Archive for July, 2012
Hangouts, popular video chat feature in Google+, will be present in stages in Gmail since last Tuesday.
Google hopes Hangouts feature can enrich interactions in Gmail that usually just a text email. This feature alone will replace the existing video chat feature in Gmail.
Features which will be located in the Gmail sidebar will be easier for Gmail users to directly access Hangouts directly from inbox without the need to move to Google+.
However, Fred Brewin who served as product manager of Google said that all Hangouts feature is only accessible by users who also have a Google+ account.
These features include video chat with 9 people at a time, collaborate on documents in Google, to watch Youtube videos together, sharing the screen up to wear funny effects like fake mustache or a pirate hat. More >
The release of Surface tablet that coincide with the launch of Windows 8 is valid only on Windows RT tablet that uses an ARM processor, while the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, powered by the Intel Ivy Bridge will be present 90 days later.
The presence of Microsoft’s Surface tablet had a reaped criticism from Microsoft partners such as Acer and HP, even HP decided to not launch a Windows RT tablet.
Acer itself denounced Microsoft for the presence of Surface tablet and considers Microsoft began to adopt the style of Apple. Acer also added that Microsoft will fail if they adopt the style of Apple.
Microsoft partner’s anger is justified, because the presence of Surface tablet will be no effect on the iPad but will actually disserve Microsoft partner. More >
Released in China, ZTE N880E that similar design to HTC smartphone is actually has launched in May 2012, but the OS was still Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Responses from customers in China are quite good, with more than one million units of Gingerbread N880E shipped.
Quoted from IT Pro Portal, ZTE is also confirmed, other ZTE handset will soon be using the Jelly Bean. But ZTE not mention the certainty time. Not also mention, if the existing ZTE handset will receive the OTA update to the latest Android.
N880E brings capacitive 4 inch WVGA screen, a Qualcomm single core MSM7627A 1GHz with Adreno 200 GPU. In addition, the available capacity of 512MB RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS, and 3.2 megapixel camera. This phone has a thickness of 10.4 mm and equipped with a 1650mAh battery.
Microsoft’s most advanced operating system brings an app store called Windows 8 Store that comes with facility to try new applications or software to see if the user really wants to buy it. This feature is called a “try before you buy”.
During this Window operating system does not have an official app store such iTunes App Store and is now in conjunction with the release of its new operating system, Microsoft created Windows 8 Store.
At a glance, try before you buy feature is not much different from trial facilities offered by paid software, but try before you buy feature is trying to be packed more interesting by Microsoft.
Users will be given within 7 days or a week to try the software you want. Within 1 week can be utilized by users if they really need the software or not before deciding to buy it.
Microsoft considers that 7 days or a week is more than enough time for users in assessing the needs of an application or software.
Actually try before you buy facility is not a new breakthrough, Android has similar features to try before you buy, it’s just that Android is only given 15 minutes grace period to try the application. 15 minutes is not a long time and Microsoft assess such a short time can not reflect the will of the user. More >
News about the presence of Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD had been circulating for a long time. Tablet manufacturers from China is carrying “FHD” on the back of the product name Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD, this refers to the ability of Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD to handle HD or high definition file.
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD is carrying a 10.1-inch screen size with the screen resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels using IPS technology (In-Plane Switch) to bring the quality of the natural color of the screen.
Huawei tablet is powered by a Qualcomm processor with four cores or quad-core and use the operating system Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Huawei offers Smooth Game Experience which is the ability of Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD to run various games with smooth graphics thanks to the use of 16-core GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).