HTC’s upcoming flagship, known only as the M7 for now, was been insight of rumors for quite some time now. We’ve seen the leaked specifications as well as an early rendered image of the device. Now we have what is allegedly the actual pictures of the device.
One look at these pictures and you’ll notice this particular phone looks nothing like the render we saw a few days ago, which looked more like the BlackBerry L-series device.
This leaked pictures has more in common with current HTC devices, such as the HTC DROID DNA.
Let’s talk about some details : In the front we can see that HTC has once again opted to go with physical keys below the display. The display itself doesn’t seem particularly large, which falls in line with the rumors of it being 4.7-inches in size. Above that lie the earpiece and the front facing camera.
The back looks similar once again to the DROID DNA, but the flash has moved over to the left of the camera lens and there doesn’t seem to be an additional LED notification light, although a hole for the secondary microphone is clearly visible near the top right.
Android Police has managed to put some screenshots of the interface as well, which is now running a new UI the HTC Sense 5.0 . Compared to the previous iterations of this UI, 5.0 has a distinct flat look to it, which can be seem from the icons.
YouTube is constantly changing its look. The latest versions of Google’s video streaming juggernaut to be refreshed are its experiences for tablets.
The Android app has a brand new UI for 10-inch slates, and if you prefer the mobile website to its apps, you’ll see the fresh look popping up there as well. Just like the changes to its site layout pushed to all a few days ago it brings the guide feature, promising easy access to subscribed channels.
As YouTube continues to pick up higher profile content to show subscribers, it’s no surprise the new changes are intended to funnel viewers there.
Check out the new updates and let us know if you think they’re for the better or not.
Via : Google Plus
Japan’s leading mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo showing during the CEATEC 2012 in Chiba an interesting concept on the paper that is totally lame in reality, behold the Grip UI from Docomo.
The theory, and reality, is that it is rather difficult to use your smartphone in a confined environment like a train for example. It is indeed at pick-hours almost impossible to use both hands with your smartphone without a) Disturbing your neighbors and b) Standing still without disturbing anyone when the train is moving. Strong from this two very basic points the R&D section of Docomo devised a very interesting plan by adding pressure senors on each side of the phone as well as developing a dedicated UI than can be control by just pressing your phone in certain areas.
As the video above will how demonstrate the system works, however once you have the phone in your hands this is actually a complete different story! Sure with time and patience you can make it work but you needs to have giants hands with alongside the dexterity of a robot. Even worse certain “gesture” will at best give you cramps and at worse you may accidentally drop your phone as soon as the train conductor hit the brakes. So yes, interesting concept.
Via : NTT Docomo
Facebook has finally brings a major update to their mobile application for iOS, which gather a significant improvement to the performance. Unlike the older version of the app that was based on HTML5, which, in other words, means that it was a simplified web browser loading the Facebook mobile website, the new version uses native code like most of the other apps out there. Which is means that there’s no more lags in scrolling and the performance is silky smooth, like that of one of the stock applications.
Further more, the app include a slightly different UI with a different view for photos on your timeline. You can also tap to open these photos and then swipe your finger up or down on them to close them, with a slick transition animation. You also have a new banner at the top that announces the arrival of new posts and you can tap it to quickly go to the top.
If you use Facebook regularly on your iOS device, you should download the update immediately. There is no similar update available for Android as of now.
Be sure to tell us after the break what you think about the update in the comment section. And you can download the Facebook app for iOS from the link below.
Source : AllThingsD, App Store