Sunday, 15 September 2013

LG Nexus 5 will come with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

We've seen plenty leaked about the LG Nexus 5 thanks to a Google employee and the FCC, but now, we have an unverified launch date.
According to Ausdroid and several other publications around the net, LG and Google will officially be taking the wraps off the LG Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat on 14 October. The timing makes sense given past Nexus events held by Google in October, but nothing has actually been confirmed by the company.
Past FCC filings noted the Nexus 5 features Qi wireless charging capabilities inside of the back cover, which will allow customers to place their device on a charging stone and forget cords. You'll find LTE bands (unlike the Nexus 4), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and of course, CDMA / EVDO rev A, pentaband DC-HSPA+ and quadband GSM / EDGE.
The FCC documents further revealed a 4.96-inch diagonal for display, hence the Nexus 5 name, with a length and width of 131.9 mm x 68.2 mm. A Snapdragon 800 SoC was also mentioned.
With the LG Nexus 5 allegedly getting Android 4.4 KitKat in mid-October, this means other Nexus handsets will follow in subsequent days. Ausdroid says to expect updates in the fragmentation/screen resizing area, Miracast updates, new Gallery Visualisation, new APIs regarding animations, and new notification widgets. Perhaps most notably, the blue default colour scheme found in past versions of Android will be changed to other preset palette colours. 
Of course as we do with all rumours, we suggest you take this one with a healthy grain of salt. At any rate, an October release is sounding more than likely. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch - IPad mini alternative

With its winning design and good display, the 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is an impressive iPad mini alternative, and it costs $30 less.

User reviews :

 "Samsung Tab 3 8.0 WiFi - Detailed Review Regarding The Many Exceptional Features Of This Tablet
Over the years, I have owned several tablets, however, I have found this tablet to be the best one yet! My goal here is to give you everyday and practical uses regarding this Tab 3 8.0 WiFi model. Being a techie, I have been thoroughly testing this tablet and found it to be excellent for everyday basic computer functions at home and on the road. Being thin and... Read the full review"

."I ditched my iPad Mini for a Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and couldn't be happier!,
So it's been three days since I got my Galaxy Tab 3 8" (my brother is a manager at BestBuy so I got it early if you are wondering) and before I start my review, I just want to say that I used to own an iPhone 5 but ditched it for a Galaxy S4 and now I'm ditching my iPad Mini for a Galaxy Tab 3 8". I've literally had enough of Apple products and will not be buying their products any longer. I have become an Android fanboy and literally love all the products that Samsung makes."