Thursday, June 28, 2012

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Time is moving so fast that we still felt it is yesterday since Android 4.0 ICe Cream Sandwich announced. Today at Google I/O, Google announces latest Android version, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There are plenty of new features and performance updates on this new OS version. Lets check it out.

  • Project Butter : improving UI responsiveness.
  • Keyboard and voice input : better and more accurate predictive input and extended dictionary. Voice Typing in now available offline.
  • Camera : new UI and gestures.
  • Notifications : Music, Pulse and Gmail to be expanded to give you more details without having to open the app.
  • Google Search : Natural language commands are now supported.

Jelly Bean will be available mid-July with a developer SDK preview available right now on the Android Developers website.

For more in depth detail, hit the source below.


Google Nexus 7 goes official

There are alot rumors that Google will be releasing 7 inch tablet with tag price $199 and last night on Google I/O Developer Conference, the tablet goes official! Manufactured by ASUS, this is Google's first take on a tablet of their own brand.

Google Nexus 7 Key Features : 

  •  7" IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. 
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3. 
  • 1GB of RAM. 
  • 12 core ultra-low voltage nVidia GeForce GPU. 
  • 8GB/16GB internal memory. 
  • 1.2MP front-facing with 720p video recording. 
  • 4325mAh.
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

 Nexus 7 also come with NFC and google wallet. Sadly, there is no back facing camera and 3G available. That's explain the price they selling.


The Google Nexus 7 is available for pre-order right now in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK and will start shipping mid-July. An 8GB version will cost $199, and $249 for the 16GB model.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ZTE announce the Grand X LTE

ZTE has been making huge headway by announcing the Grand X LTE (T82) - the first single chip LTE smartphone and could well go down a storm in certain markets.

ZTE Grand X LTE Key Features :

  • MSM8960 1.5GHz dual-core CPU.
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 1080HD Video recording.
  • 1900 mAh battery
  • Android 4.0.

Spec wise look pretty good. There is no confirmation of price and availability yet. So just stay tune with us :)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon just announce AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR and AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR lens to the world. The 24-85mm is a good budget lens for FX camera while the 18-300mm lens is world's highest zoom ratio lens (16.7x).

The 24-85mm lens’ has built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) technology and features Auto Tripod detection which recognizes when the camera is mounted on a tripod, even during HD video recording, to help deliver specialized VR correction.

The lens construction of the 24-85mm VR lens consists of 16 optical elements in 11 groups with one Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element, three aspherical lens elements and a seven rounded blade diaphragm.

The AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR lens will be available at the end of June 2012 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $599.95 (Approximately RM1800).

The construction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens consists of 19 optical elements in 14 groups with three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements that effectively minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings, and three aspherical lens elements that virtually eliminate aberrations at wide aperture settings.

The new lens also incorporates a nine rounded blade diaphragm to help achieve a natural looking dramatic separation between subject and background. It has dedicated zoom lock switch which secures the lens barrel at its minimum length and will prevent the lens from sliding during transportation. Additionally, the 18-300mm VR lens is ideal for capturing close-ups with great detail, as it offers a 1.48 ft. minimum focusing distance at 300mm, as well as a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.2X.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be available at the end of June 2012 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95 (Approximately RM3000).


Sony Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual officially announced

Sony Mobile officially announced another two entry level android. Both Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual are identical to each other except, Xperia tipo dual come with dual SIM.


XPERIA tipo dual

Sony Xperia tipo/Xperia tipo dual Key Features :

  • 3.2-inch (320 × 480) display
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor
  • 2.9 GB internal phone storage with expandable microSD
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1500 maH battery
  • 3.2 MP camera resolution
  • VGA video recording
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Dual SIM (Xperia™ tipo dual)

There is a news saying that Xperia tipo dual SIM are not running simultaneous. There is a button for you to switch between SIM.


Sony Mobile unveiled Xperia miro

Sony just announced the Sony Xperia miro, an entry level Android ICS at Sony Mobile’s “Fast-Forward” Facebook campaign.

Sony Xperia miro Key Features :

  • 3.5-inch (320 × 480) display.
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor.
  • 4 GB internal phone storage with expandable microSD.
  • 512 MB RAM.
  • 1500 maH battery
  • 5 MP camera with LED photo flash
  • VGA video recording
  • Front facing VGA camera
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

This might be nice sibling for Xperia U but with lower spec and hopefully, way lower price tag.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Canon announce EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm F2.8 STM

Canon has developed the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm F2.8 STM specially for video. It equipped with stepper motors to enable fast, quiet focus, particularly with the contrast-detection method of autofocus used for live view and video.

It also packed with electromagnetic diaphragms - allowing smooth and accurate control over aperture for video shooting.

The lenses will be available from late June 2012, with the 18-135mm STM costing $549 (Approximately RM1650) and the 40mm F2.8 STM costing $199 (RM600). For key specification for the lens, hit the source below!


Canon announces EOS 650D

Canon has announce EOS 650D/Rebel T4i! A replacement for the previous EOS 600D. It has 18mp and touch screen as well. The sensor is based hybrid AF system for improved focus in movie and live view modes.

Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i Key Specification :

  • 18.0 megapixels.
  • APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) CMOS Sensor.
  • Digic 5 processor.
  • ISO 100-12800 (25600 with boost).
  • 9 AF Points.
  • 3" Fully articulated Touch Screen LCD.
  • 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) Video.
  • Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery, estimated 440 shots.

The camera will be available from the end of June at a price of $849 (Approximately RM2550), body only, $949 (Approximately RM2850) will the 18-55mm IS lens or $1199 (Approximately RM3600) with the co-announced 18-135mm STM IS lens.


Nokia Lumia 900 & 808 PureView Available in Malaysia Now

Both of this devices will be available in Malaysia by today, 8th June 2012! Not to mention, the price reveal as well!

To recap specification for Nokia Lumia 900.

To recap specification for Nokia 808 PureView.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is wearing a price tag of RM1,799 only and the monster camera Nokia 808 Pureview tagged at RM1,899.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. Will be this good rival for Nikon 1 series since both of them using the same sensor size despite it wasn't interchangeable lens.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Key Features :

  • 20.2 megapixels.
  • CX format (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS Sensor.
  • ISO 100 - 25600.
  • Fixed Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T 28 – 100 mm F1.8 - F4.9 lens.
  • 3" Fixed WhiteMagic TFT LCD screen.
  • 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps) video.
  • Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery and approximately 330 shot.

This is first Sony compact can capture Raw files. It's also the first Sony compact to feature the company's 'WhiteMagic' LCD technology, promising a brighter or lower-power display. The RX100 will be available from July at a price of around $649 (estimate RM 1950).

A pretty good alternate for those who don't want to get interchangeable lens.