 2GB RAM, (supports up to 64GB) 
 Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 (Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800) + GPU: Adreno 330 
 Connectivity  Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, USB micro V2.0, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band wifi hot spot), GPRS, EDGE (Up to 236.8 kbps), 3G (HSDPA 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps), LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL  
 Display Size  1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.0 inches (~367 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass  
 Display Colour  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, ClearBlack display, Multitouch  
 Frequency / Band 
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)  
 Browser HTML5  
 Colors Yellow, white, black, red  
 Entertainment  Stereo FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, Video/photo editor, SNS integration, Voice memo/command/dial, Games (built-in)  
 Camera  20 MP, autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, xenon & Dual LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, PureView technology, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, dual capture, Video (1080p@30fps), 2ndary (1.2 MP, 720p@30fps)  
 Other Features  GPS + A-GPS support and GLONASS, Nano SIM, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Active noise cancellation with 4 dedicated mics, Document viewer/editor, Predictive text input, Speakerphone  
 Ring Tones  Downloadable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV  
 Messaging  SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM  
 Price  Price in Rs: Coming Soon    Price in USD: $NA  


          HTC's 5-inch behemoth phone spied in press render, may be called One X 5 (update: some caution)        

HTC One X 5 leak

Something big has been brewing at HTC, most often referred to as the DLX or by its less-than-flattering 6435LVW name. While there have been unconfirmed photos of prototypes floating around, a Sina Weibo user has posted what we have reason to believe is an authentic press image of the finished result: meet the One X 5. As the name and image suggest, the phablet-class device should be dominated by a 5-inch (and possibly 1080p) screen that makes even a regular One X look dainty. Internal details haven't been nailed down alongside the looks, although previous benchmarks have had it using a Snapdragon S4 that might ultimately be a quad-core S4 Pro. There's no immediate signs of a stylus or other tricks besides that sea of glass. We may not have long to wait before we find out, however. HTC just happens to have a New York City event planned for this Wednesday, and previously detected links between the 6435LVW and Verizon could see the One X 5 quickly reach the US if it's meant to show at that gathering -- although it might get another name change to fit into the Droid family.

Update: We've been given a heads-up that this is a device posted as a "concept" by Danny Tu on Flickr, which raises doubt that we'll see exactly what's on show here (or see that name). However, it still lines up with earlier photos and what we've heard. We'll keep you posted as to whether or not it reflects reality in the end.

Source: Sina Weibo (sign-in required)

          Prosesor Baru Intel Sasar Android dan MeeGo        

SANTA CLARA, KOMPAS.com - Platform berbasis prosesor Intel Atom generasi kedua yang baru diluncurkan Selasa (4/5/2010), membidik pasar smartphone dan komputer tablet yang tengah tumbuh pesat. Bukan tanpa modal Intel masuk ke pasar smartphone dan tablet karena setidaknya dua platform software sudah dikuasainya, Android dan MeeGo (gabungan dari Intel Moblin dan Nokia Maemo).

"Sebagai salah satu enggota pendiri Open Handheld Allaince (OHA), Intel telah bekerja sama dengan Google selama beberapa tahun terakhir dan menyediakan dukungan terhadap platform Android saat diluncurkan," demikian pernyataan Intel yang dirilis Selasa (4/5/2010). OHA merupakan organisasi yang mendukung pengembangan Android beranggotakan vendor software maupun hardware.

Intel menyatakan karakteritik prosesor Intel Atom seri Z6xx yang baru disediakannya bekerja sangat optimal di Android sehingga bisa digunakan di semua jenis perangkat buatan vendor smartphone yang menggunakan sistem operasi tersebut. Prosesor ini dijual dalam bentuk paket platform yang sudah dilengkapi hub pengendali (MP20) dan Mixed Signal IC (MSIC) tersendiri.

"Platform berbasis prosesor Intel Atom telah dioptimalkan untuk menghasilkan kinerja terbaik dan pengalaman berinternet dengan kebutuhan daya sangat rendah pada platform software Moblin 2.1," lanjut pernyataan Intel.

Moblin 2.1 merupakan platform software berbasis open source (Linux) yang dirancang Intel untuk berbagai jenis perangkat genggam. Belum lama ini pengembangan Intel Moblin dan Nokia Maemo yang sama-sama berbasis open source melakukan merger. Intel memastikan platform barunya mendukung penuh MeeGo.

Saat ini pesaing terberat di pasar smartphone adalah ARM yang platformnya banyak dipakai produsen prosesor seperti Qualcomm dengan prosesor Snapdragon 1 GHz. Samsung juga sudah mengembangkan kemampuan sepadan dengan prosesor yang sama-sama berbasis arsitektur ARM. Namun, apakah platform Intel akan segera diserap pasar smartphone?

          2017 is the year of 8GB RAM phones        
2017 is the year of 8GB RAM phones

But laptops / tablets might benefit

It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.

That said, this is a step in the wrong direction. Apart from marketing gains, phones are almost never constrained by the amount of memory they have. Either 3GB or 4GB on a modern phone is enough, but you can expect that most performance phones in 2017 come with 6GB to 8GB memory. Most high-end phones we saw in 2016 shipped with 4GB or RAM and up to 128GB of storage while some of the highest end ones ended up with 6GB RAM and 256 GB of storage. In everyday work and benchmarks, 6GB makes almost no difference compared to 8GB. Expect the same trend with 6GB vs 8GB phones.  

RAM memory is becoming like megapixels of cameras, where the general public believes that more is better. It is definitely better to have more RAM than less but more RAM does not translate to a performance gain. In case you have a lot of applications running at the same time, you need more memory and with Android memory management a phone with 2GB or 3GB does just fine.

Fudzilla believes that there will be a trend where new tablets and notebooks will have over 4GB of memory. If you refresh your memory, Microsoft did announce support for Windows 10 running on Snapdragon devices and we would not be surprised to see Snapdragon 835 or Snapdragon 653 based devices having up to 8GB of RAM. Microsoft did showcase the Snapdragon 820 demo with 4GB and Cristiano R. Amon, Executive Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and the President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, reminded us at WinHAC 2016 that the device demonstrated at the Microsoft stage was running similar hardware that was used in Windows phones today. He mentioned that Qualcomm is committed to Windows 10 with multiple chipsets and multiple devices in the long term.

The rumored Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 that sports Core m3 7Y30 SoC comes with 8GB or LPDDR3 RAM and this gives you an idea that a 9.7-inch device running Windows for x86 will go for 8GB size. This looks like a trend for many devices in 2017 but we can confirm that the Xiaomi Mi12 notebook with 4GB RAM works just fine.  


          Vasgersian back to Q before leaving town         
It will be just like old times Sunday for Matt Vasgersian, broadcasting a game from Qualcomm Stadium involving a crummy local team.
          Comment on Haier W910 – Specs Review: Qualcomm Dual Core MSM8260A 4,5 hazbeteko Android 4.0 ICS by Ian Albert Austria        
you can easily install english apps.
          Comment on Haier W910 – Specs Review: Qualcomm Dual Core MSM8260A 4,5 hazbeteko Android 4.0 ICS by hamzie        
i was given haier android then i notice it couldn't display my contacts and also my messages.......in addition i also couldn't do much things in it because almost all it inbuilt apps are in Chinese
          Two New Toughpad Models from Panasonic        
Panasonic added two new rugged handheld tablets to its diverse portfolio of enterprise-grade mobile devices – the Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1. As the world’s lightest fully rugged handheld tablets, these 4.7” Android and Windows devices feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, delivering industry leading performance along with a purpose-built design and rugged credentials that live […]
          Step aside Snapdragon 820, the first Snapdragon 823 phone might be weeks away        

Up until a few months ago, the tech world was buzzing for Qualcomm’s #Snapdragon820 silicon. Manufacturers have obliged accordingly, as there are a handful of smartphones in the market today running the new chipset. But this might soon be old news, with a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 823 all set to hit devices as well. If […] More

The post Step aside Snapdragon 820, the first Snapdragon 823 phone might be weeks away appeared first on The Droid Guy.

          MediaTek MT6753 Octa-Core Cortex-A53 Segera Dipasarkan Pada Q2 2015 Mendatang        
Setelah meluncurkan banyak varian processor Octa-Core seperti MT6592, MT6595 dan MT6572. MediaTek baru saja mengumkan varian terbarunya yakni MT6753 yang sama-sama Octa-Core. Hebatnya lagi MediaTek MT6753 dibuat dengan menyatukan semua core ARM Cortex-A53. Wow sepertinya MediaTek MT6753 akan menjadi processor Octa-Core yang paling mumpuni.

Padahal Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 dan Snapdragon 810 sendiri hanya membawa Quad-Core Cortex-A53 plus Quad-Core Cortex-A7. Namun MediaTek MT6753 merupakan processor pure Octa-Core seperti MT6592 Cortex-A7. Ada kemungkinan juga MediaTek MT6753 akan menjadi processor high-end menggantikan MT6595 yang sudah dipakai Meizu MX4 asal diberikan kecepatan tinggi hingga 2.0 Ghz keatas.

Namun sayang belum diketahui berapa kecepatan processor MediaTek MT6753 tersebut. Bila MediaTek hanya memberikan kecepatan 1.0 Ghz keatas, maka ada kemungkinan processor tersebut ditunjukan untuk menggantikan MediaTek MT6592. Yang paling menarik adalah MediaTek MT6753 mendukung semua jaringan yakni GSM dan CDMA. Jadi processor tersebut dapat digunakan smartphone GSM ataupun CDMA.

Dan bahkan bisa juga dipakai oleh smartphoneDual SIM GSM-CDMA. Hebatnya lagi MediaTek MT6753 juga telah mendukung layar dengan resolusi full HD 60fps, kamera yang sebesar 16 megapiksel, dukungan rekam video full HD dengan kecepatan 30fps. Mulai dari TD-LTE (4G LTE versi China dengan kecepatan Cat4 150Mbps) hingga EVDO Rev.A telah di dukung oleh MediaTek MT6753.

          Harga Smartfren Andromax C3 2015 dan Spesifikasi Lengkap        

Harga Smartfren Andromax C3 2015 dan Spesifikasi Lengkap - Smartfren baru-baru ini telah meluncurkan smartphone terbaru penerus Andromax C2 yakni Andromax C3. Menariknya harga Smartfren Andromax C3 tersebut malah dibanderol lebih terjangkau dari Andromax C2. Memang dari segi kemampuan keduanya bisa disetarakan, mengingat keduanya pun mengusung spesifikasi yang sama persis mulai dari ukuran layar, kamera, processor dan internal memori. Hanya saja dari segi desain, masih terlihat lebih elegan Smartfren Andromax C2.

Selain itu juga Smartfren Andromax C3 dibekali fitur audio Snapdragon Audio+, berbeda dengan Andromax C2 yang dibekali fitur audio Dolby. Untuk layar, Smartfren Andromax C3 juga berukuran 4.0 inci dengan resolusi WVGA 800x480 piksel kerapatan 233 ppi dan menggunakan jenis TFT. Di sektor hardware sama saja yakni mengandalkan processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad-Core 1.2 Ghz Cortex-A7 dibarengi GPU Adreno 302 dan RAM sebesar 512 MB. Kamera pun tetap sama sebesar 3 megapiksel tanpa autofokus, LED Flash dan kamera depan.

Berikut spesifikasi Smartfren Andromax C3

Dimensions / Weight
123 x 63,8 x 10,7mm/
TFT Touchscreen

4 inci, WVGA (480x800 piksel)
Alert types
Vibrate, ringtone MP3

Yes, jack audio 3,5mm


Slot microSD up to 32GB



CDMA 2000 EVDO 1x Rev A (3,5G)

Yes, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot

Yes, 4.0 support A2DP


3 MP


Video Record
Android 4.4 KitKat

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-core 1,2GHz Cortex-A7, GPU Adreno 302


SMS, MMS, email, IM, push mail, RSS

Harga Nokia Lumia 530 2015 dan Spesifikasi Lengkap - Setelah Nokia Lumia 630, kini giliran Nokia Lumia 530 yang menyambangi pasar Indonesia. Bahkan kemampuannya cukup bersaing dengan Nokia Lumia 630 dan hampir setara. Menariknya lagi Nokia Lumia 530 dibanderol dengan harga yang jauh lebih terjangkau dari Lumia 630 dan bahkan Nokia X2. Kekurangannya terdapat pada besaran RAM yang sekedar 512 MB saja, namun jangan khawatir Microsoft menjanjikan performa tinggi lewat Windows Phone 8.1 tersebut.

Layarnya tidak jauh berbeda dengan Nokia Lumia 520 yakni sebesar 4.0 inci dengan resolusi FWVGA 854x480 piksel kerapatan 245 ppi dan menggunakan jenis TFT. Di sektor hardware mengandalkan processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad-Core 1.2 Ghz dibarengi GPU Adreno 302 dan RAM sebesar 512 MB. Processor tersebut digunakan juga oleh Smartfren Andromax i3s dan terbukti berhasil setara dengan Snapdragon 400. Kamera juga tetap sama dengan Nokia Lumia 520 yakni sebesar 5 megapiksel tanpa fitur autofokus, LED Flash hingga kamera depan seklipun.

Berikut spesifikasi Nokia Lumia 530

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

HSDPA 900 / 2100
Dimensions / Weight
119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm/129 gram
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, multitouch

480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Alert types

MP3, WAV ringtones

Yes, jack audio 3.5mm


microSD, up to 128 GB

4 GB, 512 MB RAM


HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

v4.0, A2DP


microUSB v2.0
5 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels, 1/4" sensor size


Video Record
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core 1.2 GHz, GPU Adreno 302


SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Rekomendasi Ponsel Kamera – Anda sedang mencari ponsel kamera dengan hasil maksimal? Simak ulasan dari kami, beberapa ponsel yang bisa menjadi pilihan Anda. Kami akan membandingkan kelemahan dan kelebihan ponsel kamera, yaitu Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumnia 1010, HTC One dan Samsung Galaxy S5.

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z saat ini dibanderol dengan harga Rp 5.400.000. Ponsel ini berkinerja meyakinkan, dengan prosesor Quadcore 1,5 GHz. Kameranya mantap, jernih detail tajam dan berwarna natural. Kelebihan lainnya adalah bahwa ponsel ini tahan air dan debu. (IP Certified 57). Perlu diketahui Kamera pada Sony Xperia Z memiliki 13.1 MP, autofokus, flash, video 1080p@30fps.

Nokia Lumnia 1010

Nokia Lumnia 1010 saat ini dibanderol seharga Rp 6.700.000. Nokia punya ponsel  terbaik di setiap generasinya, termasuk ponsel in. Apalagi ponsel ini dibekali fitur berkelas lainnya. Nokia Lumnia 1010 dilengkapi dengan prosesor Qualcomm Dual-core 1.5 GHz kamera 41 MP dan 1.2 MP autofokus dan LED Flash.


Pada bulan ini HTC One masih dibanderol seharga Rp 7.300.000. Ponsel HTC One dilengkapi dengan prosesor QualComm Quad-core 1.7 GHz. Pada bagian kamera HTC One dilengkapi dengan kamera 4 MP. Punya sensor kamera terbaru Ultapixel HTC bersaing dengan ponsel berkamera yang resolusinya jauh lebih tinggi. Resolusinya memang 4 MP, tapi ukuran sensornya dua kali lebih besar.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 saat ini dibanderol dengan harga Rp 8.499.000. Ponsel ini memiliki prosesor Exynos 5 Quad-core 1.9 Ghz dan quad-core 1.3 Ghz. Ponsel ini memiliki kamera 16 Mp dan 2 MP, autofokus, LED Flash. Penerus Galaxy S4 yang ditunggu ini memberikan kinerja maksimal plus multimedia dan kamera kelas utama.

Demikian ulasan mengenai Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumnia 1010, HTC One dan Samsung Galaxy S5, semoga ulasan tersebut bermanfaat bagi Anda, terutama bagi Anda yang sedang mencari ponsel kamera.

          Infapower Quick Charge 2.0        
Infapower Quick Charge 2.0

Infapower Quick Charge 2.0

Fully supports Qualcomm quick charge 5 x faster charging (60% in 30 minutes) Integrated chip (IC) for maximum speed 100-240v Worldwide use Short circuit protection Overload protection 5v/ 2400mA

          Ð”ля разработки серверных SoC Qualcomm создала СП с государственным фондом Китая        
В рамках договора американский разработчик SoC на ядрах ARM либо на ARM-совместимых инструкциях должен создать процессоры серверного назначения....
          Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835: a promising demo        

Today at Computex 2017, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform to help with Microsoft’s effort to bring Windows 10 to ARM-based devices. In addition, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo have committed to launching Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 products in the next few months. These will be sleek, fanless, and always connected 2-in-1 mobile PCs […]

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          Comment on Tutorial for Tasker and Android Wear/Qualcomm Toq/Pebble/Sony SmartWatch 2 Using Augmented SmartWatch Pro + Augmented Wear by Revised Tasker Support in Augmented SmartWatch Pro | Augmented SmartWatch Pro        
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          Comment on Tutorial for Tasker and Android Wear/Qualcomm Toq/Pebble/Sony SmartWatch 2 Using Augmented SmartWatch Pro + Augmented Wear by Advanced Text To Speech Support in Augmented SmartWatch Pro | Augmented SmartWatch Pro        
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          Comment on Tutorial for Tasker and Android Wear/Qualcomm Toq/Pebble/Sony SmartWatch 2 Using Augmented SmartWatch Pro + Augmented Wear by Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Edge Notification Support | Augmented SmartWatch Pro        
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          Galaxy S9 mit extremen Tempo: Aber wir gehen leer aus        
Das Galaxy S9 und andere Top-Smartphones des nächsten Jahres werden mutmaßlich pfeilschnellen LTE-Speed bieten. Nach Qualcomm hat nun auch Samsung ein LTE-Modem vorgestellt, das Daten mit einem extremen Tempo aus dem Netz saugt: bis zu 1,2 Gigabit pro Sekunde. In Deutschland sind die Tarife aber noch nicht soweit. Weitere Gerüchte zum Galaxy S9 sehen
          ÐšÑ€Ð¸Ñ‚ики 64-битного процессора выпустили собственный 64-разрядный чип        

Критики 64-битного процессора выпустили собственный 64-разрядный чип

Крупнейший производитель мобильных процессоров Qualcomm, известный по линейке процессоров Snapdragon, объявил о намерении выпустить собственный 64-битный процессор. Ранее один из топ-менеджеров компании заявил, что такой процессор является не более чем «Ð¼Ð°Ñ€ÐºÐµÑ‚Ð¸Ð½Ð³Ð¾Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ уловкой».

Компания Qualcomm Technologies, крупнейший производитель мобильных чипов, анонсировала первый в своей линейке чипсет для смартфонов, поддерживающий 64-битные данные, - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410.

«Snapdragon 410 станет одним из первых процессоров с поддержкой 64 бит, с его помощью мы планируем внести свой вклад в переход мобильной индустрии к 64-битной обработке данных», - прокомментировалДжефф Лорбек(Jeff Lorbeck), старший вице-президент и операционный директор Qualcomm Technologies в Китае.

Примечательно, что один из топ-менеджеров Qualcomm, комментируя выпуск 64-битного процессора A7 компанией Apple (этим чипомоснащен iPhone 5s), заявил, что переход на 64 бита является не более чем «Ð¼Ð°Ñ€ÐºÐµÑ‚Ð¸Ð½Ð³Ð¾Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ уловкой», тогда как в действительности такой чип не несет потребителям каких-либо преимуществ.


          ÐŸÐ¾ÑÐ»ÐµÐ´Ð½ÑÑ люмия: тонкая 5-дюймовая с металлической рамкой Lumia 650 за 5 900 грн        

Microsoft Lumia 650 позиционируется как аппарат для бизнес-сегмента с Ð±Ð¾Ð»ÑŒÑˆÐ¸Ð¼ количеством функций личной и ÐºÐ¾Ñ€Ð¿Ð¾Ñ€Ð°Ñ‚ивной безопасности, поддержкой множества стандартов шифрования и Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð´ÐµÑ€Ð¶ÐºÐ¾Ð¹ Office 365.

Последняя люмия: тонкая 5-дюймовая с металлической рамкой Lumia 650 за 5 900 грн

Характеристики последней новинки люмия в 2016 году заявлены следующие: 5-дюймовый OLED-дисплей с Ñ€Ð°Ð·Ñ€ÐµÑˆÐµÐ½Ð¸ÐµÐ¼ 720×1280 Ñ‚очек, 1 Ð“Б оперативной и 16 Ð“Б встроенной памяти плюс до 200 Ð“Б карты памяти microSD. В Ð°Ð¿Ð¿Ð°Ñ€Ð°Ñ‚Ðµ установлен съемный аккумулятор ёмкостью 2000 Ð¼ÐÑ‡. Производительность и ÑÐºÐ¾Ñ€Ð¾ÑÑ‚ÑŒ работы смартфона обеспечивает чипсет Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 (4 ÑÐ´Ñ€Ð°, 1,3 Ð“Гц). На Ð·Ð°Ð´Ð½ÐµÐ¹ стороне устройства расположена 8 ÐœÐŸ камера с Ð°Ð²Ñ‚офокусом, вспышкой и Ð´Ð¸Ð°Ñ„рагмой f/2,2, а ÑÐ¿ÐµÑ€ÐµÐ´Ð¸ над экраном находится широкоугольная фронталка с Ð´Ð¸Ð°Ñ„рагмой f/2,2.

Смотрите все фотографии и Ð¾Ð±Ð·Ð¾Ñ€Ñ‹ новинки Microsoft Lumia 650 Ñƒ нас в ÐºÐ°Ñ‚алоге.

          iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus parts What are US companies?        

  iphone 6

  iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus as a global phone, designed by Apple, the supplier around the world by parts. So for such a smartphone so popular, exactly what American companies to iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus provide parts of it? I believe this is a lot of American consumers are concerned! In this regard, we take a look!

  The main components of the US company's iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus these:

  1, covered with a gorilla on iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus tempered glass LCD screen, supplied by Corning.

  2, iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus used Qualcomm baseband chip.

  3, A8 chip ipone 6 / iphone 6 plus used by Apple's own design, OEM by Samsung and other manufacturers.

  In addition, the LCD screen like the iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus used, memory chips, mainly Japan, South Korea and other companies offer.

  From this we can see that the ratio of the total number of US parts companies iphone 6 / iphone 6 plus offered is still quite large.

          8 major feature of Samsung Galaxy Note7 need to know        

  Samsung Galaxy Note7

  Samsung's latest Galaxy Note7, presumably caught our eye. For this much attention Samsung flagship phone, I believe there will certainly be many users have been eager to want to have. So before we Yong with it, it is necessary to understand its properties, here we get to know about:

  8 major feature of Samsung Galaxy Note7 need to know

  Features 1, a more "symmetrical" in S7 edge

  From the exterior, the Samsung Note7 like Note5 and S7 edge combination.

  On the four corners of the outline process, Samsung Note7 and Note5 remained the same, compared to S7 edge, Note7 looks more Founder and very tough. But Note7 S7 edge with a similar double-curved screens and 3D glass cover.

  On S7 edge, due to the large positive hyperbolic degree of bending at the edge of the screen, in order to leave space metal frame, although the back S7 edge is 3D glasses, but the extent of the curved edge is significantly smaller than the front.

  On Note7, Samsung reduced the degree of curvature of the front double curved screen, and increases the curvature of the back of the 3D glasses. From the side view, two 3D glass Note7 metal frame on both sides of the visual is almost completely symmetrical.

  In addition, in order to reduce the risk of double-sided glass broke, and Samsung have used before and after Note7 better anti-drop 5th generation Corning Gorilla Glass, which is currently the only one to use Note7 5th generation gorilla glass phone .

  On the border around the screen, Note7 than S7 edge would go a little bit narrow, coupled with double-curved screen, looks from the front, Note7 screen hardly see any borders. By virtue of the double surface design, compared to the already very narrow border Note5, Note7 in maintaining the 5.7-inch screen size, the whole width than Note5 even narrow 2 mm.

  2 properties, iris recognition is cool, but not practical fingerprint recognition

  From a functional point of view, Samsung Note7 biggest change is the addition of Iris should be identified.

  It works by identifying the iris of the eye is information for authentication.

  However, from a functional point of view, iris recognition and fingerprint Note7's basically no difference between the two can be used to unlock the phone and Samsung Pay payments. Note7 also built a feature called Secure Folder feature, users can not want others to see pictures and other content in this app or folder, then choose to use iris, fingerprint or traditional password encryption.

  But right now, the iris unlock process Note7 little too complicated. Users need to light up the phone screen, then slide on the lock screen, to enter the iris recognition interface, comes as no fingerprint at one go, in addition, the current iris recognition Note7 only record set iris information.

  Features 3, more feature-rich S Pen

  As in previous years, whatever you do, in each year of the new Galaxy Note, Samsung will be upgraded to the S Pen.

  Tip diameter Note7 from the previous 0.7 mm to 1.6 mm, pressure sensitive level increased to some exaggerated 4096, Samsung said that when the S Pen can Note7 use of more stable and smooth.

  In function, in addition to that, he picked up a pen like Note5 directly at the screen put out to write something outside the state, in Note7, after writing can also be directly to the content on the lock screen, as "Always-On Display" a part of.

  This feature is still a lot of scenarios, for example, you suddenly think of it this afternoon to go to the airport to meet people or to buy some important items, you can pick up a pen to record every phone to see when you can see an alert .

  Note7 the S Pen adds an animated GIF feature, users can directly use the S PEN in the interception of a phone or playing video recording up to 15 seconds of video content, Note7 automatically generates some GIF moving map.

  In addition, users can directly use the S Pen to select text and even pictures with text, Note7 can instant translation.

  It is worth mentioning, and Note7 as root S Note7 on Pen also supports IP68 level of dust and water.

  4 characteristics, performance is not enough "flagship"

  Logically speaking, the Galaxy Note this flagship product, we usually can use a "flagship" to a band before, but Note7 not entirely so.

  According to different regions, the samsung Note7 carry within some core parts will differ, Note7 SoC 820 Xiao dragon or Orion 8890 two optional, this and S7 edge exactly the same.

  It is noteworthy that, in the storage capacity, Note7 directly comes standard with a 64GB built-in memory and supports up to 256GB of Micro SD card expansion (will occupy a SIM card slot).

  But some surprise, since Samsung for many years as a true "annual flagship", Note7 "only" it equipped with 4GB of memory to run.

  Broke the news, according to some, the reason for the 6GB memory on useless, because a design flaw led to its Orion 8890 is not compatible with Samsung's own single 6GB LPDDR4 memory, although Qualcomm Xiaolong 820 is compatible with Fengyun memory, but in order to make sure both SoC's "consistency", Note7 had "committed" 4GB of memory to run.

  In our long-term use S7 edge process, although the 4GB transport exist most of the time is good enough, but 6GB of memory to run can still bring better multitasking experience, especially for memory management has been less reliable Samsung, 6GB memory on still has some significance.

  5 features, and S7 / S7 edge exactly the same camera

  Conference, Samsung made it clear that "Note7 the same camera module and S7 / S7 edge."

  Judging from the parameters, Note7 still "Front 500 million pixels + rear 13 million pixel" no front lights. The rear camera has a large aperture of f / 1.7, and supports optical image stabilization, dual-domain pixel technology has also been retained.

  Taking into account the S7 / S7 edge in the camera experience very good experience, Note7 copy down and there is no wrong.

  6 features, the battery capacity is smaller than the S7 edge

  Note7 battery capacity of 3500 mAh, although this is the largest ancient Note, but still slightly less than S7 edge 3600 mA.

  The reason than S7 edge of a small battery, one important reason is the S Pen Note7 need to occupy a lot of space inside the fuselage, plus the whole size only slightly larger than Note7 S7 edge, a little less battery capacity is not surprising.

  But on the flagship phone, Note7 battery still is relatively large, according to our experience in the S7 edge, Note7 battery life should be sufficient for most users a day heavy use.

  In addition, and as previous generations of Galaxy flagship, Note7 also supports Qualcomm's wireless QC fast charge and fast charge. On Note7, Samsung also "old" is Micro USB interface into the USB Type-C, as "compensation" included a Micro USB, Samsung will turn the USB Type-C adapter at each step Note7 in order to ensure that users hand Micro USB cable will not be eliminated directly.

  7 feature, more "younger" of TouchWiz

  Note7 equipped with a new version of TouchWiz, the overall color becomes younger.

  In this version of TouchWiz, the built-in icons have "big rounded rectangle" shape, a third party app icon will be "forced" to pull into this shape, as like it or not this "forced consensus" icon, you a matter of opinion.

  In addition, the location notification center, set menus, the new version of TouchWiz Note7 has also undergone a significant change. For example, in the Settings menu, a long menu of options had been classified into several categories.

  Characteristics 8, four color, price unknown

  In addition to conventional black, silver, gold, Note7 also adds a coral blue color, with a blue version previously introduced 8 and glory possible to launch blue iPhone 7, great blue in the second half of the smart machine popular momentum.

  Note7 will be in some other regions of the United States on sale August 19, while the market as well as Gear VR and Gear 360, but Samsung did not announce Note7 price, but surprisingly, then, the price should be slightly higher than Note7 S7 edge after Note7 market, Samsung is likely to be appropriate to reduce the price of S7 edge.

  Well, that's Samsung Galaxy Note7 eight major characteristics of a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the user in mind I am sure you have a clear understanding of the.

          Compared iphone 6s, iphone se which features undermine it?        

  iphone se

  For ipohone se before Apple just released, many people easily mistaken for iphone se it is iPhone 5s shell loaded iPhone 6s parts. In fact not the case, even though the vast majority of iPhone se core parts taken from iphone 6s, however, in some other parts of the iPhone SE is still selected older iphone parts.

  Here we take a look at compared to iphone 6s, iphone se which features undermine it?

  1, the LCD screen

  After dismantling of the iPhone SE found on the LCD screen section, iPhone SE and iPhone 5s uses the same LCD panel is still the same 1136 x 640 resolution and 800: 1 contrast ratio, so in the display on and did not improve.

  2, the touch panel

  After the iPhone 6s launch flagship 3D Touch feature, users can intensify finger pressure sensing system, to further enhance the user experience on the touch screen. Considering the competition iPhone SE pricing and iPhone 6s and, therefore, does not use iPhone SE 3D Touch function, however, the current 3D Touch function to be further improved, so, for the user, not equipped with 3D Touch touch functionality basically no impact on control experience.

  3, barometers

  After the iPhone 6 launch, they carry the barometer module has been considerable discussion the outside world, the reason is that there is a great barometer functions supporting role in the positioning, by determining changes in the air pressure around the device can accurately determine the location height, facilitates the positioning map, combined with the specific position of the GPS device to judge, but also to locate cell phone can be more accurate, however, iPhone SE barometer modules not equipped with parts, so that the positioning accuracy is, iPhone SE You may have slightly inferior to the iPhone 6 / 6s.

  3, the network

  iPhone SE used is Qualcomm communication module, despite Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac rosy specifications, however, iPhone SE can only reach the LTE Advanced standard, which is the highest 150Mbps, but now operators are planning to launch the next generation of 4G + network has the highest speed can reach 300Mbps, this also means that iPhone SE will not support 4G +.

  4, front camera

  iPhone SE's rear camera to upgrade to 12 million pixels, but the front camera has not been upgraded, is still 1.2 megapixel specifications, however, support the rapid Face tracking and Retina Flash, so there is no pixel to improve the front-facing camera in the photo effect, and also there is no obvious gap.

  5, Touch ID

  Has some of the phone's Touch ID recognition speed already experienced in using the iPhone 6s users, thanks to a second-generation Touch ID technology that allows iPhone 6s fingerprint identification speed and accuracy have a very significant increase, but , iPhone SE of Touch ID is not synchronized upgrade, but still follows the first generation design, so the Touch ID fingerprint experience and the iPhone 6s, or have gaps.

  These are compared to iphone 5 iphone se Item Function 6s weakened, but taking into account the low price of iphone se, iphone se shrink is reasonable in these functions. Overall, Apple is offering the lowest price ever, the most powerful of excellence iphone 4 LCD screen or very cost-effective.

          iphone expensive, but it is the most cost-effective smart phone!        


  Compared to a lot of Android phones, iphone often gives the impression that the more expensive. However, despite iphone expensive, but it is the most cost-effective smart phone! Why do you say this way? Here we take a look:

  iphone most cost-effective factor of 5

  1, quality iphone mobile phone parts used are the best.

  the iphone lcd screen mainly by LG Display, Japan Display, Sharp company, its memory chip is mainly provided by Samsung, while the application by their own chip design by Taiwan's TSMC foundry and South Korea's Samsung, the baseband chip supplied by Qualcomm, which are the world's leading suppliers of parts, reprocessing Apple has been on the quality of mobile phone parts stringent requirements to ensure that the use of iphone parts are of the highest quality.

  2, iphone brings the perfect experience

  Because of iphone by Apple hardware and software control, in order to protect the iphone can give users a better experience, I believe that this is the Android phones can not be achieved.

  3, iphone super hedge

  Because Apple strictly control sales channels, so, iphone price is very strong, basically before the new listing, there is little discount phenomenon. Phase Bian Zhuo mobile phone market a few months later, the price will be significantly reduced. Therefore, for users who want to sell a used iphone, often able to sell a good price. I think this is the Android phones can not be right!

  4, IOS system

  Iphone IOS system used to fluency of the known, which is currently the Android phones can not be achieved. Even to spend two or three years, basically iphone is still very smooth. And Android phones, Oh, I believe that to spend a few months, basically Caton difficult to use it.

  Moreover, the growing number of Android flagship phone iphone price also substantially flat, since it takes the same money to buy a mobile phone, iphone facing so many advantages, why do not we buy iphone it?

          What is the most expensive iphone parts are?        

  iphone parts

  As a by the people all over the world like smart phones, iphone has been the focus of attention. Today we have an interesting topic to talk about the iphone, What is the most expensive iphone parts are?

  According to research firm IHS Technology report content, material cost iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is $ 211.5 and $ 236, respectively.

  Among them, the new phone is equipped with 3D Touch LCD touch screen is the iPhone 6s Plus in single highest cost of parts, the parts of the material cost as much as $ 52.5. In addition, the latest A9 processor material cost iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped for $ 22, 2GB of memory costs $ 17, cost of materials and Qualcomm chips before and after the camera is at $ 13 and $ 22.50.

  In other parts and components, iPhone 6s of 16GB NAND flash memory costs $ 5.50, the cost of materials WLAN module and battery for $ 6 and $ 4.50, respectively, while the onboard audio module, NFC controller, accelerator, gyroscope, pressure sensor total cost of these components was $ 18.

  Finally, iPhone 6s series of various connections and seals of the total cost of $ 42, OEM assembly costs allocated to each piece of equipment was $ 4.5.

          What are US companies to provide Apple iphone parts of it?        

  iphone parts

  We know that Apple is only responsible for the design iphone, provided by leading parts suppliers around the world mobile phone parts, final assembly is completed by the Taiwanese company Foxconn. So as a global product, iphone parts are what is provided by the American company? I believe this is one thing that many Americans are concerned about. Here we talk together this interesting topic:

  After investigation, we found that in 28 countries Apple supplier, but most suppliers from four places, China, Japan, the United States and Taiwan. The main parts iphone US companies have these types:

  iphone LCD screen is Gorilla Glass from Corning, the glass will create this in Kentucky, South Korea, Japan or Taiwan, but the most expensive mobile phone parts --iPhone SE value of about $ 20 a glass.

  Another application parts are more expensive processors, SE and are equipped with the 6S application processor developed by Apple, Samsung and TSMC commissioned manufacturing.

  Phone modem designed by Qualcomm, about $ 15;

  As an important part of the iphone, such as: memory, flash memory, energy management module, antenna amplifiers and transceivers, there are companies from South Korea, Japan and other places provided,

  Through this survey we can see that, although the number of parts iphone US companies Apple provided is not up, but the value is quite considerable.

          Small iPhone battery capacity inside you know?        

  iPhone battery

  iphone battery capacity is small, it is an indisputable fact, compared to the hundreds of Android phones easily 3,000 mAh battery, iphone battery capacity can be described as appalling. So why iphone battery capacity has been so small? iphone battery capacity is small, there is nothing more than the result of four factors:

  Small iPhone battery capacity inside you know?

  First, the need for industrial design, and now smart phones are slim to development! Of course the phone book will do sacrifice, the first sacrifice is the batteries.

  Two, IOS system optimization, after all, compared to IOS Andrews phone system is still power in particular.

  Third, low-power CPU, the CPU is not like Apple Qualcomm CPU is the same as the power-hungry.

  Fourth, no matter how much the smartphone battery can not avoid a full day, the user has a habit! In battery technology is not new breakthrough before the light increases the battery capacity is useless.

  These four points is a small iphone battery capacity reasons, I believe we all know the answer right now!

          Uluslararası Ticaret Komisyonu Qualcomm’un Apple aleyhindeki şikayetini inceleyecek        
Uluslararası Ticaret Komisyonu Qualcomm’un Apple aleyhindeki şikayetini inceleyecek

ABD Uluslararası Ticaret Komisyonu (ITC), Apple hakkında bir inceleme başlattı. Kurum, Apple’ın iPhone’da kullandığı Intel markalı modellerin Qualcomm’a ait bazı patentleri ihlâl ettiği iddiasını inceleyecek. Ancak komisyon tek taraflı çalışmayacak. Qualcomm’un standart patentler için yüksek bir telif ücreti talep ettiğine dair iddialar da komisyon tarafından mercek altına alınacak.

Qualcomm’dan konuya ilişkin olarak yapılan açıklamada, şirketin ITC’ye sunduğu talepler yeniden hatırlatıldı.

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          Sharp Aquos S2 resmiyet kazandı: 5.5 inç ekran, iki farklı işlemci seçeneği        
Sharp Aquos S2 resmiyet kazandı: 5.5 inç ekran, iki farklı işlemci seçeneği

Sharp Aquos S2 ile ilgili dedikodular son zamanlarda iyiden iyiye artmıştı. Akıllı telefonun bugün tanıtılacağı iddiası da gün içinde gündeme gelmişti. İddialar sonunda gerçeğe dönüştü ve Aquos S2 resmiyet kazandı.

Aquos S2 iki farklı versiyonla gün yüzüne çıktı. Bu modellerden birinde Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 işlemci, 4 GB RAM ve 64 GB dahili depolama alanı bulunuyor.

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          Why the parity iphone SE?See for yourself!        

  iphone SE

  Since the iphone SE release, it got the attention of the world, for the most powerful iphone 4 inches ever, you are all produced deep interest.Then the iphone SE why so cheap?What is the secret inside it?Want to know the answer?The following Chipworks companies in the United States to solve mystery for you!

  Chipworks well-known semiconductor research institutions through the iphone SE dismantling found that iphone SE parts across three generations, including the iphone 5 s, 6, and 6 s, etc.

  IPhone SE the A9 processor by TSMC foundry, 2 gb memory from SK hynix, both with the iPhone 6 s.

  In addition, the iPhone 6 qualcomm MDM9625M base band chip, the accessory transceiver module, and the sound IC, all are put into the iPhone SE on reuse.As to the control element of touching the screen from the iPhone 5 s.

  Thus, belongs to the iPhone SE rare, original parts only Dialog power management IC, power amplifier Skywork, Toshiba's NAND flash memory, sound, the sound of science and technology, as well as the epcos development antenna switch module and so on is the new parts.

  Positive, however, is that apple can be used mixed with all sorts of old and new iphone parts, successful assembly price, the hodgepodge of cell phones, is a highly technical thing, after all, we these consumers also get the corresponding value.Have to give apple praise a!

          Most iPhone parts made in China? Very different facts        

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  Apple iPhone supply chains around the world, which Apple provides promising advanced components, we are more familiar, including AMD, Intel, Samsung, TSMC, Qualcomm, they are also responsible for the production of high-tech requirements are less parts manufacturers these vendors may we usually rarely heard, there are also responsible for iPhone assembly work, such as Foxconn. If someone asks these suppliers primarily in the country which then, according to our previous knowledge, you are likely to say that China, because China has cheap labor, but the reality is quite different. According to the latest survey report Sunyu Tao, Associate Professor of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology and Professor of Economic Geography National University of Ireland Seamus Grimes, the Chinese in fact, accounted for only a small part of Apple's global supply chain vendors.

  Most of Apple's iPhone parts made in China? Very different facts

  Sunyu Tao, Associate Professor and Professor Seamus Grimes of Apple's global supply chain carried out a detailed investigation, and then make the statistics, and the text "Apple's global value chain in China's role" to be interpretation, concludes a sad conclusion: in fact, the Chinese mainland in the global supply chain of Apple is responsible for most of the assembly work.

  Most of Apple's iPhone parts made in China? Very different facts

  Although responsible for the technical content of the higher parts suppliers mostly not the Chinese mainland enterprises, but they have many of them set up a subsidiary in mainland China, is mainly responsible for the assembly work, such as AMD, Fairchild, Qualcomm, which we are more familiar is Foxconn. But the establishment of the core components of the plant very few manufacturers in mainland China, on the whole, the proportion of the supply chain, manufacturers set up a subsidiary in China was 44.2% (there is mostly assembly work).

  In fact, Apple's iPhone accounted for suppliers of Origin is this:

  Apple iPhone is actually the core science and technology and China's close ties we imagined. Earlier, the US presidential candidate Donald Trump will put forward more than once, the iPhone production line to move back to the United States, although the present situation is unlikely, but along with the development of artificial intelligence technology, it is likely that the future work of those responsible for assembling the production line will be the first to return to the United States ......

          Sony could soon join Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG in developing its own smartphone chips        

Forget mixed signals, Sony is reportedly as serious as it’s ever been about growing smartphone sales and profitability, despite recently closing e-shop in Europe, and posting a quarterly mobile loss for the umpteenth consecutive time.

If the Xperia Z5 trio can’t put the Japanese tech giant’s Android business on the right track, even more could ride on the Z6, which believe it or not, may pack a processor developed in-house to compete against top-shelfQualcomm Snapdragons and MediaTek Helios.

How did Sony reach this ambitious, no doubt money, time and resource-consuming decision after pondering the unloading of the unprofitable division a while back? It’s hard to say if we should go there just yet, as all we have to go on at the moment is the undependable word of Digitimes and its unnamed “industry sources.”

According to these moles, both Sony and LG want to follow Apple, Samsung, and Huawei’s suit in buildingflagship-level homebrewed application SoCs to “ramp up earnings and market share.” We’re not sure Huawei’s numbers rose primarily thanks to Kirin chips, whereas LG actually tried its hand once at an Exynos challengercalled Nuclun, failed, and is now back to the drawing board for a vastly improved, LTE-A modem-integrated second-gen.

Considering LG’s blunder, and even the time it’s taken Exynos processors to become a wide-scale Snapdragon alternative, we can’t help but wonder if Sony affords similar false steps. The Xperia family must thrive ASAP, not in 2017 or 2018, and although Sony wouldn’t produce the chips from scratch, partnering with Taiwan-based fabless ASIC design service provider Global Unichip on a custom silicon sounds like quite the investment and short-term gamble.

Source: Digitimes

          The Vivo V5Plus Limited Edition - Celebration of 10 glorious years of IPL in India        
Cricket as a sport is dear to every Indian's heart and I am pretty sure that even though you may not be an avid follower of cricket, you have definitely watched at least one India-Pakistan match with enthusiasm. The world of cricket has seen great evolution, with the IPL being one of the unique concepts, especially for those who are mad about cricket. Time has flown and it has been 10 glorious years since the IPL began, and even now the excitement and eagerness for the next season is the same each year. To celebrate the 10th year of IPL, Vivo has launched the Vivo V5Plus in a limited edition, that has the VIVOIPL logo engraved on the back. A matte finish black Vivo V5Plus with the logo engraved in golden color looks extremely chic and classy.

For all the IPL fans, I am sure this a steal deal for the specifications and the price that it comes for. Vivo V5Plus comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core CPU, 4 GB RAM/64 GB ROM and 3055 mAh battery. The 13.87cm (5.5) FHD Display with Corning Gorilla glass, which runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 Operating system based on Android 6.0. How can we forget the camera though? With a 20 MP Dual Front Camera and a 16 MP Rear Camera, I am sure you are going have your phone memory full with IPL pictures after you head to the stadiums to enjoy the live matches. The dual lenses of the device are going help you create sharper pictures with backgrounds blurred beautifully. The digital optical algorithm that helps to generate the Bokeh effect in your pictures, is going to be perfect to create new memories with your friends and family this IPL season. 

Vivo being the title sponsor for this season of IPL, wants to offer the cricket crazy fans with a lifetime of an experience and hence this limited edition has been launched to glorify the 10th season of IPL. How cool will it be to flaunt your love for IPL by using this new edition of Vivo V5Plus. I am a sucker for black and gold, and this sleek matt finish style absolutely store my heart.  

Vivo India has launched this matte Black V5Plus limited edition in exclusive partnership with Flipkart. The look and feel of the phone is designed with utmost attention, as the focus of this edition was to not just offer a good phone to the crazy cricket audience but also an exclusive experience which could be more personal to each one them.

All you lovely IPL fans, this phone will be available on Flipkart for INR 25,990. You can get it here - https://goo.gl/Mu5Rd3

It is a limited edition so make sure you book yourself one of these soon, if you too loved this phone!

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          A full-color, passive display that does video? That’s a giant step for e-readers.        
Qualcomm’s mirasol showing color video @ 30fps! from IntoMobile on Vimeo. IntoMobile gets the scoop that Qualcomm’s mirasol division unveiled what looks like truly groundbreaking tech: A passive display that not only does color, but renders full-motion video. Passive displays—E Ink’s technology, which is in everything from the Kindle to the Sony e-Reader, are the […]
          Comment on Official: Meizu MX5 unveiled with MediaTek’s Helio X10 Turbo chipset by TheEvilPenguinGamer .        
Why not? Are you a qualcomm fanboy? It's a fact that mediatek's current lineup of chips completely destroys qualcomms. The snapdragon 410, 615, 810 are all failures. Even if the 810 does win in benchmarks, only briefly as its performance halves when you use the phone for longer than a couple of minutes straight.
          Comment on Juice up your Samsung Galaxy S6 with the ZeroLemon 3500mAh battery case by adamgalas        
I swear by Zerolemon products and I'm thrilled to see they are still making battery cases for sealed battery phones, including the ability to replace the case battery. Granted its not as great as the 3X battery cases they make for phones with replaceable batteries (the biggest reason I love such phones) and given my love of Nexus phones (you'll have to pry my Nexus 6 from my cold dead hands;) its not much help to me, but given the fact that you need to put a case on a smartphone anyway (unless you enjoy living dangerously and ensuring that your screen will eventually be shattered) these kinds of cases are unbeatable bang for your buck. That's especially true given that solid state Lithium ion batteries are coming within 3 years that promise 150% larger energy density. In a perfect world that would mean 150% bigger batteries but we all know that phone makers will just use this new tech as an excuse to keep making slimmer phones and keeping the battery capacity the same (damn you Apple!;) Perhaps Samsung will learn from the horrible mistake its about to make on the Note 5 (no replaceable battery) and the Note 6 will have a replaceable battery allowing ZeroLemon to offer a 12,300 mAh battery case that can finally give power users some decent battery life (don't forget that Battery Guru app from Qualcomm boosts battery life by 25%-50%).
          Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor not a...oh! Right!        
Seeker.com: "Two Star Trek 'Tricorders' Have Made It to the Final Round of XPRIZE. This week, Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE officials announced that two teams of finalists have made it to the last round of the competition, having designed tricorder-style medical devices that are actually pretty space-age in look and function. Weighing in at less that five pounds each, the devices can diagnose and interpret 13 different health conditions within minutes, while continuously monitoring five different vital sign metrics." Wikipedia: "In the fictional Star Trek universe, a tricorder is a multifunction hand-held device used for sensor scanning, data analysis, and recording data."
          Internet.org's content and usability summit in Delhi and visit of Mark Zuckerberg to India        
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly planning on visiting India next week, who will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Zuckerberg will be in India on October 9 and 10, and will first meet Narendra Modi. The publication claims that the Indian government will partner Facebook in its forthcoming initiative — Swachh Bharat. The summit aims to focus on accelerating the creation and consumption of locally relevant content and value-added services in India

Why Zuckerberg is coming?
According to press release of internet.org Zuckerberg will speak at the Facebook-promoted first Internet.org's Content and Usability Summit 2014, which is going to held at Delhi. Mark will also meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to collaborate on ways to accelerate connectivity in India.

What is internet.org?
"Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, non-profits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the Internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it."
The founding members of internet.org – Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung – will develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online.

Why India for first summit?
 One more thing is also going to happen, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella are already in India. Last month, Android chief Sundar Pichai too visited India to launch Google’s Android One initiative.
World's greatest IT power India is the biggest market for these companies and have great possibilities in upcoming years. According to market research firm eMarketer, India is the company's second-biggest market after the US in terms of the number of users. India, however, will account for the fastest growth — 40% — in people logging on to the social networking platform in 2014. The number of users in India will touch 108.9 million by the end of the year compared with 77.8 million in 2013 — almost 10% of the Indian population and mostly young people. Indian government is also focussing on internet reachability to every person and took some initiative live optical fibre cable
 project, digital India program etc.. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  effectively use the power of social networks first during the election campaign and later even in government.
Modi has alluded to the power of Facebook and Twitter, another social networking tool he uses regularly, in his speeches, most recently in one of his public speeches in the US. So india will
be good ground for organisations such as internet.org to achieve there goal. 

          You Can Now Buy Asus’ ZenFone AR Phablet From Verizon        
You Can Now Buy Asus’ ZenFone AR Phablet From Verizon

During the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that was held back in January early this year, Asus had generated some buzz with the debut of its ZenFone AR smartphone. In the seven months since it was first unveiled, nobody quite really knew how much the Android powered phablet would cost. Well, those looking to purchase the device will be delighted to know that the handset can now be bought exclusively from the biggest wireless carrier in America.

Asus’ ZenFone AR is now made available from Verizon Wireless for a price of $648. For those who are okay with an installment arrangement, they should know that if they are deemed eligible by the Big Red, they can choose to complete regular payments of $27 on a monthly basis. For the record, the ZenFone AR can now be purchases either online or at Verizon retail outlets.

You might have heard by now that the Asus ZenFone AR phablet holds the distinction of being the only device in the world right now that offers support for both Tango (the 3D mapping augmented reality technology developed by Google) and Daydream (the virtual reality platform also created by the search giant). 

Aside from the fact that ZenFone AR supports both AR and VR technologies from Google,  the device is actually not bad as a smartphone. It offers a generou 5.7 inch AMOLED display screen, flanked with a remarkable 23 megapixel camera on the rear side and an 8 megapixel camera on the front side. It sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chip set, which is supported by 6 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and 32 gigabytes of built in memory, with support for micro SD cards (for expansion of up to a couple of terabytes of storage). It is powered wby a 3,300 mAh battery and comes preinstalled with Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system.

For those who want to get an unlocked edition of the Asus ZenFone AR, they might want to head to Amazon’s official website. The e-commerce giant happens to offer a couple of configurations for the phablet -- one with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of memory for a price of $599, and the other with 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage for a price of $699.

Back in May earlier this year, it was reported that the ZenFone AR was going to be released in July. Obviously, that no longer holds true, but Asus fans might not mind the wait, now that the device is available from Verizon.

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          HTC U11 Has Officially Launched Via Sprint, Amazon, And HTC’s Website        
HTC U11 Has Officially Launched Via Sprint, Amazon, And HTC’s Website

About a month ago, HTC had formally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone device, the HTC U11. The phone had generated some buzz not only with its impressive specifications, but also with is squeezable capabilities, which allows users to operate the handset by squeezing the device’s sides (more on this later). Well, the HTC U11 smartphone has officially launched in the United States mobile market, by way of major US wireless carrier Sprint, retail giant Amazon, and through HTC’s official online store (HTC.com). 
As far as features and functionalities are concerned, the HTC U11 can certainly hold its own. It is fitted with a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels. This screen is complemented with a 12 megapixel main camera on the rear side as well as a jaw dropping 16 megapixel selfie shooter on the front side. 
With regards to hardware specs, the HTC U11 boasts an eight core Snapdragon 835 chip set from Qualcomm, paired with 4 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), plus 64 gigabytes of built in memory (that is, for the American edition; a version intended for international mobile markets will come with 6 gigabytes of RAM as well as 128 gigabytes of onboard storage). 
Features wise, the HTC U11 also offers a USB C port, an IP67 water proofing and dust resistance rating, a 3,000 mAh battery, and of course, Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system. Android fans may be delighted to know that the HTC U11 will come preinstalled with Google Assistant, and most likely after its release date, Amazon’s Alexa for good measure, but probably via a later software update. And despite the fact that the HTC U11 does not have any headphone jack, it does ship with earbuds that feature active noise cancellation capabilities, plus the ability to tune audio tracks based on the contours of the mobile user’s ear. The device is made available in three color options -- namely black, silver, and blue. With regards to pricing, an unlocked version of the HTC U11 is priced at $650. Want to compare this to other devices? Start browsing through other phones and plans from HTC at Wirefly now.
Now for its squeezable feature. This is made possible through the Edge Sense technology, which takes full advantage of pressure sensors placed at the sides of the handset. These sensors are capable of detecting how the user is holding the device, and how much pressure is being applied. It can then respond by offering shortcuts to completing some basic tasks (shortcuts can be customized).

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          Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones Adds Two More Smartphones        
Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones Adds Two More Smartphones

Recently this week, online retailing giant Amazon announced that it was further expanding the list of discounted mobile devices under its Prime Exclusive Phones program by adding a couple more smartphones to the roster. The two new handsets are Motorola’s Moto G5 Plus, which American customers of Prime can now start preordering at a starting price of $185 (discounted by around $45 compared to the device’s original full retail pricing), and Alcatel’s A30 at a price of $60 (discounted by $40 from its original price). The Moto G5 Plus and the Alcatel A30 now join three other smartphones already on the program -- namely, the Moto G4, the Moto G4 Play, and the Blu R1 HD. In a nutshell, the Moto G5 Plus (shipping dates start March 31st) is a 5.2 inch handset with a 12 megapixel camera on the rear side, and a 2 GigaHertz eight core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip set. As for the Alcatel A30 (shipping dates start next month), it is a 5 inch device with an 8 megapixel main camera and a four core Snapdragon processor.

The discounted pricing is offered only to members of Amazon’s Prime, and are made possible by ads that the company displays on the handsets’ lock screens. For several years now, the retailer has been offering ad supported Kindle e-readers and Fire tablet devices, but it was only in 2016 that it began to offer a similar program for smartphone devices. For those who prefer not seeing any ads on their lock screens, they can just opt to get the smartphones mentioned above through Amazon but at the normal full retail price.

According to Amazon, ever since the Prime Exclusive Phones program was launched, the top two best selling devices among unlocked devices on its website has been the Prime Exclusive Moto G4 and Blu R1 HD. Although the company has not provided any specific figures for earnings or unit sales for the devices, it did point out how the two handsets have consistently been in the best sellers list.

Considered one of the most well known global brands in the last couple of decades, Amazon once tried to enter into the phone making business. The company has since seen its ambitions in that front turn into a flop, and is now seeking other ways in which it can establish a presence in mobile, particularly via software, without having to develop its own smartphone. Software wise, Amazon has managed to achieve some success, bringing its voice assistant Alexa to Huawei’s Mate 9 phablet, and to iPhone and iPad devices by way of its own shopping app.

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          Qualcomm Promises 5G Modem Chip for 2018        
Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to deliver its first chip for the next generation of cellular networks, angling to be ready as some carriers roll out versions of 5G services by 2018.

          Nokia Lumia 710 Review        
Lumia 710, salah satu dari dua smartphone pertama, buah kerjasama Microsoft dan Nokia.
VIVAnews - Pertengahan Februari ini, Nokia secara resmi menghadirkan smartphone perdana mereka ke pasaran Indonesia, yang merupakan buah kerjasama mereka dengan Microsoft. Ada dua varian yang mereka hadirkan yakni Lumia 800 dan Lumia 710.

Kalau Lumia 800 diposisikan sebagai smartphone kelas atas untuk bersaing dengan iPhone 4S dan Samsung Galaxy S2, Lumia 710 diposisikan untuk segmen kelas menengah yang mencari smartphone berfitur yang cukup untuk memenuhi kebutuhan telekomunikasi sehari-hari.

Keduanya menggunakan sistem operasi terbaru untuk smartphone besutan Microsoft yakni Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). Tak lagi menggunakan platform Symbian yang selama ini jadi andalah Nokia. Lalu, apa yang ditawarkan oleh duet Microsoft dan Nokia pada Lumia 710, salah satu smartphone Windows Phone Mango mereka?

Desain dan Fitur

Dari sisi desain, Lumia 710 memang tidak secantik seri Lumia 800 yang didesain berlekuk tanpa sudut. Tetapi demi personalisasi, casing bagian belakang Lumia 710 bisa digonta-ganti sesuai keinginan penggunanya. Nokia juga menyediakan backplate tambahan dengan beragam corak.

Untuk tampilan, layar multitouch sebesar 3,7 inci yang digunakan terasa pas. Tidak terlalu besar dan tidak pula terlalu kecil. Apalagi layar dengan perlindungan Corning Gorilla Glass ini juga mampu menghasilkan resolusi yang cukup lumayan, yakni 480x800 piksel.

Layar ini juga berfitur Nokia ClearBlack Display. Nokia mengklaim, dengan teknologi ini, meski ponsel sedang digunakan di tengah hari di bawah sinar matahari, tampilan di layar masih tetap dapat dilihat dengan jelas.

smartphone Nokia Lumia 710Dari sisi fitur, yang paling menarik pada Windows Phone 7.5 Mango di smartphone ini adalah People Hub. Lewat sini, pengguna bisa mengumpulkan seluruh teman-teman mereka di Facebook, Twitter, ataupun LinkedIn lengkap dengan informasi kontak mereka mulai dari nomor telepon ataupun email.

Menariknya, setiap update yang mereka lakukan di jejaring-jejaring sosial tersebut dapat langsung ditampilkan di sini. Demikian pula galeri foto-foto mereka di Facebook, juga bisa langsung dilihat lewat People Hub. Tentunya jika ponsel terhubung ke Internet, baik via WiFi ataupun 3G/HSPA. Adapun kontak seperti email ataupun nomor telepon bisa langsung dihubungi dengan mudah.

Dari sisi aplikasi, Marketplace yang dimiliki Microsoft memang belum terlalu banyak menyediakan pilihan aplikasi, jika dibandingkan dengan aplkasi yang sudah tersedia untuk iOS ataupun Android. Namun, aplikasi-aplikasi yang ada dari berbagai kategori yang disediakan, kami nilai sudah cukup untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sehari-hari penggunanya.

Sama seperti sistem operasi Microsoft untuk PC desktop, shortcut-shortcut aplikasi ini dapat dipasang di ‘desktop’ atau homescreen ponsel. Bedanya, icon-icon shortcut tersebut terus menerus update sesuai aktivitas yang terjadi di aplikasi yang bersangkutan.

Nokia Lumia 710 diperkuat oleh chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, prosesor berkecepatan 1,4GHz, serta GPU berbasis chip Adreno 205. Spesifikasi yang cukup bertenaga ini membuat ponsel terasa responsif saat dipakai.

Sejumlah aplikasi, meskipun digunakan dengan modus multitasking dapat diproses dengan lancar. Demikian pula saat ponsel digunakan untuk memainkan berbagai game dari layanan Xbox Live yang disediakan oleh Microsoft. Belasan game yang coba kami unduh ke memori internal sebesar 8GB yang tersedia dapat dijalankan dengan lancar tanpa terasa lag.

Jika digunakan untuk bermain game, baterai standar Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BP-3L) yang digunakan memang tidak mampu memasok daya untuk penggunaan seharian penuh. Namun jika ponsel hanya digunakan untuk browsing, berkirim email ataupun berinteraksi di jejaring sosial, secara umum, baterai itu mampu memasok daya untuk satu hari.

Di Indonesia, Nokia Lumia 710 ini dipasarkan dengan menggandeng operator XL Axiata. Dalam bundel yang kami uji coba kali ini, layanan internet sudah disediakan selama 3 bulan, dengan kuota 1,2GB per bulan. Saat kami coba, kecepatan internet bervariasi mulai dari 101,65kbps sampai 866,79kbps untuk download, dan 45,13kbps sampai 55,43kbps untuk upload. Tetapi tentunya, kecepatan konetivitas data, baik lewat layanan operator ataupun WiFi, tergantung dengan lokasi dan kepadatan jaringan di sekitar.

Dari sisi kamera, pengguna bisa kapanpun mengaksesnya secara langsung lewat tombol yang ada di sisi kanan. Resolusi gambar yang bisa ditangkap adalah 5MP dengan rasio 4:3 atau 4MP jika ingin rasionya 16:9. Kamera juga mendukung macro, efek-efek dan juga ISO hingga 800. Meski ada LED flash, saat kami coba, kamera yang tersedia tidak terlalu mumpuni khususnya untuk pemotretan di kondisi cahaya redup. Untungnya, ada fitur auto-fix untuk mendongkrak hasil jepretan kamera.
Hasil jepretan kamera Nokia Lumia 710
Hasil jepretan kamera Nokia Lumia 710
Kamera yang tersedia juga bisa dipakai untuk merekam video dengan kualitas HD 1280x720p pada 30 frame per detik. Saat kami coba merekam video dengan durasi 1 menit, ukuran file yang tersimpan mencapai 100,9MB. Bagi Anda yang gemar memotret ataupun merekam video HD, kemungkinan ini akan jadi masalah karena Lumia 710 tidak menyediakan slot memori eksternal.

Tetapi, agar memori ponsel tidak cepat penuh, Anda bisa melakukan share terhadap foto atau video tersebut ke jejaring sosial atau mengirim via email. Jika video HD 1 menit itu akan dikirimkan via email, ia lebih dulu dikompresi dalam format MP4, dan ukurannya menjadi 6,52MB namun resolusinya diturunkan menjadi 800x480.

Untuk memperbarui sistem operasi yang ada pada smartphone ini, pengguna bisa melakukannya menggunakan software Microsoft Zune. Proses update memang sedikit membutuhkan waktu, tergantung koneksi internet dan seberapa rutin pengguna melakukan update sebelumnya.

Sayangnya, proses update ataupun sinkronisasi menggunakan Zune ini juga cukup lambat dan membebani sistem, khususnya jika komputer yang dipasangi Zune kurang mumpuni. Tetapi kami sangat menyarankan untuk melakukan update terhadap Windows Phone demi mengurangi bug ataupun memasang perbaikan yang disediakan Microsoft untuk ponsel ini.

Secara keseluruhan, Nokia Lumia 710 yang dipasarkan di harga Rp2,9 juta ini sangat menarik sebagai alternatif bagi smartphone berbasis sistem operasi Android ataupun iOS. Sejumlah kekurangan yang tersedia pada sistem operasi ini, ataupun jumlah aplikasi yang belum begitu banyak bisa dimaklumi karena Windows Phone masih relatif baru dibandingkan dengan OS smartphone lainnya.

•    Kinerja smartphone baik, responsif
•    People Hub sangat menarik bagi yang aktif di jejaring sosial

•    Fitur milik sistem operasi belum lengkap
•    Tidak menyediakan slot penyimpanan eksternal

sumber : http://teknologi.vivanews.com/news/read/292063-nokia-lumia-710-review
          Intel to Acquire Mobileye         

Intel missed a trick when mobile phones took off. It had simply ignored the market for years, preferring instead to concentrate on desktops where it has a strong lead in what is a declining market. When mobile phone demand exploded in popularity companies like ARM Holdings and Qualcomm took the initiative and the bulk of the profits. Since the market for desktop computers is shrinking Intel can’t afford to miss out on the evolution of autonomous vehicles since it is likely to become a major destination for both chips and sensors over the next decades.

          Huawei Unveils Tablet Android 3.2 of 7 inches with a nice surprise price level?        
Huawei MediaPad tablette tactile AndroidAnd if the success of Android tablets passing by Chinese companies? Huawei specializes in telecommunications networks and main competitor Ericsson, NSN (Nokia Siemens) and Alcatel-Lucent, has announced at least one tablet Android 3.2 for the third quarter. The Chinese company even hopes to be part of the top five global player in the shelves within three years.

The MediaPad, it is called, has been known for several months but was unveiled today in Singapore. Armed with a 7-inch screen, the tablet will be joined by a declination of 10 inches later. Its full specifications are not available, but we already know this:
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz dual-core
  • Camera: 5 Mbps in the back, to 1.3 Mbps (with autofocus and recording HD)
  • Micro USB port
  • Enter to micro SD card (up to 32 GB)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3G (HSPA)
  • USIM card slot
  • HDMI Port
  • Micro
  • Battery: Li-Polymer (3.7V) 4100mAh
  • Battery life: more than 6 hours in severe
  • Weight: 390 grams
  • Finesse: 10.5 mm
Android Android 3.2 is actually 3.1 but specifically designed for bars 7 inches.

This product is not the first of its kind for the Chinese. Huawei has in fact sold 200,000 of its S7 (Android 2.x), mainly in Asia. But with new shelves, the company has Asian move up a gear and sell a million tablets. It remains to know its price and its potential availability in Europe.

In addition to the video presentation that you can see above, Huawei Devices has also published some ten days of a funny advertisement for its product. There has to work.

          Ù…واصفات Huawei GR5        

يتمتع Huawei GR5 بتصميم معدني رائع وانيق وهو مشابه لأخيه هواوى G8 فى التصميم ولكن مع بعض الاختلافات البسيطة ونتطرق ل مواصفات وسعر  Huawei GR5 يأتى الهاتف بشاشة 5.5 بوصة بدقة Full HD بكثافة تصل الى 401 بكسل لكل انش، مع معالج Qualcomm ثمانى النواة بسرعة 1.5 جيجا هرتز ومزود بـ 2 جيجا بايت رام مع […]

التدوينة مواصفات Huawei GR5 ظهرت أولاً على موبايلي تايم.

          [zax] Qualcomm seeks to ban imports and sales of Apple iPhones in new lawsuit cnbc.co...        
Qualcomm seeks to ban imports and sales of Apple iPhones in new lawsuit


          [zax] Asleep At The Wheel: Lazy Journalism and The Apple vs Qualcomm Dispute huffingt...        
Asleep At The Wheel: Lazy Journalism and The Apple vs Qualcomm Dispute


Last week, the Apple vs. Qualcomm Saga continued, with Apple responding to the recent actions undertaken by Qualcomm to attempt to enforce its standing contracts regarding the use of Qualcomm intellectual property in iPhone devices.

Let’s just say that it was no surprise when Apple’s response came that it was once again littered with questionable interpretations of the value of Qualcomm’s IP, the depth of Qualcomm’s contributions to technologies critical to the iPhone, and challenges to the fairness of Qualcomm’s licensing terms. More problematic, however, was the kerfuffle of red-delicious eyed media and analysts predictably giving Apple’s response a pass, and putting out articles jumping to the iPhone maker’s defense, clearly without so much as reading one page of the legal documents before parroting Apple’s position by default.

Over the past few months we have been regularly discussing this dispute between the two technology giants. Not just because talking about Apple makes for good reading, but because we see a much bigger story lurking underneath its dispute with Qualcomm – a story at the heart of which a battle is being waged for the future of - and access to - innovation. More than anything, we believe that there are two sides to every story, and feel that to simply accept the rhetoric coming from Apple, particularly as it relates to such a critical topic, is a form of dereliction of duty. It certainly is odd that so few seem interested in analyzing Qualcomm’s claims in earnest, or in remarking on the company’s relative silence in contrast to Apple’s invective.

Here are some basic facts: Together, Apple and Qualcomm have developed some of the most beautiful and popular mobile devices on the planet. If you believe Apple could have done it without Qualcomm, then just put your device in airplane mode. That will give you a taste of where Apple’s handheld universe would be without Qualcomm. Oh wait… Qualcomm also developed airplane mode. In fact, Qualcomm even invented the lock screen. The truth is that Qualcomm’s technology – much of it, critical and fundamental technology – is omnipresent in all smartphones. Apple can pretend otherwise, and try to minimize Qualcomm’s contributions to its ecosystem of mobile products, but that sort of propaganda doesn’t hold water, even when some journalists, analysts, and bloggers are either too lazy or too beholden to Apple to bother looking any of this up and fact-checking their own articles.

</snip> Read the rest here: huffingtonpost.com

          [sylvester80] BREAKING...T-Mobile rolls out 5GHz GIGABIT LTE-U support in six cities...more ci...        
BREAKING...T-Mobile rolls out 5GHz GIGABIT LTE-U support in six cities...more cities coming soon...only phone currently supporting these faster speeds is Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+
Jun 26, 2017, 5:09pm EDT
If you live in Bellevue, WA; Brooklyn, NY; Dearborn, MI; Las Vegas, NV; Richardson, TX; or Simi Valley, CA and have a compatible device — which for now, is only the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ — you’ll be able to take advantage of the faster speeds through LTE-U.

If you need a refresher, LTE-U, or LTE-Unlicensed, is part of the LTE Advanced standard, which takes advantage of unused frequency from the 5 GHz band of spectrum (typically used by Wi-Fi routers) for faster LTE service.

BTW, the new Apple iJUNK 8/8+ will NOT have support the new gigabit speeds due to the lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm... so buying an iJUNK 8/8+ you will be getting an already OBSOLETE JUNK GARBAGE phone.... LMFAO... too funny...

          [sylvester80] Apple’s next iPhones won’t have the fastest possible LTE speeds Because of a mul...        
Apple’s next iPhones won’t have the fastest possible LTE speeds
Because of a multi-country legal battle over smartphone modems

Apple’s next iPhones, due out some time in the fall, won’t be capable of gigabit cellular connections due to the company’s contentious legal battle with smartphone modem supplier Qualcomm, according to a report today from Bloomberg.

Apple relies on mobile modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but only Qualcomm’s X16 LTE modem is currently capable of gigabit internet speeds. All four major US carriers are eager to make use of these faster smartphone download speeds as soon as this year in a bid to edge out competitors and gain market share. And hardware makers across the tech industry are releasing new products and offering new components to make this a reality some time in the near future.

Still, Intel needs more time to develop its modem and won’t be capable of shipping it inside new iPhones in the fall. Under normal circumstances, Apple could simply use only Qualcomm components for the next iPhone release, which is believed to come in the form of both a iPhone 7S / 7S Plus and a premium, bezel-less iPhone 8 to mark the device’s 10th anniversary. Samsung, for instance, does rely only on Qualcomm, making its Galaxy S8 capable of gigabit connections. However, because Apple and Qualcomm are currently suing one another in multiple countries over Qualcomm’s alleged illegal monopoly on smartphone modems, the iPhone maker is hesitant to cut a deal that would make it more reliant on its legal opponent, Bloomberg reports.

          [Jon Koplik] <<<<< Although Apple has heavily promoted Apple Pay as an alternative to payin...        
<<<<< Although Apple has heavily promoted Apple Pay as an alternative to paying with a credit card at retail stores, in apps and on websites, it has not gained much traction with consumers or merchants. >>>>>

My favorite part of this :


MAY 21, 2017

Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Security Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges


SAN FRANCISCO -- A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents.

The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions.

In the suit and in an interview, Mr. Weiss said he had extensive meetings in 2010 with Visa officials, including its chief executive at the time, to discuss working together on the technology. In the interview, he said that Visa had signed a 10-year nondisclosure agreement to gain access to the technology, assigned engineers to fully understand the details, but then dropped further communication without securing a license.

Mr. Weiss said he also wrote to Apple at the same time seeking to license his technology, but the iPhone maker never responded to his inquiries.

Three years later, Visa began work on the Apple Pay technology with Apple, MasterCard and American Express. Apple released Apple Pay to iPhone users in 2014.

Although Apple has heavily promoted Apple Pay as an alternative to paying with a credit card at retail stores, in apps and on websites, it has not gained much traction with consumers or merchants. Users enroll a credit card on their phone, then touch a finger to the iPhone’s Touch ID sensor to pay a merchant that has installed a wireless terminal that can receive a signal from the phone.

Universal Secure Registry did not seek a license agreement or royalties from Apple or Visa after the release of Apple Pay. Mr. Weiss said the law firm representing his company, the patent specialists Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, advised him to file the suit first.

Apple declined to comment on the suit. Visa did not respond to a request for comment.

Apple has taken an aggressive stance recently against companies seeking royalties for key patents covering its iPhones, Macs and other products. It is embroiled in bitter litigation against Nokia and Qualcomm, accusing them of demanding unfairly high royalties for technology that it uses.

Quinn Emanuel, which filed the Apple Pay suit on behalf of Universal Secure Registry, represented Samsung Electronics in some of its long-running patent litigation with Apple over software in its Android-based smartphones.

Mr. Weiss said that his company has tried to license its technology to larger firms without success and is now building its own device for secure wireless authentication.

He founded Security Dynamics in 1984 and was its chairman until 1996. Security Dynamics acquired RSA Data Security in 1996, and the two companies’ technologies were eventually combined in the RSA SecurID token system that is now used by tens of millions of people to authenticate and secure communications with corporate and government computer systems. RSA is now part of Dell EMC.

After leaving Security Dynamics, Mr. Weiss turned his attention to payment technologies and planned to license them to larger companies. He said he is still hoping to reach some kind of agreement with Apple and Visa.

“My intention is still to get into a conference room with them and resolve this,” he said.




          [zax] Qualcomm on Wednesday sued the manufacturers that make iPhones for Apple for fai...        
Qualcomm on Wednesday sued the manufacturers that make iPhones for Apple for failing to pay royalties on the chip maker's technology, widening its legal battle with the world's most valuable company. Qualcomm's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a federal district court in San Diego, accuses Compal, Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron of breaching longstanding patent-licensing agreements with Qualcomm by halting royalty payments on Qualcomm technology used in iPhones and iPads.
          [zax] Qualcomm is seeking to block the sale of iPhones in the U.S. after Apple decide...        
Qualcomm is seeking to block the sale of iPhones in the U.S. after Apple decided to stop paying them billions of dollars in licensing fees for smartphone chips. Bloomberg reports:

Qualcomm is preparing to ask the International Trade Commission to stop the iPhone, which is built in Asia, from entering the country, threatening to block Apple's iconic product from the American market in advance of its anticipated new model this fall, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. The ITC is a quasi-judicial agency in Washington that has the power to block the import of goods into the U.S. and processes cases more quickly than federal district courts -- the venue in which the companies are accusing each other of lying, making threats and trying to create an illegal monopoly. The escalating legal dispute revolves around patents Qualcomm holds that let it to charge a percentage of the price of every modern high-speed data-capable smartphone, regardless of whether the devices use its chips. Apple argues the system is unfair and Qualcomm has used licensing leverage to illegally help its semiconductor unit.

          Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro (4GB/128GB) - White - Promo Eksklusif Partner - Rp. 4.049.000         

QuadCore Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, RAM 4GB, Storage 128GB, Screen 5.1"FHD, Camera 16+4MP, Wi-fi, Bluetoth, Dual Sim, Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh, Android 6.0 Marshmallow

          Xiaomi Mi 5 (3GB/32GB) - White - Promo Eksklusif Partner - Rp. 3.099.000         

QuadCore Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, RAM 3GB, Storage 32GB, Layar 5.1"FHD, Camera 16+4MP, Wi-fi, Bluetoth, Dual Sim, Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, ROM global stabil

          Xiaomi Redmi 4x (3GB/32GB) - Matte Black - Promo Eksklusif Partner - Rp. 1.749.000         

Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, RAM 3GB, Storage 32GB, Screen 5", Camera 13MP + 5MP, Dual SIM, 4G LTE, BatteryLi-Po 4100 mAh, Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), ROM global stabil

          Xiaomi Redmi 4x (2GB/16GB) - Matte Black - Promo Eksklusif Partner - Rp. 1.549.000         

Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, RAM 2GB, Storage 16GB, Screen 5", Camera 13MP + 5MP, Dual SIM, 4G LTE, BatteryLi-Po 4100 mAh, Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), ROM global stabil

          Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (3GB/16GB) - Pink - Rp. 1.799.000         

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0 Ghz, Ram 3GB, Storage 16GB, Screen 5.5" FHD , Dual Sim, 4G LTE, Front Cam 5MP, Back Cam 16MP, Wifi, BT, Battery 4100 mAh, Android 6,0 Marshmallow

          Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (3GB/16GB) - Gray - Rp. 1.799.000         

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0 Ghz, Ram 3GB, Storage 16GB, Screen 5.5" FHD , Dual Sim, 4G LTE, Front Cam 5MP, Back Cam 16MP, Wifi, BT, Battery 4100 mAh, Android 6,0 Marshmallow

          Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (3GB/16GB) - Gold - Rp. 1.799.000         

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0 Ghz, Ram 3GB, Storage 16GB, Screen 5.5" FHD , Dual Sim, 4G LTE, Front Cam 5MP, Back Cam 16MP, Wifi, BT, Battery 4100 mAh, Android 6,0 Marshmallow

          Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (3GB/16GB) - Black - Rp. 1.799.000         

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0 Ghz, Ram 3GB, Storage 16GB, Screen 5.5" FHD , Dual Sim, 4G LTE, Front Cam 5MP, Back Cam 16MP, Wifi, BT, Battery 4100 mAh, Android 6,0 Marshmallow

          Emulation: Windows10 on ARM        
At last December's WinHEC conference, Qualcomm and Microsoft made an announcement to which I should have paid more attention:
Qualcomm ... announced that they are collaborating with Microsoft Corp. to enable Windows 10 on mobile computing devices powered by next-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors, enabling mobile, power efficient, always-connected cellular PC devices. Supporting full compatibility with the Windows 10 ecosystem, the Snapdragon processor is designed to enable Windows hardware developers to create next generation device form factors, providing mobility to cloud computing.
The part I didn't think about was:
New Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon can be designed to support x86 Win32 and universal Windows apps, including Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Windows 10 gaming titles.
How do they do that? The answer is obvious: emulation! Below the fold, some thoughts.

Because of the ubiquity of the x86 instruction set, much of the work described as emulation is more correctly described as virtualization. As discussed in my report on emulation, virtualization and emulation are end-points of a spectrum; the parts that the hardware you're running does implement are virtualized and the parts it doesn't are emulated. Because ARM and x86 are completely different instruction sets, Qualcomm is at the emulation end of the spectrum. More than two decades ago, Apple used emulation to migrate from the Motorola 68000 to the PowerPC instruction set; this isn't anything new or surprising.

It is obviously in everyone's interest, except Intel's, to have more effective competition in the market for chips to run Windows than AMD has been able to provide. This is especially true given the way PC and mobile technologies are merging. Intel's consistent failure to deliver performance competitive with ARM in the mobile market and Qualcomm's ability to integrate 5G connectivity are significant.

Now, MojoKid at /. points me to Brandon Hill's Intel Fires Warning Shot At Qualcomm And Microsoft Over Windows 10 ARM Emulation In X86 Birthday Blog Post. The Intel blog post is authored by Steven Rogers, EVP and General Counsel for Intel, and Richard Uhlig, Intel Labs Fellow and Director of Systems and Software Research, and it clearly is a warning shot:
There have been reports that some companies may try to emulate Intel’s proprietary x86 ISA without Intel’s authorization. Emulation is not a new technology, and Transmeta was notably the last company to claim to have produced a compatible x86 processor using emulation (“code morphing”) techniques. Intel enforced patents relating to SIMD instruction set enhancements against Transmeta’s x86 implementation even though it used emulation.
Transmeta vs. Intel was an unequal battle, and Transmeta lost (my emphasis):
On October 24, 2007, Transmeta announced an agreement to settle its lawsuit against Intel Corporation. Intel agreed to pay $150 million upfront and $20 million per year for five years to Transmeta in addition to dropping its counterclaims against Transmeta. Transmeta also agreed to license several of its patents and assign a small portfolio of patents to Intel as part of the deal. Transmeta also agreed to never manufacture x86 compatible processors again.
But Microsoft+Qualcomm vs. Intel is a battle of equals, especially given Intel and Microsoft's co-dependent quasi-monopoly. It is likely to go down to the wire. If it ends up in court, is likely to clarify the legalities of using emulation significantly.

Unfortunately, the interests of preservation won't figure in any such court battle. Clearly, these interests would favor Qualcomm+Microsoft, but the favor wouldn't be returned. Their interests would have a much closer time horizon. The way this conflict plays out will have a big effect on the PC business, and on the future of emulation as a preservation strategy.
          Qualcomm'dan Çin'e özel sunucu odaklı yonga seti        
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          Asus Zenfone 2 Laser: Desbloquear el Bootloader e instalar el Recovery TWRP en el ZE600KL. [Z00L]        
El Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE600KL) ha salido hace unos días a la palestra pública nuevamente, después de 1 año de su salida al ,mercado, debido a la promoción que están haciendo algunas tiendas del dispositivo por: 159 euros!!.
Estamos hablando de un dispositivo con procesador Qualcomm Snapdragon de 8 núcleos y 3 Gb de RAM y un tamaño de pantalla de 6 pulgadas entre otras especificaciones, por lo que se está vendiendo mucho.

Desde que salió al mercado, es un dispositivo con mucho soporte de la comunidad de desarrolladores y por eso se puede actualizar de la versión Android 5 a la 6 por OTA oficial de Asus, amen de poderlo actualizar ya a Nougat en versiones personalizadas.
Actualizar por OTA es fácil y la mayoría de usuarios ya lo tiene actualizado a Marshmallow 6.0.1 porque les llega directamente, pero si quieres actualizarlo a Android Nougat 7.x.x con algunas de las versiones que ya existen y funcionan perfectamente, entonces necesitas 2 cosas: Desbloquear el bootloader e instalar el recovery TWRP. Veamos como hacerlo.
Nosotros hemos usado un Pc con Linux Mint 18.2 "Serena" pero es igual con Ubuntu y similares, y los que tengan Windows, solo deben cerciorarse de que los controladores reconozcan el dispositivo. 

Una cuestión recurrente en este tema es si para hacer estas cosas necesita tener root el dispositivo. NO hace falta, para lo después si que va a necesitar root es para cuando decida cambiar la ROM oficial por una personalizada. Estas Ãºltimas ya casi todas incluyen de serie la herramienta Magisk Manager por lo que al instalar la ROM después, queda rooteado el dispositivo.

PRECAUCIÓN. Tenga presente siempre, que todo lo que haga a su dispositivo es bajo su propia responsabilidad. El desbloqueo es oficial, es decir la aplicación es proporcionada por Asus, pero el fabricante alerta que un mal funcionamiento, podría perder la garantía de fábrica.


  • Tenga el dispositivo cargado al menos el 75% de su capacidad, en caso necesario de algún fallo la van a necesitar.
  • Para utilizar Fastboot debemos tener instaladas 2 herramientas del SDK de Android: ADB y Fastboot. Si usan Windows vean como aquí, y si usan Linux entonces aquí
  • En el teléfono debemos habilitar la Depuración USB. Esta en las Opciones de Desarrollo que se ven después de clicar 7 veces en Número de compilación que está en los Ajustes/ Información del teléfono.

Debemos descargar el archivo del Recovery y el apk de la herramienta que proporciona Asus en su web oficial, para desbloquear el bootloader de los siguientes enlaces:

Recovery 3.1.x:  TWRP for Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 720p [codename Z00L)
Unlock Tool Asus: Unlock Device App-Unlock bootloader for Android

El enlace a la web de Asus lo lleva al soporte, pinchamos en "Controladores y utilidades", seleccionamos el sistema Android, y en "utilidades" elegimos el apk a descargar. El primero es para los que tengan Android M y el segundo para las versiones mas antiguas.


Se puede desbloquear primero el bootloader y después instalar el Recovery o a la inversa. De cualquier manera funciona igual, ya que vamos a instalar el Recovery por Fastboot que es una forma muy segura de hacerlo.

PASO 1.- Instalar el Recovery. 

Conectamos el teléfono por cable USB al ordenador.

Una vez descargado el archivo twrp-3.1.0-0-Z00L.img lo renombramos como twrp.img y lo dejamos en el ordenador, por ejemplo en el Escritorio. Clic derecho en  el Escritorio y abrimos una Terminal y escribimos:

adb reboot bootloader                                                                      

Tecleamos Enter y el teléfono se reiniciara en modo Fastboot; o si tienen el teléfono apagado pueden apretar simultáneamente los botones [Volumen arriba + encendido] y al aparecer la pantalla Asus, soltar el botón de encendido manteniendo apretado el de volumen, hasta que aparezca el Fastboot Mode.

Si en la Terminal aparece un mensaje de "device unauthorized" por favor chequeen en la pantalla del Teléfono y acepten en la ventana de conexión que esta preguntando si permite la conexión. Después vuelva a repetir el comando  adb reboot bootloader.  

Tecleamos el siguiente comando:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img                                                     

En unos segundos instalará el Recovery TWRP. Después para reiniciar escribimos en la Terminal:

fastboot reboot                                                                                   

Justo antes de dar Enter coja el teléfono en la mano y esté listo, ya que al dar Enter el dispositivo se apaga y de inmediato se reinicia y entonces debemos apretar el botón Volumen abajo unos segundos, hasta que aparezca en la pantalla la ventana principal de TWRP.

Si este último paso no lo hace bien, deberá volver a flashear el Recovery, porque el gestor original de arranque se sobreescribe a TWRP.

Al entrar a TWRP acepte en la primera pantalla para que TWRP se quede como gestor de arranque y así después una vez se reinicie siga estando ahí.

Con esto es suficiente por ahora pero si después quiere instalar una ROM personalizada, puede aprovechar y en el mismo TWRP, haga clic en el botón Copia de seguridad y hágase una copia del sistema actual que tiene para en caso de fallos futuros pueda recuperar el sistema Android.

Paso 2.- Desbloquear el Bootloader.

Si ya descargamos el archivo de la herramienta Unlock Tool Asus, lo descomprimimos y guardamos el apk en la memoria interna (por ejemplo la carpeta Descargas) o en la micro SD externa.

Asegúrense de tener habilitado en Ajustes/ Seguridad la opción "Orígenes Desconocidos".

Ahora pueden instalar la App como cualquier otra y seguir los pasos que indica el fabricante. Al final el dispositivo se reiniciará y su teléfono ya estará desbloqueado.

Si quieren cerciorarse de que esta desbloqueado correctamente, conectamos el teléfono al ordenador, abrimos una Terminal en éste último y escribimos:

adb reboot bootloader                                                                      

(tecleamos Enter y el teléfono se reiniciará en modo Fastboot)
En la Terminal volvemos escribir:

fastboot oem device-info                                                                   

Al teclear Enter, les debe devolver el mensaje: (bootloader) Device unlocked: true

Si en ves de "true" el comando que aparece es "false" entonces no se ha desbloqueado el bootloader y posiblemente haya que recurrir a diversas opciones "no oficiales" que aparecen en el foro XDA.
Espero les haya servido. Suerte!!!

          India's $4 smartphone declared a Ponzi scam        


The Freedom 251 is a 3G Android handset with a 4-inch display, a Qualcomm 1.3-GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. It was introduced a couple of weeks ago in India for the low, low price of 251 rupees (US$3.67). It sounds like a great deal for millions of people who couldn't otherwise afford a smart phone.

But India MP Kirit Somaiya says he's looked into the little-known company that makes the phone and says they're Ponzi schemers.

“This is a huge scam, that is why I went through all the papers of the company. The government has informed Uttar Pradesh government to check the bonafide of the promoter. This is a Ponzi bogus company scam,” Somaiya told ANI. [Indian Express]

On Twitter, @Joydas posted photos of the Freedom 251, calling it a "Chinese Smartphone. Whitener used to Hide Name. Sold in garb of Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign."

The manufacturer, Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd., announced on its website that it is not taking new orders for the phone: Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 9.21.03 AM

          Altair at the Altar with Sony        

This morning it was announced that Sony Semiconductor has agreed to acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212M, the first acquisition for the Japanese company in Israel. Altair was founded in 2005 to develop fourth generation mobile silicon and I had the pleasure of working with the team ever since the $12M Series A financing. Altair began at a time when there was no clear path for 4G cellular and competing standards jockeying for mindshare. The market for the next generation of mobile would be much larger than 3G because it would encompass broadband services far beyond cellular phones and penetrate emerging and developed markets in parallel. 

To remind you, this was a time when Intel was investing billions of dollars in WiMax in emerging markets, when Nokia was an iconic consumer brand and when Europe’s early adoption of technology standards would dictate the direction of the global market. Altair had developed a low-power, software-defined radio platform, which would allow it to easily develop a chip for any wireless standard using a common architecture, and even a single chip that could support multiple standards simultaneously. The name "Altair" could have been a reference to one of the first micro computers,the Altair 8800, but in Hebrew “le’altair” is to improvise, an apt description of any startup experience, but very relevant for a uniquely flexible hardware product like a chip. 

Looking at the news today, many of the words I read describing the acquisition were not even part of our lexicon ten years ago. Back then IOT was merely a typo and “wearables” could be confused with mundane fashion accessories like belts, cuff links and scarfs.  The LTE standard was far from being crowned,and at the time was pushed by Ericsson and hindered by that company from San Diego. Except for Qualcomm, the landscape of competitors and acquirers of a baseband semiconductor company like Altair completely changed, with Broadcom ignobly exiting after pouring billions of dollars into acquisitions and R&D, and Infineon, ST Micro, Renasas and others merging at the behest of government just to preserve jobs at home. As of yesterday, Altair was one of only two companies to remain independent through this dynamic period, a testament to the longevity of their underlying technology and the consistent execution of a little company from Hod Hasharon.

How does a company navigate such a complex landscape over a decade? Foremost, is with an incredibly scrappy and persevering founding team of three (Oded, Yigal and Eran) and key members of management (Nohik, Eli, Chee and Shlomit) who stayed together and committed throughout. Altair also has more than 200 incredible employees responsible for developing, selling and shipping millions of chips to customers around the globe. Amazingly, despite the changes in the market, product and customer set, Altair experienced what is arguably one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the history of startups. Literally no one ever left willingly. And believe me that Apple, Intel and others tried. 

However, as everyone knows leadership starts at the top and only then trickles down to the lower levels of the organization. Oded Melamed is an incredible entrepreneur, leader and friend. As an entrepreneur, he was focused, confident, tireless, innovative and diligent. He led through example and gave customers and investors alike the confidence that he would deliver on time, on budget and on spec. And he did it time and time again. But the only way an investor can work with an entrepreneur more than a decade is for there to be a great person underneath that scrappy, entrepreneur garb. As a person, Oded is a humble, practical, selfless mensch. One more concerned with the well being of his co-founders, employees and shareholders than his own pocket or ego. So I take liberty now in lauding one of my favorite entrepreneurs. 

The hardest part of selling a company is the abrupt halt to the regular conversation and strategizing that was so engaging and stimulating. After speaking to Oded every week for more than 10 years I will miss working with him. On the flip side, we can now grab a beer and not let work dominate the conversation. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with Oded and team, but in the meantime good luck with Sony and sharing with them the secrets of entrepreneurial leadership and improvisation. 

Por Julio Arturo COUOH

FLASHBACK.— “Adoro la satisfacción que se siente cuando uno está en lo correcto y me apena la agonía que se siente cuando uno está equivocado”: Ed Hochuli, referee central de la NFL.
Dicen que hasta al mejor cazador se le escapan las liebres, y Hochuli, quien es considerado el mejor referee de la NFL y con una trayectoria de casi 20 años se encuentra en el “ojo del huracán” por una controversial decisión durante el juego sostenido entre los Cargadores de San Diego y los Broncos de Denver.
La historia tal parece ser que todos ya la conocen. Hochuli decretó que se trataba de un pase incompleto, cuando todo pareció un fumble. De repente, el “flashback” del fantasma de Foxboro en la nieve, en plenos playoffs, pero con protagonistas distintos se hizo presente.
La calca cambió de escenario, equipos y circunstancias, pero no de un factor en especial: la controversia, la confusión de los hombres de a rayas. “Nadie se siente peor que el propio Ed (Hochuli), pero como sucede con los entrenadores y los jugadores en este juego de tan alta velocidad, suelen ocurrir infinidad de errores”, recordaría el director de la Asociación de Referees de la NFL, Tim Mills.
El descontento entre la afición de San Diego no se ha hecho esperar y para el equipo dirigido por Norv Turner llega una etapa crítica, al encontrarse con marca de 0 ganados, 2 perdidos y encontrarse a la espera de un reto sumamente duro como el de encarar a Brett Favre y los Jets en Juego de Lunes por la Noche, la próxima semana.
Las fuerzas podrían equilibrarse después del 28 de septiembre, ya con el encuentro ante los Raiders de Oakland, en el Hoyo Negro y quizá el 5 de octubre en Miami. Aunque con una pronta reacción, la cual es más que necesaria.
Mistakes like that shouldn’t happen,” Tomlinson said. “We’ve been playing football too long in this league for mistakes like that to happen

Referee hispano
Hablábamos de Ed Hochuli, quien en estos momentos no es uno de los mejores referentes ante la controversia suscitada en el Invesco Field. “Errores como estos no deberían de darse”, diría el corredor de los electrizantes LaDainian Tomlinson, quien también se ha visto limitado esta semana en cuanto a la actividad física por problemas de lesión.
“Hemos estado jugando fútbol demasiado en esta liga como para que se den las cosas de esa manera o como para que sucedan este tipo de situaciones”, remarcaría “LT”, quien de acuerdo con los reportes de participación del club, no ha visto acción en las prácticas y presenta molestias en uno de los dedos del pie.
Pero, el personaje en cuestión en este apartado no es precisamente Tomlinson, sino alguien que ha guardado una relación cercana con el propio Hochuli, cuando asistió a aquel encuentro de la primera Serie Internacional efectuado en la Ciudad de México en 2005.
Se trata del oficial de origen cubano Al Riverón, quien nació en la isla, pero de niño se trasladó hasta Florida con su familia. Eso sucedió alrededor de 1966, años después la historia de Alberto Riverón comenzaría a escribirse al participar en innumerables ligas recreacionales hasta formar parte de algunas conferencias colegiales y llegar a la NFL. Hoy, el boletín informativo que la NFL edita en español cada verano bajo el título de “Celebrando”, le dedica un capítulo especial al ahora árbitro principal que hace tres años fue tan asediado por la prensa mexicana en el Estadio Azteca, “como el comisionado mismo”, según lo recuerda en la entrevista publicada y difundida por la liga.

¿Y el estadio?
Al menos en el papel, se menciona ya que existen las posibilidades de incluir la llamada Proposición “B” en las boletas electorales para los próximos comicios electorales en noviembre en San Diego con respecto al proyecto del nuevo estadio, cuando apenas han transcurrido once años desde que se amplió el Qualcomm para albergar el Super Bowl XXXII.
El bosquejo de dicha proposición habla en torno a una inclusión de la posibilidad de remodelar la zona costera del condado. Ahí podría explorarse la oportunidad de generar un nuevo complejo en el que habría cabida para actividades hoteleras, comerciales y de esparcimiento.
Este podría ser el lugar idóneo para el nuevo estadio, aunque no hay que adelantarse, ya que la autoridad portuaria de San Diego ha manifestado que falta todavía analizar el impacto en la cuestión de seguridad, aunque la propuesta fue autorizada por un juez para que se incluyera en las boletas y que sea el electorado de la región la que decida qué es lo que pudiera suceder en torno a este tema.
Se hablaba también de Chula Vista como una de las sedes propuestas, pero por el momento todo sigue en veremos, y la alcaldesa de esa ciudad, Cheryl Cox, se ha mostrado cautelosa al respecto.
La propia Cox dijo que primero había que estar a la expectativa de lo que sucediera en y por parte de la ciudad de San Diego, antes de que Chula Vista, le entrara de manera oficial al “quite” en las negociaciones con el equipo del rayo para el plan de nuevo estadio.
“Hay que respetar primero lo que suceda con San Diego, y ver si el equipo puede seguir tratando directamente con su gobierno municipal”, recordaría la edil californiana cuando estuvo de visita en el CAR de Baja California acompañada de empresarios y autoridades del vecino país.
Hay material y, de sobra en torno a este tema, principalmente por los diferentes puntos de vista que se vierten sobre las posibilidades de invertir y de un desarrollo económico, pero carente de potencialidad ante la crisis actual que se está agudizando en los Estados Unidos, principalmente en el aspecto hipotecario y de vivienda.

Puente “flameado”
Tal vez muchos de ustedes disfrutaron en días pasados de un puente de cuatro días con motivo de las Fiestas Patrias. Para nosotros fue un “puente de fuego”, por la realización de la ceremonia del paso de la antorcha conmemorativa del XL Aniversario de los Juegos de 1968.
La caravana inició en Ensenada con la emotiva realización de danzas aztecas en la Unidad Deportiva Sullivan y posteriormente pasaría por Rosarito, con la breve ceremonia efectuada en el patio central de la Casa Municipal se dieron cita representantes de la Comision Nacional de Cultura Fisica y Deporte, como fue el caso de Carlos King, director del Sistema Nacional del Deporte (Sinade) y la exatleta olímpica mexicalense, Magali Yáñez canchota, quien compitiera en los Juegos de Atenas 2004.
Estudiantes y deportistas rosaritenses como Isis Romero, Itzel Davino y Erica Cisneros recordaron en el acto celebrado en el palacio de dicho municipio, algunos de los momentos más importantes en la historia de los Juegos Olímpicos desde 1968 hasta 2008.
Poco después, el pebetero instalado en el estrado fue reencendido para que el alcalde Torres Chabert tomara la antorcha y la compartiera con Enriqueta Basilio, el director del INDE —Saúl Castro Verdugo— al los deportistas Rossy Torres y Jessie Gil Salgado, éste último deportista adaptado, quien realizó el recorrido junto con los relevos en su silla de ruedas.
El grupo de relevistas rosaritenses contó con algunos deportistas que han participado en Olimpiada Nacional como fueron los casos de la nadadora Karen Barboza, el beisbolista Francisco Salas y la raquetbolista Sofía Rascón, para después seguir su rumbo hacia el Centro de Alto Rendimiento.
En los tres días que el evento tuvo su duración en territorio bajacaliforniano se dio la oportunidad de convivir con Enriqueta Basilio, madre de tres hijos deportistas, que se han entregado al voleibol y al water polo.
Es precisamente en este ultimo deporte que su Oliver Álvarez Basilio, quien nació en Mexicali, pero emigró desde pequeño al centro del país, tuvo la oportunidad de destacar en los escenarios europeos.

          The HTC U11’s Bluetooth 5.0 software update is in the works        

More than a few of you were disappointed that the HTC U11 didn’t have Bluetooth 5.0 when it was announced. The phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC does support the Bluetooth standard, but for some reason, HTC’s software engineers didn’t enable ... Read More

          Review of the Sanyo ZIO Handset From Sprint        
Recently, we received the Sanyo Zio from Sprint to try and we were pretty pleased with it overall.   It is an Android phone that runs on version 2.1 of the Android software on  a 600-Mhz Qualcomm MSM7627, ARM11 processor. The Zio has a nice form factor, it is lightweight but still solidly constructed.   […]
          SoftBank-Led $114M Round Puts Qualcomm’s Brain Corp. on New Path        
San Diego’s Brain Corp., founded in 2009 as a Qualcomm-incubated startup to develop software and computer systems that emulate the human brain, seems to have found a new path forward. SoftBank’s new Vision Fund has led a $114 million investment to advance the company’s artificial intelligence technology. Qualcomm Ventures, which previously invested about $11 million […]
          Startup Aims AI System for Safety, with Potential for Self-Driving        
Over the past 25 years or so, San Diego has become a hub for innovation in telematics, and in providing technologies and services that enable long-haul trucking companies and other fleet operators to monitor the location and operation of their vehicles. Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) pioneered the use of satellite-based messaging and vehicle tracking technology in […]
          Qualcomm Rolls Out First Commercial Use of Wireless EV Charger        
Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the San Diego wireless technology giant, announced in a blog item this week that its Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology will be available commercially for the first time in 2017, with the mid-year introduction of the 2018 model of the Mercedes-Benz S550e. Daimler AG introduced its first plug-in hybrid model in […]
          Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights        
After signaling that it plans to operate drones via cellular technologies, San Diego-based Qualcomm says today it is working with AT&T to use commercial wireless networks for test flights beyond an operator’s visual line of sight. Qualcomm said in April it had received FAA authorization to operate drones in restricted airspace around its San Diego […]
          Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality        
Talk about auspicious timing. It’s been less than a year since Needham, MA-based PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) shelled out $65 million to acquire Vuforia, the augmented reality technology created by San Diego-based Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). Qualcomm had worked to develop its Vuforia technology for at least five years before a maturing smartphone market and new economic […]
          Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology        
If there’s one thing that’s become clear in the five years since Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) acquired its Halo wireless automotive charging technology, it’s that building a new business—and a new industry—takes time. As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business. The San Diego […]
          FAA Authorizes Qualcomm to Test Its New Technologies for Drones        
Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) said Thursday the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized the big maker of wireless chips and technologies to operate drones outside its San Diego headquarters, which is within five miles of a Marine Corps air base. Officially known as a certificate of authorization, the permit allows Qualcomm to operate a particular type of […]
          Snapdragon 836 Ä°lk Kez Kullanılacak!        
Güvenilir bir kaynaktan yapılan habere göre Qualcomm Snapdragon 836  çip seti ilk kez Google yapımı akıllı telefon olan Pixel 2 ile kullanılacak.
          Büyük kavgada yol haritası belli oldu!        
Qualcomm ve Apple arasında devam eden, iPhone satışlarının yasaklanmasına kadar uzanabilecek kavganın yol haritası belli oldu!
          Snapdragon 845 přinese Windows 10 na ARM        
Společnosti Qualcomm a Microsoft pracují na vydání systému Windows 10 pro platformu ARM. Na vývoji se podílejí také samotní výrobci zařízení. Čip, který by Windows 10 měl představit se bude jmenovat Snapdragon 845.
          Qualcomm forcé de renchérir sur NXP ?        
Après la prise de participation du fonds activiste Elliot Management dans NXP, Qualcomm pourrait être contraint à remonter son offre de rachat.
          Qualcomm Boosts Div 40%; Sets New $5B Buyback Program        
Qualcomm shares are headed higher Tuesday morning after the company announced a 40% hike in its quarterly dividend, and set a new $5 billion stock repurchase program. The buyback plan replaces a previous $4 billion program that had $2.5 billion remaining. The new dividend is 35 cents a share, up from 25 [...]
          Xiaomi va produce propriile procesoare din 2016        
cpu xiaomi

cpu xiaomicpu xiaomiDin 2016, Xiaomi va produce propriile procesoare, CPU Xiaomi. Dacă până acum doar Samsung, Apple sau Huawei își produceau propriile procesoare pentru smartphone-urile lor de vârf și Xiaomi va face parte din aceeași categorie. În clipa de față, cei de la Xiaomi au pe piață smartphone-uri cu procesoare MediaTek și Qualcomm dar din 2016 aceștia

Articolul Xiaomi va produce propriile procesoare din 2016 apare prima dată în Stiri IT si noutati din domeniul tehnologic - Mobile247.

          Anker make some of the best USB chargers and powerbanks available. Now you can get their products shipped directly to New Zealand        
I’ll start by being honest. I’m a huge Anker fanboy. Since I first purchased one of their multiport USB chargers a few years ago I’ve ended up with quite a collection of their USB chargers and USB powerbanks. These days electronic devices running out of battery can be a major first world problem, so a good portable powerbank and desktop charger are must have gadgets for many people. As I travel a lot I find a good quality powerbank an essential travel item in my bag.


I’ve played with other brands of USB chargers and powerbanks and have quite a collection here of devices from Anker, Ravpower and AUKEY. Anker is the top selling brand of USB charging devices of Amazon, with Ravpower and AUKEY sitting just behind. Based on my experiences I find AUKEY is OK, Ravpower is great, and Anker leads the pack.


Purchasing all three brands is difficult as none of these are sold in New Zealand. Purchasing a good quality portable USB powerbank or desktop charger from a NZ retailer is pretty much impossible. Anker products are slowly entering the Australian market after launching there last year, so hopefully a New Zealand retailer will pick up distribution here.

You’re probably wondering about now these brands are so much better than cheap powerbanks or wall chargers. The answer to that isn’t quite so simple to explain without a long lecture on USB standards and modern devices. I’ll try and shorten that to a few paragraphs.

In the “old” days USB ports simply supplied +5VDC over the power pins and anything plugged into it charged, normally at a rate somewhere between 100mA and the 500mA maximum that the USB standard supported. As smartphones got smarter and battery capacity increased in both phones and tablets additional USB charging specifications were created allowing devices to draw far more than 500mA. If you’ve got a smart phone manufactured within the last 5 or so years you’ll typically find it can charge at up to around 1000 mA or more. Most mid to high end devices from the past couple of years support Qualcomm Quickcharge (QC) 2.0 or QC3.0 standards that supports charging rates of up to around 2000 mAh, or have a USB-C connector that supports charging rates even higher.

Years ago it could easily take 5-6 hours (or even longer) to charge a phone. Now a modern high end smart phone can often be fully charged in 60 - 90 minutes. A quick 10 minute top up charge on a modern QC2.0, QC3.0 or USB-C device can give you a few extra hours of battery life.

If you plug a modern smart phone into a “dumb” charger you’ll find that it’ll probably charge at around 400 – 500 mA maximum and charging your device can take 6-8 hours. Such examples of dumb chargers are USB connectors on plane IFE screens, hotels or in many public places. Most cheap USB chargers and powerbanks also fall into this category. It’s also worth mentioning here the importance of good quality USB cables – many cheap cables are poorly made and can also affect charging performance.

The picture below demonstrates the charging rate of my Xperia Z5 phone plugged into my Anker powerbank (left) and the IFE screen on an Air New Zealand 777 with Panasonic eX3 IFE. As you can see the Anker is charging the phone nearly 5x faster than the IFE USB port. Fully charging my phone plugged into the IFE would take somewhere around 9 hours. It would take under 2 hours with this particular powerbank.


A good portable powerbank or charger will support modern standards such as QC2.0, QC3.0 or USB-C and also have the smarts to detect the type of device and charge it at the maximum possible charge rate. Products from reputable brands such as Anker, Ravpower and AUKEY all do this on various models. In my opinion Anker just do it better with their PowerIQ smart charging system. Many cheap aftermarket USB powerbanks and chargers don’t have any smarts, and as a result you’ll encounter charging rates far less than you could be enjoying.

As I visit the US several times each year I tend to order a lot of products from Amazon and have found myself bringing back large quantities of Anker products for other Geekzone users. Many people can use shipping services such as YouShop to buy products from the US, but due to restrictions now in place in the aviation world in part due in part to two 747 freighter crashes linked to cargo fires involving lithium batteries, the shipment of devices containing lithium batteries is now heavily restricted.

Anker have their own eBay store and have been selling products on here for some time. At times they’ve offered shipping to New Zealand, but without reason this has suddenly ended – only to resume again months later. For several months now they’ve been shipping products to New Zealand, and the good news is it’s a) affordable (shipping is around $10 on many products), and b) they will ship some portable powerbanks.

Products such as their regular 10,400 mAh portable charger work out at just over NZ$40 incl shipping


Or if you’ve got a phone with QC2.0 or QC3.0 and want to take advantage of much faster charging speeds then you’ll probably be interested in one of their QC3.0 capable powerbanks. This is the model I currently use and recommend.


Or if you’re simply after a desktop charger for your USB-C phone then one of these will work perfectly. You will just need to purchase a NZ power cable (figure 8 plug) which will cost you about NZ$4.54 from PB Tech


Not all products on the Anker store can be shipped to New Zealand, but many of their powerbanks and desktop chargers can. If you’re after a great charging solution or powerbank it’s a great time to buy now in case these shipping deals ever end again.

You can visit the Anker eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/AnkerDirect

          Happy Birthday Android Yang Ke-4 Tahun!        

Happy Birthday Untuk Android yang ke-4 tahun! Yup, Google akan merayakan ulang tahun ke-4 dari sistem operasi mobile besutannya itu, Android. Dalam waktu cukup singkat itu, lebih dari 450 juta perangkat Android telah diaktifkan di seluruh dunia, dengan 1,3 juta perangkat Android diaktifkan setiap harinya.

Versi pertama sistem operasi ini, Android 1.0, dirilis tanggal 23 September tahun 2008.

Versi-versi berikutnya, yang mengusung perbaikan dan penambahan fitur baru, menyusul kemudian, yaitu:

Android 1.1 (Februari 2009),
Android 1.5 "Cupcake" (30 April 2009),
Android 1.6 "Donut" (1 September 2009),
Android 2.0/2.1 "Eclair" (26 Oktober 2009),
Android 2.2 "Froyo" (20 Mei 2010),
Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" (6 Desember 2010),
Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" (22 Februari 2011),
Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" (19 Oktober 2011), dan
Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" (27 Juni 2012).

Sejarah Android sendiri dapat ditelusuri dari sebelum waktu kemunculan perdananya, di saat ketika Rich Miner, Andy Rubin, Nick Sears, dan Chris White bersama-sama mendirikan perusahaan bernama Android pada Oktober 2003, hampir sembilan tahun yang lalu.

Android kemudian bekerjasama dengan Google ketika Google membeli perusahaan tersebut senilai 50 juta dollar AS pada Agustus 2005.

Ponsel Android yang pertama kali dirilis ke pasaran adalah HTC Dream, yang dikenal dengan nama T-Mobile G1 di pasar Amerika Serikat. Meski terbilang lamban bahkan untuk ukuran masa itu, ponsel yang dilengkapi dengan prosesor berkecepatan 384 MHz dan keyboard QWERTY slide-out ini berhasil dijual sebanyak 1 juta unit pada April 2009.

Kini, perangkat-perangkat Android tercanggih seperti  Samsung Galaxy Note II sudah dilengkapi dengan prosesor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon & Samsung Exynos.

Bersama dengan iOS, Android telah menjelma menjadi sistem operasi mobile terpopuler di dunia pada saat ini. Kecuali Microsoft berhasil mengambil porsi cukup besar dengan Windows Phone 8 mulai akhir tahun ini, tren itu kemungkinan akan terus berlanjut.

Semoga Android terus berjaya dari masa ke masa.

          Review - Perbandingan iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920 vs Galaxy S3        
iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920 vs Galaxy S3
Dilansir dari Blog Merdeka, Akhirnya apple sudah merilis smartphone terbarunya, yaitu iPhone 5. Smartphone itu menjadi harapan Apple untuk menguasai kembali pasar smartphone dunia. Beberapa peningkatan dilakukan untuk meningkatkan performa sehingga tidak kalah dibanding rivalnya, Samsung Galaxy S3 dan Nokia Lumia 920.

Apple iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia 920 dan Samsung Galaxy S3 merupakan flagship smartphone masing-masing pabrikan. Ketiganya juga membawa sistem operasi yang berbeda. iPhone 5 dengan iOS 6, Lumia 920 dengan Windows Phone 8, dan Galaxy S3 dengan Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Pertarungan di antara ketiganya seolah melambangkan siapa yang paling unggul di pasar smartphone.

Apple dilengkapi prosesor Apple A6 yang merupakan pengembangan dari prosesor ARM Cortex-A9 yang dipakai oleh Samsung Galaxy S3. Prosesor Apple tersebut walau belum jelas spesifikasinya dipercaya berkekuatan 1,5 GHz dual-core. Galaxy S3 versi internasional menggunakan prosesor quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1,4 GHz dengan pengolah grafis ARM Mali-400 MP. Nokia Lumia 920 menggunakan prosesor dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1,5 GHz. Prosesor Nokia Lumia tersebut sama dengan yang Galaxy S3 versi Amerika Serikat.

Tampaknya performa ketiganya relatif berimbang. Namun Apple A6 milik iPhone 5 yang merupakan pengembangan prosesor Galaxy S3 nampaknya sedikit unggul.

Samsung Galaxy S3 membawa memori terbesar dengan 2GB RAM sedangkan Nokia hanya 1 GB RAM. Sayangnya unit memori RAM yang dibawa oleh Apple belum diketahui.

Layar Retina Display milik iPhone 5 berukuran 4 inchi 1136 x 640 pixel. Sedangkan Galaxy S3 membawa sebuah 4,8 inchi HD super AMOLED yang memiliki resolusi 1280 x 720 pixel. Lumia 920 menggunakan sebuah layar 4,5 inchi PureMotion HD+ dengan resolusi 1280 x 768 pixel.

Dari spesifikasi terlihat layar Galaxy S3 memang yang terbesar. Namun untuk kepadatan pixel Nokia Lumia pemenangnya adalah Lumia 920 (332 dpi) diikuti iPhone 5 (326 dpi) lalu Galaxy S3 (306 dpi).

Samsung tampaknya menjadi pemenang pada bagian baterai. Galaxy S3 dilengkapi sebuah baterai 2.100 mAh. Baterai Nokia sedikit di bawah dengan 2.000 mAh sedangkan spesifikasi baterai iPhone 5 belum diketahui.

Baterai Galaxy S3 diklaim memiliki waktu stand-by 790 jam, dan waktu bicara 11,8 jam. Lebih baik dari Lumia 920 yang memiliki waktu stand-by 300 jam dan waktu bicara 10 jam. Baterai iPhone 5 sendiri menawarkan waktu stand-by 225 jam dan waktu bicara 8 jam.

Penyimpanan data.
Samsung tampaknya paling royal dalam urusan penyimpanan data. Galaxy S3 selain dilengkapi pilihan penyimpanan internal 16, 32 dan 64 GB juga menyediakan sebuah slot microSD untuk tambahan. iPhone memiliki pilihan penyimpanan 16, 32 dan 64 GB sama seperti Galaxy S3 sedangkan Lumia 920 hanya memiliki penyimpanan 32 GB. Berbeda dengan Galaxy S3, Lumia 920 dan iPhone 5 tidak menyediakan slot tambahan.

Selain beberapa faktor di atas, ketiga smartphone memiliki kamera dengan sensor 8 MP. Selain itu ketiganya juga dilengkapi koneksi 4G LTE.

Lalu menurut Anda mana smartphone yang paling unggul?

          Akhirnya Sony Merilis 3 Ponsel Android Xperia Baru        

Akhirnya Sony Merilis 3 Ponsel Android Xperia Baru
Xperia T adalah seri tertinggi dari 3 Ponsel Android yang dipamerkan Sony di ajang IFA 2012. Sony Xperia T ini rencananya akan mengisi pasar kelas atas dengan berbagai fitur.

Xperia T telah dibekali dengan prosesor Qualcomm Krait dual-core dengan kecepatan 1,5 GHz dan dipasangkan dengan memori RAM sebesar 1 GB untuk menghasilkan performa yang sangat cepat.

Xperia T ini akan memakai layar sentuh dengan ukuran 4,6 inci dengan resolusi 1280 x 720 pixel dan dilengkapi kamera dengan berkapasitas 13 megapixel serta baterai dengan daya 1850 mAh. Salah satu keunggulan Xperia T adalah dukungan terhadap 3G pentaband dan HSPA+ hingga 42Mbps.

Ponsel Android ini diumumkan telah dilengkapi dengan kemampuan tahan banting dan tahan air yang telah memenuhi standar IP55 dan IP57.

Sony juga menyiapkan Xperia V yang menyasar pasar sedikit di bawah Xperia T. Secara umum, Xperia V mengusung spesifikasi yang mirip dengan Xperia T seperti prosesor Qualcomm dual-core dengan kecepatan 1,5 GHz serta kamera 13 megapixel. Perbedaannya, Xperia V dibekali layar sentuh yang lebih kecil yaitu 4,3 inci dengan resolusi 1280 x 720 pixel serta dukungan 4G LTE.

Mirip dengan Xperia T, Sony Xperia V kabarnya juga memiliki kemampuan tahan banting dan tahan air yang telah memenuhi standar. Xperia V juga mengandalkan baterai dengan kapasitas 1750 mAh.

Sedangkan Ponsel Android terakhir yang diperkenalkan Sony adalah Xperia J. Ponsel pintar ini berbeda dengan kedua 'kakaknya' karena Xperia J ini akan menyasar segmen pasar kelas menengah. Xperia J mengandalkan prosesor Qualcomm MSM7227A dengan kecepatan 1 GHz single-core dengan memori RAM sebesar 512 MB.

Sony membekali Xperia J ini dengan layar sentuh berukuran 4 inci dengan resolusi 854 x 640 pixel serta kamera 5 megapiksel. Xperia J juga mendukung quadband GSM dan 3G HSDPA hingga 7,2Mbps.

Ketiga Ponsel terbaru besutan Sony ini hadir dengan sistem operasi Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Pihak Sony juga telah mengumumkan bahwa upgrade ke Android 4.1 Jelly Bean setelah peluncuran resminya nanti.
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          Kemenperin gandeng Qualcomm berantas peredaran ponsel palsu        
Kemenperin gandeng Qualcomm berantas peredaran ponsel palsu. Langkah tersebut dalam rangka melindungi industri dan konsumen di dalam negeri. Pengguna smartphone di Indonesia akan tumbuh dari 55 juta orang pada 2015 menjadi 92 juta orang pada 2019. Nilai penjualan 2015 sebesar Rp 62 triliun jadi Rp 69 triliun di 2016.
          Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensors work underwater        

Hot on the heels of Apple's plans to reinvent its iPhone's fingerprint reader, Qualcomm looks set to position itself at the forefront of the fingerprint sensor market. It claims that it will be one of the first, if not the first, companies to produce under-display sensors.

Unveiling its plans at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the company revealed that its next-gen fingerprint sensors will use ultrasonic technology that can be fitted under displays, glass and metal, and can scan through OLED displays up to 1200um -- something we got to see in action for ourselves at Vivo's booth.

Source: Qualcomm (1), Qualcomm (2)

          Microsoft’s vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows        

I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year -- not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to unveil after the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and new Windows versions and updates? Turns out, Microsoft was saving the best for Taiwan. It showed off plans for its vision of "always-connected PCs", teaming up with Qualcomm and Intel to make future devices work the same way whether you are at home or on the go. These computers will combine the best features of smartphones, like constant connectivity, all-day battery life and portable designs, to deliver a reliable, powerful and always-accessible Windows 10 experience.

          Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ is both faster and cooler        

We all want more power with less charging on our mobile phones. Qualcomm, the maker of the Snapdragon 835 processor, has long been working to provide lower power usage and faster battery charging. The current Quick Charge 4 technology, announced in November of last year, promises five hours of charge in five minutes, a 20 percent improvement in charging speed and 30 percent improvement in efficiency than the previous Quick Charge system.

The company announced even more improved specs today: the Quick Charge 4+ system, which the company promises is up to three degrees cooler, up to 15 percent faster and 30 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 4. The first smartphone to use this new charging technology will be the Nubia Z17 from Chinese phone maker ZTE.

Source: Qualcomm

          Qualcomm pays BlackBerry $940 million in royalty spat        

Qualcomm hasn't been very successful with its licensing practices. It's gotten into trouble in South Korea for charging phone makers over an "unnecessarily broad set of patents" It has also been dealing with lawsuits from the FTC and Apple for similar tactics. Qualcomm was ordered to pay BlackBerry $815 million in an arbitration settlement last April. BlackBerry announced today that the two companies have reached a final agreement amount of $940 miillion, which includes the original arbitration amount along with interst and attorneys' fees. The release says that Qualcomm will pay the full amount before the end of May.

Source: Blackberry

          Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm        

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qualcomm uses its dominant position in the mobile processor industry to squeeze others out.

Source: Bloomberg, Intel

          Windows 10 will seamlessly run legacy apps on ARM        

As we learned last month, ARM-powered Windows 10 devices should start hitting the market by the end of 2017. Unlike previous mobile-friendly versions of Windows though, Microsoft is working hard to make sure the ARM release will be able to properly support full-fledge desktop apps, rather than the mish-mash of apps that showed up in Windows RT and devices like the Surface 2. At the Build 2017 conference this week, Microsoft showed off the new seamless experience by downloading, installing and running x86 Win32 applications on an ARM machine.

Via: PC Magazine

          Qualcomm's new mid-tier mobile chips are good news for gaming        

Qualcomm's latest mid-tier mobile chipsets, the Snapdragon 630 and 660, are designed to give smartphone users more processing power, crisper photos and improved connection speeds over LTE or WiFi, among a few other fresh features. The 630 upgrades the 625 processor, while the 660 follows the 653.

Source: Qualcomm

          ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops will arrive this holiday        

Remember Windows RT, the stripped back version of Windows 8 meant for ARM-based hardware? It was a complete failure for Microsoft, recreating the desktop environment but little else for the Surface and Lumia 2520. Undeterred, Microsoft is working with Qualcomm to get Windows 10 running on Snapdragon processors. Announced last December, we should see the fruits of that partnership in new hardware later this year. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf revealed during an investor call: "Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year."

Source: The Verge, IDG

          Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip is big on photography and VR        

Qualcomm hinted that its Snapdragon 835 processor would be something special, and it's ready to show all its cards now that it's at CES, according to a leaked blog post. Battery life is one of the chip's strongest selling points, as you may know (we'll recap that later), but Qualcomm has also revealed that the 835 also carries a ton of upgrades that reflect a rapidly changing mobile landscape. Take virtual reality, for example. On top of 25 percent faster Adreno 540 graphics, it improves positional audio and reduces the lag between motion tracking and what you see on-screen. You won't be as likely to feel seasick or turn the wrong way, in other words.

Via: Evan Blass (TwitLonger)

          Windows 10 is coming to Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile chips        

Microsoft's first attempt at bringing Windows to ARM-powered machines was, shall we say, not a good idea. But perhaps the second time's the charm. Microsoft and Qualcomm just announced that Windows 10 is coming to the next generation of Snapdragon mobile processors. And to be clear, they're referring to the full version of the OS, with support for legacy Win32 software and universal Windows apps. It won't be a stripped-down affair like Windows RT.

Source: Qualcomm

          Qualcomm dives deeper into IoT with two new Snapdragon chips        

Snapdragon processors have long been a staple in Android mobile devices but they will soon spread to more than just smartphones. Qualcomm Incorporated announced on Wednesday morning that it is not only producing a pair of new chips, the 410E and 600E, designed specifically for embedded and IoT devices. It is also teaming with Arrow Electronics to make these stand-alone processors available to small and medium-size manufacturers.

          Qualcomm chip security holes affect most Android phones        

If you own vaguely recent Android smartphone, there's a good chance that at least one of Qualcomm's many chips powers it... and if so, you might be at risk. Check Point has revealed four vulnerabilities, bundled under the QuadRooter nickname, that take advantage of problems with Qualcomm driver software (for elements such as graphics, memory and routing) to get root-level access and install malware that could hijack your device. All an attacker needs to do is load a seemingly innocuous, permissions-free app to deliver the payload.

Via: Ars Technica

Source: Check Point, Google Play

          Qualcomm is selling more chips for high-end smartphones        

Qualcomm shipped more Snapdragon chips this quarter than even it expected, and for that reason (and others), made more money. It reported sales of 201 million high-end chips, beating its estimates by at least 6 million. As a result, it raked in sales of $6.04 billion, up 3.6 percent from last year. Not coincidentally, Samsung also reported a very good quarter earlier this month, selling 15 million Galaxy S7/S7 Edge models. The company is, of course, back to using Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chips (which it actually builds itself), after it stopped with the Galaxy S6.

Source: Qualcomm (1), (2)

          Google and Qualcomm are making Snapdragon chips Tango ready        

Manufacturers can make their devices Tango compatible simply by equipping them with Qualcomm's new and upcoming Snapdragon 800 and 600 SoCs. According to Ars Technica, the chipmaker has been working with Google for the past year-and-a-half to make its products ready for the tech titan's augmented reality technology. See, when the big G showed off its Project Tango (as it was called back then) prototype, it had an extra computer vision chip. But the first Tango phone, Lenovo's Phab2 Pro, doesn't have one at all.

Source: Ars Technica, VentureBeat

          Qualcomm's X16 modem could help gigabit LTE work in more places        

While our wireless carriers bicker over who offers the fastest service, Qualcomm went and pulled back the curtain on the Snapdragon X16 modem, a dry sounding bit of networking tech with huge implications. With it comes the promise of insanely fast gigabit LTE download speeds... but shouldn't hold your breath waiting see your Ookla Speedtest results shoot through the roof.

Source: Qualcomm

          Qualcomm's new chips will power up smartwatches, mid-range phones        

Look inside just about any Android Wear smartwatch (plus a few running alternative OSes, no less) and you'll find one of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400-series chips thrumming away inside. The company's stranglehold on wearable gadget processors is pretty damned thorough, and it just might stay that way thanks to a new chip — the Snapdragon Wear 2100 — that was announced earlier today.

Source: Qualcomm

          Microsoft won't support old Windows versions on new processors        

Were you hoping to get a new Windows PC in the office this year without having to move to Windows 10 in the process? You might not have much of a choice, unfortunately. Microsoft has revealed that, from now on, newer processors from AMD, Intel and Qualcomm will require the current version of Windows to get enterprise support. Don't expect that Kaby Lake-based workstation to run Windows 7 properly... or more likely, at all.

Via: ZDNet

Source: Windows Experience Blog

          Samsung is making Qualcomm's latest mobile chip        
Samsung says it's making new Exynos processors with low-power 14nm chips -- which is no surprise. What is, however, is that the company is also in charge of building Qualcomm's (maker of Snapdragon) latest chips with the same process. Samsung's FinFET 3D structures bump up both performance and reduce power use, which is what makes it ideal for the tiny processors embedded in smartphones. Samsung adds that its second-generation chips improve processor speed by up to 15 percent, and reduce power use by the same amount. Both its homemade Exynos, as well as Qualcomm's chips, have made appearances in Galaxy S phones, but this is the first time Samsung has announced that it would also be making its rivals' chip -- specifically the Snapdragon 820 that's being baked into smartphones now.

Source: Samsung

          Meet the world's first phone with a Snapdragon 820 chipset        

Just a few years ago, we might have scoffed at the idea of buying a smartphone from a Chinese OEM. Now, with companies like Huawei and ZTE showing us that smartphone pedigree matters less than ambition and execution, things are totally different. That's exactly the opening China's LeTV is trying to capitalize on with its new Le Max Pro. Not only is it the world's first phone to run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset, it's also the company's first attempt to break into the absolutely insane US market.

          Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is twice as friendly to your battery        
Qualcomm E3 Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge

Qualcomm is clearly bent on drumming up hype for its Snapdragon 820 chip by drip-feeding facts, but its latest revelation is a big one. The company has revealed that the Kryo CPU at the heart of the chip is up to twice as power-efficient as the Snapdragon 810, even though it's up to two times faster. While that doesn't necessarily translate to twice the battery life, it does promise significantly better performance without a hit to your phone's longevity.

Source: Qualcomm

          Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 specs leak: 35 percent faster than 810        

Qualcomm E3 Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge

The cat appears to be out of the bag for Qualcomm's next major mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820. Analyst Pan Jiutang posted some slides on Weibo detailing pretty much all of the important information about the new processor, ahead of Qualcomm's expected launch later this month. First, the big stuff: The 820's newer Hydra CPU is apparently 35 percent faster than the 810, Qualcomm's current high-end processor, and its Adreno 530 graphics processor is 40 percent faster while also being 30 percent more power efficient. Additionally, the chip's 14 nanometer manufacturing process should also make it more efficient than the 20nm 810. The 820s' improvements are all fairly standard, and quite honestly most people won't even see the performance differences with its predecessors. But it should open the door for even more complex games on smartphones and tablets, as well as more apps that might need more horsepower than today's chips.

Via: TechnoBuffalo

Source: Weibo

          Qualcomm 'realignment' includes job cuts and a possible split        
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 reference device

The rumors of Qualcomm planning a huge reorganization were true -- and unfortunately, that means a lot of people are about to lose their jobs. The mobile chip maker has announced a "strategic realignment" plan that will see the company slash 15 percent of its full-time jobs (the company has about 30,000 total employees) as part of a bid to cut $1.4 billion in costs. It's also considering the possibility of splitting into separate businesses. That may well happen, since a hedge fund calling for the split just got spots for two of its nominees on Qualcomm's board of directors. You'll hear about the company's direction by the end of the year.

Via: Reuters

Source: Qualcomm (1), (2)

          OnePlus says its next flagship won't overheat, despite what you heard        

"Today, I am proud to share with you that our eagerly-awaited OnePlus 2 will come loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1," starts the blog post from OnePlus. Color us not surprised that the sequel to one of the most sought-after Android phones will come with, well, the processor you expected it to (bar those pesky overheating rumors). What's more interesting is that ".1" hanging off the end of the processor's version number. OnePlus goes on to explain that it worked directly with Qualcomm to create an "improved" version of the CPU. One the phone-maker claims won't get hot like reports suggest.

Source: OnePlus

          Qualcomm Seeking A Ban On U.S. iPhone Shipments Is Much Ado Over Nothing        
Qualcomm has too much to lose to not settle the issue with Apple
          hp windows smartphone windows        

hp windows smartphone windows dengan layar lebar kecepatan prosesor cepat,spesifikasi lengkap lihat dibawah:
  • Specification:

  • OS: Windows Mobile 6.5
  • CPU: Qualcomm MSM8250, 1GHZ
  • Quad Band: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHZ
  • Single sim cards single standby
  • Screen: 4.3 inch Capacitive touch screen, WVGA, 480x800
  • One Camera: 1.3 Mega pixel camera with dual flash light
  • MP3 background play, equalizer
  • Ringtone format: MP3,WAV,WMA
  • Video: 3GP, MP4, full screen, forward and pause
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g wireless internet
  • Built in GPS
  • Support Java, can install applications
  • Support FM radio, can play with earphone and support backgroud play
  • Bluetooth A2DP
  • Sound recorder
  • Video player and recorder, Audio player supported
  • Support MSN,Office Mobile
  • Support E-mail sending and receiving
  • Memory: 512MB ROM+256MB RAM extend to 16GB max
  • Data transfers: USB, WiFi, U disk under the third party software, bluetooth
  • U disk support function to keep the information storage
  • Telephone directories: 10000 groups of contacts, support caller groups
  • Support SMS Text Messaging, MMS Picture Messaging, Broadcast Message, Voicemail Service
  • Schedule power on/off: support to start/close under set time
  • Alarm clock: 3 groups, support alarm clock when machine's closed, can set from Monday to Sunday
  • Games: Support Java games
  • More information: MP3/MP4/WAP/Bluetooth/SMS group sending/GPRS download/MMS/Calendar/Calculator/Tasks/
    Alarm clock/World clock/Currency converter/Unit currency/Stopwatch/Handshaking/Handewriting/E-book/
    Memory extended......
  • Size: 120x67x10mm
  • Product Weight: 149g
  • Color and Language:

  • Color:Black
  • Language:English (Note:if you need any specific language other than English,you must leave us a message when
    you checkout)


  • One phone
  • Two batteries
  • One power Adapter
  • One earphone
  • One manual
  • One USB cable
dapatkan hanya 2,200.000 anda sudah bisa membawa pulang hp cerdas ini.

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          ÐžÐ±Ð·Ð¾Ñ€ Sony Xperia XZ Premium: игры, нагрев, батарея, бенчмарки (ч.2)        
      Обзор Sony Xperia XZ Premium на Snapdragon 835: игры, нагрев, батарея, бенчмарки (часть 2). Испытываем флагманский "Сони Хперия ХЗ Премиум" на быстродействие! Реальная демонстрация игровой производительности в играх с выводом FPS и температуры. Благодаря Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 в очень хорошей реализации вы почти всегда будете наблюдать 30 или 60 фпс. Ужасного нагрева, […]
          5 best Upcoming Smartphones        
we already bogged so many smartphone launches. but this time its extremely interesting because so many technology changes happened in this period. here i  explain the best 5 upcoming smartphone lists.

1. LG G5

  1. Full QHD display or UHD display
  2. 4 or 5 GB RAM
  3. Snapdragon 810 or on other Best upcoming Processor 
  4. 21 MP which can take 4k images
  5. With latest OS M 

2. Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Samsung galaxy s7 will be packed with Android 6.1
  2. Snapdragon 820 and Exynos in two variants With 4 and 6 GB of RAM
  3. Samsung Galaxy S7 will have a 5g network
  4. ultra high super amoled display which is 4k, or 5k 5.5-inch.
  5. US: $1111 and in India: Rs 70,500
  6. Launched expected in march or April 2016
3. Xiaomi Mi 6

  1. Ultra HD 2160 x 3840 pixels Super AMOLED display
  2. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  3. with 4GB of powerful RAM
  4. may come with 5g network
  5. 4200mah battery
  6. 21-Megapixels back and 13-Megapixels front camera

4.Apple iPhone 7 

  • The iPhone 7 will be packed with iOS 10
  • Upgraded Apple A10 chipset processor
  • Have an e-SIM traditionals SIM card will no more.
  • iPhone 7 may with a sidewall display
  • Reversible USB charger
  • Iphone 7 will be cost approx Rs. 61454.72 in India and USD $937

5. Samsung Galaxy note 6

  • 30MP and 16MP isocell camera
  • 6 GB RAM can touch up to 8GB
  • Include 4700mAh battery
  • Storage option from 16GB to 256GB
  • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa processor
  • 5.5-inch 4K display

          Smartphones Android "indestrutíveis"CAT S50 e B15Q chegam ao mercado dos EUA        

Alguns meses atrás, a Caterpillar — mundialmente conhecida pela fabricação de tratores e outros equipamentos voltados à construção civil  anunciou o lançamento de dois novos smartphones de alta resistência. Eram o CAT B15Q e o CAT S50, que chegaram ao mercado europeu pouco depois. Apesar do hardware intermediário, eles se destacam por serem“indestrutíveis".

Nada discretos e passando longe do design “ultrafino”, os smartphones da CAT foram desenvolvidos para quem está sempre exposto a situações que exigem equipamentos menos delicados. Agora, os dois aparelhos estão sendo levados também para o mercado dos Estados Unidos, onde devem atender uma grande demanda de pessoas ligadas à construção civil — afinal de contas é esse o público-alvo da fabricante.

Enquanto o B15Q será vendido por preços que se iniciam nos US$ 349, o S50 ainda não possui um preço oficial divulgado. Vale dizer que são poucas as chances de que eles venham oficialmente para o Brasil, mas seria legal experimentar o aparelho para saber como é o funcionamento de um smartphone tão robusto.

Ficha Técnica B15Q:
*Sistema operacional Android 4.4KitKat
*.Tela: 4 polegadas
*.Processador: MediaTek MT6577
*.Clock de processamento: 1,3 GHz
*.Memória RAM: 1 GB
*.Memória de armazenamento: 4 GB (com suporte a micro SD)
*.Câmera traseira: 5 megapixels
*Bateria: 2.630 mAh

Ficha Técnica S50:
*.Sistema operacional Android 4.4KitKat
*.Tela: 4,7 polegadas
*.Processador: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
*.Clock de processamento: 1,2 GHz
*.Memória RAM: 2 GB
*.Memória de armazenamento: 8 GB (com suporte a cartão micro SD)
*.Câmera traseira: 8 MP
*.Câmera frontal: VGA
*.Bateria: 2.630 mAh


          Which phone rocks? See Asus Zenfone Selfie vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison        
 Asus Zenfone Selfie is a 5.5 inch device with Full HD IPS display with 72% screen-to-body ratio. Bundled with Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit Octa Core processor with 3GB of RAM, Gorilla Glass 4, LTE Category 4, Dual SIM, and Dual Standby available at a price point of PhP 11,995. With its 13MP rear and front camera; Dual LED Real […]
          HTC revela primeiro Android com processador de 64 bits        

A HTC é oficialmente a primeira fabricante de celulares Android a adotar um processador de 64 bits para um de seus smartphones. A empresa revelou o Desire 510, que utiliza o novo Snapdragon 410, da Qualcomm.

Quem conhece a numeração dos aparelhos da Qualcomm, no entanto, deve ter percebido algo estranho. Isso porque a família S400 é utilizada em aparelhos de desempenho entre baixo e intermediário, como o Moto G, por exemplo. Isso significa que o Desire 510, primeiro celular 64 bits com Android no mercado, é um smartphone de desempenho médio.

O dispositivo conta com processador de 4 núcleos, 1 GB de memória RAM e conectividade 4G. A tela, de 4,7 polegadas, tem resolução 854x480, uma câmera de 5 megapixels e 8 GB de armazenamento com slot para cartão microSD. A bateria é de 2.100 mAh.

Há outra observação importante a ser feita sobre os 64 bits: o sistema operacional do aparelho, o Android 4.4 (KitKat) ainda não suporta apps criados para esta arquitetura. A expectativa é que o suporte chegue apenas com o Android L, que será lançado em algum momento indefinido deste ano. Espera-se que a HTC atualize o sistema operacional assim que possível para aproveitar as vantagens do processador. Com aplicativos e processador de 64 bits, deve haver um ganho de desempenho significativo.

Assim, por enquanto, quem procura um dispositivo de alto desempenho com um processador de 64 bits precisa se contentar com um iPhone 5s. A expectativa é que Androids e Windows Phones tops de linha com processadores com nova arquitetura cheguem apenas em 2015.

Vale observar que a HTC não possui representação no Brasil, então este aparelho não deve chegar oficialmente em solo nacional como todos os outros smartphones da empresa.

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          Spesifikasi dan Harga Handphone Nokia Lumia 620        
Spesifikasi Handphone Nokia Lumia 620. Produk yang satu ini adalah produk unggulan dari Nokia, siapa yang tidak kenal Nokia. Asala tahu aja sama handphone maka maka anda juga akan tahu tentang NOKIA. Meskipun sekarang semua produk Nokia lagi mendapatkan persaingan kuat di industri per-hp-an. Tapi Nokia tetap maju dengan mengeluarkan produk baik itu handphone terbaru, gadget terbaru, danterakhir juga mengeluarkan gadget window 7. Dan nampaknya nokia juga mengalami sedikit masalah dengan peluncuran produk gadget terbaru mereka.

Namun nokia belum menganggap perang belum usai. Dengan terus bermotivasi mengeluarkan produk unggulan. Salah satunya Nokia Lumia 620 yang akan kita ulas kali ini.
Spesifikasi Handphone Nokia Lumia 620

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  • Ukuran sensor kamera utama: 5 MP
  • Ukuran layar: 3,8''
  • Nama prosesor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4
  • Waktu bicara 3G maksimal: 9,9jam
  • Waktu siaga (3G): 330h
  • Waktu pemutaran musik: 61h

    • Dimensi
      • Panjang: 115,4 mm
      • Lebar: 61,1 mm
      • Ketebalan2: 11 mm
      • Berat: 127 g
      • Volume: 76 cm³
        Dengan ukuran dimensi yang pas dan tidak ribet kalau dipegang, Sehingga gadget Nokia Lumia 620 cock digunakan semua kalangan dan tidak terikat pada golongan tertentu. Nokia tahu kalau mereka diminati oleh semua kalangan. Sehingga tidak membuat desain yang rumit untukkonsumen mereka.

    • Layar dan Antarmuka Pengguna
      • Ukuran layar: 3,8 ''
      • Resolusi layar: WVGA (800 x 480) 
      • Fitur tampilan: ClearBlack, Filter polarisasi, Kontrol kecerahan, Sensor orientasi, Garis RGB, Penguat warna, Sensor Cahaya Sekitar, Mudah dibersihkan, Penyempurnaan keterbacaan di bawah sinar matahari
      • Warna layar: TrueColor (24-bit/16 M) 
      • Aspek rasio: 15:9 
      • Kerapatan piksel: 245 ppi
      • Tinggi layar: 83 mm
      • Lebar layar: 50 mm
      • Teknologi layar sentuh: Sentuhan Multi Titik Kapasitif 
      • Sensor: Sensor Cahaya Sekitar, Akselerometer, Sensor Jarak, Magnetometer
        Ukuran layar yang nyaman untuk dipandang, anda tidak perlu mngeryitkan dahi untukmembaca teks baik itu pesan ataupun browsing. Karena didukung dengan resolusi layar yang pas sehingga gadget window seven ini memang menjadi pilihan yang diperuntukan untuk semua kalangan. Apalagi dengan kedalaman warna yang mencapai 16M/24-bit. Semua akan terlihat nyata dan jelas dalam layar anda. Gamabr akan telihat halus dan real dengan teknologi dpi yang mencapai point 245. Untuk navigasi layar ini jugamultifungsi karena tidak ada tombol QWERTY, yang sudah digantikan oleh tiuch screen.

    • Tombol dan Metode Input
      • Input Pengguna: Sentuh 
      • Tombol perangkat keras khusus: Tombol Volume, Tombol Kamera, Tombol Daya/Kunci
        Dengan tombol external anda bisa denganmudah dan cepat juga praktis untuk menambah volume atau menghisupkan kamera. Juga untukmengunci layar atau mematikan powernya.

      • Dua SIM: Tidak 
      • Konektor pengisian daya: Micro-USB 
      • Konektor AV: Konektor audio 3,5 mm 
      • Konektor sistem: Micro-USB-B 
      • USB: USB 2.0 
      • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 
      • Profil Bluetooth: Object Push Profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
      • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 
      • Keamanan WLAN: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
      • NFC: NFC aman untuk pembayaran, Berbagi, Memasangkan, Pemberian tag
      • Konektivitas nirkabel lainnya: Pengikatan saluran Wi-Fi
        Untuk menghemat daya, maka Nokia Lumia 620 ini hanya menyertakan single SIM. Sedangkan untuk mengisi daya bisa dari USB-Micro HUB. Sedangkan untuk konektifitas Nokia menanamkan Bluetooth 3.0 Wi-Fi dengan keamanan enkripsi yang lengkap.

    • Jaringan Data
      • Jaringan GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.800 MHz, 1.900 MHz
      • Kecepatan DL data maks GSM: EGPRS 236,8 kbps 
      • Kecepatan UL data maks GSM: EGPRS 236,8 kbps 
      • Jaringan WCDMA: 900 MHz, 2.100 MHz, 1.900 MHz, 850 MHz
      • Kecepatan DL data maks WCDMA: HSDPA - 21,1 Mbps 
      • Kecepatan UL data maks WCDMA: HSUPA - 5,76 Mbps
        Dengan data tranfer rate untuk jaringan datanya. Memudahkan anda dalam berselancar di dunia maya. Baik download danupload gambar atau video kesitu favorit atau akun sosial anda akan lebih mudah dan lancar.

    • Manajemen Daya3
      • Baterai: BL-4J 
      • Kapasitas baterai: 1300 mAh
      • Voltase baterai: 3,7 V
      • Baterai lepas-pasang: Ya 
      • Standby time (2G): 320 h
      • Waktu bicara 2G maksimal: 14,6 jam
      • Waktu siaga (3G): 330 h
      • Waktu bicara 3G maksimal: 9,9 jam
      • Waktu pemutaran musik: 61 h
      • Waktu Pemutaran Video: 6 jam
      • Pengisian daya nirkabel: Tidak
        Kapistas batrai 1300mAh sanggup melayani anda sebagai tuannya untuh berbicara atau browsing sampai dengan 14 jam di jaringan 2G. Sedangkan kalau anda di jaringan 3G Nokia Lumia 620 sanggup melayani anda hampir 10 jam. Hal yang menarik adalah, jika anda memutar musik dengan lumia ini bisa tahan sampai 61 Jam

    • Prosesor
      • Nama prosesor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 
      • Jenis prosesor: Dual-core 1 GHz
        Dengan otak kerja yang dipasangkan dengankecepatan 1GHz dari Qualcom seri Snapdragon s$. Memudahkan anda menjaankan operasi aplikasi sehingga semua lancar dan tidak ada terjadi crash atau error karena ketidak berdayaan prosesor.

    • Memori
      • Penyimpanan data pengguna: Di perangkat, Kartu memori, Penyimpanan awan SkyDrive
      • RAM: 512 MB 
      • Memori massal: 8 GB 
      • Ukuran kartu memori dapat ditambah: MicroSD 
      • Ukuran kartu memori maksimal: 64 GB 
      • Penyimpanan awan gratis: 7 GB
        Nokia sangat mengerti konsumen dan pengguna setia mereka. Dengan memaksimalkan mediapenyimpanan gadget terbaru Nokia ini bisa menyimpan data anda sebanyak-banyaknya sesuai dengankapasitas memory diatas.
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          Harga dan Spesifikasi Blackberry Z10 - 16 GB - Putih         
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  • 4.2" Touch Screen
  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • Cortex-A9 1.5 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 MP Kamera

Produk baru dari Blackberry Z10 adalah blackberry terbaru 2013. Meninggalkan keypad QWERTY dari generasi sebelumnya dan di ganti dengan full touch screen, memberikan pengalaman yang baru bagi penggunanya. Blackberry Z10 adalah produk pertama yang memakai sistem operasi Blackberry 10 dengan segudang peningkatan kinerja dan fitur. Blackberry Z10 dipacu oleh prosesor Dual Core 1.5 GHz dan RAM berkapasitas 2 GB sehingga memberikan kinerja yang mantap dan proses yang cepat dalam menjalankan aplikas. Ukuran layar selebar 4.2 inci dengan resolusi 1280 x 768 piksel, tentu saja memanjakan penggunanya dengan tampilan yang jernih dan clean.

Kamera 8 MP
Hadir dengan mengusung kamera 8MP dengan fitu zoom 5x dan fitur kamera yang segudang. Fitur Time Shift mengatur take foto yang Anda inginkan. Hasil rekaman Z10 adalah HD.  idak sampai disitu, baian depan Z10 juga dilengkapi camera yang hanya 2MP. Cukup buat take foto anda dan melakukan video call.

Penyimpanan dan Baterai
Blackberry Z10 dipersenjatai memory 16 GB jika anda kurang puas dengan ukurannya, anda bisa upgrade memory anda dengan microSD hingga 64 GB, sehingga anda bisa menyimpan film, lagu, data dalam satu kartu  memory. Baterai Lithium-Ion berkapasitas 1800 mAh yang dipasangkan kedalam tubuh Z10 cukup melayani anda untuk pemakaian waktu bicara hingga 10 jam pada jaringan 2G dan 11 jam pada jaringan 3G. Sedangkan untuk waktu siaga batrai ini sanggup bertahan hingga 397 jam pada jaringan 2G dan 408 jam pada jaringan 3G.

Konektivitas dan Fitur
Ditanamankan konektivitas yang pasti sudah ada dalam Smartphone ini Wi-Fi bluetooth 3G 2G edge. Dan konektivitas langsung ke koputer atau laptop untuk memudahkan anda mentransfer file dalam jumlah besar.

Model Handphone Touch Screen
Ukuran (L x W x H cm) 15 x 8 x 7 cm
Berat (kg) 0.34 kg
Warna Putih
Tipe Z10
Ukuran Layar (in) 4.2
Kapasitas Penyimpanan 16
Kecepatan CPU 1.50
Megapiksel 8.0
Fitur Tampilan HD
Fitur GSM|Music Player|Touchscreen|GPS|MP3|Internet Ready
Garansi produk 2 Tahun Garansi (Spare-part dan Servis)
Input USB
Output 3.5mm jack|USB
Koneksi Nirkabel Near Field Communication (NFC)|Bluetooth|WiFi|EDGE|3G
Tipe Grafis Adreno 225
Kamera Belakang 8 MP
Kamera Depan 2 MP
USB Port Ya
Resolusi Layar 768x1280
Tipe Baterai Li-Ion
Kapasitas Baterai 1800 mAh
Video HD Ya
Resolusi Video 1920x1080
Built in Flash Ya
Built in Memory 2 GB RAM
Tipe Memory Card microSD
Fitur Kamera Lainnya Geotagging
Kedalaman Warna 16 Juta Warna
Versi Sistem Operasi Blackberry 10 OS
Kapasitas Penyimpanan 16 GB
Kecepatan Processor 1.5 GHz
Tipe Processor Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

          HTC unveils new Desire 601 and Desire 300 smartphones        

Mid-range and entry level

HTC has unveiled two new smartphones in an attempt to bring some better features to the mid-range and entry-level market of smartphones, the mid-range HTC Desire 601 and the entry-level HTC Desire 300.

Borrowing a lot of design features from the previously announced dual-SIM HTC Desire 600, the new HTC Desire 601 features the same 4.5-inch size and 960x540 resolution screen but only has a single SIM slot. The precise dimensions are set at 134.5x66.7x9.88mm (5.3x2.63x0.39in) and it weighs 130 grams. This makes it slightly thicker than the Desire 600 but it has a much better 2100mAh battery as well as the better Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with dual-core 1.4GHz CPU part and Adreno 305 GPU paired up with 1GB of RAM.

Thanks to that same chipset, the Desire 601 features LTE support and suports HTC Zoe and Video Highlights features, same one that were seen with the high-end HTC One series smartphones. It features 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash , VGA front one, has 8GB of internal storage with 25GB of Dropbox storage which are expandable by a microSD card slot, 802.11bgn WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity.

It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with HTC's own Sense 5.0 skin on top of it and is scheduled for an October release in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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The Desire 300 on the other hand is a rather standard entry-level smartphone with a 4.3-inch 800x480 display and a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, VGA front one and still unspecificed Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz chipset paired up with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal storage also expandable by a microSD card slot and it is also scheduled for October release.

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Unfortunately, HTC did not shed any light on actual price for these two smartphone as those will most definitely depend on the region.

          HTC officially launches the Desire 200        

3.5-inch screen and single-core 1GHz CPU

HTC has now officially updated its Desire lineup with the new budget-friendly HTC Desire 200 smartphone. Featuring a 3.5-inch screen and Qualcomm's Snapdragon S1 chipset with single-core 1GHz CPU, the HTC Desire 200 will definitely be the cheapest HTC Desire offering.

The new Desire 200 has 107.7 x 60.8 x 11.9mm dimensions, 100g weight and features a 3.5-inch LCD 480x320 display. The heart of it is the Qualcomm's Snapdragon S1 chipset with single-core 1GHz CPU and 512GB of RAM. It will be available with 4GB of internal storage expandable by microSD card slot.

The new Desire 200 has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1230mAh battery, 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and all the usual connectivity options that you would expect to find on a budget smartphone. It also comes with proximity, ambient light and accelerometer sensors and features HTC's Beats Audio music enhancement.

Unfortunately, HTC did not reveal which Android version is behind the Sense UI skin and still did not shed any light regarding the price or the actual availability date for the new HTC Desire 200.

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          HTC officially launches Desire C        


3.5-inch smartphone with ICS and Beats

HTC has officially unveiled its newest smartphone that will be a part of Desire lineup, the Desire C. Although it does not feel like a part of the Desire lineup, it will certainly draw a lot of attention as one of the most affordable Android 4.0 ICS running smartphones.

The new Desire C features a 3.5-inch LCD 320x480 touchscreen, yet to be detailed Qualcomm CPU running at 600MHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage backed by a microSD card slot and 25GB of free Dropbox storage for 2 years, Beats audio, a 5 megapixel back snapper and a 1230mAh battery.

The best part of the deal is that it will actually feature Android 4.0 ICS backed by HTC Sense 4.0 out of the box, something that most previously released devices still can't brag about. Although briefly mentioned, it appears that the Desire C will also have a NFC-enabled version as well. The Desire C will be available in black, white and red colors.

Although the official price hasn't been announced, some early listings are putting it at around €200 while in UK it should set you back for £169.99 unless you want to sign a £15.50 per month 2-year contract plan at T-Mobile so you can have it for free.

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          HTC announces its "S" lineup        

Refresh for Incredible, Desire and Wildfire
In addition to the HTC Flyer, a 7-inch tablet, HTC has announced an entire lineup of devices that will be a refresh for the second quarter of this year. The new HTC Incredible, Desire and Wildfire will feature an "S" suffix and will come with slightly updated specs and a new look, depending on the model.

Once known as the flagship device, the HTC Incredible will get an update in the form of the Incredible S and will feature a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor paired up with 768MB of RAM, a 720p HD 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front one for video calls. It has a 4-inch 800x480 Super LCD touchscreen and a neat buttonless configuration, which are not drawn but will rather rotate with the device.


The next in line is the 3.7-inch Desire S that will get an unibody aluminum shell paired up with the same MSM8255 processor and 768MB of RAM. The back camera is still at 5 megapixel while the front one is now at 1.3 megapixels. Unlike the Incredible S, that will be stuck with Android 2.2 for some reason (to be updated at a later date), the Desire S will feature Android 2.4 Gingerbrad from the start.


The last but not least, is an update to the entry-level offering of HTC lineup, an updated Wildfire that will be know as the Wildfire S. The major update to this 3.2-incher will be the much appreciated higher display resolution, from QVGA (320x240) to HVGA (480x320). Other noted specs include a 5 megapixel snapper with autofocus and microSD card slot.


The entire "S" lineup is expected to roll out during Q2 2011.

          HP Probook 4340s Drivers for Windows Xp        
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          Qualcomm demos quad-core Krait        

APQ8064 with Adreno 320 graphics

Qualcomm used its annual Uplinq developer conference to show off the first quad-core Krait chip in action.

Qualcomm’s Raj Talluri, the man in charge of Snapdragon development, took to the stage to demonstrate the new chip in a development tablet. Designated APQ8064, the SoC features four Krait cores running up to 1.5GHz. It can hit 1.7GHz when just a single core is active.

However, unlike the MSM8960 of HTC One S fame, the new chip features next generation Adreno 320 graphics. It is said to offer vast improvements over Adreno 2xx parts, but Anandtech reckons it will have trouble keeping up with next generation offerings from Imagination and Nvidia.

Still, the APQ8064 will be the fastest thing around when it launches. However, we still don’t know when it will make it to actual products.

More here.

          HTC Zeta smartphone pixellized        


The 4.5-incher with quad-core 2.5GHz CPU

Engadget managed to score a picture of what appears to be a new HTC phone that is currently known as the HTC Zeta. The new HTC Zeta will supposedly will pack the new Qualcomm 2.5GHz Snapdragon APQ8064 CPU that will be running behind a "huge" 4.5-inch 1280x720 screen.

According Engadget, the phone measures 109.8x60.9x9.8mm dimensions and weighs 146g. In addition to the Qualcomm 2.5GHz APQ8064 CPU the new Zeta will be equipped with 1GB of memory, 32GB of internal storage, Beats Audio, 8MP rear cam with dual flash and 1.3MP front cam, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1,830mAh battery.

The new Zeta smartphone, will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and backed by HTC's own Sense UI (most likely the 4.0 version).

You can check out the original story here.

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          Nokia Lumia 1520 review        
While Android smartphones have been breaking the 5 inch and even 6 inch screen-size barriers for some time, Windows Phone devices have been stuck at the 4.5 inch mark. Not any more! The Nokia Lumia 1520 offers a 6 inch full HD screen, a 20 MP PureView camera and an ultrafast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor too.
          Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business        
Smartphone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The agreement allows Qualcomm, which makes chips for Apple and Android, to become the top seller of semiconductors for the car business. Qualcomm's core business is in processors and wireless chips for smartphones. The deal allows the San Diego-based company to reduce its dependence on smartphones, a huge business that has reached a plateau. NXP is the largest maker of semiconductors for the auto industry. Qualcomm earns more than half of its profits from licensing its wireless patents to the makers of smartphones. Fortune magazine reports that Wall Street was enthusiastic about the deal. "Qualcomm doesn't just diversify its offerings. The two companies appear to have complementary strengths, thus making important product lines, like chips for self-driving cars and connected devices, more appealing in the growing market for the Internet of Things. And after Qualcomm lost some modem chip business
          [開箱] HTC Aria 詠嘆機~好玩到愛不釋手        
最近家裏敗了一台智慧型手機,理由非常的正大光明、理直氣壯喔~~我家老爺說「我們公司也有在研發手機,所以有買台高規格手機來把玩研究之必要」,本來嘛~小北早就想買了,原因則是三不五時臨時起意吃美食,常因相機不在身邊而錯失了不少拍照PO文的機會,現在有了多功能智慧手機後,就可以捕抓更多美食鏡頭了,開心阿!在遠傳門市試玩了幾款新手機後,我們都獨鍾這款HTC Aria A6380詠嘆機。 æ©Ÿèº«ä¸åƒ…美觀且輕巧,介面漂亮,操作簡單,功能又強大。 æ­é…2G SD記憶卡。 2010年台灣製造,既然台灣有好品質的手機,當然要支持國貨囉! éš¨æ©Ÿé™„贈一個硬殼皮套,為了不同用途的攜帶,再多加購了一個軟套,軟套中間有一條拉帶,當手機放入袋中會將拉帶拖到帶底,露出一小截帶頭,當要取用手機時,只要一拉就可將手機拉出使用,既美觀又方便哩,好喜歡喔! åº§å……及黃色原廠電池,很有質感。 èªªæ˜Žæ›¸åŠç¶²è·¯å‚³è¼¸ç·šã€è€³æ©Ÿ...等等隨機配件。 æ©Ÿèº«è¼•è–„小巧,觸控很俐落,相當滿意。門市小姐還送我們螢幕保護貼喔,真好! æˆ‘們這個周末都在玩手機,吃火鍋試拍照,蹓狗玩定位,手機會顯示當下我們所在位置,而且有鄰近餐廳、美食、加油站...等資訊可供運用,還有多款遊戲可免費下載,最棒的是可以當作網路卡使用,這對疑似有上網成癮症(?!)的我們而言,真是太棒的隨身配備了! é€±å…­åŽ»å…¬é¤¨åƒå¤©å¤–天,就拿手機東拍西照的很是滿意耶~回家想將照片傳至電腦,卻搞的霧沙沙,(因為說明書寫的霧沙沙啦~指~),還好摸索一下後,終於恍然大悟了,原來~裝在機身的microSD須與正常規格大小的SD合體後,即可用一般讀卡機讀取記憶卡裡的照片啦! å‡å¦‚想要直接以手機上傳照片,那電腦就須先安裝microSD裡的HTC sync程式喔。現在,我可以隨時隨地用心愛的HTC Aria看蘋果日報、網路大頭條、股市、查地圖、聽KKBOX、照相、攝影、錄音、玩GAME、查氣象、玩facebook或是噗浪,收發mail、行動導航........阿~~不說了~趕緊PO完文後,盤算著要下載俄羅斯方塊跟數獨來玩了啦!使用心得:超級大滿意!^^以上,報告完畢!  ç”¢å“è¦æ ¼ æ­è¼‰ Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz 處理器GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900、HSDPA 850 / 1900直立式機身,3.5mm 耳機插孔3.2 吋 HVGA 電容式觸控螢幕、320 x 480 pixels採用 Android 2.1 作業系統支援 HTC Sense UI 操作介面支援 A2DP 藍牙 / USB 傳輸介面500 萬畫素相機,自動對焦支援 Wi-Fi 無線網路支援 HSPA 7.2Mbps 高速傳輸 內建ROM 512MB,RAM 384MB支援microSD™ 記憶卡 (相容於 SD 2.0) ,最高達32GB內建重力感應器、數位羅盤、接觸感應器、光線感應器內建 GPS 天線、Google 地圖、HTC Footprints™  
          Samsung Galaxy S8 Full Specifications, features and Price        
Samsung finally unveils their most recent beast device codename “Galaxy s8” with super-cool features and better interface compared to her predecessor. According to our legal source, it’s revealed that the Galaxy s8 beast device official launched.

Specs-wise, the Galaxy S8 smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, alongside a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, octa-core CPU and an Adreno 540 GPU. On physical view, the device features a 5.8’inch display, 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution, and presence of multitouch with a protective corning gorilla glass 5. Extras on display include the TouchWiz, Always-on display and 3D touch display.

The Galaxy S8 device is integrated with a 4GB RAM component, with an internal storage of 64/128GB (depending on the variant) and supports microSD upto 256GB. This beast device also comes with a 12MP primary camera alongside 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec and an 8MP secondary camera with f/1.7, dual video call and Auto HDR. Camera software features 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR and panorama.

Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy s8 device powers a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2 (A2DP, LE, aptX), presence of GPS and NFC and also comes with a USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector v3.2. However, the device is highly sensitive featuring the Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate and SpO2 sensors.

Read also: Getting Started with the New Samsung Galaxy Game Launcher

The price of the Galaxy S8 device is tagged at $720 which makes it a little bit affordable comparing with the value of the device specs-wise. Less I forget, the device would be packed with a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery alongside with highly optimized battery software making the device long last than expected. Any other confirmed info about the Galaxy s8 device would be brought to your desk in no time.

          Interdiction de l'iPhone : la plainte Qualcomm examinée        
La Commission du commerce international des États-Unis, qui a le pouvoir d'empêcher des produits d'entrer sur le marché américain, enquêtera sur les plaintes de Qualcomm contre Apple.
          ASUS ZenFone AR, análisis: un todoterreno elegante, pero la realidad aumentada y virtual son un viaje exigente        

Asus ZenFone AR

Cuando la realidad virtual sigue progresando algo más alejada de los flashes, es la realidad aumentada la que parece estar más de moda y de la que vemos nuevas propuestas como el ARKit de Apple. Pero Google fue repartiendo semillas de su Project Tango y una la recogieron en Taiwán, y ahora que nos ha llegado a nosotros el fruto os traemos el análisis del ASUS ZenFone AR.

Desde que Google dio a conocer Project Tango éste ha ido progresando hasta llegar a los smartphones. Aquí ya vimos a fondo la propuesta de Lenovo, el Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, pero el ASUS ZenFone AR es una propuesta algo más compacta que era presentado este año, a posteriori del Phab 2 Pro y con unos meses más de avances en Project Tango. ¿Cómo nos presenta la realidad aumentada el smartphone de ASUS? Lo vemos a fondo.

ASUS ZenFone AR, especificaciones técnicas

Asus ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)
Super AMOLED 5,7 pulgadas WQHD (2.560 x 1.440 píxeles)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
8 núcleos (8 x 2,35 GHz)
Adreno 530
6 GB
Memoria de almacenamiento
128 GB
Android 7.0 con ASUS ZenUI 3.0
802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi direct, LTE Cat.11
3.300 mAh no extraíble con carga rápida
Cámaras traseras
23 megapíxeles con apertura F/2.0, EIS, OIS, enfoque TriTech, vídeo a 4K, EIS
Cámara de detección de movimiento
Cámara de detección de profundidad
Cámara frontal
8 megapíxeles, apertura f/2.0
Módulo AR, lector de huellas dactilares, doble SIM, USB tipo-C
Dimensiones y peso
158,7 x 77,4 x 4,6-8,9 milímetros
170 gramos
899 euros

Asus Zenfone AR

ASUS ZenFone AR, review en vídeo

Diseño: metal, plástico y cristal en una armonía casi perfecta

Aún con el recuerdo de las sensaciones al tacto y el agarre con el ASUS ZenFone Zoom S, nos encontramos con un terminal de dimensiones similares (algo más grande) aunque pesan lo mismo. Pero la diferencia se nota sobre todo al tacto, ya que el ZenFone AR tiene la trasera de plástico rugoso.

Esto es positivo en casi todos los sentidos (salvo que seas un incondicional de las traseras metálicas), dado que no resbala, da tranquilidad a la hora de apoyarlo o llevarlo sin funda y además el acabado y el material son de calidad, imitando una piel escamada. Está conjuntado con gusto con el borde biselado metálico de color plomo, muy bien en este sentido.

Asus Zenfone Ar Diseno Trasera

Lo que no es de plástico es la protuberancia que tiene inevitablemente para todo el módulo de cámaras traseras que integra. Hablamos de la cámara trasera estándar, dos más necesarias para el desempeño de la realidad aumentada (AR) y los pertinentes sensores y el flash tritono, lo que se traduce en un saliente considerable, aunque a su favor hay que decir que a nivel de integración y diseño queda muy bien y además parece resistente (evidentemente esto no lo hemos puesto a prueba más allá del apoyo sobre una superficie).

Asus Zenfone AR

Se trata de un teléfono grande aunque relativamente contenido; muy buen trabajo en marcos laterales y bordes, siendo de 1,77 milímetros y 4,6 milímetros respectivamente. El teléfono se ensancha en su parte central (con respecto a la vertical), de modo que la trasera es curva (a lo teja) y esto puede que le dé un plus de ergonomía y que no moleste en cuanto a dimensiones, cosa que de hecho ya apuntamos en las primeras impresiones.

Asus Zenfone AR

En cuanto al aprovechamiento del frontal por parte de la pantalla, quizás sepáis que suelo dedicar bastante atención sobre todo ahora que llegamos a extremos tan destacados como los del Samsung Galaxy S8 o el LG G6. En esta ocasión la meta no era lograr el mejor ratio pantalla-frontal dado que la posición del sensor es justamente esta parte y el logo de la casa al parecer tenía que coronar la parte superior debajo del auricular.

No obstante, no queda mal del todo estéticamente y a nivel de números. No coincidimos con las cifras que nos da la casa al respecto (un 79&), acercándonos más a la de GSM Arena (72,6%), pero nos acercamos más a ésta última con un 71,6% (por si queréis comprobar los cálculos, la pantalla son 88,11 centímetros cuadrados -124,9 x 70,55 milímetros- y el frontal son unos 122,99 centímetros cuadrados -158,4 x 77,5 milímetros-). Mejor que el Zoom S y que un rival AR, el Phab 2 Pro de Lenovo.

Comparativa Mockups

En ese frontal se encuentra el lector de huellas, que en este caso se integra en el botón de inicio. Para gustos, colores, pero sí es cierto que tras probar otras opciones en las que el lector frontal no tiene botón (ni su clic) cuando nos encontramos éste no pudimos evitar tener cierta sensación de volver al pasado. El lector funciona muy bien incluso con el dedo humedecido (donde el Touch ID no lo hace, de hecho), pero sería mucho mejor si no hubiese clic y si funcionase sin tener que activar la pantalla.

Asus Zenfone Ar

Tiene muy buenos acabados y construcción, pero tenemos un sólo reproche: el metal del borde coartará la buena experiencia en el agarre por el calentamiento

El terminal tiene muy buenos acabados y construcción, con un diseño sobrio y discreto y combinando cristal (frontal), metal (bordes) y plástico (trasera). En conjunto queda bastante redondo y más o menos para todos los gustos (salvo que busques algo de color, dado que sólo está en negro), con sólo un reproche que desarrollaremos más adelante: el metal del borde coartará la buena experiencia en el agarre cuando el smartphone ejecute los procesos más pesados llegando a "quemar" (no a herir, pero sí a molestar).

Asus Zenfone AR

Pantalla: 5,7 pulgadas ajustables a gusto del consumidor, pero el brillo nos la juega

Con este terminal nos subimos a una gama más alta (aunque con un procesador del año pasado), por lo que parece que tenga que asumirse una resolución por encima del FullHD. En este caso tenemos un panel de 5,7 pulgadas super AMOLED con resolución de 2.560 x 1.440 píxeles. Detalle no nos falta con esos 525 píxeles por pulgada, y de brillo máximo tampoco va mal porque cuando la iluminación lo exige es suficiente para ver bien el contenido (aquí no tenemos cifra en nits).

Asus ZenFone AR

Eso sí, lo que ocurre es que probablemente tengamos que dar nosotros el empujoncito al ajuste automático de brillo porque si no nos deja con un nivel demasiado bajo a pleno sol, de modo que si movemos el deslizador manualmente se queda el nivel necesario (es decir, no es carencia de hardware). En cuanto a contraste y color muy bien, aquí punto positivo para ASUS porque dota a Zen UI de una buena herramienta de adaptación de color y temperatura del panel según las preferencias del usuario.

Asus Zenfone AR Las opciones para ajustar la pantalla a nuestro gusto.

En interiores el ajuste automático de brillo suele reaccionar bien, pocas veces se ha quedado a un nivel algo inferior de lo deseado. Muy bien en cuanto a ángulos de visión y sensibilidad táctil, aunque echamos de menos un doble toque para activar pantalla y no tener que recurrir al clic bien del botón de inicio o del de encendido.

Rendimiento: potencia y RAM llevan muy bien unas riendas más exigentes

Las tripas del ZenFone AR no están nada mal atendiendo a la familia a la que corresponde el procesador y a la RAM, si bien teniendo en cuenta la principal aplicación del teléfono no había que escatimar en potencia. El ASUS ZenFone AR incorpora un procesador Snapdragon 821 con ocho núcleos a 2,35 GHz acompañados de 6 GB de RAM, una configuración a la altura y que no está nada mal.

Sí, es un móvil de 2017 con procesador de 2016, pero más allá del dato y alguna posible limitación de usos esto no se nota en la experiencia

¿Pero no es un móvil de 2017 con un procesador de 2016? Si nos guiamos por agenda oficial y cronología sí, lo es, pero esto no es más que un dato y rebuscado. En Xataka Móvil hablaron justamente de las diferencias que implicaban optar por un móvil con este procesador o con su sucesor más reciente, el Snapdragon 835, y por las características de ambos los factores a tener en cuenta eran sobre todo autonomía y la ejecución de apps Win32.

Asus Zenfone Ar Uso

Entre uno y otro hubieron seis meses de tiempo, y en cuanto a potencia y a mover AR y VR en la teoría no había mucha diferencia. Veamos qué tal se porta pues el ZenFone AR en la práctica.

Como cabía esperar, buscarle las cosquillas a esta electrónica no es fácil, aunque al final las tenga. La mayoría de apps se van a abrir sin problemas, desplegándose la interfaz en menos de un parpadeo y sin lag al navegar por ellas o al abrir y gestionar la multitarea.

Yendo muy al detalle sólo hemos notado algún pequeño enganchón en la configuración del Asphalt 8 (una parte muy pesada a nivel de exigencia), abrir la cámara desde el móvil bloqueado (lo cual, dado que no ocurre si se accede a ella desde el icono ni al usarla, probablemente sea cuestión de software) y cuando ejecutamos aplicaciones de VR y AR de manera puntual.

Asus Zenfone AR

Estas apps suelen tardar un poco más en abrirse, y cierto es que sobre todo la AR puede que sea la tarea más exigente que el teléfono tenga que ejecutar. Hablamos de una función que afecta a procesador, RAM, pantalla, cámaras (tres), tarjeta gráfica y otros elementos en grado mucho mayor que otras tareas como la reproducción de música o el streaming de contenido multimedia.

Se nota el esfuerzo al cerrarlas, pero lo que sí se percibe sin ser demasiado puntilloso es el calentamiento: el elegante borde de metal hace las veces de hierro de marcar reses si nos pasamos unos minutos tirando de alguna de las apps para realidad aumentada, por ejemplo el juego 'Slingshot Island' que es una especie de 'Angry birds', pero colocando una isla en nuestra realidad y lanzando hacia ella.

Asus Zenfone Ar Quema Al rato de jugar querremos descansar de agarrar el móvil, por mucho que la app nos recomiende sujetarlo firmemente.

No es necesario recurrir a la AR, de hecho, para notar el calentamiento. Usando la cámara un rato o jugando a un juego más estándar también se nota, si bien llega a ser molesto sólo durante estas apps (el juego que hemos dicho, la del Wall Street Journal o iStaging), y a parte de la molestia está que el móvil va algo más lento y que afecta también al consumo de batería.

Está claro que es complicado disipar el calor que irremediablemente se genera en los componentes cuando éstos funcionan a pleno rendimiento, pero quizás no optar por este acabado en metal hubiese disminuido la sensación de calor en el usuario.

Asus Zenfone Ar Diseno Esquina

Fluidez y buen desempeño salvando esto. Si somos más cuidadosos tenemos la opción de ver la RAM que hay en uso en uno de los toggles de la cortinilla de notificaciones, pero lo cierto es que pocas veces veremos que sobrepasa los niveles que el software del móvil considera alarmantes. La doble pantalla, el desbloqueo, la transición entre interfaces o las que son de tipo timeline van ligeras y ni hay cierres repentinos ni lags, tampoco en el teclado.

Para quienes atendéis a los resultados de las pruebas de rendimiento de los benchmarks, el ASUS ZenFone AR obtiene 146.962 en AnTuTu, 5.929 en PCMark Work y 1.830/3.822 en GeekBench entre otras. Os ponemos las capturas de los tests y comparamos algunos de ellos con otros smartphones de configuración parecida.


(Snapdragon 821 + 6 GB RAM + Adreno 530)

(Snapdragon 821 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 530)

OnePlus 3T
(Snapdragon 821 + 6 GB RAM + Adreno 530)

Pixel XL
(Snapdragon 821 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 530)

Xiaomi Mi Mix
(Snapdragon 821 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 530)







GeekBench (Single / Multi)

1.830 / 3.822

1.797 / 4.285

1.890 / 4.264

1.549/ 4.066

1.825 / 4.342

PCMark Work






3DMark (IceStorm Unlimited)






[[gallery: asus-zenfone-ar-benchmarks]]

Software: no tan "Zen" como suena, pero la capa de la casa se mueve bien en este teléfono

Con el recuerdo reciente de un software con disfraz taiwanés en el Zoom S nos volvemos a encontrar lo mismo en este terminal. El ZenFone AR mueve Android 7.0 Nougat sobre el cual se ejecuta Zen UI 3.0, capa cuya actualización nos pedirá automáticamente en cuanto se acabe el preload y empiece a actualizar apps, haciendo que el primer contacto con el software del teléfono ya sea un poco peculiar (como eufemismo de ligeramente abrumador).

Asus Zenfone AR Así viene el ASUS ZenFone S de fábrica a nivel de software.

En esta carga inicial durante la configuración ya tendremos que lidiar con las ofertas propias de instalar contenidos extra, aunque pueden descartarse fácilmente. Y el terminal nos vendrá, además de con el ligero pellizco de bloatware (que no podremos eliminar, sino inhabilitar) las apps de Project Tango y DayDream, así como algunas relativas a la VR o AR (que desarrollaremos a fondo después).

Asus Zenfone AR Contenidos propios y de terceros que vienen con la capa. La única opción que tendremos de no usarlos será inhabilitarlos.

La capa, como ya dijimos, es agresiva a nivel de modificar la apariencia, imponiendo su interfaz algo más laxa en aprovechamiento de espacio aunque con líneas sencillas y sin cargar en cuanto a colores y diseño como ocurre con EMUI. Los ajustes son algo distintos aunque también en una sola página (en lista) y tendremos secciones propias de la capa del fabricante como "ZenMotion" (para ajustar gestos y el manejo con una mano), "OptiFlex" (herramienta que supuestamente mejora el rendimiento de las apps que seleccionemos)

Asus Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone AR

Pese a las restricciones e imposiciones, hay particularidades de ZenUI que se agradecen como la personalización de los ajustes de pantalla que comentábamos antes, o las apps que velan porque haya una mejor gestión de la batería y de los recursos, así como la personalización de otros aspectos como la interfaz, la pantalla de bloqueo y el cajón de aplicaciones.

Asus Zenfone AR La cortinilla de notificaciones, que nos permite ajustar los "toggles" y las opciones para el cajón de apps.
Asus Zenfone AR Las apps para la mejora del rendimiento y consumo, y cómo queda la cortinilla con una notificación y con el "toggle" que indica la disponibilidad de RAM libre avisando de que no hay demasiada.

Realidad aumentada y virtual: dando la sensación de que aún queda por llegar cuando "nos hemos cansado" de hablar de ellas

Las funciones estrella de este móvil, sin duda. La VR la llevamos viendo hace un tiempo, en paralelo al establecimiento de resoluciones cada vez mayores y con empresas y desarrolladores volcados en que en la práctica haya aplicaciones para aprovechar el potencial de este entretenimiento, incluso yendo más allá de la gama alta con opciones como el Alcatel Idol 4S.

En cuanto a hardware lo importante es, además de la resolución, que el procesador la soporte y que la gráfica y la RAM también tengan un mínimo para la ejecución. De todo esto va bien servido el ZenFone AR, y además la caja es en sí un cardboard que en caso de no tener ningún casco de realidad virtual y querer probar en el momento de recibirlo nos vendrá bien.

Asus Zenfone AR Todo lo que contiene la caja: el móvil, auriculares, cargador, cable, funda, protector de pantalla y las partes para montar el "cardboard".
Asus Zenfone AR No es demasiado intuitivo, pero a medida que desmontamos la caja vemos indicaciones.
Asus Zenfone Ar Kit 03 No hay que pegar nada: se encaja o se adhiere por los imanes que integran algunas de las partes.
Asus Zenfone AR No es lo más cómodo del mundo porque no tiene cinta que sujeta a la cabeza y porque hemos de alejarlo un poco para enfocar bien (y entra la luz), pero nos vale hasta que encontremos un casco a nuestro gusto para ir probando.

El desempeño es correcto tanto en VR como en AR. Hablando de VR, el teléfono también se va a calentar y esto ya lo avisan incluso las propias apps como la de Daydream, pero el cuello de botella aquí van a ser justamente éstas: apps y el tener o no un controlador o mando. La propia app de DayDream lo exige y sin él no podemos probarla, y si no estamos al día en qué apps merece la pena comprar o cuáles son más entretenidas al final es una aplicación que usamos poco.

Con la VR el móvil responde bien a los giros y ejecución sin parones o cierres. El verdadero cuello de botella son las propias apps.

Lo mejor para esto es disponer de un casco que se agarre a la cabeza (la caja no lo hace y, aunque estemos dispuestos a sostenerla, puede que el móvil quede demasiado cerca de la distancia mínima focal de los ojos y nos toque alejarlo un poco, perdiendo inmersión), así como de auriculares y un mando para poder jugar. Pero en lo referente al móvil, éste responde bien a los giros, sin retrasos, y las apps y contenidos se ejecutan bien, sin parones o cierres.

Asus Zenfone Ar Apps Ar Las apps que vienen por defecto de VR y AR. Hay más en la Google Play Store, pero no todas podrán descargarse o en el caso de las de VR nos exigirán el controlador de Daydream para funcionar.

La realidad aumentada es algo más sencilla de disfrutar al no requerir el casco, aunque nos van a recomendar continuamente que sostengamos bien el móvil cuando éste se encuentra a temperatura ya molesta. Aquí si que se aprecia algo de lag, probablemente porque son apps que exigen RAM, ejecutar tres cámaras y cierta carga gráfica (además del lag que tienen algunos teléfonos cuando se calientan mucho).

Hemos podido probar entre otras las apps que nos venían preinstaladas (de terceros), las cuales son 'Measure' (para realizar mediciones), 'iStaging' (para comprar decoración y muebles pudiéndolos ver en nuestra casa), Slingshot Island (un juego) y 'BMW i Visualiser' (para adentrarnos en un coche BMW). El desempeño depende de cada una:

  • BMW i Visualiser es más pesada y costará un poco más que coloque el coche donde queramos, aunque luego visualizarlo se sucede con fluidez.
  • Las islas de Slingshot Island pueden colocarse en la mayoría de situaciones y tanto el juego como el móvil son precisos a la hora de apuntar y responder a los movimientos que hacemos (hay que romper ítems con tiro parabólico).
  • Los muebles y objetos se colocan fácil en iStaging, sobre todo en luz abundante. Falta algo de precisión al detectar superficies de distintas alturas (en ocasiones no "ve" mesas y hemos de colocar por ejemplo la tetera en el suelo), pero en general hay un buen control de las distancias, la perspectiva y de las mediciones que también podemos realizar.
  • Measure funciona muy bien, aunque en ciertas ocasiones la cámara principal no enfoca bien y hacemos las mediciones estableciendo los puntos un poco a ojo.
Asus Zenfone AR De arriba a abajo: BMW i Visualizer, Slingshot Island y Staging.
Asus Zenfone Ar App Ar Muebles Con iStaging nos hemos encontrado que a veces no nos detecta los suelos (arena con sol en la captura de la derecha).

Cámaras y muchas: lo que cuenta es que la que cuenta rinde bien

Sí, tenemos aquí más de una cámara en la parte trasera y más de dos, pero hemos de olvidar monocromos, zooms o desenfoques porque se trata del hardware necesario para la realidad aumentada como hemos detallado antes. Para fotografía nos interesa el sensor Sony IMX362 de 1/2,6 pulgadas (pixeles de 1,0 µm) de 23 megapíxeles en la cámara principal trasera y el OV 8856 de 1/4 pulgadas (píxeles de 1,12 µm) de 8 megapíxeles para la frontal, ambas con apertura f/2.0.

La trasera sobre el papel pinta muy bien: dejando los megapíxeles a un lado, tenemos estabilización electrónica de 3 ejes para vídeo y óptica de cuatro ejes para fotografías, lo cual debería notarse sobre todo en fotos nocturnas. Además permite grabación a 4K a 30 frames por segundo. Veamos qué tal en la práctica.

Cámara trasera: menos (opciones) es más (práctico)

Zen UI llega a la cámara a través de una interfaz personalizada y repleta de opciones. Ya las vimos cuando hablamos de ella para el Zoom S, pero las recordamos rápidamente para entrar en detalle o con ejemplos de la que al final resulta más útil o destaca, además de que no son exactamente las mismas opciones.

  • Auto: modo de disparo con todos los ajustes en automático (salvo el enfoque y la exposición si se prefieren en manual).
  • Manual: permite ajustar manualmente o dejar en automático la ISO, la exposición o la velocidad de obturación (a elegir), el balance de blancos y el enfoque.
  • HDR Pro: lleva un grado más allá el HDR "estándar" que está disponible en el modo de disparo automático (un botón al otro lado del disparador).
  • Embellecimiento: aplica los ajustes de belleza que encontramos en la cámara frontal (relativos a eliminar impurezas de la piel, color de labios, la delgadez de la cara, agradar ojos, aplicar base de maquillaje y el tono de piel) a los sujetos que enfocamos con la trasera.
  • Superresolución: disparo maximizando la resolución por parte del software, más o menos el doble que de modo automático.
  • Niños: en teoría cuando detecta una cara de un niño.
  • Baja luminosidad: éste no lo vimos en el Zoom S. La máxima resolución que permite es 5 megapíxeles.
  • Código QR: un escáner para este tipo de códigos.
  • Nocturno: disparo preconfigurado para disparar de noche.
  • Profundidad de campo: sería el efecto refocus que hemos visto en otros terminales, pudiendo ajustar el grado de desenfoque.
  • Efecto: menú de filtros de color y blanco y negro.
  • Selfie: modo para fotografía grupal indicando el número de rostros.
  • Animación GIF: permite grabar un pequeño clip (pulsando y manteniendo), pudiendo editar la velocidad y quedando grabado como GIF.
  • Panorámica: modo para realizar fotografías panorámicas.
  • Miniatura: muy similar al efecto de desenfoque que hay disponible en Instagram (en horizontal o en círculo), pudiendo ajustar desenfoque y el contraste/saturación.
  • Rebobinar tiempo: una especie de live-photo, captura durante unos segundos y permite navegar en dicha captura.
  • Eliminación inteligente: captura cinco fotografías y elimina los objetos en movimiento que detecta automáticamente.
  • Todo sonrisas: dispara cinco veces, permitiendo elegir qué resultado se prefiere por cada cara (detecta los rostros automáticamente y al pulsar sobre ellos ofrece las cinco alternativas).
  • Movimiento lento: grabación en cámara lenta (hasta resolución FullHD)
  • Intervalo de tiempo: para grabar un time-lapse, es decir, disparos interválicos durante una determinada duración (hasta 4K).
Asus Zenfone AR Así cambia la interfaz para según qué modo elijamos (Baja luminosidad, Manual y Miniatura de arriba a abajo).

A estos modos se accede por un icono en forma de cuatro cuadrados que encontramos en una esquina. Teniendo en cuenta que por el tamaño del terminal muchas veces sostenemos el móvil con dos manos también al hacer fotos, suele ser fácil llegar tanto a este icono como al resto de opciones disponibles (HDR, flash, ajustes, etc).

La app funciona bien y sin lags o parones (salvo lo de que se arrastra un poco al abrirla desde la pantalla de bloqueo, como hemos comentado), pero** podría mejorarse un poco para que fuese más cómoda**. Por ejemplo, probablemente tuviese más sentido que el HDR Pro estuviese como opción en el botón de HDR estándar y no dentro del menú especial.

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También sería algo más cómodo que los ajustes ocupasen toda la pantalla como lo hacen las opciones de disparo y no una ventana flotante, porque evitaríamos un scroll que no resulta demasiado práctico conforme sostenemos el gran terminal para hacer las fotos. Y no estarían de más avisos de los cambios de resolución para ciertos modos (cámara lenta, etc., en "Baja luminosidad" sí lo indica) así como advertir que en el modo manual puede guardarse una copia en RAW (igual que se avisa de las posibilidades de las opciones de belleza, de manera bastante notable, además).

Asus Zenfone Ar Camara App 02 La selección de modos arriba (ocupando toda la pantalla), la ventana de Ajustes desplegada abajo (ventana flotante).

¿Y las fotos? De día conseguimos disparos acertados y muy realistas en la mayoría de ocasiones, con una saturación y brillo adecuados y destacando el detalle en macros. En general suele salvar bastante las situaciones en modo automático salvo cuando escasea algo la luz que puede ayudar alguno de los HDR, aunque éstos tampoco son muy agresivos y el HDR Pro en ocasiones satura algo más.

Asus Zenfone AR comparación HDR Sobre todo valdrá la pena recurrir a los modos HDR por la tarde, o bien dejarlo en automático (el HDR Pro sí que requerirá siempre que lo seleccionemos de antemano).
Asus ZenFone AR Foto en automático.

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ASUS es uno de los fabricantes que da la opción al usuario de obtener el archivo RAW, aunque sólo dispondremos de él si disparamos en modo manual (guarda el JPG y el DNG). Como siempre, resulta de utilidad si el procesado automático no nos suele convencer y estamos dispuesto a invertir nuestro tiempo e interés en editarlas posteriormente; podremos evitar por ejemplo el exceso de saturación y contraste que en ocasiones aplica el procesado automático (aunque esto va bastante según gustos).

Asus Zenfone AR RAW Sobre todo podremos evitar la saturación excesiva que puede quedar en algunas ocasiones, pero el procesado automático es bastante equilibrado y natural en general.
Asus ZenFone AR El modo manual ayuda, pero sobre todo es un complemento útil sobre todo para lo que no permite el automático: desenfoques, efecto seda en el agua, estelas, etc.
Asus ZenFone AR Improvisando un trípode y siendo pacientes la cámara da para estas cosas sin mucho esfuerzo y conocimiento gracias a un modo manual "verdadero".

Aquí hay un minipunto que se gana indirectamente por el almacenamiento. En nuestro caso no nos hemos cortado un pelo en grabar a 4K, salvar los RAW y descargar gigas en juegos y demás y no nos ha faltado espacio en ningún momento (con 128 GB es lo lógico), y de todas formas habría la opción de añadir una micro-SD de hasta 2 TB. Esto es un punto a favor teniendo en cuenta que además si usamos el modo de Superresolución las fotos ocupan más del doble (el tamaño de una foto normal de 5.488 x 4.096 píxeles en disco es de unos 8,3 MB, el de una de Superresolución de 10.976 x 4.096 píxeles es de unos 18,9 MB).

Asus Zenfone AR Este modo va bien si queremos sacar fotos mucho más grandes. El mayor nivel de detalle se nota más según la escena.

Para cuando baja la luz hay varias opciones para dar apoyo a la estabilización por parte de hardware. Concretamente los modos de Baja luminosidad o el de Disparo nocturno (o el siempre presente manual). En el modo Baja luminosidad salen fotografías de menor tamaño (las automáticas salen de 5.488 x 4.096 píxeles, mientras que éstas quedan en 2.744 x 2.496 píxeles) pero no hay unos valores predefinidos: la exposición suele quedar en 1/6 segundos (el automático suele disparar más rápido pero no siempre) y la ISO es variable. En el Nocturno sí tenemos una preconfiguración fija: exposición 1/14 segundos, ISO 3200 y tamaño 5.488 x 4.096 píxeles.

Es decir, con poca luz los modos pueden ayudar algo cuando el usuario no controla los ajustes manuales (y/o no tiene trípode), sobre todo el de baja luminosidad al "achuchar" algo más la ISO en bastantes ocasiones (sacando menos ruido). Por ello puede compensar recurrir a este modo de noche (antes que al nocturno o a algún automático con HDR).

Asus Zenfone AR Poca diferencia entre estos modos según la escena. El tiempo de exposición es algo mayor en el disparo en Baja luminosidad (1/6 frente a 1/14 segundos) de ahí que esté algo más iluminada.
Asus Zenfone Ar Auto Un disparo nocturno en modo automático, sin HDRs. Bien de detalle en los planos más cercanos (barrera), pero las luces algo difuminadas y presencia notable de ruido (no es exagerado para tratarse de un disparo nocturno, pero ahora veremos cómo cambia con los otros modos).
Asus Zenfone Ar Disparo Nocturno Disparo nocturno en Modo nocturno (valga la redundancia). Menos ruido y más definición en los focos que en el disparo automático.
Asus Zenfone AR El resultado con el modo Baja luminosidad se acerca algo más al de Modo nocturno, si bien en este caso la ISO es menor (2495 frente a 3200 en el automático y el nocturno). De ahí en parte que haya menos ruido que en el automático.

En resumen: la cámara está a la altura en la mayoría de situaciones, siendo su punto débil el equilibrio de contraste, saturación y temperatura los disparos a media tarde cuando ya escasea un poco la luz. Quizás mucho modo (que luego olvidamos, como el de GIF o el de Rebobinar en el tiempo), pero familiarizándose con los que es más probable que nos ayuden al final lo hacen. Y se agradece el modo manual y el salvar el RAW.

Vídeo: la realidad sin aumentar queda muy bien a 4K, de día y de noche

Las opciones de la cámara sobre el papel eran prometedoras también para vídeo, incluyendo la posibilidad de grabar en 4K, la estabilización y algunas características como el timelapse y la cámara lenta, si bien en estos casos como es habitual la calidad queda en un máximo de 720p. Como para las fotos, en los vídeos unos frames valen más que mil palabras, así que veamos qué tal se porta el ZenFone AR.

Los vídeos son buenos a nivel de detalle, color y audio, sobre todo si optamos por la máxima resolución. La interfaz de la app de cámara siempre mostrará el botón de "rec", por lo que podemos iniciar el vídeo en el momento que queramos, tanto en modo automático como manual, pudiendo bloquear enfoque en el momento que queramos.

Aquí una misma toma en 4K y 1080p con buena iluminación, con iluminación media y de noche. La diferencia entre una resolución y otra es notable, y teniendo en cuenta el espacio del móvil y que no supone un esfuerzo extra (perceptible) en cuanto a rendimiento compensará dejar el 4K fijo.

La estabilización se nota sobre todo de noche. En este caso hay una pérdida de detalle y calidad debido a las condiciones mucho más exigentes, pero la captura está a la altura y de hecho en plano general y encuadres algo más cecanos la calidad es más que aceptable (con zoom siempre aparecerá el ruido y la falta de nitidez).

Bien también a la hora de capturar cámara lenta y timelapses, sobre todo en este segundo caso ya que se queda en uno muy digno 1080p y salva la situación muy bien incluso en baja luz.

Cámara frontal: insisten en añadir "belleza" cuando la propia cámara saca muy bien "la que tenemos"

Hablar de una frontal en ASUS es hablar de un salón de belleza omnipresente y de botones fucsia. O quizás podríamos decir quirófano, dado que las opciones y los grados de las mismas de los que dispone la app de cámara en el caso de la frontal pueden dejar un resultado bastante alejado de la realidad (lo cual puede o no ser deseado).

  • Tono de piel: podemos ajustar eligiendo un tono más pálido, rosado o bronceado.
  • Rosáceo: aplica colorete, pudiendo elegir el tono del mismo.
  • Piel suavizada: el clásico efecto de "piel de porcelana". Tenemos diez grados de intensidad, de piel real (cero) a personaje de animación 3D (diez).
  • Emblanquecer superficie: aplica una ligera aclaración a la piel, haciendo que algunas pecas o imperfecciones mínimas se diluyan un poco.
  • Ojos mejorados: en realidad la "mejora" es el agrandamiento (diez grados)
  • Mejillas delgadas: nos hace la parte inferior de la cara más en triángulo al adelgazar los mofletes y la mandíbula (diez grados).

Asus ZenFone AR

Dejando a un lado todo esto, la cámara da buen resultado, aunque el enfoque automático puede jugar una mala pasada cuando salta y deja de desenfocar el rostro, quedando éste desenfocado y sobreexpuesto al tomar la fuente de luz en un punto no deseado. Si corregimos y bloqueamos (si no obedece), el resultado mejora.

Asus Zenfone Ar Frontal Tarde 01

Buen nivel de detalle si domamos al enfoque en estas situaciones en las que se vuelve algo irreverente y buen resultado también en interiores con media-baja luz. Aquí ya hay menor nitidez, pero las luces, el contraste y el color están equilibrados. En situaciones de luz muy baja no hay milagro y el ruido y la falta de detalle imperan, pero tampoco a un nivel fuera de lo esperado.

En el vídeo también da buen resultado, si bien aquí hemos de olvidar el 4K de la trasera para quedarnos en 720p. Buena calidad con luz media y abundante, quejándose más en baja luz donde invado el ruido, aunque dentro de lo que se espera en una cámara de estas características.

Os dejamos muestras de una y otra cámara en distintas situaciones y modos en esta galería.

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Autonomía: los flacos flaquean aquí y las prestaciones exigentes no ayudan

Sin duda el punto débil de este terminal tan vitaminado en otros aspectos. A nivel de números hablamos de 3.300 mAh, en un terminal que no es precisamente pequeño (en el ZenFone Zoom teníamos 5.000 mAh) pero que seguramente haya tenido que ceder un extra de volumen para los módulos y sensores de AR.

¿En qué se traduce esto? En que lo habitual es que no acabemos el día, aunque hayamos pasado gran parte de éste en conexión wifi y haciendo consultas puntuales a redes sociales con algún rato de música (en altavoz Bluetooth). Menos horas si jugamos, vemos contenido multimedia, estamos en 3G o sobre todo si tiramos de apps de realidad aumentada: pantalla activa, cámara y ejecución son un generoso chorro de miliamperios.

Asus Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone AR Las ayudas de Zen UI para mejorar en la medida de lo posible una autonomía que no nos deja contentos.

Ayuda claro está la carga rápida, que nos da un 100% de carga desde el 0% en algo menos de dos horas, con un 40% de carga en la primera media hora. No obstante la batería externa será una excelente amiga, y si nos gusta la opción del Always-On (algo así como el Ambient Display de Android) tendremos que tener en cuenta que el consumo en segundo plano será algo mayor (aproximadamente un 4% de diferencia en un tiempo de cinco horas de medición sin tocar el móvil).

Asus Zenfone Ar Always On

Así, la vida media de la batería se nos queda en torno a las 14 horas, con unas 3-4 horas de pantalla activa y gran parte del tiempo bajo wifi. Si somos usuarios intensivos lo dicho, el cable USB tipo-C y la batería externa no nos vendrán nada mal.

Sonido: de todo un poco

El ASUS ZenFone AR tiene un altavoz de cinco imanes en la parte inferior (al lado del puerto de carga), amplificador NXP Smart y una salida de audio Hi-Res a 384 kHz. También tiene jack de audio, ya que de momento la marca no está jugando a eliminarlo como sí hicieron Apple o Motorola en su momento. Veamos qué tal es todo esto en la práctica.

Asus Zenfone Ar Usb

La sensación que tenemos al reproducir sonido por el altavoz no es buena, sino mediocre. Quizás pueda ayudar algo la app específica para gestión de sonido (DTS Headphone X) que se abre automáticamente si conectamos auriculares, aunque nos vale para ajustar ambas salidas de audio. Pero la mejora que podemos hacer es muy ligera, eligiendo una preconfiguración o bien yendo al ecualizador.

Asus Zenfone Ar Ajustes Audio Pro La app para poder ajustar el sonido a nuestro gusto. Esta dentro de los ajustes de Sonido y vibración, en la sección Asistente para audio

La calidad mejora con auriculares, bien con los que se entregan con el terminal o con cualquier otros, ya sean de cable o Bluetooth. De hecho, algo que nos puede ayudar aquí es un altavoz Bluetooth que además reducirá un poco el gasto de batería, mientras nos da una mejor experiencia auditiva.

En cuanto a la salida del audio, hemos registrado un máximo de 107 decibelios en nuestras pruebas, lo cual no está nada mal y de volumen lo cierto es que no anda corto. La calidad claro empeora si lo ponemos a tope o en el Modo exteriores que nos dispone al ajustar el volumen, pero quedándonos en un 80% ya mejora con respecto al máximo.

No es un sonido malo del todo, pero nos esperábamos algo más en un móvil aparentemente centrado en el entretenimiento audiovisual

No es un sonido malo del todo, pero nos esperábamos algo más en un móvil aparentemente centrado en el entretenimiento audiovisual (más allá de las especificaciones que el fabricante facilita).

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ASUS ZenFone AR, la opinión de Xataka

Nuestros ojos se abren tanto como las cámaras traseras del ZenFone cuando nos dicen eso de que vamos a probar un móvil para realidad virtual y aumentada, con Project Tango y DayDream, y además que a priori no pinta ser un megalodón como el Phab 2 Pro. Pero lo cierto es que luego la experiencia empeora un poco con el aumento de temperatura (que además de molesto enlentece y empeora la autonomía) y con el que aún no sean demasiadas las apps disponibles, o el que no tengamos el controlador DayDream que algunas exigen.

Asus Zenfone Ar Tango

Por lo demás el móvil está bastante bien. Los 6 GB de RAM son un gustazo inherente que hacen que en la mayoría de situaciones nos olvidemos de qué es aquello del lag, y que cuando éste aparezca sea por efectos colaterales como ese calor o puntualmente con apps muy exigentes. La prueba de que un buen procesador no caduca por ser de otro año, además.

La pantalla, aprovechando lo que aprovecha del frontal, da muy buena experiencia (la dará aún mejor si corrigen el ajuste brillo automático) y la cámara nos deja contentos en muchas situaciones, además de tener un modo manual y el guardado del RAW para contentar a quienes no nos conformamos con lo automático. Eso sí, con tanto sensor y cámara para AR aquí no podía haber una doble cámara como la del ZenFone, no hay tanta trasera para subirse a tanto tren.

Asus Zenfone AR

Una lástima el tema del sonido y de la batería, sobre todo viendo autonomías tan geniales como la del ZenFone Zoom S. Por ello pesa más el fallo del audio, aquí depende de lo que se disponga a nivel técnico y de aspectos como el diseño, la batería era un reto bastante más difícil de atajar dadas las características y se perdona algo más.

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A favor

  • El diseño y la construcción: elegante, sobrio, bueno materiales y además de resultar cómodo no se resbala.
  • La cámara sale airosa en la mayoría de situaciones y da muchas opciones, como el modo manual y el guardado en RAW.
  • La carga rápida: se agradece muchísimo sobre todo en casos como éste, en el que la batería es algo ajustada.

En contra

  • La batería: aguantar AR, VR, multimedia, juegos, etc. no es fácil, pero en un uso más estándar (redes sociales, cámara, etc.) tampoco nos aguanta el día.
  • El audio: pobre para lo que nos esperábamos, el que asumiríamos para un móvil de gama inferior.
  • El coste: no podía ser un terminal de precio ajustado dadas las características, pero no es competitivo.

El análisis en vídeo es trabajo de Jesús Maturana y Pedro Santamaría.

El terminal ha sido cedido para la prueba por parte de ASUS. Puedes consultar nuestra política de relaciones con empresas.

          ASUS ZenFone Zoom S, análisis: el verdadero súper poder no es ver el doble, es durar el triple        

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Los caminos de ASUS en telefonía móvil son inescrutables cada año y el catálogo del de este 2017 está siendo de lo más variado. Gama de entrada, media, realidad aumentada y por supuesto doble cámara trasera, la cual hemos probado en profundidad para este análisis del ASUS ZenFone Zoom S.

Un terminal que se sube a este tren, como el ASUS ZenFone 4 Max, y al de las 5,5 pulgadas, con lector de huellas en la parte trasera, a diferencia del Pegasus 3s (también de este año) y que pretende hacerse hueco en la gama media con esa doble lente, el USB tipo-C y una batería por encima de la media en miliamperios/hora.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom S, especificaciones técnicas

Asus ZenFone Zoom S (ZE553KL)
AMOLED 5,5 pulgadas FullHD (1.920 x 1.080 píxeles)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
8 núcleos (8 x 2,0 GHz)
Adreno 506
4 GB
Memoria de almacenamiento
eMCP 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 + microSD (hasta 2 TB)
Android 6.0 con ASUS ZenUI 3.0
802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi direct, LTE Cat.4
5.000 mAh no extraíble
Cámaras traseras
Principal: 12 megapíxeles, apertura f/1.7, EIS y OIS de cuatro ejes, grabación de vídeo 4K UHD (3.840 x 2.160) a 30 fps, PDAF Dual Pixel
Zoom: 12 megapíxeles, zoom total x12, zoom óptico x2,3
Cámara frontal
13 megapíxeles, apertura f/2.0
Lector de huellas dactilares, doble SIM, USB tipo-C
Dimensiones y peso
154,3 x 77 x 7,9 milímetros
170 gramos
469 euros

Diseño: se impone la sencillez y se le dice adiós al plástico

El aspecto físico es una característica cuya valoración vira entre lo subjetivo y lo que se estila, pero en el caso del Zoom S la mejora es bastante evidente mirando su antecesor, el ASUS ZenFone Zoom. Atrás quedan ese acabado rugoso en el policarbonato y esa joroba a lo Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (2014), la elección este mismo material y la inclusión del logo en el frontal robando espacio para la pantalla.

Así, ASUS deja a un lado acabados en brillo que vemos en móviles con trasera de cristal o en otros ZenFone para poner una pausa relativa en dorados y otros tonos más llamativos (aunque lo hay en rosa) y dar cabida a este acabado mate y discretísimo. La sencillez parece haber sido el patrón para el diseño de este teléfono, si bien la doble cámara es protuberante y no tan integrada como vimos recientemente en el Honor 9, pero no es un saliente que moleste ni es llamativo.

Diseño sobrio y discreto con acabado mate y poca filigrana

En la trasera además están el módulo de flash y otros sensores y el lector de huellas. A nivel estético sin pegas, al menos si nos gustan estos acabados más sobrios y con poca filigrana, pero sí es cierto que la posición del lector de huellas no acaba de ser cómoda sobre todo si somos de índice corto.

No nos pasa esto con otros terminales que se han decantado por esta ubicación y que comparten tamaño de diagonal de pantalla, como el Huawei Nova Plus (si bien éste es ligeramente más compacto y el sensor es más grande, también proporcionalmente), por lo que probablemente se hubiese evitado el problema con una reubicación. No obstante, funciona muy bien y la detección es poco exigente a nivel de inclinación del dedo y rápida, aunque algo más de superficie se agradecería.

De la pantalla hablaremos con detalle a continuación, pero con respecto a cómo queda integrada en el frontal comentar que tenemos aquí un 76,5% de ratio pantalla/frontal según ASUS y 70,2% según GSMArena. Según nosotros un 70,44% (la pantalla mide 69,07 * 121,18 milímetros, 8.369,9 milímetros cuadrados de área, y el frontal son 77 * 154,3 milímetros, 11.881,1 milímetros cuadrados de área, por si queréis hacer el cálculo), lo cual se acerca algo más a ese 70,2%, cifra que actualmente es bastante mejorable viendo la competencia y sobre todo no teniendo el sensor de huellas delante.

Asus ZenFone Zoom S

Los botones táctiles se identifican permanentemente al estar el símbolo impreso sobre la pantalla y los laterales se encuentran en el lado derecho (con la pantalla cara a nosotros), los cuales funcionan correctamente y sin "bailar" como en otros terminales. Tienen la rugosidad que siempre ayuda a localizarlos a ciegas y un tono metalizado distinto al del borde, pero lo importante es que están a una buena altura con respecto al pulgar.

El terminal tiene un chasis metálico, aparentemente bastante robusto y resistente, y el frontal es 100% de cristal. Es cómodo porque no pesa en exceso y tiene los bordes en curva, los cuales no llegan a recorrer el semicírculo entero pero el corte del frontal no es agresivo, sino todo lo contrario (en ángulo obtuso).

Pantalla: de IPS a AMOLED, y brillo porque me toca

Del ASUS ZenFone Zoom que vimos en octubre del año pasado a éste vemos muchas diferencias, pero uno de los rasgos en común es el haber mantenido la apuesta por las 5,5 pulgadas y la resolución FullHD. Esta vez no obstante tenemos un panel AMOLED, por lo que probablemente aquí haya una mayor dosis de saturación y puede que una temperatura por defecto algo más fría, pero esto tiene arreglo gracias a la posibilidad de amoldar estos parámetros que nos ofrece ZEN IU (bien con configuraciones predefinidas o a nuestro gusto).

Asus Zenfone Zoom S

Más allá de esto la resolución será más que suficiente para muchos usuarios (aquellos de retina no tan exigente como para percibir y querer un mínimo de QHD), y no echamos en falta más detalle del que ofrece. Buenos ángulo de visión y un brillo máximo de 500 nits (según el fabricante), que al margen del número nos ha sido más que suficiente cuando el sol incide con más intensidad y ángulo más directo a pleno día. El ajuste de brillo automático funciona también perfectamente, muy bien en estos sentidos.

Con un saturación algo alta por defecto que podemos ajustar a un nivel más agradable fácilmente y una temperatura también variable, el panel tiene un buen nivel de contraste y la sensibilidad táctil es correcta. Sólo hemos encontrado un pequeño fallo justamente en los deslizadores del ajuste de saturación y temperatura, así como al usar el teclado de ZEN UI y Swiftkey, pero dado que lo primero no lo vemos en ninguna otra ocasión y lo segundo se soluciona usando el teclado de Google, todo apunta a que se trata de un problema de software (y solucionable por actualización).

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Ajustes de pantalla Esto no lo tienen todas las capas de software y es algo que se agradece mucho, sobre todo para rebajar saturación y aumentar la calidez en paneles AMOLED.

Algo que echamos en falta es la activación de pantalla con doble toque (sobre todo por tener el lector de huellas detrás), que sería muy útil para consultar notificaciones con el móvil apoyado en la mesa o bien desbloquear sin tener que agarrarlo o tocar el botón físico lateral, así como Ambient Display o algo similar.

Rendimiento: núcleos y memorias funcionando al máximo sin calentamiento

El ASUS ZenFone Zoom S monta en sus tripas un Snapdragon 625 con ocho núcleos a 2 GHz, acompañado de 4 GB de RAM. Es la misma configuración que otros rivales como el Moto G5 Plus, con la diferencia en este caso de que el Zoom S viste su software con la capa de personalización de la casa ZEN UI (de la cual hablaremos más a fondo en el próximo apartado).

¿Es suficiente esta electrónica para mover ZEN UI y las apps más exigentes? Lo es, dado que son pocos los parones o el lag que nos hemos encontrado. La multitarea se despliega instantáneamente y la navegación por el sistema, bien por el cajón de apps o por las pestañas de ajustes, se produce con fluidez y sin enganchones, si bien sí hay algún parón cuando hemos cargado apps pesadas y exigentes a nivel gráfico como el juego Asphalt 8, también en la propia cámara (al arrancar y al ejecutar ciertas funciones).

Generalmente funciona con fluidez y no se calienta apenas

No obstante, son incidentes que ocurren muy puntualmente y en otras apps (por ejemplo las de tipo timeline como Instagram o Twitter) no experimentamos ningún problema, tampoco en la reproducción de contenido multimedia. Muy buen trabajo en cuanto a la refrigeración y el aislamiento térmico, dado que el teléfono se calienta muy poco aunque estemos un buen rato jugando, viendo contenido en streaming, tirando de altavoz propio para la música o usando la cámara.

Asus ZenFone Zoom S

Para quienes tomáis los benchmarks como referencia, el Zoom S obtiene 62.502 puntos en AnTuTu y 843 (single core) y 4.194 (multicore) en GeekBench entre otros. Os ponemos los resultados en esta tabla comparativa y en imágenes.


Asus ZenFone Zoom S
(Snapdragon 625 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 506)

Motorola G5 Plus
(Snapdragon 625 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 506)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
(Snapdragon 625 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 506)

Asus ZenFone 3
(Snapdragon 625 + 4 GB RAM + Adreno 506)

BQ Aquaris X
(Snapdragon 626 + 3 GB RAM + Adreno 506)







GeekBench (Single / Multi)

843 / 4.194

827 / 3.993

822 / 3.034

924 / 5.159

923 / 4.445

PCMark Work






3DMark (IceStorm Unlimited)






Software: ZEN UI al mando

Fuera de los Nexus Pixel, los Motorola y en cierto modo los BQ en los fabricantes de móviles Android impera aún el caracterizar el sistema con sus capas propias de software. ASUS forma parte de este grupo y el Zoom S también engalana Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 con ZEN UI 3. Veamos qué características positivas, negativas y al fin y al cabo distintas tiene.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Sistema De Fabrica Con estas apps viene el ASUS ZenFone Zoom S de fábrica.

El teléfono inicia ya con algunas de las ofertas por parte del fabricante en el pre-load, que afortunada y adecuadamente podemos rechazar, aunque tendremos las apps propias y algunas de terceros ya preinstaladas en el sistema, las cuales en algunos casos no podremos eliminar (sí inhabilitar) aunque no sean de ASUS, como Facebook Messenger. No resultan tampoco demasiadas teniendo en cuenta lo que vemos en otros casos, ni antivirus ni exceso o duplicidad de utilidades.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S, Sistema Los añadidos de la casa empiezan en el pre-load (izquierda) y siguen con las apps de la casa (centro), aunque hay algunas bastante útiles como el administrador móvil (derecha), que ayuda a mejorar el rendimiento aunque no controlemos en ese aspecto.
Asus Zenfone Zoom S Hay algunas imposiciones que no tienen mucho sentido ni ayudan a contribuir a la buena experiencia de usuario, como el hecho de no poder eliminar del todo ciertas apps que nos vienen preinstaladas o el que se dé la ironía de no poder eliminar la notificación del administrador de notificaciones en la cortinilla.

La capa es muy invasiva a nivel de interfaz (esto no tiene por qué ser un reproche, es cuestión de gustos), con un diseño basado en las líneas sencillas de otras interfaces como el Material Design, aunque desaprovechando bastante el espacio en general (todo muy grande, por ejemplo los botones y accesos de la cortinilla de notificaciones). No obstante, como decíamos en la parte de rendimiento no nos encontramos lags ni tirones al pasar las páginas del menú o al desplegar apps.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Sistema Ajustes Todas las páginas del menú de ajustes de ZEN UI 3.

En este sentido ZEN UI se porta, de hecho contribuye a que la fluidez y el buen funcionamiento imperen así como la conservación de la batería restante, gracias a apps propias para optimizar el sistema y los avisos (que podemos desactivar) de las apps que están consumiendo en segundo plano en un nivel que el sistema considera exagerado (nos pasará con el streaming de contenido en general).

Otras particularidades son las posibilidades en la multitarea, pudiendo eliminar todo o fijar apps, poder habilitar el modo "anti-fisgones" para la galería de fotografías o la personalización a nivel de pantalla, elementos en la pantalla de bloqueo, los toggles en la cortinilla de notificaciones o el sonido (esto lo veremos más en detalle al hablar del audio). Cualquier cosa que signifique la posibilidad de adaptarse a los gustos del usuario siempre será bien recibido, y en este caso compensa esas pequeñas imposiciones que tiene ZEN UI que comentábamos.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Sistema Izquierda: podemos añadir tres accesos rápidos a apps desde la pantalla de bloqueo, de modo que arrastrando a cualquier punto las abrimos (requiriendo el sistema de seguridad que tengamos para el bloqueo). Centro: si nos preocupa la privacidad al revisar fotografías, podemos configurar el modo "anti-fisgones" en la galería de fotos. Izquierda: así queda el menú de "toggles" de ZEN UI, con cuatro principales que aparecerán en pantalla bloqueada (los verdes) y el resto, todos configurables.

Cámaras: tres ojos ven más que dos, pero no siempre mejor

El de los móviles a una cámara pegados no fue un formato para un gran público, y a tenor del abandono de los distintos fabricantes de la idea tampoco debió serlo para uno lo suficientemente rentable. Puede que esto, sumado a la actual moda de la doble cámara, fuese el detonante para que el modelo Zoom dejase a un lado la integración de una sola gran lente (trasera) para dejar lugar a dos bastante más discretas y estéticas, manteniendo ese reclamo que da nombre a la familia, el zoom óptico (hasta cierto punto).

Así, el ZenFone Zoom S incorpora dos sensores en su parte trasera: un Sony IMX362 de 12 megapíxeles con f/1.7, con un píxel de 1,4 µm y estabilización óptica y electrónica (OIS y EIS), y otro que no nos especifican también de 12 megapixel que permite un zoom total de x12 y óptico de hasta x2,3. En la práctica, no obstante, nos quedaremos casi siempre con x2,3 como mucho, lo vemos en detalle.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Camara 01

Hablar antes de meternos a fondo a analizar las imágenes un poco de la app. Ya hemos comentado en el apartado de rendimiento que justamente esta app tardaba algo en abrirse (lo suficiente para percatarnos), y que experimentamos parones cuando grabamos en vídeo aunque nos quedemos en 1080p (graba hasta 4K). Más allá de su funcionamiento, es una app bastante completa, con una interfaz bastante intuitiva y clara, y salpimentada con bastantes modos:

  • Auto: modo de disparo con todos los ajustes en automático, salvo el enfoque y la exposición si se desea.
  • Manual: permite ajustar manualmente la ISO, la exposición, la velocidad de obturación, el balance de blancos y el enfoque, o bien dejar la que se desee en automático.
  • HDR Pro: lleva un grado más allá el HDR "estándar" disponible en el modo de disparo automático
  • Embellecimiento: aplica los ajustes de belleza que encontramos en la cámara frontal (piel, labios, delgadez, ojos, intensidad de maquillaje y tono de piel) a los sujetos que enfocamos con la trasera.
  • Superresolución: disparo maximizando la resolución por parte del software.
  • Niños: dispara cuando detecta una cara de niño (la teoría es ésa, la práctica no).
  • Código QR: la cámara actúa como escáner para este tipo de códigos.
  • Nocturno: disparo preconfigurado para disparar de noche. No es un modo de larga exposición.
  • Profundidad de campo: sería el efecto bokeh que hemos visto en otros terminales, aunque no es ajustable.
  • Efecto: menú de filtros de color y blanco y negro.
  • Selfie: modo para fotografía grupal indicando el número de rostros.
  • Animación GIF: permite grabar un pequeño clip (pulsando y manteniendo), pudiendo editar la velocidad y quedando grabado como GIF.
  • Panorámica: modo para realizar fotografías panorámicas.
  • Miniatura: muy similar al efecto de desenfoque que facilita Instagram (en horizontal o en círculo).
  • Rebobinar tiempo: una especie de live-photo, captura durante unos segundos y permite navegar en dicha captura.
  • Eliminación inteligente: captura cinco fotografías y elimina los objetos en movimiento que detecta automáticamente.
  • Todo sonrisas: dispara cinco veces, permitiendo elegir qué resultado se prefiere por cada cara (detecta los rostros automáticamente y al pulsar sobre ellos ofrece las cinco alternativas).
  • Movimiento lento: grabación en cámara lenta (hasta FullHD)
  • Intervalo de tiempo: para grabar un time-lapse, es decir, disparos interválicos durante una determinada duración (hasta 4K).
La app de cámara ofrece numerosos modos, pero en la práctica no nos compensan o no nos acordamos de que existen

En la práctica es posible que no los usemos todos, bien por no requerirlos en los tipos de escena en los que solemos estar, bien porque se nos olvida o bien porque una vez obtenidos los disparos tampoco compensa el tiempo que usamos pensando y cambiando los modos, sobre todo si queremos fotografiar algo tan inestable y complicado como un niño o un animal. De hecho, el "modo niño" ni siquiera nos ha detectado las caras, y el modo nocturno no suele compensar los disparos en auto o HDR (y entre HDR "normal" y Pro tampoco hay demasiada diferencia).

Asus Zenfone Zoom S La interfaz de la app de cámara en modo automático.

¿Cómo se porta(n) pues la(s) cámara(s) del ASUS ZenFone Zoom S? Ofreciendo un resultado sin sorpresas, para bien y para mal. La cámara está cómoda en escenas con luz abundante o interiores bien iluminados, sacando unos tonos naturales y con un buen grado de nitidez sobre todo en las macro. La nitidez es menor en el segundo tipo de escena, donde también encontramos una saturación mayor.

Poca diferencia recurriendo a los HDR, si bien se nota más su elección a plena luz y no a media o baja luz, cuando suelen rescatar cielos que se sobreexponen hasta esfumarse. El Pro es mucho más sutil (quizás de ahí el apellido "Pro", por ser menos agresivo), pero lo cierto es que en la mayoría de casos nos compensará disparar en automático, tanto a plena luz como por la tarde o por la noche.

Asus ZenFone Zoom S Más equilibrado el cielo con el modo HDR (estándar), con un cielo más realista, menos saturado y contrastado.
Asus Zenfone Zoom S Comparacion Hdr Normal Aquí el HDR no compensa la iluminación y sobreexpone demasiado, a diferencia del modo automático.
Comparacion Hdr Los HDR se notan más a plena luz. En situaciones de baja luz y/o contraluces apenas hay diferencias tanto en colores como en exposición, sombras, luz y ruido.
Esperábamos un zoom que destacase por la calidad, pero no se libra del exceso de ruido y la falta de nitidez

¿Y el zoom? Es cómodo de aplicar, con un botón muy cercano al obturador que nos aumenta automáticamente a 2,3x y 5x, para poder llevarlo hasta el 12x con el habitual gesto de pellizco. Eso sí, habría que mejorar tanto la app como la sensibilidad táctil a la hora de aumentar el zoom porque falla bastante (y la app suele desestabilizarse).

La calidad del resultado del zoom (sobre todo del tope) dependerá directamente del tipo de escena, con buen resultado a plena luz y sobre todo quedándonos en 2,3x o 5x

La calidad del resultado dependerá de la escena, pero en general tenemos una ampliación buena a plena luz y hasta 2,3x o 5x, y a partir de ahí y en otras escenas el ruido y la falta de nitidez son las protagonistas. Sobre todo sacaremos partido del de 12x con luz abundante, donde el detalle es mayor y por tanto tendrá más sentido.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Comparacion Zoom A plena luz el detalle es mayor y podemos sacar fotografías decentes con el 12x, pero en cuanto la exigencia aumenta un poco perderemos nitidez y aparecerá el ruido.

Comparacion Zoom

En media y baja luz la cámara empieza a sufrir algo más, con una acentuada pérdida de nitidez aunque recurramos al modo de "superresolución". Este modo, de hecho, nos gustaba incluso menos a plena luz del día, os ponemos unos ejemplos dejando aumentada una zona para que podáis ver el resultado.

Normal Dia En Detalle Disparo en modo automático.
Superres Dia En Detalle Disparo en modo "superresolución".
Normal Dia En Detalle 02 Disparo en modo automático.
Superres Dia En Detalle 02 Disparo en modo "superresolución".

Nos esperábamos un resultado en fotografías nocturnas algo mejor por la inclusión de tecnologías propias como "SuperPixel" que justamente se centran en aumentar la luminosidad en estas situaciones. El resultado no destaca, tampoco es peor de lo que se espera en una cámara de un móvil de gama media, pero las acuarelas, el ruido y la falta de nitidez no son menores que en otras ocasiones, aunque recurramos al modo "nocturno".

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Comparacion Modos Noches

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Noche Hdr Normal 02 Los disparos nocturnos son correctos para una cámara de un móvil de gama media, pero no destacan frente a otros rivales.

Algunos de los modos que exponíamos antes son más llamativos y sencillos de aplicar (y compartir), como los que simulan un desenfoque. Son bastante agresivos (y en el caso del modo "miniatura" añade algo de saturación además del desenfoque, aunque en un buen grado), pero según de qué escena se trate pueden dar un toque que guste. El modo manual se porta muy bien, y los que buscan estas opciones en la cámara móvil lo agradecerán.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Profundidad De Campo Modo de "profundidad de campo". Salva la parte de la copa con el vino (que se diferencia lógicamente mucho más que la del cristal).
Asus Zenfone Zoom S Dia Miniatura Modo "miniatura" aplicado en franja horizontal. Añade algo de saturación a un nivel acertado (podréis comparar con la misma foto en modo automático que está en la galería).
Asus Zenfone Zoom S Manual Podemos sacar algo de partido al modo manual, reduciendo la ISO al máximo para evitar la aparición de ruido en la medida de lo posible. Eso sí, el trípode será necesario si esto nos lleva a largas exposiciones por ejemplo buscando el efecto seda del agua (en la foto, como es evidente, no lo teníamos).

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Recordar también que tenemos opción de conservar los archivos RAW (*.dng) si trabajamos en modo manual, si bien al hacer zoom se conservará el disparo entero (no sólo el recorte que es lo que queda en *.jpg). Esta prestación siempre es más útil para quien prefiere emplear algo de tiempo en encargarse del procesado, y en este caso sí nos encontramos que hay una edición importante del archivo RAW, aunque se nota sobre todo en escenas con colorido y luz y no de noche.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Raw Del RAW sacaremos partido si no nos acaba de gustar el procesado automático y preferimos emplear algo de tiempo dando nuestro toque (en este caso iluminando y saturando más, así como tocando los colores y la temperatura).

Cámara frontal: que no falten los retoques

Los fabricantes asiáticos acostumbran a dotar por defecto a la app de cámara en su interfaz para la frontal de una serie de opciones de retoque. ASUS no escapa a esto y de hecho encontramos todo un surtido de opciones de "embellecimiento" a la hora de obtener nuestras propias instantáneas y complementar nuestros rasgos (o alejarlos de la realidad).

En cuanto al hardware, la cámara frontal monta un sensor Sony IMX214 sensor de 1/3.06" y 13 megapíxeles, con píxeles de un tamaño de 1.12um, y f/2.0 de apertura, con la pantalla emulando el flash. También tiene acceso a parte de los modos que hemos enumerado antes, concretamente el "selfie panorámico", el modo "nocturno", el "HDR Pro", los filtros, la cámara lenta, el intervalo de tiempo y la posibilidad de hacer GIFs.

Seis ajustes de "embellecimiento" con varios grados de aplicación en cada caso

Si no nos gusta la aplicación de retoques, debemos tener en cuenta que al abrir la cámara frontal por primera vez estará preconfigurado el ajuste de añadir maquillaje, por lo que si no lo desactivamos tendremos una autofoto con algo de "embellecimiento" aplicado. Si nos gusta esto, podemos ajustar los parámetros que indicábamos al hablar de dicho modo, a diez grados distintos en cada caso (o distintos colores en tono de piel y labios). Para gustos, colores; lo que podemos decir es que notarse, se notan.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Comparacion Frontal Belleza Disparo sin añadir ningún efecto a la izquierda, añadiendo el máximo grado de delgadez en mejillas en el centro y sumando el máximo de agrandamiento de ojos a la derecha.

Con mucha luz el resultado es menos equilibrado y sobreexpone, pero con algo menos la cámara es agradecida tanto a nivel de exposición como de contraste y color. Buen detalle de día y en abierto, algo de pérdida ya en interiores (pero con buen resultado) e invasión de ruido de noche, pero está dentro de lo esperado en una frontal de gama media.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Autofoto Interiores Dia En interiores bien iluminados da bastante buen resultado.
Asus Zenfone Zoom S Noche Autofoto Con tan poca luz tampoco podíamos pedir milagros, siendo condiciones exigentes para cualquier cámara.

El obturador toma una forma distinta dado que si deslizamos hacia la izquierda activaremos un temporizador. El menú de los modos se encuentra en el mismo lugar que en la interfaz de la trasera, y podemos desplegar las opciones de belleza pulsando en un icono con forma de controles que nos sale en la esquina superior derecha.

Grabando a 4K, cámara lenta o lo que se tercie

En cuanto al vídeo, el 4K se agradece y se nota bastante sobre todo si estamos en entornos más exigentes. Nosotros lo hemos puesto muy difícil y la invasión por parte del ruido es inevitable cuando apenas hay luz, pero así se ve muy bien la diferencia entre grabar a 1080p y 4K.

La cámara lenta implica bajar a 720p, pero para situaciones con luz abundante y el uso ocasional no da un mal resultado. Lo que se agradecería es un control del zoom más suave o cómodo, dado que entorpece bastante las tomas.

Lo que no se nota demasiado es la estabilización (la hay óptica y electrónica), tampoco en las fotos nocturnas que veíamos antes, y el zoom sigue siendo una invasión de píxeles como casas y ruido.

Autonomía: el verdadero súper poder del Zoom S

Las apariencias pueden engañar, el software puede confundir, pero las matemáticas y la física no engañan. La batería del ZenFone Zooom S es de 5.000 miliamperios/hora y esto nos va a dar para mucho, concretamente para dos días.

Algo que ocurre de manera más o menos completa (llegando a acabar el segundo día) según lo que lo exprimamos, pero que no se trata ni mucho menos de usar el móvil para lo mínimo, con wifi y como mucho para consultar redes sociales. Una carga del terminal nos da para horas de tranquilidad con la cámara, los videojuegos o la escucha de música tirando de altavoz sin que estemos pendientes del icono de la batería.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Autonomia

Fallo aquí relativo el de no incorporar carga rápida, dado que ésta dura un total de 3 horas aproximadamente, si bien no requeriremos la carga tan a menudo como en otros casos en los que nos cuesta incluso llegar al día. Lo dicho, tranquilidad absoluta en este sentido y un olvido de baterías externas o cargadores si salimos con un buen nivel de carga o incluso en torno al 50%.

Sonido: no pasa desapercibido por fuerte, sí por calidad

Quizás una de las partes más flojas de este Zoom S, sin que sea mala del todo tampoco. El altavoz, de cinco imanes y bobina móvil metálica, se sitúa en el borde inferior (en la base), posición que es cada vez más habitual, e incluye un amplificador NXP Smart AMP.

Sin ser malo, el sonido es de lo más flojo del terminal, encontrando distorsión más marcada a partir del 70% del volumen

El sonido es aceptable si no se nos ocurre subir por encima del 70% del volumen, momento en el cual empieza a haber una ligera distorsión (lo cual no es algo llamativo o fuera de lo normal). La experiencia mejora con auriculares (tiene jack de 3,5 milímetros), además de que viene acompañado de una app propia de la casa que nos permite elegir entre los ajustes preestablecidos para el tipo de sonido, variando el nivel de cancelación y otros aspectos según elijamos uno u otro.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Usb

El volumen máximo que ha alcanzado en nuestras mediciones queda en 116,7 decibelios, bastante por encima de lo que solemos ver (recordar aquí que con los decibelios pasa como con los puntos Richter, son exponenciales y no lineales, y 100 decibelios no es el doble de potencia que 50, sino mucho más). No obstante, por esa pérdida de calidad que comentábamos nos conviene dejarlo como mucho en ese 70%, lo cual se traduce en unos 90-100 decibelios, que no está mal.

El sonido en general es de calidad media y viene bastante bien la app de personalización de sonido, añadiendo por ejemplo algo de bajos al menos para música y multimedia. Lo bueno es que no encontramos la vibración que sí hay en otros terminales al subir el volumen, aunque tampoco tenemos sonido estéreo.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S, Ajustes Audio No conseguimos milagros, pero para aquel que aprecie diferencias y prefiera variar el sonido según lo que escuche se agradece que el fabricante facilite este tipo de apps.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom S, la opinión de Xataka

Apuesta curiosa la de este terminal, a medio camino entre móvil especializado, reclamo para aficionados a la fotografía y ser una opción a considerar por el usuario que busca algo de gama media. Como comentábamos antes, ASUS deja a un lado ese formato de híbrido entre cámara profesional y móvil y se monta en el tren de la doble cámara, yendo por el derrotero de los aumentos y no del monocromo o el bokeh.

¿Consigue destacar? Sobre el papel es posible, pero en el uso no acaba de ser algo llamativo este juego de doble lente para tener más aumentos, al tener siempre un resultado muy bajo en nitidez. Esto es algo inherente al zoom, pero si hablamos de una mejora o de una característica protagonista se espera un resultado que destaque o quede por encima del zoom electrónico que toda cámara tiene, y no lo hemos experimentado así.

Asus Zenfone Zoom S Camara 02

A favor tiene que funciona muy bien y una batería apoteósica a días de hoy, cuando la autonomía es precisamente una de las características que más flojea en el panorama de los móviles actuales (lo cual casualmente no se consolidó con la moda del adelgazamiento de los smartphones). Fluidez y autonomía son banderas que ondean más alto y más fuerte que la del zoom en el Zoom S.

No lo tiene fácil para competir con sus rivales en parte por esta falta de un reclamo firme o certero y por el precio, dado que hablamos por ejemplo de casi 200 euros más que el Moto G5 Plus, cuya cámara nos gustó de hecho algo más. Veremos si logra hacerse hueco en el arduo terreno de la gama media.



A favor

  • La autonomía: los 5.000 mAh dan para dos días de uso tranquilamente, incluso con videojuegos, cámara o reproducción de contenidos y con muchas horas de conexión de datos.
  • El diseño es sobrio, sencillo y acertado, así como la construcción.
  • Fluidez en prácticamente todos los usos y situaciones.

En contra

  • La cámara está por debajo de las expectativas, tanto en su uso estándar como al recurrir al zoom.
  • La capa propia de software es muy invasiva y, aunque tiene algunas características que se agradecen, penaliza la experiencia.
  • El precio no es ajustado.

El terminal ha sido cedido para la prueba por parte de ASUS. Puedes consultar nuestra política de relaciones con empresas.

          Microsoft ya tiene amigos con los que crear portátiles Windows 10 con hardware ARM y conectividad LTE: ASUS, HP y Lenovo         

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Aunque se hizo oficial a finales del año pasado, que ARM y Windows 10 vayan a funcionar juntos no será algo realmente interesante hasta que lo podamos comprar y evaluar, ya que hay muchas dudas sobre el rendimiento real que puede tener el hardware. Queremos conocer qué se puede hacer con un ordenador con un Snapdragon dentro.

Para llegar a ese punto interesante tendremos que esperar a finales de año, cuando Microsoft asegura que tendrá el sistema funcionando en ordenadores portátiles, que es el lugar ideal para comenzar con las operaciones en el mundo ARM. Para que la espera no se hiciera infinita, en el pasado BUILD nos estuvieron enseñando cositas, en vídeo.

Lo que vimos es que a día de hoy es posible, Windows 10 se ejecuta sobre hardware ARM, al tiempo que nos confirman que las aplicaciones x86 existentes van a funcionar en esta configuración. Pero aquello era un equipo prototipo, nada que se puede considerar un producto final, sin marcas ni logos.

ARM se estrena en portátiles

Esto no va a cambiar con nuestra noticia de hoy, pero sí podemos adelantar que a esto de los “ordenadores ARM con Windows 10” se apuntan mucha gente importante: se ha informado en el Computex 2017 que ASUS, HP y Lenovo serán socios.

Dell y Samsung estuvieron apoyando la aparición de Windows RT, ahora no se montan en el barco

Como es habitual, a Microsoft no le faltan amigos en sus nuevas aventuras, otra cosa es que luego echen el resto. A estos socios puede que no les guste, pero creo que la mejor opción sería que los de Redmond montaran su propio producto, una especie de Surface ARM.


Lo que sí parece claro es que Snapdragon 835 de Qualcomm será el cerebro de los ordenadores que confeccionen estas marcas. Alguno podría pensar que a finales de año es tiempo para jugar con un Snapdragon nuevo, pero parece que los kits de desarrollo y todo lo que tienen avanzado lo están haciendo con el 835.

Tenemos que apuntar que Microsoft es la que quiere tener listo algo tangible a finales de año, pero esto no implica que ASUS, HP o Lenovo tengan sus productos preparados. Siendo realistas, seguro que alguno se marcha al año que viene.

Dispositivos LTE

Esto es cosa de Qualcomm y prioridad para Microsoft. Aprovechando las facilidades de la plataforma Snapdragon, los ordenadores utilizarán el módem X16 de Qualcomm, que ofrece conectividad gigabit LTE.

Snapdragon 835 Und Windows 10

No todo es ARM, según nos cuenta la gente de Verge, Microsoft tiene especial interés en que los equipos portátiles con Windows 10 tengan la mejor conectividad inalámbrica. No sabemos qué tal le sentará todo esto a Intel, esperemos que esté bien metida en el asunto.

Microsoft trabaja codo con codo en el soporte LTE con las operadoras AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodafone, EE, Three, y BT. Y con los fabricantes HP, Asus, VAIO, Dell, Xiaomi, Lenovo, y Huawei.

Más información | Qualcomm

          Llega el HTC Butterfly 3, un smartphone resistente al agua y con pantalla de 5,2” con resolución QuadHD        
HTC acaba de presentar un nuevo terminal llamado Butterfly 3. Entre sus características encontramos su resistente al agua, un detalle que es todo un punto a favor de HTC al distinguirlo de otros smartphones similares de su competencia   HTC no quiere quedarse atrás mientras otras firmas continúan presentado nuevos productos, por lo que hoy conocemos al nuevo HTC J Butterfly (HTV31), se trata de un modelo que sería bautizado como Butterfly 3. Este nuevo terminal fue presentado por la operadora KDDI en Japón. Acerca de sus características, les comento que el nuevo teléfono posee una cámara central con sensor de 13 megapíxeles para selfies y altavoces BoomSound frontales, no está de más mencionar que tiene similitud con el Desire Eye y el Desire 826. Por cierto, agrega una pantalla de 5,2 pulgadas con resolución Quad HD. No debemos olvidar que llega con un sensor en formato Cámara Duo, por lo que apuesta por una resolución de 20,2 megapíxeles. En la parte interior encontraremos un procesador Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 con 3 GB de RAM y 32 GB de almacenamiento interno que pueden ser ampliables por medio de una tarjeta microSD. Los más interesados deben tener en cuenta que dispone de […]
          Los mejores selfies con HTC Desire EYE        
Este nuevo terminal se encuentra disponible en España en exclusiva en los centros comerciales de El Corte Inglés.   Considerado el terminal especialista en selfies, incorpora una cámara frontal y trasera de 13 MP con el software de imagen más avanzado HTC EYE Experience, garantizando así funciones únicas para que saques las fotos más divertidas y originales. Además, sus sensores BSI para capturar fotos nítidas, incluso en condiciones de baja luminosidad y un flash inteligente dual LED en ambas cámaras (frontal y trasera), proporciona tonos más naturales y favorecedores cuando los niveles de luz ambiente son bastante bajos. Con un atrevido y llamativo diseño en dos colores, resistente al agua y con un botón de cámara dedicado para hacer fotos de manera cómoda y rápida, incluso con una sola mano. HTC Desire EYE con pantalla Full HD de 5,2 pulgadas, procesador quad-core Snapdragon 801 de Qualcomm® y conectividad de alta velocidad 4G, que te permitirá editar y compartir tus mejores fotografías con facilidad y sin esfuerzo, donde quiera que estés. HTC Desire EYE  está disponible en El Corte Inglés con un pvp de 549 euros.
          El 1 de mayo llega el ONE M8s. la actualización 2015 del superventas de HTC        
  Se trata de una actualización del premiado HTC One M8, conservando su icónico diseño y revisando sus especificaciones para mantenerlo vigente y competitivo durante el 2015 HTC One M8s es perfecto para los amantes de la fotografía, una cámara frontal de 5MP diseñada para sacar unos “selfies” geniales y una cámara principal Duo de 13MP que permite hacer fotos con gran detalle y control del enfoque. También incluye la HTC Eye Experience, que ofrece múltiples herramientas de edición de imagen, ofreciendo innumerables y divertidas opciones de cámara a sus usuarios.    El famoso HTC Boomsound proporciona una experiencia de audio sobresaliente, con dos altavoces estéreo frontales que ofrecen un sonido nítido a los amantes de la música y del cine. Esta experiencia multimedia está potenciada por una batería de 2840 mAh y un procesador sumamente eficiente, el Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 de ocho núcleos, que garantiza una velocidad impresionante y proporciona una larga duración de la batería para navegación, streaming, escuchar música, mensajería o conversación. Una experiencia inmejorable Con la versión más reciente de Android Lollipop 5.0 a 64-bit y el software propietario de HTC, Sense 6.0, HTC One M8s ofrece una experiencia inmejorable, sin complicaciones  y repleta de excelentes […]
          Cool Picks: March 20, 2017        
Cool Picks returns with Jessica Rickards, Joel Ramos, and Hugo Gallegos as they tell us all about their latest tech. Cool Picks Amazon Registries: Gift Shopping Made Simple Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with Qualcomm Quick 2.0 and PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger SoundSource gives you one place to go for all […]
          VIP: Setting Assistive Tech on Fire!        
In this VIP, Joel Ramos, Hugo Gallegos, and Jessica “Fyre” Rickards tell us all about what is burning up the Assistive Tech World. Cool Picks Amazon Registries: Gift Shopping Made Simple Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with Qualcomm Quick 2.0 and PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger SoundSource gives you one place to […]
          LG G5 vs LG V10 vs LG G4 Specifications Compare         

The LG G5 is a product of bold and fresh ideas. It has the looks of a brand new flagship, the heart of a dragon and an adventurous dual camera setup suited for every occasion. But there's more than what meets the eye, the Magic Slot.

Key specifications
1440 x 2560 px
Snapdragon 820
32/64GB memory
The LG G5 is a modular smartphone, which lets you plug a handful of external add-ons: a semi-pro camera grip with shutter buttons and a bigger battery, or an external sound amplifier by B&O.

LG V10
The LG V10 has a lot going for it - it's a flagship, a phablet, a camera phone, a rugged phone, a Hi-Fi phone and the first of the new V-series. It's a feature-packed device and its signature feature is the secondary always-on display and a dual selfie camera.

Key specifications
1440x2560 pixels
Snapdragon 808
32/64 GB memory
LG issues a serious challenge to other makers on the camera and audio battlefields with the V10. The phone is also LG's first to feature a fingerprint reader since 2009's GW820 eXpo (not counting the Google-designed Nexus 5X).

Flagships get better with every generation but some of last year's are as good as reborn. The LG G4 improves on the three best features of its predecessor: design, screen, the camera - and does so decisively. It adopts a G Flex curve, but makes it its own with an optional stitched leather back, and has what may as well be the most advanced camera module on a phone yet. Flagships get better with every generation but some of last year's are as good as reborn. The LG G4 improves on the three best features of its predecessor: design, screen, the camera - and does so decisively. It adopts a G Flex curve, but makes it its own with an optional stitched leather back, and has what may as well be the most advanced camera module on a phone yet.The camera really is the new phone's key feature. LG picked a new 16MP sensor, improved the optical stabilization, gave it a wider aperture lens, added a handful of new software features (including manual mode) and placed a top-notch selfie camera on the front. A complete overhaul of the imaging department.

LG designers were hard at work too. They gave the LG G4 a subtle arc that complements the spacious screen and sourced high-quality materials for the back covers. The premium option is made of genuine full grain leather with threads imported from Germany used on the decorative stitching. Even the basic backs are far from plain - the white one has ceramic coating.

The LG G4 strikes a great balance between tangible quality and intangible class. Here's how the hardware capabilities and the premium exterior balance out, plus what the G4 offers over its predecessor.

Key features
Subtly curved design with optional leather backs
5.5" QHD (1440 x 2560px) Quantum Display IPS LCD, 534ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
Android 5.1 Lollipop with the latest LG UX v4.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with hex-core processor (dual Cortex-A57 @ 1.82GHz, quad A53 @ 1.44GHz), Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM
16MP camera, phase detection/laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, OIS, 2160p video recording
8MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
32GB of built-in storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
Active noise cancellation with a secondary microphone
Dolby mobile sound enhancement
3,000mAh user-replaceable battery
microUSB 2.0 with SlimPort 4K
IR-port and NFC

          Compare Samsung Galaxy J5 2016, Samsung Galaxy J3 2016, Samsung Galaxy J7 2016        

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), 

The Galaxy J5 (2016) is the centerpiece of the company's mid-range portfolio for the year. With its predecessor becoming a huge hit in developing markets, the company really needs the 2016 model to come out good and help keep Chinese makers at bay.
A quick glance at the specs sheet shows that Samsung followed the "If it's not broken, don't fix it" saying to the letter. With the internals mostly unchanged, Samsung chose to focus on the design instead, hoping that the metal body will help its offering stand out.You also get a bigger battery and the screen grew by .2", but that's mostly it with other changes being so minor that they mostly fall in the adjustments category. Here's the full scoop.

Key features

Aluminum frame around plastic body with an exchangeable back cover
5.2" Super AMOLED display of 1280 x 720px resolution; 267 ppi
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset; quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU; Adreno 306 GPU; 2GB of RAM;
16GB of built-in memory; microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
13 MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture; phase detect autofocus; LED flash; face detection; 1080p video recording
5MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture; LED flash
Cat. 4 LTE (150/50Mbps); Wi-Fi b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS/BDS; microUSB; NFC
3100mAh Li-Ion battery, user-removable

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), 

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

          Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), Motorola Moto G4 Plus        

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Redmi series has always been Xiaomi's bread and butter. Combining good design, features, and reasonable performance at a very attractive price, the Redmi series has redefined for many what a good budget smartphone should be like.The latest in the series is the Redmi Note 3. The phone is the successor to last year's Redmi Note 2 and improves upon several key aspects, such as a metal body, fingerprint sensor, brand new chipset, and a larger battery. It's especially improved over the original Redmi Note Prime, which would be a big deal for people in India who never got the Redmi Note 2.

Today, the company is launching the Redmi Note 3 in India. And even though we already have the smartphone reviewed, it was based on a Mediatek chipset. The new release comes with Snapdragon 650 and since we've had the chance to play with it for the past few days, we'd gladly share our impressions.

Redmi Note 3 at a glance
Aluminum body
5.5-inch, 1920x1080 IPS LCD
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650; 2x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53; Adreno 510
2GB RAM with 16GB storage/3GB RAM with 32GB storage; microSD support
Dual SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, IR, microUSB
16 megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f2.0 aperture, dual LED flash
5 megapixel front camera, f2.0 aperture
Fingerprint sensor
4050mAh battery
Android 5.1.1 with MIUI 7

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

Samsung's J-lineup may be following the Galaxy S and A-series from a respectful distance - but is in perfect lockstep in terms of upgrades. While the flagship pair and the upper midrange A-series are understandably grabbing the global headlines, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) was first announced for a number of Asian markets.

The affordable J-series are betting big on India - where the big-screened ringleader has been a popular choice. However, we found the original Samsung Galaxy J7 quite capable of making a splash in Europe too, and it didn't disappoint.

Less than a year later, the new generation is out and it looks perfectly happy with simply putting a proven formula to work.The Galaxy J7 (2016) gets a new metal finish, a bigger battery and Marshmallow on top of a more recent, and slightly more capable, chipset. All welcome upgrades for the most prominent of the J-series but that's all Samsung could afford and stay on budget.

Just like the original, the 2016 model is offered in two versions on different markets: you can get either a Snapdragon or an Exynos chipset. The difference is negligible though, considering they both have eight Cortex-A53's.

Here go the rest of the specifications at hand.

Key features
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby capability, microSIM
5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen of 720p resolution and 268ppi
Exynos 7870 ; octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53; Mali-T830 GPU
2GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage, microSD slot (up to 128GB)
13MP main camera with f/1.9 lens, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
5MP front camera with LED flash, f/2.0 lens, 1080p@30fps video recording
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
LTE Cat.4, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth v4.0; NFC, GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 2.0 port, USB host
3,300mAh removable battery
Plastic back, metal frame

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

The Moto G is one of Motorola's most popular phones in recent years. As such, coming up with the next model every year sure must be a challenge.

On one hand, Motorola has to come up with something new to interest people - and that's in a price segment where we are seeing a lot of action from traditional Chinese brands and where it's hard to stand out unless you are really pushing the envelope in some way or the other.On the other hand, they can't mess with a proven formula so they continue to deliver what people have come to expect from the Moto G series.

Moto G4 Plus key features
5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53; Adreno 405 GPU, 2 or 3GB RAM)
16 or 32GB storage expandable with a microSD
16 megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, phase detection and laser assisted autofocus, dual tone LED flash, 1080p video recording
5 megapixel front camera, f2.2 aperture, screen flash, 1080p video recording
Dual SIM, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB
Water-repellent nano coating
Fingerprint sensor
3000mAh battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

          Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specifications        
The latest in the series is the Redmi Note 3. The phone is the successor to last year's Redmi Note 2 and improves upon several key aspects, such as a metal body, fingerprint sensor, brand new chipset, and a larger battery. It's especially improved over the original Redmi Note Prime, which would be a big deal for people in India who never got the Redmi Note 2.
Today, the company is launching the Redmi Note 3 in India. And even though we already have the smartphone reviewed, it was based on a Mediatek chipset. The new release comes with Snapdragon 650 and since we've had the chance to play with it for the past few days, we'd gladly share our impressions.

Redmi Note 3 at a glance

Aluminum body
5.5-inch, 1920x1080 IPS LCD
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650; 2x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53; Adreno 510
2GB RAM with 16GB storage/3GB RAM with 32GB storage; microSD support
Dual SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, IR, microUSB
16 megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f2.0 aperture, dual LED flash
5 megapixel front camera, f2.0 aperture
Fingerprint sensor
4050mAh battery
Android 5.1.1 with MIUI 7

          Samsung, Google y Microsoft defienden al iPhone frente a Qualcomm        

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Tal y como sucede con cada batalla legal entre gigantes del mundo, la disputa entre Apple y Qualcomm se posó desde hace días en el centro de las noticias. Con las primeras consecuencias a la vista, un consorcio de compañías ... Leer más

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          Asus ZenFone Ar Virtual/Augmented Reality Phone Released For $599 With 8GB RAM, 23MP Camera, 2560×1440 AMOLED Display        
Asus have released their high specs virtual and augmented reality phone Asus ZenFone Ar in the US with 8GB of RAM, 23MP 4K and 8MP cameras, 128GB of the fastest UFS 2.0 storage with support for 2TB microSD cards, a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution AMOLED display, Google Tango and Daydream compatibility, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 812 processor, and loads more. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZenFone-Ar-Unlocked-Phone/dp/B073SXW4HC/ Verizon: https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/asus-zenfone-ar/ The Android 7.0 phone Asus ZenFone … more...
          TrekInk: Review of Ultimate Star Trek Doctor Crossover ‘Flesh and Stone’ + Preview        
When attendees of a Starfleet medical conference are infected by a terrifying contagion, Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir and Katherine Pulaski, ably assisted by the Doctor, race against time to find a cure, discovering answers in the memory and experience of Leonard McCoy and Phlox. Prepare for spoilers in our review of the new “Star Trek: Flesh and Stone” comic, STAT. This week IDW Publishing releases a one-shot Star Trek medical adventure created in partnership with the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a $10 million competition to bring healthcare to the palm of your hand. Readers of all ages are invited to join the Tricorder Federation, where futurists, innovators and fans can come together and celebrate the efforts of the teams around the world who are competing to make the medical Tricorder a reality, so we can all live long and prosper. Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone written by Scott and David Tipton, art by Sharp Brothers, colors by Andrew Elder, letters by Neil Uyetake, edits by Sarah Gaydos, cover by Sharp Brothers, cover colors by John Rauch, consultants Rob Hollander and David Zweig Cover: Art by Sharp Brothers and colors by John Rauch Story A low-warp escape pod approaches Space Station Diamandis 1. Typically used to ferry sick or wounded from remote locations, the pod is coming to the right place, host of a large Starfleet medical conference. Traveling to the conference via shuttle, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Dr. Julian Bashir, and Dr. Katherine Pulaski, monitor a distress signal from Diamandis 1. The Doctor, formerly Voyager‘s Chief Medical Officer, informs them of an unknown contagion carried by four humans in an escape pod, that has incapacitated all station personnel. The disease paralyzes, then begins transforming the victim into a stone-like substance. Four more escape pods are heading towards populated worlds and the Doctor also discovers that records related to the disease have been deleted from the station’s medical database. The oldest record deleted was recorded by the Constitution-class Enterprise. The First Doctor! Since Admiral McCoy is still alive and living on a nearby agricultural facility, the doctors divert their shuttle hoping to learn more about the disease. McCoy has retired to what amounts to a frontier town, but is as sharp and irascible as ever. He recalls the incident deleted from the medical database. The Enterprise answered a colony distress call from Doctor Phlox, asking for help treating victims of the same disease. Phlox and McCoy learned that the stone-like substance resembles the Tholian crystalline carapace and were able to create the anti-viral necessary for treatment. All hands on deck! Armed with this information, the Doctor is able to synthesize the antivirus, begin treating victims, and warn Starfleet. Exceeding his programming as usual, the Doctor also does some detective work to learn why the contagion was directed at Diamandis 1 and averts a crisis. Even Dr. Pulaski is impressed. Hmmmm? Review Bringing together all six Star Trek doctors into one story could have easily turned into a quagmire, but the brothers Tipton, Scott and David, keep it simple, telling a lean story with the feel of a Trek television episode. This is something they’ve done successfully before, so it isn’t all that surprising that they’ve succeeded again. The standout characters in this tale are McCoy, Phlox, and the Doctor, with their 24th century human colleagues, Crusher, Pulaski and Bashir, bridging the gap. I think anyone familiar with all six doctors would find the story plausible. I liked the Tholian connection in this tale. The only notion that gives me pause is McCoy’s very advanced age at the time this story takes place. He’s a very durable old dude. I’m not sure why, but I got a kick out of Pulaski’s skepticism about working with a medical hologram and their rapprochement at story’s end. The interior and cover art is handled nicely by another pair of brothers, Joe and Rob Sharp. Each of their doctors is easily recognizable, as are McCoy’s old shipmates. Like the Tiptons, the Sharps are old hands at Trek storytelling and are a good choice for any occasion, including this special issue. Arex makes a brief appearance, but M’Ress is absent, which is a little disappointing. Flesh and Stone stands out for the fine coloring job done by Andrew Elder. With backgrounds ranging from a space station to ships, to a frontier town and a colony world, Elder has given each location a distinctive look and feel with his artwork. Letterer Neil Uyetake did a good job with extensive dialog, which is always difficult to handle. Consultants Rob Hollander and David Zweig work for the XPRIZE Foundation as Vice President, Brand & Content and Creative Director, Marketing & Communications, respectively. Both are named as characters in the story. I’m not entirely sure what they consulted on, but they weren’t redshirts, so their characters live on and I’m sure they’re pleased with the final results too. Kudos to everyone involved with Flesh and Stone. If you’re a fan of the Star Trek doctors, this is the comic for you. Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone will be at your local comic shop Wednesday, July 16. Preview of Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Star Trek comics coming soon Next up from IDW Publishing are City on the Edge of Forever #2 and Star Trek #36. You can pre-order Star Trek comics at a discount from Things From Another World, just click on the banner. No, not that Doctor If you thought this article was going to be about that other Doctor and Season Five episode Flesh and Stone, the conclusion of a two-episode arc featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, River Song and Weeping Angels… You were wrong! Did you blink? Don’t blink! Mark Martinez is an obsessive-compulsive Star Trek comics reader and collector. You can visit his website, the Star Trek Comics Checklist for more than you ever needed to know about Star Trek comics.
          Hasil Foto Jepretan Kamera Mi 5s, Harga Tetap Kompetitif        
  Xiaomi Mi 5s  – Pada September 2016 ponsel dengan nama Xiaomi Mi 5s  ini telah dikenal dan fenomenal di telinga para peminat gadget dengan kemampuan mutakhir. Karena ponsel ini memiliki dapur pacu super kuat dengan kemampuan dapat melibas berbagai game atau aplikasi berukuran besar. Diketahui telah terpasang chipset  paling baru dari Qualcomm dengan sebutan […]
          Nokia 8: gama alta, Snapdragon 835, menos de 600 euros        
El Nokia 8 sería uno de los mejores smartphones superdotados que Nokia® lanzaría este 2017. El celular sera de gama alta, y según parece, contaría con el procesador(CPU) Qualcomm Snapdragon® 835, siendo mejor de lo que creíamos. Aun siendo un ...
          Coolpad 5219 CDMA 3G phone         
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          Ú©ÙˆØ§Ù„کام تراشه اسنپدراگون Û¶Û±Û· و Û´Û³Û° را رونمایی کرد: قدرتمند اما در دسته میان رده ها        

همانطور که می دانید در چند سال گذشته تراشه های ساخت کوالکام به عنوان مغز متفکر بیشتر دیوایس های موبایلی جای داشتند اما به تازگی تولیدکنندگان بسیاری در گوشی های خود چیپست های مدیاتک و دیگر کمپانی ها را قرار می دهند و از این نظر تراشه های اسنپدراگون اعتبار گذشته خود را از دست داده اند. اما با این […]

کوالکام تراشه اسنپدراگون ۶۱۷ و ۴۳۰ را رونمایی کرد: قدرتمند اما در دسته میان رده ها دیجی رو

          Ù†ØªØ§ÛŒØ¬ بنچمارک اسنپدراگون 820 فاش شد        

با مشکلاتی که برای تراشه ی قدرتمند اسنپدراگون 810 کولکوم پیش آمد، اینکه کوالکوم به این زودی سری جدید تراشه های خود را روانه بازار کند عجیب به نظر نمی رسد. چند روز قبل نوع معماری و سرعت تراشه اسنپدراگون 820 فاش شد و حالا نتایج بنچمارک این تراشه نیز به آن اضافه شده است. اسنپدراگون 820 […]

نتایج بنچمارک اسنپدراگون 820 فاش شد دیجی رو

          ÐžÐ¿ÑƒÐ±Ð»Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð°Ð½Ñ‹ спецификации смартфона YotaPhone 3        
STFW.Ru: Вслед за публикацией новых рендеров смартфона YotaPhone 3, находящегося в разработке, сегодня в Сеть были выложены и его аппаратные спецификации. Также получили подтверждение слухи о переименовании гаджета – после релиза YotaPhone 3 превратится в просто Yota 3, нравится нам это или нет. В оснащение смартфона YotaPhone 3 в его топовой комплектации вошли процессор Qualcomm 625 и 4 Гб оперативной памяти, тогда как емкость встроенного накопителя составила немалые 128 гигабайтов. Основной экран смартфона располагает разрешением Full HD или 1920х1080 точек при диагонали 5,5 дюйма, но здесь есть еще и второй экран, ради которого все и затевается – это монохромный е-ink на тыльной панели, поддерживающий разрешение HD или 1280х720 точек при диагонали 5,2 дюйма. С таким экраном YotaPhone 3 отлично сойдет за многофункциональную электронную книгу, и в этом заключается его основное (и единственное) конкурентное преимущество. Фотокамер у смартфона две – 12 Мп сзади и 13 Мп спереди, плюс есть батарея на 3200 мАч, ОС Android 7.0 Nougat и порт USB-C. Судя по всему, 4 Гб RAM станут частью и базовой версии YotaPhone 3, оцененной в 350 долларов США и дополненной 64 Гб встроенной памяти. Модель на 128 Гб обойдется уже  в 450 долларов, и совершить такую покупку получится в ноябре текущего года. >> http://market.stfw.ru/34136-opublikovany-specifikacii-smartfona-yotaphone-3.html
          Samsung Galaxy Note 8 выйдет в восьми цветах?        
STFW.Ru: В китайской сети микроблогов Weibo появилась публикация рендеров Samsung Galaxy Note 8, судя по качеству, официальных. На них смартфон изображен в нескольких цветах корпуса, и это, насколько известно, новый рекорд, поскольку оттенков этих – целых восемь. Судя по всему, новый фаблет Samsung Galaxy Note 8, анонс которого пройдет на мероприятии Samsung Unpacked в Нью-Йорке 23 августа, выйдет в синем, розовом, бирюзовом, золотом, фиолетовом, серебристом, голубом и классическом черном вариантах окраски, так что каждый сможет выбрать нужную ему и не тратиться на покупку чехла. Огромное количество оттенков – это, по сути, единственное, что может предложить восьмой Ноут покупателям, поскольку в остальном это тот же Samsung S8+, только с экраном на 6,3, а не на 6,2 дюйма. Да, у него есть стилус S-Pen, но это уже традиция для линейки Note. Да, в него встроена двойная основная камера, но ее можно найти и в устройстве за $150. К слову, сканер отпечатков пальцев опять расположили рядом с этой самой камерой, хотя именно этот недостаток больше всего раздражает в S8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 поступит в продажу по цене около 1100 долларов США, и в его состав войдут АКБ емкостью 3300 мАч, экран Quad HD+, 6 Гб ОЗУ, накопитель на 64 Гб и топовый процессор Qualcomm 835. >> http://market.stfw.ru/34134-samsung-galaxy-note-8-vyjdet-v-vosmi-cvetax.html
          Neural processing engine inside new app provides driver assistance        
          Comment on Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and 820 SoCs Can Both Run Google’s Tango Technology by The Asus ZenFone AR is the Latest Smartphone With Google's Tango Augmented Reality Technology        
[…] Google’s Tango technology last year — debuting in the 6.4? Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the technology relies on an extra fisheye camera and a depth sensor to enable a bunch of useful new augmented reality tools. It was an interesting choice for […]
          Qualcomm показала работающий сканер отпечатка пальца под экраном        
В ходе мероприятия Mobile World Congress, которое проходит в Шанхае, компания Qualcomm продемонстрировала то, что мы только ожидаем увидеть в исполнении Apple осенью — смартфон со встроенным в дисплей сканером отпечатков пальцев. Таким образом, можно более не сомневаться — технически реализовать подобное уже возможно на практике, а не только в «ÑÐ±Ð»Ð¾Ñ‡Ð½Ñ‹Ñ…» патентах. Интересно, что такой сканер способен […]
          iPhone 7 не полностью использует возможности процессора        
Компания Qualcomm подала иск против Apple: само по себе это не было слишком любопытной новостью, если бы не суть этого иска. Qualcomm утверждает, что Apple не полностью использует возможности процессора iPhone 7 — а потому претензии купертиновцев по поводу слишком высокой платы за пользование патентами Qualcomm необоснованны. Иск чипмейкера будет рассмотрен в окружном суде штата Калифорния. Ранее Apple заявила, что […]
          Xiaomi Mi6 проиграл iPhone 7 в бенчмарке AnTuTu        
Xiaomi Mi6 — новый флагман от «ÐºÐ¸Ñ‚айской Apple», будет снабжён процессором Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 — тем самым, который уже используется в Galaxy S8 от Samsung. Данный процессор, который изготавливается по 10-нм техпроцессу и имеет поддержку системы Quick Charge 4.0, ускоряющей скорость зарядки, сравнили в вычислительными мощностями iPhone 7 — используя популярный бенчмарк AnTuTu. Судя по результатам, свежая китайская […]
          treworx mobile: Die Entwicklung geht weiter!…        

Android-Smartphone mit Dualcore – HTC Sensation Mit einem 1,2 GHz Dualcore-Prozessor von Qualcomm und dem kommerziellen Videoservice HTC Watch kommt das neue Smartphone Sensation Mitte Mai auf den Markt. Videos in HD-Qualität sollen auf de, 4,3-Zoll-Display (960 x 540 Pixel) ruckelfrei abspielbar sein, schreibt der Hersteller HTC. 768 MByte Arbeitsspeicher stehen dem Snapdragon-Prozessor für solche

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          Cuộc chiến giữa Qualcomm và Apple sẽ làm thay đổi chiếc iPhone tiếp theo bạn cầm trên tay nhÆ° thế nào?        

Cuộc chiến pháp lý giữa Apple và Qualcomm đang trở nên rất căng thẳng. iPhone 8 sẽ có bốn màu, thêm lá»±a chọn mặt kính Qualcomm và Apple đang trong một cuộc chiến pháp lý vô cùng căng thẳng. Thậm chí Qualcomm còn muốn cấm bán những chiếc iPhone sá»­ dụng chip modem của đối […]

The post Cuộc chiến giữa Qualcomm và Apple sẽ làm thay đổi chiếc iPhone tiếp theo bạn cầm trên tay như thế nào? appeared first on Cydia.vn.

          Apple kiện Qualcomm cản trở sÆ°Ì£ phát triển ngành điện tử        

Trong đơn kiện mới nhất mà Apple gửi tới tòa án ghi rõ “Apple càng đổi mới, Qualcomm càng đòi hỏi nhiều hÆ¡n”. 3 phÆ°Æ¡ng án đặt cảm biến vân tay trên màn hình iPhone 8 Hôm thứ ba vừa rồi, Apple đã đệ trình bản khiếu nại bổ sung của hãng đối với Qualcomm. […]

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          US to Examine Qualcomm's Complaints Against Apple        
The ITC will look into Qualcomm's complaints against Apple within the next 45 days.
          ITC to Investigate Apple        
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is to examine claims that Apple is infringing Qualcomm's patents.
          â€žTele2“ prekybą „Samsung Galaxy S4“ pradės Å¡eÅ¡tadienį ir siÅ«lys pigiau        
Telekomunikacijų bendrovė „Tele2“ prekybą populiarios „Samsung Galaxy“ serijos telefonu „Galaxy S4“ pradės rytoj, tuo pat metu, kai telefonas startuos daugelyje pasaulio šalių. Naująjį modelį „Tele2” siÅ«lys pigiausiai tarp Lietuvos mobiliojo ryšio operatorių. 

Nuo rytojaus visame pasaulyje laukiamą „Samsung“ flagmaną bus galima įsigyti bendrovės salonuose prekybos centruose „Akropolis“ Vilniuje, Kaune, Klaipėdoje ir Šiauliuose, „Panorama“ Vilniuje, „Mega“ ir „Savas“ Kaune, „Saulės miestas“ Šiauliuose, „Babilonas“ Panevėžyje.

Prekyba iškart prasidės ir „Tele2“ parduotuvėje internete www.tele2.lt, o vėliau – kituose bendrovės salonuose. 

„Samsung“ yra vienas pažangiausių gamintojų, o „Galaxy“ telefonuose jie pritaiko naujausius savo sprendimus. Nenuostabu, kad naujasis „S4“ dabar yra klientų ypač laukiamas telefonas. Jį siÅ«lysime už mažiausią tarp operatorių kainą“, – sakė Jolita GrigaliÅ«nienė, „Tele2” mėnesinių paslaugų pardavimo vadovė.

Pasak jos, savo „Samsung“ modelį randa skirtingų poreikių vartotojai, todėl daug „Tele2” klientų labai vertina šÄ¯ gamintoją. Dėl šios pasirinkimo galimybės „Tele2” siÅ«lo didelį jų spektrą – nuo galingiausių išmaniųjų iki telefonų už mažą kainą. Iš viso bendrovė parduoda net 35 modelių „Samsung“ telefonus, daugiausiai tarp ryšio operatorių.

Ankstesnio serijos modelio – „Galaxy SIII“ – visame pasaulyje buvo parduota daugiau kaip 40 mln. 9 mln. jų buvo įsigyta vien išankstinės prekybos metu. Prognozuojama, kad naujojo modelio pardavimai šiuos skaičius pranoks.

Naujas „Galaxy“ serijos flagmanas veiks tiek 3G, tiek 4G ryšio tinkle, turės 5 colių įstrižainės ekraną, kuriame vaizdo įrašus galima peržiÅ«rėti itin aukšta Full HD (1920x1080) raiška. Be to, norint perjungti ekrano langą, jo net nebÅ«tina liesti. Užteks perbraukti ranka į vieną ar kitą pusę virš ekrano.

Viena iš išskirtinių „Galaxy S4“ savybių – valdymas gestais ar akių judesiais. Pavyzdžiui, sustabdyti vaizdo įrašÄ… ir išjungti muziką galima nukreipus akis nuo ekrano. Ir priešingai – vaizdo įrašas paleidžiamas groti toliau, kai tik akys vėl nukreipiamos į ekraną.

„Galaxy S4“ turės galingą keturių branduolių 1,9 GHz procesorių „Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 Krait 300“, veiks su „Android 4.2.2“ operacine sistema. Jame įdiegta 13 MP priekinė ir 2 MP galinė kamera. Telefonas turės 2600 mAh talpos bateriją.

Bendrovės „RAIT“ 2013 m. vasario mėn. atliktos apklausos duomenimis, „Tele2“ yra populiariausias ir labiausiai rekomenduojamas operatorius Lietuvoje. Beveik pusė apklausos dalyvių teigė, kad naudojasi „Tele2“ paslaugomis.
Daugiau informacijos 
Andrius Baranauskas, „Tele2“ korporacinės komunikacijos direktorius Baltijos šalims
mob. +370 683 66319, el. paštas: 
          â€žTele2“ „Google“ flagmanu „Nexus 4“ prekiaus pigiau        
Naujausias „Google“ telefonas „Google Nexus 4“ balandžio viduryje pasirodys Lietuvoje. Telekomunikacijų bendrovė „Tele2“ įsigyti internetu jį siÅ«lys pigiau nei kiti operatoriai.

„Vos pristatytas „Google Nexus 4“ sulaukė didelio populiarumo, tačiau kol kas juo prekiaujama tik dalyje pasaulio šalių. Šiam flagmanui atkeliavus į Lietuvą „Tele2“ suteiks galimybę jį įsigyti už patraukliausią kainą“, – sakė Tomas Burovas, Tele2“ marketingo vadovas.

Galutinė telefono kaina bus paskelbta jį pristačius. Ä®sigyjant telefoną su mokėjimo planu interneto parduotuvėje http://mob.tele2.lt bus taikomos dar geresnės sąlygos ir kaina.

Pasaulinėje rinkoje „Google Nexus 4“ prekyba pradėta praėjusių metų lapkričio viduryje. Vos jam pasirodžius JAV, Jungtinėje Karalystėje, Kanadoje, Australijoje ir Vokietijoje pirmosios telefonų partijos buvo išparduotos per kelias minutes. Portalo „XDA Developers“ duomenimis, „Nexus 4“ jau įsigijo per 1 mln. vartotojų visame pasaulyje. 

Naujasis, jau ketvirtasis išmaniųjų telefonų serijos „Nexus“ išmanusis telefonas, pagamintas bendradarbiaujant su kompanija „LG Electronics“. IT ekspertų jis vertinamas kaip greičiausias ir galingiausias „Nexus“ serijos telefonas su naujausia „Android 4.2 Jelly Bean“ operacine sistema ir 1,5 GHz keturių branduolių procesoriumi „Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro“. 

„Nexus 4“ turi 2 GB darbinės atminties, 4,7 colių (11,75 cm) įstrižainės „True HD IPS Plus“ ekraną su itin aukšta 1280x768 taškų raiška. Telefono ekranas padengtas „Corning Gorilla Glass 2“ stiklu, kuris atsparus smÅ«giams, tuo pačiu yra gerokai plonesnis už tradicinius. Ši savybė leidžia sensoriniam telefono ekranui tiksliau reaguoti į piršto prisilietimus. 

Telefonas turi naujausias „Google“ programėles, tokias kaip „Google Maps“ su GPS navigacija, „Street View“, „Indoor Maps“ ar dienotvarkės planavimo funkciją „Google Now“. „Nexus 4“ įrengtos galinė 8 MP ir priekinė 1,3 MP kameros su „Photo Spheres“ funkcija, kuri leidžia fiksuoti vaizdus visomis kryptimis. 

Bendrovės „RAIT“ 2012 m. gruodžio mėn. atliktos apklausos duomenimis, „Tele2“ yra populiariausias ir labiausiai rekomenduojamas operatorius Lietuvoje. Beveik pusė apklausos dalyvių teigė, kad naudojasi „Tele2“ paslaugomis.
Daugiau informacijos 
Andrius Baranauskas, „Tele2“ korporacinės komunikacijos direktorius Baltijos šalims
mob. +370 683 66319, el. paštas: 
          Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - launching!!        

When the first pictures got out early this year, I told myself this is one cool phone to have in my pocket. The crunch came in the WAIT! This phone, would not be available until end of Q3 08 :(

Here's a quickie on the X1's features.... (in no particular order of 'foo-yoh'-ness)
  • Sliding form factor, with a curved, sliding QWERTY keyboard
  • Runs Windows Mobile 6.1 with its unique Xperia panel interface
  • Displays all that in the full glory of a crisp, 3 inch, 800 x 480 screen
  • Uses the really useful optical joystick OR touchscreen for flexible navigation options
  • Spots a zippy Qualcomm 7200A CPU running at 528 MHz
  • Carries an auto-focus 3.2 megapixel camera with flash (LED unfortunately, methinks)
  • Uses Assisted GPS for rapid positioning even when indoors
  • And carries the usual 'must-have' features you've come to expect of a killer gadget like the X1: Bluetooth A2DP (stereo bluetooth headphones), WiFi (of course!), Memory Stick Micro slot (another report claims it is MicroSD???), FM radio, 3G quad-band / HSDPA / HSUPA, Opera browser with RSS reader
If you haven't already seen it, here are some pix of the X1... see if it makes you drool (I'm proud to be a tech geek, ok!).

The good news is... for the lucky folks in UK and some parts of Europe, the wait ends tomorrow, as the official launch for the X1 is 30th Sept 2008! For the rest of us in Asia, Latin America and other parts of Europe, we'll have another agonizing wait until the end of the year before we get out grubby hands on this hottie. Friends in the US, AU... sorry, no news on when this babe phone is coming out.

Oh yeah, the above pix were from Sony's Xperia website. If you want to see more of it, they have a series of videos ala-Jason Bourne, where the hero, Johnny X uses the X1 to figure out his true identity. Check it out at the Who is Johnny X site.

          Sprint says it will launch its 2.5 GHz 5G network by late 2019        

Sprint says it will work with its parent company Softbank, along with Qualcomm to launch its 2.5 GHz 5G network by late 2019.

The post Sprint says it will launch its 2.5 GHz 5G network by late 2019 appeared first on KoiMoi.

          The world’s first gigabit mobile network is now live – Update        

Qualcomm has announced the world's first gigabit 4G LTE network and device, while also outlining details for its first 5G X50 modem for future products.

The post The world’s first gigabit mobile network is now live – Update appeared first on KoiMoi.

          Aneka Gadget Unik di Mobile World Congress        

TEMPO.CO, Spanyol - Inovasi perangkat bergerak terus bermunculan. Kini semakin kabur batas antara telepon seluler dan komputer tablet. Lantaran perbedaannya kian tipis, muncullah tren menyatukan keduanya dalam satu perangkat.

Pada Mobile World Congress 2013 di Gedung Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, sejumlah vendor menunjukkan kreativitas mereka dalam memadukan ponsel dengan tablet. Berikut ini beberapa gadget pilihan berdesain unik.


Inilah ponsel berdesain paling unik. Selain berfungsi sebagai ponsel, Padfone bisa dipasangkan pada docking berbentuk tablet yang disebut Padfone Infinity Station. Tampilan ponsel akan muncul pada layar tablet dan bisa digunakan layaknya sebuah tablet biasa.

Ponsel dengan bentang layar 5 inci ini memakai sistem operasi Android Jelly Bean. Prosesor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 berkecepatan 1,7 gigahertz quad-core dipadukan dengan prosesor grafik Adreno 320 GPU.

Layar dengan teknologi super in-plane switching menghasilkan tampilan yang cerah dengan kerapatan 441 piksel per inci dan resolusi 1920 x 1080 piksel. Kamera utama berkapasitas 13 megapiksel serta dilengkapi dengan lampu flash dan kamera depan 2 megapiksel.

Padfone Infinity sudah dilengkapi dengan konektivitas 4G LTE, dengan kecepatan hingga 100 megabita per detik. Hanya, untuk memilikinya, kita perlu merogoh kantong cukup dalam. Sebab, harganya sekitar Rp 12,6 juta.


Ponsel ini merupakan besutan perusahaan pengembang jaringan telekomunikasi Ascend P2. Kecepatan merupakan andalan utamanya. Ini merupakan lanjutan dari produk Ascend P1, yang juga telah memiliki teknologi 4G LTE versi awal.

P2 diklaim memiliki kemampuan mengunduh 150 megabita per detik serta mengunggah 520 kilobita per detik. Ponsel ini memiliki ketebalan 8,4 milimeter dan berjalan dengan sistem operasi Android Jelly Bean.

Prosesornya berkecepatan 1,5 gigahertz quad-core, dengan kapasitas simpan 16 gigabita dan memori internal 1 gigabita. Layarnya memiliki rentang diagonal 4,7 inci, dengan resolusi 1280 x 720 piksel atau 315 piksel per inci.

Resolusi kamera depan ponsel ini 1,3 megapiksel, sedangkan kamera utama 13 megapiksel. Berbeda dengan Padfone Infinity, yang memiliki cangkang alumunium, Ascend P2 dibalut dengan plastik mengkilap dan dibanderol sekitar Rp 5 juta.


Inilah tablet andalan Samsung untuk memperkuat jajaran tabletnya. Setelah Galaxy Note I dan II serta Galaxy Note 10.1, perusahaan asal Korea Selatan itu meluncurkan produk yang semakin mengaburkan batas antara tablet dan ponsel.

Galaxy Note 8.0 termasuk dalam kategori phablet atau phone plus tablet, yang merupakan kelanjutan dari tablet Galaxy Tab 7—yang memiliki luas layar 7 inci dan diluncurkan tiga tahun lalu.

Salah satu kelebihan Galaxy Note 8.0 adalah pena Stylus S. Phablet berotak empat inti 1,6 gigahertz ini memakai platform Android Jelly Bean. Layarnya memiliki resolusi 1280 x 800 piksel atau 189 piksel per inci.

Samsung menyediakan memori internal sebesar 2 gigabita, dengan pilihan kapasitas penyimpanan 32 dan 64 gigabita. Untuk menambah kapasitas simpan, ada slot microSD. Untuk konektivitas, ada dua pilihan, yakni Wi-Fi dan LTE.


Dengan rentang layar 5,7 inci, ZTE mencoba mengikuti jejak seri Galaxy Note. Yang menarik, tebal ponsel ini hanya 8,5 milimeter. Ini lebih tipis dari Galaxy Note II dan LG Optimus G Pro.

Grand Memo bisa dibilang termasuk kelas phablet. Sedangkan prosesor yang dicangkokkan adalah Qualcomm 1,7 gigahertz, dengan sistem operasi Android Jelly Bean. Untuk kenyamanan audio, ZTE memasang teknologi Dolby Digital.

ZTE mencoba bersaing dengan perangkat kelas atas lainnya dengan memasang resolusi kamera utama hingga 13 megapiksel yang disertai lampu flash. Sedangkan kamera depannya hanya beresolusi 1 megapiksel.


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          Blog Post: Apple Slams Qualcomm's Bid To Halt Foreign Suits        
Apple Inc. is pushing back against Qualcomm Inc.'s bid to prevent it from pursuing patent and antitrust cases around the world in the companies' escalating legal battle, telling a California federal court Tuesday that Qualcomm has failed to justify this "extraordinary" measure.
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          Qualcomm to Introduce Fingerprint Sensors that Work Underwater        
On Tuesday, Qualcomm has announced at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the development of new fingerprint sensors which can even work beneath a phone’s display and even underwater! The new fingerprint sensors can also work through glass and metal. The new sensors would work with older generations of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, including the 200 series and 630 and 660 chips By early 2018, Qualcomm hopes to sell its first commercial devices that make use of fingerprint sensors that are present underside of metal and glass. Devices with sensors that can work under the display will come out in the markets by summer 2018, said Qualcomm. The company is planning to offer samples to phone manufacturers by this October, so that they can work with it.  Attempt to Manufacture Bezel-less Devices The step taken by Qualcomm to move the fingerprint sensor below the display of phones is simply a step taken towards manufacturing a device which is devoid of bezel or bezel-less. The latest release by Samsung, Galaxy S8 moved the fingerprint scanner from the home button to the back of the phone, in an attempt to remove the home button altogether and make a more spacious screen. Trend of All-screen Devices to Remain in Market The trend of all-screen is expected to remain a trend as many new phones are expected to have fingerprint sensors on the back such as Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 and Andy Rubin's Essential Phone. Last Thursday, Vivo, the Chinese brand insinuated that it may introduce its first phone that integrates a fingerprint sensor into the screen. 

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          Snapdragon 1200 Chips Revolutionizes Fitness and Tracking for Consumers        
Snapdragon Wear 1200 by Qualcomm intends to make tracking, in every way, easier and better. From tracking kids to elderly, the new and upgraded device is expected to fix the issues that exist better extremely expensive smartwatches and everyday fitness bands. The new chip was disclosed by Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. It is said to use a part of regular cellular network known as LTEIoT, which is a power-efficient technology yet to be commercialized. Once the technology is rolled out, it is likely to connect trackers and cellular network for a longer duration. Qualcomm’s earlier connected chips were purely meant for developing kids’ watches and elderly trackers. This Snapdragon Wear 1100 also required frequent charging, which became its key drawback. Qualcomm Targets Pet Owners with its Latest Chips The company stated that its latest chip will use lower-bandwidth IoT to improve the battery life as it will last a week without charging or even longer. Despite being connected to Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell towers the device will have a power-efficient standby mode. The company also intends to target pet owners to who like to track their pets and avoid any mishaps. With plans to embed features such as LTE voice calls and music streaming Snapdragon 1200 wearables will also try to gain attention of fitness freaks in the near future. However, all of this will require compatible networks, which are still a missing part of the puzzle. Borqs and Quanta are expected to design the devices that will use Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1 networks. These networks don’t allows too much data and use little power.

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          ITC Agrees to Review Qualcomm’s Request for iPhone Import Ban        

The U.S. International Trade Commission is moving forward with an investigation into claims that Apple is infringing on mobile device patents Qualcomm owns.

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          Microsoft and Monsanto Invests in Agricultural Technology in Brazil        
In the global agricultural market, Brazil plans to increase its share from current 7% to 10% in the next five years. Though the country’s economy is struggling under recession, Brazil has the potential to emerge as a strong contender in the global agricultural market. The country is focusing on growing corn, ethanol, and meat. However, the existence of red tape has been detrimental in the growth of the agriculture sector in the country. According to Blairo Moggi, the nation’s agricultural minister, Brazil can participate largely in the production of animal proteins. Agriculture is the Only Positive Sector in Struggling Brazilian Economy In 2016, the total grain production in Brazil is expected to reach 210.7 mn tons. Corn and soy account for the majority share in the total grain production. It is commendable for the nation to reach such a target for grain production in spite of being affected by El Nino. The planting of soy was delayed due to dry spells across various regions. The corn production in the nation has been also affected due to the adverse effects of El Nino. Brazil is the second largest exporter of soy and corn worldwide. The country is focusing on pork production and poultry to support the growth of its agricultural sector. Anticipating the robust growth of the agricultural sector in Brazil, the U.S.-based biotech company Monsanto and Microsoft Corporation has announced a partnership to invest in startup firms working on agricultural technologies. Technology firm Qualcomm is also investing in this fund. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund worth US$92 mn that is managed by Microsoft. After evaluating the ideas of various digital tools to the agricultural production in the nation, the board would provide US$459,000 for the early development of the selected ideas.

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          How This U.S. Tech Giant Is Backing China’s Tech Ambitions        
Qualcomm is providing the money, expertise and engineering to help drive Beijing’s master plan to create its own technology superpowers.
          Mark Kelley Interview        
Mark’s history mirrors the wireless industry closely and includes being the CTO of Leap and leading developments at Nextwave and Qualcomm. Today, he is doing some consulting and thinking about new opportunities in the market. With all this history the discussion takes us to in-depth analysis. He blogs about various … Continue reading
          Qualcomm Partners with UnitedHealth to Launch Wearable Device Coverage Plan        
Rising demand for remote monitoring, especially for chronically ill patients has pushed the growth of the global wearable medical devices market. Technological advancements and increasing awareness about the importance of monitoring the vital body statistics have further augmented the market growth. Growing prevalence of diabetes has fuelled the need to monitor the blood glucose level as well as other vital signs among the patients. This has boosted the demand for wearable medical devices. Ease of use and interpretation of wearable medical devices, increasing per capita income, and the rise in adoption of wearable medical devices are some of the key factors propelling the growth of the global wearable medical devices market. However, the high cost of these devices will restrain the growth of the market, especially across the emerging economies. The overall market has a huge opportunity to grow with the increasing diabetic population in Asia Pacific. Wellness Health Benefit to Encourage People to Reach Health Goals Insurance firm UnitedHealth has tied up with chip manufacturer Qualcomm to offer a wellness health benefit that would link patients and their wearable devices to a plan that offers rewards in form of cash on achieving health goals and specific results. The partnership is being seen as the next step to boost the adoption of wearable medical devices among the masses and encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle. Through the health plan, an enrolee can earn up to US$1.25 per day for walking 10,000 steps. However, the plan includes frequency and intensity measures. According to Steve Beecy, the vice president of UnitedHealthcare, covered employees, along with their spouses can earn US$4 per day.

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          Wireless Charging Boom Takes Over as Users Pour in for Latest Innovation in this Market        
The global wireless charging market is showing one of the most promising growth rates in the industry of consumer electronics and semiconductors. Companies are flooding in from all corners of the world and the electronics industry to try and catch a piece of this currently-expanding pie. Wireless charging, although not the same concept as what Nikola Tesla envisioned decades ago, involves shifting the potentials between the poles of a battery to change the flow of electrons. This charges the battery and gets it ready for another round of use. Current standards in wireless charging are a lot slower than the rates that corded charging can offer. Wireless charging cannot yet match up to the speeds of Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 or similar technologies, and in some cases even heats up the mobile devices more than usual. At the same time, the utility that wireless charging can provide is simply worth the hassle for some. Advantages of Wireless Charging Users of wireless charging do not need to fiddle with the cords associated with conventional charging. Simply placing their mobile device on the given platform will do. At the same time, taking the phone off the platform will disconnect the charger, leaving the user free to use the device as they wish. While this is a small trade-off for users of smartphones in the common sense, it can make a big difference in places where time is of utmost importance. For instance, on the factory floor where a worker is using wirelessly charged power tools, time is extremely difficult to manage, but is still highly important to conserve. The worker can simply pick up a power tool off its charging port and begin using it, without having to worry about the current charge available on the tool. To take it one step farther, the tools can come with smartphone apps that allow a factory manage to observe the usage and power levels of each instrument, allowing them to replace the instrument if necessary.

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          Semiconductor Chipmakers Closely Following Research Studies on Active Electronic Components        
The active electronic components market is witnessing a number of developments lately. Neuromorphic chips constitute of a network of transistors that interact in a way similar to that of neurons, thereby allowing them to process analog input such as visual information. Neuromorphic chips process the analog inputs more accurately and faster than silicon chips. Processors designed to mimic neurons and neural circuits offer great advantages in terms of scalability and power consumption. Optoelectronic components have emerged as a suitable solution for building such processors as photons are faster than electricity moving along a trace. Researchers from Princeton University have demonstrated the usage of graphene as an optical capacitor. An optical capacitor stabilizes the function of laser transistors across optical neuromorphic circuits.  Intel Invested US$12 bn on Research Related to Semiconductor Devices in 2015 Taking a keen interest in the recent research studies on active electronic components, the global semiconductor chipmakers are investing massively in research and development activities.  In 2015, Intel Corp., the U.S.-based industry giant made an investment worth US$12.1 bn on semiconductor research.  It was followed by Qualcomm Inc. with an investment value of US$3.7 bn.  Samsung Electronics took the third position with US$3.13 bn spent on semiconductor R&D. The investment value of Samsung is 5% more from the previous year’s investments worth US$2.97 bn.  Asia Pacific to Dominate Active Electronics Components Market in Near Future It is interesting to note that how the presence of industry giants such as Intel and Qualcomm has boosted the growth of the active electronic components market in North America. In 2014, North America dominated the overall market. However, in the coming years, growing demand for active electronic components from the rapidly growing electronic manufacturing industry across China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea will propel the growth of the market in the Asia Pacific region. 

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          Qualcomm and Ericsson Run a Demo of LTE-U in China        
The 5G with a breakthrough in one enabling technology has been paved by Qualcomm and Ericsson. This technologically advanced system now involves taking the unlicensed spectrum used by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and uses it for 5G purpose, particularly in indoor networks.   The chip market in collaboration with the equipment vendor together demonstrated the LTE-unlicensed services. This can harness both unlicensed and licensed parts of the 5 Ghz spectrum to support a data throughout 300 Mbps.  China was the hub of the demonstration. The country uses second-generation multi-band and standard indoor picocell base station and a Wi-Fi support further equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.  The launch of the LTE-U took the breakthrough much forward than expected. The advanced technology that has the capability to improve the mobile data speeds and reduce network congestion is resolved through a unified network.  This technology now allows carriers to boost the licensed an unlicensed bands, which could further empower mobile telcos to cater for large volumes of indoor data traffic. The licensed spectrum is normally utilized by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies. LTE-U is expected to colonize the unlicensed band to offer better 5G networks on incremental capacity. It could improve the indoor coverage, providing smartphones better app experiences.    Ericsson commented that LTE-U is planning to incorporate the fair sharing of the 5Ghz band to adjust the conventional Wi-Fi users. These services are achieved through LTE-U’s secondary cell feature, which senses interference in the neighboring environment. It further aims to cater fair access to the unlicensed spectrum. The company claims that it can install and go live within minutes with tablet-sized footprints. The aggregator will enhance in Ericsson’s small cell portfolio at the beginning of the fourth quarter 2015. 

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          New iPhones Hit Stores on Friday; High Record Sales Expected in First Weekend        
With dozens of customers and a robot queuing in Sydney, Australia, the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on Friday kicked off global sales cycle immensely.  This will only leave a room for scrutiny as to how much Apple’s marquee product is left.  Analysts of the study expect a record approximately 12 mn to 13 mn phones to be purchased off the shelves in the first weekend itself. This figure has increased from 10 mn last year during the launch of the iPhone 6’s was delayed in China - the biggest smartphone market in the world.   Worldwide fans have camped out for days before the release of these phones, and the company said pre-orders suggested sales were right on track to beat 2014’s first-weekend performance. The sales accounted for almost two-thirds of the company’s revenue in the recent quarter.   The coming years will show year-over-year-growth over the increasing demand for iPhone 6 sales, said a leading senior analyst. The latest 6s and 6s Plus now has modest improvements and the addition of mobile payments. The phone’s are the same size as 2014’s launch, but with improved cameras  and 3D touch and based on a Taptic Engine technology that responds to the press functions on the screens.  However, the rumors about the low battery capacity and reduced battery size to accommodate the new Taptic Engine technology are true. The company said the battery life is not changed in the new phones.  The new iPhones use chips made by Avago Technologies Ltd, Qualcomm Inc, RF Micro Devices, Texas Instruments Inc., and TriQuint Semiconductor and Skyworks Solutions, among many others.   According to the company, merely one fraction of its customers have considered an up-gradation to the iPhone 6, suggesting there is plenty of new opportunities to grow this year.  The new iphones are more competitive against Samsung in emerging regions. They are gaining share in traditional regions as well.      The phones start at $199 and $299 with a 2-year service provider contract. 

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          Huawei Max out LTE with Data Compression        
The leading handset manufacturer in China named, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies have come to mutual terms and completed the commercial verification.  UDC is open for claims to enable operators to uplink resources and maximize the LTE-TDD resources.  Both the companies verified the TDD as well as the uplink technology consisting of data compression pertaining to the commercial LTE-TDD network. Speaking on it being on the network side, the network operators require only upgrade of Huawei’s ENodeB software.  The rising achievement in compression efficiency for various applications like Web browsing and messaging services and the increasing number of uplink users is maximizing the LTE-TDD.   Huawei commented that deployment of UDC does not need any type of hardware upgrade. The technology is fully implemented in the LTE modem and completely free from the mobile phone’s operating system.  Last month was the launch of new TDD and solution in collaboration with both the China and Japan industry partners. By next year, the solution is yet to be commercialized.  Huawei has the capacity to provide TDD+ technology and disclose more business trends and opportunities to provide high speed user friendly experience. This will be for carriers and their return on investment.  TDD+ is designed for high-performance cloud baseband and spectral efficiency. It consists of features such as huge carrier aggregation, high-order MIMO, multiple input/multiple output, and multiuser 3D beamforming.  In one of the related news, the company rolled out its voice-over LTE voice services into the VoLTE era. The rollout was based on the partnership with VoLTE project.  China Mobile aims to provide services for nearly 50 mn VoLTE subscribers by the end of this year and beginning of the next.  Moreover, China Telecom invested 17.8 bn yuan in LTE networks. June ended with 320,000 LTE base stations and further aims to reach 510,000 LTE by end of 2015. 

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          Growing Uncertainty over China’s Economy to Negatively Impact U.S. Chip-making Firms        
China is well-known for its chip-manufacturing industry, which has boomed in the past decade. However, the volatile markets coupled with the economic unpredictability in China is expected to pose a threat to many top chipmakers, for example Qualcomm Incorporated which derives a massive portion of its sales from the second largest economy in the world. One of the leading firm in consumer electronics, Apple could also be affected by this economic uncertainty, as approximately 17 per cent of the firm’s overall revenue past year was derived from China. Also, the most recent quarter showed that the sale of iPhones in China was more than in the United States for the first time.  However, the gradual slowdown of China’s economic growth coupled with the weakening demand for mobile devices can be particularly tough for the chip making firms to handle. Beijing has already taken steps to revive its shares after a 30 per cent slump in its stock market which occurred during mid-June, this has raised several concerns among investors regarding the stability of China’s economy. The chip-making companies that will be maximum affected by this economic uncertainty is Qualcomm and Broadcom. These companies rely on China for around 50 per cent and around 24 per cent of their overall revenue generation. Furthermore, this stumble observed in China’s stock market has occurred as the chip sector is already witnessing a tough year. Nevertheless, this situation might not be as dire as the revenue numbers show. For example, the firm Cirrus Logic that supplies integrated circuits for automotive and audio apps exhibited around 80 per cent of its revenue generation from the China market previous year. The firm stated that these figures show where there products are made and not the end market where it sells its products. Also, the company mentioned that it did not presently observe any negative impact on its business.

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          Review Kelebihan dan Harga Sony Xperia E C1505 Oktober 2013        
Review Kelebihan dan Harga Sony Xperia E C1505 Oktober 2013 -admin akan mereview kepada anda yang mungkin tertarik dengan android smartphone dari Sony Xperia, makanya hari ini khusu saya berikan sebuah artikel yang membahas salah satu tipenya Sony Xperia E C1505. Baca juga Sony Xperia L C2105.

Sony Xperia E C1505
Sony Xperia E C1505

Kelebihan Sony Xperia E C1505

Sony Xperia E C1505 Smartphone ini didukung dengan prosesor single core Cortex-A5 dengan chipset Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon berkecepatan 1 GHz, RAM 512 MB serta pemrosesan grafis Adreno 200 memberikan kinerja yang optimal. dibekali dengan kamera belakang berkemampuan 3.15 megapiksel. Anda juga dapat melakukan perekaman kamera dengan resolusi VGA @30fps. tak hanya itu, smartphone ini sudah berjalan pada platform Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich (ICS). Untuk urusan baterai, telah dibekali 1530 mAh sehingga daya tahan baterai akan bertahan lebih lama.

Sony Xperia E C1505 dibekali dengan memori internalnya tersedia 4 GB (tersedia 2 GB untuk pengguna) dan slot memori eksternal yang memungkinkan Anda untuk menambah ruang penyimpanan lebih besar. Anda dapat menggunakan jaringan HSDPA untuk berselancar di internet dan tetap terhubung pada setiap saat dimanapun Anda berada. Untuk melengkapi kegiatan nirkabel Anda, smartphone ini juga dibekali Wi-Fi. Teknologi Bluetooth membantu Anda berbagi file dengan teman atau keluarga.

Harga Sony Xperia E C1505

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          Connected Homes to Enjoy Wireless Music System Which is Hi-Tech        
In 2015, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas, the British start-up Musaic propelled another age wireless music framework which underpins high-determination multiroom sound.  Musaic works with your home Wi-fi to play music from any cell phone, tablet, Mac or PC/portable workstation, in addition to web based streaming systems, for example Grooveshark, Rhapsody, Aupeo, iHeartRadio, Murfie, Napster, TuneIn, and SomaFM. The new Qualcomm AllPlay smart media stage connections gushing applications straightforwardly to the speakers, putting a great many online radio stations from around the globe readily available. It can be coordinated with home mechanization, for example, smart lighting to make and control scenes and temperaments.  NYNE's WiHi group of items make a multiroom, multisource sound experience  Utilizing the NYNE WiHi iOS as well as applications based on Android, clients can play their own music from any source on their system, for example, a hard drive, laptop or any device to any room or every room. They can likewise have their hi-fi on the go, on account of the versatile NYNE Ally box.  The framework can find other AllJoyn-empowered gadgets in the house to catch the subtle elements of what music is being played – so on the off chance that you can't review the name of a melody you are hearing on the radio for instance, a warning can be sent to your TV screen, Shazam-style. The creators are on a few ideas whereby the speakers have the capacity to give cautions, messages and other helpful feedback to the client by playing different sounds or to be sure conversing with them.  Arman Arami, NYNE president, concurs that "the fate of audio is in Wi-fi", particularly with arrangements that don't oblige supplanting your whole existing sound framework. NYNE's new WiHi Solutions items will be accessible in Q3 201.

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          Qualcomm Veteran Head Frank Meng Back as Operations Chief        
Qualcomm is getting its veteran executive back to lead operations six months after authorities clamped down and fined the U.S. chipmaker $975 million for an antitrust allegation. The veteran Frank Meng had been in charge of the Chinese business of Qualcomm from 2008 to 2010. He will now replace Xiang Wang, on June 15. Qualcomm has principal clients in China such as Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi and is an important market for the U.S. Company.  The company group president Derek Aberle, commented that with Frank’s wide-ranging experience, and direction the company would endure and strengthen the partnership with Chinese semiconductor and mobile ecosystem sector. Qualcomm had settled the case for the largest antitrust charge in Chinese history in February. The company had been accused of overpricing local manufacturers for using their technology. The chipmaker company is strongly reliant on revenues from its licensing patents, and more than half of this revenue came from China last year amounting to $26 billion. Qualcomm has also been eager to start afresh after the clampdown. Additionally, Qualcomm has bigger issues. The company has reduced its revenue outlook for this year by $1 billion due to missing out on Samsung’s latest smartphones. Even Apple iPhone’s main Processor is not a Qualcomm product.  The group president Aberle told Financial Times at the Boao Economic Forum, in Davos in March that among the lessons they have learned is that they needed to be engaged more than they had been earlier, in the business.  The company had also been fined in 2009 by South Korea’s antitrust agency for a sum of $200 million for misusing its leading market position. In New York Qualcomm shares were up at midday by 1%.

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          U.S. Chipmaker to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers to Sell Overseas        
The U.S. chip maker for smartphones, Qualcomm Inc., has set up a unit to help the Chinese smartphone manufacturers to sell overseas. The company is trying to build strong business relations with China when the country is trying to reduce its dependence on foreign chip makers. Though Chinese smartphone manufacturers contribute to about half of the company’s overall revenue, things have not been really well for Qualcomm in China.  Qualcomm generates majority of its revenue through licensing its wireless patents. After an allegation by Edward Snowden, the U.S. government contractor, that in the pretense of providing technological help, Washington has been spying on other nations, China turned suspicious and this led to an investigation by Chinese antitrust authorities on Qualcomm’s business model of licensing its wireless patents. After paying US$975 million as antitrust fine, the chip maker wants to win back the trust of the Chinese smartphone makers who had alleged that the U.S. company was pricing its technology unfairly.  The company’s move is targeted to the large Chinese companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. and Xiaomi Corp., as well as the smaller companies in the nation. The need to sell chips to the Chinese smartphone manufacturers is also important for Qualcomm in terms of revenue as the big players such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. have started using their own chips wherever possible, theryby affecting the profits of Qualcomm.  Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president of Qualcomm China , mentioned that his company is helping the Chinese customers to export out of China. Qualcomm has allocated US$150 million for investments in Chinese startups and has entered into partnerships with local semiconductor foundries. 

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          Samsung Electronics to Build Apple Inc.’s A9 Chips