Google launches developer kit for Project Tango, the Tablet with 3D Tracking

image

Google has always been working on the path of revolutionizing the web and tech industry, and here we have yet another similar product.

The Google ATAP(Advanced Technology amd Projects) Team have assembled this motion tracking smartphone kit which can now be ordered by professional developers for $1024 by filling out this form here. It is for those developers who are looking to not just to develop touchscreen apps for it, but do a lot more and bring it to reality, says Google.

Q. What all can you do with it?
The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. The sensors in this device help update its position in real-time,combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. So you can navigate around having a 3D look of your surroundings and it will be extremely beneficial for the blind a well.

Q. What’s inside the dev kit?
The development kit contains a 7″ tablet that is powered by the new NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor packed with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, motion tracking camera, integrated depth sensing, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE(depends on region and carrier).

Sources : TNW, ATAP website

Advertisements

Nokia a.k.a Microsoft Mobile future plans leak!!

image

Today the famous site @evleaks has put out an article titled “Nokia,2014 and beyond” stating the future of Nokia and what more products and software updates we anticipate in the coming times.

Saying in brief, after providing WP 8.1 to all of its userbase, Nokia plans on launching more lumia devices with codenames ranging from Superman/Tesla to Mclaren. So follow the link below and read the article by @evleaks

CLICK HERE to read the article.

And comment down, about what you think of Nokia’s future under Microsoft?

Good news Lumia users, Windows Phone 8.1 update due soon

Nokia’s plans to update it’s lumia series to the current Windows Phone 8.1 is finally out.

image
Speculated update release dates

Since the Microsoft Developer Conference, we have been waiting for the WP 8.1 update and it is now just around the curb. @evleaks has recently posted a chart showing the speculated release dates for the update of the cyan colored lumia devices. Lumia 630,635,935 came preloaded with WP 8.1, while other lumia devices could run a beta version until now. But now older lumia devices are receiving the official update soon by the end of this month( for exact dates refer to chart).

Source: @evleaks

Motorola offering $100 discount on the Moto X, might be the last

image

Consumers in search of an affordable and nifty smartphone to own, might be in luck( but just for 2 days) as Motorola(now, a Lenovo company) has a hefty discount for all of you.

Motorola is offering all of its costumers a $100 discount on the Moto X, which can be costumized for shades and skins on the MotoMaker website(linked at end). You can even buy the developer version at this price and choose the carrier of your choice. This phone is available off-contract at $349( before discount), amounting to just $249 after. The sale has started and will end on 5th June 11:59 am EDT.

As speculated, this may be the last discount offer by Motorola, due to the following shut-down of the Moto-Maker plant in Texas, U.S.

So, will you buy a discounted Moto X or not? Comment below.
Also tell us your favourite color combos for it!! 😉

Link : Motorola

Sony puts out a new sleek and slim phone, the Xperia T3

Amidst the launch of the LG G3, and the ongoing WWDC Conference in San Francisco, there have been some rather small developments on the smartphone front, with Sony coming out of the blues and launching a new phablet that seems to be quite thin. And this is the new Xperia T3, and not the Xperia Z2 Ultra that we all have been waiting to know more about.

sony-t3

This device launched by Sony, doesn’t seem to be their flagship phone for 2014, but is rather a mid-ranger, packed with some decent specifications. The T3 has a large 5.3 inch, 720p IPS display with a pixel count of 227 PPI( pixels per inch ). It is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked in at 1.4 Ghz, 1 GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU graphics. It will run the latest version of Android, 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. Other key specifications include an 8 MP rear( with flash), and a 1.1 MP front-facing Exmor camera, 8 GB internal storage( with Micro SD Card support ), and a 2500-mAh Battery.

On the connectivity front the T3 is 2G/3G enabled along with LTE capabilities. It has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n(2.4 Ghz/5 Ghz) and also hosts NFC to share and exchange documents.

Colour_Range

Sony claims it to be the slimmest 5.3-inch phablet available in the market, with just a bare minimum of 7mm thickness, and weighing just 148 grams. The phone to screen ratio is thus increased to 66.7%. The phone is expected to launch globally in July (next month) and will available in three colors: black, white and purple.

SOURCE : Xperia Blog , Pocketnow

 

Apple Worldwide Developer Conference

image

I have setup a full page dedicated to this year’s WWDC being held at San Fransisco from 2-6 June. This page will help you keep updated with all the latest news from the conference at the end of each day.

link is here: https://itsgadgeteer.wordpress.com/89-2/
OR
Click on WWDC 2014 in the navigation bar above

Circular Smartwatches : The most awaited wearable of today

image

The release of Android Wear, the customised OS for smartwatches by Google was a sudden surprise for all, but what was a bigger and better surprise for the techies was the circular or round smartwatch being developed by Motorola, the Moto 360. Motorola wants to provide the consumers with the looks and feel of a traditional wrist watch, but with the power of Google!!

Click here for Moto360 official website
Click here to watch the Moto360 video teaser.

image

Now let’s talk about another most awaited and hyped smartwatch, the iWatch by Apple Inc.
With the news of a smartwatch in the works, Apple has been the center of focus for us as well.
A recent article from Technobuffalo suggests that the iWatch is also on the list of soon launching products and would house a circular display quite similar to Moto360 and might also support wireless charging, as speculated.

Click here to read the Technobuffalo article.

And the most recent update on the smartwatch front is from the Taiwanese giant, the manufacturer of the best smartphone of 2013 hTc.

image

TK Tech News of China reports and has proof of the existence of what is to be called the hTc One Wear. As the images in the article suggest that this smartwatch also has a circular watch screen and would run the Android Wear OS.
image

As it can be seen in the images that there are three icons, first one being a contacts or file manager, the second being the music app and the third a camera lens icon.
The images seem unusual due to the square image,but hoping its very real, we are waiting for a formal announcement by hTc soon.

Click here for the Slashgear article

SOURCES: TechnoBuffalo, Moto360, Slashgear
via: TK Tech News