Android News 22 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- T-Mobile HTC One KitKat update 4.4.2
- Google's Project Tango developing phone that views in 3-D
- Acer unveils new Liquid smartphones(E3 and Z4) ahead of MWC with budget price tags
T-Mobile HTC One KitKat update 4.4.2
If you own a HTC one, Go to the settings. here is changes:
- Android 4.4.2 update
- Security enhancements
- Cloud Print service
- New Bluetooth profiles
Aside from this, the HTC One is also receiving Sense 5.5, which includes several HTC specific changes such as camera improvements, the ability to turn BlinkFeed off, gallery changes and much more
At the soon feature in the stores we just take our smart phones and switch to the 3-D mode(Tango) and find the special shelf that we want exactly.
Project Tango is a prototype Android smartphone, riddled with sensors and 3-D cameras enabling the device to map its surroundings in-depth, creating a 3-D model on the fly.
The current prototype of the smartphone is a 5-inch phone running Android, which combines robotics and computer vision technology to track the 3-D motion of the phone, while creating a 3-D model of the surrounding environment.
The prototypes, algorithms, and APIs (application programming interfaces) are still in development, and the experimental devices are "intended only for the adventurous and are not a final shipping product," Google said.
The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices "a human-scale understanding of spac e and motion," wrote Johnny Lee, project lead at Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, in a Google+ post.
The awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way people interact with others and their environment, Lee and his team wrote. "Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen."
The possibilities for the technology are myriad, according to Google. Users can walk around their homes with the 3-D smartphones to get the dimensions before going out to buy furniture, or use the phone to find the exact shelf where a product is located in a store, it said on the Project Tango page. The visually-impaired could also use the new Project Tango technology to navigate unassisted in unfamiliar indoor places.
Acer unveils new Liquid smartphones (E3 and Z4) ahead of MWC with budget price tags
If you're after a smartphone to browse the web, take photos, use Facebook/Twitter and download apps with, then you don't necessarily need to splash out on a £500+ smartphone. You can do all of those things on a phone that costs less than £150 pounds. The budget smartphones.
Acer has confirmed it will launch two new budget priced smartphones at MWC, the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4.
Liquid Z4 smartphone which will launch at under £100 in April , the Liquid Z4 features :
- Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean
- a dual-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz,
- a 4in screen,
- 4GB of internal storage,
- 5Mp rear camera,
- Wi-Fi, GPS and will come in 'Essential White' and 'Titanic Black'.
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.7in HD IPS screen inside an 8.9mm body.
- 13Mp rear camera,
- a quad-core 1.2GHz processor,
- 4 GB of internal storage,
- 1GB of RAM,
- Wi-Fi, and integrated GPS.
Acer said an update to KitKat will arrive later in the year.Source