LG certainly made a mark during 2014 with the release of the LG G3, solidly placing it in front of smartphone buyers as a legitimate high-end manufacturer. As the company looks forward to 2015, the bar will be raised. In one area, the camera, LG revealed at the Korea Electronics Show today that it is ready to step up with an improved unit that will include 20.7 MP resolution sensor and an improved optical image stabilization system.
LG Innotek, the group that is producing the new camera hardware, indicates the image stabilization correction angle will increase to 0.7 compared to the 0.5 angle in the LG G3 unit. The larger correction angle means better adjustments can be made for unwanted movement like shaking when users try to capture video or images.
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Google took the wraps off its latest Nexus-branded smartphone and tablet a short while ago, and it’s pretty safe to say that there’s a huge amount of excitement running through the Android community right now.
Unfortunately, we can’t actually get our hands on either of these devices until the end of October, but just to make sure we’re suitably teased for their release, Google has posted a promotional video for each unit on its YouTube channel.
Each short movie explains the design choices for the featured handset, highlights key specs, focuses on dimensions and shows some exclusive previews of Lollipop in an effort to entice us to get our mitts on the device as soon as possible.
Hit the break below to view the two short 45-second videos.
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There is your first look at the statue representing the latest version of Android. Google has put a statue representing Android 5.0 Lollipop on the lawn of its Mountain View campus. It is the Android bug holding a lollipop that towers over him while giving the peace sign to onlookers. His placement does seem to be a little distanced from the other statues. This could be to represent the next phase for Android.
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When Google introduces something new, it seems like everything happens at once. One of the lesser known but certainly fun announcements from today’s Nexus extravaganza is the update to Androidify. The app allows users to create themselves (or anyone else) in the form of an Android-like character. Google has brought a ton of exciting new features to Androidify including character animations, GIFs, new items, and additional language support. Of course, you will notice a new user design with the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Finally, Google encourages everyone to share characters on the Androidify website for use in a television commercial or YouTube video.
Hit the break for the gallery and download links.
Come comment on this article: Androidify update overhauls with new design, GIFs, and new items
Facebook for iOS was today updated to version 16, adding support for the larger-screened iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. The app’s new look introduces a smaller top bar, a slimmer bottom bar, and text that’s sized appropriately. With its iPhone 6 redesign, the Facebook app looks much nicer on Apple’s big-screen devices.
It is unclear what other changes the update brings, as Facebook’s release notes are the same notes the company has shared for the last several weeks, noting that it plans to bring App Store updates on a monthly basis.
Before iPhone 6 update on the left, after iPhone 6 update on the right
Along with Facebook, YouTube for iOS has also been updated with support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, again introducing a new look that does away with the zooming that apps automatically employ to fit the larger-screened phones. YouTube‘s update also brings several different bug fixes to the app.
Now updated for iPhone 6. Includes bug fixes to:
– Prevent the status bar from overlapping the UI
– Address keyboard orientation issues
– Make scrubbing more responsive
– Show all playlists when adding videos
Actor Christian Bale is in talks to play the leading role in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic being produced by Sony, reports Variety. Leonardo DiCaprio was originally in talks to play Jobs, but withdrew from negotiations earlier this month.
Penned by Aaron Sorkin, the Steve Jobs biopic was originally set to be directed by “The Social Network” director David Fincher, who was said to be in talks with Sony earlier this year, but the director title went to Danny Boyle instead, who also directed the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”
When David Fincher was still attached to the project, he reportedly was hoping to cast Christian Bale in the lead role due to his undeniable resemblance to the former CEO. Christian Bale is also known for his ability to adapt to roles, shedding and gaining weight as necessary to accurately portray characters.
Ashton Kutcher famously starred as Steve Jobs in the “JOBS” movie that focused on the former Apple CEO’s younger years, but the Sony film will be quite different, using material from Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography. The film, which has yet to receive a release date, will focus on three separate 30-minute scenes depicting three of Apple’s product launches.
Ahead of tomorrow’s media event that will likely see Apple previewing OS X Yosemite one last time ahead of the software’s public release, apps that contain support for Yosemite-only features have begun hitting the Mac App Store.
The arrival of Mac apps with Yosemite support suggests that the new operating system will be debuting shortly after the upcoming media event, possibly arriving as soon as tomorrow. Apple has seeded three separate Yosemite GM candidates, suggesting the software is nearing completion.
OS X Yosemite introduces a system-wide redesign that brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with a heavy emphasis on translucency. The update includes a redesigned dock, a new look for windows, and a new “Dark Mode” option.
Along with a redesign, Yosemite also offers a range of new features, such as improved integration with iOS 8 through Continuity, a new “Today” view in the Notification Center that offers integration with third-party apps, a retooled Spotlight search with new data sources, and several new features for key apps like Mail, Safari, and Messages.
Like OS X Mavericks, OS X Yosemite will be available to all Mac users as a free download.
At long last, Motorola and Google announced the Nexus 6, the first smartphone to run Android 5.0 Lollipop. Be sure to read up on the launch of the device which is expected to arrive in late October. Below is a growing gallery of images of the new handset.
The Nexus 9 might be the most anticipated Nexus tablet since the original. As you can see from the specs below it doesn’t disappoint. Preorder for the Nexus 9 will begin October 17th with the launch following on November 3rd.
-$399 for the 16 GB, WiFi only
-$479 for the 32 GB, WiFi only
-$599 for the 32 GB, with LTE
-8.9″; 2048×1440; 4:3 aspect ratio
-NVIDIA Tegra K1(64-bit) Dual-Core processor at 2.3 GHz
-LTE model uses Qualcomm MDM9625M modem
-Android 5.0 Lollipop
-16 GB and 32 GB for WiFI only
-32 GB for LTE
-2 GB DDR3
-3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, WiFi 802.11ac, Chromecast
-Rear: 8MP with BSI, f/2.4, 1080p video
-Front: 1.6MP with BSI, 720p video
-Front-facing BoomSound speakers
-6,700 mAh Li-Polymer
-Includes Googles Project Volta battery saving technology
-Keyboard Folio, cover
With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google released alongside it the Nexus player.
HDMI out (1920×1080@60Hz)
1.8GHz Quad-core, Intel Atom
Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine
8GB Internal storage
Wifi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
37mm x 140mm x 16mm
120mm x 120mm x 20mm