Friday news digest No.10. Google and all-All-All

With all the news there is one very unpleasant property – they become obsolete too quickly. At the time when I'm writing this digest, all the information about the date and content of the announcement Google remains simple rumors. But it may well be that just at the time of its publication the long-awaited announcement will still take place.

However, in any case, the upcoming announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat is not the only interesting news this week. And perhaps not even the most interesting.

In this issue:

  • Rumors about the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4
  • Google Glass: new information and fun facts
  • news from the life of other companies: Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, HTC
  • Announcements and rumors of new devices: tablets-transformers, smartphones with six cameras and a modular device
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  • LG: flexible displays and wearable electronics
  • Samsung Galaxy S V: new rumors
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Surprisingly, the lack of announcement often gives even more cause for rumors and gossip, than the announcement. As an example, we can cite Google, which not only unite the family began to work out better than other actors. Still do not know exactly what the company is about to announce, nor when exactly it intends to do so.

What's new in Android 4.4 KitKat? When will begin selling the new Nexus? Show us a new tablet? And maybe we're going about the new generation of Google Glass or the long-awaited "smart watches"? Many questions, but little reliable information. That, however, does not prevent the public to play the game "guess the date of the announcement", which has lasted for the last few weeks.

So this week half of all rumors were about Google. Personally, I do not quite understand why the company so hard "merges" the information in small pieces. Of course, on the one hand, it only fuels the interest in the upcoming presentation. But on the other, will not all these leaks very interesting announcement? Expectations from the upcoming event are very high, and I have little idea exactly how the company will be their excuse.

Nexus 5 and Android 4.4

Twitter @Evleaks recently published a render of the white Nexus. The caption to the picture reads “In white. 11/1". Not hard to imagine that we are talking about the date of the announcement. Reading these lines you probably already know, we had this announcement or not. For me at the moment, it still remains a mystery.

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Another confirmation that the date of the announcement – which appeared on the Internet a photograph of the large shop UK Carphone Warehouse. The photo shows the base goods store, which is already present Nexus 5. Only in stock available for 1500 vehicles black and white colors.

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Thanks to Canadian carrier WIND Mobile, the network has flowed and characteristics of the device. The phone screen will have a diagonal of 4.95-inch and is covered with a protective glass Gorilla glass 3, and the processor will be Snapdragon 800. The phone will have 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal, it will work running Android 4.4. Cameras features – 1.3 and 8 MP with optical stabilization.

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As you can see, stuffing the phone will be a high enough level. However, the system requirements of the new OS will be much lower. According to the latest leaks, Google has completed a lot of work on the adaptation of Android 4.4 for the weak iron. It is expected that the system will feel fantastic even on budget smartphones with 512 MB of RAM. Most likely, this was done not so much for existing low-end phones, but for the company-developed wearable electronics.

Another interesting detail about the new OS – extended work with NFC. Technically, the smartphone to Android 4.4. will be able to replace most Bank cards, membership cards, tickets and passes. But, unfortunately, support such opportunities, the OS itself is only half the story. And don't expect that immediately after updating your smartphone really be used as a credit card or metro card.

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Besides, on the official Google blog has information about the new features of Hangouts. We are talking about support for geo-tags for messages, working with SMS, auto white balance correction in video chat and support for GIF-animations.

Also told about the new features Google+ social network, read about where you can by clicking on the link below.

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Google Glass

To Start a conversation about Google Glass I'd like two small news.

As you know, the appearance of "smart glasses" from Google yet are pretty distinctive. People with such points stand out much from the crowd that at times can be tiring. So Sean Percival was tired of constantly catching yourself on other people's views. Without hesitation, he decided to take apart my Google Glass and "mix" them with regular sunglasses.

It is Worth noting that these homemade sunglasses it is possible to find the device for covert filming. Not sure how this is the situation in the country of Sean, but in Russia it can turn to their owner's big trouble.

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However, this is not the only problems that Google Glass can deliver to its owner. For example, Cecilia Abade has already received the penalty for using these glasses while driving. The inspector considered this a violation of the rules of the VC section 27602, which bans while driving to keep television and video-screens broadcasting information and entertainment or business nature.

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In Google at this time introduced a new version of Google Glass. It will support different types of frames and glasses, including sunglasses. In addition, points are now attached special headset earphone.

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Barely having time to announce a new version of its "smart glasses", the company immediately began selling accessories for them. While the list of accessories is not too large, and the prices, in my opinion, is not very democratic. So, additional headset will cost$ 50, clear glass glasses at$ 75, and additional case or the charger will cost $50.

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It's Funny that despite the free sale of accessories and is the second version of the device, the glasses have yet to go on General sale. But, in spite of this, some chances to get the device everyone still. According to Financial Times, Google plans to increase production of Google Glass for the upcoming holidays that will give you the opportunity to purchase the device new users. Currently, the cost of glasses is$ 1500, will this price reduced for the holidays is unknown. In addition to considerable amounts, to purchase points you need and a special invitation. Every current owner of "smart glasses" will be able to give out three such invitations to others.

To the credit of Google, it is worth noting that the company does not seek to give the current version of your points for a full purchase. All current device owners get for their money not only for the current prototype, but future versions of the device. Company representatives have officially stated that all owners of Google Glass will be free to redeem your points for a new model within months.

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If you receive an invitation does not work, and test new devices Google really want, you can try your luck elsewhere. The company recently announced a set of freelancers that are required to test various new products. To apply, simply fill out the questionnaire and pass a small online test. The availability of special education candidates is not required, it is enough to know English and be at least 18 years old.

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News from the life of other companies

While most people are closely following the announcements of Google, the lives of the other companies goes on. Someone counts the profit of someone losses, someone enters into alliances or suing other manufacturers.

Recently became available quarterly report of the company Sony. For us in the first place interesting data about the mobile division of the company, things which are very good. According to published reports, compared with the same period last year, sales of Sony smartphones has grown by 39.3%.

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HTC are not doing so well. According to the Financial Times, Nokia managed to win a court case in the UK, which could lead to a total ban on the territory of this country of all products of HTC. The subject of the trial was the technology used to send text and voice messages.

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Large companies don't die easily. Even turned into a pale shadow of themselves, they persist all the effort to cling to life. Here and Nokia is gradually transformed into the company of a vampire. She's already lost its mobile division, selling it to Microsoft. For humans this is about how the loss of the heart. And now the only way to somehow keep the cooling body is to drink the blood of still-living companies.

Samsung is doing much better. According to Strategy Analytics the number of deals phones, Samsung remains the undisputed leader. In the third quarter, the company shipped about 120 million phones that have shipped more than Nokia, Apple and LG combined.

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But with smartwatches from the company, on the contrary, all was not rosy. According to Best Buy, about 30% of buyers return the Galaxy Gear back to the store. Users are not satisfied with both the functionality and appearance of the device.

I Have a strong feeling that the company has outsmarted itself. Apparently, the company planned to demonstrate its superiority over less agile competitors. In practice, the Galaxy Gear worked more like anti-advertising.

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A Completely different approach to the promotion of their devices from Lenovo. Yesterday the company announced a partnership with Ashton Kutcher, who played a major role in the movie "jobs". Ashton will deal with the design and promotion of new devices.

Honestly, the first time I score this news for someone's bad joke. But no, Lenovo actually decided to get for your company is a small hand held "jobs". However, I don't know much about Ashton Kutcher, maybe he is really a professional designer? Or just got so in the way that will personally create the company's new iPhone?

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Announcements and rumors about new devices

I don't know how Ashton has managed to help companies in the development of hardware, but here's one presentation on his account already. We are talking about the tablet-transformer Yoga Tablet. One of the main feature of the tablet – asymmetrical design. Something like we have seen before from Sony.

In addition, rotating the side cylinder, the tablet can be converted into one of the three available positions: Hold (a book), Tilt (keyboard) and Stand (console). In my opinion, in order to name this tablet the "transformer" is not enough. After all, any tablet is not difficult to find a case that allows you to set the device at different angles of inclination.

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Much more original device promises to be the Amazon smartphone. According to Apple Insider, the phone will be able to recognize 3D-gestures and follow the opinion of the owner. In addition, as previously reported, the smartphone will be able to scan 3D objects and to search for their analogues in the database of Amazon. To implement all these features on the rear side of the phone can be immediately 6 cameras: two main camera at 13 MP and 4 additional VGA camera in the corners. Another 12 MP camera is located on the front side of the device.

Let me Remind you that all this is just a rumor. No official confirmation yet.

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Anyway, this turned out very rich on news about the unusual devices. For example, Motorola and ZTE announced plans to release a modular phone.

Users will be able to collect your phone from various modules, thus obtaining a unique device. And repair, or "upgrade" these smartphones will be very easy to purchase and to replace the required module.

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Working on an experimental Motorola Ara, the company does not forget about the more familiar device. We are talking about the smartphone Moto G, which was obtained from several sources. Moreover, the first source was the official website of the company, where the error was posted a link to not yet existing promotional website for the new model.

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In addition, Motorola has officially trademarked "Moto G". Unfortunately, almost no information about the new product yet. It is speculated that it will be a budget version of the Moto X, designed for emerging markets.

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News LG

Last week, LG presented smartphone LG G Flex.

Let me Remind you that this is the company's first smartphone with a flexible screen. In addition to the curved screen, the smartphone has several other features. For example, LG refused to use the side buttons, and moved them to the rear panel. The panel itself is also not very common – it is flexible and has protection from daily of dents and scratches.

Among the new features of the user interface marked with the following:

  • QTheater: quick access to photos, videos and YouTube right from the lock screen;
  • Dual Window: splits the 6-inch display new items on two separate areas, which can run two separate applications;
  • Swing Lockscreen: access to events in blocking mode with a swing smartphone;
  • Face Detection Indicator (Indicator face detection): the led on the rear key control, confirming the status of the mode and focus;
  • Camera Timer (Camera Timer): led (back button) starts to blink when turned on timer mode of the camera;
  • Urgent Call Alert (Indicator Missed an Important phone call): on the rear panel of the indicator light begins to flash red, if several consecutive calls from one person remained unanswered.

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LG G Flex is obviously not the only use for flexible screens the company. According to the Korean resource The Korea Herald, that LG will be the supplier of displays for "smart hours" from Apple.

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Delivering innovative screens to other companies, LG does not forget about their own development. Recently a company was registered by mark G Health, which, presumably, will be called for their own "smartwatch" or other wearable electronics.

In my opinion, LG has all the chances to create a truly successful product. After all, the company already has good experience not only with flexible displays, and flexible batteries.

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Samsung galaxy S V

The Next portion of the rumors for the upcoming Samsung flagship – the Samsung Galaxy S V.

At the last developers conference Samsung Developer Conference the representatives of the company indirectly confirmed the existence in the future, the flagship fingerprint scanner. The fact that during the conference, the meeting participants discussed the development of SDK for this scanner, which can hardly be considered a coincidence.

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Of Course, one fingerprint innovation in the smartphone will not be limited. According to the latest data, for the first time will use 4 GB of RAM, made possible thanks to the special 64-bit architecture of the new Exynos 6.

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Unfortunately, not all the rumors about the new flagship so rosy. Recently, it became known that the smartphone camera might not have optical stabilization. It is assumed that because of the rush with the announcement of a new version of the flagship in the company simply will not have time to produce the required camera modules in the right amount.

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