Google had an announcement canceled by the weather but they still put out the new devices including this Nexus 4 phone, the Nexus 10 and an update to the Nexus 7. While there was some leaks of what this new Nexus 4 phone would be here is the real info. It is a 4.7″, quad-core, wireless charging, and Android 4.2 devices. Wow lots in one sentence but they also updated some apps too such as a new swipe type keyboard called “Gesture Type” so you just run your finger over the letters to spell words, and a new camera app “Photo Sphere” that lets you do panoramas that go up and side to side.
This phone will come in two sizes an 8GB and 16GB but at a great prices unlocked on GSM/HSPA+ networks starting at only $299 and $349 making this easy to get if you are in a contract but want a new devices. There is no LTE but HSPA+ is fast enough right now, and there are so many different LTE bands out right now you would have to put some more expensive chips in and that would drive the price up probably $100+. There is also the added SlimPort HDMI connection that is new. If you’re on a GSM network this looks like a good upgrade and it’s nice to be on the cutting edge of what other phone makers will add to their Android phones next year. There isn’t much information on the wireless charging yet but the make note of it on the Play Store website, most likely this will be an added $40-60 for the charging mat and isn’t included in the box. Will keep an eye out for accessories, but this would still be a good phone to get.
|Screen with Gorilla Glass 2||4.7″ 1280×768 resolution|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro|
|Cameras||8MP back, 1.3 front|
|Memory||8GB + 16GB / 2GB RAM|
|Connections||Micro USB, SlimPort HDMI, 3.5mm headphone|
|Wireless||Wireless Charging, Wifi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS|
|Battery||2,100 mAh Lithium|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Sensors||Microphone, Compass, Ambient light|
Today LG at IFA announced they will have their OLED TV out before the end of 2012. They showed off the OLED TV at CES 2012 and got a lot of press talking about how thin and good looking it is. But now you can expect to find it for the holidays. There was no set price but expect it to be very expensive since the OLED technology only this year has been perfected to the point they could make bigger screens then a few inches. What makes OLED so cool is that there is no backlight so each pixel makes its own light not a back light or LED behind it. What that means is better colors, blacks and way thinner screens because they don’t need any more room but the space the OLED pixels and the backing take up.
Look for these expensive OLED TVs to come out before the holidays and most people may not see one for the next two years when the price will drop and more companies will be making them.
Last week LG put out there 4K 84-Inch TV that dose 3D and has smart TV features. Sony introduced there 4K TV yesterday, and is almost old news but the price has been more closely figured out, The Verge has found this TV to be around $20,000.
This TV dose 3D at a resolution of 3840 x 2160, Resolution Upscaler Plus, Magic Remote to use with 1,400 apps for their Smart TV. It also has a 2.2 speaker system with 2 10W speakers and 2 15W woofers. It will be available in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in September.
The title sounds strange but if you’re looking for a super wide screen check this out, LG at IFA has put out a premium IPS display that is 21:9 aspect ratio, the same as big movie theaters. Most movies don’t come to you on disk in this format but what I saw from this is if you are someone with a more than one display this could reduce the number of screens you may have and it is high quality. The resolution is 2560 x 1080, IPS panel, 7 watt speakers, DVI-D Dual, HDMI, Display port and USB 3.0 hub. With a screen size of 29 inches, this is a big screen too.
They put this out as a Multimedia / Multitasking Solution; it should be a good screen for both. If you have lots on your screen like I do this looks cool for 3-4 windows up at once.
They also put out a second high quality IPS display in a more normal ratio (16:9) that is 27 inches, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, DVI-D, HDMI, Display Port, and USB 3.0.