Firefox OS proved there’s little there. The new operating system from Mozilla promises a lot and seems to be a compromise between iOS and Android. Mozilla today unveiled the first two mobile running on the OS. It is in fact two terminals for developers.
The first batch of smartphones running the HTML 5-based Firefox OS have been unveiled. Keon and Peak. These are the names of these smartphones developed by Spanish startup Geeksphone. The Keon is a smartphone with moderate power, since it features a Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 1 GHz speed, coupled with 512 MB RAM and packs a 3.5″ HVGA display. 4GB of Internal storage and despite its low-end nature, GeekPhone has thrown in a microSD card slot. The only camera is at the back and it features a 3MP senor and no flash. Under the orange back panel resides a 1580mAh battery.
The Peak is a little beefier, since it has a Snapdragon S4 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a 4.3 inch qHD IPS display with a definition of 960×540 pixels, the Peak packs an 8MP main camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing one. The smartphone is housing a 1800mAh battery, a microSD card slot and the usual array of smartphone sensors and connectivity options.
GeekPhone says both Firefox OS developer smartphones will be available starting next month, but is mum on the pricing. However, judging from their specs and the budget-oriented nature of Firefox OS, they should be in an affordable price.
While we waiting to see latest LG flagship – Optimus Pro G at MWC next month, it’s the Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo who has just officially unveiled the LG Optimus Pro G!
Successor of Optimus G, at least that’s what you think, this smartphone has an 5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS screen (1920 x 1080 pixels) of resolution, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1, 7 GHz coupled with 2GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a microSDXC port, a 13 megapixel camera sensor, Wifi/Bluetooth/4G LTE / GPS and a 3000 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, with a thickness of 10mm.
Japanese consumers will have to wait until early April to pick up an Optimus G Pro for themselves, and will available in two colors (black or white).
A few days before the launch of BB10, RIM announced its application store BlackBerry App World changed name to now BlackBerry World!
BlackBerry World is first deployed on PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry smartphones, plus a web version that will be available. This store not only contain applications but you can also buy music and videos.
More details soon.
The photo social networking Instagram has unveiled a few numbers, claiming 90 million monthly active users, representing an increase of 10% between December and January. Every day there are no less than 40 million photos that are published, generating 8500 likes per second and 1000 comments per second.
- 90 million Monthly Active Users.
- 40 million Photos Per Day.
- 8500 Likes Per Second.
- 1000 Comments Per Second.
Upgrade to Windows 8 before it Jumps up in price, counting from February 1st Windows 8 upgrades will become a bit more pricey. That means you have less than two weeks to take advantage of introductory online upgrade pricing of $40 (for the Pro version), before the price jump to $ 200.
Fortunately, you’ll be able to utilize current pricing for the rest of January, including a DVD Pro upgrade available at retailers for $70. After the switchover, you’ll pay $200 for a Pro upgrade, a standard edition of Windows 8 will cost you $120, the Pro Pack will be available for $100 (upgrading from standard to Pro) and a Media Center Pack will cost $10.
Additionally, Microsoft will cut off those who just purchased a Windows 7 PC—that upgrade price is $15 to Windows 8—on Feb. 28.
You could, of course, stick it out with Windows 7 or Vista or even XP for the indefinite future, but if a fresh OS is in the cards, now’d be as good a time as any to make the jump.
Temple Run is undoubtedly one of the most popular games available in the Play Store. Imangi Studios in a joint venture with Fuzzycube Software had released the sequel of the game for iOS, just the other day.
After the overwhelming response the game received in the App Store, Temple Run 2 is heading towards a grand release on Android. The much anticipated game is expected to hit the Google Play Store as early as January 24 according to the folks at Android Community, who claim to have confirmed with the game developers.
Temple Run 2 is built on the same concept as the original version, but has new locations and improved game graphics along with few new additions to its characters club. Let’s all hope that the new version of the game will be as addictive as its original version.
After exactly one year ago by now, when the US Justice Department has shut down the popular file sharing website Megaupload on grounds of promoting piracy, with the founder Kim Dotcom being arrested for it.
Dotcom has since then been working on a successor to Megaupload, which now a year after the original site went down, has finally gone live under the name Mega.
What is “Mega” ? Well! Mega is pretty much like any other file uploading and sharing service, such as Dropbox. You can drag and drop a file to quickly upload and share them. Mega offers you four subscription options at various price points. The first one is free of charge and gives you 50GB of free storage space. The other three options give you 500GB, 2TB and 4TB for €9.99, €19.99 and €29.99 per month, respectively.
The service is still in an early version and the creators are promising several additions and improvements in future. To register, head over the link source down bellow, and I invite you to come and deliver your first impressions of the service in the comments section of this article.
Office 2013, Microsoft’s latest version of its iconic productivity suite, has been available to businesses since mid-November, and consumers have been able to try it out in preview form for quite some time. (A preview version of Office 2013 RT is also pre-installed on all Surface RT tablets.) However, until now, we have been waiting on word from Microsoft on when we should expect the full Office 2013 suite to be available.
The company previously revealed that its Office 365 subscription service giving users access to the Office 2013 suite would cost $99.99 per year, while different standalone versions of the suite will range from $139.99 to $399.99.
It looks like we finally have a launch date for Microsoft Office 2013, Best Buy Canada and its Future Shop sibling are both listing multiple entries for Microsoft’s Office 2013 and Office 365 in downloadable and retail forms, which says that the product is set to be released on January 29th.
Google has been very successful with its Nexus devices, despite some pitfalls for the delivery of Nexus 4. It is therefore logical that the Mountain View company continues to build on this range. Upcoming devices are also highly expected to firm up and the first rumors are already surfacing the web. They concern the Nexus 5 and a new tablet named Nexus 7.7 .
It’s the Korean site Ruliweb throwing these rumors. Begin with the Nexus 5. According to the sources site, the device will be equipped with a 5-inch Full HD. It would also have an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel rear camera with and a 3-megapixel front camera. In addition, the user has the choice between 8GB and 16GB of storage. And everything is runing on Android Key Lime Pie and still manufactured by LG.
On the slate side, Ruliweb indicates that it would have a 7.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1920X1200 pixels. Again, the Tegra 4 will be at the party and there an 8GB of storage at minimum. But the surprise is that the tablet will also be manufactured by LG.
Of course, all tese are rumors, so we suggest you to take all this with a pinch of salt, until we get a word from Google or LG to let us definitely discover these new devices.
Larry Page has not made friends in Facebook since the last interview. Indeed, the head of Google has fiercely attacked the company in an interview with Wired. Although he touched on many topics, Page made about him when he talked about the Facebook.
According to him, Facebook is good in his field, but made a very bad job when it comes to other projects. While Page does not explicitly mention the Facebook Graph Search made three days ago, we still feel that the target is clearly identified. Page is confident, and if we are to believe his words, Google does not absolutely afraid the novelty of Facebook.
A big part of the interview was also dedicated to projects Google X Lab. Google’s goal, according to Page, is to develop new things like Google Cars, and thus does not necessarily improve things existing. Anyway, now we’ll expected a response from Facebook via interposed media.