Google to unveil soon a Nexus TV set?

According to tech blog “The Information” and sources from inside Google employees who wish to remain anonymous Google seems to be working on a Nexus TV scheduled to be unveiled in 2014.

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We’re talking about an Android based TV, able to stream Netflix, Hulu or Youtube content offering at the same time the ability to play games. The Nexus TV will not support live broadcast and it is planned to hit stores in the second half of 2014. During … Continue reading

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Google Working To Improve Android Camera – Raw Image Support and Burst Mode

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According to Google spokeswoman Gina Scilgliano, Google is indeed working on rebuilding and improving the Android camera. This includes raw image formats and burst mode. This also confirms what the guys over at Ars Technica found about a hidden Camera API in Android 4.4 last week.

Gina Scilgliano said that the support is currently present in Android’s hardware abstraction layer (HAL), which handles the communication with a mobile device’s actual hardware. “Android’s latest camera HAL and framework supports raw … Continue reading

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Can you “hack” Android? Google pays you if you succeed!

Well this isn’t the first time that a company rewards someone for… hacking its systems since a lot brand names rely on this tactic. After all who wouldn’t like to know all the security holes of the services they offer?

Well in a relevant blog post, Google extends its relevant project and says hello to those of you who are hackers enough to find security breaches in most of the companies services, Android OS included!

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Google releases a new KitKat 4.4 bugfix build for the some of the Nexus devices

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Google has just released the first KitKat 4.4 update. The bugfix build has the code KRT16S (the initial KitKat build had the code KRT16O) and will be tagged as android-4.4_r1.2.

According to Conley Owens (Google’s software engineer), the KRT16S update, contains bug fixes for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices.

At this time we don’t have any detailed information on what exactly has been changed in this latest KitKat build.

In addition, Google released new Binaries (drivers) and Continue reading

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ZTE unveils the new Nubia Z5S and Z5S mini

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ZTE has just announced two brand new smartphones, the Nubia Z5S and the Nubia Z5S mini. Both models will have 3G and 4G-LTE versions.

The prices of these new devices will be:

  • 3256 yuan for the Z5S 32GB 4G-LTE version (395.31€)
  • 2345 yuan for the Z5S mini 32GB 4G-LTE version (284.71€)
  • 1999 yuan for the Z5S 16GB 3G version (242.70€)
  • 1499 yuan for the Z5S mini 16GB 3G version (181.99€)

The Nubia Z5S is the company’s new flagship and it comes with the following specs:

  • Either LTE or 3G connectivity (depending on carrier and region)
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Steve Kondik (the boss of the CyanogenMOD) hits again

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Ok here are some mysterious news!

Steve Kondik, the CTO of the CyanogenMOD Inc., hits again with a strange post in his Google+ account. He posted a photo that he is with the other strong member of CyanogenMOD, Koushik Dutta but also with Pete Lau (the ex Oppo’s Vice president for engineering). So far nothing strange don’t you thing?

But wait, here is the good part of Steve Kondik’s post:

A few weeks ago, +Koushik Dutta and I were able to meet … Continue reading

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