Recently I have personally upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a Galaxy SIII and I must admit I love this phone. I was a passionate iPhone advocate for many years but there is just no comparison to the control and features that the android OS to what the iOS currently offers. I don’t want to get into a mobile phone operating system rant right now, I just want to talk about this cool little smartphone accessory I ran across that will make all smartphone owners happy no matter what phone they own.
Portable Fast Action Kick Stand For Any Smartphone
There are many cool cases for different phones that will allow you to add a kickstand to your phone. This allows you to set the phone down and display it like a small monitor on a tabletop while you view videos or other content. The Evo has had a kickstand built in for a few generations, but not many other phones have ever offered this simple but powerful feature. The Flexi allows you to simply add a suction cup to the back side of any phone and use it as a portable stand for the phone. Like I said simple, but genius!
Check out this video to see the Flexi in action and me stumble through my first video in some time.
These are really cheap and are great to keep in your pocket or just your travel bag. If you like to watch movies and TV shows on your phone, this is definitely a must have and for a few bucks you simply can’t go wrong. Please leave your thoughts on this flexible rubber phone stand and let others know your own experience using such devices below.
Google I/O 2012 started yesterday and there are a lot of cool new gadgets, features and more coming your way all thanks to Google. The devices that were released were not so much of a big surprise considering most of the information was already leaked on the internet before the actual presentation took place. This doesn’t mean that Google doesn’t have some more tricks up their sleeves for the coming days of this developer conference. Today, the second day of the conference, there were a couple more newsworthy releases too, so go ahead and keep reading to see what is new from Google.
Along with all sorts of amazing updates to the android os, they have also made some new updates to how application updates work on the Android Market. Now when you update an app, you don’t have to download the whole file, just the parts that changes. Google hopes this will cut down your bandwidth and battery usage and that sounds like a pretty cool way to give you more out of a device you already own to me!
Google’s Social Streaming Media Device – Nexus Q
I must say to me this was probably the least exciting of the new products that Google released on the first day of Google I/O, but it is pretty neat all the same. Using this spherical shaped device, you can in effect allow all your friends to stream their own media from Google services directly to your device. It is setup for a party type queue. Everybody that you grant access to can use their own android device to queue their own music up on a shared playlist. It comes with a 25w amp and as cool as this sounds, it seems like it will never get off the ground with a $299 price tag.
New Google Tablet – The Nexus 7
The long awaited Google tablet is going to be available very soon. If you have been waiting for this one, it was well worth it. Asus has partnered with Google to create this very cool and very powerful 7″ tablet that will ship with the latest version of the Android OS (Jelly Bean). It would seem apparent that they are going to challenge the Kindle Fire market more than the Apple iPad with its smaller form factor. They are also going after a very competitive price point. The 8GB version will sell for $199 and the 16GB tablet will go for $249. When it comes to hardware this tablet offers a big quad-core Tegra processor and a 12-core GPU that should give this little mighty might enough power to run some amazing 3-d games and stream videos with no problems. Below you will find the original promo video, but you can learn even more about the Nexus 7 by watching the unboxing Nexus 7 video here.
Chrome For iOS Finally!
Here is another release that many Google fans have been waiting on for some time now. Their are so many browsers already available on the iPhone, but there is nothing like the Chrome browser and who wants a slow browser on their phone? The speed of this browser is yet to be documented, but many who have already downloaded this #1 free app in the iTunes App Store have already reported faster page load times than the Opera browser or Safari for iOS currently offers. This browser is forced to use the same backend code that Safari uses per Apple’s so called security measures, but for some reason the page loads seem much snappier.
Using this cool browser you can also sync your open browser pages from any computer that you are currently logged into Chrome on. This means from the office to the car is seamless now and that is a cool feature. Also the ability to have many tabs open simultaneously without bogging down the browser seems to be another big thumbs up for those that need 20 tabs open to feel like they are browsing.
Skydiving With Google Glass
Google Glass has been a project in the works for some time and these space aged looking terminator glasses are getting one step closer to being something that is very awesome, but not quite there yet. The current Google Glass models only offer audio and video recording which was showcased at the conference when skydivers wore them as they plummeted to earth and people repelled down the side of walls. With these first person views that were streamed to a Google Hangout, really did turn some heads. They offered to sell some to developers for $1500 but they would not be shipped until early next year.
I am very excited about all the cool new stuff Google has showcased so far and there is still one day left in the Google I/O 2012 dev conference so it will be interesting to see what else they have in store too.
Let us know what you think about the Google news below!
The Palm Pre Plus is an advanced Smartphone with has multimedia features. It has been marketed and designed by Palm and contains many new exciting features like a keyboard which can slide out and a multi touch screen. It is the first Smartphone to use the brand new Operating System from Palm called the WEB Operating System of the version 220.127.116.11 and is based on Linux software which makes the OS solid and secure. It can be used in a variety of ways like for example as a portable media player, a camera phone and it also has special capabilities like navigation and location. It also has features to manage information efficiently and so can be used as a useful information manager for personal or sensitive data. The palm pre smart phone also provides a lot of connectivity options like built – in WI–Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The touch screen surface of the Palm Pre Plus extends beyond the screen. This is a new feature that most other smart phones do not have. The area below the screen can be used to perform common mouse gestures to active applications and move forward and backward in certain applications. This gives users even more functions and actions from each screen that you are on. It is features like this that have made the new release from Palm very unique and very popular, because you can’t get functionality like this from any phone, even the iPhone owners are jealous of this.
This brand new version of smart phone has received a very positive response from cities the world over and has gained a lot of name and fame by winning awards like best in category and best in the show at CNET’s for Smart phones and cell phones. The previously released Palm Pre won an award from CES 2009 for people’s voice. Now that the Palm Pre is out the odds are it is going to become a fan favorite too. The newest features and more powerful mobile processor will be sure to make the old Palm fans happy and most likely make few new Palm advocates along the way.
The new features of Palm Pre Plus includes brand new functions like no central button, a vast storage memory of 16 GBs which was initially of 8 GB, an attractive back cover which is compatible with touchstone, double memory of RAM (which is 512MB now in the palm pre as compared to the earlier 256MB), a sliding type keyboard for more efficient and easy typing. It was released officially in 2010 on the 22nd of March. The palm pre which also participated in the show hosted by consumer electronics in the year 2009 was the first handset to have made use of the processor Texas Instrument OMAP 3430.
It was also the 1st mobile phone to have made a high profile US contract with Sprint that functions on a CDMA network. Before its official release it was referred to by the secret codename of ‘Castle’ internally. The Palm Pre has many features which are similar to the iPhone of apple which had created many controversies regarding the violation of patent rules but it came out of all these problems without any major setbacks .This smart phone is available at many popular stores like Sprint stores , Best Buy , Radio Shack etc.
This new smart phone which is developed by Sony is the first smart phone which runs on the Anderoid Operating System. The Xperia X10 of Sony Ericsson was released for the first time in the year 2009 on 3rd November. This has entered Sony Ericsson in the market of hugely popular Android Operating System. The features of this smart phone include a camera of 8 mega pixel and a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU of 1 GHz. It has a screen which provides good quality resolution which of wide screen for HD or DVD scale video viewing. The Xperia X10 smart phone users can access all the applications of the android operating system and Android market with a couple clicks. This hot new smart phone from Sony provides a HSDPA (3G+) connection speed for the handset user’s benefit.
It also a special feature in the form of an advanced UX platform which will develop through the portfolio of product and increase as time passes by leading to addition of new functions and features. Two new tiny versions were also released in 2010 at the mobile congress of the world. These two mini versions are the X10 Mini pro and the X10 Mini with contain a brand new feature of having a keyboard which can slide out. Many cell phone lovers are still going for the slide out keyboard feature more than the touch screen keypad, so Sony has decided to appease both sides on this one.
The features of this new smart phone include a touch screen which is four inches across and has 24 bit color , the camera with a huge eight mega pixel resolution has properties like auto focus , video and image stabilizer , touch focus , geo tagging , face reorganization and smile detection. For a cell phone camera, this one seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. It has a random access memory of 384 MB, it has a hot swap micro SDHC memory card, and a storage capacity of 1GB. The Xperia has a vibration ring tone as default, but does offer many polyphonic ring tones built in and at your disposal. It has a 2.0 blue tooth connectivity with a GPS and WIFi connectivity and it uses a standard L I – Po 1500 mAh battery. The size of this smart phone is 199x63x13 mm and its weight along with the battery is only 135g.
This smart phone has high camera resolution and is very sleek and light to carry. Its battery is easily available as it uses a standard Sony battery and can be replaced easily if the need arises. The Xperia X10 of Sony Ericsson also provides a good warranty scheme and is a great handset to watch movies and videos because it has a good screen size and amazing screen resolution. Being a touch screen handset it is very easy to use with one hand. It also contains GPS capability which can be activated by the user.