Samsung made a big fuss out of the Galaxy S5’s new 16-megapixel camera during its Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona, and based on these stunning sample shots, it would have been silly not to. The new flagship takes smartphone photography to a whole new level — a level I don’t think we’ve seen on Android ever before.
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Google rolled out Android 4.4.1 for the Nexus 5 and other Nexus-branded devices on Thursday evening. Its main changes include some much-needed camera fixes for the company’s latest smartphone, but the update brings other fixes and improvements that you may not have spotted yet.
So we’ve put them all together in a handy change log for you. Here’s everything you can expect from Android 4.4.1 on the Nexus 5.
Google has rolled out a trio of new Nexus 5 ads this week, showcasing a number of features built into its camera app — including Photo Sphere, Auto Awesome, and HDR+. All three clips are just 16 seconds long, and we’ve embedded them below for your convenience.
Camera Awesome, a hugely popular camera app with over 20 million downloads on iOS, is now available on Android. It’s packed full with a ton of great features that help you get creative and take better pictures and videos with your smartphone or tablet.
Google will finally unveil its new Moto X smartphone on August 1 in New York City, but until then, the rumors and leaks will continue. The latest reveals the handset’s new camera UI, which allows you to toggle options and switch between different modes using simple swipes and gestures.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — The Huawei Ascend P2 has appeared in a number of leaked photos in previous weeks, but at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, the device finally got its official unveiling. I got my mitts on the device as soon as I spotted it, and I was instantly impressed. Here’s why.
We’ve spent weeks drooling over leaked renders and rumored specifications for the HTC One, but at press events in London and New York today, the device finally got its official unveiling. Thanks to all those rumors, there wasn’t a great deal of surprise in HTC’s announcement. But nevertheless, the One looks like an incredible smartphone.
In addition to its 4.7-inch LCD display, which boasts a full 1080p resolution with 468 pixels-per-inch, the One sports a gorgeous form factor (one of the nicest I’ve seen on an Android device), a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a new “UltraPixel” camera technology that captures around three times more light than than conventional 8-megapixel cameras.
Chinese electronics maker Oppo unveiled the Find 5, its latest flagship smartphone back in December, and it’s set to make its debyt in China later this month. The device will be available to pre-order from January 15, priced at ¥2,998 (approx. $485), and it’ll arrive on January 29. The handset is then expected to make its way to Europe and North America soon after.
After Sony’s new Xperia Z appeared on the show floor at CES on Monday, we were certain that the Japanese company would make it official soon after. And it’s now done just that. The Xperia Z is its latest flagship smartphone, with a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
We got a glimpse of NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 back in December, when a leaked slide detailing its specifications began circulating the Internet. But the company has now made the impressive chip official at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Designed for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the Tegra 4 boasts a super speedy quad-core Cortex-A15 processor and 72-core graphics, making it the “world’s fastest mobile processor.”