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Here it goes again, before we know more details about Android 4.2, the LG manufactured Google Nexus 4 system dump uploaded into the wild. Please note that applications below build for latest Android 4.2, some of it may not compatible with older version of Android.
iii) Google Nexus 10
Check out this 15 minutes video from The Verge, “Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Android 4.2: an exclusive first look from inside Google HQ”,
Most of the current Android phones featured with Near field communication (NFC) – is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi.
With the launch of Windows Phone 8, NFC is one of the new feature that called “Tap + Send”, available under “Share” menu. This brings up the question whether NFC between different platform such as Android able to communicate to Windows Phones. The result is Yes and No, as video below, smaller data exchange such as web page and contacts is working but larger file suchs as photo and videos will get you an error saying that large file transfers aren’t supported.
Google cancelled the media event due to Hurricane Sandy, but it din’t stop them from announcing new Nexus devices. Now, the best of Google, available in three sizes: The 4.7″ Nexus 4 Smartphone, 7″ tablet Nexus 7 (32GB) and large 10″ tablet Nexus 10.
All three new products will be running on Android 4.2 out of the box, a new flavor of Jelly Bean which includes the latest version of Google Now, Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, support for multiple users and more.
Although there are no full specification of these products yet, but Google posted up brief information, as stated in Android Official Blog,
Nexus 4 is our latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor which means it’s super fast, a crisp 4.7″ (320 ppi) display that’s perfect for looking at photos and watching YouTube, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. While Nexus 4 is incredibly powerful under the hood, it also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2—the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, we’ve reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life. Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ with friends and family—or you can add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.
ii) Nexus 7: Thin, light and now even more portable
Nexus 7 brings you the best of Google–YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Maps–and all the great content from Google Play in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. To give you more room for all that great content you can now get Nexus 7 with 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249) of storage. But we also wanted to make this highly portable tablet even more mobile. So we added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T in the US.
iii) Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable
Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that’s over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it’s the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.
The new Android 4.2 camera app is really interesting, a further ahead of Panoramic photography and it result image that looks like Google Maps Street View. Check out this Photo Sphere Demonstration by Hugo Barra,
Got a fresh summon last week, the Automatic Enforcement System (AES) is pretty efficient and got its way to my mail box within two weeks from the time captured.
To check whether you got a summon from PDRM or JPJ, check it over myeg.com.my or rilek.com.my. Payment can be done over there with few ringgit of service charge. For speeding exceed speed limit summon, it will cost RM 300, pay it within 15 days to get 50% discount with RM 150, within 15-30 days for RM 200, and a month onwards max at RM 300.
After done some search through forums, found some Android applications developed by Malaysian, main purpose is to alert driver on AES camera location with assist of device’s GPS, it will trigger warning (sound) once getting close to AES camera location.
Here are all the available Automatic Enforcement System (AES) related application for Android devices:
Google Play: AES Detector
Develop by: Kevin chua
Official Site: aesdetector.blogspot.com/
*Thanks Jauhari for the info update.
This week will be a busy week for gadgets fans as two tech giant will be releasing several “big” products with just a few days gap. Rumours around stated numbers of interesting products will be revealed, but among all, Apple’s iPad Mini and Google flagship smartphone LG Nexus 4 will be the main highlight.
Apple is holding an event at the California Theatre in San Jose, Calif on 23rd October 2012. Other than iPad Mini (or whatever Apple calls it), there are also rumours on new products named: new 13-inch Retina MacBooks and new Mac Mini.
The coming Apple event will begin on 10:00 AM in San Jose, California which is 24th October 01:00 AM Malaysia Time.
Rumours on numbers of new product will be reveals by Google on the New York City event, named: Samsung Nexus 10, LG Nexus 4, Asus Nexus 7 variants (32GB Wi-Fi,32GB 3G) and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
This is one amazing product, PQI Air Card Wi-Fi Memory Card can turn any camera to a Wi-Fi capable camera. It has specific application titled “PQI Air Card+” on Android and iOS devices for immediate image streaming, capable of images stream right after you took a shot. Description of the product as below,
PQI introduces the next in wireless revolution – the PQI Air Card Wi-Fi Memory Card! The PQI Air Card incorporates the latest Wi-Fi technology into a standard memory card, enabling “instant sharing” anytime and anywhere without the need of annoying wires. Regardless of the location, files can be immediately transferred in a simple step without the need of a computer or card reader, and the instant sharing of files will no longer be a problem. PQI brings an unprecedented convenience unseen in previous technology.
Check out the YouTube demo on the product below,
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