Google may be looking to recoup from its Nexus Q disaster with a with a new device that could go head to head with the Apple TV. This new push into the living room will take the form of a set top box dubbed the Nexus TV, says sources close to The Information.
While the second-generation iPad mini has an impressive 326 ppi Retina display, further analysis of the display revealed that its colors aren’t as vibrant as those produced on the iPad Air’s display. Now, detailed tests performed by DisplayMate reveal that not only is the display on the iPad mini not as good as the iPad Air, but it is also inferior to the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and the Nexus 7.
Google today launched the highly anticipated Nexus 5 on the Google Play Store, but unlike Apple, the company didn’t host a special event to unveil the device.
The Nexus 5 comes with a 5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels display with a pixel density of 445ppi, an 8MP rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, and Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
When Google announced the (2013) Nexus 7 last week, the company said the old 2012 model was the best selling tablet in Japan during the holiday shopping season. That’s a pretty bold statement when you consider how massively successful the iPad is. So some people started digging around, and apparently Google lied.
Google launched the new version of their flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7 yesterday to compete with Apple’s iPad mini.
In yesterday’s earnings call, Larry Page dropped hints (or what people are taking as hints) that Google could be working on a new phone—a phone unlike the Nexus which would be completely controlled by Google. Features? Unbreakable screens, long battery life, and wireless charging are all rumored to be part of a mythic Google X phone
Apple has asked a panel of judges involved in the ongoing appeals of the Apple-Samsung court battle to review two court decisions that allow Samsung to continue to sell products (like the Google Nexus phone) that have already been found to infringe on Apple designs and patents. The crux of Apple’s argument is that by allowing Samsung to continue selling the devices during the appeals process, the courts are allowing damage to continue unfettered—at a cost to the patent holder.
My first “smartphone” was a Blackberry that allowed me to tether my laptop to it for Internet access. That Blackberry was replaced by a Curve, which while I loved for sending emails, sucked for pretty much anything else. I didn’t get an iPhone until the iPhone 4 a few years ago and I do love my iOS. I’m not stupid though. I’ve made the jump from Mac to Windows to Mac as necessity deemed right. I’ve played with lots of other OSes, admittedly I haven’t used a newer Android device, and I like to give credit where credit is due. Which is why I have to say: Apple needs to knock iOS 7 out of the park.