Posts Tagged ‘NFC’
Google I/O Keynote Wrap up: Jelly Bean, Q, Nexus 7 and more!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:44 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:44
It’s that time of year again, when Google drops more Android love on to the masses. Google I/O has started and have we already seen some wonderful new toys. Not just content with officially announcing the next Android OS, 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean, the company also spilled the beans on their new hardware. More Nexus goodies are inbound, including the Nexus Q.
The next OS upgrade is built to run faster and smoother with the announced “Project Butter”. PB but no J is a new processing framework that can deliver 60fps of speed with the CPU and GPU working in tandem. With that harmonious union, scrolling and transitions are going to be much faster, fast enough for users to see and feel the difference. Google is tweaking the voice input, supporting offline voice to text as well as 18 new input languages.
The already slick notification center is getting a revamp, granting developers more APIs and even lumping messages from certain apps together. Android users can also have more control with their notifications, like instantly calling back a missed call or emailing contacts. Widgets are smarter now, they slide out-of-the-way to make room for new ones and automatically re-size if they’re too big. The camera app is getting some new tweaks, swipe to view snapped pics, trash the ones you hate and even share your faves.
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Moneto to enable NFC on any Android phone.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2012 06:25 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 12 January 2012 06:25
Have you been watching your contactless using friends and sat, weeping inside? Saddened that your cell phone is ill equipped to wave itself in front of those neat little terminals and dispose of your money? Well Moneto is on the scene to dry up your tears with their new NFC MicroSD card! By mating a microSD card with a NFC radio, Moneto eliminates the unnecessary need to ditch your device for a newer, more expensive one with built in NFC.
The company has had a case out for iPhone users for a bit, one that grants them the same swipe fun. That one is a bit expensive at $80 but it does come with $10 in candy money. The NFC MicroSD card is expected to be available soon for around $30. Hit the break, check out the press release and see if you’re ready to give it a shot!
Galaxy Nexus is Sprint bound!!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:23 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:23
So the ads were true, Sprint IS getting the uber-wanted Galaxy Nexus for their upcoming LTE network! Sporting a NFC chip and Google Wallet, this version is just a bit different than the Verizon version. No more details are available other than it will have 16GB of internal storage, the 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen, the dual cameras and tasty Ice Cream Sandwich a.k.a. Android 4.0. Pricing, release date and the rest of those pesky need to know facts will most likely get sorted out soon during CES.
Sprint also offered up another LTE unit on their website – the LG Viper. Bringing Android 2.3, a 4 inch WVGA screen, 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, 5 mega pixel camera and Google Wallet. With the GNex, no details about pricing or release date have been let loose but again, should hear something soon. Sprint’s LTE network isn’t even scheduled to light up until mid-year so plenty of waiting is in store either way.
Get your Ice Cream Sandwich info right here!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 11:30 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:55
Google unwrapped its newest tasty treat in Hong Kong and it sure does look sweet. Ice Cream Sandwich has been brought forth to the hungry Android masses and adds a robust feature set sure to please many a user. Google is making sure to incorporate touch gestures into everything you do, swipe this, tap that etc. so much that they included an option for phone makers to do away with those boring old physical buttons and instead use virtual buttons. Google wants those buttons to be able to disappear when watching media to allow full use of the screen. The buttons also being virtual can now rotate with the app you’re using, keeping it in better perspective.
Face Unlock was a pretty cool sounding feature, sounding because they couldn’t get it to work at the unveiling. Face Unlock uses facial recognition to scan the person picking up the phone, stopping nosy co-workers from snooping while you’re away from the phone. Android Beam is a new feature set to utilize NFC by letting two users share content easily. Google also went and made a new font called “Roboto” to capitalize on the new design scheme to make the OS more visually appealing.