Android L, set to go up against the recently released Apple iOS 8 in biggest mobile OS update since the 2008 launch, is expected to be unveiled this autumn, according to reports.
Formerly known as Android 5, Google officially introduced the Android L earlier this summer during their annual I/O conference. Although the Mountain View-based tech giant didn't announce the release date of the new Android system, they made it available for download as test betas (Developer Preview) for licensed developers.
Speculations strongly suggest that it will arrive hand in hand with the purported Nexus 8 or earlier than that, Experts Reviews reported. As for the updates, Android Geeks pointed out that one of the key features of the Android L will be about Lock Screen improvements. While previous versions like the KitKat and the later only allows user to see notifications and the time, the latest Lock Screen now enables direct interaction with the notifications. more >>
Now that the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch have been released, fans of Apple are now looking forward to the next gadgets that will be launched by the Cupertino-based company. Aside from the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, a new MacBook is reportedly in the works, namely the Macbook Air Retina.
The new MacBook is reported to be slimmer, and it will also have a Retina display just like its MacBook Pro predecessors. Apple is said to use Intel's new chip, the Core M, for this device, and this new processor is thought to be more powerful and efficient than other MacBooks. Moreover, it will not require a fan for cooling, so one can just imagine how thin this new device could be.
According to A Tech Website, the new MacBook Air will have a screen size of 12 inches, and a source of the website says that Apple is aiming for a 2015 launch sometime during the middle of the year. However, the source notes that plans could change as the notebook's launch date has been delayed several times already. more >>
Though Apple's latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, won't officially be launched until sometime this fall, the Cupertino-based company released its third public beta on Sept. 15 to developers and registered Mac owners. The update, which was labeled build "14A361," is available to registered developers who pay a yearly fee of $99 for advanced access to never-been-released software. The public beta can only be installed on Macs running on OS X Mavericks.
The website reports that Apple could release another public beta before it releases the final version of the OS, which will then be made available to all. The release of a third beta is reportedly an indication that Apple could be making some tweaks to the operating system before the release of the iOS 8.
Just what makes the OS X and iOS 8 so special to Apple fans? more >>
Known for years for having not joined the phablet wars, Apple has now released its first wide-screened iPhone 6 Plus. With a 5.5-inch display, the recently-launched phone is more likely seen as a "smaller, more connected iPad."
Revealed just days before the iPhone flagship, the Galaxy Note 4 is set to be the successor of the already "undisputed king" of the phablet world. The question now is, how will the two fare against each other? Here's a round-up of comparison and specs review of the iPhone 6 Plus to that of the Galaxy Note 4.
Processors: In terms of performance the iPhone 6 Plus was seen to have the latest 64-bit Apple processor A8 that is reported to be 1.4 GHz and is paired with 2GB RAM. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 4 has a 2.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor or octa-core Exynos 5433 processor (depends on the region) and a 3GB or RAM. more >>
Apple is rolling out it's new operating system iOS 8 across the world today, and reviews of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are popping up everywhere. The new iPhones come pre-loaded with iOS 8 but the over-the-air update for users of the iPhone 4s model and later along with iPad users will now be able to download the software to their device. Here is a list of estimated availability times worldwide:
New features of iOS 8 include family sharing of app store purchases, iTunes purchases, and photo sharing, interactive notifications, new abilities in mail including revamped copy and pasting, the ability to install a third-party keyboard, predictive text, and many more. The software is also more compatible with MacBooks, with features such as continuity that allow users to start a project on one Apple device and continue it on another by updating the information seamlessly.
With the rollout of iOS 8 coming a few days before the new iPhones will be shipped out to stores and homes across the world, tech reviewers were able to get their hands on the new iPhones to give users and prospective buyers a close up view of what the pros and cons of the phones are. more >>
Apple has shattered records once again as the Cupertino-based company announced on Monday that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were launched on Sept. 9, had a record number of pre-orders.
More than 4 million devices were sold within the first 24 hours after the phones were launched, according to Forbes.com. This reportedly beats the number of orders placed on the first day when the iPhone 5 came out two years ago, which had about 2 million orders at that time.
Analysts predict that the iPhone 6, with its 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus, which is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen, could be the best selling phones from Apple yet. The phones will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 19. more >>