Jolla: a first Sailfish smartphone OS in the end of 2013

MeeGo has a number of fans and creators of the Finnish company Jolla should be included. Proof of this is the last year, they decided to design a new mobile platform based on the embers of the old MeeGo, a platform called Sailfish OS and we have discovered, in video, in late last year. Since Jolla continued its merry way and the company has just announced the launch of its first smartphone OS Sailfish! The good news is that it will be released throughout Europe by the end of the year and we do not have to wait long before you can enjoy.

Jolla, for those who do not know, is not like any other company since it was founded by former employees of Nokia. People who know the market and therefore have some experience in mobile telephony. Following the tragic death of MeeGo, they have decided to start their own company in order to give a second life to the platform by developing a new "fork" Sailfish OS.

A Sailfish OS takes advantage of a unique interface and features some particularly significant, as this lock screen that can display several widgets, which allows mobile users to access information without having to unlock their smartphone. Rather convenient, and it is thanks to the many advantages of the platform Jolla managed to attract several firms officiating on the mobility sector, companies such as ST-Ericsson or the Finnish operator DNA.

Good, and the first smartphone OS Sailfish then it is what?

We do not yet know all its specs, but it should enjoy a 4.5 inch screen and 16GB of storage space accompanied by a port for micro SD cards. It will also be possible to rely on a 8 megapixel sensor on the back of the camera and compatibility with 4G networks. The battery, meanwhile, will be removed and it will not fail to delight all those who frequently ranting against the autonomy of their terminal.

On the question of design, this phone looks like any smartphone, but it offers a very interesting feature: it is possible to buy separately, colored rear shells that will be clipped onto the terminal. Well, then, you might say this is nothing revolutionary and you do not necessarily get wrong, except that Saiflish OS will be able to recognize the color of the back cover to change its own color. Basically you hang a green back cover and the interface of the platform takes the exact same color. It's pretty fun, in the end, and this detail has at least the merit to play the card of originality.

Okay and the price of the beast then?

The first smartphone designed by Jolla will be offered at a fairly attractive price since it cost only € 399. Thereupon, the company has also introduced a special offer to reward mobile users who trust him. If you decide to pre-order the device, and you can enjoy a discount of € 100 and it will cost you and the modest sum of € 299, the same price as a Nexus 4.

Samsung will show a 13.3 inch screen with 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution

If you thought that Samsung Tencia enough to be focused on its models 65 and 55 inch with 4K resolution, you're wrong, because the manufacturer has ceased see a prototype display at Display Week exhibition that has surprised those present. This is a panel WQXGA + 3,200 x 1,800 pixel resolution that is intended for 13-inch laptops, aiming to unseat model already in the market as the Macbook Pro with Retina display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) or the Series 9 Samsung's own (of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels). What's more, this panel has some advantages as interesting as its consumption, and that charge of 30% reduction in energy expenditure compared to LCD models on the market thanks to the reduction of electronic circuits and the use of backlight units more efficient. 

Recon Jet connected glasses of competing with Google Glass

Lately, connected the glasses are very fashionable and more from the Google I / O last year. This is actually on the occasion of this conference that was presented the now very famous Google Glass. Several manufacturers therefore wish to enter this sector and this is precisely the case of Recon. Recon, which will market somewhere during the summer Jet, either connected glasses particularly challenging since they will not need a Smartphone to operate. Interesting, no? True, and if you want to know more about this new device, you simply take a look at the rest of the article, especially since it comes with a nice video demonstration premium.

It is a certainty, the Jet Recon were ultimately not much to do with the Google Glass. Where they play the card of discretion, the Jet type in the mass, in the light and in the futuristic with very aggressive lines and more similar masks that snowboarding goggles. Also note that the glasses are treated Jet to mitigate the sun, which does not hurt.

As with Google Glass, one will find on these glasses a bend on the left side, an elbow that embeds a touch area and ends with an LCD screen that will be positioned in the bottom right. Under the hood, the Jet also benefit from a dual-core processor , a WiFi chip , a Bluetooth chip and even a GPS chip that you will always be geolocated. Very useful for those who have the tendency to get lost in the forest, a little less for all those who are concerned about their privacy?

As mentioned a little earlier, the big advantage of Jet is that they are completely independent. According to Android Police, the latter would operate under Jelly Bean and it is even possible to install applications on it. Moreover, as can be seen in the video located at the end of this article, it seems that the ideas are not lacking. The jet can thus be used to improve your golf score or even to intervene more quickly in buildings inflamed.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: first images

Samsung loves its decline concepts to infinity. And "concepts" means "smartphones". Galaxy S4 should not depart from the rule and it may well soon give life to some very specific devices and addressing certain types of users. Galaxy S4 Zoom would be entirely designed for photographers while the Galaxy S4 Active would pursue the backpackers, and so all those who need a very strong motive to accompany every day. It is the latter referred to now as GSM Arena would be able to put on the first pictures of the beast. The images are in the following, as always in fact.

But before going further, we will take the time to swing the little usual caveat, the same one that comes with all the rumors relayed in these lines. For indeed, these photos do not come completely from an official source, but rather an anonymous informant. In other words, it is better to take these pictures with the utmost of prudence and not put the cart before the horse because it may very well be a fake, assembly or even a vulgar Chinese copy.

Phew, now that things are clear, we can get down to business and so consider this Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. As mentioned a little earlier, it seeks above all fighters and, more generally, all those who need a very strong smartphone. The latter thus benefit from a treatment against water and dust , similar treatment - but not necessarily identical - to the Sony Xperia Z. Design level, play the shot map of the difference with more rounded shapes and a rear shell ... particularly conspicuous.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: as powerful as its big brother?

Under the hood, however, we would be entitled to more or less the same as for the Galaxy S4. This edition and benefit of a Full HD Super AMOLED screen of 5 inches, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.9 Ghz 600, an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM to boot.

That's the outline. Finally, we can say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active should be presented soon by the manufacturer, or in the next day or the next week. There remains not long to wait to be fully attached to his fate.

Yahoo offers Tumblr for $ 1.1 billion

Here it is official; Yahoo! announced that it has acquired Tumblr for $ 1.1 billion as it had been leaked. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, even left a message on Tumblr for the news...

Tumblr should indeed fall into the hands of Yahoo. Multiple sources indicate that the deal is in the bag, even if the site of blogging seems he tried to raise the stakes at the last moment.

For less than a billion is well known, has nothing. This is why the acquisition of Yahoo by Tumblr will cost the search engine 1.1 billion (!), A staggering sum for the common man, but confirms its status minimum in Silicon Valley, after acquisition of Instagram by Facebook. The deal stipulates that the CEO David Karp, who will pocket a few million in the process, will remain at Yahoo for at least four years, and retain control of Tumblr, like Kevin Systrom to Instagram. To start, Yahoo will only post headbands pub on the network of blogs. The search engine also gains a huge community of young users.

It is today that Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, should the news and gives more information on what the company intends to develop around his new acquisition.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active unfolds

It's been a while since we know that most of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Samsung prepares S4 Active (GT-i9525) for the fighters. This reinforced in terminal Android, rebuke characteristics Galaxy S4 we know (600 1.9Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM, 5-inch Super AMOLED HD or Full sensor picture of 8MP instead of 13MPx) but offers a different design with a metal shell and physical buttons. It should be announced very soon.

Olympus: a patent for glasses connected

Glass challenge Google, the Google Glass fascinating, and there are many manufacturers to draw glasses connected to Google for their own creations. Olympus is obviously not left since the Japanese firm has filed a new patent particularly interesting, a patent that actually puts in scene closely connected glasses Google Glass famous, all with one screen and also a sensor in order to take pictures and videos. Interestingly enough, that's for sure, even if the patent in question unfortunately does not shine by its technical information.

And for good reason, since he has absolutely no. Apart from a few coarse and annotated diagrams, it may escape any information about these glasses, then nothing outside of the screen and the sensor mentioned a little earlier. Surprising? Not really, since the technical specifications have finally connected glasses unless their design and functionality.

The real question, ultimately, is to know what could be the features offered by the glasses connected to a manufacturer like Olympus. A manufacturer who officiates primarily in the field of digital cameras and does not account well smartphone or touchpad to its catalog. And then, much to warn you, the assumptions are not lacking. But for me, I think these glasses could especially be positioned as complements to... camera brand.

Glasses connected as an electronic viewfinder?

Today our camera are increasingly connected too. They include aGPS chips for several years, but now they play the card of WiFi and Olympus is not left on the ground, of course. With WiFi, it would be perfectly possible to connect goggles connected to digital cameras, and so to use glasses as an electronic viewfinder, or even as a display stand for some settings.

And it must be admitted, such use could attract a lot of people, and especially all the photographers who like to do some fun with exotic frames but did not want to break the back so far. Same for anyone looking for the option.

No, it is a certainty, the connected glasses manufactured by Olympus, it could be very nice in the end.

iOS 7: A new concept of "flat design"

Ran Avni is a creative especially popular for some time, which is a creative concept is excellent as this one, which features an iPhone 6. Last week, our guys decided to put the cover in addressing this time iOS 7 and more specifically its interface. An interface that smells "flat design" that will give you a clearer idea of what might look like Iceberg platform should it really take its path. The video is obviously in the sequel, the same for all information about it.

What is interesting with this concept is that Ran is assumed that the "flat design" could only be... a simple option. In other words, our creative, each user will have the option to activate it or not. This is even more fun that Apple is not really known for leaving the choice to its customers, the company has effectively used to impose purely strategic choice, as almost all of the largest firms world.

By activating the option, so it's all iOS 7 that changes a snap interface. Application icons then become more sober, more minimalist, thus focusing on the essentials and turning its back on glare and all the little things now become inseparable from the platform. Same course for proposed by Apple, as the good old calculator tools, or for the lock screen.

To be totally honest with you, this concept is not my favorite, but it's still a good job. After that, the question I ask myself is whether the "flat design" is really suited to iOS. Certainly, it is very fashionable at the moment, a lot of companies have decided to play this card, but Apple does not usually to simply do as others. So, I think that the bitten apple may finally hit where we least expect it.

Finally, it is hoped, in any case, especially if she wants to keep selling smartphones and tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: a fleeting appearance

If benchmarking solutions are very useful to know precisely the power of a smartphone or a tablet, they are just as convenient to get an idea of upcoming products. It is actually not uncommon for a device that has not yet been formalized by the manufacturer appear in these databases and this is precisely the case of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3. A three Galaxy Tab 10.1 which has thus found the strides taken in a solution very fashionable at the moment since it is GLBenchmark. So, thanks to him, we have an idea of what is expected to propose the next touch tablet from Samsung. And this is still very nice.

However, careful not to go too fast because nothing says that this is actually the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3. Although the reference is displayed by GLBenchmark good - it is the GT-P5210 - but this is not a reason not to be cautious and to put the cart before the horse. After all, abuse benchmarking solution, it is perfectly possible.

Anyway, according to GLBenchmark sheet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 could benefit from a 10.1-inch WXGA screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 and a clocked dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz, processor able to taste the joys of Hyper-Threading. Not bad, especially since it is accompanied by a PowerVR SGX544MP2 clocked at 400 MHz. In addition, it seems that the beautiful has also made ​​a quick appearance in AnTuTu and, according to the result, the chip would be located in terms of raw power between 600 Qualcomm Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos 5.

In other words, the tablet would have in the trunk, and it would include a more powerful Nexus 10. After that, the thing is how much it will cost and that, unfortunately, we do not know before the official announcement, an announcement which should not, however, too soon if we are to believe the latest gossip in date.

Acer Iconia W3: it is official!

We knew that the manufacturer Acer was working on a touchscreen tablet 8 inch in Windows 8, it even made ​​a quick appearance on Amazon earlier this month, and are finally formalized by the firm. The Iconia W3 is his name, was not just a fantasy and it is well indeed. It's beautiful, especially for users looking for a highly mobile product since W3 is anything but intrusive. And if you want more, if you want to discover all the secrets of this new slate, then something tells me that the rest of this article should greatly interest you.

It's official, the tablet Acer Iconia W3 is now the smallest of the tablet market to embark Windows 8. It has even been the first to benefit from the changes made ​​by Microsoft to its specifications and finally there's a good chance that it remains etched forever in our history. Before going any further, and before discovering the technical specifications of the slate, we can observe a minute of silence, hand on heart, for we collect and to fully appreciate this exceptional moment.

Okay, that's fine, we can move on... and therefore the characteristics of the beast. The Acer Iconia W3 and benefits of a 8.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 768 and an Intel Atom Z2760 processor. Great, especially as it may rely on 2GB of RAM and storage space between 32GB and 64GB. Frankly, it is not bad, especially since Acer has even thought to stick a 2 Megapixel front story we can share the joys of video conferencing and even organize Hangouts with skateuses California.

But the most interesting, with the W3, it is ultimately the OS. For indeed, imagine that the slut runs Windows 8 Pro and not Windows RT, which also means it will be able to run any traditional application. If desired, you can also invest in a keyboard dock history into a real desktop, which is even more interesting that the autonomy of the slate should type in 8 hours if one believes the Acer website.

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