Tizen is a mobile operating system project very interesting because it keeps alive the spirit of MeeGo and has the support of several multinational corporations. The platform is still green but has the potential to earn a spot in a crowded market of software and gadgets.
Samsung is a company that has put more emphasis on the initiative. This summer he joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member and considered the possibility of merging Tizen with Bada. The Korean would be the first to launch a smartphone operating system Open Source in 2013.
information would have been released by representatives of DoCoMo, Japanese phone operator also part Tizen project. Anyway the details remain scarce and only speculate to see a prototype at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
on dates and availability territories there is no news. Sources say the original report that the new phone will be sold “in Japan and other countries” about the same time. Must see what relevance gives Samsung the device , especially since before midyear may present the successor of Galaxy S3.
The arrival of a new open-source operating system could be important for the mobile market, especially considering the popularity gained by Android globally.
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not settle for optimizing their own mobile apps and go to load more. Several reports claim that the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg launched a new customer to compete with Snapchat , the popular iOS and Android service that lets you send photos from mobile devices.
Details about the apparent platform are scarce, but would be in the testing phase. On the possible release date there is no confirmation, as mentioned the arrival of the product for “coming weeks”. For now we have to wait to see what happens.
Snapchat gained fame in recent months thanks to some specific functions. The highlight of the service is not sending images themselves, but the possibility of “self-destroy” after a certain period of time. Recipients can only see the pictures for 10 seconds , and which are then removed from the phone and platform.
competitor created by Facebook present similar options, although it is unknown how they would handle images . Recall that the social network has been accused of violating privacy by not properly remove user photos hosted on their servers.
For now the reporting is quite limited, so we’ll have to wait a few weeks to confirm or deny the release. When any news will keep you informed.
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had to wait a few months but it’s finally here. Facebook launched its native app for Android , very similar to the one introduced long ago for iOS. The development team moved away completely from HTML5 and native code chose to benefit the user experience.
Droidfooding appears that both gave positive results. Some of the most important parts of the application were created from scratch to make it faster and smoother. A note on the Facebook Engineering blog delves into the technical details of the new client version. Then I leave a fragment translated:
rewrote several key functions of Facebook to Android native code, including the News Feed and Biography, to create a much faster experience when you open the app and to see photos and interact with friends. Now you can comment on or make “Like” on a story without losing time, and uploading photos is optimized to make it faster. We also created a new banner that is automatically updated and displayed when there are new stories, no matter where in the feed are.
Facebook engineers had to work hard to memory consumption of more efficient app , as in previous versions affected “smoothness” of the interface. The official client is still not perfect, but is much closer to what they want users Android smartphones or tablets.
According to the developers, the new version of the application is the foundation for a brighter future of the social network in the mobile arena. Installing or upgrading to the native app is directly from Google Play Store, so do not hesitate to try it.
How about the new Facebook for Android? We hope your opinion in the comments.
Google is a company that does not skimp when it comes to changing the interface of their services, especially YouTube. The video portal presented a total redesign with a strong emphasis on subscription channels and topics. In addition, the aesthetics of the page was aligned with that of its major mobile applications.
YouTube revamped interface is simple, fast and attractive. The service charge also introduced a new guide that provides easier access to subscribed channels and corresponding content. This panel is displayed on the left side and is accessible at all times, even when playing a video.
player was modified and located nearer the upper edge of the screen. On the right are the playlists or related videos, depending on the channel. Traditional elements descriptions, social tools and comments remain below the video.
YouTube redesign is attractive and puts much of the focus on the content. The complaints from some users never fail, but adapting to the new features of the site always takes time. In my case I liked the inclusion of the Guide on page video playback, it allows enter other channels with a click and without relying on the home page.
This section summarizes the most important changes applied to the video portal. As always can discuss and comment on the positives or negatives of the new interface.
Development of Steam for Linux has grown considerably in recent months. Last week Valve enabled user registration and yesterday evening released the first beta limited customer . The U.S. company did not specify how many people had access to the software, but said that there were over 60,000 registered.
The development version was released with Team Fortress 2, but also appeared a list of two dozen playable titles from Linux. Valve also included support for Big Picture
, how to play using a controller and a television. This is what he said Gabe Newell, president of the developer, about the release:
This is a great achievement in the development of PC games. Steam users asked us Playable support for Linux, and today we are happy to bring rich entertainment formats and our user community to this open platform and customer-friendly.
later, was released Steam for Linux supports Ubuntu 12.04 or higher . Valve promised to expand into other distributions, prioritizing the most feedback from the users. Anyway the company’s effort, at least for now, was focused on software from Canonical.
If Steam were to try but have not yet received your invitation, do not worry. Access to beta be expanded in the short term
and will reach more than 60,000 registered users. Finally we have to tell an important development for community gamers Linux: NVIDIA GeForce launched new R310 drivers, performance improvements and shorter load. To develop drivers U.S. firm was assisted by Valve and other leading companies in the field playable. Track | Valve.
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Sandy Hurricane forced Google to suspend the event she had planned for Android today. But the storm did not exhaust technological developments planned for the day. After much waiting and speculation, Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 8 in a special keynote will be held in San Francisco.
In the event you will learn more about the mobile operating system and devices will introduce in the market. But the Redmond did not keep all ads until last moment since released the official app to sync smartphones with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 computers. The software can be downloaded for free from Windows Store and is compatible with both Windows Windows 8 as RT
(ARM). The application allows the usual tasks:
move music, photos or videos from one computer to another;
Download on PC photos taken with the camera;
Browse through the applications available on Windows Phone;
Check the available storage in the smartphone and delete content to create space.
to synchronize the new Microsoft operating system is available in a wide range of languages, including Spanish. Initial reception to this tool is not entirely good. In the Windows product Web Store can be seen an average of three stars as 72 ratings . It’s a lackluster reception for an official product, but you have to see how it evolves with the passage of the hours.
Download | Windows Phone (App Sync)
The presentation of Samsung Galaxy S III left speechless Android fans. The design and the power of the smartphone were outstanding qualities, making it the most successful device of the Korean company. But, at some point, the Asians thought it was a good idea to release a “Mini”.
That intention became a reality with the launch of Galaxy S III Mini
, held yesterday afternoon. The phone can be described with one word: unnecessary. As you would imagine, the new smart phone from Samsung has a significant cut of hardware compared to its “big brother”. The main differences between Galaxy S III and Mini version are clearly visible at several points : display, processor, camera, connectivity, storage and power capacity. The new model is just one more in the midrange catalog of the Korean company. The hardware is not bad
, on the contrary, but would have been better spent on another device unrelated to Samsung mobile banner.
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
Screen: 4-inch Super AMOLED;
Resolution: 800 × 480 pixels;
Processor: 1 GHz dual core;
RAM: 1 GB;
Internal Storage : 8 or 16 GB, expandable up to 32 GB (microSD)
Front camera: 0.3 megapixel (VGA)
Rear Camera: 5 megapixel (720p)
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean;
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0,
Battery: 1500 milliamps;
Available colors: White.
A little over a month the native YouTube app was removed by Apple iOS 6 Beta 4. Many users cheered the decision, as this application has always been one of the weaknesses of the mobile operating system of the apple. Later Google promised the creation of a new client for iOS and fulfilled the commitment.
The new YouTube app for iOS
debuted on App Store with features to highlight. The design and operation of the application were improved. This will get more fluid while browsing and video playback. The client gleaming videos for Apple devices optimized several key aspects of the user experience. YouTube for iOS now includes an integrated search best
with autocomplete and voice support. The application also provides a channel guide
that unfolds from the left margin of the screen. From there, users can quickly access all the channels that they subscribe. The new YouTube client also supports most video and official channels. It also allows Internet users surf the comments and related video while playing a clip. Do not forget to include more options for sharing content on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and email. YouTube is compatible with any device that uses iOS version 4.3 or higher. Google is preparing a specific version for iPad
, with plans to debut “coming months”. download | iOS YouTube. Track | YouTube.
Plants Vs. Zombies was released in 2009 and became one of the most popular games of last season. Its simplicity and entertainment earned him cult status and allowed PopCap, the developer, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011. And now fans of the game are in luck, as it confirmed that the release of the sequel for next year .
This is what I posted on the official announcement PopCap:
Plants vs. Zombies will be released in late spring 2013 and will include a variety of new features, options and situations designed to delight the tens of millions of fans of the franchise worldwide. Other details on this long-awaited edition of the franchise are not available at the moment [...].
really is very good news. Consider that, when PopCap speaks of “spring”, is referring to that station in the northern hemisphere. This means that Plants Vs. Zombies 2 will be available during the first half of next year . For now there is no news on the platforms that will play, but we can expect a very large bet.
When Plants Vs. Zombies debuted in 2009 was only available for Windows and Mac OS X. His tremendous initial popularity allowed arrival iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. There is even a version that can be played from Google Chrome. If you have never tried this game I recommend it because you’ll spend some fun hours of their day. To those that I leave this video ended, it sure brings fond memories. Click here to watch the video
If you are Pinterest fans can now move fully experience mobile platforms. Complying with requests from users, the creators of the social network launched official applications for iPhone and Android . Also redesigned the iPhone version and improved performance.
According to the developers, the iPhone version offers the best mobile experience Pinterest. “Our new iPhone app is perfect for users sit on the sofa, or bed rail and discover, preserve and organize the things that interest them, without effort”
, said on the blog officer.
iPhone Edition 2.0 and was christened in addition to the changes in stability and performance, highlighted by the inclusion of a new template. Now the design shows two columns and allows more pins. Meanwhile, the Android version was created especially productivity in mind .
This is explained on the website of Pinterest: “[...] Our app Android was specially designed. Allows creation of pins is simple and quick for the time that the time spent on Pinterest is as productive as possible. We also ensure that the application works well on phones and tablets, regardless of the cost of the device, power or screen size “
. The apps for iPhone and Android Pinterest can be downloaded free. The IOS version is a Universal Binary
, so it also includes editing for iPhone 2.0. Link | Pinterest (Android), Pinterest (iPad, iPhone). Via and Image
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